Saturday, June 24, 2006

MP in straight-talking shock!

Michael Gove in today’s Times
The British State does not have the courage to face down the advocates of political Islam. Islamists in Britain scent weakness. Just as Islamists abroad believe the West does not have the stamina to resist for long, so Islamists within the UK believe the momentum is with them. Islam’s Leninists have drawn the bayonet, probed, and found mush...

The success of the MCB, MAB and their allies in dominating the public debate, shaping public policy and driving the media conversation has been profoundly damaging. A narrow version of Islam has been privileged, theological conservatism reinforced and political radicalism given room to advance. A rising generation has been encouraged by those Muslims most prominent in public life to put their Islamic identity ahead of their British citizenship. That generation will have heard the Muslims most fêted by government pay tribute to terrorist leaders and fundamentalist ideologues as figures worthy of respect. That generation will also have had its sense of grievance nurtured even as its sense of separateness has been reinforced. For Islamists and their allies, it has been a golden prospect.


Anonymous Verity said...

It worries me that Dave will probably be as big an appeaser as our current crap prime minister,although for different reasons. Blair is intent on the deconstruction of Britain. Dave wants to be nice.

4:17 pm  
Blogger Richard Landes said...

There's a piece in the Economist that illustrates precisely the mush he here describes.

1:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice touch - that Eiffel Tower photoshop job.

good to see a lack of dhimmitude at the Economist.

6:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

however the subsequent article lets that dramatic photo down.
the economist article could be summed up as

"nothing to see here. move along"


6:44 pm  
Blogger Rastaman said...

Bulls have balls, cows go moooo. 63% of Britishers think Muslims are just A-okay, while most Muslims hate the British with a passion and make death threats against them that go unpunished.


7:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Muslim Council needs to be scrutinised and closed down. It exists for no purpose than to motivate terrorism.

As I've said many times, although perhaps not here, British Muslims have the same access to their MPs that any British citizen has. There is absolutely no need for a special political pleading outfit. The MCB is a thoroughly disreputable set-up.

7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry to be slightly OT with this thread, but it kind of relevant to DFH

the full daniel pollen cctv video is downloadable from here

this is what the BBC etc choose NOT to show you.

now after seeing that, ask yourself - how come 2 of the attackers only got 5 years.

then ask yourself - why isnt there a death penalty?

12:49 am  

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