Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Can Britain Deal With Its Muslim Problem?

Times Online reports Plans to force foreign-born imams to take a “Britishness test” were scrapped yesterday in the second climbdown in less than a week on proposals to tighten scrutiny of mosques.

Why are the British attempts to deal with their Muslim problems being defeated? It appears they are asking the Muslims for permission, and the Muslims are saying no.
The Home Office dropped the idea after opposition from Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. Five days ago Tony Blair’s plan to give police the power to close mosques suspected of having extremist links was ditched after opposition from Muslim leaders and the police. The latest retreat came after protests from Muslim leaders and other faiths who objected to a Britishness test being made part of immigration laws. An estimated 85 per cent of the 2,000 imams working in the UK are foreign-born.
I wonder if they are now going to have to back down on other laws because the criminals don't like them.
The climbdown comes despite longstanding concern from senior ministers and the security services that radical imams entering the country from Pakistan and the Middle East are driving young British Muslims to extremists. Under the proposal all foreign-born ministers of religion would have had to sit a test on Britishness after being in the country for two years. The aim was to ensure that they understood the multicultural society in which they preached and provided pastoral care to their communities. It was also intended to answer concern within the Muslim community that some foreign-born imams had little concept of the world in which young British-born Muslims had grown up or the problems they faced.
The point is the imams don't care about British society. They have no interest in being a part of British Society. They want to turn Britain into an Islamic state. Hitler sought to take over Britain by force; the Muslims hope to take it, and the rest of Europe, over from within.

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