Catholic extremist appointed to combat Islamic extremism
Many Muslim leaders met with the Secretary of State, and the messages were stark:
1) ‘If you want to combat extremism - whatever that extremism is - you have to remove the ingredients that feed it and foreign policy is one of them.’
2) ‘We need the government to think about ways that we get young Muslims to feed into the policy process.’
3) ‘You have young people who perceive that our foreign policy is a war against a religion. Anybody knows that if you try to fight a religion it will only get stronger.’
The first of these appears to be a demand for a right to veto the foreign policy of a democratically-elected government; the second is a request for Muslims to have some sort of input into its formulation, above and beyond the mechanisms available to the rest of the population; the third is the tacit threat, that if these concessions are not made, their bombs will get bigger and better.
The Secretary General of the Union of Muslim Organisations requested holidays to mark Muslim festivals, and Islamic laws to cover family affairs which would apply only to Muslims. The UK would therefore holiday at Christmas, Easter and Eid, and, if you live in Bradford or Oldham, you will be able to beat your wife or divorce her by simply saying so three times. They did not request the stoning of homosexuals, or the amputation of limbs of criminals (yet). Most concerningly, the Secretary of State did not reject outright this request for the implementation of Shari’a law in the UK. Amazingly, she said she would ‘look sympathetically at the suggestion’. If she finds sympathy with such an agenda, one can only assume that it is already latent within her.