Quite a few of Cranmer’s communicants have expressed disappointment that he did not comment on the C4 Dispatches
programme ‘Undercover Mosque’. A few also sought his opinion on Big Brother
and the allegations of racism. With due respect to the sensitivies of animal rights activists, he shall endeavour to euthenise two avian creatures with one lapillus.
In truth, His Grace does not watch Big Brother
. It is a programme for the socially inept and mentally challenged, who are transfixed by the ignorance and hysteria of largely unknown social misfits who consider themselves to be of a certain celebrity status, and who desire entertainment on the lowest possible cerebral plane possible: that of the amoeba. However, its consequences are a little harder to avoid. When the entire nation is judged to be bigoted, intolerant and racist, simply because one girl with a single brain cell makes some comments which are totally consistent with her intellectual capacity, it is a sign that the world has gone mad.
The Prime Minister and the Prime-Minister-in-waiting were both drawn into the national breast beating, and the Chancellor was obliged to respond to India with an apology on the Government’s behalf. Absurd. His Grace is of the opinion that if C4 is intent on making the Jade Goody’s of this world famous, it should hardly be surprised if she opens her very large mouth and occasionally puts several feet in it. That this should then involve the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is indicative of the very sorry state of national and international politics.
‘Undercover Mosque’, however, was quite a different matter. The essential discovery was that ‘moderate’ mosques, praised by the Prime Minister for the multi-faith tolerance, invited respected imams who preached that homosexuals should be killed, that Mohammed’s example of being betrothed to a 9-year-old should be emulated, that women are deficient and should be beaten, as should all girls who do not wear the hijab, and lastly, that Islam should take over the UK by forming a state-within-a-state, and run it under Shari’a law whilst waging Jihad against the infidels. The transcript may be found here
Of course, not all Mohammedans accord with the Wahhabi doctrine, and many would assert that members of this sect are not ‘true Muslims’. It is, however, time for Mohammedans to take responsibility for what is preached in their name. If they don't like the way they are portrayed in the media, they should expel the imams who preach intolerance. In response to the news that a British Mohammedan solider was killed fighting the Taliban, one imam declares: “The hero of Islam is the one who separated his head from his shoulders.” Another speaker says Muslims cannot accept the rule of non-Muslims: “You cannot accept the rule of the kaffir.”
And, please, Cranmer does not want a barrage of emails insisting that comments were ‘taken out of context. Communicants may observe excerpts here
, and he himself heard one imam say: "Allah has created the woman deficient, her intellect is incomplete," and "By the age of 10, if she doesn't wear hijab, we hit her." There is no context which would render such comments acceptable.
Cranmer would like his communicants to consider two points. Firstly, it appears that HM Constabulory has not yet investigated the comments of these imams, nor visited the mosques. It seems, however, that Miss Goody
is already being questioned by the police. One wonders if they are afraid of appearing ‘institutionally racist’? But secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the Government involved itself very publicly with the alleged racism of Big Brother, but has said not a word about the bile that is being preached in these mosques. One wonders why...