BELFAST, Northern Ireland. -- Where there are large
concentrations of Muslims in England, "no-go" zones are being
established and, says the Right Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, the Church of
England's Bishop of Rochester, non-Muslims who "trespass" in such
neighborhoods risk attack.
Bishop Nazir-Ali, a native of
Pakistan and convert to Christianity, writes in the Sunday Telegraph
that a spiritual vacuum in Britain, along with its indifference to the
rise of Islamic extremism and a growing "multi-faith" society, is
robbing the nation of its Christian identity and putting its future in
jeopardy. He is not alone. A poll of the General Synod — the Church's
parliament — shows its senior leaders also believe Britain is being
damaged by uncontrolled immigration.
Bishop Nazir-Ali warns
of attempts to give Britain an increasingly Islamic character by
introducing the call to prayer and wider use of Shariah law, a legal
system based on the Koran.
He is critical of the government
response to immigration and the influx of "people of other faiths to
these shores," blaming the government's "novel philosophy of
multiculturalism" for allowing society to become deeply divided and
accusing ministers of lacking a "moral and spiritual vision."
Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights,
believes Britain is "sleepwalking into segregation." David Davis,
shadow home secretary, goes further, accusing Muslims of promoting
"voluntary apartheid" by shutting themselves off from surrounding
culture and demanding immunity from criticism.
Anyone who has
studied Islamic societies (as Bishop Nazir-Ali has, having been part of
one) knows segregation and subjugation of non-Muslims is the norm, not
the behavior of an "extremist fringe."
Former Muslims and
others have issued dire warnings about the intentions of these
immigrant invaders and their objectives to subordinate Western
countries to their view of God's will. Segregation and intolerance are
the first fruits of what they intend to impose on everyone. Political
leadership in Britain and increasingly in the United States turns a
blind eye to such things in their prospecting for votes, including from
those who would end democracy.
No wonder Britons grow
increasingly uneasy, even despondent, about life in their country. A
poll by the respected YouGov organization and published in the Dec. 30
London Times found more than half of all men and 4 in 10 women said
they would rather live abroad if given the choice. The main reasons are
antisocial behavior among a growing underclass and immigration.
The "state of the nation" poll of more than 1,500 people found
concerns about immigration topped the list of issues of 6 in 10 of
those questioned. Among self-identified Conservative voters,
three-quarters consider immigration among their top concerns.
British cities already have high Muslim populations, thanks to
immigration, high birthrates and conversions (but don't try converting
any of them to another faith — one reason they are creating "no-go"
zones). Seventeen percent of London's population is Muslim (1.3 million
out of 7.5 million). In Luton, it's 14.6 percent. Birmingham has 14.3
percent. Other European cities have a higher percentage of Muslims.
globalism and an emphasis on "interfaith" (really interfaithless
because in this view Truth does not exist) contribute to the decline of
the West just as paganism, hedonism and greed undermined past empires.
Rather than learn from their mistakes, the West thinks it can engage in
such practices without consequence.
Prime Minister Gordon
Brown has expressed concern about the loss of "Britishness" and the
failure to learn English and embrace the national heritage. But unless
he does something to slow, even reverse, Muslim immigration, Britain,
as we've known it, will be lost and radical Islam will remake Britain
in its own image.
As Bishop Nazir-Ali writes, "But none of
this will be of any avail if Britain does not recover that vision of
its destiny which made it great. That has to do with the Bible's
teaching that we have equal dignity and freedom because we are all made
in God's image."
The segregationists didn't believe that at one time in America and the Muslim segregationists in Britain don't believe it now.