Anti-dhimmitude from The Scotsman, with thanks to Uajeg:
AT LAST, a Christian leader breaks the deafening silence that, for too long, has muzzled those whose duty it was to speak out on behalf of the values of western society. The courageous comments of the Rev David Lacy, Moderator of the Church of Scotland, condemning the Islamist “hypocrites” who treat their hosts as “enemies” while leeching off the National Health Service, will find an echo among many of those people who fill his church’s pews – just as they will no doubt be deplored by voices within the liberal Kirk establishment.
We say “courageous” because, in recent decades, a climate has been generated, across all the Christian denominations, enforcing a liberal orthodoxy on church leaders from which they deviate at their peril. Few, indeed, have done so (the late Cardinal Winning being a notable exception) – until today. Rev Lacy’s comments, a combination of rational thought, common sense and the application of Christian teachings, stand out precisely because this combination has proven so rare among modern British spiritual leaders.
It should be emphasised that there was nothing uncharitable or un-Christian about the Moderator’s remarks, as readers can judge for themselves by reading his exclusive interview with this newspaper. He makes the factual observation about Islamic extremists: “They have been welcomed as brothers and have treated us as enemies. It is hypocrisy, they should leave.” Any sane observer knows that is true.