Anti-dhimmitude from a senior member of the House of Lords. “‘UK jihadis threaten Israel’,” from YNet News
Radicalized British Muslims continue to pose a security threat to Israel, a senior member of the House of Lords told Ynetnews on Thursday.
Baroness Caroline Cox, former deputy speaker of the House of Lords for 20 years, and author of “The West, Islam, and Islamism,” and Dr. John Marks, co-author of the book, are in Israel for a BESA Center conference on radical Islam being held at Bar-Ilan University.
Cox told Ynetnews Israel “does need to be concerned” about another attempt by al-Qaeda affiliated British Muslims to attack the country, a precedent set in 2003 by the suicide bombing carried out by two British Muslims on the Mike’s Place pub in Tel Aviv, killing three Israelis and injuring dozens.
Cox added that the possibility of another terrorist attack on Britain was a constant looming shadow. “Terrorists only have to get it right once. It’s difficult to have a fail proof way to stop them,” she said.
The good news is that there is so much more that can be done. The bad news is that there is so much that hasn’t yet been done.
“Britain has become a base for training and teaching militant Islam,” Cox declared, adding that moderate Muslims who opposed extremism faced threats and a harsh campaign to silence them. Dr Marks warned that “radical groups are multiplying and continuing to recruit.”
Marks said Britain’s Jewish community was also under threat. “I wish they would do more to inform the rest of society of the threat they face,” he added.
Muslims schools in Britain ‘like Hamas schools’
Textbooks being used in Saudi-funded Muslim schools in Britain contained the “same anti-Semitic texts based on the Koran that you find in Palestinian Hamas schools,” Marks noted.
Cox quoted a senior British bishop as saying that “most of our educational institutions have been infiltrated,” and said university campuses were prime recruitment grounds for Islamist groups. “
“They are using our institutions to recruit young people, and preventing any critical analysis of Islam. I recently visited a theology college in Wales. The first thing you see when you walk in is a giant plaque thanking a wealthy sheikh for his contribution. I thought, is there any way that a realistic assessment of Islam can take place at this college?” she said.
“The feeling is that we are all the time putting out fires,” Cox said. She discussed proposals to construct a gigantic mosque in east London which would house 70,000 people in prayer. “The symbolism of the mosque is clear, it dominates over its surroundings, which submit to it,” Cox said.
“We need to wake up, draw a line in the sand, and say enough is enough,” she said, adding that “Britain’s cultural and spiritual heritage are under threat.”