“John Reid should not come to a Muslim area, we do not want to see him.” — UK jihadist Abu Izzadeen, September 2006. The “Muslim area” in question, in which Britain’s Home Secretary was not welcome, was East London.
But now, 15 months later, we learn that to suggest that some Muslims hold such attitudes, and that unbelievers may be unwelcome and unsafe in some Muslim areas, is a demonstration of “hatred.” None of these Muslim leaders, continuing their consistent pattern of total evasion of responsibility, say anything like, “The bishop has a point. We need to integrate more,” or “We need to be careful not to make non-Muslims feel unwelcome in predominantly Muslim areas,” or anything similar. It’s all his fault.
“Muslims call for ‘no-go’ CoE bishop to resign,” by Caroline Gammell in the Telegraph (thanks to Larwyn):
Religious groups have demanded the resignation of the Bishop of Rochester after he claimed that Islamic radicals had turned parts of Britain into “no-go” areas for non-Muslims.
The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali wrote in The Sunday Telegraph that fundamentalism had made some communities hostile to Christians and those from other faiths.
But Mohammed Shafiq, from the Ramadhan Foundation, said: “Mr Nazir-Ali is promoting hatred towards Muslims and should resign.”
Ajmal Masroor, of the Islamic Society of Great Britain, said: “It’s a distortion of reality. Our communities are far more integrated than they were 10 years ago.
“If the Church of England had an iota of fairness they would take serious action.”