Once again, the factors this “expert” assesses all revolve around “material” causes””from poverty to birth-rate””and totally discount the influence of ideology, theology, zeal, and, that mother of all devastating wars, pure hate. “Mission expert dismisses fears of Islamic take-over in the UK,” by Nick Mackenzie, for Religious Intelligence, July 15:
The UK is not in danger of an Islamic takeover, according to Steve Bell, the National Director of Christian mission agency Interserve, who is an expert on Muslims issues.
Speaking at this year’s Keswick Convention, a meeting of conservative evangelical Christians in the north of England, Steve Bell, the National Director of Interserve, pointed out that ‘Muslim fertility rates are dropping noticeably in Europe, and dramatically in the Middle East and North Africa. Fundamentalism thrives in communities with large extended families and poverty and this pattern is diminishing among Europe’s Muslim communities.’
Ah, the ol’ “poverty-causes-terrorism” canard””you know, like multi-millionaire Osama bin Laden, or the worth billions Saudi government which daily inculcates its youth with fanaticism.
Not only is an Islamic takeover in this country unlikely, but he also believes that the UK is providing a safe place in which Islam can change: “Muslims in the West are finding they can practice Islam without pressure from Islamic governments.”
That they definitely are, which is precisely why those Islamists being hunted by Arab “secular” governments, will always find a safe haven in Londonistan.