Looking past the rather annoying and ironic comparisons to the Holocaust (given the Qur’an’s ferocious antisemitism), there seems to have been an assumption among those wishing for a “truly multicultural” Britain that Islam, once allowed a fresh start surrounded by a tolerant, pluralistic society far removed from the allegedly “cultural” baggage of other parts of the world, would naturally right itself and re-discover its vaunted peaceful, tolerant side.
But the absence of firm expectations of integration into British society, a hemmorhaging welfare state that has enabled non-integration, and the utter unwillingness to engage the actual intolerance found in Islamic texts, have all helped ensure the development of parallel Islamic societies within Britain, with all of the problems of home.
“Hate campaign discovered against south London Ahmadiyya Islamic minority,” by Omar Oakes for YourLocalGuardian, October 14 (thanks to Twostellas):
An international hate campaign by Islamic fundamentalists against a minority sect has spread to Britain and is causing a dangerous rift in south London’s Muslim community.
The situation has been likened to the “beginnings of the Holocaust” by a leading expert who is urging the police to act.
Lord Avebury, the long-serving vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group, said the extremist views were being imported from Pakistan and compared the vilification of Ahmadiyya Muslims with the beginnings of the Holocaust.
Our investigation has revealed shocking examples of Ahmadi residents, businessmen and politicians being demonised and ostracised by UK Islamic fundamentalist group Khatme Nabuwat (KN).
Ahmadi-owned businesses have been boycotted and face ruin, while employers have been pressurised into sacking Ahmadi workers.
The hate campaign even infected the General Election result after a campaign to discourage Muslims voting for an Ahmadi Liberal Democrat candidate in Tooting.
There are an estimated 13,000 Ahmadi Muslims living and working in south west London, who were drawn to the area after its first mosque was built in Southfields.
Ahmadiyya Muslims differ from mainstream Islam by believing the second coming of the Messiah has already happened and is embodied by their founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
Their two main mosques are the London Mosque, built in 1926 in Gressenhall Road, Southfields, and the massive Bait-ul-Fatah mosque in Morden, built in 2003 – which their website claims is the largest mosque in Western Europe.
Since then, many Ahmadis who have fled religious persecution in Pakistan have come to live in Merton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Lambeth….