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What the Tory Government Calls “Integration” is Muslim Disintegration

Read: Advice on “Integration” Consultation – deadline 5th June 11:45pm

Consultation link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/integrated-communities-strategy-green-paper

Example responses: https://www.islam21c.com/politics/my-response-to-the-governments-so-called-integration-green-paper-consultation/

It has been a source of great annoyance to successive governments that the latest generations of Muslims are still not trying hard enough to be proper Britons. As it isn’t happening organically they bash at us like someone with a spoon trying to mix a stubborn lump of hot chocolate powder into a mug of milk. The “Integrated Communities Strategy green paper” contains the government’s latest plans to break us up and melt us down or, as they like to put it, “help us get over our segregation problem”.

The roots of the policies relating to Muslims are a coming together of the “proposed regulation of out-of-school education settings” or the Madrassa Bill as we knew it; the Islamophobic Cameron government commissioned Casey Review; Ofsted’s frustration at having its punching arm tied when dealing with Muslims[i]; the government’s countless messy attempts to criminalise innocently orthodox Islām and the thinking behind the Muslim-focused Extremism Commission.

The paper begins with the sort of fair description an unbiased observer of Britain might make:

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“Migrant contribution has enriched this country, from those who arrived from the Commonwealth, helping rebuild our post-war economy and becoming the backbone of the NHS, to the entrepreneurs, sporting heroes, scientists, pillars of our professions and public life and stars of stage and screen who are making their mark. Whether we are celebrating as a nation, such as during the London 2012 Olympics or the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, or seeking support following last year’s terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we have seen people from all backgrounds coming together. It is therefore no surprise that 85% of people report feeling a strong sense of belonging to Britain and 81% say their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.”

Britain sounds great. The paper could have ended there. Instead it is a dizzying thing to behold; flip-flopping between celebrating our diverse ways and complaining that we are the problem for being different.

British Values, it says “allow us to enjoy our individual freedoms, to lead varied lives in diverse communities”. “The UK has always been a rich tapestry of diverse communities,” says the Secretary of State in his foreword to a paper that goes on to say there are, in Britain, “a worrying number of communities, divided along race, faith or socio-economic lines.” In other words, Britain is a fabulously rich tapestry of worryingly divided excellent diversity.

I’m being a little facetious here because they are trying to be manipulative. It is a myth that Britain has ever been a fully interwoven tapestry or that any human settlements at any time ever have been. Britain has always been a patchwork of different communities, interconnected but never entirely intermingled. Clustering of people happens organically for many benign reasons. It is utterly normal, and has not been considered a major problem until it was said to be a part of the ‘Muslim Problem’.

The reason the government elite are obsessing over diverse communities above divided communities, which sounds a subtle difference, is that they believe if we Muslims had been better dispersed – if each community was more representative of the national figures e.g. Muslims were around 5% of any given community – we would have been humbled and overwhelmed by the ways of the truer Brit majority. Had we submitted ourselves to continual scrutiny by white British neighbours we might have been prevented from getting as far beyond the pale as they consider we are. So now we must be dispersed to be policed by a population now primed and eager to phone Prevent if they see us being Islamic.

I cannot help feeling cynical about a government which continues to do so much to institutionalise suspicion of Muslims, driving a wedge between the Muslim community and the rest of Britain with Prevent and now an Extremism Commission, and then wring their hands over increasing “residential segregation”. I sense some sincerity in the paper as though it was initially written by reasonable people who want to help us to greater happiness as they see it. Some of the community projects to cure whites of racism sound very positive but then white supremacy took the lead once more as they wove in the Casey Review for the Muslim-relevant parts. Casey’s anti-coexistence quotes are highlighted throughout which I would summarise as:

“We have been stupid to put up with your foreign nonsense for all these years, well no more.”

The paper states it is a problem that “60% of minority ethnic pupils were in schools where minority ethnic pupils are in the majority. This reduces opportunities for young people to form lasting relationships with those from other backgrounds and can restrict pupils’ outlook and education.” I stand by my earlier reason for why they believe we must be at all times a minority but can they really be so ignorant of the real priorities for the minority child? E.g. growing up feeling safe and accepted as normal.

It is said that “Research by the Social Integration Commission demonstrates that when people meet and mix under the right circumstances, trust grows and prejudice declines.” No doubt this is true. There is also no doubt the government will be unable to ensure all the large scale rapid mixing they propose in their “bold and ambitious vision for integrated communities” will be under those “right circumstances”. They want to sell us “Contact theory” when contact reality for a Muslim child in a minority situation could again mean having their head stamped on by an Islamophobic gang,[ii] or being tied up in the playground and whipped during a mock slave auction.[iii] Either of these could more severely restrict a Muslim child’s outlook on life in Britain, though it would prepare them well for being 76% less likely to have a job because they are Muslim. Of course the government argue it is because non-Muslims rarely get the chance for contact with Muslims that we have fewer job offers but they really should have thought of that before infecting the nation with Prevent funded Islamophobia. It’s like covering us in jam and then saying it’s our duty to socialise with a swarm of angry bees.

The accompanying Equality Statement suggested there were seven barriers to the integration of would be Britons; we “must try harder” in list form. Curiously, neither racism nor Islamophobia made the list when they should surely have been the top reasons why we prefer to live around those who non-violently accept our religion or skin colour.

The paper requires a good amount of reading between the lines. Where it talks of “out of school settings” read madrassas. For home schooling which can “risk exposing children to harmful views and practices” read “we presume Muslims are teaching their kids misogyny and decapitation role-play.” For “improve our understanding of the ways in which overseas influences can undermine attitudes to rights and freedoms in the UK” read “we want to ban foreign funding of Muslim organisations.” For “take forward a programme of work to determine what changes to housing policy and practice would help in addressing residential segregation;” read “Force Muslims to live where they don’t fit in because we have a theory…”

They would do well to learn from the case of Bijan Ebrahimi who was racial abused by more than a few of his white neighbours for a decade before action was taken, after he had been beaten to death and set on fire, to understand where housing services could have improved his life expectancy. The Council’s “Learning Review” states that “Throughout Bijan Ebrahimi’s life in Bristol, he lived in areas with relatively low Black and minority ethnic populations. As such, local experience indicates that he was at increased risk of suffering racist prejudice and behaviour.” It continues “Many in Mr Ebrahimi’s position would have been likely to develop coping mechanisms to deal with such behaviour that might have included not drawing attention to themselves, ignoring comments made to them and moving away as opportunities arose.”[iv]  The council all but declared his was a death by integration.

Under the heading “Rights and Freedoms” the green paper moves to restrict our marriages. Civil marriage law is so disliked in the UK that of 19 million families 3.3 million are not legally married, a figure that has doubled since 1996.[v]  You may well be wondering what this has to do with integration. When non-Muslims do it of course it is assumed to be a decision between two consenting adults. When Muslims do it, it is assumed to be between an aggressively patriarchal man and a woman with no “agency”; the will or ability to make her own choices. While acknowledging that in some of the Muslim countries that type of relationship is more common than in the UK it must also be acknowledged that it does exist in abundance among non-Muslims here too. (Almost two women are killed per week by their current or former intimate partner in England alone, and on average 232 are raped everyday.) The government are not proposing to remove every non-Muslim’s freedom of choice to save those non-Muslim women, but they think it is OK to deal with us simplistically with a broad brush, an easy thing to take our freedom of choice away while they can carry on cohabiting. Surely, if people are not getting civil marriages then a less foolish way to address that would be to make it more appealing rather than create new laws to selectively force one minority.

Perhaps the worst double-speak in the green paper is in the section written by or for Ofsted, related to the St Stephen’s Primary School Hijab ban:

“Pupils have the right to manifest a religion or belief, but not necessarily at all times, in all places or in a particular manner.”

We have the right but it is not a right we really “have”.

“Where a school has good reason for restricting an individual’s freedoms, for example, for the promotion of cohesion, the restriction of an individual’s rights to manifest their religion or belief may be justified.”

They will restrict our freedom in any way they see fit using the undefined blank cheque phrase “promotion of cohesion”.

“A school must carefully consider the balance of the rights of individual pupils against the best interests of the school community as a whole.”

The interests of the majority trump Muslims’ freedom to be different, despite that differences such as wearing a headscarf are utterly benign and not proven to be problematic, unless they count “RICU told Aunty Sara to say it is so” as proof.

“When determining their policies, we expect school leaders to consider carefully reasonable requests to accommodate religious or other beliefs but to weigh this against the objectives of creating a unified school ethos.”

They will go through the pretence of a consultation before restricting our freedoms. Schools have already been warned they will be downgraded by Ofsted if they are swayed by parental wishes.[vi]

“It is for the school to make the final decision and we will not tolerate undue pressure or harassment of school leaders who, having considered requests and consulted on their policies, determine policies that reflects their individual school’s ethos and values.”

Because they went through the pretence of a consultation they will forbid any further democratic discussion. They will say that like Theresa May ruling the country on the votes of only 20% of the population, it’s just a minority of extremists who should be ignored. This suspension of democracy is, of course, embarrassing but must be seen as a price worth paying where Muslims make up the majority of parents. This is a perfect example of why they fear allowing a minority to be the majority in an area. We must be broken up to keep us as a minority to allow the non-Muslim majority to always have the deciding vote on matters that restrict us because, of course, we won’t usually vote for our own oppression.

“We will not tolerate” is a telling phrase to find in a consultation paper about integration, but then of course this is more a consultation in the hope people can suggest more ways to help us through positive oppression, not less. I expect helpful suggestions like banning all halāl meat in order to help us integrate by no longer having a reason to cluster near halāl butchers.

Muslims should keep in mind that diversity is very new for Europe and no one asked for it. They accidentally brought it on themselves by bringing most of the wealth of the world here during empire days, and in case that wasn’t enough motivation to paddle across the Med they’ve recently been using drones to bomb anything of value they left behind. It’s very clear that the Tories don’t want diversity but have resigned themselves to some of it under duress. So they want to carefully manage it and have it very much on their terms and not really very diverse at all. They claim to offer freedom because that sounds like a proper thing to do but as we know it’s only freedom to choose between practicing a non-Muslim’s interpretation of Islam or being called an extremist. They claim they want us to integrate while at the same time making everyone hate our religion; a bit like Ryan Air saying they really want us to take their flight but then making it all but impossible to bring our baggage.

Sadly as much as they are stuck with us we are stuck with them so even if only to annoy them we should actually do everything we can to be accepted here, but on our terms. We should be the best neighbours and work colleagues; we should be courteous and trustworthy in business and we should obey the law of the land as of course we already try to do because it’s the sunnah. We should be duly circumspect when they offer to help us fix a problem only they say we have. And we should make damn sure we tell them what Islam is, not let them tell us.

“Dame Louise Casey noted the recognition from some Muslims of the need for a clearer interpretation of Islam for life in the UK. Work is underway by senior Muslim clerics to set up a national council to issue religious rulings that embed Islam in a 21st-century British context.”

If you read that passage and your hairs are not standing on end you really need to wake up and smell the creamer.

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes:

[i] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/09/23/give-us-power-break-illegal-schools-ofsted-chief-says/

[ii] https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/racist-child-gang-laughed-pride-11196039

[iii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/mock-slave-auction-black-student-white-pupils-bath-school-whipped-tied-up-a8255206.html

[iv] https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/35136/Multi-agency+learning+review+following+the+murder+of+Bijan+Ebrahimi

[v] https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/familiesandhouseholdsintheuk2017

[vi] https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/feb/01/ofsted-chief-backs-headteacher-over-hijab-ban-for-under-eights

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16 comments

  1. What more can you expect from this government, they need to stop being racist and portray that they feel threatened when in actual fact they just want all minority groups especially Muslims to bow down to them which they ain’t getting,

    This government need to go, Theresea May, can’t even do her job properly and it’s funny how she used the whole terrorism act just like George Bush to get what she wanted POWER, the governments do it all them selves and then blame the Muslims, only a few that are not up to date with reality fool believe the fake media and nonsense that comes out of politicians mouths but am sure most are aware of reality yet as Muslims we still try to explain our selves y when we didn’t even do anything. But obviously coz the labelled it as the Muslims did this or do that.
    Wake up and smell the coffee where not going anywhere the minorities built this country to what it is today and you have a problem with them speaking up for them selves or just trying to go about living their lives.

  2. Link to the consultation:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/integrated-communities-strategy-green-paper

    I agree with the points brother Mohammed Iqbal has put across. Although there is no racism in Islam, Muslims at times do tend to be racist to others from outside their ethnic groups. Until we don’t help ourselves and try to act as ambassadors of Islam especially when we are out dealing with people in our day to day lives, we should not expect non-Muslims to change their behaviour towards us.
    It’s a simple solution but the onus is on the Muslims to show what is Islam and each and every one of us can help by changing our behaviour towards others. Everyone is aware people in the past came to Islam after witnessing the beautiful characters of our predecessors. The media is to blame but we also are not helping our cause.

  3. First Islam is the fastest growing religion by percentage and soon with the number , and if Islam spread by war why Indonesia the largest Islamic country , Islam reached it without war , and Christianity you said huh , do you know what crusaders did to world ?!!!! pls go and do some research then come and talk. Islam is perfect but Muslims are not. Do not judge Islam by the actions of Muslims but judge Islam by the Quran. Islam the way forward.

    Nobody is asking or forcing you to accept any religious belief. But you are forcing others to accept what you believe. State funded Muslim schools with Muslim teachers, Sharia Laws, Halal meat, Mosques and Muslim cemeteries are for the Muslim community. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

    There is a challenge in the Quran to produce a surah (verse) that can match in literary quality or scientific truth to the ones contained in the Quran. In 1400 years many have taken up the challenged but failed every time. The smartest brains could not produce a single verse like that of the Quran. The scientific facts mentioned in the Quran 1400 years ago are only now being discovered by modern science. I think it is a miracle. Masha Allah. Don’t judge an entire religion based on the actions of a few individuals. Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and scientific truth.

    It is obvious that in the Southeast Asia there is a population density of Muslims, in territories such as the Philippines and Indonesia, which has not stepped on any Muslim mujahedeen. In such places dozens, but hundreds of millions of people have been brought to Islam. In these countries, who forced them to accept Islam. It is worth noting that they constitute the majority of Muslims in our era.

    There are also many Muslims in the countries of Europe and the United States; the countries where the Muslim conquerors did not enter it and live in other Islamic countries of Muslim minority while Alhymadullah adhered to Islam.

    When reading history from around the time of the Medieval Crusades you see Islam not as the Christians portray them as the enemy. A very good example of this is the Muslim control of Jerusalem during the peaceful period between two of the crusades when the Muslim leaders allowed the other religions to come and worship at the sites important to them. They did not enslave, dominate, kill or stop the pilgrims from coming and worshiping at religious sites. The problems come from the Christian nations seeing them as not following the true god, as written about in the Christian bible. Since the ending of the crusades they have been banned from visiting sites which are just as important to them as the Christians and Jews. Even since the Jews where handed Israel as their country we see Israel, with the support of the west, being the aggressor. The Intrafradas are the Muslims trying to gain access to religious sites that Israel has banned them from. The problem is not Islam being violent it is Israel and the west not seeing Islam as a valid religion allowed as the pilgrims from the Christian countries want to visit and pray at the sites which should be open to all religions as each book, the Torah, Bible and Quran all list these sites at important to them.

    Islam is a religion of peace love and JUSTICE. Muslims don’t and should not prove their innocence who believe that Islam is a violent religion. ISLAM today and after 9/11 has been the fastest growing religion in the WORLD. To be honest, nobody like peaceful religion… it seems that its impossible to gain billions of followers if a prophet was evil.. and it has decline the number of Christianity in the world.. Judaism as well.. the only war today was due to people that are greedy for power.. but in majority of Muslims view, politics is only for man who wants to challenge his life. Most of us don’t like politics because later you would be put in trial in front of God. Ordinary Muslims prefer to be away from it..

    When sister of the former British PM and so many women returned to Islam some inquisitive students begun to ask, why the West comes to Islam despite deliberate distortion in the Media and constant sponsorship against Islam? As a reminder, Pharaoh killed male children but Moses was brought up in his house. Allah guides whom so ever He wishes.

    “Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe’s history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe’s present and future. Like it or not, this is the reality.

    Truth is always bitter. According to the Holy Quran, all children are born Muslims, it is their parents who make them Jew, Christian or others. This is one of the many reasons why now western peoples are reverting to Islam on their own free will. Through out the history, Muslims never forced non-Muslims to accept Islam. This is the main reason why Muslims lost Spain and India.

    The fear of Christians converting to Islam has haunted the Church ever since the times when missionaries were sent to the Holy land to convert Muslims to Christianity but never came back. Instead they converted to Islam and stayed, drawn in no doubt by the fact that they could be spiritual and enjoy a good standard of living at the same time. If Islam did not cherish women, I don’t think these intelligent women would convert. You need to got beyond the stereotype of Women in Islam.

    According to Islam; they are reverts. Nothing much to do with Christianity or Judaism; but the belief that all children are born in to Islam, but raised differently by their parents; hence those who accept Islam are merely reverting back to their original faith. Secondly; unlike other religions; Islam has no problem accepting other beliefs and religions as a different path to the same one God. After all God sent 124000 prophets since Adam; and they were all before Islam; Muhammad(PBUH) was the last amongst them. Islam is a continuation of the original beliefs; so it is not wholly shocking to say there are similarities to the bible/ Torah. It would be more surprising if there weren’t any; considering Islam accepts that they were the true faith for their time; however it was they that became distorted overtime; and Islam came to rectify that.

    Islam is the fastest growing faith in Britain. Hundreds and thousands of Brits are reverting to Islam. By the middle of this century, over half of Brits would be Muslims.

    “I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.” [G.B. Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM,Vol. No. 81936.]
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

  4. Mohammed Iqbal khan

    Salam to all reading through the article and comments in particular it strikes me that some of the Muslim community also lump all white brits together and from what I can tell would like to see us burn for the mistakes of our ancestors. I am a British Muslim white if that really matters . The article has some good points but I feel that we muslims have our problems as well .The lack of opportunity to integrate or be accepted by the Muslim community in the uk ,is a big problem and lack of catering for our needs e.g. Help with marriage ,khutbahs that all can Benefit from .Being starred at when living and walking in a Muslim area with ones wife whilst talking about you because they think you don’t know Urdu and Arabic. Being asked to leave the masjid or not given Salam because your not the right ‘colour’ . So you can see it’s time for the Muslim community to start to take its duties seriously; time and again I see us Muslims at the forefront when it comes to demanding our rights but much further behind when it comes to duties towards the people it lives amongst what ever their colour or background. The problem is we are not doing our job but some of those from the government and extreme right wing groups are doing theirs just as Allah has planned . Let’s give up our hang ups about the empire and deal with the here and now. Britain has made a lot of mistakes but we as Muslims also are part of this mess and I am sick of Muslims offering nothing but hateful remarks about white people or goreeh loog ( which basically treats everyone not.Brown or Asian as dirty and none Muslim.)Wow sounds like we are being lumped together like the government is doing to Muslims !!! Muslims had an empire once im sure that wasn’t perfect.I think Allah has placed large Muslim communities in Europe and the USA for a purpose , its a chance for us to show what we Muslims are about and I hope Muslims don’t see this as an opportunity to settle old scores from the past against a people who were not around or benefitted from empire apart from the very elite 1% who control this country and others, these are the enemy. I hope I am wrong about settling scores but this is not what I see from the comments . Ma Salam.

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  5. Great article but where’s the link to the consultation??? Is anyone able to provide this please?

  6. Dr Samreen nasim

    I totally disagree with this proposal! This is going to create huge problems, for the Muslim community, mistrust, feelings of mistreatment and eventually division! You cannot repeat cannot blame the actions of a few groups or individuals to the majority of the peace loving Muslims across Britain who may I add have long made huge contributions to the British community and many times more so than their white counterparts in Britain will feel alienated! Alienation will not equate integration in any way means or cause.

    islomophobia in rising, and little efforts appear to be done to counteract that. Britain has a huge rich diversity in culture and religion. It is famous in the world for this equality diversity respect and understanding amongst its different communities! This must continue. Otherwise the the unfair policy that the above dame appears to be ensuing will create divisons , feeling of alienation and hatred and destruction of the very fabric of society which is one of tolerance respect and understanding.

  7. I am a revert Muslim. I am a lady who doesn’t wear the hijab, may put it on occasionally but even when I don’t wear it I am scared of living in a society where anyone who chooses to wear can easily be subject of oppression and abuse by non-Muslims. Hijab is not a religious symbol as non-Muslims usually put it, it is simply a piece of clothes as long as it comes to the look but so much more to a Muslim women who decides to cover herself. Can’t believe that a simple act of putting on more clothes is really an issue and that people who would like to force a ban on it are supported! This is not diversity, it is authocracy.
    On another note it should be the right of anyone, any pupil to attend extra curriculum classes. As a young mom I’d like to know thaty baby will be able to attend religious classes without a problem to learn what I may not be able to teach her as I wasn’t growing up in a Muslim family.
    I believe that the government should be more supportive of the Muslim community as so many of their members excell in their work and contributions to British society. When I came to know Islam I was amazed how passionate Muslims are about donating whatever they can afford to help those in need and this is just one of the many values Muslims have. Supporting communities in so called integration should focus on promoting the values of these communities rather than highlighting their differences.

    • Abdullah Thomson

      “Supporting communities in so called integration should focus on promoting the values of these communities rather than highlighting their differences.”

      MashaAllah excellently put sister. Unfortunately rather welcoming diverse ways to coexist, rather than looking to each other’s values with an open mind that perhaps we can learn from each other, the current way is arrogantly assuming no way other than the (tory imagined) British way can possibly have an value and fearfully trying to turn everyone into clones of themselves. A pathetically insecure mentality really.

  8. Brilliant written.
    Wake up wake up brothers :China,Burma,Gaza Afghanistan,Iraq etc it’s Europe’sturn now

  9. What happens in Gaza has to be spread to all countries:put Muslims in open prisons! no more bla bla, Wake Up and defend your religion before we are trapped.

  10. Absolutely obsurred!!!

  11. I think the integration is not related to the title, the muslims we stand together by not untited the community. Very sad about Torry of this moments who is not friendly. One day the will be an history. But as muslim who understands the religion should be fair in dealing with u guys

  12. Stop discrimination and embrace diversity

  13. I am really ashamed and disgusted about how we have become so intolerant and ignorant about Muslim and what they stand for , Britain is a diverse country
    With all different backgrounds and religious upbringing, respecting and learning about each other and allowing each other to practice their faith.
    We are all humans so live in peace and let others live in peace

  14. I am really ashamed and disgusted about how we have become so intolerant and ignorant about Muslim and what they stand for , Britain is a diverse country
    With all different backgrounds and religious upbringing, respecting and learning about each other and allowing each other to practice their faith.
    We are all humans so live in peace and let others live in peace

  15. God has created diverse human beings to live in this tiny global village of one family. Creation by its very nature is diverse with different species, different communities, different cultures and languages. These differences represent the beauty and wonder but diversity is sometimes not fully appreciated, resulting in all sorts of clashes. The British society and Establishment must learn to respect and accommodate others, as if in a family.

    Multiculturalism is not about integration but about cultural plurality. It is not about separation but about respect and the deepening awareness of Unity in Diversity. Each culture will maintain its own intrinsic value and at the same time would be expected to contribute to the benefit of the whole society. Multiculturalism can accommodate diversity of all kinds – cultural, philosophical and religious – so that we can create a world without conflict and strife. Britain can assume the role of accommodation and concern for all peoples, for our planet and indeed for our survival. Multi-Culturalism is even more important and crucial after 9/11 and 7/7. Muslim youths are also likely to feel alienated by a focus on shared Brutishness, rather than multicultural diversity. Rather than promoting a single British “us” teaching should acknowledge that “us” can be diverse and plural. Children should be encouraged to explore differences in appearance, history and religion to reduce social and educational fears.

    People are people, regardless of where they were born, what colour their skin is, or whatever religion. All deserve respect. Tolerance in Sweden/Britain is an illusion. The problem isn’t immigrants not adapting to British culture, it’s Brits showing much disrespect and scorn to those who are of any immigrant background. even if an immigrant was well versed in English, knew the customs etc. would they still get employment? No. Would Brits treat them as a decent human? No. So why would they want to assimilate into a culture that is constantly tearing them down? Multiculturalism is not about integration but about cultural plurality. It is not about separation but about respect and the deepening awareness of Unity in Diversity. Each culture will maintain its own intrinsic value and at the same time would be expected to contribute to the benefit of the whole society.

    A vast majority of people in this world just want to live their lives with their families and friends, and don’t give a hoot about what other people do, as long as they can go on with their families and friends. I find it almost impossible to believe that most Muslims want to kill people who don’t share their views. The matter at hand is how to change the mind-set of people so a higher percentage does not turn to violence. One should not lump all individuals of any particular Faith in with the violent actions of a few misguided individuals who USE Religion to justify their violent actions. Every now and then a Muslim kills in the US and some people jump on ALL Muslims, as though WHITES, CHRISTIANS or otherwise, do not kill. They forget that non-Muslim killing far outnumbers Muslim killing in the US. They call for the expulsion of Muslims. The BEST SOLUTION would be for all FOREIGNERS to go back to their roots and return the country to the original AMERICAN NATIVES. Is this not a FAIR PROPOSAL? LOL! You white Christians have destroyed the Native Americans and it is only fair and right that YOU be destroyed by other communities.

    A civilisation is measured not by the rights it grants its majority but the privileges it allows its minorities. Muslim families are as entitled as any other religious group to schools that nurture their children’s faith. Muslim pupils should be educated in Muslim schools because the current system is marginalising them. Teaching Muslim children in a Muslim school would remove the “problem of them being exposed” to values that conflict with Islamic faith. Muslim pupils are disadvantaged and marginalised in the city’s state schools because the cultural heritage of the curriculum is “European and Christian”.

    CHRISTIANS should be encouraged to marry Muslims as a way of tackling Islamophobia, a senior peer claimed today. Lord Scott, a former Supreme Court Judge, cited his own family – in which two of his four children married Muslims – as an example of how interfaith families can thrive. The peer, who sits as a crossbencher in the Lords, made the comments during a debate on how to improve relations between the Muslim community and other faith groups in the UK. He said: “Of my two sons one has become a Muslim and of my two daughters one of those has become a Muslim, and I have 12 lovely grandchildren, seven of whom are little Muslims…”I do just wonder that if an improvement is needed between the faith groups, one way of promoting that might be to encourage interfaith marriages.”

    Why complain when it’s the British who first migrated into other lands enslaving those people? When it is a question on immigration, the feelings are so strong. I wonder why. Serves you right! Britain! When the British colonised the world, it was ok. But now when people from the former colonies and from other countries come to Britain, its not ok?

    Look into history and then you can cry because what goes around comes around. Don’t see why people have such a problem with mass immigration? It enriches our culture and boosts the economy! We have to stop looking at these people as immigrants and think of them as human beings. The immigrants are not to blame because they were invited and welcomed here by our successive government. We have quite large Spanish , French and Italian communities in Brighton and I believe it really enhances the place and adds to diversity of the City. Globalisation is here to stay. Britain colonised & some would say civilised half the world. It’s called Karma. Not so long ago British people colonized Asia, living like kings while locals suffering to no end. At least, these migrants do not enslave the Britons, so stop whining please.

    The native Brits must learn to respect and tolerate those who are different. You have failed to respect and tolerate Black community, who speaks your language, share your culture and faith. English, Irish, Welsh and Scott hate each other, sharing the same culture, faith and language. It is difficult for you to accept, respect and tolerate Muslims with different culture, languages and FAITH. You have no choice but to accept them for your own survival. The number of Muslims is on the increase because of immigration, high birth rate and conversion. By the end of this century, nearly 50% of British population would be Muslim.

    Stop treating foreigners like garbage and they will stop ruining your precious country. Why did you let them in in the first place if you didn’t want them here? They left everything in their countries because of your promises. Are you so anxious to please that you can’t say “no”? I would love to see you go to a foreign land where you don’t have any friends, you don’t even know anyone and you don’t speak the language, and start from scratch.

    Muslim Community needs Masajid, state funded Muslim schools with Muslim teachers, halal meat, sharia laws, time off for Friday afternoon prayers in the Masjid, two official religious holidays per year and Muslim cemeteries.
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

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