British Muslims Must Modernise Core Creed

New Charter Would Dump Tenets Incompatible With Our Ways.


Mainstream Muslim Reaction To Rigby Killing Too Weak.

“Something more is desperately required: genuine recognition of the problem with Islam” – Hirsi Ali.

“AIFD makes it clear that it is possible to be American first, then Muslim. We must insist in Britain that the same thing happens”.

The dust has settled after the most recent Islamic atrocity. The do-nothing hand-wringers have won the day again. The fundamental rift between the core values of Islam and Western Liberal democracy has not been addressed.

We hear much about how most Muslims in Britain are moderate and yearn for a quiet life. But the fact remains that many basic Muslim beliefs are incompatible with the basic tenets of British life, which our forefathers fought for centuries to gain and protect. Until this is recognised and addressed, the problem of violence will continue to rear its ugly head.

So-called moderate Muslim organisations like Islamic Society of Britain (note the omission of Great) have been apologising, but not with the degree of vigour required. This needs to include a full mea culpa in the form of a new Muslim Charter which would concede that, unreformed, the philosophy of Islam is seriously flawed for its practitioners living in the West.

The Koran contains sections that are alien, pernicious, cruel, essentially medieval, and incompatible with the British way of life. These must be acknowledged by British Muslims, and rooted out of their culture.

Of course this is fraught with difficulties because the Koran is supposedly the word of the prophet and cannot be changed by humans. That shouldn’t stop British Muslims from writing their own Charter, a modernised version of Islam like Christianity’s New Testament. Muslims can still revere the unalterable words of the prophet in an historical sense, but their Charter must edit those texts, used by some to justify despicable acts of cruelty and mayhem.

Here are some core “values” which should be adopted in the charter.

  1. Separation of religion and state, and constitutional government.
  2. Reject terrorism as a political tool.
  3. Embrace pluralism and moderation as core Islamic principles.
  4. Recognise that religion is a matter of individual liberty and choice. (No more death sentences on anyone switching to Christianity)
  5. Eschew identity politics, victimology, tribalism and intimidation as Islamic tools.
  6. Equal rights for women.
  7. Seek free markets, individual economic choice and support capitalism.
  8. Recognise Israel’s right to exist.

If you think that this is a ridiculous and impossible wish list that will only antagonise Muslims, think about this. These eight points are drawn from the American Islamic Forum for Democracy’s website – – an organisation of brave Muslim Americans who face down tainted, bullying groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

CAIR, in cahoots with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, uses intimidation to further its agenda of the stealth Islamification of America by manipulating the U.S. constitution, and invoking ludicrous hate crime laws. CAIR twists U.S. values to close down arguments, pursues victim-status, and forces its view on Americans. AIFD makes it clear that it is possible to be American first, then Muslim. We must insist in Britain that the same thing happens.

I’d like to throw in few extra commitments to the Charter. Cruel and barbaric Hallal killing will go. The risible ban on eating pork, which only exists because many moons ago uneducated people didn’t understand the science of cooking, will be rescinded. “Honour” killing will be an oxymoron to Muslims too. Add in the right to choose your marriage partner, and the equal value of a child, male or female. The more you look at this list, the more obvious becomes the need to change Muslim philosophy. Mosques which refuse to cooperate will be closed.

But haven’t various Muslim organisations been suitably apologetic for the murder of the soldier Lee Rigby?

Not according to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the heroic former Dutch (via Somalia and Kenya) politician who was hounded out of Holland because of death threats, after she collaborated with film-maker Theo van Gogh, murdered by Islamists in 2004 after making a movie criticising the religion.

Hirsi Ali, writing in the Wall Street Journal, says there are still plenty of Islamists like Omar Bakri, a radical cleric who is barred from Britain, saying the slaying of Rigby was in line with the religion.

“Something more is desperately required: genuine recognition of the problem with Islam,” Hirsi Ali said. Hirsi Ali now lives in America.

BBC apologists
Hirsi Ali scoffs at the BBC after it apologised for describing the maniacs who killed Rigby as being of “Muslim appearance”.

“Memo to the BBC: The killers were shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) as they struck. One can only wonder at people who can be so exquisitely sensitive in protecting Islam’s reputation yet so utterly desensitized to a hideous murder explicitly committed in the name of Islam,” she said.

“Acknowledging that there is a link between Islam and terror is appropriate and necessary,” Hirsi Ali said.

British politicians are unwilling to face the potential problems caused by unreformed Islam being practised in Mosques here. The media is also frightened of the consequences of facing down some of the unpleasant realities of Muslim belief.

The cowards that govern us, not to mention politically correct media organisations like the BBC, always do the same thing when Islamic extremism rears its ugly head. They just hope the problem will go away. The BBC quickly changed the agenda to talking about the sometimes violent reaction of small groups like the EDF and BNP. It rarely attempts to address the underlying problem. This will lead to disaster. Pre-emptive action is difficult but necessary.

Insisting Mosques sign up to a modernised Charter will stir up trouble initially, but at least will give us a chance of finding out exactly who this alien fifth column is. Or would you rather wait for the mother of all terrorist attacks in central London, which would take the lives of thousands of innocents?

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