British Muslims Must Reform, Modernise


Dump Uncivilised Tenets Incompatible With U.K. Values.
Forget Political Correctness; Insist On Prevalence Of Our Culture.
Why Not Use AIFD Example To Expunge Dangerous Beliefs?

“AIFD is saying for Muslims, America comes first, religion second. In Britain, I’m waiting for a Muslim organisation to say something similar”

Militant Islamism is rearing its ugly head again as the “Trojan Horse” plot to subvert education in Birmingham schools spreads to Bradford, according to the Daily Telegraph.

What is surprising to ordinary people is the feeble and cowardly response from our politicians, with some honourable exceptions like Michael Gove. We need politicians to acknowledge the problem – that left untouched we are building up a pressure cooker of alien ideas incompatible with our culture. This is a problem unique to Muslims. Other incoming religions from a range of cultures sit perfectly well in our diversified country. But Islam has a lethal and unique quality because some of its supporters insist on the primacy of their religion and others plan violence to pursue their medieval agenda.

Muslims worshipping in our country must recognise that the Koran is loosely written and open to dangerous misinterpretation. Mosques must accept a belief system which eschews principles offensive to Britons and which are incompatible with our culture.

Unreformed Islam is out of whack, often an affront, to western values and culture. Our culture, democracy and hard-won freedoms are not up for negotiation.

Reforming unacceptable parts of the Koran is the key. Muslims must drop pointless nonsense like refusing to pay interest on loans, ditch teaching that women are inferior and must cover up from head to toe, ban forced marriages, admit that hallal killing of animals is cruel, and end the institutionalised hatred of Jews. “Honour” killing will be an oxymoron to them too. This list is just a start.

Affront to Islam
Above all, Muslims must say loud and clear that suicide bombing is an affront to Islam.

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 clash with basic tenets of British life, which our forefathers fought for centuries to gain and protect. Until this is recognised and addressed, the problem with some Muslims will continue to threaten social cohesion.

So-called moderate Muslim organisations like the Islamic Society of Britain (note the omission of Great) have apologised for transgressions, but not with much vigour. 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.

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. Signing of this charter should be the basis of operation for Mosques in Britain.

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

     .Separation of religion and state, and constitutional government.

     .Reject terrorism as a political tool.

     .Embrace pluralism and moderation as core Islamic principles.

     .Recognise that religion is a matter of individual liberty and choice. (No more death sentences for anyone switching to Christianity)

     .Eschew identity politics, victimology, tribalism and intimidation as Islamic tools.

     .Equal rights for women.

     .Seek free markets, individual economic choice and support capitalism.

     .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 (AIFD) website – – an organisation of brave American Muslims who face down tainted, bullying groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Brotherhood front group. AIFD is saying for Muslims, America comes first and their religion second. In Britain, I’m waiting for a Muslim organisation to say something similar.

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. This will lead to disaster. Pre-emptive action is difficult but necessary.

Insisting Mosques sign up to a modernised Charter will stir up passions 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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