From this story in The London Telegraph, 1/13/08:
David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said that the poll results showed a widespread feeling that the Government had failed. “This demonstrates that the Government’s actions, both to control immigration and to advance integration, are believed to have failed by the vast majority of the population,” he said.
Church leaders in communities with large concentrations of Muslims said that Christians were being targeted. An east
Another churchman said his path had been blocked by Muslim youths as he drove through a district of Oldham,
A priest ministering in the
None of the church leaders we spoke to wished to be identified for fear of retaliation, but Don Horrocks, of the Evangelical
Some commentators fear that the aim of…groups such as Tablighi Jamaat, Hizb-ut-Tahir and the Deobandi sect is to drive non-Muslims out of areas such as Dewsbury, in West Yorkshire, and Oldham along with neighbourhoods in Luton, Leicester, Birmingham and Leyton, in east London.
The…Deobandi movement, which produced the Taliban in
Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, the director of the Barnabas Trust, which helps persecuted Christians, said: “Muslims are being told not to integrate into British society, but to set up separate enclaves where they can operate according to sharia law.” He said the process of “cleansing” Muslim-majority areas of non-Muslims had already begun, with white residents urged to leave and churches threatened.
Most Britons believe that asylum seekers and immigrants are taking advantage of human rights laws, a survey shows. The poll, carried out for the Ministry of Justice, found that 57 per cent agreed that foreigners and asylum seekers are exploiting the Human Rights Act for their own purposes. Another 40 per cent thought the Act had caused more problems than it had solved.
With regard to the widespread, alarming Deobandi influence among British Muslims, listen to the openly espoused views, and sound Islamic arguments which conclude the contemporary work “Islam and Modernism,” written by a respected modern Muslim scholar Justice Muhammad Taqi Usmani.
Mr Usmani, aged 64, sat for 20 years as a Shari’a judge in
Mr. Usmani is also a regular visitor to
For Mr Usmani, “the question is whether aggressive battle is by itself commendable or not.” “If it is, why should the Muslims stop simply because territorial expansion in these days is regarded as bad? And if it is not commendable, but deplorable, why did Islam not stop it in the past?” He answers his own question as follows: “Even in those days . . . aggressive jihads were waged . . . because it was truly commendable for establishing the grandeur of the religion of Allah.” Usmani argues that Muslims should live peacefully in countries such as Britain, where they have the freedom to practice Islam, only until they gain enough power to engage in battle. He explodes the myths that the creed of offensive, expansionist jihad represents a distortion of traditional Islamic thinking, or that this living institution is somehow irrelevant to our era.