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Islamophobia

a Mosque in Leicester, England

A Mosque in Leicester, England

What is Islamophobia?

Islamophobia is a pejorative word, used of anyone who criticises the attitudes, actions or pronouncements of Muslim clerics or lay people, in order to stifle any debate.

Also, there are efforts under way to make Islamophobia a criminal offence.

Update April 2016

Former UK Official Who Popularised the Term 'Islamophobia' Admits Error

Trevor Phillips, who commissioned an infamous 1997 report on "Islamophobia," says he "got almost everything wrong" on Muslim immigration.

The former head of Britain's Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, has admitted he "got almost everything wrong" on Muslim immigration in a damning new report on integration, segregation, and how the followers of Islam are creating "nations within nations" in the West.

See below or on the link to Middle East Forum

Important note

A phobia is an irrational fear of something. eg Arachnophobia (of spiders) or xenophobia (of foreigners).

Islamophobia is a confusing term in some important aspects.

Islamophobia must, logically, mean fear of the religion of Islam - not of Muslim people.

A fear of people who are Muslims, should be called Muslimophobia.

Those who use the term Islamophobia are implying that those who are uncomfortable with the aims of the Islamic religion are racists who hate Muslims.

This distinction is important.

Islamophibia should not be a race-hate crime, since it is not against people of any race, but of a religion

Muslimophobia might be considered a race-hate crime, except that is against followers of a religion and not of any particular race.

Being afraid of Islam is not a crime - attacking Muslims or their property is!

 

Islamophobia causes a Backlash against Muslims ?

Actually, No. There is no evidence of this.

Muslims in America: The Backlash Industry

by A.J. Caschetta - The Daily Caller - December 17, 2015 - meforum.org/5719/backlash-industry

The anti-Muslim backlash that U.S. mainstream media and NGOs have been warning about for years has yet to materialize.

Addressing the 10th Anniversary celebration of an Islamic advocacy group, Attorney General Loretta Lynch became the latest governmental official to warn of an impending anti-Muslim backlash. In the December 3rd 2015 speech she took it a step further by vowing to prosecute those who speak or write about Islam in a way that she does not approve.

She described her "greatest fear" as "the incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" and vowed to prosecute speech that "edges towards violence." Lynch's hyperbole is in line with fears of an ever-imminent anti-Muslim backlash that much of the media has been warning about since the afternoon of September 11, 2001.

Of course the backlash never came. The history of the looming anti-Muslim backlash that never arrives is instructive. - Article continues. - more extracts here.

Logically, the original post-9/11 anti-Muslim backlash should have been the largest and most ferocious of the various backlashes. Even an anti-Israel leftist like Rachel Corrie Award recipient Delinda C. Hanley recognizes that there was no post-9/11 backlash.

Human Rights Watch claims to document "a nationwide wave of hate crimes against persons and institutions believed to be Arab or Muslim."

One rarely-cited statistic that deflates HRW's story is that only two people committed murder attributed to a post-9/11 backlash; in a nation of over 300 million people.

 

Why might people be afraid of Islam?

One reason is the amount Terrorist Violence or "Jihad" perpetrated by followers of Islam, particularly Muslim Fanatics.

Another is the amount of violent crime in our lands committed by people with Muslim names. (Honour killings, sex trade and abuse of women and children)

What is Jihad and what is its goal?

The word Jihad means "holy war" or struggle.  Advocates of Islam will tell you it means an inner struggle for righteousness, but writers who have left Islam say that this definition never figured in the teaching they received as part of their Muslim upbringing.

Jihad was and is always, only Holy War against the unbelievers . (That is non Muslims)

One must ask, "Is a fear of Islamic violence indeed irrational; or is it actually rational?"

 

Are the Muslim advocates being open and honest about their aims?

Please read the page Islam and make up your mind. (See particularly Taquia )

Notice that whenever called upon to condemn an act of terrorism committed by Muslims, the Muslim spokesmen can never bring themselves to do so without justifying the act, blaming the victims, blaming the foreign policy of the victim nation or claiming victimisation of Muslims.

 

Is Islam trying to take over or destroy our nations?

Video from Tangle.com - vanished - sorry -

But watch this demonstration on the streets of London. Apparently, the Police did nothing, in spite of Britain now having laws against "Hate Speech."

According to Tangle,

Anyone (like Barack Obama) entertaining ideas of western democracies establishing friendly relations with the radicals of the Islamic world should watch this video. While watching the inflammatory rhetoric of the speaker, remember that this is not a Jihadists from Iran but a professor from Kuwait - a country with every reason to be grateful to the USA for liberating it from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein's invasion."

The World for Allah

Look for yourself at the writings and the history of its Prophet in the Quran and the Hadith, and you will find a story of violence and cruelty.   See also the video clips with translations available on www.memri.org and it will become clear that Jihad means a struggle (probably armed) against non-Muslims and especially the Jews.

In Islam there are only two states of existence, Dar es Salaam (House of Peace - under Islam) and Dar el Harb (House of War - not yet under Islam)

In Islamic (Jihad) wars there is no permissible outcome other than victory - Peace agreements are tolerated under the concept of "hudna".   Hudna is the principle that it is permissible to make a truce with an enemy who is too strong, in order to build up strength to attack again once the odds are favourable.   Mohammed used a hudna against Medina.  

Land once held by Islam and then lost, may never be allowed to remain in the hands of infidels.   Spain and much of France are in this category.

 

Winning new Territory for Allah

A distinction should be made at this stage between Christianity and Islam. While Christianity and Islam both aim to win the World to faith in their God, Jesus sent his followers to make disciples of people from all nations (end of Matthew's gospel), while Islam seeks to bring the nations of the world into subjection to Allah. See also Islamisation

Islam is not just a religion; it is also government and legal system - an empire, that was established by Mohammed by means of military conquest.

Jihad may be waged in any manner; not just by warfare.

Ideologically, by winning converts, which is the fair and benign way.

Demographically, by building up numbers in an area. Muslims have been immigrating into democratic nations and settling in communities that tend to become closed. It should also be noted that their birth-rate is higher than western families, and that one born to a Muslim family is a Muslim. To choose another faith is apostasy.

Look around the world and count the number of conflicts that are Muslim separatist wars - seeking to establish an Islamic state in the territory on a non Muslim nation.

Politically, by manipulating the rules and regulations of democratic host nations. and then pursuing "Human Rights" law, pleading victim minority status to advance the Muslim way of life.

This may appear reasonable enough, but people are starting to realise that Multiculturalism is not a good thing. Trevor Philips, the chairman of the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights said that the UK is "sleepwalking into segregation" and the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir Ali warned (Jan 2008) that Islamic extremists have created "no-go areas" across Britain. This provoked the expected denials from Islamic spokesmen, who presumably hoped everyone had forgotten the shameful incident when Home Secretary John Reed visited a Muslim event and was told, "How dare you come to a Muslim area!"

THE TELEGRAPH: John Reid, the Home Secretary, came face to face with the intolerance of militant Islam yesterday as he urged Muslim parents to stand up to the extremists and keep their children from being "groomed" to be suicide bombers. During a speech in east London he was shouted down by Abu Izzadeen, a well-known fundamentalist who has been linked to a now banned organisation and who praised the ''martyrdom" of suicide bombers after the July 7 attacks in London last year. The speech had been trailed by the Home Office and protesters were waiting at a youth centre in Leytonstone waving placards with the slogans ''John Reid go to Hell" and ''John Reid you will pay".

 

Muslim Populations in European Cities

Which European cities have the highest percentages of Muslim residents. The "Islam in Europe" blog compiled the following statistics, with sources marked by an asterisk Provided by Daniel Pipes

Marseilles - 25 percent (200,000 of 800,000) (*)
Malmö - ~25 percent (67,000 of 270,000) (*)
Amsterdam - 24 percent (180,000 of 750,000) ( *)
Stockholm - 20 percent (>155,000 of 771,038) (*)
Brussels - ~20 percent (some say 33 percent) ( *)
Moscow - 16 percent-20 percent (2 million of 10-12 million) (*)
London - 17 percent (1.3 million of 7.5 million) ( *)
Luton - 14.6 percent (26,963) (*)
Birmingham 14.3 percent (139,771) ( *)
The Hague - 14.2 percent ( 67,896 of 475,580) (*)
Utrecht - 13.2 percent (38,300 of 289,000) ( *)
Rotterdam - 13 percent (80,000 of 600,000) (*)
Copenhagen - 12.6 percent (63,000 of 500,000) ( *)
Leicester - 11 percent (>30,000 of 280,000) (*)
Aarhus - ~10 percent ( *)
Zaan district (Netherlands) - 8.8 percent (*)
Paris - 7.38 percent (155,000 of 2.1 million) (*)
Antwerp- 6.7 percent (>30,000 of >450,000) ( *)
Hamburg - 6.4 percent (>110,000 of 1.73 million) (*)
Berlin - 5.9 percent (~200,000 of 3.40 million) ( *)

Muslims like those enumerated above regard themselves as a part of the worldwide Ummah (community) and not the Marseille, Malmo or Amsterdam community. The Ummah - Wikipedia

See also Islamisation

The implications of living in an Islamic nation / area

Muslim communities, once established, start to demand that their practices are observed regardless of the practices of the host nation. This means Sharia (Koranic Law) and Islamic practice. If or when an area becomes Islamic, the occupants will either be Muslims or Dhimmis.

 

Dhimmi Status

In an Islamic state there are two levels of status; the Muslim and the Dhimmi (the non Muslim) The Dhimmi has to accept an inferior status, pay the Jizzia (poll tax on non Muslims) and have only half the worth of a Muslim in court (Sharia court). Since even Muslim women have half the value of men, a Dhimmi woman has one quarter the value of a Muslim man. For example, in a case of rape, she would need four witness against the one for a Muslim man .

Dhimmi status originated under the caliphate (which Islam aims to reintroduce worldwide) and imposed the following conditions on Dhimmis. They were...

Forbidden to touch the Qur'an.
Required to wear distinctive clothing and a yellow badge.

Forbidden to practice their religion in public.

Not allowed to own a horse.

Had to pay special taxes.

Were not allowed to defend themselves against a Moslem or to testify against a Moslem.

Forbidden to build new synagogues.

Were not to have houses or tombs higher than those of Moslems.

Were to bury their dead without public grieving.

Were to have their graves level with the ground so that anyone could walk over.

Are we accepting Dhimmi Status?

Minaret in Jerusalem, showing loudspeakers for broadcasting the call to prayer five times a day.In December 2007 the rulers of a mosque in Oxford sought permission to broadcast the Muezzin's call to prayer from loudspeakers on their mosque. This made the newspapers, but mosques in Bradford, Blackburn, Manchester, Bolton, Coventry and Birmingham are already allowed to do this. This may sound an insignificant matter, and may even sound exotically multicultural.

Having spent some time in Jerusalem one comes to realise that this is the call to worship another god, and it also stamping Islamic ownership on the area.

Apparently, at present, only three calls are broadcast in the UK; not the five o'clock in the morning call as is the case in Jerusalem and in Muslim lands.

 

Submitting to Muslim Rules

Do not forget the Mohammed Cartoons row that erupted suddenly around the world several months after a Danish newspaper published cartoon representations of Islam's prophet Mohammed.

Although Islam has permitted depictions of Mohammed in the past, Muslims sought to impose a ban upon the free world.

Britain's Metropolitan Police were very reluctant to take any action against a mob calling for the death of those who insult Islam. See Mohammed Cartoons

Similar tactics were used to intimidate Pope Benedict for quoting a medieval scholar's assessment of Islam at a private event.

The Veil is another issue which is being used by some muslims as a political/legal leverage tool to emphasise separation and force host nations to accept Islamic customs. See BBC web page news.bbc.co.uk on the controversy over Jack Straw's objection to the veil. (Includes pictures and definitions of the various types of veil) The veil is not demanded by the Qur'an (only modesty) and Nonie Darwish points out that it is a new innovation that she never saw while growing up in Egypt. In January 2008 a Manchester magistrate was reprimanded for refusing to deal with the case of a Muslim woman because she was wearing a veil covering her face. He said later he felt the way Ms Hussain was dressed, in a niqab, raised identity issues.

The British Government fought long and hard for a law criminalizing criticism of Islam as "Religious Hatred". A similar law in South Australia was used to prosecute a pastor who ran a course for his congregation, explaining the teachings of Islam. A Muslim managed to attend and claimed to have been offended.

 

link to megamosque no thanks websiteIslamic Ownership of Territory

December 2007 also saw the launch of a new website concerned with the issue of the proposed mega-mosque adjacent to the 2012 London Olympics complex.

One of Britain's largest churches, in Hackney, has been compulsorily purchased for demolition to make way for the Olympic facilities, but Islam's Tablighi Jamaat (the controversial Islamic sect) proposes to build the biggest mosque in Europe at West Ham in east London. The proposed mega-mosque would be less than a mile from the main 2012 Olympic stadium, and clearly make a powerful visible statement of the Status of Islam in Britain to everyone flying in to London. The Mosque would have a capacity of many times that required by the Muslim people in East London.

Sharia

Throughout history people have fled persecution, poverty and misery to make a new life in a nation that would welcome them, integrate them and accept them as citizens. The Jews have become citizens of many nations and contributed enormously to those nations. Not everyone is aware, but the Synagogue service includes prayers for the protection and well-being of our Queen and government. The ethos practices the word of God given through Jeremiah (Ch 29 v)

This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: "Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."

This approach presents a problem to Muslims, who are to accept only the law of the Qur'an if they take its teachings seriously. Canada has already fought off attempts to gain authority to establish Sharia courts for civil matters in Muslim areas, but it will arise again wherever and whenever the activists think there is a chance of success. This is especially worrying if one considers the treatment of Moslem women under Sharia.

punishments under Sharia lawJust a reminder about Sharia

Sharia, as practiced in Islamic nations includes all the sanction laid down in the Koran / Qur'an.

Death Penalty for adultery - mainly for women

Death penalty for Apostasy - converting from Islam.

Flogging, as sought for the British teacher ( 40 lashes) who allowed her class of seven year olds in Sudan to name a teddy bear Mohammed.

Amputations

 

Sharia Banking

Muslims are required to conduct financial affairs under the rules in the Qur'an, which include not charging interest and giving 2.5% of profits to Islamic charities; commendable and benign enough. However, what is the significance of the fact that many western banks are starting to offer Sharia banking services?

U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown restated a call he made as Chancellor for Britain to become the international centre of Islamic finance. 

There are three broad rules of the Islamic legal code, the sharia, that set Islamic finance apart from Western finance. Most straightforwardly, devout Muslims must not get involved with industries that are considered haram (sinful) such as alcohol, gambling, and pig meat. Second, there is an injunction to avoid gharar – excessive risk-taking or uncertainty. And third, while Islamic teaching encourages trading, investment and charitable giving, it bans the creation of money by money. Thus the central Koranic concept driving the Islamic finance industry is riba – interest or usury – which is considered sinful. The injunction against giving or receiving interest makes it hard for Muslims to use conventional banking products, such as savings accounts, loans and mortgages. Moneyweek.com

See also newswithviews.com - excerpts below

To insure Sharia compliance, banks must hire Sharia scholars to review and approve each product and practice as “halal”, the Muslim equivalent of kosher in Judaism. Because there is a shortage of such scholars, there is competition between banks to find the best expert to sit on their boards of directors. This provides the highest legitimacy to each ruling because it is made at the director rather management level. It should be noted that most of these scholars are from the school of radical Wahhabi/Salafi Shari’a in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, holding views diametrically opposed to the basic values of Western civilization.

Zakat demands a tithe of 2.5 percent of revenue be donated to Islamic charity. If western banks follow this rule, their contributions will be staggering. It is certain that a portion of this money will end up in the hands of radical Muslims who are sworn to destroy the U.S. and replace its government with Sharia law.

Sharia is perpetuated by claiming to have its roots in the Koran, but in fact it is mostly the product of rulings and dictates made by Islamic scholars and caliphs over several centuries.

For one, Britain’s PM Gordon Brown has pointedly stated that he intends to make London the Islamic finance capital of the world. Further, he pledged that in 2008 the British government will issue its own “sukuk”, or Shari’a compliant bonds. Yes, government debt issued as Sharia compliant.

The UK Inland Revenue is considering recognising polygamy for some religious groups for tax purposes. Officials have agreed to examine “family friendly” representations from Muslims who take up to four wives under sharia, the laws derived from the Koran. Existing rules allow only one wife for inheritance tax purposes. The Revenue has been asked to relax this so that a husband’s estate can be divided tax-free between several wives. (Times Online December 26, 2004.

Surely polygamy is not allowed under British law! Are Muslim men to be allowed to flout British Law? Have they achieved the goal of having Sharia overrule the law of the land?

Read Nonie Darwish, "Now they call me Infidel" for a Muslim woman's perspective of the position of women in an Islamic society.

These are merely signs of a trend.

 

How far is Britain down the road to becoming Islamic?

David Pawson has been given a message for Britain's church today.   Our Lord has put his finger on the reasons why Islam is overtaking us and why Britain is heading towards becoming a Muslim country. This challenging teaching is available on six audio cassettes, and also on video and in book form.

Buy or borrow  these cassettes !!The Spiritual Vacuum

Islam's attractions

Sounding the Alarm

Reality

Relationship

Righteousness

Listening to these talks it becomes clear that we Christians are sleeping while Islam is wide awake.   There are various reasons why Islam appeals, one being that it presents itself better than the version of the Christian faith that we are living out in the west.  (Islam is more masculine.)

In these talks, David Pawson explains both the challenges and the essential truths of our faith with great clarity and goes on to explain the significance of the   "Three Rs".  

If we can humble ourselves before God and live in His fullness then Muslims will see in us what they lack  - in a way they are not able to at present.

David Pawson's "The Challenge of Islam to Christians" first came out on six audio cassettes and is still available at 16.50 GB pounds but is now available as on six CDs at 22.50 GB pounds. It is also available as a book for 8.99 GB pounds. www.anchor-recordings.com

Melanie Philips - LondonistanPersecution is coming, but why should that surprise us.   Jesus promised it and perhaps it will wake up the church.

While David Pawson Explains why Islam is overtaking us, Melanie Philips explains how Islam is overwhelming Britain.

She has analysed the processes by which Britain has lost its identity, its pride, its Christian heritage and its common sense, charted through the events of History, Post Colonialism, European secularism, the ascendancy of the liberal judiciary, "Human Rights" statutes, the demoralisation of the Police, the inattention of the security services, the political manoeuvres of successive governments, Political Correctness, appeasement, the liberalisation of Education, the ignorance of the Church etc, etc. The non extremist Muslim community is also shown to be taking no real steps to curb the radicalisation it claims to abhor.

If you want to understand why Britain is so willingly capitulating to those seeking to destroy or subjugate us Buy This Book!

What can be done?

Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue between Christianity and Islam will never work because Islam rejects the basis of Christianity; that Jesus is the son of God and that He was crucified and rose again. To assert these beliefs is called blasphemy by Islam as they contradict Mohammed and the Qur'an.

Religious dialogue will never resolve this difference, and naive Christians who attempt to do this will find themselves tied up in prohibitions that will rob the Gospel of Jesus of all its power, whilst Islam continues to pursue its agenda of world domination.

Christians must relate with Muslims on a personal level, because Jesus wants us to reach out his love to every man. We must not try to argue Muslims into the Kingdom, but we must treat them with love and respect and allow the Holy Spirit to win their hearts.

Failure of Christians ( active Christians and cultural Christians ) to understand and engage with the Muslims they live around will eventually lead to a violent backlash against ordinary Muslims because of some act of Islamic terrorism. Such an outcome would be effectively racial warfare, and would be utterly deplorable.

For these reasons we must know the facts about Islam and decide whether a fear of Islam, concern about its aims and doctrines is irrational and phobic, or rational, justified and healthy?

Common sense abandoned for fear of the Islamophobia accusation

Clock Boy in the USA

It has also been suggested that this episode was actually a deliberate ploy to check out and de-sensitise the security services and make them look stupid.

Since then Clock boy's lawyers have started litigation for fifteen million dollars, claiming he was racially discriminated against.

In a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik shot 14 people dead and wounded at least 20. Once it was accepted that this was a "sudden jihad syndrome" attack, it came out that neighbours of the Muslim couple had not communicated their concerns about the couple's preparations for fear of being accused of racial stereotyping the Muslim couple. Authorities report that they found multiple pipe bombs and other explosives at the scene, in their vehicle and at Farook's house, which they described as an "IED factory."

Then, California's  Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged to a group of Muslim activists that she would take aggressive action against anyone who used "anti-Muslim rhetoric" that "edges toward violence."

See also the page on Muslim denominations and moderate Muslims and Jihad

 

You might like to check out this new book - shoebat.com/the-case-for-islamophobia

Updated 13/04/16

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Former UK Official Who Popularised the Term 'Islamophobia' Admits Error

by Raheem Kassam - Apr 10, 2016

www.meforum.org/blog/2016/04/islamophobia-advocate-admits-error


Trevor Phillips, who commissioned an infamous 1997 report on "Islamophobia," says he,

"got almost everything wrong" on Muslim immigration.

The former head of Britain's Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, has admitted he "got almost everything wrong" on Muslim immigration in a damning new report on integration, segregation, and how the followers of Islam are creating "nations within nations" in the West.

Phillips, a former elected member of the Labour Party who served as chairman of the EHRC from 2003 to 2012, will present "What British Muslims Really Think" on Channel 4 in April 2016.

An ICM poll released to the Times ahead of the broadcast reveals:

20 percent of Muslims in Britain never enter a non-Muslim house;
39 percent of Muslims, male and female, say a woman should always obey her husband;
31 percent of British Muslims support the right of a man to have more than one wife;
52 percent of Muslims do not believe that homosexuality should be legal;
23 percent of Muslims support the introduction of Sharia law rather than the laws laid down by parliament.
Writing in the Times on the issue, Phillips admits:

Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else... Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn't how it is.

While serving as chair of the Runnymede Trust, Phillips commissioned a 1997 report on Islamophobia and Britain, which, according to both Phillips himself and academics across the country, popularised the phrase which has now become synonymous with any criticism – legitimate or not – of Islam or Muslims.

Chris Allen, writing in Durham Anthropology Journal, noted in 2007:

It has been a decade since the Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia was established, a Commission that through its 1997 report, "Islamophobia: a challenge for us all" ("the Runnymede report") not only raised an awareness of the growing reality of anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic hostility in Britain, but also marked the onset of what might be described as 'the first decade of Islamophobia'. In doing so, the Runnymede report propelled the word 'Islamophobia' into the everyday common parlance and discourses of both the public and political spaces.

Phillips says his new data shows a "chasm" opening between Muslims and non-Muslims on fundamental issues such as marriage, relations between men and women, schooling, freedom of expression, and even the validity of violence in defence of religion. He notes – echoing an article on Breitbart London just two weeks ago that reveals a growing disparity between older and younger Muslims in Britain – that "the gaps between Muslim and non-Muslim youngsters are nearly as large as those between their elders."

And while he is cautious to note that many Muslims in Britain are grateful to be here, and do identify with role models such as Hussain and Farah, there is a widening gap in society with many Muslims segregating themselves.

"It's not as though we couldn't have seen this coming. But we've repeatedly failed to spot the warning signs," he admits. "Twenty years ago... I published the report titled Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All, we thought that the real risk of the arrival of new communities was discrimination against Muslims. Our 1996 survey of recent incidents showed that there was plenty of it around. But we got almost everything else wrong."

His comments will come as a blow to those who continue to attack elements in British society who are concerned about Muslim immigration and integration, and in fact may even go some way to shoring up comments made by U.S. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) seeking to slow down or pause the rate of Muslim immigration into the West.

We estimated that the Muslim population of the UK would be approaching 2 [million] by 2020. We underestimated by nearly a million. We predicted that the most lethal threat to Muslims would come from racial attacks and social exclusion. We completely failed to foresee the urban conflicts of 2001 that ravaged our northern cities. And of course we didn't dream of 9/11 and the atrocities in Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Brussels and London.

For a long time, I too thought that Europe's Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain's diverse identity landscape. I should have known better.

And Mr. Phillips even acknowledges that the mass sexual grooming and rape scandals that are plaguing heavily Muslim populated towns across Britain are because of Muslim – not "Asian" – men. He writes: "The contempt for white girls among some Muslim men has been highlighted by the recent scandals in Rotherham, Oxford, Rochdale and other towns. But this merely reflects a deeply ingrained sexism that runs through Britain's Muslim communities" – in a nod to those who have long protested this to be the case in the face of political, media, and even police cover ups.

Even left-wing columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown told him:

"[W]e [liberal Muslims] are a dying breed — in 10 years there will be very few of us left unless something really important is done."

Phillips comments:

"Some of my journalist friends imagine that, with time, the Muslims will grow out of it. They won't."

And indeed he lays the blame at the feet of the liberal, metropolitan elite, media classes:

Oddly, the biggest obstacles we now face in addressing the growth of this nation-within-a-nation are not created by British Muslims themselves. Many of our (distinctly un-diverse) elite political and media classes simply refuse to acknowledge the truth. Any undesirable behaviours are attributed to poverty and alienation. Backing for violent extremism must be the fault of the Americans. Oppression of women is a cultural trait that will fade with time, nothing to do with the true face of Islam.

Even when confronted with the growing pile of evidence to the contrary, and the angst of the liberal minority of British Muslims, clever, important people still cling to the patronising certainty that British Muslims will, over time, come to see that "our" ways are better.

In terms of solutions, Mr. Phillips opines on "halting the growth of sharia courts and placing them under regulation" ensuring that school governance never falls into the hands of a single-minority group, "ensuring mosques that receive a steady flow of funds from foreign governments such as Saudi Arabia, however disguised, are forced to reduce their dependency on Wahhabi patronage" and an end to the "silence-for-votes understanding between local politicians and Muslim leaders — the sort of Pontius Pilate deal that had such catastrophic outcomes in Rotherham and Rochdale."

Mr. Phillips's comments echo those of the Czech president, and research from across Europe that revealed attitudes amongst Muslims on the continent have hardened. The younger the Muslim, the more likely they are to hold hard-line views, one recent study found.

Raheem Kassam is a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow at the Middle East Forum and editor-in-chief of Breitbart London.

 

Facts

The Daily Telegraph UK listed a telling statistic in 2010. "It is not Jews, Christians, or even Americans who are leading the pack with regard to Muslim Genocide but rather other Muslims.  Some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948 of which 35,000 or 0.3% died during sixty years of fighting Israel.  The truth is that 90% of the 11 million were killed by fellow Muslims."

The OIC's website has a category called "Islamophobia Observatory."  It lists perceived cases of Islamophobia around the world.  All the while ignoring the glaring statistical rise in terrorist attacks by Muslims.  The Religion of Peace website tracks deadly terrorist attacks.  Currently, the number of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims since 9/11 stands at 17,005.  The breakdown for February 2011 was 134 jihad attacks, in 20 countries, against 5 religions, killing 565 and critically injuring 1058.

The latest FBI hate crime statistics show that Jews were the targets of 71.9% of all religious hate crimes reported in the U.S.  While hate crimes against Muslims was at 8.4%.