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What would you expect from a five foot tall half Scottish quarter Irish feisty woman then? She did hit me on the head with a frying pan once. Perhaps that explains a lot? Anyway, I digress. Muslims are failing to adapt to the west.
How do I know?
Well, the so-called ‘Muslim Council of Britain’ for starters.
Firstly, why is there a ‘Muslim Council of Britain’?
It does bug me a bit that there is. Everyone wants equality and so on – well, sensible people do. Everyone wants everyone to rub along and not be segregated so what do British Muslims do? They start the ‘Muslim Council of Britain’. Only Muslims need apply.
It’s a bit like the ‘Black Police Officers Association’. What would be said if someone started the ‘White Police Officers Association’?
I know most of you lot will argue so let’s kick off, shall we?
If it is right to have the above then I’m starting a ‘Men Only’ club and women are banned. I’ll get my wife to start a ‘Women Only’ club where men are banned. Come to think of it I’ll get Maximus Spittimus to start a ‘Cats Only’ club where only cats are allowed.
You see, it’s all fine and dandy to start these things – like the ‘Muslim Council of Britain – the premise is to support Muslims in Britain. The problem is, it excludes anyone who isn’t Muslim just as the ‘Black Police Officers Association’ might have a small issue with an applicant to join being, well, white.
It’s all very well to say “Yes, but minority groups need organisations like this to ensure they aren’t victimized and they get equal opportunities” and there is, of course, some truth in that.
The problem is, these organisations – often started with the best of intentions – end up exacerbating segregation. They often end up making the situation they aimed to resolve worse.
Sometimes this happens because the people who end up running the things are incapable of moderation. They force their views on the organisation and what started out with good intentions ends up undermining all the good intentions.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), for example, opposed the repeal of Section 28 on the grounds that presenting “homosexual practice as equivalent to marriage or in a morally neutral way is deeply offensive to Muslims” and that a repeal “undermines the institution of the family and will damage the fabric of our society”.
Whether they meant ‘our society’ in general or ‘their society’ remains a mystery.
MCB guidance for schools says that parents of Muslim children should be allowed to withdraw their children from school activities involving mixed swimming, dance, sex and relationship education, music, drama, and figurative drawing on religious grounds. On-farm visits, touching or feeding pigs should be prohibited. It also warns that pupils and parents may refuse to shake hands with the opposite sex during prize-giving ceremonies.
Excuse me MCB.
This is Britain. This is a western democracy in which you have chosen to live – or your parents did and you were born here.
Either way, you actually have no rights what so ever to state these things. More to the point, our government should be advising you that your children WILL participate in the education curriculum and that it is for YOU and YOUR faith to adapt to living here.
There is a reasonable alternative you know.
Did you know that there is a ‘Muslim Parliament of Great Britain’? There is you know. A parliament?? Really?? You actually think that in a billion gazillion years we would EVER let you have any political authority over one tiny minuscule inch of our island?
So, the MCB opposed the repeal of Section 28. The repeal was purely to ensure that members of the LGBT community had equal rights with everyone else.
That is what we are dealing with here.
Organisations often began in good faith to help minorities becoming dangerous breeding grounds for extreme views that actually perpetuate the segregation of faiths and races.
So. I’m Muslim bashing am I?
Fine. You say that all you like.
Perhaps you could explain your stance to the LGBT community in Britain. I’m sure they would understand that my criticisms are racist, Nazi Islamophobic rants. I’m sure they would understand that saying anything bad about the Muslim Council of Britain wanting to deny them their rights as human beings makes me a right wing nut job.
Now there’s an odd thing. Me, a right-wing nut job, standing up for the LGBT community.
It’s a strange world ain’t it?