Monday, January 29, 2007

Is Civil War Inevitable In Britain?

A new report seems to point to the idea that it is, if the Brits don't put an end to multculturalism:

The doctrine of multi-culturalism has alienated an entire generation of young Muslims and made them increasingly radical, a report has found.

In stark contrast with their parents, growing numbers sympathise with extreme teachings of Islam, with almost four in ten wanting to live under Sharia law in Britain.

The study identifies significant support for wearing the veil in public, Islamic schools and even punishment by death for Muslims who convert to another religion.

Most alarmingly, 13 per cent of young Muslims said they "admired" organisations such as Al Qaeda which are prepared to "fight the West".

The poll exposes a fracture between the attitudes of Muslims aged 16 to 24, most of whom were born in Britain, and those of their parents’ generation, who are more likely to have been immigrants.

A report published alongside the poll, commissioned by the Right-wing think tank Policy Exchange and carried out by Populus, said the doctrine of multi-culturalism was at least partly responsible.

A series of Labour ministers have broken recently with the idea that different communities should not be forced to integrate but should be allowed to maintain their own culture and identities.

Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Racial Equality, and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, have also expressed serious doubts about multi-culturalism.

Academic Munira Mirza, lead author of the report, said: "The emergence of a strong Muslim identity in Britain is, in part, a result of multi-cultural policies implemented since the 1980s which have emphasised difference at the expense of shared national identity and divided people along ethnic, religious and cultural lines."

The poll of 1,000 Muslims, weighted to represent the population across the UK, found that a growing minority of youngsters felt they had less in common with non-Muslims than their parents did.

While only 17 per cent of over-55s said they would prefer to live under Sharia law, that increased to 37 per cent of those aged 16 to 24.

Sharia law, which is practised in large parts of the Middle East, specifies stonings and amputations as routine punishments for crimes.

It also acts as a religious code for living, covering dietary laws and dress codes. Religious police are responsible for bringing suspects before special courts.

The poll found that just 19 per cent of Muslims over 55 would prefer to send their children to Islamic state schools. That increased to 37 per cent of those aged 16 to 24.

If a Muslim converts to another religion, 36 per cent of 16-to-24-year-olds thought this should be punished by death, compared with 19 per cent of 55s and over.

According to the poll, 74 per cent of those aged 16 to 24 prefer Muslim women to wear the veil, compared with only 28 per cent of over 55s.

The report by Miss Mirza, British-born daughter of Pakistani immigrants, concludes that some Muslim groups have exaggerated the problems of "Islamophobic" sentiment among non-Muslim Britons, which has fuelled a sense of victimhood.


Pastorius said...

Yes, usually youths are concerned with frivolous stuff like soccer, chasing girls, and the like. This new generation seems poised for leadership.

Captain USpace said...

Britain better start waking up and do something, or it will be a bloody mess.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe loves

raz said...

Yes uspace.
Britain better start waking up and do something,

At least this "Story" got a mention on Sky News this morning.
So some Brits might take notice at least those that don't watch BBC.
(British Broadcasting Caphilate)

or it will be a bloody mess,

Yes, but where do you think all the weapons are stashed. I give you a clue there not in churches,
synagogues or temples.

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly this story has also appeared at al-Beeb:

Pastorius said...

I've got a question:

How exactly does it follow that America's foreign policy, or Israel's conflict with the Palestinians, leads to more Muslims believing that apostates should be put to death?

Anonymous said...

The story is currently being debated at;jsessionid=4342K20A0HS4XQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?view=BLOGDETAIL&grid=F11&blog=yourview&xml=/news/2007/01/29/ublview29.xml

Some of the views are decidedly un-PC.