Liberal Fears Must Not Silence Debate on Militant Islam

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Liberal Fears Must Not Silence Debate on Militant Islam


THE growth of militant Islam in Britain is one of the least discussed but most important developments of our era. A politically correct fear of committing 'Islamophobia' has prevented a much-needed debate on this subject for far too long.

Multicultural liberals, especially, are reluctant to criticise Islam because they view it as an ally in their campaign to revolutionise Western culture.

They have until now welcomed the growth of the Muslim population of Britain and of Europe as a whole.

They have been slow to understand that large numbers of Muslims are profoundly hostile to the open, sexually liberated lifestyles which liberalism promotes.

If Western Christian fundamentalists, for instance, refused to treat AIDS patients on the grounds that they were paying the just price of sin, there would be a mighty outcry against them from the Left and they would probably be hounded from their posts. And in this case the Left would be right. No civilised society could withhold treatment from patient on such grounds.

If Christians dared insist that female medical students went about swathed in veils to protect their chastity, they would be mocked without mercy.

Yet it is more than likely that The Mail on Sunday's disclosure today that Muslim doctors and medical students are doing these things will be met by nothing more than an embarrassed silence from liberal quarters. It will be insinuated yet again that those who have raised the alarm have racist motives.

Such a reaction would be wrong, foolish, short-sighted and dangerous. …

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