Why is the west so afraid of Islam? A socially engaged faith, it is the sole religious group that causes jitters in Whitehall and Westminster. A study of the Qu’ran is now seen as subversive with masjids in Britain divided into trustworthy and compliant and those that preach and engender radicalism.
Intelligent Muslims have no animosity to the Bani Yehudi yet stereotypes of mad mullahs abound. Perhaps Bramshill fears Islam as it will not be cowed, the Umma stands up against the sort of persecution that is so typical of “the establishment” here. Finally the far right uses Islam as a vote catcher (the BNP, C 18 and EDL lost out with Holocaust denial) and we know how many police support the neo-nazis in Britain.
Oderint dum metuant. Eh?