I’m writing a longer article on how crap Nazir Ali’s article in Standpoint is, but there’s no surprise that the usual suspects on the right are getting a hard-on over it. The thing is, Nazir Ali’s point was actually made by Melanie Phillips ages ago and it was taken apart then. After all, it wasn’t long when she asked in all seriousness: “How long will it be before Christianity becomes illegal in Britain?”
When Lord Nazir Ali is headlining your magazine then you know its rapidly going to become the house journal of Christian Concern for our Nation, Nadine Dorries MP and assorted Melanie Phillips fans (aka nutjobs). And in case you haven’t yet spotted the magazine’s recurring theme yet, there’s this gem from one Michael Burleigh:
Many of the 1.6 million Muslims living in Britain, for example, still do not seem to fully appreciate the outrage that a finger-jabbing minority causes at home and abroad with each escalating demand for Islamist enclaves.
That’s right folks – all of Britain’s Muslims are to blame for the way they allow some extremists to behave! No, there’s no stereotyping here. There’s no attempt to lump them all together. They’re just all to blame for the way that a “finger-jabbing minority”, otherwise referred to as “those uppity Muslims who don’t appreciate how lucky they are being allowed to live in Britain.” If any brown person gets too big for their boots, just blame the ethnics for letting the “finger-jabbing minority” get out of hand.
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