Muslim Britain

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Religion
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Not quite, in fact far from what the title suggests, but Muslims in Britain have a voice without a doubt.

I have been reading a few complaints recently from British Muslims about things like, how they are perceived, how people have turned against them, all the bad things about living in Britain, etc., etc.

Firstly, they are the only people who quote their nationality before their religion. British Muslim. Is that different to any other kind of Muslim? Should I be saying I am a British Protestant, (or more truthfully, a British Agnostic)? Should British Catholics be looked upon any differently to any other Catholics?

There are about 2.7 million Muslims living in the UK. This is around 2.5% of the population. A lot of them nowadays are British born and bred and they don’t know any other country. They do appear, however, to need reminding that Britain is NOT a Muslim country and already does far more than many other countries to accommodate Muslims. It’s a big problem with a very simple solution. If, as a Muslim, you have a problem with the UK, then go and live in a country that is Muslim.

As far as immigration is concerned, Britain must have one of the softest policies in the world. This is what Australian Prime Minister at the time, Julia Gillard, said in 2012, “This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND and OUR LIFESTYLE and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining and griping about our flag, our pledge, our Christian beliefs, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE“.

She went on to lose the election in 2013 and Tony Abbott is now Prime Minister but I doubt this speech did her any harm.

As I said earlier, I am Agnostic so I don’t have any particular feelings one way or another about ANY religion but, although I have chosen to live in Spain, I am quite patriotic and I dislike the amount of complaining being done in the UK by minority groups, religious or otherwise, whose origins are from outside of the UK. To quote Julia Gillard again, “Immigrants, not Australians, must adapt”.

I read a letter to David Cameron in the Guardian the other day. It was from a “British Muslim”, born and bred in Manchester and a supporter of Liverpool FC for some reason known only to herself. The purpose of her letter was to complain about Cameron’s radicalisation speech. My first reaction was to wonder if she was aware what would happen to her if she complained, in writing, about the leader of a Muslim country. She never broached that subject so she either doesn’t know, or chooses to ignore it.

In a country such as the UK, where freedom of speech is valued, nothing of course is done to you just because you disagree with the Prime Minister. The same cannot be said for the Muslim countries. She should either be thankful she was born in the UK, or she should take Julia Gillards advice.

Unfortunately the UK is bending over backwards so much to accommodate these minorities that it is in danger of completely falling over.Enough is enough, give Britain back to the British, teach English and one other language, (French or Spanish, I would suggest), in schools. Stick to the two main religions as far as teaching is concerned and lets get some decent values back in the country.

Immigrants have always been welcome in the UK, that is not something that necessarily needs to change. A measure of control and a few rules might help make everybody happier.

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Comments
  1. Liliane says:

    Why is it that muslims have to label their nationality together with their religion? It is something that I have never encountered in other countries in Europe or America. People don’t go saying I am a Spanish Catholic, Belgian Protestant or an Italian Orthodox.
    When I was a child at school we had the choice of Catholic religion because the country is Catholic or for the non catholics Citizen Education . Any other religions our parents would take us after school to whichever religion they wanted us to follow. Faith wasn’t an issue like it is now.

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