A senior lay member of the Church of England’s “Parliament” has called for a ban on the building of more mosques in Britain. Alison Ruoff, a long-standing member of the General Synod, said that new mosques should not be built in this country while Islamic states continued to persecute Christians.
Mrs Ruoff, speaking in an interview with Premier Radio, the Christian radio station, said: “No more mosques in the UK. We are constantly building new mosques, which are paid for by the money that comes from oil states. We have only in this country, as far as we know, 3.5 to four million Muslims. There are enough mosques for Muslims in this country, they don’t need any more.
“We don’t need to have sharia law which would come with more mosques imposed upon our nation, if we don’t watch out, that would happen. If we want to become an Islamic state, this is the way to go.
“You build a mosque and then what happens? You have Muslim people moving into that area, all the shops will then become Islamic, all the housing will then become Islamic and as the Bishop of Rochester has so wisely pointed out, that will be a no go area for anyone else. They will bring in Islamic law. We cannot allow that to happen.” Mrs Ruoff added: “We are still a Christian country, we need to hold on to that. If we don’t watch out, we will become an Islamic state. It’s that serious.”
Inayat Bunglawala, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “These are unfortunately very bigoted and, frankly, xenophobic remarks.” He added: “These kinds of comments you would expect to come from someone from the BNP not the Church.”
Indeed, the BNP itself applauds Ruoff’s “starlingly [sic] refreshing statement”.
See also the online discussion on the Daily Express website. Sample comments:
“Most people I believe agree with Alison Ruoff and dont want any Mosques in this country let alone more. With this Bunglawala and his Muslim Council the BNP is looking more and more attractive to vote for as each day goes by.”
“WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? WHY ARE WE BUILDING MOSQUE’S WHEN WE ARE UNDER THREAT FROM ISLAM? WHY ISN’T THIS GOVERNMENT DEFENDING THE CHRISTIAN BASIS OF THIS COUNTRY? WHY, WHY, WHY?”
“I’ve seen Geert Wilmer’s film Fitna and every word and image of it is true. There is no room for Islam in Britain or Europe or indeed on the planet. The preaching and dissemination of it is SEDITION. Pull down the Mosques and deport all of those who espouse Islam…”
“Wouldn’t it be a better idea to demolish the existing mosques never mind letting them build more of their temples of backwardness and intolerance?”
“We do not want the Islamification of Britain. Stop immigration now! Stop the building of mosques. Never accept Sharia law in this country. This government, and previous ones, have overlooked the systematic erosion of our cultural lives…. The seeds of Islam are planted and have spread over our land like poison ivy.”