‘Immigrants must earn respect’

In an article headed “Immigrants must earn respect” John Lloyd adds his ten cents to the “Undercover Mosque” controversy.

He writes: “poor ethnic groups bring their own forms of crime. Sometimes this crime echoes down through the third and fourth generations of immigrants – as with the spate of black-on-black shootings in London and Manchester and the embrace of violent Islamism by some Muslim youths…. There is no longer any place for a view that pardons minorities for crimes and behaviour not tolerated in the majority. Bafflingly, such a view seemed to be in evidence when the UK’s West Midlands police and the Crown Prosecution Service chided a Channel 4 programme, broadcast in January, that showed violent prejudice against non-Muslims being preached in a mosque.”

Financial Times, 14 August 2007