‘The time has come for Muslims to fully adopt the British way of life’

“… while the Arch­bishop and his fellow travellers spout their nonsense, the leaders of British Islam still don’t appreciate the degree to which their behaviour is despised by the majority of the public. Unless they give up their obsession with grievance and victimhood and instead understand the need to integrate and contribute positively, Britain will slide towards segregation and civil strife….

“Consider which of these statements best reflects your own view: a) Britain would be a better country if there were more Muslims living here. b) There is the right number of Muslims in Britain to serve the country’s interests. c) It would be preferable if Britain did not have a large Muslim population at all. Got an answer yet? I bet it wasn’t A….

“On an economic level, the impact of Britain’s Muslims is massively negative. Research shows Muslim communities are typified by heavy levels of welfare dependency and low levels of wealth creation…. On a wider cultural basis, the impact of Islam on this country is also strongly negative in the eyes of the public. Islam has repressed women in a way Britain has not tolerated for hundreds of years. Forced marriage, honour killing, female genital mutilation, enforced wearing of the veil – all are abominations present within British Muslim communities.

“The repression of womenfolk has also led some Muslim men to view vulnerable young women from outside the faith as sub-human sexual fodder fit only to be used and abused. Freedom of speech has also been curtailed thanks to the sabre-rattling of angry Muslims. Not since the ‘fatwah’ declared upon Salman Rushdie, forcing him into hiding, have even our most outspoken public figures felt free to fully express themselves. Muslim urban ghettos have also reintroduced electoral fraud as a regular feature of British political life.”

Patrick O’Flynn in the Daily Express, 12 February 2008