‘What are we to do about Islam?’ A right-wing bigot explains

The Social Affairs Unit has reproduced the speech given by Douglas Murray, author of Neoconservatism: Why We Need It, at the Pim Fortuyn Memorial Conference on Europe and Islam in the Netherlands last month. It includes gems such as the following:

Why is it that time and again the liberal West is crumpling before the violence, intimidation and thuggery of Islam? … It is late in the day, but Europe still has time to turn around the demographic time-bomb which will soon see a number of our largest cities fall to Muslim majorities. It has to. All immigration into Europe from Muslim countries must stop…. Conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board: Europe must look like a less attractive proposition. We in Europe owe – after all – no special dues to Islam. We owe them no religious holidays, special rights or privileges. From long before we were first attacked it should have been made plain that people who come into Europe are here under our rules and not theirs. There is not an inch of ground to give on this one.

Social Affairs Unit, 3 March 2006

Mad Mel is impressed: “You have to look hard to find such moral clarity within today’s British Conservative party – or indeed most of the British establishment.”

Melanie Phillips’s Diary, 6 March 2006