UK Government to Form Islamic Board of Advisors

Yup, the UK is heading downhill towards dar al-Islam faster than a greased pig on rocket assisted skis:

Islam body to guide UK govt
19 Jul 2008 – Times of India

LONDON: Britain has taken the lead among Western countries with large resident Muslim communities to fund a board of Islamic theologians who will pronounce on some of the knottiest, most controversial issues of faith such as women’s rights and kamikaze religiosity, in what many see as an attempt to create an Anglo-Saxon version of Islam.

[Uh, yeah, “women’s rights;” of which, Islam is such a great purveyor of… And, what the heck is “kamikaze religiosity?” Is that some sort of Islamic suicide bomber thingy???]

The British body, which is yet to be given a name, will bring together 20 leading Islamist thinkers. It will be financially sponsored by the government but is advertised as committed to the baseline of independent thought, with no reference to political considerations.

The British body will be distinct from its five-year-old French forbear, the Council for the Muslim Religion and will have more authority and weight than the UK’s most important, existing Muslim representative body, the Muslim Council of Britain.

Analysts said the new British body has emerged as an attempt to sideline violent extremists who preach a hate-filled version of Islam dedicated to the destruction of Western systems and patterns of thought.

The new British body, which was publicly endorsed as a good idea whose time has come by communities secretary Hazel Blears, will see Oxford and Cambridge Universities host a group of scholars to lead the debate on key British Muslim issues such as women’s rights and responsibilities and loyalty to the host country, Britain.

Radical Muslims have rejected the idea as a transparent ploy to create a British state-sponsored Islam that will be seen as a sham by most of Britain’s several-million-strong Muslim community.

But the new British board for Islam is seen as a significant indication of the way Western governments are likely to tackle the issue of huge numbers of disaffected, alienated, resident Muslim communities.

Like Britain, France and Germany – the other two western European countries with large Muslim populations – already have bodies to represent Muslim opinion.

Scholars told TOI it was notable that Germany’s four largest, mainly conservative Muslim associations got together in March 2007 to establish the Coordination Council of Muslims in order to define the terms of negotiation for the process of developing a consensus in society over the integration of Islam in the host country.

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One Comment on “UK Government to Form Islamic Board of Advisors”

  1. ISLAMSFORLOSERS Says:

    Infidel stupidity knows no bounds. Now they seem to be setting the foundation for a parallel government. Once that happens it’s only a matter of time before that parallel government totally takes over and then the UK will be officially of the ummah.


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