Stephen wrote:There are what people are calling no go zones here in the UK, but mention this to an apologist for islam and they will call you an outright liar.
Apparently he is not alone in that view.
Almost a third of British people now believe the myth that there are “no-go zones” where non-Muslims cannot enter, according to a report warning of mounting intolerance.
(The Independent newspaper, oct 2018)
But no one seems to know where these no-go areas are, depite 'great swaths of the UK that have been taken over by Muslims' (stephen's words).
I have to correct Stephen on one point - I am not an apologist for islam. Yassine is, I am not. The last thing I want is an Islamic Republic of Britain.
What I am is 'anti-xenophobic'. Stephen calls me an apologist because I have tried to counter some of the more egregious fibs told about Islam and Muslims because - due to the unstinting efforts of Stephen and his like minded friends - anti-Muslim feeling is ratcheting up. I don't fear Britain becoming an Islamic state, but I do fear it becoming an un-liberal and intolerant one.
The prospect of an Islamic Britain is a bogey man - it isn't on the most distant horizon. But a Britain that has abandoned its traditions of tolerance to appease baseless fears peddled by xenophobes in the near future is very much on the cards.