Believe what you like but please do it at home
Reader comment on: London Rejects Plan for Mega-Mosque
Submitted by John Morton (United Kingdom), Dec 12, 2012 08:04
Projects of this nature cannot be allowed. Integration is an urgent need facing mankind but it requires compromise, which is impossible to achieve when followers of a religion believe in the total infallibility of their beliefs. In Islam there is only the will of their god, which is why democracy, as we in the West understand it, will always be impossible to administer. If we do not continue to fight the relentless expansion of this proselytizing faith, Britain will become a Muslim state within 50 years, after which an inevitable descent into petty sectarian rivalries, with attendant violence and murder, will surely follow. Beliefs divide people, and allowing projects such as this to succeed will emphasize and reinforce divisions in society that are already running dangerously high.
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Other reader comments on this item
|How dare they threaten! [75 words]||Margaret Davenport||Dec 12, 2012 08:15|
|↔ We don't want you [74 words]||Jordan||Dec 16, 2012 12:08|
|⇒ Believe what you like but please do it at home [127 words]||John Morton||Dec 12, 2012 08:04|
|Great [12 words]||Emanuel||Dec 12, 2012 06:33|
|Plan to establish Sharia-controlled enclave in East London? [29 words]||Peter Saunders||Dec 12, 2012 02:06|
|Good for London [55 words]||Cary Greenberg||Dec 11, 2012 16:23|
|I don't get it [15 words]||Lauren||Dec 11, 2012 16:18|
|Mego-Mosque for Mega-Mosqueteers [12 words]||Docky Wocky||Dec 11, 2012 16:13|
|Good news! [21 words]||Khushi||Dec 11, 2012 11:27|
|No more mosques [55 words]||Rajesh||Dec 11, 2012 10:43|
|↔ Victory for Infidels [120 words]||Valhalla||Dec 11, 2012 17:30|
|↔ Agree [67 words]||Plumbird||Dec 26, 2012 22:04|
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by Khaled Abu Toameh
To understand what drives a young Palestinian to carry out such a deadly attack, one needs to look at the statements of Palestinian Authority leaders during the past few weeks.
The anti-Israel campaign of incitement reached its peak with Abbas's speech at the UN a few weeks ago, when he accused Israel of waging a "war of genocide" in the Gaza Strip. Abbas made no reference to Hamas's crimes against both Israelis and Palestinians.
Whatever his motives, it is clear that the man who carried out the most recent attack, was influenced by the messages that Abbas and and the Palestinian Authority leadership have been sending their people.
by Richard Kemp
Would General Allen -- or any other general today -- recommend contracting out his country's defenses if it were his country at stake? Of course not.
The Iranian regime remains dedicated to undermining and ultimately destroying the State of Israel. The Islamic State also has Israel in its sights and would certainly use the West Bank as a point from which to attack, if it were open to them.
There can be no two-state solution and no sovereign Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan, however desirable those things might be. The stark military reality is that Israel cannot withdraw its forces from the West Bank.
Fatah leaders ally themselves with the terrorists of Hamas, and, like Hamas, they continue to reject the every existence of the State of Israel.
If Western leaders actually want to help, they should use all diplomatic and economic means to make it clear to the Palestinians that they will never achieve an independent and sovereign state while they remain set on the destruction of the State of Israel.
by Louis René Beres
The Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO], forerunner of today's Palestinian Authority, was founded in 1964, three years before Israel came into the unintended control of the West Bank and Gaza. What therefore was the PLO planning to "liberate"?
Why does no one expect the Palestinians to cease all deliberate and random violence against Israeli civilians before being considered for admission to statehood?
On June 30, 1922, a joint resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States endorsed a "Mandate for Palestine," confirming the right of Jews to settle anywhere they chose between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. This is the core American legacy of support for a Jewish State that President Obama now somehow fails to recall.
A sovereign state of Palestine, as identified by the Arabs -- a Muslim land occupied by "Palestinian" Arabs -- has never existed; not before 1948, and not before 1967. From the start, it was, and continues to be, the Arab states -- not Israel -- that became the core impediment to Palestinian sovereignty.
by Timon Dias
It looks as if this new law is meant to serve as a severe roadblock to parties that would like to dismantle the EU in a democratic and peaceful way from within.
A rather dull semantic trick pro-EU figures usually apply, is calling their opponents "anti-Europe."
by Alan M. Dershowitz