One third of UK Muslim students surveyed believe that killing in the name of religion is justified.
* 40 per cent support the introduction of sharia into British law for Muslims
* a third back the notion of a worldwide Islamic caliphate (state) based on sharia law
* 40 per feel it is unacceptable for Muslim men and women to mix freely
* 24 per cent do not think men and women are equal in the eyes of Allah
* a quarter have little or no respect for homosexuals.
…it is Muslims, not non-Muslims, who have interpreted the Qur’an’s verses of violence as enjoining warfare against non-Muslims ever since the beginning of Islam.
To act as if Islamic jihad supremacism is a problem of non-Muslims taking verses out of context is simply to engage in denial — at best.
The bottom line on that, however, is that even if Pipes and Emerson and Gaffney and I really did hate Muslims, that wouldn’t establish a thing about the Islamic supremacist agenda, or about how Grover Norquist has helped to push that agenda forward.
If we really did hate Muslims, would that mean that Grover Norquist has not enabled Islamic supremacists to gain access to the highest levels of the U.S. government? As common as this “hate” charge is, it is just a red herring, a diversion from the genuine issues.
And it is, of course, an effective diversion on many levels. It moves the onus from Norquist and the Islamic supremacists to those who are resisting them. It changes the categories, so that Muslims become the victims of “hate” — the cardinal sin in today’s multiculturalist fog — instead of perpetrators of Islamic supremacist oppression.
It lines up anti-jihadists for vilification and marginalization as bigots and for possible prosecution under hate speech laws, if Islamic supremacists can succed in ramming those through.
And what does the president of the National Union of Students, Wes Streeting, have to say? “It can only serve to generate a climate of fear on campuses.”
Well, that’s stating the obvious, you might think. But hang on. Streeting doesn’t mean that the fear is generated by the fact that (for example) 32 per cent of Muslim students support killing in the name of religion. He means that revealing the figures generates fear. Better not to know, in other words.