This is what muslims mean when they call for religious understanding and tolerance: Tolerate our way, or else.
Muslim extremism in Britain will grow unless the Government and society learn to understand Islam, Malaysia’s prime minister has warned.
Abdullah Badawi claimed that the legacy of Britain’s imperial past has hampered its ability to appreciate its Islamic population.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the prime minister urged Gordon Brown to allow the country’s Muslims to live under sharia law, but also said that they must prove their worth to society.
His comments are set to fuel the debate over the role of Islam in Britain following the Church of England’s attack on the Government for already giving more attention to Muslims than Christians.
A report, commissioned by the Church and published today, accuses ministers of paying only “lip service” to Christianity and marginalising the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, while focusing “intently” on Islam.
However, Mr Abdullah argues that the Government must do more to ensure Muslims don’t feel discriminated against if it is to tackle the rise of radicalism.
“The failure to understand Muslims is driving a divide between the communities,” he said.
“Gordon Brown must encourage a better understanding because Britain must appreciate its Muslims.”
I am quite certain the British commoners understand muslims. I am sure the numerous British kids being savagely beaten by muslim gangs understand muslims. If muslims would stop leaving backpack bombs on subways, and rapind girls who they claim deserve it due to their western wear, and behaving like animals with their apparent lack of self control, people would appreciat muslims.
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