When you have a boss who’s as weak as a matchstick suspension bridge, it is important to speak your mind on issues of pressing concern. I have wholeheartedly agreed with the Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, on a number of occasions and am pleased to do so again. Dr Ali has accused many in the Muslim ‘faith’ of being hypocrites; promoting a ‘dual psychology’ of victimhood and domination (a practice, incidentally, mastered by Sinn Fein/IRA). Crucially, Dr Ali has said it will never be possible to satisfy the demands of Muslims because their basic premise was to stifle criticism or action when they are perceived to be victims, but also to press their demands under a cloak of religious rights and entitlements when Islam would be advanced.
How long will we have to wait before the liberal wing of the Anglican faith (and as an life-long Anglican I can tell you there are thousands) begin their character assassination of Dr Ali (by contrast Muslims tend to practice actual assassination, as any friend of Theo Van Gogh will tell you)? Will The Archbishop of Canterbury support the right of one of his bishops to make this entirely reasonable analysis? Or will he take cover in his usual style by prostrating himself before the effective enemies of this country and, moreover, the religion of which he is a part?
Islam is a threat to our country and way of life if it is not kept firmly in-check. Instead of condemning Dr Ali, the people of this country should be applauding him for the astute articulation of some very accurate viewpoints. As for Rowan Williams, a slight alteration to the term ‘bishopric’ was never more appropriate.