But by far the worst error has been the state's addiction to
immigration and multiculturalism. Domestic jihadism is the direct
creation of a political class obsessed with open borders and the
transformation of our society's structure. Thanks to these two
strategies, the Muslim population of Britain has now reached almost
three million, while one in 10 British children under the age of four is
Muslim. The pro-immigration brigade tells us that this is no problem,
since the "vast majority" of Muslims are moderate. But that is more
self-deceit at odds with the evidence. One independent survey showed
that 40 per cent of Muslims here want to live under Sharia law; another
revealed that 32 per cent of Muslim students at university felt killing
in the name of religion is justified.
Such attitudes have been
reinforced by the state's fixation with cultural diversity which,
instead of promoting integration, encourages migrant groups to cling to
their traditional customs, practices, even languages. That is how we
have ended up with Muslim enclaves dominated by the burkha, sharia
tribunals, forced marriages, and ballot box fraud. Nor do the mosques do
much to promote social cohesion. A recent study found that, out of
Britain's 1,700 mosques, just two follow a modernist interpretation of
the Koran, while a quarter do not even allow women on the premises.
the truth is that Islamic extremists have contempt for our society.
Their allegiance is entirely to their hardline doctrine, not to this
INDEED, it is absurd to describe them as "British" at
all, for they have complete disdain for the normal responsibilities of
They are interested only in exploiting us, whether it be through welfare or education or housing or legal aid."