THE SUN IS SETTING OVER CHRISTIAN EUROPE. DARK ISLAMIC CLOUDS COVERING THE SKY OVERHEAD.
News item published in The Daily Telegraph, London, October 3, 2015.
Today while GERMANY is celebrating her EMANCIPATION and the end of DIVISION in 1990, Europe has every reason to fear the rise of ISLAMIC STATE (Isil) here with hundreds of thousands of gate crashing MUSLIM migrants arriving from the war torn violent Middle East.
Fear of Muslims is tearing British society apart, warns Welby
By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor
FEAR of Muslisms has stirred up division between neighbours in Britain in a way not seen in living memory, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.
The Most Rev Justin Welby said tensions had “seeped into our society” threatening to fracture multiculturalism by widening “cracks” between different communities into seemingly insurmountable barriers.
Britain, he said, is now “living in a time of tension and fear” in which extremists try to marginalise the mainstream, while secularists wish to turn religion into an activity like sex, which should be between consenting adults in private”.
He told a gathering orgnanised by Muslim leaders in Cardiff that mainsteam elements in all major religions must make their message more “exciting and beautiful” to drown out extremists.
It was not enough, he said, to condemn hate preachers without putting forward a powerful alternative.
Archbishop Welby emphasised parallels between Christianity and Islam, such as their strikingly similar beliefs about the justification for war but he said it was important not to “gloss over” fundamental differences.
He insisted that many faiths, not just Islam, had a problem with radicalisation. Christians, he said, should not deny “accountability” for the role of their faith in “many atrocities over the centuries including recent decades.
The Archbishop was addressing an interfaith dinner at Cardiff City Hall hosted by the Muslim Council of Wales. Among the guests were the heads of the Anglican churches of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the first time all four Anglican leaders had met in one place.
Saleem Kidwai, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales, described terrorism as a “cancer” but added that Muslims felt as if they were living under siege.
“The Muslims I meet in mosques and across Wales generally, are concerned about the environment where they are raising their children,” he said.
“(It is) an environment in which to be a Muslim is to be treated with suspicion.
My dear, MUSLIMS ARE FEARED EVERYWHERE, ESPECIALLY IN MUTILATED INDIA AND AMONG THE YAZIDIS, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN MIDDLE EAST.