Views of Muslim leader have no place in Britain

FOR 33 years Muhammad Afzal has been a Birmingham councillor. As the Muslim population of our second city grows rapidly through childbirth, let alone immigration, his popularity at the ballot box inevitably grows too.

This year the council honoured Afzal at the age of 72 by choosing him as the next Lord Mayor, a decision designed to send a positive message of equality and opportunity to the city’s 234,000 Muslims.

But what message does Afzal himself send out? One of medieval bigotry, prejudice and discrimination, it seems, which differs little from the propaganda rantings of the so-called Islamic State – except that mercifully he does not prescribe violence as a means to its end.

That end, for Afzal and many other senior Muslims, is to establish in Britain a maledominated culture which treats women as second-class citizens, shrugging off forced marriage and domestic violence. In other words, the sharia laws of Pakistan and Syria should rule in Perry Bar and Solihull too.

  • Martin B

    Whenever politicians decide to send a positive message of equality and opportunity to Mohammedans, you know something terrible is going to happen.

  • Waffle

    I feel bad for England (the land of my birth) but it’s futile to bolt the door after the horse has already left the barn.

  • canminuteman

    My grand father was a fire man in Birmingham during the blitz of WW2. What a waste of time and effort that was.

    • Millie_Woods

      How many willing allies do you think Britain could drum up today in an existential battle?

  • luna

    Sharia opposes basic human rights including equality, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion.

    Not only does Islam have no place in Britain, it has no place in any positron of political power anywhere in the world, especially the U.N. human rights council.

  • V10_Rob

    The sooner, the better.

    They wanted it, they got it. Major chunks of Europe are becoming a lost cause. At least they’ll serve as a cautionary, living warning to the rest of the West. Having the UK as one of them has the added benefit of no language barrier to North America, meaning the horror stories aren’t quarantined by linguistics (ie. censorship without effort).

  • JoKeR