Wishful thinking: UK Imams to be told to speak English at mosques in bid to end hate preaching

Imams are to be encouraged to deliver their sermons in English under measures being prepared to rid Britain of hate preaching.

The Telegraph has been told that the counter-extremism taskforce is working on the plans amid concern that preaching in foreign languages enforces divisions between Islam and mainstream British society and can foster radicalisation.

Ministers have been inspired by some Middle Eastern countries that have begun urging that sermons be published in English online. A senior Government source said: “If imams are speaking in another language it makes it far harder to know if radicalisation is taking place.”

  • ontario john

    Doesn’t stop them in Toronto.

    • Hell no. Justin encourages it in fact on account it’s so diverse and multicultural.

      • ontario john

        Robert Fulford has a good story on anti-semitism at the National Post.

  • mobuyus

    Where ever and when ever an “imam”opens his fucking mouth radicalization is taking place.

  • pdxnag

    Yeah, kurse the Kafir in their own language. But somehow the war cry Allahu Akbar!!! still translates to Allahu Akbar!!!.

  • For example, Church of England sermons are always preached in English, which is why it’s so easy to monitor them for hate speech, calls to holy war, killing gays, going off to join terrorist groups etc.

  • Millie_Woods

    “If imams are speaking in another language it makes it far harder to know if radicalisation is taking place.”

    No shit Sherlock. It’s hard to believe that within living memory the British dominated half of the world.

  • tom_billesley

    How do you preach a religion of hate when you must not preach hate?
    Using that book makes it difficult not to preach hate.

  • Ed

    Its all greek to me.

  • Blacksmith

    It is the book they use.

  • Jabberwokk

    Chance of success: 0%

  • Fred_Z

    Are mosques tax exempt as churches? If they are, ought they be required to conduct their business in an official language?

  • Shebel

    This is definitely Islamophobia .
    Ask Justin.
    In Canada–you can wear a Mask and never speak English or French.
    We love Diversity and Inclusiveness and will enforce it on –
    White People and Christians.

  • I take it white, middle-class, right-leaning males will be employed to enforce this? Or will those who “once dominated half the world”, as Millie Woods wryly observed, trust the Imams to police themselves? Bookies are on stand-by for those who want to place a bet.

    In other news, Western authorities have instructed alligators not to eat people who fall into their swamps, and the Labour Party has tabled a motion ordering the Earth to revolve the other way round so as not to upset anyone who doesn’t like the way it currently goes.

  • “Ministers have been inspired by some Middle Eastern countries that have begun urging that sermons be published in English online”

    I take it these Ministers are sufficiently fluent in the precise version of Arabic used by each Imam to be certain there is some similarity with the English translations. Or will they just accept assurances from Imams, in order to avoid charges of racism, Islamophobia and assorted other words invented by the Muslim Brotherhood? Cue Millie Woods again.