Monday, September 29, 2008

Burning for Islam

Yep, the followers of the Religion of Peace are at it again, this time trying to firebomb the home of a publisher for daring to publish a book about their beloved prophet's penchant for 9 year old girls.

Police moved in to arrest three men moments after a fire broke out at the London home and office of Martin Rynja in the early hours of Saturday.

The attack came days after Mr Rynja's company, Gibson Square, bought the rights to the book by the American writer Sherry Jones, which has already been likened to Sir Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.

As usual, the same old vitriol pours out from the usual suspects.

Hardline clerics said that further attacks would be "inevitable" if publication of the novel, The Jewel of Medina, goes ahead as planned next month.

Inevitable, eh? If it is "inevitable" that Islam leads to violence and terrorism against law abiding citizens, should it not be inevitable that followers of that religion face huge restrictions on their ability to practice their ideology?

Instead we give them more and more concessions - more mosques, more influence on local and central government policy, more preferential treatment. It really is time we had a government that was prepared to stand up to these bullying tactics and told people like Choudhary and other Moslem "community leaders" that they either get the followers of this "religion" to abide by the law of this country or their religion will face tough restrictions and the followers of this "religion" will be subject to severe restrictions on what they can do and where they can go.

I'm all for tolerance in Britain, but there are limits to what we should be expected to tolerate. In my view those limits were reached some years ago with the Salman Rushdie affair, but there have been considerably more outrages since then and still we refuse to acknowledge the root of the problem - or even that there is a problem.

We're always being told that there is nothing wrong with the RoP - it just needs to reform a little, but why would it reform when it is making progress in it's current form? Everywhere this ideology has gone it has brought violence, death, terrorism and hatred.

How much longer do we have to put up with it?

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