Anti-Muslim Prejudice is Normal in Britain, Says Politician

A British cabinet minister, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, will denounce the anti-Muslim sentiment that she says has become socially acceptable in a speech on Thursday night, the text of which has been excerpted by the Daily Telegraph.  Warsi, a Pakistani-born minister who is also the chairwoman of the Conservative Party, will say that dividing Muslims into “moderate” and “extremist” will only end up fueling more hate.

Muslims comprise about 5 percent of the British population.  London and other British cities have several times been the centers of Islamist plots, the most notable of which was the London subway bombing in July 2005, in which 52 people died.

“Those who commit criminal acts of terrorism in our country need to be dealt with not just by the full force of the law,” Warsi will say. 

But, she will add, “It’s not a big leap of imagination to predict where the talk of ‘moderate’ Muslims leads; in the factory, where they’ve just hired a Muslim worker, the boss says to his employees: ‘Not to worry, he’s only fairly Muslim’,” she will say.  In the school, the kids say: ‘The family next door are Muslim but they’re not too bad’.  And in the road, as a woman walks past wearing a burka, the passers-by think: ‘That woman’s either oppressed or is making a political statement’.”

The BBC has had a series of stories recently about a Bedfordshire town called Luton, which was the subject of much controversy in December because it was the home of the man who was named in the Stockholm bombing.  He apparently attended the Luton Islamic Centre briefly, but “stormed out” after his extremist views were criticized.  The town is also the home of the English Defence League, a group which holds angry and sometimes violent anti-Islamist demonstrations across the country.  It is apparently highly segregated and demonstrates some of the worst ethnic or sectarian frictions that can occur in Britain.

The Luton borough council is trying to prevent the English Defence League from staging a march on February 5.  Meanwhile, it’s a great sign that a legislator is willing to so boldly say what British Muslims are surely feeling – and let’s hope that Warsi continues to speak out.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.


Past Member
George S6 years ago

Im not religious , but as someone who lives works and travels extesively accross the UK i see the `muslim effect` almost every day. There are towns in which i, as a white christian, cannot go into a shop and be served, there are whole areas where it would be dangerous for me to walk the streets. It is an offence for any white christian to make any sort of `racial` comment about a muslim but they may say what they want! If i go into a bank or public building i must remove my crash helmet or head covering , Muslims do not! They congregate in , for want of a better term, Ghettos and refuse point blank to integrate into our society, insisting that everything round them must be their own culture! This is not to say that all muslims are nasty terorists. Most are hard working people with the same day to day problems as the rest of us. They still would not let their daughters dat a christian though!!! It seems so unfair when the whole legal system and ethos of a christian country is biased in favourof a savage and evil religion who`s chief prophet was a paedofile! and before the pc brigade complain, How old was mohammeds `wife`? 6?

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Past Member 6 years ago

Islam. Is. Not. A. Race.
Yes, let's hope warsi does continue to speak out, as she's just attempted to destroy what has been a 'plank' in her own and the islamists' propaganda barrel; the delineation between 'moderate', and 'extreme' islam. It's a well known fact amongst those who have studied it that there is only ONE islam, and that the brutality, oppression, abuse and the terror(''I have been given the keys of eloquent speech, and given victory through terror - mohammed), manifest throughout the world are PURE islam.
If muslims are feeling the heat, good. Maybe if they had put more effort into assimilating, and into removing the 'mad dogs' from within their communities, the situation would not be how it is. It will improve if and when they do, although personally I think it's going to get a LOT worse first. And just so's you know, they're coming your way too USA.
Wake up.

Barry Turbutt
Barry Turbutt6 years ago

The Muslims have already eroded much if our freedom of speech in UK. Unfortunately, Christians are not opposing them. The Archbishop of Canterbury want Sharia Law. Does he realise that under it, he could even be executed!

Will L.
Past Member 7 years ago

NO worries..Armageddon will clean out the lot..Muslim, Christian, Hindu,Buddhists, they will all perish in the global mushroom patch..then maybe the rest of us will have a little peace..:0) America can't allow the "others" to exist..will scorch the earth..has to or it's game over for America.head down ass up to Allah..just start the nuclear war now why wait !! depopulate !! :0) have it all ! Thats the plan anyways..No state that allowed immigration of Muslims displacement...they don't need bombs..they reproduce in truck loads.!! Globalists got the game figgered..have you ? Multiculturalism..chaos..Canada being dissected every day..Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christers by the 12 pack..each one different..all claim to be the only valid zealots on earth and uncompromising meet the unteachable..BOOM...
All the religions should get together and cream the globalists..!! They gonna cream you :) Ba BOOM..go on start killing each other..move this disaster on..

Jnanabrata S.
Dr. J. Sil7 years ago

"Religion is opium for people" is true for all religions. By being a follower of a religion, one is obliged to believe in whatever, rational or irrational, are written in his religious scriptures, without any right to questioning. However, THESE DAYS most religions, EXCEPT ISLAM, allows some degree of indulgence to a follower to exercise his own judgement. ISLAM being a VIOLENT religion, its followers are MOST UNFORTUNATELY bound by their religion to be intolerant to INFIDELS. One of my senior colleagues, a Muslim, requested me "you may discuss and comment on your gods as it is permitted by your religion but my religion does not permit me even to listen to such discussions. At least please do not utter the name of Allah or The Prophet at such discussions in my presence. I do not know what will be my fate after my death as my GOD is not as lenient as the one of yours and HE may take me to task for listening to what you are discussing against even your GOD".

Lindsey DTSW
.7 years ago

I see that double standard here on Care2 at times, Valda. Really hateful comments about Christians and Christianity will evoke nothing more than a yawn from others in many cases - but the same kind of comment against Islam or Muslims will provoke outrage from those same former yawners.

(And I'm atheist, by the way - with no use for either - or any - religion.)

valda p.
valda p7 years ago

Whenever anyone wants to discuss Islam or Muslims ,immediately you are called rascist,why?we have freedom of speech,and we are entitiled to have a discussion on these 2 very confronting issues,especially as I saw recently on video ,Muslims in England ,brandishing placards on which was written,'Behead those who insult Islam',Islam will dominate the world',Butcher those who mock Islam''Europe you will pay your 9/11 is on it's way''Europe is the cancer Islam is the answer'this display of hatred was in full sight of a police man ,standing there ,how is this allowed ?if non Muslims displayed the same messages of hate they would be jailed,they mean what they say,they have no intention of assimilating ,they are taught in their mosques by their Imams,clerics etc hatred of anything that is not of Islam,Sharia law is barbarism at it's worst,I have as much right as those placard hating Muslims to express my thoughts as they had the freedom to do so,I will be called 'racist what are they?:.

monica r.
monica r7 years ago

Here is something that may shed some light on why Brits aren't fond of Muslims. Text is quoted verbatim from posters that were glued to walls in various towns including some popped up in London (phone numbers/web address ommitted...there are some dhimmi nutters on CAIR2 who just might...):

"the evils of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me an STD!!!
On the second day debt, on the third rape, the fourth teenage pregnancies and then there was abortion, raves, claiming God has a son, blasphemy, exploitation, promiscuity, night clubs, crime, paedophilia, paganism, domestic violence, homelessness, violence, vandalism, alcohol, drugs...
In Islam we are protected from all of these evils
we have marriage, family honor, dignity
security, rights for man, woman and child"

Gosh, I can't imagine why that would offend anyone, it just makes me want to go hug a Muslim right now. And hypocritically enough, at the same time these went up, it was coming out that there were Muslims enticing and then raping HUNDREDS of non-Muslim British girls in a sex/prostitution ring, and of course imams do tutorials on how to beat your wife correctly, there have been beatings of non-Muslims, child marriages are common in the insular Muslim communities, etc. But that can't be. The sign says Islam has none of those things. Or if it does, surely Christmas is to blame.

monica r.
monica r7 years ago

@Carmel Harrison
"Extremists and terrorists are not Muslims!! They have taken a peaceful religion and taken from it what they want to promote hate. Extremists/terrorists and muslims should never be associated with each other."

Oh, well then tell the extremist terrorists to stop calling themselves Muslims, stop claiming they are Islam, stop yelling "allahu akhbar" over the cockpit radio, or shouting it right before shooting up a bunch of fellow soldiers and co-workers at Fort Hood. As you will see below, they are OBEYING the quran , the Muslim holy book.

@Helena Plum Bowyer
"Plus the same misinformation like the Infadels must be killed. This is not a view exppressed in the Koran."

The hell it isn't. Helena, I can show you over a hundred more like it, same source, but here's one quote from the quran, the holy book that defines Islam and is blasphemy to contradict. If you bothered to read the quran before spouting off what it supposedly doesn't teach, you wouldn't look like either a lying propagandist or a dhimmi-witted fool.
Quran 8:12
I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

INFIDEL: those who disbelieve
KILL: to deprive of life, to cause injury resulting in death, such as cutting off of heads
BEHEADING: cutting off someone's head, which is guaranteed to be a fatal injury, that is, it kills someone if you cut off their head