Sunday, 5 November 2006
From The Sunday Times.
THE Church of England’s only Asian bishop, whose father converted from Islam, has criticised many Muslims for their “dual psychology”, in which they desire both “victimhood and domination”.
In the most outspoken critique of Muslims by a church leader, Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, said that because of this view it would never be possible to satisfy all their demands.
“Their complaint often boils down to the position that it is always right to intervene when Muslims are victims, as in Bosnia or Kosovo, and always wrong when the Muslims are the oppressors or terrorists, as with the Taliban or in Iraq,” said Nazir-Ali. “Given the world view that has given rise to such grievances, there can never be sufficient appeasement and new demands will continue to be made.”
The failure to counter such beliefs meant that radical Islam had flourished in Britain, spread by extremist imams indoctrinating children for up to four hours a day, he said.
Nazir-Ali added that rigorous checks, from which the government had retreated in face of Muslims’ protests, should be imposed to ensure that arriving clerics were committed to the British way of life. “Characteristic British values have developed from the Christian faith and its vision of personal and common good,” said the bishop in an interview with The Sunday Times.
Nazir-Ali, 57, was born a Catholic in Karachi,( father converted from Islam to Catholicism) converted to Protestantism and was received into the Church of Pakistan at 20. He settled in Britain in the 1980s and became the youngest bishop in the world at 35.
Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said his comments were not “very helpful for community relationships”.
So knowing his onions as he does it sounds like he has hit a nerve. I will be in Rochester briefly next month but I don’t know whether Dr Nazir-Ali will be preaching that day. Read it all.
Posted on 11/05/2006 1:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
5 Nov 2006
Good to see this. And nobody can call him a racist, can they? Pity Prince Charles doesn't take a leaf out of his book.
6 Nov 2006
Those who were born into Islam and became apostates, or as in the case of Nazir-Ali are the children of apostates, and raised in societies suffused with Islam, are the most valuable of analysts of Islam, and of the psychology of Muslims. For "the psychology of the Musulman" (the Englished title of Andre Servier's polemical study), is a peculiar psychology which proves for Western man, the man of ordinary intelligence, and conventional upbringing, finds so difficult to comprehend, given the penchant of that ordinary Western man to make false analogies and discover false similarities between Islam and other faiths.
Listen to Ibn Warraq, Ali Sina, Wafa Sultan and the other apostates. Listen to Walid Shoebat and Bishop Nazir-Ali.
They should be heeded. And publicized.
6 Nov 2006
"Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said his comments were not ?very helpful for community relationships?.
Bari is the taqiyya-liar in the henna'd wig who threatened the UK with 2 million "British" muslims, if we didn't stop reporting islam in a negative light, or bring our foreign policy in line with the maududist philosphy of the MCB.
He later denied he had said anything of the sort, but the reporter confirmed it from his notes.
Whenever he has to defend islam from criticism Bari's favourite words are "unhelpful", and "inappropriate".