Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Some UK Mosques Too Radical for Iraq

A stunning summation about the state of Islam's mosques in the UK by a visiting Iraqi deputy prime minister:

Dr Barham Salih commented that some of the mosques he had seen in Blackburn during a visit to the UK as a guest of Jack Straw were highly radicalised, and that it was unsurprising that Britain had problems with extremism.

He made the statement to shadow culture secretary Tobias Ellwood in 2005. "I am not surprised that you British are facing so many problems with extremists after what I saw in those mosques in Blackburn," he said. "What I saw ... would not be allowed here in Iraq - it would be illegal."
How comforting it must be to the Brits these days to live in a tolerant multicultural society.

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