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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Problem? What problem?

In my previous entry I referred to the owner of a Tandoori Indian Balti House in Ashford who discovered that his Muslim staff were ignorant of aspects of their own religion:

"After reading the Qur'an and observing the behaviour of my Muslim staff, it became clear that they were not practising much of their religion’s teachings. I found this curious, and, after chatting to them about their belief, I realised this was due to their ignorance of the Quranic verses. They simply do not know what their religion teaches. Their ignorance is almost on a par with the wider public's, where the horrors and gross gender inequalities of Islam are not apparent to most people".

By contrast, speaking to Ian Dale on LBC, Dionne, a young British Muslim convert, said she had been brought up as a Christian but soon found herself searching for something with more “integrity”. Christians, she said, “did not know their bible” and would “interpret things however they wanted to” - something she claimed is not possible with Islam.

“With the Quran you can’t do that, you have to take every word literally. There is no modernising of the Quran… there is no modernising with this religion”. Listen to their 4 Min. dialogue here.

When Ian Dale challenged Dionne on the position of woman in Islam she was in denial, claiming that people have "misconceptions" of Islam. Perhaps she considers the law which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word "talaq" three times is fair.  India's Supreme Court took a different view when it ruled a 'controversial Muslim instant divorce law unconstitutional'.

Three months on from the horror of the Manchester terror attack the method now favoured by Islamists for attacking innocent Westerners is to hire a lorry and drive it into a crowd of people who were simply minding their own business having been assured that Islam is a religion of peace.

Of particular relevance to problems which British Anglicans are facing was Dionne's comment that "you cannot make God in your own image, you have to worship God as He is", something that the bishops of the Church of England feel the need to wrestle with. She said, with the Quran you have to take every word literally.

That is the problem. While the majority of Muslims do not, a minority of Muslims take the violent verses in the Quran as instructions but nobody it seems is willing to tackle that problem head on.


  1. Islam must make a decision how the Quran is to be interpreted. It is claimed by Muslims ,when any problem arises that this is a religion of peace. Then those followers of Islam who think it is ok to go about murdering Christians,should be prosecuted by the 'hate police' .
    That will keep the police forces busy sorting out who is following the religion of peace and who is following the religion of hate.
    Christians should lodge complaints with the police.

    1. There's absolutely no point Simple Soul. They won't want to know about such matters any more than they wanted to know about vulnerable under-age white girls being sexually exploited and abused by gangs of muslim men in Aylesbury, Bristol, Keighley, Newcastle, Oxford, Peterborough, Rochdale, Rotherham and elsewhere still to come to light.
      "One former Crown Prosecution Service chief Lord Macdonald of River Glaven admitted that in the past investigations had been hampered by police fears of appearing racist."

  2. You mention a lack of knowledge of the Koran in your editorial which appears above A.B.
    Here are a few gems from our side which I have collected over the years.
    "The first book of the Bible is Genesis in which Adam and Eve were created from an apple."
    "Unleavened bread is made with no ingredients."
    "Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark."
    Moses went up to the top of Mount Cyanide to receive the 10 Commandments."
    The 7th commandment is "Thou shall not admit adultery."
    Those gems make a lot more sense than the utterances of the bench zitters of Wales.