posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:29 AM
I'm getting very fed up with hearing people on this board, mostly Americans, making claims like 'The UK is under Islamic control', 'Look at what
is happening in the UK with Muslims', 'Muslims and Sharia Law are taking over the UK' etc etc.
None of these are true. People making these comments have more than likely never been here or experienced living here.
In the UK, Islamophobia and general mistrust of Asian communities have become commonplace more and more since 9/11 and 7/7. It now seems to be almost
socially acceptable in this country, and in the US, for white non-muslims to rant about the entire religion of Islam. It has to stop. The country is
grasping at media-fed lies and manipulation with both hands and eating it right up.
The only thing i noticed about the UK going downhill recently is nothing to do with Muslims. There seems to be an increase in biggoted, Daily Mail
reading, untolerant, illogical people who now seem to be actually encouraged by the media to spout their baseless viewpoints about 'how the Muslims
are taking over'. I hear more and more people voicing racist opinions openly and getting away with it. We are all being brainwashed to fight amongst
ourselves. Divide and conquer remember?
One of the largest misconceptions is the whole 'Sharia Law is taking over the UK' lie. Only those that have never read into what Sharia law is and
how it is applies here would fear it. Ooooooohhh someone needs a divorce.......so scary. The truth is we have many religious courts for many religions
dealing in marriage, divorce, business matters, civil matters etc. But all of a sudden there's outrage over one religion doing it. If you believe
Sharia Law = stoning, whippings and mistreatment of women, please go contact a Sharia court and spend a day with them to see what it's really all
Some areas do have issues, like Birmingham. But being mistrustful and tarring all Muslims with the same brush is making issues worse not better. I
lived in the mostly Muslim area of Glasgow for 5 years (85% Asian Muslim) and had no issued at all. It was safer than most other areas of Glasgow.
People called that a 'no-go area'. Serioulsy i walked through there myself, a girl of only 19, late at night with no issues. I wouldn't even walk
through the posh west end of Glasgow by myself after 8pm!
So why is Pollockshields in Glasgow well integrated and areas or Birmingham are not? Could it be anything to do with the way they are
viewed/treated/looked upon by non-Muslims in the local area? What can we do to improve integration and lower mistrust? These are the type of questions
we need to be asking.
If you ask me what the REAL problem is in the UK it's neds/chavs. I'm much more likely to be stabbed or assaulted by a ned that blown up by a Muslim
any day. The stats speak for themselves. In Glasgow 2008-9 there where 2193 hospital beds taking up by stabbing in one year. Thats 6 a day getting
stabbed!!! Just in one city!! Number of people hurt or killed by Muslim extremism = 0. So where is my EDL protecting me from these people? Where are
the people saying that these groups in society cause a high percentage of crime and should be dealt with? Where is the media outrage?
Oh i forgot, these crimes are caused by white mostly non-denominational Brits so aren't as important. Move along nothing to see here.