Originally posted by ollncasino
Originally posted by JuniorDisco
And as someone else points out, the most obvious immigrant group - Poles - tend to be Christian in much higher numbers than native Brits. Our local Catholic church is literally packed out the door on major saints days. So I imagine your viewpoint is designed to, what? Encourage division and hatred? Certainly it's lack of basis in reality suggests an ulterior motive.
To be fair, British Muslims as a group do tend to be much more militant than Polish Christians as a group so your underlying assumption that Polish Christians will in some way pacify radical Muslims is somewhat questionable.
After all, how many Polish Christians have demanded the death or prosecution of someone who has insulted Christianity?
That's not my underlying assumption at all. Because I don't acknowledge that radical muslims are a threat that requires pacification in any urgent sense.
My point is that insinuations that immigration necessarily imports exotic or threatening belief systems are false. Unless you think Catholicism is particularly dangerous. Which to be fair your intellectual bedfellows in the preceding couple of centuries often did.
Your argument is fallacious anyway. Why would militancy among Polish Christians pacify radical islam? The reverse might be equally possible, surely? And if you really want to play that game one can point to umpteen examples of irrational and violent Christian behaviour. But I don't think it's a particularly healthy direction for the discussion to take.