A sane voice has been raised within the governing body of the Church of England.
Needless to say, the sane member of the General Synod is not a clergybeing, but a lay person. Unlike the clergy — who are susceptible to pressure from the PC Anglican hierarchy — lay people are harder to tamp down and keep under control.
Ms. Alison Ruoff is certain to bring down the wrath of — well, of someone, since Anglicans don’t really believe in God anymore — for speaking the plain truth. According to The Daily Telegraph:
No more mosques, says senior Synod member
A senior lay member of the Church of England’s “Parliament” has called for a ban on the building of more mosques in Britain.
Alison Ruoff, a long-standing member of the General Synod, said that new mosques should not be built in this country while Islamic states continued to persecute Christians.
The former magistrate, who was one of the strongest critics of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech on Islamic law earlier this year, added that sharia would be introduced into Britain “if we don’t watch out”.
Apart from being a Synod member, Mrs Ruoff, a conservative evangelical, also sits on the Bishop’s Council, which advises the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.
Are the winds of change blowing through the Anglican Church at last? Not really — it seems there aren’t that many like Ms. Ruoff:
Although her views are representative of a small minority on the Synod, and Church spokesmen moved quickly to isolate her yesterday, they may exacerbate tensions over the place of Muslims in society.
A spokesman for the Diocese of London said: “Mrs Ruoff’s comments are her own and do not reflect the views of the Diocese of London, which enjoys excellent inter-faith relations across the capital.”
A worthy dhimmi response from the hierarchy, just as one would expect. But it’s not enough to assuage offended Muslims, who are already seething:
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A Church of England spokesman added: “These are her personal comments, speaking as an individual.” But senior Muslims had already reacted angrily to her comments, saying they were more typical of a member of the British National Party than the Anglican Church.
Pay attention to what Ms. Ruoff said, and see if you find anything in it that’s false or crazy:
Mrs Ruoff, speaking in an interview with Premier Radio, the Christian radio station, said: “No more mosques in the UK. We are constantly building new mosques, which are paid for by the money that comes from oil states.
“We have only in this country, as far as we know, 3.5 to four million Muslims. There are enough mosques for Muslims in this country, they don’t need any more.
“We don’t need to have sharia law which would come with more mosques imposed upon our nation, if we don’t watch out, that would happen. If we want to become an Islamic state, this is the way to go.
“You build a mosque and then what happens?
“You have Muslim people moving into that area, all the shops will then become Islamic, all the housing will then become Islamic and as the Bishop of Rochester has so wisely pointed out, that will be a no go area for anyone else.
“They will bring in Islamic law. We cannot allow that to happen.”
And now for the important part:
Mrs Ruoff, who lives in Waltham Cross, north east London, added: “We are still a Christian country, we need to hold on to that.
“If we don’t watch out, we will become an Islamic state. It’s that serious.”
Alison Ruoff is right. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is still officially — if only nominally — a Christian country. The Queen is the Defender of the Faith. The Church of England is the constitutionally established religion.
Britain is an officially Christian country, just as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq are officially Muslim. Does anyone have a problem with that?
Well, some do:
However, Inayat Bunglawala, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “These are unfortunately very bigoted and, frankly, xenophobic remarks.”
It is well established that the desire for one’s country to retain its culture and traditions is prima facie evidence of being bigoted and xenophobic. To object to the destruction of your own community is considered racist. If you oppose your government’s policy of importing vast numbers of foreigners while refusing to assimilate them, you are a Hitler-clone who wants to institute a new Holocaust.
Because the BNP will agree with Ms. Ruoff’s position, she will be dismissed as “a BNP person”, just as Dymphna and I are labeled “white supremacists” because various Nazi and Aryan groups agree with our positions on Islam and illegal immigration.
That’s how it works: anyone who stands up for his country and culture is automatically cast into the Outer Darkness with Hitler and Bull Connor. Effective opposition to the multicultural juggernaut is thereby silenced.
If Britain continues on its present path, the day will come when the BNP will be the only organized group in the country that actively opposes the destruction of British culture. Native Britons will wake up one morning with a choice between the BNP and full Islamization. There won’t be any other alternatives.
Which do you think they will choose?
Hat tip: TB.