The Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, the first Asian bishop in the Church of England, has recently warned us that Muslim areas of Britain are becoming “no-go areas” separated from the mainstream British society.
He was predictably slammed by all the major political parties keen to show off their multicultural credentials as well as various Muslim groups. Obviously we should be reassured by white bread multicultural experts from Islington and Islamic rent seekers. Still, actions speak louder than words, and as if to prove the Bishop’s point, he is now under police protection from some peaceful Muslims:
The Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, is under police protection after he and his family received death threats over his claim that parts of Britain had become “no-go areas” for non-Muslims.
Dr Nazir-Ali was in India when staff at his home in Rochester took a number of phone calls threatening his family and warning him that he would not “live long” if he continued to criticise Islam. He has been given an emergency number at Kent Police, along with other undisclosed protection measures, and said that the threats were being taken “seriously”.
Speaking to The Times, Dr Nazir-Ali, who is on the conservative evangelical wing of the Church and is Britain’s only Asian bishop, said: “The irony is that I had similar threats when I was a bishop in Pakistan, but I never thought I would have them here. My point in saying what I did was that Britain had lost its Christian vision, which would have provided the resources to offer hospitality to others.”
He said that this absence of a Christian vision had led to multiculturalism. “Everyone agrees that multiculturalism has had disastrous consequences, and that segregation and extremism have arisen from this.”
At least one would expect the Church of England to back him. But no:
The Bishop is also facing anger from the most senior members of the Church of England hierarchy for his comments on Islam.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has made Islam a priority of his archiepiscopate and set up a Muslim-Christian forum to promote relations between the faiths in 2006. One senior cleric told The Times yesterday: “The Bishop of Rochester is in effect threatening to undo everything we have done.”
In other words, shut up and pretend everything is fine.
via Andrew Bolt