Â From the ‘psycho-babble’ department:
*Â Taqiyya and time-buying tactics from the author of The Islamist and a former activist of the extremist Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir
*Â Of course Husain doesn’t want to tell us what such a ‘Western Islam’ would look like, but engages in disingenuous drivel instead: Â
Ed Husain:Â Among Asians, while we cry racism at every perceived injustice, why are our communities reluctant to marry in Britain? Why do so many Asians fuel the identity crisis of our youth by importing spouses from the subcontinent, rather than marrying here from any culture? While black Britons and whites inter-marry in increasing numbers, why are Asians lagging behind? For how much longer will we see fellow Brits as goreh, used as a derogatary term for white people, yet complain against the use of “Paki”?
*Â Now Husain: you know full well that Muslims are forbidden to marry unbelievers, (not the men, you will say, of course) but the women are, so all of your whining is bullshit. And we’re not talking ‘Asians’ here, we’re talking about Muslims and the belief-system of Islam that keeps you people shackled. Besides,Â Muslims don’t call us ‘goreh’- they call us ‘dirty kuffars’- last time I checked there was no problem with the integration of Hindu’s.
Husain:Â Among Muslims we have an extremism problem. We Muslims need to be transparent and accept that significant numbers of our youth hold, and sometimes act out, conclusions based on extremist Islamist discourse. The vast majority of Britain’s Muslims are a bulwark against extremism and terrror, an asset to the fight against fanaticism. It is British Muslims who will pioneer Western Islam, liberated from the political baggage of the Muslim East. But this requires the creation of a public space free from Islamist interference, free for the emergence of a genuinely Western Islam.
*Â What a lot of pathetic crock & schlock, Husain!Â Where is the evidence that ‘the vast majority of Britain’s Muslims are a bulwark against extremism and terror?’Â And where is there a sign of any sort of emerging Western Islam?
*Â Get real!Â