To fight or not to fight, that is now the question….

Andrew Bolt

To surrender or resist?

In Germany:

A local branch of the Alternative for Germany has written the right-wing party’s most anti-Islamic policy statement yet. According to media group “Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland” (RND) a draft policy by the Bavarian branch of the party demands that the “construction and operation of mosques” be banned…

The AfD acknowledged that the new idea could violate the German constitution, which guarantees religious freedom, but said that this needed to be limited, as the framers of Germany’s Basic Law had not taken into account that “the application of religious freedom could give access to religions that call for the committing of crimes … and have the aim of world domination.”…

Though the call to ban the construction of new mosques represents the most radical religious policy the AfD has floated so far, it is in line with the AfD’s official draft manifesto, which likewise declares that “Islam does not belong in Germany.” (There are estimated to be around four million Muslims in the country, or five percent of the total population.)

Pope in cahoots

In Britain:

Sadiq Khan, a Muslim lawmaker from Britain’s opposition Labour Party, is the strong favourite to win London’s mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism.

Polls show Mr Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world’s top financial centres. If he wins, he will succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson to become the first Muslim to head a major Western capital…

Mr Goldsmith, with the support of Prime Minister David Cameron, has for weeks focused on Mr Khan’s faith and past appearances alongside radical Muslim speakers, accusing him of giving “platform, oxygen and cover” to extremists.

The former human rights lawyer, Mr Khan,says he has fought extremism all his life and regrets sharing a stage with speakers who held “abhorrent” views…

Last week there was a new twist as Mr Kahn’s [Labour] party was accused of failing to stamp out anti-Semitism in its ranks amid a row over comments by another lawmaker on her Facebook account arguing that Israel should be moved to the United States.

Mr Khan condemned the comment… The left wing of the party – and notably its current leader Jeremy Corbyn – have long been sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and it is not the first time Labour has faced accusations that this had led to actual anti-Semitism.