Church of England Criticizes Preferential Treatment of Muslims

A quote from The Sunday Telegraph, 8 October 2006

The Church of England […] claims that divisions between communities have been deepened by the Government’s “schizophrenic” approach to tackling multiculturalism. While trying to encourage interfaith relations, it has actually given “privileged attention” to the Islamic faith and Muslim communities.

Written by Guy Wilkinson, the interfaith adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, the paper says that the Church of England has been sidelined. Instead, “preferential” treatment has been afforded to the Muslim community despite the fact that it makes up only three per cent of the population. Britain remains overwhelmingly a Christian country at heart and moves to label it as a multi-faith society suggest a hidden agenda, it says.

The leaked report follows a week of tension in which a Muslim policeman was excused armed guard duty at the Israeli embassy in London, Asian and white youths clashed in Windsor, and Jack Straw suggested that Muslim women should not wear the full veil across the face in public.

The report lists a number of moves made by the Government since the London bombings in July last year to win favour with Muslim communities. These include “using public funds” to fly Muslim scholars to Britain, shelving legislation on forced marriage and encouraging financial arrangements to comply with Islamic requirements.

[…] Insiders at the House of Bishops meeting last week, where the briefing paper was “well received”, say it marks a radical departure from the Church’s usually diplomatic relations with the Government on the multi-faith issue. One bishop said it was the first time the Church had launched such a defence of the country’s Christian heritage.

The 2001 census showed that 72 per cent of Britons describe themselves as Christian. “It could certainly be argued that there is an agenda behind a claim that a five per cent adherence to ‘other faiths’ makes for a multi-faith society,” says the document.

Another case of reverse

Another case of reverse discrimination. Instead of equal rights to all, the government seems to prefer Muslim rights. Is this a ruse to cover up the growing hatred to all things muslim? Hunt down Osama to clear this problem up. Don't go about ostracizing the others just because a religion is suffering from a deranged follower of its faith.

Is the Church of England waking up to reality?

I hope this might mark the start of a return to reality and away from dhimmitude.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth promised in her Coronation oaths, to defend the Reformed and Protestant Religion of the Church of England. Both England and Scotland are constiutionally, de jure, Christian countries. Wales and N Ireland do not have established churches, though in terms of church attendance and membership, N Ireland is the most Christian of our four countries.


But this de jure status of the Christian faith is never mentioned by the politicians or media and the churches themselves rarely speak of it except critically.


It is a Christian heritage that gave us liberty and allowed the pluralism that has developed. Christians should welcome thoise of other faiths, but not to a one way street of according them status and priveleges which they will never reciprocate to Christians when Christians are the minority.

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Although not of the Christian faith personally, I believe that it is one of the four pillars (IMO) of Western civilization, the other three being: Science or the scientific method, a Germanic-based political-legal system (e.g. England), and the spirit of competition.


At the very least, for non-believers, Christianity is a mythology that is part of the Western cultural fabric - just as Greek and Roman polytheism is part of Greek and Italian culture, respectively.


...And I am pleased to hear that someone is standing up for Western culture. For we have a culture, contrary to what the oikophobes believe - which is that being Western is "everyone doing what they want."