Friday, 18 July 2008

Hazel Blears Pays Jizya To Religion of Peace

We now have a second established religion in the UK. As we are obedient dhimmis we have begun to pay the jizya. As part of the Prevent Strategy *, Hazel Blears, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has authorised the setting up of a panel of twenty Imams (there's a title for a new Radio 4 quiz show) from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge (so Gibbon was wrong about Charlemagne and the Battle of Tours**) with a Civil Service secretariat (plenty of scope for atheists to shine in that post methinks). These teachers of islamic divinity will disabuse disaffected British youth of the violent doctrines within the Koran. Apparently, like the Bible it is really all about love and the killing bits were just put in to bring in the lads - Hollywood religion.

I am rather puzzled why, out of the 170 religions or belief systems practiced in the UK, islam is the only one that is deemed to be in need of public funding to dissuade its adherents from blowing up other British citizens.

* Oh for the days when Joyce Grenfell saying "George .... don't do that" sufficed.

**"A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet."

1 comment:

killemallletgodsortemout said...

I heard the Blears woman on 4 today.

Scary, isn't it?