Unfortunately, you would have had to have spent the last twenty years in a coma not to have discovered Islam in England today. Its apologists are granted an almost ubiquitous presence on our airwaves, and nobody in polite company is permitted to say a bad thing about this ideology for it is always deemed to be ‘worthy’ of respect thanks to its designation as a religion. Such an attitude of submission and deference to a system of belief that embodies, advocates and codifies some of the ugliest cruelty and bigotry known to man is little other than craven. It is an ideology that has no place in the eighteenth, let alone the twenty first century. Its gratuitously cruel punishments and systematised hatred of women are an unnatural and unwelcome graft onto our body politic. As such, the national body is displaying signs of rejection, and thus the EDL turned up to protest against Tuesday’s opening of Luton’s ‘Discover Islam Centre’.
Why does Luton need such a centre? Who has provided it with backing and finance? What are its objectives? With respect to the first question the answer is straightforward: Luton does not require such a centre. Nowhere in England needs a ‘Discover Islam Centre’ any more than anywhere needs a ‘Discover the Inquisition Centre’. In their ideology and conduct the two are very much akin, with their irrational religious fanaticism being a phenomenon that until recent decades we thought had long since passed forever from our island home. Alas, contemporary reality demonstrates otherwise, for the advocates and enablers of obscurantism seem intent upon reintroducing barbaric practices in the name of tolerance.
Depressingly, the presence of certain local dignitaries at Tuesday’s opening suggests that even at this time of deep cuts in public spending Luton Council may yet be devoting scarce taxpayers’ money to promoting this centre for Islamic proselytisation. Luton Today reports that the “mayor, council leader, council chief executive and Luton in Harmony co-ordinator Sarah Allen” were all in attendance. Why? Is it the job of a mayor and senior council figures to promote Islam? Why is this considered acceptable?
As for the purpose of Luton’s ‘Discovering Islam Centre’ that is transparent enough: to promote Islam. What benefit does this afford to anyone in Luton other than to those Muslims keen to push their dogma upon the rest of the population? None. It is therefore apposite to ask the question afresh: why were Luton’s mayor, council leader and other senior council personnel at the opening of this propaganda centre yesterday? Why were they not instead attending to real council business for the benefit of all of the people they purport to represent? Luton residents should write to the mayor and the council to complain about this official backing of a centre created with the explicit intent of propagating a backward ideology, demanding an explanation for their actions and position. The ‘Discovering Islam Centre’ should be closed, as its existence does nothing other than deliberately exacerbate tensions in the town.
The EDL’s leader Stephen Lennon (alternatively known as Tommy Robinson) has declared that the intent of the protest is the closure of this centre. It transpires that the manager of the centre is a man named Yusuf Bonner, a Muslim convert who in a former life was a Catholic monk. According to Luton Today, Bonner is a blogger said “to have links to an organisation connected with Islamic extremists” who has called for the mass conversion of our people to Islam. Why therefore, are senior members of Luton Council complicit in promoting this agenda?
As for who has funded the centre, it is claimed that all of the money has originated from within “Luton’s Muslim community, including from Bury Park businessman Mohammed Nadeem.” Really? No Saudi cash kicking around then, or “community cohesion” grants?
The following video shows the EDL protest together with interviews with Stephen Lennon and one of the centre’s trustees, Sufian Sadiq.