British Muslims react to Cameron’s call to thwart ISIS among the youth

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British Prime Minister David Cameron walks past an EU flag during his visit in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia June 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks past an EU flag during his visit in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading British Muslim on Friday rejected Prime Minister David Cameron's demand that the community do more to thwart the appeal of the Islamic State group's ideology among young Muslims.

  • The Great God Pan

    “…Cameron raised eyebrows throughout the Muslim world when he said some in the U.K. community ‘quietly condone’ extremist ideology.”

    Coming eight years after the BBC documentary “Undercover Mosque” exposed what is preached behind the closed doors of some supposedly non-extremist English mosques, I see no reason why such a comment should raise eyebrows.

  • Telh

    “In Charleston (South Carolina) you have a white man who has killed nine black people in a church. I don’t hear a single word, or anyone saying, that the whole of the white population of America has to apologize for the actions of one white man,” Muslims need to wake up – the problem is Islam. The Charleston disaster cannot be justified by religion. But Islamic terrorism can!. If you don’t want your children to get influenced by ISIS then abandon Islam & bring your children up under ANY other religion .

  • Carlie Stevenston

    Islam is a threat to western civilization. And it is not the Muslim community that is the problem, it is Islam. Islam defines everyone who is not a Muslim as an Infidel. Combine that with the concept of Jihad and you have a lethal concoction. If we don’t control the ‘me vs them’ mentality that Islam fosters, eventually Islam will control us.

  • Karen

    Well said Carlie. I completely agree with you.

    The Christian religion has similar problems to those of Islam and its beliefs are similarly fictional, but many of its tenets have been watered down since its worst days a few centuries ago. Islam is far more backward, and more lethal.

  • Ted

    Seeing atheists dismiss religion as “fictional” makes me laugh, and also shake my head. It’s sad our educational systems have degraded to the point people no longer recognize symbolism and allegory, from either end of the atheist or religious extremes of the human tendency to fall into fundamentalism.

  • larry

    Attacking atheists rather than own up to the real issues with religious belief certainly doesn’t do much to bolster respect for believers. Frankly it would be more fruitful if moderate believers of any faith were more willing to confront their fundamentalist brethren. I guess protecting one’s tribe is far more important than dealing with problems.

  • Billysees

    It amazes me why there is so much ‘death’ in the Muslim world. Muslim fanatics will gladly kill fellow Muslims who depart from many of their beliefs. The media depicts these things all of the time.

    But our Bible suggests the same thing.

    How can that be?

    It is actually humorous to read —

    …those who disobey their parents are “worthy of death”…….Romans 1:30

    That verse should read “children who disobey their parents….”, because who else would disobey their parents “but” children.

    Read Romans 1:29 thru 31.

    Can we imagine anyone being ‘worthy of death’ in our day for such reasons ?

    Of course not.

    All of these so called holy scriptures need some serious reasoning ‘to be applied’ before they are quoted with authority as ‘the word of God’.

  • Robbbie Johnsonnn

    “In Charleston (South Carolina) you have a white man who has killed nine black people in a church. I don’t hear a single word, or anyone saying, that the whole of the white population of America has to apologize for the actions of one white man.”

    Perhaps, my dear covered-up woman, that’s because there isn’t a NETWORK OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES inciting people like Dylann Roof to go kill black people.

    Whereas, on the other hand … well, you know that quite well.

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  • Whatever Islam as a religion may actually preach and teach, Muslim followers may act negatively and violate those teachings. They may and will resort to violence and war to enforce their beliefs. Such a negative reaction may apply to the believers of all religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Confucionism, Hinduism, and Judaism. But it is mainly Muslims, who appear to be following the teachings of the prophet Mohammed, who resort to violence and war to achieve their professed goals of Islam. The main one is Dar ul-Islam, spreading Islam as a religion, supporting the practice of Islam, and advancing the survival and well-being of Muslims everywhere through violence and war, if necessary. Apparently, violence and war is necessary today according to their perspective of world affairs, especially because of the virulent anti-Muslim behavior of non-Muslims who are Buddhists, Christians, Confucionists, Hindus and Jews.

  • Larry

    “Perhaps, my dear covered-up woman, that’s because there isn’t a NETWORK OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES inciting people like Dylann Roof to go kill black people.”

    Cough cough…Christian Identity movement.. cough cough

    Christian churches inciting violence against black people has a long history.

  • My comment is “Low Quality”? I am the author of 13 books, 30 chapters in edited books, 35 journal articles, and over 70 articles in newspapers and magazines, mainly on world conflict and security. Low Response.

  • Mark

    Every single friend that I have had killed in combat was killed by a follower of Islam. 1500 hundred years and hundreds of millions dead because of wars of Islamic conquest demonstrate that the religion has at its core many adherents who understand the Koran as calling for such warfare. There may be many liberal muslims who take a more enlightened 21st century progressive tolerant view of the world and so filter the words of the Koran, but there are millions who take it literal word for word and believe their god has given them the right to make war on those who do not subscribe to their version of religious faith. No amount of PC concern will change the truth of history.