Written by ICLA
ICLA has written about how Muslims who want to frighten Christians in places like Pakistan merely have to accuse them of blasphemy in order to turn their lives upside down. Increasingly it seems that this kind of mentality is beginning to thrive in places like the United Kingdom.
A recent report by CBN tells the story of a Christian worker at Heathrow airport who appears to have been sacked because she stood up for her Christian religious beliefs in response to harassment by Islamists. As in OIC countries like Pakistan, it seems that the views and opinions of Islamists trump those of other religions in the UK. It always seems to be the non-Muslims who have to give ground, bite their lips, and put themselves second. The CBN report can be found below (and HERE):
For some time now, the UK has been experiencing an atmosphere of fear when it comes to discussing Islam. The hysteria has been stoked up by oil rich Islamic nations keen to expand the influence and power of Islam in the West. Servile Western politicians seem happy to aid and abet such nations in their goal to increase the power and influence of Islam.
Only a few years ago UK citizens could go through life without being adversely affected by religious dogma. Now that dogma is everywhere and everyone is aware of it. In the home of freedom of speech people are now aware that speaking their minds can ruin their lives.
The UK’s old rarely used blasphemy laws may have been repealed but new more extreme heresy laws have taken their place. The Racial and Religious Hatred Act of 2006 has had a chilling effect on freedom of expression and on freedom in general. It must be remembered that the right to freedom of expression has been a far more potent protect of freedom of religion that any Act of Parliament could ever hope to achieve. The point of getting rid of the old blasphemy laws was that they restricted freedom of expression and they could be used as tools of religious persecution. A situation has been created in the UK where even whispering the word Islam is not attempted lest someone becomes offended!
There is a great deal of handwringing about how ‘Islamophobia’ is on the rise in Western countries. Nothing is said about how people are oppressed by Islamic regimes for not being Muslim. Little is said about non-Muslims who feel that they are being treated like second class citizens in the West, other than that such people are somehow racist. It seems that the term ‘Islamophobia’ was invented as a way to prevent non-Muslims from being listened to when they experience abuse at the hands of Islamists.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is doing its best to institute a global blasphemy law and to make criticism of Islam illegal. It is a key advocate for UNHRC resolution 16/18 which purports to protect religious freedom. However, there is a tendency in OIC countries for religious freedom to mean that Islam is promoted and other religions are harassed. It seems quite clear that Christians for one are not those who are being protected by UNHRC 16/18.
If an airport worker can lose her job because she is not Muslim or she does not show Islam the respect that its proponents believe that it deserves then she is not being judged by the rule of law – she is being judged by sharia law.
The case of the airport worker suggests that sharia law is now thriving in the UK. Non-Muslims are being persecuted, demonized, and discriminated against just like they are in many member states of the OIC. Like in Muslim majority countries non-Muslims in the UK are being picked on and their lack of Islamic faith is being used against them. This situation has been facilitated by successive British governments whose obsession with political correctness has meant that rights and freedoms built up over the centuries have now been lost. As a result Islamism is now out of control in the UK and there is hardly anyone who is prepared to raise even a whisper in opposition!