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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Feb 13, 2008 at 10:12

It is so sad to see those "islands set in the silver sea" sinking fast under the weight of Islamic pressure. A publication in the UK, This England, portrays the British Isles the way storybooks led us to believe: little thatched cottages, quaint tea shops, stately homes, British eccentrics, great London shopping, etc.

In 1973 I made my first trip to the UK and was amazed to see my first Arabs; in retrospect I presume they were Saudis, as these were the oil-boom years. They stood out like a sore thumb. In later years I lived in the UK for some time and saw first-hand the increasing Muslim presence. The announcement this week by the Archbishop of Canterbury was shocking but not unexpected, as Britain has lost its backbone in recent years, especially concerning Muslims. Once a super-power that ruled 3/4 of the world, it now has become a push-over, disrespected and pitied for its mushiness.

Such political correctness turns my stomach. Bending over backwards to any religion, but particularly Islam, is so totally wrong. If Christians pushed for the closing of all shops on Sunday would the British government comply? No. And if the Jewish population of Golder's Green demanded that all of Friday there would be no public transportation because of the Sabbath, there would be an outcry against it. Why oh why do people condescend to Islam? I am so sick and tired of the bullying tactics of Islam. Western countries had better wake up and start to stand up to this force that poses as religion; we neither want nor need Shari'a imposed on us, and our country should be looking to the UK as an example not to follow.

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