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Nearly simultaneous May-June bomb plots in Britain: from a school system infiltrated by radical Islam?

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Submitted by James Vesce (United States), Jul 2, 2007 at 11:52

Do we want the same situation the Britain has? Nearly simultaneous bomb plots in England and Scotland? A school system "infiltrated" by radical Islam? I suggest that you read, below, a redacted article from Ynet News, in which Baroness Caroline Cox, former deputy speaker of the House of Lords for 20 years, describes the consequences to Britain of their having had too soft an approach the proliferation of Muslim schools.

We can either prevent the cancer of Islamist education from getting a foothold, or we can try and clean up the mess later after it has metastasized. I say we should draw a line in the sand now, and say, "No. Not in our country." Would we have allowed Nazi schools in America in 1944?

Senior House of Lords member says Britain has 'been deeply infiltrated by radical Islam'
Yaakov Lappin

Baroness Caroline Cox, former deputy speaker of the House of Lords for 20 years, and author of "The West, Islam, and Islamism," and Dr. John Marks, co-author of the book, are in Israel as guests of the Jerusalem Summit for a BESA Center conference on radical Islam being held at Bar-Ilan University.

"Britain has become a base for training and teaching militant Islam," Cox declared, adding that moderate Muslims who opposed extremism faced threats and a harsh campaign to silence them. Dr Marks warned that "radical groups are multiplying and continuing to recruit ."

Muslims schools in Britain 'like Hamas schools'

Textbooks being used in Saudi-funded Muslim schools in Britain contained the "same anti-Semitic texts based on the Koran that you find in Palestinian Hamas schools," Marks noted.

Cox quoted a senior British bishop as saying that "most of our educational institutions have been infiltrated," and said university campuses were prime recruitment grounds for Islamist groups.

"They are using our institutions to recruit young people, and preventing any critical analysis of Islam.

"We need to wake up, draw a line in the sand, and say enough is enough," she said, adding that "Britain's cultural and spiritual heritage are under threat."
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