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Submitted by wendyk (United Kingdom), Oct 1, 2010 at 08:19

In 1989, I was at university and the fatwa caused a furore : everyone read the book, both for its literary merit,and as an act of defiance.

My mother bought a copy and wrote inside the front cover that she had bought the book in defence of free speech.

Now look at us : the movers and shakers in the judiciary, the banks and the Anglican church are extolling the benefits of sharia law.

A nearby dental practice has recently recruited a female partner who wears a full headscarf; this in a small rural town.

My niece had lessons in primary school about Islam and its beliefs. Needless to say, no lessons about Judaism, Hinduism , Buddhism or atheism.

It will take an enormous effort to mobilise western opinion against the growing threat to our way of life,especially when we have to overcome the multicultural enthusiasms of the elites who control our media, educational establishments and governments.

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