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Submitted by Emjay Moran (United States), Mar 27, 2007 at 23:46

As an English person who's parents both immigrated here from Ireland, I can say that I have adopted England as my spiritual, and physical home. I stand by it's culture and traditions; I am an Englishman!

As such, freedom of speech and tolerance are ideas that I hold dear. But, there is something happening within the U.K. that is very disconcerting! That is, the social tensions that are beginning to come to a head.

Britain is constantly apologising for it's past. Why? Maybe because of it's colonial past; the fact it was the biggest empire the World has ever known. Who knows? One thing is for sure, there is great dis-satisfaction within British society today.

Islam is no doubt a great world religion, and is growing rapidly, but it's growth within the U.K. is not only due to immigration from the islamic world, but also from members of the Afro-carribean community's 2nd and 3rd generation Britains. Many black Britons feel alienated within a society that does not reflect their traditional and cultural heritage, and are turning to Islam as a way of asserting their ethnic identity. They do not feel naturally inclined, as I do, towards Britain's culture and heritage. Therefore, a scism has appeared which is dividing opinion in Britain.

The sons and daughters of sub-continental Asian, and African parents are also asserting their cultural and traditional heritage in the same way. The planned 'super mosque' is becoming the catalyst for racial tensions, and at some point, things will come to a head.

Enoch Powell was sacked from the conservative front bench after giving his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in the West Midlands, but, I like him, feel like the roman soldier who saw the river Tiber 'foaming with blood.

The Nation of Islam are also right, there is no such thing as 'multi-culturalism'.

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