April 13, 2016

"I thought Muslims would blend into Britain… I should have known better" Former UK Human Rights Commission head admits

StaffRebel Columnist

The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission who popularized the term 'Islamophobia' has admitted that he “got almost everything wrong” on Muslim immigration and integration.

Trevor Phillips will be presenting “What British Muslims Really Think” tonight on Channel 4.

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An ICM poll released to The Times reveals some disturbing statistics.

One in five Muslims in Britain never enter a non-Muslim house
39 per cent of Muslims, male and female, say a woman should always obey her husband
52 per cent of Muslims did not believe that homosexuality should be legal
23 per cent of Muslims support the introduction of Sharia law

In 1997 Phillips commissioned “the Runnymede report” which popularized the term 'Islamophobia'

“Twenty years ago… I published the report titled Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All, we thought that the real risk of the arrival of new communities was discrimination against Muslims. Our 1996 survey of recent incidents showed that there was plenty of it around. But we got almost everything else wrong,” Phillips admitted.

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He then pointed out that he didn't predict the rise of no-go zones in Europe.

“We estimated that the Muslim population of the UK would be approaching 2 [million] by 2020. We underestimated by nearly a million. We predicted that the most lethal threat to Muslims would come from racial attacks and social exclusion. We completely failed to foresee the urban conflicts of 2001 that ravaged our northern cities. And of course we didn’t dream of 9/11 and the atrocities in Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Brussels and London.”

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“For a long time, I too thought that Europe’s Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain’s diverse identity landscape. I should have known better,” he conceded.”

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In addition, he acknowledged the series of rapes and sexual assault scandals by Muslim men in the UK are legitimate concerns and not 'far right' propaganda.

“The contempt for white girls among some Muslim men has been highlighted by the recent scandals in Rotherham, Oxford, Rochdale and other towns. But this merely reflects a deeply ingrained sexism that runs through Britain’s Muslim communities,” he wrote.

SOUND OFF in the comments: is it too little too late for the UK?

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commented 2016-04-14 10:35:55 -0400
Hard to believe there is people that stupid, but one only need look to the liberals to see even more stupidity.Them and there muslim loving JT will destroy Canada. He is the best thing for western separatism yet it is already starting to build.
commented 2016-04-13 22:48:48 -0400
hopefully people like geert wilders nigel farage and marie la pen will be sucessfull! be intolerabe to the untolerable!
commented 2016-04-13 19:52:30 -0400
If more people like Trevor Philips see the light & admit how wrong they were, then perhaps & only then will improvements follow, however, I am not holding my breath. Political correctness again the root of that evil.
commented 2016-04-13 19:35:04 -0400
I see a trend in Euro left back tracking on their self-destructive optimism about Islamic compatibility with Liberal democratic secularism. Too late. I see they get more regretful with each Jihadi attack.

Meanwhile on this side of the Atlantic our cloistered leftist elites have committed themselves to the same mistakes their Euro brethren are now openly regretting. It is the duty of every patriotic Canadian to remind them, that when the first nail bomb goes off here, the blood of those Canadians is on their hands alone.
commented 2016-04-13 18:54:27 -0400
I wonder if Justin Trudeau will read this. No, he’ll have some intern following right wing extremists sites, who will dismiss it.
commented 2016-04-13 18:01:14 -0400
is it too little too late for the UK? Probably if left to the political class too occupied with political correctness and not the salvation of the UK culture and its native sons and daughters! Most of Europe is already gone, following Sweden into a cesspool of Islamic Statehood! On the bright side, if Alberta and the other western provinces and the territories do separate from Canada, there will an immigration preference toward Europeans with western values that is being lost in Eastern Canada for all the same reasons of the failed multiculturism that is dooming Europe.
commented 2016-04-13 16:45:04 -0400
Right on, Jack. They pay money to have these people who hate them sit around and do nothing but hate them.

It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so obviously a brain dead idea.
commented 2016-04-13 16:13:56 -0400
And all of these attitudes and hate is sewn while on welfare.
commented 2016-04-13 16:06:19 -0400
The useful idiots on the left think this will not affect them for some reason. I guess they have magic force fields or they think other people will fight back on their behalf while they sit at home demonizing the people who fight back.
commented 2016-04-13 15:21:38 -0400
Here’s one strong predictable reason why Muslims tend to live in ghettos and why they also try to convert individuals and organizations around them to adopt their so-called culture.

In a sizable book readily available from all major public bookstores, here is a book used today in Muslim schools, in the USA, and I’m sure elsewhere. Entitled “What Islam Is All About” by Yahiya Emerick, 2014, ISBN 9781933269160, the author writes that this book is for “English-language readers with an interest in the religion and those Muslims who are new to the faith.” . . . “The material presented in this text coincides with the majority opinion of religious scholars.”

To me, it reads like an indoctrination for school students.

The book is full of rules for living and the consequences if you don’t obey, and one little requirement of the faith hidden away near the end of the book (page 349) relates to this column’s topic “integration.” It reads: “The Holy Qur’an declares that a believer should never prefer a non-Muslim over a Muslim. If a person did so, then they would put themselves in danger of harming their faith. Therefore we must realize that it is better to be with those who believe as we do.”

“However, if we do choose to have non-Muslim friends, there are certain conditions which Islam places upon us. The first condition is that you do not become dependent on a non-Muslim. In other words, they should never hold power or authority over you.”
. . . . ”Only reliable Muslims should have authority or power over you.”

“You want to constantly surround yourself with people who practice Islam the right way. People who may be nice, but live a lifestyle that clashes with Islamic teachings, such as drinking or dating, are not the best choice.”
commented 2016-04-13 13:23:33 -0400
Yeah well us people who can see reality knew this would be coming eventually. With all the crying muslims do and the victim card using, it was pretty obvious social engineering to me anyway. They are looking to take over. Let’s do to them what we did to Christianity in our lives a couple or three decades ago.
commented 2016-04-13 12:53:06 -0400
Any monkey with half a brain could have predicted this, which is obviously why all the leftists didn’t see it coming.
commented 2016-04-13 11:47:26 -0400
After my husband got back from the Gulf War I knew what was going to happen. I tried to tell people and they laughed. He said they were all savages over there and if they got to Canada we would be in a world of hurt. Well people we are in a world of hurt.
commented 2016-04-13 11:45:06 -0400
let us see the resume of this clown so we know who not to hire.