Muslims who hate us can get out, says Tory

• MP says Muslims who believe Britain is at war with Islam should leave
• Shadow defence secretary incensed by view UK to blame for extremism
• Muslim association calls Gerald Howarth’s remarks ‘naïve’ and ‘arrogant’

“If they don’t like our way of life, there is a simple remedy: go to another country, get out. There are plenty of other countries whose way of life would appear to be more conducive to what they aspire to. They would be happy and we would be happy” – Gerald Howarth, shadow defence minister.

The Scotsman, 3 August 2005

Howarth has the full support of Robert Spencer: “I don’t see anywhere in history that a state lasted very long which tolerated large populations that wanted to make it over into another kind of state altogether.”

Dhimmi Watch, 3 August 2005