“If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to reflect this. The progress of conservative Islam in the UK has been amazing, and it has come at a time of prolonged decline in church attendance that seems likely to continue.
“This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims…. At all levels of national life Islam has gained state funding, protection from any criticism, and the insertion of advisors and experts in government departs national and local…. While men-only gentlemen’s clubs are now being dubbed unlawful, we hear of municipal swimming baths encouraging ‘Muslim women only’ sessions and in Dewsbury Hospitals staff waste time by turning beds to face Mecca five times a day – a Monty Pythonesque scenario of lunacy, but astonishingly true. [In fact, completely untrue – ed.]
“… Islam is being institutionalised, incarnated, into national structures amazingly fast, at the same time as demography is showing very high birthrates…. Today the Christian story is fading from public imagination, while Islam grows apace.”
Editorial in the Church of England Newspaper, 26 May 2008
Over at the Spectator, this view is enthusiastically endorsed by Mad Mel: “Britain is being steadily Islamised – and hardly a word is being breathed about it.”