Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Radical Islam fills void in Great Britain
The decline of Christian values is destroying Britishness and has created a 'moral vacuum' which radical Islam is filling, says the Church of England's bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali in a new English conservative political magazine Standpoint. He faced death threats earlier this year after he said some parts of Britain had become 'no-go areas' for non-Muslims
Michael Nazir-Ali, claimed the 'social and sexual' revolution of the 1960s had led to a steep decline in the influence of Christianity over society which church leaders had failed to resist.
He said that in its place, Britain had become gripped by the doctrine of 'endless self-indulgence' which had led to the destruction of family life, rising levels of drug abuse and drunkenness and mindless violence on the streets.
The bishop warns that the modern politicians' catchphrases of respect and tolerance will not be strong enough to prevent this collapse of traditional virtues, and said radical Islam is now moving in to fill the void created by the decline of Christianity. More of this interesting article can be read in the The Telegraph.
In The Guardian the views of Nazir-Ali are attacked; that newspaper suggests that Archbishop Rowan Williams, should let the the nation hear another sounds as well, but it suspects he has too many headaches already.