The latest addition to the List is the Bishop of Rochester, who claimed that Islamic extremism is creating "no-go" zones in England. Perhaps the Bishop has looked at France's 751 no-go zones and saw it as a bad thing, or perhaps he remembers this, this or this.
For much of Islamic history, the preferred term used to describe non-Islamic societies has been dar al-Harb, emphasizing various Islamic countries' aspirations to conquer such territories and render them part of dar al-Islam. A traditional Arabic saying attributed to Muhammad goes: "Unbelief is one community", or in other words, "infidels are of one nation", expressing the view that distinctions between different types of non-Muslims are insignificant in relation to the overriding distinction between Muslim and non-Muslim.
So if the Bishop voices his opinion on this phenomenon, the local Muslim clergy try to get him fired.
As opposed to say, inviting him for an inter-faith meeting to explain the difficulties of the areas in question.
The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali wrote in The Sunday Telegraph that fundamentalism had made some communities hostile to Christians and those from other faiths.
But Mohammed Shafiq, from the Ramadhan Foundation, said: "Mr Nazir-Ali is promoting hatred towards Muslims and should resign."
Ajmal Masroor, of the Islamic Society of Great Britain, said: "It's a distortion of reality. Our communities are far more integrated than they were 10 years ago.
"If the Church of England had an iota of fairness they would take serious action."
We shouldn't be surprised if C of E does take action against their own Bishop for telling the truth. Just ask Lionheart.
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