Paul Ray’s EDL on Mosques and Churches

Paul Ray has a new video for his branch of the English Defence League (his current association with the main EDL is unclear) advertising an anti-Muslim protest for Manchester next month (see my blog entry here). The video focuses on religion, comparing Rowan Williams to King Saul and promising a new “David generation”. In particular, the video bemoans the conversion of churches into mosques; this was also an issue raised by one of the balaclava-wearing EDL leaders interviewed by Martin Mawyer last month – it was claimed then that churches were being forcibly converted by Muslim councillors.

The reality, of course, is that there are a lot of redundant church buildings, and these end up being used for a variety of purposes. The Victorians built too many large churches (many of which were never filled), there has been a massive decline in churchgoing in the UK in recent years, and transport has made it easier for Anglicans to attend churches outside their parish and for non-conformists to abandon their chapels in favour for larger “mega-churches” on the edge of towns – a process that parallels what’s happened with small shops and supermarkets. Despite his Crusader fetishism and his admiration for Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali (perhaps he could explain to the bishop his views on the word “Paki”?), there is no evidence that Ray goes to church, and he has a confused understanding of the Bible, for instance believing that “turning the other cheek” was the action of the Pharisee in the parable of the Good Samaritan.

The disposal of church buildings to other faiths has been a subject of debate in the Church of England; in 1995 a report was prepared for the General Synod on the subject.

Incidentally, Ray’s video – which rails against “the Arabs” (6:42) – also slips in a reference to the racialist American Renaissance website (7:53).

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  1. You won’t have to wait until next month to get your hate on for Muslims, the USA is having one this weekend! So C’mon out… no need to bring a white sheet as they will be furnished on site by your local Grand Dragon!

    Stop Islamization of America Launch

    Because the Arutz Sheva article picked up on some of SIOA’s creative brainstorming posts to use humor and a bit of theatrics involving the things that are thought to disrupt prayer for Muslims – dogs, donkeys and women – some are already calling this loving group of people “extreme.”

    I take the opposite viewpoint and contend that drawing attention to the Muslim belief that ”dogs, donkeys, women” (and don’t forget breaking wind) are the things that interfere with their prayers being received, rather than spiritual matters like insincerity of heart, highlights the essential materialism of this so-called religion.

    Neither our Founding Fathers, nor Lao Tse, Confucius, Gautama Siddartha, Saint Paul, Jesus, Isaiah, Moses, nor Abraham would recognize Islam as a bona fide religion, but would instantly understand it as the massive intellectual fraud that it is. Our cowardly leaders, in both Church and State, who claim it doesn’t matter what people believe, are fools. It matters that Muslims believe non-Muslims are inferior human beings. It matters that Muslims believe women are inferior to men. It matters that Muslims believe obedience and worship are the same thing and that conformity is the same as morality. It matters that Islam requires territorial sovereignty. It matters that Muslims believe that leaving Islam is equivalent to high treason. It matters what Muslims believe just as it matters what communists believe and what neo-Nazis believe. From the Stop Islamization of America web site.

    Our Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize Islam as being a legit religion? That’s funny, I’ve read a bit about those gentleman, including parts of the “Federalist Papers” and I can’t recall them saying anything about Islam or Muslims…. but Ben Franklin had a thing or two to say about Jews.

    What kind of deviousness do the Muslims gathering on Capitol Hill have planned?

    IN THE NAME OF ALLAH…. The objective of this gathering is to invite the Muslim Communities and friends of Islam to express and illustrate the wonderful diversity of Islam. We intend to manifest Islam’s majestic spiritual principals as revealed by Allah to our beloved prophet Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) of Arabia. Likewise; we intend to inspire a new generation of Muslim to work for the greater good of all people. We shall serve all people, regardless of race, religion or national origin.

    Yes, those Muslims have already taken over the Federal Reserve, control much of the Treasury Dept and State and most of the large financial firms on Wall Street.

    And would you just look at all those Islamofascists that control over 90% of the MSM? Shudder. Add in all those PAC’s like AIPAC–American-Islamic Public Action Committee– that have a chokehold on Congress and you’ll get the idea of who’s really in charge.

    Why, just take a look at Obama’s cabinet, chock full of Muslims, like his Chief of Staff. And those pistol-packing New Jersey Imans they caught red-handed harvesting organs from the unwilling and unsuspecting.

    All of those Muslim media outlets like the ADL that scream ‘anti-Semitism’ anytime a Tribe member stubs his toe.

    Yes, it’s obvious we’re just about surrounded by Islamofascists.

    Now it’s time for America to bomb Iran to keep the ‘Caliphate of Israel’ happy.

    I tried to register as ‘Osama Bin Laden’ but for some reason, the form wouldn’t accept my details!

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