It takes a nation to protect the nation
Dear Mr Blair
You were quoted in the Sunday Times yesterday:
He warned that the threat to Britain was not confined to “tens of thousands of brainwashed crazies” but to Muslims who did not advocate violence but shared an ideology that was “fundamentally incompatible with the modern world”.
“The adherents of this view of Islam are numbered in many millions,” he said. “This ideology is not interested in coexistence. It does not seek dialogue but dominance. It cannot therefore be contained. It has to be defeated.”
Sounds good to us.
We, the English Defence League, are holding a march and giving public speeches on this very topic in High Wycombe on 9 April. Your message here, and ours planned for the day, are complementary. Your words resonate with us. We’ll both make huge headway on this vital issue if we unite.
We congratulate you for the recognition that many millions of Muslims have a particular view of Islam that is “fundamentally incompatible with the modern world.”
Our point of view is that this ‘view of Islam’ is not some sort of aberration of Islam but is part and parcel of Islam itself.
We invite you to join us as a speaker. All you would need to do would be to read out those two important paragraphs.
This will help the nation discuss seriously the problem and possible solutions. As you say, these people and the ideology have ‘to be defeated.’ We agree!
You will receive applause (and maybe some sniggers from those who among us who resent your role, during your time as Prime Minister, in importing “adherents”. Also, an expression of regret, now that you know better, would go a long way!). But you’ll be safe among us.
We cannot guarantee that “adherents” or their supporters in the vicinity will also behave legally or in a civil way (but you will, no doubt, have access to advice on this from official sources).
By working together on dealing with "adherents” we would demonstrate to millions of our fellow-citizens that they can join us without obloquy to support the best of our civilisation and defeat the worst of our opponents.
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28 March 2016