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And the Reverend David Robertson, who will soon take over as Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, also says there is no such thing as “secular Islam”.

His comments come as debate rages throughout Britain as to how to tackle the issue of radical proponents of the religion without alienating minority communities.

But the minister stressed that although he opposes “racist, jingoistic Islamophobia, the fear of Islamophobia is blinding many of our politicians to the threat we face from Islam”.

Mr Robertson has accused politicians of leading the country down a “path of destruction away from the Christian foundations of our nation” by appeasing Muslims.

Writing on the Christian Today website, he said that politicians are either ignorant of the nature of Islam, or frightened of being labelled racist for speaking out about it. He said: “Christianity is the bedrock and foundation of our secular society. Islam is different. Islam has no doctrine of separation of the spiritual from the political. Islam is, and has always been, a political movement.

“There can be no such thing as secular Islam.
To my ears, this sounds like scaremongering. I don't know why people think it's OK to villify Muslims, or make it sound like a growing Muslim population is a problem to the UK. It isn't.
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To my ears, this sounds like scaremongering. I don't know why people think it's OK to villify Muslims, or make it sound like a growing Muslim population is a problem to the UK. It isn't.
opposing Islam and vilifying Muslims are two very different things. Opposing Islam as an ideology is perfectly OK, and even commendable. Vilifying Muslims as persons isn't.
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To my ears, this sounds like scaremongering. I don't know why people think it's OK to villify Muslims, or make it sound like a growing Muslim population is a problem to the UK. It isn't.
I approve of opposing negative ideas. In that way I will oppose the negative ideas in islam (note: not all ideas in islam are negative). However, hating or discriminating individual muslims is a long way off protecting our own ideas and values from noxious ideas and values.
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To my ears, this sounds like scaremongering. I don't know why people think it's OK to villify Muslims, or make it sound like a growing Muslim population is a problem to the UK. It isn't.
First of all, he has not vilified Moslems; he has described Islam. Surely you can see that these are two different things?

Secondly, he is perfectly correct in what he says about Islam. To label a warning that should be heeded if we are not to suffer increasing problems in the UK as scaremongering is not helpful. Indeed, it is a cheap shot.

Of course, as a religious man he won't go further and agree that the only long-term solution is to introduce laws that protect freedom of religion while removing all religions from positions of influence and power in public life, including education.
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or make it sound like a growing Muslim population is a problem to the UK. It isn't.
But it is a problem and will have to be dealt with sooner or later

But you are part of the problem he talks about you accuse him of scaremongering and vilifying muslims rather than try and address his issues and concerns
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