Feb 5 2014
STUPID! Britain’s UKIP calling for Muslims to sign a pledge that they reject violence is like asking Iran to pledge they will stop their nuclear program
Muslims always lie and tell you anything to get you off their back, then do exactly as they please.
UK Daily Mail A senior UKIP politician plunged his party into fresh controversy last night after calling on Muslims to sign a special code of conduct to prove they reject violence. Gerard Batten, a London MEP and the party’s spokesman on immigration, said it was a big mistake for Europe to allow ‘an explosion of mosques across their land’. (Stopping the building of mosques is a much better idea)
The comments will heap further pressure on leader Nigel Farage, who has vowed to rid his party of what he called ‘Walter Mitty’ types. Last night critics attacked the latest comments from Mr Batten, a member of the party’s executive, saying they represented the ‘ugliest side of Ukip’ and ‘overlap with the far-Right’.
The MEP told The Guardian that he stood by his call for a ‘charter of Muslim understanding’, which he first suggested in 2006. The document asks Muslims to sign a declaration rejecting violence and says that certain parts of the quran that promote ‘violent physical Jihad’ should be regarded as ‘inapplicable, invalid and non-Islamic’. (NO, the violent parts of the quran are most definitely “Islamic”)
Asked on Tuesday about the charter, Mr Batten said he had written it with a friend, who is an Islamic scholar, and could not see why ‘any reasonable, normal person’ would object to signing it. He also repeated his view that some Muslim texts need updating, claiming some say ‘kill Jews wherever you find them and various things like that’.
‘If that represents the thinking of modern people, there’s something wrong, in which case maybe they need to revise their thinking,’ he said. ‘If they say they cannot revise their thinking on those issues, then who’s got the problem – us or them?’ (YOU have the problem because you allow them to keep immigrating to your country)
Asked why Muslims have been singled out, rather than followers of other faiths like Christians or Jews, Mr Batten said: ‘Christians aren’t blowing people up at the moment, are they? Are there any bombs going off round the world which are claimed by Christian organisations? I don’t think so.’
In an interview four years ago, Mr Batten also proposed a ban on new mosques across Europe, suggested Muslim countries should not be ‘appeased’ and warned of the threats of having ‘two incompatible systems living in the same place at the same time’. (That’s a much better idea)
Mary Honeyball, a Labour MEP for London, said Batten ‘represents the ugliest side of Ukip’. ‘Batten’s views overlap with the far-right,’ she said. ‘The idea that Muslims should be singled out in the way he suggests is a relic from a darker, more prejudiced time.’