Islam is way more English than the EDL

Dr Tim Stanley is a historian of the United States. His biography of Pat Buchanan is out now. His personal website is www.timothystanley.co.uk and you can follow him on Twitter @timothy_stanley.

..most Muslims cling on to values that were once definitively English and that we could do with rediscovering. Islam instructs its followers to cherish their families, to venerate women, to treat strangers kindly, to obey the law of any country they are in (yes, yes, it really does), and to give generously. One recent poll found that British Muslims donate more money to charity than any other religious group. Much is written about the need for Muslims to integrate better into English society, although I’m sure 99 per cent of them already do. But I hope they retain as much of their religious identity as possible – it is vastly superior to the materialist, secular mess that they’re being compelled to become a part of.

The above is an excerpt from an excellent article written by Dr Tim Stanley on how Islam and Muslim values represent exactly what defined ‘The English’ many a year ago.

As stated in the article it would be a wonderful thing if we could revert back to those days of intellectual debate and thought, rather than the rabid violence and hate we now see from groups like the EDL and many Muslim groups too.

Read the whole article here

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