Much the same as anywhere else a range of special provisions are made that piss off nearly everyone else. How in a secular democracy that really wants rid of religiosity? You’d think anyone bright enough to get to university would reject godswank, and most do, even amongst immigrant groups. The religious extremism stems not from extremist religion, but from the core violence of Islam Indeed all the ‘desert faiths’ (Judaism, Xtianity and Islam) have a revolting core of violence in alleged holy text and means of control. People essentially threaten their children with demons and excommunication, often linked to actual threat of death. These poor, abused souls turn up on campus traumatised as surely as victims of other forms of abuse.
I’m for tolerance, but it goes two ways or someone’s being mugged. I think all organised religion is based on the manipulation of stupidity, gullibility and fear. Do the clapped-out religionists “tolerate” me? I don’t want to patronise people by pretending I believe in rot or think it’s OK to do so. I welcome the spiritual, but let’s not con ourselves that these religions are spiritual at all – they are political, sly and self-interested.
Girls have often been hyped in the Mosques, believing men can and should have greater freedom than them. The lads should get off and shag, they must remain faithful and virgin until marriage – the usual rot. Homosocial behaviour is promoted and within this many of the boys plat at being ‘hard’, ‘revolutionary’ and so on. I’ve had students, one in particular, who tried to turn every question into one of Islam or racial prejudice. Yet when I put on classes in Islamic banking (much to approve of) they were clueless.
We kow-tow like cowards towards these dated religions, allow all sorts of stuff (Jewish business practices as a degree) that has no place in a modern world under the guise of tolerance. This isn’t tolerance, it’s cowardice and lying. We need to ban faith schools and public schools and get on with teaching those who turn up. Those who won’t send their kids should have to prove they get a real education or go to jail. Schools that produce kids at 18 still confused by religious rot rather than properly skilled in analysis of traditions should be closed down.
The Jihadis are on campus for many reasons. Much concerns the homosocial, and grim attitudes towards women – who are often bullied. I haven’t met a bright Jihadi – this suggests they can’t get their kicks through normal success like most zealots and choose Jihad because no one else can evaluate what they do in it. Our Home Secretary has pointed to the problem but seems to offer nothing on solution. She’s looking more and more ineffective behind her bull.
In practice we should put the cops in hard. They should sweep up the lot, from the real threats to just the creepy children at play with ‘macho’. But politicians need to stop pandering to the religion and its votes, and support tough policing. My guess is that some campus-based plot is due. I’ve seen 20 years of ‘Jihadism’ (the term is often used by Muslim women in ridicule and reports of bullying). It’s a focal point for the unwell as much as for the misplaced fervour of male youth.
It’s time to give up multiculture and start real forms of tolerance. No one would go back to the disgusting child abuse of Victorian England now, and no religious rot that promotes worse should be tolerated. Our Home Secretary has no clue how to come down hard on any of this – she only pretends. The first step would be to repeal all hate crime and religious-racial legislation, and any speech crime rubbish. The next would be to stop the religious dress code rubbish and the violence of the men enforcing it. Then we should extend a welcome with open arms to tolerant society, not one being suckered.