Led this time by Theresa May, the cry has again gone up that " This has nothing to do with Islam." Sorry, but no. The ideology of Muslim killers across the globe is core dogma preached from Western China to Preston, to Lima and back. It is, as I have said rather often, intolerant, women hating and death loving. It is also cast in stone. It is a set of orders for every aspect of life " revealed " by God to Mohamed. Although of course, no more than the wish list of the cripplingly patriarchal 8th century desert Arab, it is deemed by Muslims to be immutable. How could you possibly question or reform the word of God?
Islam translates as Peace. Peace, that is, for Muslims alone. For the rest of us it is the peace of the grave. To list but a little of its contents, the Koran enjoins its faithful to " fight unbelievers lest God punishes you severely " to strike their necks ", " to kill them, seize them ( nice for getting slaves ) ". It says " you who believe; do not take Jews and Christians as friends or you will become one of them ". Again, " Judgement Day will not come until Muslims kill all the Jews. "
For women the message is simple. Total submission to the male. Your testimony as a woman is worth only a fraction of that of a man. You can be beaten, not on the face apparently, if you disobey the wishes of the male. The male can divorce you by simply saying " I divorce you" three times. This will result in you losing your children and the roof over your head.
At this point apologists, the West is crawling with them, will say that the Old Testament is full of similarly gross injunctions. Yes, but Christianity unlike Islam has had a reform. There are Christian nutters but none of them advocate death for dissenters, crucifiction and sexual slavery. These Christian nutters are also very small time compared to the millions, fed billions in petro-dollars, who proudly endorse and enact every word of the Koran blessed and egged on by thousands of mosques.
A little vignette to round of with concerning present day Islam. In Pakistan, a large number of women are held in prison because they were raped. Under the country's Islamic " law" they are deemed to have had sex outside marriage and have therefore committed adultery. The punishment for adultery is flogging and stoning. Bit of a double whammy.