More people have been killed in the UK by Christian terrorists in the last 50 years than by Muslim ones. Your memory is short. More people have been killed in Europe by non Muslim terrorists in the past 50 years than have been killed by Muslims. How many people were killed in Oklahoma by a US fundamentalist. The capacity to enact terror is in no way restricted to radical muslims, just think how many died under Pol Pot.Maxi_77 said:I take your point, but the one thing all the terrorist activities and atrocities have in common, is radical islam.....sorry but it is a fact. I'm not saying everyone is a terrorist, but those who believe that the 12th prophet will only appear from the well in Iran after the destruction of the infidel and armagheddon is a strong belief help by many Shi'ite muslims, Amedinajad for one.
How many Muslim leaders have you listened to, all of the UK ones I have heard speeking over the past few years have been wholly against terror. One of the real problems is that the UK press in general only print the litany of hate from from the radical clerics, they don't bother with the mainstream leaders because there is no shoch horror fear headline to be had. How about from the BBC todayimom1406 said:A faction of the religion encourages the death of martyrs in the struggle. There is no leader in Islam who is denouncing this view.....so in effect, it is becoming the received shi'ite islamic view.
The Muslim community in the UK must "admit it has a problem" with extremism, a Muslim leader has said. Haras Rafiq, of the Sufi Muslim Council, said the government must also give more support to those trying to root out extremism.
I try ...unlike many (i don't include you here) to listen to as many views as i can, and you are right, the Sufi Muslim council has said "like alcoholics we must admit the problem" which is very encourageing. However it is the Muslim Council of Great Britain that speaks for the mosques, and although they do say there is a problem, they qualify it by talking about our foriegn policy. I tend to take a more global view where the hotbed of radical islam is being promoted by the likes of Ahmadinajad (apologies if i mis-spelt) in Iran. And he is a promoter of the Mahdi which is the cornerstone of Shi'ite Islam.
Only after great suffering and death and destruction, will the Mahdi re-appear...Armourdinnerjacket, is the main driver and financier of radicalism and he is an islamic state leader.
So my point is, you canot rely on what parties say in the UK, nice though it is, this is a problem promoted globally and has to be understood in that context.