The London Daily Express is the only news outlet in the world to give any attention today to this study released by a special West-Islamic World Dialogue working group at this week's World Economic Forum in Davos.
AN “overwhelming majority” of Europeans believe immigration from Islamic countries is a threat to their traditional way of life, a survey revealed last night.
The poll, carried out across 21 countries, found “widespread anti-immigration sentiment”, but warned Europe’s Muslim population will treble in the next 17 years.
It reported “a severe deficit of trust is found between the Western and Muslim communities”, with most people wanting less interaction with the Muslim world.
Last night an MP warned it showed that political leaders in Britain who preach the benefits of unlimited immigration were dangerously out of touch with the public.
The study, whose authors include the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, was commissioned for leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
It reports “a growing fear among Europeans of a perceived Islamic threat to their cultural identities, driven in part by immigration from predominantly Muslim nations”.
I should note that not only is the media largely ignoring this study, but I could not find it anywhere on the World Economic Forum's web site, which has a special page for the West-Islam initiative.
One Tory MP interviewed for the Daily Express story summed it up this way.
Backbench Tory MP David Davies told the Sunday Express: “I am not surprised by these findings. People are fed up with multiculturalism and being told they have to give up their way of life.
“Most people in Britain expect anyone who comes here to be willing to learn our language and fit in with us.”
Mr Davies, who serves on the Commons Home Affairs Committee, added: “People do get annoyed when they see millions spent on translating documents and legal aid being given to people fighting for the right to wear a head-to-toe covering at school.
“A lot of people are very uncomfortable with the changes being caused by immigration and politicians have been too slow to wake up to that.”
These comments by Davies should be a positive sign to those in the counterjihad movement in the UK.
As should those these made by Tory leader David Cameron last year.
Speaking in Birmingham this week, Tory leader David Cameron said religious leaders who advocated a separate state for British Muslims were the "mirror image" of far-right racists such as those in the British National Party (BNP).
Promoting multiculturalism, he said, was undermining the sense of British identity -- whether by discouraging immigrants from learning English or by giving Muslims protesters free rein to run wild in the streets of London.
"Multiculturalism has come to mean an approach which focuses on what divides us rather than what brings us together," Cameron said.
However, you wouldn't know it if you read the comments at the bottom of the Daily Express story.
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STOP AND READ THIS.
Hundreds, nay, thousands of people post on the Express news items with one similar vein. Nearly everybody wants a BNP government. Well, here's my challenge. Everyone who now posts demand that the Editor/owners become an official BNP sponsor. The only way we can make it happen is with a strong arm in the 'right wing media'. If anybody from the Express reads this, stop getting mileage from your headlines and put your money where your mouth is. Nick Griffin awaits your phone call. P.S when Britain's finished so is your newspaper !
• Posted by: Bilbo • Report Comment
In light of Cameron's very un-PC comments it seems to me that people who want to support the white nationalist BNP (and other nationalist groups in Europe) will support them no matter what Cameron and the conservatives do or say.