UK Equalities Chief Who Popularised The Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: ‘I Thought Muslims Would Blend into Britain… I Should Have Known Better’

UK Equalities Chief Who Popularised The Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: ‘I Thought Muslims Would Blend into Britain… I Should Have Known Better’, by Raheem Kassam.

The former Chairman of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission from 2003 to 2012 and former elected member of the Labour Party, Trevor Phillips, has admitted he “got almost everything wrong” on Muslim immigration in a damning new report on integration, segregation, and how the followers of Islam are creating “nations within nations” in the West. An ICM poll released to the Times ahead of the broadcast reveals:

  • One in five Muslims in Britain never enter a non-Muslim house.
  • 39 per cent of Muslims, male and female, say a woman should always obey her husband.
  • 31 per cent of British Muslims support the right of a man to have more than one wife.
  • 52 per cent of Muslims did not believe that homosexuality should be legal.
  • 23 per cent of Muslims support the introduction of Sharia law rather than the laws laid down by parliament.

What do British Muslims really think? Phillips (who, by the way, is black) admits:

Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else… Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is. …

For a long time, I too thought that Europe’s Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain’s diverse identity landscape. I should have known better.

A Nation Within A Nation. Islam truly already is a “nation within a nation” Trojan Horse in many Western countries, as Rod Dreher explains.

This is an outrage. Splintered Belgium had lost control of Molenbeek. A heavily Muslim district of Brussels had in effect seceded. …

It is hugely significant that Trevor Phillips, given his prominent role in denouncing “Islamophobia” and promoting multiculturalism, is now saying that his side got it almost entirely wrong.

Better late than never Mr Phillips. You earn some respect.

hat-tip Stephen Neil