Former Archbishop of Canterbury calls for immigration restrictions
Dan S. writes:
The fact that the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, is calling for a limitation on immigration into Britain (and he seems to have specifically Muslim immigration in mind) seems like progress. At the same time, he cites concern about the growing popularity of the BNP as a reason for immigration restriction, as though Nick Griffin were a bigger threat to Britain than the assorted jihad-spouting Muslim clerics who are so prevalent in the UK these days. Either way, it does seem that at least some in the Anglican establishment realize that an Islamic Britain does not bode well for them.
Daniel R. writes:
Dan S. suggests that “concern about the growing popularity of the BNP as a reason for immigration restriction” is unreasonable, but I think this is a little hasty. Although you rightly commend BNP’s recent efforts at self-reform, they were until relatively recently heavily anti-semitic. It’s reasonable to believe that those elements have not been wholly purged, but even if they have been, BNP cannot expect everyone to forget overnight. They need a track record of being serious about opposing anti-semitism.LA replies:
You write: “BNP cannot expect everyone to forget overnight. They need a track record of being serious about opposing anti-semitism.”
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