The Oxford Islamic Centre gained Royal approval recently, a landmark event celebrated by Prince Charles, a noted admirer of Islam who is apparently impervious to the reality of Islam's core tenets. The Islamic centre, built at a cost of some 75 million pounds, was funded by a number of hard-line Islamic states, most notably Saudi Arabia.
The donors tell us the Islamic Centres of British Universities merely want to promote an understanding of Islam, but Prof Anthony Glees, a man who has studied the rise of Islamic extremism in our universities, suggests their real agenda is rather different. He argues that they promote an extreme ideology and act as a form of propaganda for the Wahhabist strain of Islam within universities. They push, he says, 'the wrong sort of education by the wrong sort of people, funded by the wrong sorts of donor'.
If this is true, why on earth are we allowing these Islamic centres to be built, and why on earth are we allowing the construction costs (and one assumes the associated back-handers) to be funded by people and states linked to supremacism and terrorism?
Saudi Arabia has spent around 90 billion petro-dollars funding the growth of hard-line
Wahhabist ideology in the West, yet Saudi Arabia is also a country that bans crosses,
Bibles and any Christian teaching within its borders. Our much vaunted multicultural tolerance
seems to be just a one way street to oblivion. Or, to put it more bluntly, we are being
played for Dhimmi fools.