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Reader’s comment: Bishops’ frightened silence

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In response to Kathy Gyngell: TCW’s Summer Reads: The siren call of Islam, Graham Wood wrote:

For me this last sentence is the most telling:

‘Like too many people in the West he believes in nothing – and therein lies both the ease of his submission to Islam and the strength of its threat to the West. It is a persuasively drawn picture.’

I think it was G K Chesterton who made the insightful statement: ‘If you do not believe in God, then you will believe anything.’ So profound and true and I strongly suspect that is why so few people, the ‘anywheres’ of our society, are so susceptible to tolerating Islam in our midst on such a scale.

The relative silence from the Established church and our archbishops is also significant – they too are governed by fear of Islam which I can only conclude accounts for this silence. After all, ‘Allah’ is another God, specifically not the same as revealed in the Christian scriptures, and therefore as much an idol as any found on the pages of the Old Testament.

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