A Review of the Louise Casey Review (4) – The Deformation of Islam and Minority Rights

“As Jahanghir Mohammed has eloquently stated in his brilliant piece on the Casey Review,

“The Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s are perhaps the model that some policy makers may desire. White Muslims, with Westernised names, dress codes and dietary habits and 60% inter-marriage rates between Muslims and Serbs, with 500 years of co-existence. Yet the Muslims were on the end of genocide fuelled by the rising tide of nationalism, anti-Muslim rhetoric and myths about Islamic extremism.”

On the eve of the Nazi takeover, Jews had already undergone the Haskalah, or “Enlightenment”, and were completely assimilated into German society. The effect of assimilation had the opposite effect of what the Casey Review suggests. It exasperated anti-Semitism and the hatred continued. Pertinently, it not avert the Final Solution.”

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The interrogation and assault on Muslims and their faith is uniquely focussed, with most of the distinctly colonialist, alienation rhetoric directed towards orthodox Islam.  This is ironic given that the Review claims social interaction is good because it results in “a better understanding of differences”.[1] Further “mutual respect” (a quality which Muslims fair better than their Christian peers in the context of faiths according to the Review) is also considered by Casey as a value “integral to a cohesive nation”.[2]  Yet Casey then speaks of a “growing concern” about a “divergence of attitudes and values among minority communities”, which she then categorises as “extremist” and “regressive”.[3] Surely, if there is conviction in the value of respecting differences, “divergence of attitudes and values” should not be problem? Not so. Whilst demanding respect of for “quintessentially British” things like queueing and the Queen, Casey weaponises the alternate beliefs of Muslims in order to render the Muslim…

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