Muslims support Cameron’s idea of the UK as a Christian nationThe British Prime Minister’s recent obvious statement that Britain is at root a Christian nation has caused the normal uproar among the aggressive secularists. These people are fast trying to turn this nation into an atheocracy where atheism rules with as much brute force intellectually as any religious dictatorship. Their opposition to Cameron’s words is not a great surprise. What is perhaps more surprising to those who don’t understand the allegiance poeple of any faith are increasingly feeling for each other is the support of one of the UK’s leading Muslims:
Muslim Council of Britain member and imam from Leicester, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra told the BBC “It’s very seldom I get excited by what our prime minister has to say and this is one of those times. As Muslims we also believe in the Bible. We believe in the teachings of Jesus. Not only that, but in the teachings of all the biblical prophets, including Moses in the Torah. So this is something that we feel is absolutely in tune with the Muslim thinking. We have to base our behaviour according to scripture, God’s revealed message.”For a long time Muslims have been trying to express this idea, that for us as Muslims Islam is not just a religion but a way of life. To divorce politics from religion is not something we are able to do, we cannot leave our religion at home or in the mosques, it comes with us wherever we go. So it’s refreshing to hear the prime minister say Christians should do the same. I agree Britain is the best country for Muslims to live in, at least in Europe.”
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