Government must wake up to this serious threat

Threat of Islamic radicalisation concerns reader

Threat of Islamic radicalisation concerns reader

First published in Letters

A FEW years ago I wrote a paper on the nascent threat of Islamic radicalisation for my masters degree.

It seems that the Government has been caught napping and it must now wake up to this serious threat to our status quo. To date our foreign policy has been an absolute disaster in this matter. Indeed it is hardly surprising that William Hague decided to offer his resignation. The Foreign Secretary had not realised the threat of radical Islamic groups and twice had inadvertently supported Al Qaeda groups.

He thought it would be a vote winner to depose Muammar Gaddafi, who was a Westernised leader. Gaddafi was murdered by radicalised Al Qaeda groups with our military backing, thus leaving a dangerous vacuum.

The Foreign Office nearly offered military support to radicalised rebels in Syria but fortunately the Government listened to our concerns this time.

Meanwhile, a lot of money donated to rebuild Iraq by us has gone missing and I wonder how much of it has ended up in the coffers of Al Qaeda or Islamic State groups.

The stated aims of the radicalists is to completely impose a stricter Islamic state or Caliphate on the entire globe and to eliminate Christianity.

This aim is known as jihad or a holy war. The legal system they wish to prevail is called sharia law.

This Government needs to wake up and at least start to address the spread of sharia law which discriminates against women’s equal rights and contravenes equality legislation. Oxford imams such as Dr Taj Hargey have denounced this radical agenda. It is sad that the peaceful religion of Islam is being tarred by the expansionist aims of radicalised Jihadist warriors.

Susan Thomas
Magdalen Road
Oxford

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.


Today’s letters

Consultation should not have taken nine months

Oxford Mail:

11:38am Friday 17th April 2015

Delighted as I am that the residents of Marston will now get their public consultation on a local parking scheme (April 15), I am appalled at the length of time it has taken the Oxfordshire County Council to move from initial promise to actual survey: nine months...

London Welsh have been a major disappointment

Oxford Mail:

11:36am Friday 17th April 2015

I am a bit disappointed with London Welsh rugby team this season. They have lost all of their games...

Unfair to blame buskers for ruining your ‘séjour’

Oxford Mail:

11:33am Friday 17th April 2015

Dr Michael Ford finds that the “buskers” in the city centre ruin what could be a pleasant sojourn there, adding that they should be banned (April 8)...

Serving ‘ghost towns’ a waste of time and money

Oxford Mail:

11:29am Friday 17th April 2015

I have been getting the 12C bus for the past four years from the city centre to Greater Leys and can honestly say I can’t wait for it to stop serving Littlemore and Sanford (April 14)...

‘Bullying’ stands in such contrast to hero’s bravery

Oxford Mail:

11:28am Friday 17th April 2015

THE behaviour of Witney Allotment Association in threatening Patrick Churchill with eviction from his patch is utterly shameful...

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree