Wednesday, 23 December 2009
From The Telegraph
Posted on 12/23/2009 2:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
23 Dec 2009
Besides reading the works of Canon Patrick Sookhdeo, Bishops Goddard and Brain need to read the books about Islam and women, by Canon Sookhdeo's wife Rosemary; they need to read Hannah Shah's 'The Imam's Daughter' to discover how powerfully alluring Christianity can be to little girls from Muslim families; they could watch Rifqa Bary's testimony on youtube; they could read Gulshan Esther's 'The Torn Veil' and Bilquis Sheikh's 'I Dared to Call Him Father'; and they could read, too, Nonie Darwish, the incredibly moving portion of her book on sharia, 'Cruel and Usual Punishment, in which she describes the powerful impact upon her, as a Muslim girl in Egypt in the 1960s, of the portrayal - in an old Hollywood movie, broadcast on TV - of a traditional Christian wedding; she *knew* that what she was seeing was NOT what she could even dare to hope for, as an Egyptian Muslim girl; but O how she wanted what she saw!
The bishops should talk to Hannah Shah and Nonie and other female apostates from Islam to Christianity, face to face; and ask how they (the bishops, and the wider church community) can help to make this trickle of brave apostates become an unstoppable flood.
And they should go right ahead and build the Christian schools for girls...and if some nominally Muslim families want to send daughters there, because it is a girls-only environment, let them...
The bishops might also like to talk to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and hear the advice she gave - she, an apostate from Islam, an atheist, a follower of the path of pure Reason - to the UK and the Dutch and the US governments: *do not permit the building of Islamic schools, for they are dangerous*. (She explicitly said that there was no need at all to ban *all* faith-based schools; just the Islamic ones, for they were NOT the same kind of innocent thing as, say, the Jewish and Catholic schools; they [the islamic schools] were socially and politically dangerous.) Ayaan, who knows what the revivalists of the Muslim Brotherhood and their ilk are peddling, because she learnt it all about it as a Muslim girl in Kenya, could tell the bishops all the good reasons why they - the bishops, and the Christian community and indeed the entire non-Muslim community in general - should be out in the streets, if necessary, calling for a complete halt to the building of even one more Islamic school anywhere in the west.