Following this week’s unpleasantness in Brussels, it is crucial that we get a few things clear.
Terrorist attacks have nothing to do with Islam.
Muslims are not murdering their perceived enemies on three continents.
Neither are they persecuting and ethnically cleansing Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East.
There are no Muslim ghettos or no go areas in British towns and cities.
Muslims are well-known for integrating fully into British society and upholding British values
Muslims are very tolerant in their attitude towards other minorities, especially Jews and homosexuals
When thousands of children and young girls were raped and sexually abused in many British towns and cities, Muslims showed great eagerness to help the police identify the sexual predators
Muslims never accuse their critics of Islamophobia.
No British Muslim girl is ever subjected to the depraved rite of female genital mutilation
Among Muslims there are no “honour killings”
Among Muslims there are no forced marriages
The attitude of Muslim husbands and Muslim men in general towards women and girls is exemplary
Muslims fully accept the authority of British laws and they do not set up sharia courts to decide their affairs
There is no newsreel film of Muslims rejoicing in the streets after a terrorist atrocity perpetrated upon US or European citizens.
Islam is a religion of peace and love
These things must be made clear and universally understood. So please pass on this message to all your friends – some of whom may have entirely the wrong idea about our Muslim friends