British Labour Party politician Tony Benn, Islamophobia must be challenged
28 August 2011
ESMA BASBAYDAR, LONDON
[“Attacking Islamophobia is a very important political process for us to follow in Britain,” stated Tony Benn, a British Labour Party politician and the second-longest serving member of parliament.
Aligned with his liberal background, the former cabinet minister argues the threat of Islamophobia across Europe must be challenged and overcome at the social, political and local levels.
For him, fear of Islam and Muslims is used for political ends by certain leaders across Europe. "I think it also meets people's needs as most people are not tempted by Islamophobia. I've never met anyone who is afraid of Islam taking over Britain. It just suits the purpose of political leaders who want to build power for themselves,” he told Sunday's Zaman in an interview.]
More on the destruction of Britain from within at "Sunday's Zaman"
"When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them." (allah, via its false prophet - Sura 8:12)