I watched Question Time last night. I have no truck with Griffin or the BNP. I was glad some of his agenda was exposed. By all accounts he and they support some very nasty policies.
Yet I worry.
Both the scenes outside the BBC and the approaches of many in Question Time reveal how hostile and intimidating the liberal establishment is when its cherished beliefs are questioned. I have observed similar animosity to conservative Christian beliefs by liberals on programmes like 'The Big Questions'; liberals soon reveal just how 'liberal' they really are in their feral responses.
I worry about the hypocrisy of the main parties. Their self-righteous desire to take the moral high ground and make political capital at Griffin's expense is as patent as it is pathetic. Ironically, they accuse Griffin of cynically tailoring policies to make them acceptable. Which of them has not adapted their policies to suit the electorate and which would not impose lurking ideologies if they thought they could get away with it.
At the moment, the threat to society is the liberal leftist secularism of the establishment not the far right. It is liberal secularism that is attacking democracy and freedom of speech as it prepares to sanction directives by non-elected European commissions that seriously threaten freedom to express views. The threat to my freedom to practise my Christian faith comes from Brussels and Westminster, not the BNP
I worry because cross-party liberalism is wilfully blind to the threat of Islamification. I wish to give my Islamic neighbours the freedom to practise their faith. A Christian country rightly grants Moslems the right to believe and disseminate their faith. However, Islam does not prove itself so generous in return. When Islam is the dominant faith and wielding political power it regularly denies religious freedoms and shows little concern for the rule of law; religious minorities are often oppressed, persecuted and denied equality. Islam in power regularly shows it is an oppressive ideology. Mainstream politicians seem resolutely unwilling to face this self-evident reality and until they do nasty parties like the BNP will no doubt flourish.
It is time to question and show as wanting the tenets that drive liberal secularism.