Monday, February 16, 2009

Conservative Watch

I ought to make this a regular feature. From, of course, the BBC (emphasis added):

Another influential preacher, Abdurraheem Green, whose internet lectures receive hundreds of thousands of hits, preaches that "Islam is not compatible with democracy" and that to prevent a wife committing "evil" a husband has the right to "apply some type of physical force... a very light beating" - though he says this should not leave any marks.

Despite these conservative views the Metropolitan Police has sought Abdurraheem Green's advice recently.
Perhaps in the tradition of John Brignall's warmlist, I should start the Complete List of Things Caused by Conservatism with wife beating and an incompatibility with democracy.


The Economic Voice said...

"He also said this would occur even if their comments fell within the law."

EU legislation that is enacted in the UK should quickly put paid to that idea.

Just like saying British jobs for British workers.

Wonder what else they'd like to act against 'even if it's within the law'? Blogging?

dearieme said...

As a sage remarked "that means that very different sorts of outlook could characterise "conservatives" in different cultures".