Norm and Shuggy both oppose Melanie Phillips'
suggestion that “it is vital that Britain and Europe re-Christianise if they are to have any
chance of defending western values.”
By a nice coincidence, official figures released today help give us a secular defence of western values, and help answer Norm’s question: “can there be a robust defence of liberal and secular values?”
Yes, there can. Quite simply, people prefer the secular west, as this is where they move to. Today’s figures show that there is huge net migration into
Tables 2.3 and 2.4 of this pdf show that between 1995 and 2004, 138,800 left
Given the aggregate figures released today, 2005 will probably continue this pattern.
Is it really likely that people in Islamic societies systematically over-estimate the appeal of the
Maybe Melanie should look less at heads, and more at feet, as the feet are moving to the west.