London, UK, September 28, 2008 – At the start of the Conservative party conference, David Cameron’s security adviser, Dame Pauline Neville-Jones announced plans to force Muslims to integrate into British Society. In an interview in today’s tabloid Sunday Express, she used the language of ‘integration’ echoing the government’s rhetoric in what amounts to an agenda of forced assimilation.
In a deliberately populist tone, she said her party would ban sharia courts from operating in the UK even though earlier this year the Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips welcomed some sort of sharia based arbitration for settling disputes. She talked of banning Muslim groups even if they are not involved in violence or promoting violence or if they solely engage in political activities which are widely accepted from other communities and she made threats against Islamic charities.
Commenting on this, Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said, “The comments in today’s Sunday Express only further expose the true neoconservative nature of this Conservative Party. Neville-Jones’s comments have the same liberal totalitarian flavour that is recognisably neocon.”
”Cameron is the heir to Blair and Bush and people can expect to see not only belligerent domestic policies towards Muslims from him, but a continuation of an aggressive global policy.”
”The Tory frontbench team is littered with links to this pernicious neocon agenda, though Cameron now tries to distance himself claiming he is a ‘liberal conservative’.”
”Neville-Jones has attracted much controversy, suspected as an anti-Muslim figure from her time in the foreign office as well as being part of the UK team that ensured that the Bosnians were not allowed to arm and defend themselves, soon after, she was part of the NatWest bank team that did lucrative business with Milosevic. It is even said that Milosevic might have called her in his defence at his war crimes trial in the Hague.”
”Given these kinds of immoral and unsavoury associations, nothing from Cameron’s ‘security chief’ would surprise us.”