We asked people from the United Kingdom for their thoughts on Islamism in the wake of their country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Clarion Project has subscribers across the globe, with thousands of readers in the United Kingdom. Our UK readers sent us their thoughts on Islamism in the wake of the June 23 vote by Brits to leave the European Union. Here are some of their comments:
“If we can control our borders we should be able to refuse entry to identified terrorists. It should make it easier to deport terrorists now that they can’t appeal to the European court.” B.S.
“As long as we beef up our border controls we’ll be safer against radical Muslim murderers, although there is still the serious danger of ‘home-grown’ lone wolves.” A.B.
“Now that England is free from external interference we will deal with Islamic extremists. The English are a fair and just Nation.” G.M.
“I am delighted that the British people have voted to leave the EU as this will likely put an end to the freedom of movement that many Muslim jihadists have been enjoying.” S.M.
“Brexit will do nothing to halt Islamic terrorism in Europe but it might be easier to handle in the UK.” M.E.
“I believe we should not have had a referendum on our EU membership at all but especially at this time when the world faces so many problems. Any major issues which arise from Brexit will leave the UK more unstable and more vulnerable to terrorism.” R.C.
“I think coming out of the European Union can only help us in Britain in our fight against Islamic terrorism!” K.F.
“Brexit seems unlikely to make much of a security difference in the UK since the main terrorism problem is disaffected Muslim youths who are long-term residents or who have grown up in the UK. It is not clear at the moment whether Brexit will make the UK borders more secure or not.” C.W.
“So pleased. A victory for democracy and right thinking.” W.A.
“Although I voted for Brexit and am absolutely delighted we won the vote, I do have doubts that Islamist extremism will be part of the reforms.” A.B.
“There have been Extremists and Radicals settled in the UK who have taken advantage of liberalism and democratic rights to propagate their views on imposition of Sharia law….One major reason for Brexit was the European Court of Human Rights power of over-riding British Courts in matters related to UK.
Brexit will free British Courts to act in a proper way to protect the national interests. Justice will rest solely with British Courts.” D.D.
“Now we have Brexit, the only answer, as I see it, is every citizen must swear an oath of allegiance to our Queen and country, and on pain of any dissent or action contrary to such an oath, be stripped of British Citizenship.” J.R.
“I don’t think it will make any significant difference, certainly not in the short term, we will have a lot on our plate of internal matters and extracting the country from it massive entanglement with the EU. In the longer term, Brexit will allow us to spend more time and effort on such problems – unless there is a massive attack on GB.” M.P.
“My own opinion is that Brexit will help Britain fight against Islamic extremism in the UK for two main reasons:
1) Regaining control over our own borders means that we be able to have proper checks and will have the right to refuse entry to anyone considered/known to be an extremist.
2) When/if it is obvious that someone in the UK is an extremist, we will have the power to deport that person. Currently it takes years going through EU procedures with no guarantee that the deportation will be allowed in the end.” M.S.
“Brexit itself is NOT going to help the fight against Islamism/extremism. However, it will enable the British HM Government to implement measures that would previously have been impossible.” F.
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