"Islam is a religion of peace and has nothing to do with the ideology of our enemies." — Home Secretary Theresa May, on the beading of David Haines by IS in Syria.Islam-related issues were widespread in Britain during the month of September 2014. What follows is a summary of the main stories, presented in three broad themes.
The documentary did not shed light on why the British government continues to allow Sharia law to take precedence over UK law by tolerating polygamy.
"You've got an eight, nine, 10-year-old child playing those kind of violent games with heads blowing off and limbs blowing off. What kind of mentality is that kid going to have?" — Convicted terrorist Shahid Butt blaming video games for radicalization of Muslim youth.
"Gangs raping children get let off and ignored, people making comments about it get chased down and treated more severely than the rapists." — Angry citizen in South Yorkshire
1. Islamic Extremism and Syria-Related Threats
The House of Commons on September 26 voted 524 to 43 to approve a request by British Prime Minister David Cameron to join the American-led coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State [IS], but only in Iraq, not in Syria where the IS has established its headquarters.
The vote came after IS jihadists decapitated the British aid worker David Haines in Syria on September 14.
In a politically correct statement on the beheading, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg claimed that the murder had nothing to do with Islam. "No religion could possibly justify such grotesque acts," he declared.
The same day, a group of prominent Muslims urged the British government to change the way it refers to the Islamic State. A letter addressed to the prime minister stated: