From the front page of today’s Times newspaper:
“Almost half of Britain’s mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to “shed blood” for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found.
Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times.”
We are certainly reaching the culmination stage of Pluto in Sagittarius! You don’t have to be a neo-con to protest about the government of Britain letting this happen. On the other hand, every time the government has moved to restrict these fundamentalists, you have people protesting about human rights and making it very hard for the government to act. I think that liberalism has its excesses, and we have to accept that occasionally we will go through periods where there are dangers, and rights do have to be curtailed, and once the danger is over we can relax again. It is not necessarily sinister when a government brings in these sorts of measures. It will inevitably happen from time to time. Though I can understand that if it is the Bush government doing it, it probably is sinister!
What we need is responsible government, by which I do not mean extreme right wing. What we need is Pluto in Capricorn! Bring it on!
There was another example yesterday. A gay male couple had become foster parents, and it turned out they were sexually abusing the young boys in their care. The authorities had not subjected this couple to the usual ongoing level of scrutiny for fear of being thought homophobic. More liberal excess. Bring on Pluto in Capricorn!
George Bush is Pluto in Sag – government by ideology – rather than Pluto in Capricorn, which is more grounded, and responds to actual circumstances. As Pluto moves into Capricorn next year, he will increasingly be seen as out of step with the spirit of the times.