Spotted this little gem in todays DT from Winston S Churchill esq. Letters Islamist danger Sir Britain sends some of the finest and most courageous of their generation to risk their lives and spill their blood chasing the Taliban out of Afghanistan. But who, meanwhile, is guarding our homeland? A recent police report makes clear that, back here in Britain the Deobandi the very same Islamist sect responsible for spawning the Taliban in Afghanistan has succeeded in taking over more than 600 of Britain's 1,350 mosques. In addition, it controls 17 of Britain's 26 Islamic seminaries and produces 80 per cent of Britain's home-trained Islamic clerics. It's a funny old world, as Margaret Thatcher once famously remarked. Except that this is no laughing matter. Not for 70 years has there been a more clear or present danger to our internal security, to our free society and to our democracy, than that posed by this vipers' nest in our midst. The Deobandi, an ultra- conservative sect, outlaws music, art, television and football, and also demands the entire concealment of women. According to the Lancashire Council of Mosques, the Deobandi has now taken control of 59 out of 75 mosques in the old Lancashire mill towns of Oldham, Preston, Bury, Blackburn and Burnley. While not all Deobandis are extremist, leading preachers of this sect aim to radicalise the Islamic youth of Britain, and to mobilise them against our society and the freedoms we hold so dear. When will the Government wake up to this mortal threat which if not swiftly dealt with threatens to bring strife and bloodshed to the streets of Britain on a scale far exceeding anything seen in the bombings of recent years? Why are Gordon Brown and David Cameron, indeed our entire political class, so deafeningly silent on this, the most pressing matter confronting Britain today? Who will help the moderate majority of Muslims maintain control of their mosques? Who will safeguard the homeland? Winston S. Churchill, London SW1 His related namesake certainly had the gift of vision and stood by his principles to the hilt but I feel that this 'call to arms' will be stamped all over by pc correctists, appologists and appeasists rather than open up a clear and honest debate about this threat. The taliban do stem from this 'sect' of Islam and as he points out, we are fighting a real and bloody war against them in Afghanistan and we are desperately seeking to up the public support for this war at home. Why do we allow the sect to get on with spreading their brand of extremism at home? It is easy to read this as a rant againt Islam - its not (see how easy it is to be an apologist?) but unless this real threat is seen for what it is, then I feel our country may indeed become a battle ground against Islam as a whole. I agree with Churchill jr here and beleive that this specific threat needs to be addressed and dealt with asap Churchill Snr was quoted as saying " Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak" Does this government (or any future government) have such courage?