Sunday, 7 April 2013

Colin Dye

Reverend Colin Dye is the pastor of Kensington Temple, in Notting Hill Gate, west London. Kensington Temple is an Elim Pentecostal Church.

According to Richard Bartholomew: "Dye had links with Christian Right lobby groups such as CCTV, and the church has hosted the anti-Islam speaker Sam Solomon."

Dye has argued that: "the availability of halal food, especially in schools, amounts to a form of ‘economic as well as cultural and religious Islamisation’."  Dye's recommended response is that "the church should step up the process of the re-evangelisation of Britain".

Pilcrow Press
Since Feb 2010, Dye has run a small publishing company, named Pilcrow Press.

Pilcrow Press publications were originally sold through the Kensington Church website, but now can only be found at  

Pilcrow Press published the following titles:  
  • Al-Yahud - Eternal Islamic Enmity & the Jews
  • Al-Hijra - The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration
  • The Mosque and its Role in Society
  • The Islamisation of Britain and what must be done to prevent it
  • Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding
  • The Truth About A Common Word
Pilcrow Press links to the following websites:
A selection of  articles by Reverend Colin Dye are also offered, including: "Khalifa or Kingdom", "Shari'ah", "The Cart before the Horse - Terrorism and Violence in Islam".

Probably the most well known of the Pilcrow Press publications is UKIP MEP Gerard Batten's Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding.

European Centre for Islamic Research and Community Relations (ECIRCR) is a front group run by Reverend Colin Dye and appears only to have a web presence and little else:
"Our goal here at ECIRCR is to better understand the teaching of Islam and promote dialogue between muslims and those of other beliefs and philosophies. A lot is written about religion but much comes fro misonceptions, misunderstandings and a failure to dig deep and explore what makes people tick. We are a group of people all with different experiences of Islam and we want to share our experiences and learn how Islam fits into our society today.

ECIRCR (European Centre for Islamic Research and Community Relations) exists to promote freedom. We believe everyone has the fundamental right and freedom to accept or reject Islam, to question what they don't understand, to criticise what they disagree with and for each person to come to his or her own conlcusions about religion."

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