I have been prompted to write this post after reading the whole of Sayeeda Warsi’s lecture at the University of Leicester. As if there isn’t more than enough cobblers spoken in universities without an unelected cabinet minister going in to spout the sort of PC blame game many hoped was going to die out with New Labour. Some hope.
Now, I realise that the number of Muslims in the UK who would want to behead me (at this moment in time) for my beliefs is probably fairly small, pending further radicalisation of the youth, and an increasingly larger islamic proportion of the population due to further immigration and a higher fertility rate than the mind-controlled “two’s plenty” majority. I agree that there is a certain amount of home-grown bigotry and hatred conducted for its own sake and out of ignorance, apparently wherever you go. Coming from the west of Scotland, I know that this most commonly occurs between the religious wings of Rangers and Celtic Football Clubs! What I do not accept is this from Warsi:
One of the most important aspects of our [British] identity is our belief in equality before the law.
But deep, entrenched anti-Muslim bigotry challenges that tradition…
…because it implies that one section of society is less deserving of our protection than the rest.
What is she talking about? We continue to witness the politicians, police, judges and media as well as schools, universities and local councils falling over themselves to be favourable to Muslims. So much so that the CPS thought it was a good idea that a Christian couple should face trial after a private conversation with a Muslim woman on their own property.
Can you imagine it happening the other way round – either a Christian being that petty or the police and CPS taking any interest in the “case?”
Can you imagine the police warning Muslims not to enter a “Christian area?” Can you picture the opposite situation to this:
The pair [of Christians] claimed the PCSO warned them to leave the area as they were committing a hate crime by trying to convert Muslims.
To show just how un-islamophobic the UK is, in 2008 Tayside Police sent out postcards announcing their new non-emergency telephone number, but had to apologise to “the Muslim Community” because it featured a puppy. I’m afraid you cannot come to live in the “nation of dog-lovers” and expect everyone to act like our canine companions are “ritually unclean.”
Last year, the Christian Institute reported that Christians in Britain are being unfairly targeted for hate crime prosecutions.
The Civitas report contrasts Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang, the couple I have already mentioned who were prosecuted for the hate crime of discussing religion with a Muslim on their property, with a Muslim man who escaped prosecution for a hate crime despite defacing a war memorial with slogans such as “Islam will dominate the world – Osama is on his way”.
The CPS ruled that the man’s actions were not “racially” or “religiously” aggravated, and he was instead charged with a lesser crime of criminal damage.
It seems clear to me what is happening. Actual crime – real criminal damage – in your face, pre-meditated vandalism – is a “lesser crime” because free speech is considered the greater danger – or the only danger.
However, when hatred is clearly a motivating factor, the police often seem to let it go, especially when Muslims publicly express hatred for our country and armed forces, so Warsi is right, Muslims aren’t being treated equally, just not in the way she means.
The deeper Islamophobia seeps into our culture, the easier becomes the task of the extremist recruiting sergeant.
So, it must be our fault – the vast majority of us who just want to get on with our lives in our own country and don’t actually hate anyone. Bending over backwards to accommodate them hasn’t been enough. And it is not hard to see why – for some we can never, ever, give enough ground to suit them, unless that means going all the way and submitting to their demands that the UK be turned into an islamic republic and the monarch be turfed out of Buckingham Palace so it can be turned into a mosque.
And what of all the moderate Muslims we hear about? What are they doing, other than trying to pin the blame for their bad image on the rest of us? Apart from the fact that islam is not moderate by definition, I suggest that most of those who consider themselves to be “moderate Muslims” are too afraid to speak out. Perhaps they know that global domination is islam’s goal and feel it is destined to be realised regardless and so there is no point putting themselves in a potentially difficult situation by confronting fundamentalists.
Quiet Man has searched out some worrying statistics. Four out of ten Muslims in Britain want sharia law introduced in parts of the country. And a YouGov poll from 2008, found that extreme Islamist ideology has a profound influence on a significant minority of Muslims on campuses across the country.
This poll again showed that 40% favoured sharia law, but also a third backed the notion of a worldwide islamic caliphate based on sharia law and a third believed killing for religion is justified. These are, presumably, the (near) future lawyers, teachers, journalists and politicians.
Meanwhile, students breast-fed on equality and diversity have been trying to force Christian Unions to have non-Christians in positions of leadership, as they think it is unfair that a Christian group should have only Christians involved with running it, and of course, their adherence to traditional sexual morality doesn’t go down well.
The 150-strong Christian union in Birmingham was suspended this year after refusing to alter its constitution to allow non-Christians to address meetings and to amend its literature to include references to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and those of transgender sexuality.
And you thought universities were places where people could meet without fear and where opinions aren’t suppressed? I don’t suppose that any Muslim groups have been suspended for not having non-Muslims in positions of leadership or for not promoting homosexuality. And I wonder, are the universities’ LGBT groups promoting views other than their own? Are they being threatened with suspension unless they also promote family values and chastity?
Warsi talked about islamophobia, anti-Semitism and homophobia, but she neglected to mention the fact that the youth of today have been brought up to despise their own people and their own country and traditions. To insist that a non-Christian should lead the Christian Union is as absurd as demanding that a chronic hay fever sufferer be promoted to the judging committee of the flower-arranging society. It is totally devoid of sense. The only motive seems to be the determination to try to silence people whose opinions differ from their own.
40% of Muslim students want sharia law which, if implemented, would mean death to practising homosexuals, but that must be acceptable to these students, seeing as they prefer to target Christian Unions whose members, like so many other people, just want to return to a less hedonistic society.
It will be most interesting to discover the reactions of, especially, students, politicians and the BBC when muslims feel confident enough to more vigorously express their opinions of homosexuals. At the moment, most Muslims seem to be happy being the poor downtrodden minority, like the homosexuals. Pretending to be weak has worked wonders for them. When the Muslims start chanting “death to homosexuals” on Britain’s streets, will the students still be targetting peaceful people whose only “crime” is to have traditional values?
Will Stonewall members continue to persecute Christians who just want to run their businesses in good conscience, while ignoring the Mohammedan elephant in the room?
I have just found this on a Telegraph blog:
Dr. Emmanuel Tanay (German Professor) summarised the way many on MyT feel in an essay called “A German View of Islam”, which I shall quote now:
“We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.”
“The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ’silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 40 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across Southeast Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery and ethnic warfare. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
* Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
* Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
* Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts–the fanatics who threaten our way of life.”
And we cannot possibly underestimate the treason of our fellow countrymen who saddled us with multiculturalism for the purpose of selling us out.
I had thought that Muslims were 3% of the population, but it seems to be more than that now. The 2001 Census records the Muslim population of Great Britain being 1,588,890, or 2.8% of the total population of 57 million.
The UK’s figure for 2010 has been estimated at 2,869,000 – 4.6%.
This represents a 64% increase in slightly under a decade. If this rate stays the same, the Muslim population of Britain will be 7.5% in 2020, 12.3% in 2030, 20% in 2040, 33% in 2050 and Muslims will be the majority in about 45 years time.
If this seems hard to swallow, it shouldn’t, especially when you consider that the Muslim population of the UK just before World War II was 50,000. This figure doubled in the following twelve years.
The United Kingdom: Estimates for the Muslim population increased from 50,000 or 0.1% in 1939, to 100,000 or 0.2% in 1951, to 750,000 or 1.2% in 1971, to 1.25 million or 2.2% in 1981, to 1.5 million or 2.6% in 1991. According to the 2001 census, the total population was 58,789,187, out of which 1,591,000 or 2.71% were Muslims.
My projected figures for the whole UK will be slightly out as I used the 2.8% Great Britain figure rather than the 2.71% UK figure, but you certainly get the idea of what could happen quite soon. The Muslim proportion of the population will continue to rise the way things are going, and could take another large leap if David Cameron succeeds in getting Turkey admitted to the EU and allows unlimited migration. The future could be more dramatic than I have suggested.
Even in Australia, despite Muslims being warned if they don’t like it they can leave, the story seems much the same,
ISLAMIC preacher Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon points heavenwards to emphasise his message for the governments of Australia — there is no God but Allah and only his laws should be obeyed.
“My attack is on the Prime Minister of Australia,” he said yesterday. “I hate the parliament in Canberra. I want to go straight for the jugular vein and advise the parliament that they have no right to legislate. They should immediately step down and let the Muslims take over.”
An Australian-born convert to Islam, Siddiq-Conlon is the self-anointed leader of a group called Sharia4Australia, which is pushing for the introduction of sharia courts as a first step towards achieving Islamic law.
This highlights yet another problem. As Christianity gets undermined in the West, people are turning to Islam. The woman who took the Vogelenzangs to court for allegedly insulting islam was a white British Muslim convert.
As with the UK, the irony is that Australians have been under pressure not to tell the truth about islam by being threatened with so-called hate laws. In 2002, pastor Daniel Scot spoke at a seminar regarding Islam, sponsored by Catch the Fire Ministries.
The seminar was attended by three Australian Muslims; two of them were asked to attend by May Helou who was an executive member of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) and an employee of the Equal Opportunity Commission, Victoria. The third person was asked to attend by ICV members whilst he was at the ICV office. The three Muslims, along with the Islamic Council of Victoria, later launched action under the controversial Racial and Religious Tolerance Act, claiming that the intent of the speech had been to vilify Muslims, rather than to discuss Islam itself.
I don’t know if it is possible to discuss islam in all seriousness without it being considered vilification by those who are keen to take professional offence.
Britain isn’t gripped by islamophobia, because a phobia is an irrational fear. Warsi’s speech was a hotchpotch of the usual clichéd ideas intended to try and convince us that we can all get along just fine if we stop discriminating, especially those ordinary British people who apparently turn fine upstanding young Muslim men into terrorists.
What people really need is to be properly educated about islam. They need to learn about the many brutal islamic regimes that exist today and realise that unless something changes in the UK – and very soon – we will become another one, along with the whole continent of Europe.
One thing we can do is stop paying the TV tax which funds the propaganda wing of islam in Britain.
In November, I posted a video on Muslim Demographics, which is worth considering.
25/1/11 LATEST NEWS…
Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2011)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Christians in the Ethiopian city of Besheno are being harassed and physically abused after Muslims posted notices on the doors of Christian homes warning them to convert, leave the city or face death.
Three Christian leaders were forced to flee the city and two Christians have been forced to convert to Islam. In the Muslim majority city, the entire evangelical Christian community consists of about 30 believers.
Evangelist Kassa Awano remains in critical condition after Muslims attacked him on November 29, 2010. A few days after the attack, nearly 100 Muslims surrounded a vehicle carrying Christian leaders on their way to negotiate for peace with Muslim leaders. Two men, Tesema Hirego and Niggusie Denano, were seriously wounded, and the other leaders suffered minor injuries. On January 2, Muslims assaulted Temesgen Peteros with a knife after he testified about the attacks on these Christians in court.
Christians in Besheno have been targeted by Muslims for many years. On May 21, 2004, Muslims murdered the 7 year-old daughter of Evangelist Tesfaye Hobe. Muslims continuously attack Christians for listening to Christian songs and watching Christian videos.
“We ask for our constitutional right [to freedom of religion] to be respected. We want this inhumane act to stop. We are unable to live in our own city due to the inhumane acts,” one of the Christian leaders who fled the city told ICC.
The local Muslim officials of the city refuse to protect the Christians. The officials ignore their appeals for justice, declining repeated requests for the building of a place of worship and a cemetery. On January 19, a Christian mother was forced to bury her deceased daughter in a town more than 20 miles from Besheno, due to the absence of a cemetery for Christians.
Besheno is a city located in the province of Alaba in Southern Ethiopia. According to the 2007 national census, 93.84% of the population of the province is Muslim. Christians make up 5.82 % of the population.
“We are alarmed by the posting of threats on Christian homes and the attacks against Christians in Besheno. We urge Ethiopian officials to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice, protect the Christians from further attacks and grant them permits to build a place of worship as well as a cemetery,” said Jonathan Racho, ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa.
Please contact the Ethiopian officials in your country and politely ask them to protect Christians in Besheno from the ongoing attacks by Muslims and grant them land for building churches and cemeteries. Ethiopian Embassies: USA (202) 364-1200 Canada (613) 235-6637 Germany 493077206 UK 020 78383897/020 7838 3898.