By David Vance On June 14th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
Wonder what you make of this?
He was notoriously reluctant to discuss religion while Prime Minister, with his chief spin doctor Alastair Campbell famously commenting: ‘We don’t do God.’ But since leaving Downing Street in 2007, Tony Blair has become increasingly open about the importance of religion. Mr Blair, who converted to Catholicism months after leaving Number 10, has now spoken of how he reads the Koran every day. Reading the Islamic religion’s holy book – considered by Muslims to be the exact words of God – ensured he remained ‘faith-literate’, the former Labour leader said. In an interview with the Observer magazine, published yesterday he said: ‘To be faith-literate is crucial in a globalised world, I believe.
I wonder what “faith literate” MEANS when referring to a faith you do not have? There’s nothing wrong with reading the Koran as such but unless one believes what it professes I don’t see how one becomes “faith literate” simply by reading it. Is Mullah Blair going to explain what THESE quotes mean?
“Slay them wherever you find them…Idolatry is worse than carnage…Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme.” (Surah 2:190-)
“Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it.” (Surah 2:216)
“Seek out your enemies relentlessly.” (Surah 4:103-)
“Try as you may, you cannot treat all your wives impartially.” (Surah 4:126-)
“The Jews and Christians say: ‘We are the children of God and His loved ones.’ Say: ‘Why then does He punish you for your sins?” (Surah 5:18)
“Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)
Not sure even an hourly reading of the above can help one but conclude that Islam has big problems.
By David Vance On May 31st, 2011 at 9:03 am
As you know, some of our liberal figureheads believe that Sharia Law is “unavoidable” if not desirable for the UK. This may cause a few fashion problems.
A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under ‘Sharia law’ after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine. Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home. Friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared. Police have opened a murder investigation and are looking into claims that three Muslim youths killed her, claiming her death was justified under Islam. One of the three – named as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev – is under arrest and told police that Katya had ‘violated the laws of Sharia’. Gaziev has said he has no regrets about her death.
The good thing about the Burqa is that it solves all these problems and whilst Miss World Burqa is unlikely to attract huge audiences it will be at least Sharia compliant and THAT surely is a good thing if one holds the views of the Archbishop of Canterbury, for instance.
By David Vance On May 30th, 2011 at 8:32 am
You must not point out some of the medical consequences of Islam;
“Inbreeding among British Muslims is threatening the health of their children, a leading geneticist warned yesterday. Professor Steve Jones, from University College London, said the common practice in Islamic communities for cousins to marry each other increased the risk of birth defects.
‘There may be some evidence that cousins marrying one another can be harmful,’ he told an audience at the Hay Festival. ‘We should be concerned about that as there can be a lot of hidden genetic damage. Children are much more likely to get two copies of a damaged gene. ‘Bradford is very inbred.
There is a huge amount of cousins marrying each other there.’ Studies have shown that 55 per cent of British Pakistanis are married to first cousins – and in Bradford, this rises to 75 per cent
I wonder what the % of Pakistans marrying first cousins in Pakistan is? Could Bradford be more Pakistani than Pakistan?
Naturally, Professor Jones has invoked the wrath of those Muslim spokesmen (who were so mute when Bin Laden was finally brought to justice). They see nothing wrong with first cousins marrying.
By David Vance On May 27th, 2011 at 8:38 am
We all know how Islam has enriched our Nation. Here’s an example;
“He was an ‘able, enthusiastic and popular’ religious education teacher who loved his job at an inner-city girls’ school. But when a gang of Islamic extremists decided his lessons for Muslim girls were ‘mocking Islam’, they unleashed a sickening attack on Gary Smith, slashing his face and battering him with such force that his own mother didn’t even recognise him.
Akmol Hussain, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussein, 26, and Simon Alam, 19, ambushed the 38-year-old as he walked to work because they did not approve of a non-Muslim teacher giving lessons on religion to Hussain’s niece. In a ten-minute attack, the fundamentalist mob smashed him over the head with a concrete block and iron rod and slashed his face from the corner of his mouth to his right ear with a Stanley knife. They punched and kicked him in the stomach, head and face, before driving away ‘praising Allah’ as they left their victim covered in blood and unconscious with a fractured skull and shattered jaw.
The Jihadi fanatics thought they had got away with it. But, following suspicions of a terrorist plot, the security services had planted a bug in their car that recorded them snarling: ‘This is the dog we want to hit, to strike, to kill.’
Here are the four “Cor Blimey” integrated British Muslims behind the attack.
As the story explains, it is pure religious intolerance and hatred that drove these guys to this shocking attack on the RE teacher. I am still waiting on British Imams issuing a categorical condemnation of this attack. This is London – in the 21st century.
By Mike Cunningham On May 16th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
America has released more info about the raid on osama’s house.
Amazingly his DNA has tested as 52% coconut, 24% cocoa, 18% sugar and 6% milk
CIA experts believe its because of the huge bounty on his head….
News update courtesy of my Daughter
By David Vance On April 18th, 2011 at 8:55 am
Worrying developments in east London;
“Islamic extremists bent on imposing Sharia law have threatened women and told them to cover up their heads, it has been claimed. One woman was told she faced death if she failed to don the hijab, or headscarf, in east London’s Tower Hamlets.
Signs warning the area is a “gay-free zone” have also been seen while posters at bus shelters featuring models and a Bollywood film have been defaced with black paint. Incidents involving posters have also happened in Birmingham. An Asian Whitechapel shopkeeper, who is not a practising Muslim and who dresses in western clothes, said she was told to cover up last month or face a boycott of her pharmacy. When she went to the press a man came to the shop, she said, telling her, “If you keep doing these things we will kill you”. She spoke to police last week.
The news comes after Iraqi Mohamed Al Hakim, 30, was spared jail for threatening to kill his cousin if she didn’t cover her head. He claimed Alya Al Safar, 21, had branded her family as “bitches and whores”. But firebrand Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary insisted the Muslims were only giving “advice”.
The odd thing about leftists embracing and defending Islamists is that THEY will be the first victims…
By David Vance On April 10th, 2011 at 10:12 am
From tomorrow, it becomes ILLEGAL for women to wear the Burqa in public in France.
British Muslim radicals were among at least 61 people arrested in Paris today in connection with an illegal rally against France’s burka ban. They included Anjem Choudary, the radical cleric who advocates sharia law for the UK and who calls British soldiers murderers. Omar Bakri and Abu Izzadeen, who are also controversial figures, tried to get to the event but were stopped by police. Nineteen veiled women were arrested. Women face fines of £130 and will get ‘civic duty’ guidance if they break the law, while men who force their wives or daughters to wear full veils will face up to a year in prison and fines of up to £25,000.
Making Islamists integrate into French society is the aim of this policy – but I wonder will the UK ever follow it? If not, why not?
By David Vance On April 8th, 2011 at 8:29 am
It’s simple, really.
“A middle-class security guard who converted to Islam to preach hate towards Britain lives in a £1,000 tax-payer-funded luxury flat, it emerged today. Rich Dart, 28, worked for the BBC(sic) before he became a Muslim and changed his name to Salahuddin to brand British troops ‘murderers’ and peddle Muslim extremism.But he has been branded a ‘hypocrite’ after it emerged that he takes benefits off the same state he claims to despise. The fanatic was pictured hanging out the washing on the balcony of a £300,000 two-bedroom apartment next to a picturesque canal in Bow, East London.
No big surprise. Some of the biggest spongers on our Welfare system are those who most hate us. The fact that Islamic extremists, just like Irish republican extremists take our cash and then deplore us is just one further sickening aspect of how Welfare is administered. It is a scandal.
By David Vance On April 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 am
Is it right to burn the Koran? No more than it is right to burn the Bible.
However the issue is how some followers of religion react. Were I to witness someone burn the Bible – I would feel sorry for them, for their intolerance and ignorance. So how to explain the savagery of those followers of Islam who beheaded two UN staff and sluaghtered 20 in total because of their alleged anger over the burning of a copy of the Koran in the US?
Despite media coverage, I am not sure that the Koran burning in the US was the motivation for the barbarism on display but even if it was it raises some very fundamental questions for Islamists;
1. Will their preachers come out and condemn the savages that carried out these murders? If not, why not?
2. How can any follower of faith use that faith to decapitate other human beings?
3. Why is the Koran SO special that it alone cannot be treated with indignity?
By Pete Moore On April 1st, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Can we now return our people from the 7th Century?
Eight foreign employees of the United Nations in Afghanistan have been killed after protesters overran their compound in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
Two of the dead were beheaded by attackers who also burned parts of the compound and climbed up blast walls to topple a guard tower, said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a police spokesman for the northern region […]
Over a thousand protesters had flooded into the streets of the normally peaceful city after Friday prayers to denounce the burning of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, by a US pastor, and after two or three hours violence broke out.
The chief of the mission in the city was wounded but survived, and the dead included employees of Norwegian, Romanian and Swedish nationalities, he added.
That’s Mazar-i-Sharif, hardly a stronghold of “Taliban extremists”. Yes, Terry Jones might have been rude and uncharitable in burning a koran, but it’s just a book. For burning one book thousands of miles away foreigners are targetted and butchered in Afghanistan. Well bollocks to Afghanistan. For ten years we’ve tipped blood and treasure into that toilet and still they’re whipped into a murderous rage for no reason. If we stay for another fifty years things will not change because they will not change. Leave them alone, bring our men and women home.