I think this is an excellent opinion post from one of my regular B-BBC readers which fits more readily here on ATW…
“BBC Political punditc Andrew Marr (Red Andy, the self confessed ‘raving lefty’) stated happily recently that democracy was over rated…4 or 5 year election cycles meant that governments thought only short term and perhaps a longer term solution was needed….like Chinese one party rule perhaps?
As Marr has said before such an idea might not be unacceptable….”..the final answer, frankly, is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress. It may be my Presbyterian background, but I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilising instrument for good. Stamp hard on certain ‘natural’ beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off.” Andrew Marr, The Guardian, Feb. 1999
I think people like Marr show that Baronness Warsi is almost certainly mistaken in her assertion that ‘Islamophobia’ is now acceptable around the dining room table….it is highly unlikely that the social circles that hold dinner parties of a particular kind that Warsi meant are opposed in reality to Islam. It was after all a precursor to Communism, the ‘Party of God’ if you like…one ruler and one set of rules.
Consider this website and the fact that many such ‘professionals’ probably default to the same position of unthinking ‘tolerance’ and support of Islam and condemnation of the West:
Look at the ‘related links’ and read the articles…all in support of the ‘victim’ that is Islam and the Muslim.
Far from Islamophobia you have a positive acceptance of Islam and a desire to further its intrusion into Western society.
Such an attitude will lead to certain conflict as Islam seeks to assert itself as it becomes more sure of its power as more immigrants enter the country and politicians seek to win their votes.
A look at Muslim countries around the world will tell us that non-Muslims are in a precarious and dangerous position…even in Sweden Jews are having to flee from Muslim attacks. In a growing majority of Muslim countries it can be said that Christians are not safe and are becoming an ever shrinking minority that lives in fear.
Such ground truths are overlooked by our politicians and Liberal ‘elite’….the price will be heavy in blood and loss of freedoms and values that were won over the centuries by hard struggle by brave men and women….all to be thrown away by a privileged sector of society that believes that whatever happens, whoever takes charge, they will always manage to worm their way to positions of power and influence and maintain their rich lifestyles regardless of what happens to the people that are forced to suffer this imposition.
They excuse the 7/7 bombers as people discriminated against, suffering neglect, demeaned and ignored, jobless and marginalised…..but the EDL are racist thugs with no reason for their protests.
Kill 52 people and injure 700…it’s OK if you feel it is a legitimate way to express your democratic rights denied to you by an unrepresentative system.
Wave a flag of St George and state Islam is an oppressive religion unsuited to a democratic society and you are racist, rightwing Nazis.”
The mature oaks as pictured have taken over two hundred years to reach their majestic size, and it is a tribute to the planters, and the ground in which they are planted that they continue to inspire awe within the viewer. I must admit to a certain envy of those oaks, as they slowly but certainly flourish as the seasons progress.
I must also admit to a similar envy when I read of the success of Jimmie Akesson, a Swedish Parliamentary candidate. His rise from obscurity has been both rapid and surprising, especially in the once staid and conservative ground which is the Swedish electorate. His attack upon the muslims who have flooded in to Sweden’s hospitable shores has struck accord with Swedes who resent their country being viewed as a soft touch by the followers of Islam; who are seen as taking everything but giving nothing back.
“Swedish pensioners can’t afford to fix their broken teeth or pay for the medicine that would bring them back to health,” he said, blaming the generous welfare system for lavishing money on immigrants.
“Today’s multicultural Swedish power elite is completely blind to the dangers of Islam and Islamification,” was another of his claims. He has called for massive restrictions to be placed on immigration.
His Party, Sweden Democrat, has come from nowhere to be possibly the holders of the balance of power within the Swedish Parliament, and I wish him, and his party and followers, all success in their endeavours!
I wonder why his Party, and his calls for reasonable limits on uncontrolled immigration, have been labelled as ‘extremist’?
Mohammed Anwar Safi
Asaf Yousaf Hassa
All these men were convicted and sentenced for either forcing a child into prostitution, living off the earnings of that prostitution, paying for the services of a child prostitute or having sex with a child.
Ignore, if you will, the trauma suffered by this young woman both in her eleven-day long abuse, and having to relive the nightmare in the court cases which resulted in the conviction of these men, and focus on one thing, and one thing only, the names of the scum involved in this crime. Is it just a coincidence that they are all Asian, and also, from the manner of their names, all also Muslim?
So much for the repeated claims from the teachers of this ‘religion of peace’ that the followers of mohammed must respect women at all times. A claim which does not balance well with their other teachings, such as that If a woman wants to prove that she was raped, then there must be four male witnesses to corroborate her account. Otherwise she can be jailed or stoned to death for confessing to “adultery.”
We are told by followers that Mohammed always was inspired by the Truth. We are advised that ‘the Prophet is known to have always told the truth even when he joked with his Companions. In fact, he even cursed those who make lies just to make people laugh’ so we can assume that Muslims place truth, and sticking to the truth, on perhaps a higher level that we normal infidels do.
So what are we supposed to make of a Muslim ‘Community Worker’ who claimed that he had been sent hate mail, subjetced to an arson attack, and finally had been kidnapped by members of the BNP, a well-known ‘racist’ organisation, and taken to Epping Forest.
He alleged that he had been forced into a car, and told to stop organising ‘prayer sessions’.
Unfortunately, the police had fitted concealed cameras on his property, as they initially feared for his safety, and at the time he claimed to have been forced into a car, he was actually filmed walking alone out of his flat, and later was caught on Homebase CCTV cameras when he was supposed to be in fear of his life in Epping Forest.
He is on charges of perverting the course of justice, but did not attend the first day of the trial.
S’funny, how these ‘pillars of the community’ always seem to end up with ‘feet of clay’.
IT’S the perennial family problem - what to give the 112 year old man with 5 wives and 13 children?
That’s right – a 17 year old bride.
He is old enough to be her great-great-grandfather. But Ahmed Muhamed Dhore, a Somalian who claims he is 112 years old, said he had realised a “dream” by marrying a 17-year-old bride … The bride’s family said she was “happy with her new husband”.
Aye, I bet she’s delighted. Best not mock, eh? Apparently we’re supposed to celebrate the differently-cultured nowadays.
Whether you like it or not, the civilized world has accepted self-censorship as well as government censorship, almost solely aimed at soothing the allegedly inflamed feelings of a set of religious fanatics.
I refer of course to Islam, the belief structures propounded by an illiterate goat-herder who managed to con a fair chunk of his mates into a belief that not only was he a prophet, his version of the writings of god had come to him in a vision, and because he was of course illiterate, an angel had conveniently written down the whole caboodle.
Now whether you believe that there is a god or not is beside the point; which is whether a muslim believer is entiltled to burn, kill and destroy in the same name of his god. As we have seen in the not too distant past, the fervour whipped up against what were simply drawings was both violent and deadly. There were riots from Indonesia through the Middle East, and Danish diplomatic missions were threatened worldwide.
We see the same intolerance whenever the muslim religion is either questioned or taunted, something which is totally absent when either the beliefs behind christianity or judaism is mocked or queried. So when the Yale University Press decided to remove twelve cartoons which depicted mohammed, from A BOOK ABOUT THE CARTOONS, we see the same knee-jerk reaction which has become almost commonplace elsewhere in the Western world.
In explanation of their self-imposed censorship, the Yale University authorities stated that they had ‘consulted’ with senior academics, counterterrorism officials as well as the ‘top’ muslim official at the United Nations. Speaking, as ever for myself, I find the pusillanimous words of explanation, given in self-defence, the worst sort of betrayal of the whole American ideal. They couldn’t even make their own minds up as to the best way to proceed. They were faced with a simple question; should they allow the publication of a book which contained images discussed within that same book! How difficult is that question? Do you stand by your beliefs, and say what you think, or allow someone else to state what they believe; or do you cringe away from a decision, and ‘consult’ with experts, and thus betray the very freedoms upon which your very nation was founded?
I don’t see many areas of the muslim world where free speech is even considered to be necessary, never mind available; why should their needs, beliefs and susceptibilities be considered as a factor in the every-day lives of the billions who don’t believe in the majesty of an illiterate paeadophile with a flair for self-advertisment?
The wider world is getting its’ collective knickers in a big twist as the unrest in Iran continues to get big headlines on both the ‘Net, t.v. and newspapers. ‘what will the outcome be?’ is a commonly asked query, whilst attempting ‘not to be seen to be interfering’ with the ‘Internal Government’ of Iran.
Frankly, I reckon it’s all a huge waste of collective mental excess even to contemplate a change from the ‘status quo’ of internal Iranian politics. What most commentators seem to have forgotten is the very name of the nation, which of course is the Islamic Republic of Iran. And the first word ‘Islamic’ is the key to this whole unlovely organisation. Let’s have a look at the edifice constructed by the inheritors of the man described by Jimmy Carter’s U.N. Ambassador as ‘a saint’; namely Ayatollah Khomeini. The present holder of the title ‘Supreme Leader’ is an austere mullah named Ali Khamenei, a close friend and compatriot of Khomenei, the first Supreme leader. He appoints the heads of the Armed forces, the controlling headfs of the Militias so beloved of the ruling religious men that they are treated as being virtually above the law, the head of radio and TV and Friday prayer leaders; and of the Council of Guardians. Possibly the most impoortant of those appointments is the ‘Friday Prayer’ leaders, who preach in all the main mosques of this deeply religious nation.
The Council of Guardians supervises the elections, and also can decree who can and cannot stand in those elections, which would seem to contradict our old friend Prez. Ahmedinajad who claimed that Iranians were as free as possible to vote for whomsoever they wished. This same Council is composed solely of really hard-line conservative mullahs whose idea of a good time is spending an extra day on their knees at the mosque.
The Assembly of Experts is another branch of the same type of totally unelected mullahs whose sole job is to check on the suitability and viability of the Supreme Leader. Seeing as that same Supreme Leader has already been appointed for life, it sure looks like an easy life for the Experts.
When you contemplate the calibre of those standing against the incumbent President, I don’t really see what the difference is, except for the fact that some of the others wouldn’t be pushing the Nuclear Option so loudly in public, but do it quietly from an office! What the vast majority of the population seems to be calling for is relief from the hard-line religious element which has ruled Iran for thirty years, and whoever gets the vote, even after a re-count ain’t gonna change much more that the table cloths on the dining rooms! The young want music, jobs and internet access, the mullahs will give them austerity, the words of allah until it oozes out of their earholes, and defiance to the West, America, Israel and their enemies within Iran!
The whinging of captured Jihadists seems boundless.
“Fahim Ansari is accused of helping to plan the attacks in Mumbai in which 173 people were killed in November. His lawyer, Ejaz Naqvi, has filed legal papers with Mumbai magistrate’s court, claiming that a “white woman” – an FBI agent it is alleged- removed all his clothes and showed him pornographic films. In the papers, he claims that three foreigners, including the woman, sexually abused him, causing him “severe itching and wounds” on his body, including his genitals. Mr Ansari, a devout Muslim, claims this amounts to torture because it is against his religion.”
Murdering 173 people doesn’t seem to give Mr Ansari the same level of concern. You can make your own assessment of his “torture”
Yes, yes, we all know that Ethiopian illegal immigrant and Guantanamo Bay in-mate Binyam Mohamad is the new poster boy for the left. How they love this “Brit” and are so outraged at all the torture he has received at the hands of the running dogs of the West. But here’s a strange thing…
“In 2000 he converted to Islam and in June 2001 he flew to Afghanistan — the world’s top heroin supplier. His lawyer Clive Stafford Smith said: Binyam decided to travel to escape his old drug haunts and kick the habit. He also wanted to see the Taliban and decide if Afghanistan was a good Islamic country or not.”