Can’t say that I am surprised to read that only eight per cent of imams preaching in British mosques were born in the UK, BBC-commissioned research suggests. The research, for BBC News and the BBC Asian Network, also suggests that only 6% of imams in Britain speak English as a first language. And almost 45% of imams have been in the UK for less than five years, the report adds. This is a no-brainer. Time to deport 92% of all Imams, for starters, Then we need to seriously investigate the remaining 8%. We need to tackle Islam head-on, no more pussyfooting about will do in these serious times.
A few days ago some geezers of Middle Eastern appearance drove a Cherokee jeep into one of the terminals at Glasgow Airport, which subsequently caught fire. In the ensuing fracas one of the scumbags managed to be subdued as he lay on the ground in flames. Unfortunately the police were silly enough to extinguish the man and arrest him instead of allowing him to be cremated at the spot, with a touch of accelerant added for good measure. As the scumbag tried to attack the police officer he shouted ‘Allah, Allah!’. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Allah the god worshipped by Muslims? Isn’t shouting ‘Allah’ in that dreadful Middle Eastern twang mildly indicative of the fact that the terror plot was carried out by Islamists in the name of Islam?
However, in the Pollyanna world of EU bureaucracy, linking terrorism with Islam is about as acceptable as eating a bacon sandwich in the grounds of Regents Park mosque. According to the Daily Express, guidelines have been drawn up warning (‘warning’!!) governments not to link Islam and terrorism.
‘EU officials said the “common lexicon’’ aimed to stop the distortion of the Muslim faith and alienation of its followers in Europe. European governments had previously agreed on the need to develop a “non-emotive lexicon’’ for use in discussion to avoid “exacerbating division’’.’
How would it be possible to exacerbate division when division is already so wide as to make the Grand Canyon look like a drainage ditch? There is no distortion of the Muslim faith. Virtually all of today’s terrorists are Muslims who commit terrorism in the name of the Muslim ‘religion’. You don’t get that menace with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism. Just because our Jaw-dropping Jim and his politically correct Home Secretary don’t link the two in their public speeches and announcements, it doesn’t alter the truth. It’s about as ridiculous as IRA ministers at Stormont refusing to use the term ‘Northern Ireland’. It won’t change the reality.
Our United Kingdom has lost the second highest number of citizens to Islamic terrorism of any European member state. Like several other countries we have the cancer of radicalising Islam in our midst. Our weak government might want to go along with some EU directive rooted in cowardice; I assure you the British people do not and will not!
The words in the title, although not actually present, are believed by many to be taken from one of the most ancient oaths to have survived into modern times, that of the Hippocratic Oath. That just about all doctors take one form or another of this particular undertaking, pledging themselves to the ideals of the ‘Father of Modern Medicine’ is a judgement upon the thoughts and beliefs of centuries of codification, of a dedication to the healing and betterment of the human condition, and of a hope that the newly-empowered doctor will “help, or at least to do no harm."
When I was a youngster, doctors were treated with a certain awe, not the least because they were usually better-off than many others; and this happens because Society placed a greater value on a doctor’s knowledge and practice than say, a postman or a builder. This is not to say that the other two professions are less worthy, or even less respected, it is simply that for the average man or woman, to be able to go and place your absolute trust in another person’s hands and mind is where this extra worth or value comes from. Even in modern times, some people who work in various branches of medical knowledge can attain great wealth simply by plying their trade, because their skill and knowledge has given them this awesome ability to cure and to heal. I do not envy such men, because they carry a great responsibility, and the stress of always having to be ‘right’ all the time can be a great burden; but in the main most doctors, with a few very notable exceptions, have proved worthy of the trust placed in their collective hands.
So how can we view the news that the plotters, the fanatics, the hopeful suicide bombers of Glasgow airport and the night-clubbers of London’s Haymarket were all either doctors, trainee doctors or medical workers? Do the calls of this strangely vicious religion which they all seem to profess take precedence over their vows to heal the sick and care for the injured? Do the incessant words of their imams, usually but not always immigrants themselves, funded mainly from the strict Wahabbi sect of Saudi Arabia, diminish or blot out the words by which they learned their healing craft and techniques?
These people are not the ill-educated madrassa-raised suicidal cannon-fodder sent forward into the hell-holes of Baghdad; these are people with medical degrees and years of exposure to Western customs and traditions!
What manner of men are these, and how should we treat with them and their kind?
Why are the various Christian churches always at the forefront of politically correct cowardice? It was the same back in 1939 when we were faced with the provocation of Hitler’s forays into one European country after the next. Religious leaders were at the vanguard of appeals not to go to war against Germany. Just look at what would have happened had we heeded their advice!
Today, on a smaller scale crisis, they are at it again. A publication called Religious Intelligence (can’t see much evidence of it in this piece) quotes senior British church leaders calling for ‘support for the Muslim community in Britain in the wake of the renewed spate of terrorist attacks to hit the UK at the weekend.’ Pray tell, would this be the same Muslim community which harbours a substantial minority of people sympathetic to either the aims, the methods, or both, of Al Queda? The same Muslim community where 80% – according to a recent survey – put fealty to their so-called religion ahead of loyalty to the United Kingdom? The same Muslim community who Islamise and ghettoise every single British urban district they manage to demographically vanquish? The same Muslim community who always manage to find some pathetic excuse to ‘explain’ the actions of Islamic terrorists (thank you BBC for finally having the guts to use the term)? The same Muslim community who, almost uniquely amongst the immigrant communities which live here, shows not the slightest collective intention of ever integrating into our culture and accepting our traditions? The same Muslim community where increasing numbers of females are happy to don the abomination that is the niqab?
When the Pope made a trivial comment about Mohammed under the principle of free speech, which he was perfectly entitled to do, where were the messages of support for Christians from various Muslim bodies as the Islamic lunatics demanded he suffer reparations? Where were the cries of support for the Royal Family when sick Muslims called for our Queen to be killed following her knighting of Sir Salman Rushdie? Conspicuously absent, that’s where!!
Let me make one thing crystal clear to these supine clerics. I don’t want Muslims living in this country; I don’t like Muslims living in this country. However, as they are here, the onus is on them to reach out and integrate into this country of choice for them and their dependants, not on the British people to accommodate them and apply metaphorical soothing sticking plaster every time one of them decides to drive a Cherokee jeep into Glasgow Airport. When they finally learn to apply the same standards of commitment to British values and way of life that most other immigrant groups have done, we then might finally find something in common to actually talk about!
UK institutional submission to Islam draws closer with the news that a magistrate faces legal prosecution after he walked out in protest after a women appeared wearing a Niqab in his court. Magistrate Ian Murray pulled out of the hearing when Zoobia Hussain appeared in a niqab, which covers the head and the face apart from the eyes.
Hussain, 32, believed to be a mother of five, appeared for what was due to be a brief administrative hearing this week before bench chairman Mr Murray and two colleagues at Manchester Magistrates Court. She denies causing £5,000 worth of criminal damage including graffiti to a housing association property from which she had been evicted. Her solicitor, Judith Hawkins, said Hussain wanted to appear in the dock in the niqab because she “observed the Muslim religion and remains covered in public places when men are present”.
Mr Murray then stunned those in court by saying he was withdrawing from the case because she was wearing a niqab, adding: “I do not feel I have to give any reasons. This is my personal view.”
Hussain, from the Crumpsall district of Manchester, told her solicitor his walkout was “scandalous”. She added: “There is a human being under here.”
Yes, I don’t doubt that, and one that stands indicted of serious criminal charges and who must be made to show her face and be stripped off the sickening mask of Islam. This country is not Islamic and should not tolerate this contrived effort by Islamic activists to advance the acceptance of the ROP. The magistrate should not have walked out however, had it been me I would have had Hussein thrown out, fined and forced to return dressed in a manner more appropriate for a British as opposed to a Pakistani Court.
All civilised people will agree that to murder of a member of your family in pursuance of ANY religious teaching is absolutely abhorrent. But for some of those who follow Islam, it’s seen as a matter of honour to kill in the name of Allah. So then I was reading that the Crown Prosecution Service has been suggesting that there are links between some cases of "honour" violence in Britain and extremist groups abroad. This may well be true, and it is utterly revolting that such practises occur in our country. But surely the CPS is ducking the real issue – namely that far too many of those who live here in Britain and who follow the ROP DO believe in the merits of such barbarism, despite the bleating of the Muslim Council of Britain.(An organisation that should be banned BTW) Honour killings (rather like suicide-bombings) are the products of a depraved mind and a festering faith and ANYONE who is found guilty of such should be put away for life in the absence of the death penalty.
Muslims burn a Cross of St George outside Regents Park Mosque after prayers earlier today, in the latest manifestation of paranoid outrage over the knighting of Salman Rushdie. Note that the flag itself is a somewhat crude handmade job: perhaps their dole handouts didn’t come through this week, leaving them unable to afford a proper flag. Another banner on display called on God to curse the Queen, which sounds like treason to me.
Needless to say, there do not appear to have been any arrests. I wonder whether the same leniency would apply to me, if I were to organise a public Koran burning?
My title, a line taken from the hilarious film East is East, is indicative of a new chapter emerging in the controversy over the creation of ‘Sir’ Salman Rushdie. David has already covered the protests in Pakistan over the decision by our Queen to honour a British citizen with a knighthood. I wish to look at the furore Muslims who have the cheek to live in this country, yet feel inclined to constantly go against the grain, have caused. Lord Ahmed (good grief, they’re even in the upper chamber now!) has strongly condemned the award bestowed as part of Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations. More recently the Muslim Council of Britain has joined the eternally oppressed Islamic fray.
Is anyone elected to this Muslim Council? Why don’t we have a Sikh Council, a Hindu Council or a Buddhist Council? Oh I know, it’s because the latter religious ideologies don’t have large numbers of adherents determined to take over the country in which many of them now reside. I’ve got news for these Muslims: they are as destined to fail in their (theocratic) takeover of this country as the Third Reich failed before them. We have free speech and freedom of choice in this United Kingdom. Whether or not we find Salman Rushdie’s books engrossing is besides the point. He has undoubted services to literature and should receive recognition as such.
What are we going to witness next? A re-run of the 1989 Bradford protests in which bookstores were threatened with arson if they decided to stock the Satanic Verses? Rioting on the streets of Burnley? Our response to such people must be unequivocal. However many of them flock here, and however many more are created by a seemingly endless process of bedroom cavorting, we must remain determined to protect the values that go back over centuries. Rushdie has been recognised (correctly in my view) for his literary achievements over many years. That some of his endeavours have involved offending the psychotic wing of Islam (a large wing at that!) is a bit like my local pub grub – TOUGH!!!!
So, let me see if I have got this one right. The British Queen Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, bestows a knighthood upon British citizen and "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rusdie. This is entirely a British matter, it was her Majesty’s Birthday honours list. And can you guess who got annoyed – yes – Islamist around the world! The ROP once again shows its total intolerance and inherent violence.
Pakistan (our "ally" in the war on terror, lol) has a Minister of State in the shape of Mohammad ul Haq who has pronounced " If someone commits suicide bombing to protect the honour of the Prophet Mohammad, his act is justified." Sweet. And Iran, that force for stabilisation in the Middle East (ahem) has said "Salman Rushdie has turned into a hated corpse which cannot be resurrected by any action," First Deputy Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar told Iran’s parliament. "The action by the British Queen in knighting Salman Rushdie, the apostate, is an unwise one." he said to loud applause from MPs.
And that’s the way it is with Islam. Not so much a religion - more a pathology!