By ATWadmin On June 23rd, 2008 at 6:48 am
I note that the popular writer Ian McEwan has launched an astonishingly strong attack on Islamism, saying that he "despises" it and accusing it of "wanting to create a society that I detest". His words, in an interview with an Italian newspaper, could, in today’s febrile legalistic climate, lay him open to being investigated for a "hate crime". Instead I think it demonstrates that he is a most sensible man who tells it like it is!
"In an interview with Guido Santevecchi, a London correspondent for Corriere della Sera, the Booker-winning novelist said he rarely grants interviews on controversial issues "because I have to be careful to protect my privacy". But he said that he was glad to leap to the defence of his old friend Martin Amis when the latter’s attacks on Muslims brought down charges of racism on his head. He made an exception of the Islamic issue out of friendship to Amis, and because he shares the latter’s strong opinions. "A dear friend had been called a racist," he said. "As soon as a writer expresses an opinion against Islamism, immediately someone on the left leaps to his feet and claims that because the majority of Muslims are dark-skinned, he who criticises it is racist. This is logically absurd and morally unacceptable. Martin is not a racist. And I myself despise Islamism, because it wants to create a society that I detest, based on religious belief, on a text, on lack of freedom for women, intolerance towards homosexuality and so on – we know it well."
What’s the problem with this? Islam DOES seek to return us to the dark ages and eradicate all our LIBERAL values. McEwan should be given an award for services to free expression.
By ATWadmin On May 18th, 2008 at 7:44 am
Can’t say that I am in any way surprised to read that Britain is the focal point for Islamic terrorism across Europe. Are you?
An analysis of the terrorist threat by Europol, the European Police Office, has concluded that the dangers posed by militant groups rose to unprecedented proportions in 2007, with steep increases in the number of arrests, plots and attacks. But Islamic terrorism, particularly through a rejuvenated al-Qa’ida, was highlighted as the most significant security threat to the authorities in the UK. At least one person is arrested every day across Europe under suspicion of involvement in Islamic terror conspiracies or attacks. Europol warned that the UK was recognised as fertile ground for radical Islamists seeking recruits to their jihadist campaigns, with "young, radicalised British citizens" often used to mount attacks.
So far so what – you may ask? We all kinda know that the UK is militant Islam’s floating military base and it is a miracle that there have been more terror attacks on UK citizens, thanks mostly to the great but largely unreported success of our intrepid intelligence services.
Professor David Capitanchik, a terrorism expert at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, said: "We certainly face a greater threat, partly because we have such a large immigrant population which is more vulnerable to radical Islamic thinking… We are paying the price of giving political asylum for so long to individuals who were wanted for terrorist-related offences in their own countries."
The "I" word again – Immigration. Until we seize complete control over who enters our land, and until we ruthlessly expunge all those who threaten us through their continued residence here, the threat will only deepen. There will be a terrible price paid in British lives for the serial failure of British politicians to insist on controlled immigration. The cost of unfettered multiculturalism will be weighed in rivers of blood.
By ATWadmin On May 17th, 2008 at 8:46 pm
68% of Italians wish to see all of the country’s 150,000 Gypsie, expelled, according to a new opinion poll. The survey, published as mobs in Naples burned down Gypsy camps this week, revealed that the majority also wanted all Gypsy camps in Italy to be demolished. On the attacks in Naples, Umberto Bossi, the head of the Northern League party said: "People are going to do what the political class cannot." Meanwhile the defence minister, Ignazio La Russa, said he would consider deploying soldiers to Italian streets to help fight crime, while a group of Bosnian Gypsies in Rome said they were mounting night guard patrols of their camp to defend against vigilante attacks.
Bang on cue, Europe’s leading ..ahem…human rights watchdog urged the government to prevent attacks on Roma communities. Christian Strohal, head of Vienna-based OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, said: "The current stigmatisation of Roma and immigrant groups in Italy is dangerous as it … increases the potential for violence."
You can say what you want about the Italians but the fact remains that Italy is their country and if they want to see the Romas expelled from it, isn’t that their right? Who speaks for Italy if not the Italians? If they seem intolerant, perhaps one needs to live there before criticising them? The reality is that Romania has and is exporting criminality on a considerable scale and Italy is not the only country with this problem. I spoke to a man in Dublin a few weeks ago who was telling me the various financial crimes that the Romas in Dublin are scamming in the Irish capital. Crime has been falling in Romania as its criminal class spread out across the European Union, perhaps Italy is merely giving a foretaste of what lies ahead when a political class ignores the will of the people?
By ATWadmin On May 16th, 2008 at 6:22 am
Sometimes you read a news story that almost defies further comment. This is one of them.
"One of the nine Afghans who won the right to live in Britain after hijacking a plane is now working at Heathrow airport as a cleaner. Nazamuddin Mohammidy was one of a group who took over an internal Afghan flight in 2000 and landed it in the UK, where they threatened to kill those on board unless they were granted asylum. Now it has emerged Mohammidy was recently arrested while driving a car around the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport."
What more to say?
By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2008 at 8:06 am
So, do you think that Her Majesty the Queen was RIGHT to put on this Islamic scarf and take off her shoes whilst visiting a mosque in Turkey? I do think it was right as it shows respect and courtesy for a foreign culture, characteristics Britain used to be proud of and which Her Majesty always exhibits. However what really concerns me about this visit is that it designed to aid UK Government policy to lever Turkey into the European Union. Should this happen, there will be millions of Turkish muslims queuing up to travel to the UK – and you can be sure that nothing will be done to stop this. So, in a way, the Queen is allowing herself to be used to advance a political agenda designed to eviscerate the United Kingdom further by bringing even more Islamists into our country. That’s the unveiled truth here, and for that reason, I condemn this visit. The Queen has to have a mind of her own and must be accept being used as a dupe in a broader political game.
By ATWadmin On May 12th, 2008 at 7:50 am
It’s a fruity disaster! Millions of pounds worth of soft fruit and vegetables are likely to be left to rot in fields this summer because of a shortage of foreign pickers caused by the falling value of the pound and new restrictions on the number of seasonal labourers allowed to enter Britain, farmers’ leaders have warned. Oh no! If ONLY we just opened our borders to whoever fancied coming in then this strawberry apoclayse might be averted.
Listen, this is a faux problem. There are PLENTY of people who can do this work – and guess what? – they already reside in Britain!They are the work-shy welfare parasites. Stop their benefits and hey presto – we will never want for Strawberries again. Now, if only this can be done in time for the Wimbledon fortnight!
By ATWadmin On May 3rd, 2008 at 8:46 am
What is to be made of the marriage of a 13 yr old girl and 14 yr old boy in true Romany style?
In their wedding day finery, the newly-pronounced husband flashes a glance to his friends for support. His bride masks her nerves with an icy expression. But these are likely to be more than big day jitters because the groom is just 14, his fresh-faced bride 13. And this profoundly shocking ‘marriage’ of two Romany children did not take place in a remote Eastern European village. Rather it was in a smoke-filled pub in the East End of London.
There are fears that underground ceremonies could become common as the number of gipsies in Britain rises following the eastwards expansion of the EU. Countries such as Romania and Poland, which have large Romany gipsy – or Roma – populations, have cracked down on such weddings by threatening prosecutions on underage sex charges. Campaigners fear that, as a result, the weddings may be moving to Britain. Most of the Roma at Monday’s celebrations lived in Poland before moving to Britain around ten years ago.
Isn’t the richness of the multiculti agenda so thrilling? Where were the police?
By ATWadmin On April 25th, 2008 at 9:59 pm
Interesting to view what has happened to UK immigration ever since the Labour Party came to power in 1997. Why it’s almost as if Labour has gone OUT OF ITS WAY to bring in Asian and African immigrants. Perish the thought!
By ATWadmin On April 19th, 2008 at 10:30 am
Excellent article here on Enoch Powell’s famous and accurate "River of Blood" speech made 40 years ago. The political left and those gutless shills on the right such as the Cameronians all misrepresent both what Powell said and also what he meant in that speech.
"They start by saying Powell was a racist, which is a deliberate lie. They then say that anyone who mentions immigration will now be tarred with that brush, which must therefore be a lie as well. This is convenient for those who have betrayed the people of this country by imposing an immigrant community so large upon it that it struggles to integrate – and, indeed, who have betrayed many of those immigrants too.."
Heffer gets this one 100% correct. He concludes…
"Powell was the greatest Conservative thinker in political life in living memory. He foresaw what were then unimaginable tensions caused by forcibly altering the character of a country. We should remember him tomorrow with enhanced respect. For he was right."