The Islamic threat: paranoia or reality?
0 comment Monday, November 17, 2014 |
A commenter of mine took exception to my brief, passing reference to a spirit of resistance to Islamization in his country, the UK. Honestly, the blog entry was not about the UK as such, but merely referenced certain signs of resistance to Islam which I perceived. This caused offense to the reader, who commented on my 'paranoia and xenophobia' and scoffed at my rather emotional statement about Islam swallowing up the UK.
In my replies, I declared I was done with the debate, having said all I felt was worth saying. And my point in this entry is not to get yet another 'last word' in with my dissenting commenter, but to put some facts out there for any third parties who may have been reading the exchange of comments, and for any fence-sitters out there who are not persuaded that there is in fact an Islamic threat, involving much of the Western world.
My dissenting commenter cited the small percentage of Moslems in the UK, and denied that immigration was a threat.
It may be that Moslems are a relatively small percentage in the UK, but by the evidence of the stories I've linked and excerpted below, those few Moslems make a whole lot of waves, considering their small numbers, and they are making a lot of people jump at their command, so it seems:
16,000 say no to mosque
Sixteen thousand residents have put their name to a petition protesting against plans for a mosque and community centre in Dudley.
The dossier of signatures was delivered by Ukip Councillor Malcolm Davis to Dudley Council yesterday - the deadline day for objections.
Despite the overwhelming opposition to the project, the Express & Star revealed the �18 million scheme earmarked for land in Hall Street had been recommended for approval in "exceptional circumstances."
Police protect girls forced to convert to Islam
Extremist Muslims who force vulnerable teenage girls to convert to Islam are being targeted by police, Met chief Sir Ian Blair has revealed.
Police are working with universities to clamp down on "aggressive conversions" during which girls are beaten up and forced to abandon university courses.
The Hindu Forum of Britain claims hundreds of mostly Sikh and Hindu girls have been intimidated by Muslim men who take them out on dates before terrorising them until they convert. ''
Muslim pupils 'need their own showers'
Muslim schoolchildren should be treated differently from other pupils, the country�s most prominent Islamic organisation has said.
They should have separate changing rooms for sports and swimming, single sex classes for sex education, prayer rooms and new rights to Islamic worship, and different uniform rules, the Muslim Council of Britain said. ''
Now, we might dismiss the above stories as being isolated and anomalous. But how do we dismiss things like this:
Many British Muslims Put Islam First
The recent homegrown plot in Britain to blow up transatlantic flights will intensify the fear that the country's 1.6 million Muslims are rejecting political tolerance and free speech for a violent, radicalized version of Islam. There is a real concern that British Muslims do pose a threat to that country and its traditional values. So how prevalent are such radical views among British Muslims?
Some answers are provided by the most comprehensive survey to date of Muslim opinion in Britain. The results from NOP Research, broadcast by Channel 4-TV on August 7, are startling.
Forty-five percent say 9/11 was a conspiracy by the American and Israeli governments. This figure is more than twice as high as those who say it was not a conspiracy. Tragically, almost one in four British Muslims believe that last year's 7/7 attacks on London were justified because of British support for the U.S.-led war on terror. ''
40% of young UK Muslims want sharia law
Young British Muslims are more likely than their elders to support sharia law and admire al-Qaida, but three-fifths of 16-to 24-year-olds say they have as much in common with non-Muslims as with Muslims, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.
According to Jonny Paul, writing in the online edition of The Jerusalem Post, the survey, entitled "Living Together Apart: British Muslims and the Paradox of Multiculturalism" and carried out by UK think tank Policy Exchange, found evidence that young Muslims held more fundamentalist beliefs on key social and political issues than those over age 55. ''
And from the blog of Islam expert and scholar Daniel Pipes
More Survey Research from a British Islamist Hell
Here is another page with extensive links on Islam in the UK and Ireland
And from the blatantly leftist Guardian
Revealed: preacher's messages of hate
An undercover investigation has revealed disturbing evidence of Islamic extremism at a number of Britain's leading mosques and Muslim institutions, including an organisation praised by the Prime Minister.
Secret video footage reveals Muslim preachers exhorting followers to prepare for jihad, to hit girls for not wearing the hijab, and to create a 'state within a state'. Many of the preachers are linked to the Wahhabi strain of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia, which funds a number of Britain's leading Islamic institutions.
Britain: dhimmitude and the dole
With quotes from an Evening Standard article:
Four young British Muslims in their twenties - a social worker, an IT specialist, a security guard and a financial adviser - occupy a table at a fast-food chicken restaurant in Luton. Perched on their plastic chairs, wolfing down their dinner, they seem just ordinary young men. Yet out of their mouths pour heated words of revolution.
"As far as I'm concerned, when they bomb London, the bigger the better," says Abdul Haq, the social worker. "I know it's going to happen because Sheikh bin Laden said so. Like Bali, like Turkey, like Madrid - I pray for it, I look forward to the day."
From the IslamThreat blog, a link to videos of hatemongering imams
From the (British) USS Neverdock blog: a series of links on appeasement of Moslems in Britain
Dhimmitude UK
Melanie Phillips reports on the 'Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia'
Now this commission is calling for a law outlawing religious discrimination. The intention is clear � to make it illegal to tell the truth about Islamist extremism. For as the Muslim Council of Britain repeatedly informs us, it is Islamophobic even to refer to 'Islamic� violence. So it would presumably wish to make illegal, for example, the report in yesterday�s Sunday Times which chillingly informed us that, according to a Home Office analysis:
'�there may be between 10,000 and 15,000 British Muslims who actively support Al-Qaeda or related terrorist groups. These numbers appear to draw on intelligence, opinion polls and a report that 10,000 Muslims attended a conference held by Hizb ut-Tahir, described by the Home Office as a structured extremist organisation, last year. Although less than 1% of the Muslim population, the sheer size of the actual pool of potential Al-Qaeda recruits - those who go to meetings to express their support - represents a stark warning about the extent of the threat.�
Now although this is only a fraction of the Muslim community, most of whom are entirely peaceful and law-abiding, 10-15,000 is a hell of a lot of people in this country to support a terrorist war of religious conquest against it and the rest of the west. It presents a danger the likes of which this country has never seen before and which it plainly hasn�t got the first idea how to confront. Yet according to Muir�s commission, it would appear that even to say such a thing is 'Islamophobic�.
And while, as I have said, most Muslims would abhor such violence, it also remains the case that their community has done nothing to rid itself of the sources of the contagion. ''
Melanie Phillips is a mainstream writer who tends toward the neoconnish end of the spectrum; hardly a 'far-right' extremist. Yet she is articulating a degree of alarm. Is she xenophobic and paranoid?
And the very neoconnish Mark Steyn writes on the same general topic here:
Alas, the United Kingdom's descent into dhimmitude is beyond parody. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (Tory-controlled) has now announced that, following a complaint by a Muslim employee, all work pictures and knick-knacks of novelty pigs and "pig-related items" will be banned. Among the verboten items is one employee's box of tissues, because it features a representation of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. And, as we know, Muslims regard pigs as "unclean", even an anthropomorphised cartoon pig wearing a scarf and a bright, colourful singlet.''
As usual, Steyn is writing in a flippant tone which may belie the serious subject here: the UK's 'descent into dhimmitude.'
I don't see how the evidence of the many links above can be dismissed. I don't see how any thinking person can deny that Islam is at the very least a serious problem for the UK and for all Western countries, because the exact same pattern is repeated in each and every Western country in which Islam has taken hold.
My irate commenter objected to my implying that there were British people who were 'xenophobic and paranoid' as he declared me to be.
Judging by the content of the many links above, I am inclined to think he may be right; the dissenting voices, which he deems, from on high, to be 'xenophobic and paranoid' are probably few and far between in the UK. It looks as though most of the citizens of the UK are fully on board with acquiescing to Islam. Perhaps I overestimated the extent to which the inconquerable spirit of Britain still survived. More fool me; I was hoping that there was still some healthy national spirit and desire to preserve the legacy of generations. Without that 'xenophobia' there isn't much chance of standing up to the militancy of Islam on the march, whether here, or in the UK or anywhere else.
Here are the words of some great Englishmen of the past on the subject of Islam:
Winston Churchill wrote in 1899,
"The religion of Islam above all others was founded upon the sword � Moreover it provides incentives to slaughter, and in three continents has produced fighting breeds of men � filled with a wild and merciless fanaticism".
John Wesley wrote,
Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it...have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind".
Maybe that 'xenophobic and paranoid' spirit is gone from Britain now, replaced by the new religion of 'tolerance' and openness and multiculturalism.
I think it's time, actually, to deploy a newly-coined word for those who ardently defend 'diversity' and multiculturalism. 'Xenophiliac' is the word some of us have used; I like it. It's a counter to the wheezy old 'xenophobe' label, and I like that it seems reminiscent of words describing fetishes, unhealthy fixations. I personally find the craving for endless 'diversity' and otherness to be a strange kink in some people. And history is on my side, as few countries have gone a-whoring after strange flesh as our modern Western liberal countries are doing. It's a mania. It's odd. It has no precedent in history, unless it might be in the old Roman Empire wherein they allowed numbers of barbarians from all over the Empire and undermined themselves in the process. But what else could be expected from an effete and decadent culture?
So it appears that I may have been wrong to imply that there was still a spirit of resistance in the UK, or still any 'taint' of a healthy ethnic self-consciousness. Or it may be that the problem is the inability to recognize a threat as a threat. If no threat is recognized, no response to it can be mobilized. Openness and tolerance in a society are much as AIDS is to the physical body; with AIDS, the body ceases to recognize invading cells, and forms no resistance thereto. And in the West, many of us stubbornly refuse to recognize a threat.
Nothing can save England if she will not save herself. If we lose faith in ourselves, in our capacity to guide and govern,if we lose our will to live, then indeed our story is told." - Winston Churchill
This is true for us in America, too. As long as our programming in favor of 'tolerance' overrides our survival instinct, the odds are not in our favor. I am betting on the will of the American people to be strong enough to shake off the decades of liberal/leftist indoctrination. But as for the UK? I know my own country and my own people, but I don't claim a similar familiarity with Britain. So I have to defer to the judgment of others. If it's more important to the British people to prove themselves innocent of 'xenophobia' and 'paranoia' then so be it. At least as the country slides into full-blown sharia law and dhimmitude, which better heads than mine have predicted, then at least they can be proud of their lack of 'xenophobia.'

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