Answering Cameron – On Integration

In an article in the Guardian newspaper, in 2007, David Cameron recounted his experience of staying with a Muslim family in Birmingham. In the article, he made some really extraordinary assertions.

He said:

“family breakdown, drugs, crime and incivility are part of the normal experience of modern Britain.”

implying that crime and incivility were commonplace among the British as a whole.

Then he said “Not for the first time, I found myself thinking that it is mainstream Britain which needs to integrate more with the British Asian way of life, not the other way around.”

What an offensive remark! Of course his use of the word “Asian” was very questionable here. The word has unfortunately become something of a euphemism for people of Pakistani origin living in the UK. Of course there are many people of Asian origin in the UK who do not come from Pakistan – including Indians and Chinese among others. A very diverse group in fact, whose “way of life” could hardly be described in such monolithic terms.

Given the context of his remark it is not unreasonable to assume that David Cameron was actually thinking solely of the way of life of those of Pakistani origin. Since the vast majority of the UK’s Pakistani origin people are Muslims, it is also not unreasonable to equate his words with praise for the behaviour of Muslims in the UK. Let us look a little closer at some aspects of this “way of life”.

SHOULD WE WORK LESS?

Unemployment is high among the Muslim community. According to an article in the Daily Telegraph in 2010, half of the UK’s Muslim males are unemployed, and 3/4 of the UK’s Muslim females are unemployed (1).

SHOULD WE COMMIT MORE CRIME?

According to the Daily Mail, Muslims make up one in seven of the UK’s prison population, despite making up only one in twenty of the UK’s population overall (2). In our high security prisons the percentage is even higher, at one in 5 (3).

SHOULD WE ACCEPT CHILD ABUSE AND MURDER AS GOOD EXAMPLES OF BEHAVIOUR?

His extraordinary assertion that we should “integrate with the British Asian way of life” will not be easy to accomplish, unless we ourselves become Muslims. Perhaps he thinks we should submit to Islam and become Muslims so that we can visit their mosques? Perhaps he thinks that we should accept the words of the Koran (33:21) that Mohammed’s life was the most perfect example for mankind, a life that included marriage to a 6 year old child, mass murder, enslavement among other things?

SHOULD WE MARRY OUR COUSINS AND BECOME INBRED?

Cousin Marriages are very commonplace among people of Pakistani origin in the UK, according to the Independent newspaper the rate is 2 out of every 3 marriages. This is leading to a significant increase in disabilities among the offspring of such couples (4). Here again, we see the influence of the “most perfect example” of Mohammed’s life, because Mohammed married his own cousin. Should we adopt the Muslim custom of never daring to question this “most perfect example”, Mr. Cameron?

SHOULD WE IGNORE THE BRITISH JUSTICE SYSTEM AND SET UP A PARALLEL LEGAL SYSTEM?

Increasingly we are hearing of Sharia law courts operating in the UK. Women are often treated as second class citizens at these courts, which usually are entirely judged by men.

SUMMARY

How/why David Cameron was ever viewed as a person with leadership ability will forever be a mystery to me.

Quite why the British non-Muslims were not insulted and outraged by his remarks, is something that baffles me. Not for the first time, I find myself thinking that Cameron has got to be replaced with someone who can unite the people of the UK, instead of someone who is happy to insult the majority in order to appease this minority. Here is the article in full:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/may/13/comment.communities

References:

(1) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8054403/Britains-coping-classes-at-breaking-point.html

(2) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3447159/The-Muslim-extremists-taking-British-jails.html

(3) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3415435/How-one-five-inmates-maximum-security-prisons-Muslim.html

(4) http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/health-why-cousins-can-be-just-too-close-the-pakistani-practice-of-marrying-relations-may-be-causing-1483250.html

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Our Shared European Identity

In the last post I wrote about the Persecution of Non-Muslims, an increasing problem throughout the world. What strikes me most strongly about these persecutions is the deafening silence, the lack of outrage, among the non-Muslims of the world. The Muslims of the world feel a sense of shared grievance when they believe a Muslim has suffered at the hands of a non-Muslim, as witnessed for example by demonstrations by Muslims of mostly Pakistani origin in the UK against the state of Israel. However, the non-Muslims seem to lack a similar sense of shared grievance when non-Muslims suffer at the hands of Muslims. Can people be united around a negative, around the fact that they are NOT Muslims?

In Europe particularly, there has been a culture of political “correctness” and white guilt, German guilt, and self-hatred of the European past, that has been stoked by European left-wingers generally and by the architects of the European Union. Reporting by the mainstream media of abuse of non-Muslims has been suppressed. For example, the large number of rapes by predominantly Muslim grooming gangs in the UK were for a long time not reported. In another example, it took many days before the mainstream media reported on the events at Cologne train station on New Year’s Eve 2015. Non-Muslims should be outraged by this, but instead they are largely meekly accepting of it. Many would deny that Islam was even a factor in such an event, but yet the majority (perhaps all) of the suspects on this occasion were from Islamic majority countries.

THE EUROPEAN “UNION”

The leaders of the European Union have long seen national identities as an obstacle to their grand socialist, bureaucratic project. However in their efforts to smash national identities, they have encouraged negative attitudes and self-hatred, and sown division. This has weakened our resistance to the anti-Democratic and supremacist ideology of Islam. By also inviting so many people from Islamic countries into our nations recently, these leaders have created the climate for the very thing that the European project was supposed to avoid – civil conflict within Europe. It is these leaders, who have so little regard for our shared identity, our European culture, who are endangering us, not those on the right who still cherish a sense of this shared identity. The reaction against these mindless left-wing leaders is not a resurgence of nationalism in the old sense, but rather a reaction against the tyranny of these left-wing politically “correct” leaders who are so hostile to our European past and identity.

In their attempts to control the people of Europe, and force them to accept their vision, they have greatly undermined our most fundamental and hard-won freedom, the freedom of speech and expression. Increasingly European governments have used the threatening words of Islamic hate preachers as an excuse to curb the freedom of speech of everybody else. They have also used the threat of Islamic terrorist attacks, and a greatly exaggerated and largely imagined threat of anti-Islamic violence, as excuses to increase the surveillance of their entire populations.  We must force the resignation of these current leaders if we are to re-discover our shared identity and recover our freedoms, so hard-won by previous generations.

A CHRISTIAN REVIVAL?

I often encounter the view that it is the declining Christian faith of Europe that has left us weakened and exposed in the face of the increasing influence of the Islamic religion. Many of those who subscribe to this view often also think that the only thing that can save us from this influence is a revival of Christianity. I take a rather different view however, as I see the influence of Christian ideals in our meekness, as I explained in a previous blog post:

Christianity And Western Decline

Even if a more widespread revival of Christianity could be considered as desirable, I doubt that it is achievable. Many Europeans simply no longer believe in a supreme being, still less in the miracles that are claimed as part of the story of Jesus. Ours is a more rational age, and we should be thankful of that. To force people to attend church against their will would be a very un-Christian thing to do.

Perhaps if the church leaders adopted a more rational and universal moral philosophy, they might attract more people to return to attending their churches.  Such a universal moral philosophy would necessarily also reject Islam.  The church leaders must also openly reject Islam if they are to recover the moral high ground, instead of meekly submitting to its influence.

DISCOVERING OUR TRUE EUROPEAN SHARED IDENTITY

I suggest that we Europeans, both Christians and Atheists, do in fact have a shared identity, and that we should celebrate it loudly and proudly and with a cheerful heart. Our shared identity should be considered to include not just Christian values and art, but also secular art and the ideas of the Enlightenment, which paved the way for so much European scientific and technological progress.

Let us rejoice in the writings of Shakespeare, Voltaire, Dickens and so many more great European writers. None of these writers would be tolerated in a world dominated by Islam.

Let us rejoice in our traditions of comedy and satire, of Monty Python’s Life of Brian for example, and Voltaire’s Candide and Mahomet.  Comedy and satire would not be tolerated in an Islamic society, especially not where it dares to mock religions.

Let us rejoice in the music of J.S.Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Mahler, Ravel, Debussy and so many more great European composers.  None of this beautiful music would be tolerated in a world dominated by Islam. Let us rejoice in the music of more recent times as well, such as the Beatles, Abba and Pink Floyd and many more.

Let us rejoice in the paintings of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Monet, Van Gogh and so many more great European painters. None of their paintings would be tolerated in a world dominated by Islam.

Let us rejoice in the glorious architecture and sculpture of our Christian heritage – Notre Dame, Florence, Milan, York Minster, King’s College Chapel and so many more. Do we wish to see these beautiful buildings converted into mosques? I can say even as an atheist that I object very strongly to the idea. I feel these buildings are part of our heritage, and Islam should not be, because it would not tolerate their existence as churches.

Let us rejoice in all our scientific and technological achievements as well.

It is as much Freedom of Speech, of expression, that characterizes the modern European as it is our Christian past. This is the most fundamental thing that should unite us, that we should consider as the most important part of our shared identity. Church and State have also long been kept separate in most European countries, and we should also cherish this as it is much more likely that people of different beliefs will live in harmony. Islam is too political and almost invariably leads to intolerance of other beliefs and ultimately to theocracy.

SUMMARY

In summary, I suggest we must rediscover and celebrate our shared identity, that which we Europeans have in common, or else we could lose this identity to that which is hostile to every aspect of it, namely the Islamic religion.

Persecution of Non Muslims

We often hear about the persecution of religious groups – Christians, Muslims, and particular sub-sections of these groups. Increasingly it seems however that there is another larger group whose persecution often goes unnoticed, the Non-Muslims. They are usually persecuted by Muslims for failing to be Muslims, for daring to suggest that the Muslim religion, Islam, might not be entirely a correct or even really a very moral religion. More worryingly still, they are also being persecuted by their own governments in non-Muslim countries. Lets look at just some examples of the persecution of non-Muslims around the world.

Pastor James McConnell – a non-Muslim Christian pastor in Belfast, Northern Ireland who was subjected to over a year of court proceedings merely for suggesting that Islam is heathen and satanic. He was acquitted but the ordeal was not insignificant.

Apostates in the UK – savagely beaten and threatened:

Salman Rushdie – threatened with death by the state of Iran for writing a book, himself formerly a Muslim but now officially a non-Muslim atheist.  Despite the fact that he has long lived in Western non-Muslim countries his life is still in danger.

Theo van Gogh – a non-Muslim film maker murdered by a Muslim in the Netherlands.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff – prosecuted in her own country, Austria, for suggesting that Mohammed might have had an unhealthy interest in a very young girl. The fact that she found the evidence for her assertion in the core Islamic texts was not enough to convince the moronic Austrian authorities who sentenced her. Another case recently made the news where a teacher in Austria was prosecuted for the same thing. The irony of these prosecutions is that they make the news all around the world and thereby publicize Mohammed’s interest in the child Aisha, who he “married” when she was 6 years old (according to Islam’s own religious texts).

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/11/teacher-prosecuted-calling-mohammed-child-molester/

Pim Fortuyn – Dutch non-Muslim politician murdered by non-Muslim Volkert van der Graaf who was worried that Muslims might become scapegoats if people objected to the Islamic religion. Pim Fortuyn thought Islam was a backward culture and so objected to Muslim immigration, as sane people do. Van der Graaf’s idea was that shooting people was a civilized thing to do whereas criticizing some silly old religion was not.

Tommy Robinson – persecuted by the British authorities and individual Muslims in the UK for daring to suggest that there might be something a bit wrong with the Islamic religion. Assaulted in prison with the alleged involvement of the authorities.

Atheist Bloggers in Bangladesh – brutally hacked to death by gangs wielding machetes, the death toll keeps growing.

Asia Bibi – a Christian non-Muslim condemned to death by the authorities in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy, just one example of a great many cases of non-Muslims persecuted in Pakistan. Western countries continue to generously donate huge sums of money to this country for reasons that entirely escape me. She is still in prison after many years and 10 million Muslims in Pakistan have apparently said that they would be willing to kill her themselves.

Christian non-Muslim migrants – trying to escape from Islamic countries finding that Islam has come with them:

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/10/40000-christians-harassed-muslims/

Is it perhaps about time that we shone a spotlight on the persecution of non-Muslims around the world? Of course the above list hardly even begins to explain the scale of the persecution, we could literally go on for months, maybe even years, listing them all. Is it about time these people were allowed to practice their religious beliefs – that Allah is not the greatest God, or in fact not even a God at all, that Mohammed was not his messenger (but was in fact just a brutal warlord who “married” a 6 year old girl), in peace?

Increasingly, as more Muslims swarm into Western countries thanks to idiot “Western” leaders like Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau, where they multiply rapidly thanks in no small part to the foolish Western non-Muslim countries’ generosity in welfare payments, we can only I am afraid expect the persecution of non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries to increase. These moronic leaders then observe the fact that social cohesion is breaking down in their countries (predictably enough), and then they use this as an excuse to create laws that limit freedom of speech, our most fundamental right.

Some of my readers may be thinking, but surely if non-Muslims just all shut up about Islam, there wouldn’t be a problem? Unfortunately a lack of resistance to the barmy ideology of Islam will merely embolden those who wish to shove it down other people’s throats. Gullible people will be more in danger of being lured to join the religion by unscrupulous preachers who fail to mention all the very bad aspects of it. It is therefore very important that people continue to criticize the religion, loudly, and that they are allowed to do so. Furthermore Islamic ideology calls upon Muslims to kill/convert or subdue all non-Muslims (e.g. Koran 9:29), so merely not criticizing Islam will probably not save you in the long run if Muslims continue to grow in numbers.

Freedom of speech is the most important freedom in a civilized society because bad ideas can flourish where people are prevented from criticizing them. Finally I will leave you with the immortal words of Pastor Martin Niemöller which explain why nobody should ever bow down before tyranny, no matter what form it takes:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Footnote:

I have mentioned before how the UK government plans to persecute non-Muslims with an Orwellian measure they call:

Extremist Banning and Disruption Orders

I urge you (especially UK readers) to read this post if you have not already done so, and write to your MP to demand the bill that contains these is rejected completely. Your liberties are in serious danger if you do not speak up.

German Guilt and the Islamification of Germany

What do we mean by “German Guilt”, or “German Collective Guilt” (Kollektivschuld)? Well, in Germany they have the relatively recent history of Nazism and the holocaust to feel guilty about. Germans seem to be suffering from this guilt very badly and it seems to be affecting their judgement in a dangerous way. I therefore thought I would attempt to point out how this guilt is very ridiculous this long after WWII, now that nearly all the perpetrators of the Holocaust are dead.  Worse than that however, it is risking the resurgence of one of the biggest things that the guilt should be about, i.e. hatred of Jewish people.

Here is an imaginary conversation that I recently had with a German:

Me: Guten Tag

German: Hello, how are you?

Me: Good thanks, how are you feeling today?

German: I feel very guilty about the fact that we Germans killed so many Jews in the Holocaust.

Me: Well, that’s understandable, it was a terrible thing. But, why should you feel this way yourself particularly? It was a long time ago, after all, long before you were even born. Have you killed any Jews yourself, or even ever been slightly rude to any?

German: No, no of course not. I am always very polite to Jews and I would never dream of killing them, that would be terrible.

Me: I am very glad to hear it, I think maybe you should move on with your life then. What else is new?

German: Some very good news. Our great leader Angela Merkel has recently welcomed a huge number – millions in fact, of mostly Muslim immigrants from poor countries into Germany. This shows how a country should behave, with true compassion and warmth!! In fact soon Germany will be a Muslim majority country because we give them all the free food and free housing and free health care and free education that they need, and besides although we work hard ourselves we are lazy about having children and they have lots!

Me: Oh, but don’t you know, the Jews are not really very popular among the Muslims in general? Won’t we just see Germany become a Jew hating country all over again?

German: That’s not a problem. We will educate them to respect Jews.

Me: But…. but, you have quite a lot of Muslim people in Germany already, and they don’t seem very friendly to the Jews. If you have been trying to educate them not to hate Jews, it doesn’t seem to be working very well. Jews in Germany are complaining that they fear for their safety, there is an account here of a demonstration where demonstrators were apparently shouting “Hamas, Hamas! Jews into gas!”:

http://www.dw.com/en/young-jews-in-germany-fear-for-their-safety/a-17824914

German: Hm, I see what you mean, but this is so strange, why should the Muslims hate the Jews so much?

Me: Well there are a couple of reasons in fact. After the Nazi Holocaust, many Jews fled to the Middle East to create the state of Israel, and Palestinians, mostly Muslims, were displaced. Many Muslims around the world take cause with the Palestinian Muslims against the Jews because of this. They generally don’t feel much sympathy towards the Jews for their suffering in WWII because they feel a connection with other Muslims first and foremost.  They are not troubled by the extremely violent tendencies of HAMAS, because really those tendencies are in line with the example of Mohammed, who claimed he was a prophet but really was just a warlord.

German: Hm, I see, and what is the other reason?

Me: The other reason is that Muslims are taught to hate the Jews (and just about everybody else for that matter) by their religion, for example consider this quote from the Quran:

Quran 002.065
“And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.” ”

Then in an Islamic description of the day of the last judgment the Jews will be killed by the Muslims (with help apparently even from the stones that the Jews try to hide behind):

“(Muhammad said:) You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me) ; kill him..”

(Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6981)

German: But, surely the Muslims will eventually just become modernized like us Europeans and forget the worst aspects of their religion that preach against the Jews? After all, Christians were at one time also hostile to the Jews.

Me: The fact is that Muslims everywhere in the world at the moment are generally taking their religion MORE seriously, not less. This is because Islam is really driven by fear and intimidation, not reason, and the more their numbers grow demographically, the more that climate of fear grows stronger. As Winston Churchill once wrote, “no stronger retrograde force exists in the world”.  Muslims and non-Muslims alike are succumbing to the climate of fear and so are feeling more reluctant to criticize the religion, and so Islam is emboldened yet further. Also, thanks to falling average intelligence among the human race overall, people generally no longer have the critical faculties to understand what a terribly bad influence the religion has on people.

German: So in summary then, you don’t think we should be welcoming so many more Muslims into our country?

Me: No, I most certainly do not.

Further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_collective_guilt

http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/JR/Future/ch13_islams_ancient_hatred.htm