Tuesday, December 28, 2010

An uphill task

The Telegraph cautiously dipped its MSM toes into the murky waters of the Islamification of the UK fear today in one of its editorial views. Though the focus of its warning was a strange one in the shape and form of David Cameron.

The leader of Ukip, Nigel Farage MEP, must have groaned when he learned that the French National Front is now modelling itself on his party. Marine Le Pen, who is poised to take over leadership of the Front National (FN) from her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, describes it as a "patriotic" party that has more in common with Ukip than the BNP. Given the sinister resonances that the words "National Front" have in Britain, Miss Le Pen has presented Ukip's opponents with a seasonal gift. "Ukip – backed by the French National Front" is a rhetorical swipe worthy of David Cameron's description of the party's supporters as "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists".
We should not, however, be too quick to dismiss reports that a sanitised Front National has succeeded in reaching out to a new constituency. The FN's selling point is its opposition to the "Islamisation" of French public life – but not, it is careful to add, to Islam itself. Miss Le Pen claims that pork is being taken off the menu in French schools and that state funds are being used to build "ostentatious mosque cathedrals". She may never be elected president, but over a quarter of French voters approve of her; at no point in the history of the Fifth Republic has an aggressive Right-wing party enjoyed such support among the middle classes.
It may seem inconceivable that British politics could move in the same direction. But we should not be too relaxed about the fact that populist Right-wing parties have never broken into the mainstream of our politics. Two points need to be made.
First, that Muslims have migrated to Britain in enormous numbers over the past 40 years; one of the heaviest waves of immigration was encouraged by the last government. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life estimates that there are 2,869,000 Muslims in Britain, an increase of 74 per cent on its previous figure of 1,647,000, which was based on the 2001 census. No demographic statistics are reliable in an era of open borders, but such an expansion is unprecedented.
The second point is that – different political traditions notwithstanding – Britain is beginning to experience French-style anxiety about Islamisation. The fact that many terrorists are Muslims may lead to unfair assumptions about the loyalty of British Muslims. But, at a time when – according to some surveys – around 40 per cent of the Muslim community support the establishment of Sharia, fears of social fracture are understandable. Meanwhile, government attempts to ease tension by empowering to unelected "community leaders" have caused huge resentment. It is worth noting that the Oldham and Saddleworth by-election next month was caused by the disqualification of a Labour MP caught stirring up anti-Muslim sentiment.
Well their facts and figures are mostly correct as far as it goes, though they can't take into account illegal immigration not all of which is Islamic of course. Though they certainly got to the nature of the fear in the setting up of an alien culture with its own Sharia courts (100+ at the last count) and its inbuilt violent association with terrorist outrages. Yes I know not all Muslims are terrorists, but certainly most terrorists are, something which the UK public is at last waking up too.
The thing that got me, is that they seem to want Cameron to do something about it and I rather doubt that he can, certainly not without getting rid of the Human Rights act (a promise he made though isn't keeping) and getting us out of the EU so we can control our borders properly, something he obviously has no intentions of doing.
However the biggest giveaway of Cameron's intentions comes from his support for Turkish entry to the EU, oddly enough pointed out by Dennis Skinner.

Notice that Cameron cannot give a straight answer on this, though this odd statement is telling...
“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.” - David Cameron, “What I learnt from
my stay with a Muslim family
,” The Observer, Sunday 13 May 2007.
That's not the way it's supposed to work, they integrate with us, we're tolerant of them until they integrate, then their cultural oddities are just that, odd. Instead though they believe we have to change to accommodate them and their views and some are prepared to be violent in order to force us to do so.
So I don't know why the Telegraph thinks Cast Iron Dave will do anything, certainly his political leaning seem to be directly opposed to what the UK public actually want (like most politicians) and mirror nicely what the political classes actually believe is best for us.
Frankly I'll give it another 10 years before it explodes in the politicians faces at the latest. I strongly suspect that Fascist UK plc is on its way and it wont be a pretty sight. Either that or an army driven coup/civil war.
Either way I foresee dark times ahead for Old England as our politicians lead us ever further into cultural division all in the name of diversity and equality.

2 annotations:

john in cheshire said...

Well, our augean stables need a very good cleansing.

Anonymous said...

Plenty on the Islamisation of Britain here