Last May, I wrote an article titled “The 5 Latest Signs of Britain’s Imminent Demise.” These were, unfortunately, not anomalies. In Britain these days, galloping toward ruin is a more popular sport than soccer, and so an update is in order. Here are ten of the latest indications that Britons can look forward to a society that is both more authoritarian and more dangerous than any free nation can long endure.
10. Another British Muslim killed fighting for Islamic State
It was revealed last Tuesday that a British jihadist who called himself Abu Abdullah al-Britani had been killed while fighting in Syria for the Islamic State. Al-Britani, a convert to Islam whose birth name was William Hasmou Clinic, was the eighth Muslim from Britain to be killed while fighting for the Islamic State.
Britain is not alone in this. Well over a thousand Muslims from the West have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State. And like their counterparts elsewhere in the West, British authorities are engaging in absolutely no reflection about why so many young people in their country are converting to Islam. Nor do these authorities seem curious about why so many of these converts come to an understanding of Islam that they themselves have branded as un-Islamic and completely contrary to the true Islamic faith.
Where did William Hasmou Clinic learn about Islam? Was he “radicalized on the Internet”? If so, why did he so readily accept what he read there and discard the peaceful, tolerant Islamic teachings that British authorities assume that he learned at his local mosque? And if he didn’t learn peaceful, tolerant teachings at his local mosque, is that mosque being monitored? Or would that be “Islamophobic” in Insane Britannia?
9. British Muslim chemistry teacher pleads guilty to attempting to join the Islamic State
Jamshed Javeed was a chemistry teacher at Sharples School in Bolton. According to the BBC, he is said,
to have become rapidly radicalised from living an ordinary Western lifestyle to becoming someone determined to fight in the Middle East, having changed his appearance and behaviour from August 2013.
Those who knew Javeed describe him as an “intelligent, well-educated family man.” British officials, however, seem determined to ignore the real reasons why people like him become “rapidly radicalised.” And the problem is much larger than most would probably like to think:
8. One in seven young “Britons” has “warm feelings” for the Islamic State
Britain’s problem isn’t limited to the young Muslims who go fight for the Islamic State. A new poll has revealed that “one in seven young British adults has ‘warm feelings’ towards Islamic State.”
These young “Britons,” if they have “warm feelings” toward the Islamic State, don’t have any allegiance to the British state, and are likely in the future to try to make Britain over to be more like the Islamic State. They may not have to work very hard at that, however —the current British government is already doing all it can to smooth their path.
7. UK government to aid jihadis returning from Islamic State if they have “good intentions”
William Hague, the Conservative leader of the House of Commons, announced that his government was ready to aid British jihadis returning from the Islamic State if they had “good intentions.” Some of the returning jihadis, Hague said compassionately, will “just need help because they will have been through an extremely traumatic period.” The full force of the British welfare state stood ready:
We haven’t had a lot of people coming back yet and saying they want to be of assistance, but if they do of course the government, the police, the National Health Service will work with those people and help them to recover and to assist others.
Hague would doubtless consider it “Islamophobic” to point out that Muhammad said, “War is deceit” (Bukhari 4.52.269). The prophet of Islam is also recorded as saying that lying was permissible “in battle” (Muslim 6303). So if deceit is permissible, according to Muhammad himself, in times of battle and war, and the Islamic State considers itself to be at war with Britain, then how will Hague and the rest determine whether or not they are being deceived by a jihadi who is only feigning “good intentions”? Since they are sure that Islam is a religion of peace and would denounce as “racist” any idea that its prophet actually sanctions deceit, they are unlikely to consider this question adequately.
6. Libyan soldier blames Brits for sex attacks by Libyan cadets in UK: “They didn’t tell us…what’s the difference between right and wrong here.”
About 300 Libyan army cadets who were training in Britain have just been sent home after allegations that they had committed multiple rapes and sexual assaults of non-Muslim girls in the neighborhoods near their barracks.
Omar Al-Mukhtar, a Libyan cadet who was not accused of involvement in these assaults, blamed British authorities: “They didn’t tell us about British law and what’s the difference between right and wrong here.”
Back home in Libya, infidel women are fair game, as per the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) – that is, infidel sex slaves. The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. “The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame” (Qur’an 23:1-6).
The British authorities should have told the Libyan cadets that in Britain, the Qur’an verses that allow for the capture and use of infidel women as sex slaves are not to be acted upon. But to have told them that would have been “bigoted.”
5. Prince Charles appeals to Muslim leaders “to ensure that people within their own tradition respect people from other faith traditions”
The willful ignorance about Islamic doctrines is pandemic among British authorities. The prince of Wales on Wednesday released a video asking Muslim leaders to stop the Muslim persecution of Christians. He didn’t put it that way, of course. Rather, Charles appeared to be trying to remind Muslim leaders of what he believed to be core tenets of Islam. “It is an indescribable tragedy,” he said, “that Christianity is now under such threat in the Middle East – an area where Christians have lived for 2,000 years, and across which Islam spread in 700AD, with people of different faiths living together peaceably for centuries.”
Charles added that “religious faith is all the more convincing to those outside the faith when it is expressed with humility and compassion, giving space to others, whatever their beliefs.” He gently reminded Muslims that “faith leaders have, it seems to me, a responsibility to ensure that people within their own tradition respect people from other faith traditions.”
This plea stemmed from Charles’ willful ignorance about the faith that tells believers to be “merciful to one another but harsh to unbelievers” (Qur’an 48:29). In saying that Muslims and Christians lived in peace and harmony for centuries, he almost certainly had no idea of the oppression and depredations of dhimmitude.
In making this video, he was expecting a reaction that he won’t get — and when he doesn’t get it, he won’t even notice. The Muslim leaders with whom he is in contact will condemn the persecution of Christians, do nothing to stop it or reform the Islamic doctrines that give rise to it, and that will be that.
This willful ignorance is not limited to Charles. Everyone in power in Britain shares it.
4. New UK law would ban critics of Sharia from broadcasting, protesting or even posting messages on Facebook
And if the Cameron government gets its way, every last person in Britain will soon share it – or else. Home Secretary Theresa May has announced new “Extremism Disruption Orders,” which would empower the British government to prevent people from broadcasting, holding public rallies, or even posting on Facebook and Twitter if they promoted “extremism.” Chancellor George Osborne emphasized that the new orders were designed to “eliminate extremism in all its forms” – including the justification of “hatred” against a particular religion.
Critics of the proposal have pointed out that this would criminalize criticism of Sharia, even in its most oppressive aspects – the stonings, amputations, and denial of equal rights to women and non-Muslims.
If this becomes law, Britain is finished as a free nation. As the law would also forbid opposition to gay marriage, it would be interesting to see what would happen if a proponent of Sharia protested against gay marriage — but Muslim groups are largely for it, since it opens the door to the legalization of polygamy.
Future free historians, if this becomes law, will look back at David Cameron and Theresa May as essentially saboteurs and traitors who administered the coup de grace to their own nation as a free society. If Britain were still a sane society, as soon as this law was suggested there would have been a no-confidence vote and the Conservative government would have fallen — followed by the arrest of Cameron and May and criminal proceedings against them.
Instead, Britain appears prepared to go quietly, although civil war still very likely looms in its future. And the criminalization of criticism of Islam is already de facto in place:
3. UK: Pro-Israel, anti-Islamic State doctor investigated for “Islamophobia”
Britain’s General Medical Council, which licenses physicians and sets standards for medical professionals, is investigating a doctor in London for “Islamophobia.” The investigation came about after the doctor dared to post material criticizing the Islamic State and supporting Israel on his Facebook page.
Is there any indication that a doctor who supports Israel and opposes the Islamic State will give patients poorer care than a pro-jihad doctor? The fact that the General Medical Council took this complaint seriously shows how far Britain has fallen. It is rapidly coming to the point where it will be illegal to be pro-Israel and opposed to jihad terror. Indeed, our support for Israel was one of the reasons why Pamela Geller and I were banned from entering Britain. It is increasingly the case that only one perspective is allowed in the public discourse in Britain (and the U.S. as well).
2. Muslim child sex exploitation “now normal in parts of Greater Manchester”
The Guardian recently reported that “sexual exploitation of vulnerable children has become the social norm in some parts of Greater Manchester.” In the very same sentence in which it broke this terrible news, the Guardian stated that this phenomenon is “fuelled by explicit music videos and quasi-pornographic selfies, an MP has warned.”
The MP in question, former social worker Ann Coffey, said, according to the Guardian, that “police, social workers, prosecutors and juries are often inherently (albeit unconsciously) prejudiced against vulnerable teenagers.”
Social workers, prosecutors, and juries are inherently prejudiced against vulnerable teenagers? With that, Coffey could win the prize for the most preposterous evasion offered this year to try to exonerate Islamic doctrine from responsibility for the evils done by those who act upon that doctrine – although she will, as in every year, face stiff competition.
In reality, social workers are not prejudiced against vulnerable teenagers, and the Muslim rape gangs are not fueled by music videos and quasi-pornographic selfies. In Rotherham, where 1,400 British girls fell prey to Muslim rape gangs, British officials “described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”
And what were the ethnic origins of those perpetrators? Seventy-five percent and probably more (since it is so politically unacceptable to report such things) of these rape and sexual exploitation gangs are “Asian,” which is British Newspeak for “Muslim.” Despite the continuing horror of these revelations, the British continue to take all this with equanimity, for to resist it would be “racist” and “Islamophobic.”
Again, according to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general, as does this passage: “Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive, and they who turn away from ill speech, and they who are observant of zakah, and they who guard their private parts except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed” (Qur’an 23:1-6).
But British officials are telling the public that this is happening because social workers dislike teenagers.
1. Muslim parents tell daughter they would “cut her head off” if she went to British authorities over forced marriage
The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that,
a couple threatened to kill their daughter if she rejected a forced marriage and behead her if she contacted authorities for help….The girl, known as S, claims she suffered repeated violence at the hands of her parents and grandmother as a teenager and was told she would be killed if she refused to marry abroad as this would “bring dishonour on the family.”
A British judge, a Mr. Justice Holman, granted a temporary forced marriage protection order, and the girl is safe for now. But British authorities will not be able to continue this cognitive dissonance indefinitely. The Conservative government wants to criminalize criticism of Sharia, and yet this girl’s sufferings are caused by Sharia, its lack of any penalty for parents who kill their children, and its reduction of women to the status of commodities. If Theresa May and David Cameron succeed in banning criticism of Sharia, Mr. Justice Holman could be brought up on charges for prosecuting this case. But May and Cameron don’t know that, because they appear to believe in the soothing nonsense about Islam being a religion of peace and jihad involving nothing more violent than dropping off the kids at school.
The last free person in Britain, if there is one, might as well turn out the lights.