It has been stated that in my post ‘Time to Discriminate’ that I am arguing along the same lines as the National Front – ie., that I am a fascist and racist. I take this very seriously. It is untrue and based on a false understanding of what I am saying. Also a false apprehension of the English language. First of all, the word ‘discriminate’, which has now taken on an exclusively negative connotation in the hands of the ‘pc’-influenced brigade, actually means ‘to make an informed choice or decision’ about something. In this case I mean that in Britain we need to make a decision about whether allowing further large numbers of Muslims to settle in the country is good for our society or not. I think it isn’t, and that we need to be honest about this, and do something concrete before it is too late. Secondly, the parallel with 1930’s Germany and Nazi actions against German Jews is false; it is also completely typical of the standard left-wing. ‘pc’, ‘multicultural’ argument used to try to stifle debate on the subject – any attempt to point out the obvious fact that there is a problem with Muslims in Britain today is instantly branded as ‘Nazi’, so that it can then be condemned as evil and extremist and therefore to be ignored or preferably censored altogether. One of the main differences is that the vast majority of Jews in Germany were totally integrated and proud Germans – many had fought for Germany in the 1st World War; they were represented by the Nazis as undermining and attacking the country, which was completely untrue; whereas a large proportion of Muslims in contemporary Britain have arrived quite recently from very different societies, are not integrated and not even interested in being ‘British’ – in most cases their first loyalty is to Islam, their second to their family, thirdly to their ‘country of origin’ (frequently Pakistan) and lastly, if at all, to Britain; there is an undoubted widespread dislike of the British way of life, an open intention to replace British democracy with an ‘Islamic’ state and ‘Shariah’ law, and in some cases active and blatant attacks on Britain and its citizens. A very big difference, in fact.I have thought a lot about this, and far from being ‘ill-informed’, I have spent the last 6 years reading as much as I can about Islam, including the Koran and books by Muslim authors in an attempt to understand what is going on in the Muslim world. Also I have not stated that Muslims in our midst should be ‘excluded from our society’ – I have said that further large scale Muslim immigration should stop. The reason for this is simple – there is no doubt that most of the Muslims coming to this country are from Middle Eastern and African countries as well as Pakistan, all of which are embroiled in long-term violence and chaos (and no – that is not the fault of the USA and Britain – it is largely the fault of their own corrupt, brutal leaders) where the rule of law, respect for non-Muslims, women and other minorities is non-existent and tribal and inter-Muslim feuds are largely settled by violence; these countries are also largely the preserve of ‘traditional’ forms of Islam influenced by intolerant and backward thinking involving concepts such as ‘honour killings’, forced marriage, female circumcision and other horrors; again, many if not most of these countries are influenced by ‘hard-line’ and anti-Western forms of Islam such as Saudi-funded ‘Wah’habism’ which are hostile to western liberal democracy and openly aim to destroy it; lastly, as we have seen, there are apparently potentially large numbers of people in these countries who are prepared to come to Britain as immigrants and to work here and benefit from our society while at the same time planning to attack it and its values and even to try to kill and maim as many of its citizens as possible. In these circumstances, as it is clearly impossible to know which individuals from these countries are likely to live peaceably and accept and integrate with the British way of life, the only possible answer is to ban all immigration from these countries. I’m not saying I think this is actually going to happen – our government is far too weak and self-deluding to do that – I am simply saying that that is what I think ought to happen, and the only way to prevent more attacks of the kind there have been in the last two or three years. As a matter of fact I am against all large-scale immigration into the UK for the foreseeable future, both because I think our country is grossly overcrowded and because the uncontrolled entry of millions in the last 10 years or so plus the total lack of incentive to integration and the positive encouragement towards segregation through the idiotic doctrine of ‘multiculturalism’ has seriously damaged and divided our society and is threatening British identity, democratic values and tolerance and encouraging inter-racial conflict.
As for the Muslims already here – I accept that there are of course genuine ‘moderate’ Muslims who are against violence, but I would like to know where there are and why we are not hearing from them en masse, protesting in the streets, with banners saying ‘Not in our name’ and ‘We reject violence in the name of Islam’, etc, etc. There is a strange lack of any significant numbers – barring one or two brave individuals – prepared to publicly stand up and reject violence and extremism. And yet at the slightest hint of criticism of Islam or perceived ‘offence’, at a moment’s notice crowds of Muslims appear on the streets burning flags, calling for beheadings and all the rest. Even when the police take action to arrest suspected terrorists, the main reaction from Muslim ‘community leaders’ is to complain that they are being ‘victimised’. It’s all very well Muslims saying in private how horrified they are by terrorist attacks, if they are, but the overwhelming impression I and most British people get is that at best most ‘moderate’ Muslims are passively accepting of the ‘hijacking’ of their religion by extremists, and at worst that they actively support the extremist ideas while not actually personally participating – though they may well give to ‘charities’ who fund terrorists in the Middle East and elsewhere. While I believe there are moderate Muslims, I am sceptical of the existence of such as thing as ‘moderate Islam’. There was a very shocking Channel 4 documentary recently using undercover filming which showed beyond any question that extremist thinking, extremist teaching and literature and vile abuse about ‘kafirs’ and ‘Jews’ (depicted as pigs) are all still prevalent in mosques and other institutions in the UK that pretend outwardly to be ‘moderate’ and against such things. Even Ed Husain, in his recent and very interesting book, The Islamist admits that the Sufi version of Islam which he now adheres to, and which is the nearest I am aware of to a ‘moderate’ Islam, is still influenced in its social and political ideas by hardline Arab, anti-Zionist, anti-American and anti-Western elements. It seems to me that Mr. Williams and other ‘moderate’ Muslims are ‘in denial’ about this – as long as they themselves are peaceable and they associate with others who see Islam as ‘the religion of peace’ they fail to see how the majority of Muslims come across to the British public as a whole – as exclusive, separatist, intolerant, arrogant and obsessed with their own perceived grievances. In fact I would seriously doubt if Islam has ever been a ‘religion of peace’ except for Muslims (and not always even for them) – the concepts of ‘kuffar’, ‘hindi’, ‘dhimmi’ etc. demonstrate pretty conclusively the racist and intolerant attitudes that prevail within ‘traditional’ Islam, which is the version that most Muslims seem to be influenced by at the moment. The increasing number of Muslims seen in British streets wearing ‘Islamic’ dress, including the women in black shrouds and full face masks, the whole neighbourhoods and even towns that are becoming exclusively Muslim, the arrogant demands for special treatment in every area of life and even the modification of British law to fit in with ‘Islamic’ concepts – all these things demonstrate to me at least that traditional Islam is far from peaceful, but increasingly loud and aggressive. Even the very beginnings of the faith were suffused with violence – I am sure you are aware that the first massacre of Jews by Muslims happened under the actual leadership of the Prophet. I am aware there are passages about peace and tolerance in the Koran, but I am not sure how they are squared with lines like ‘Kill the infidels where you find them’, and so on? No – I am not convinced.
As far as the actual religious content of Islam goes, I have no particular objection to it; people are entitled to their private religious beliefs – as long as they remain that – private. The problem with Islam, however, is that it does not separate religion from politics or any other part of life. If Muslims in Britain pursued their religion and conformed with the general norm in other ways, like most religious and ‘ethnic’ groups, there wouldn’t be a problem. But they don’t. Therefore it seems to me that Muslims in general are never going to fit in in this country, and frankly we would do well to stop the growth of Islam in the UK, and also if possible to encourage those Muslims who refuse to integrate to go and live in a Muslim country, where presumably they would feel more at home anyway, rather than creating seperatist ghettoes and threatening to replace British democracy and pluralism with an Islamic state and ‘shariah’ law. Therefore we should stop the creation of any more Islamic schools, ‘education’ and ‘cultural’ centres and any more mosques; we should ban by law extreme forms of so-called ‘Islamic’ dress like the ‘veil’ and also barbaric practices like ‘halal’ slaughter. Those Muslims who genuinely are concerned with religious belief rather than outward appearances could probably live with this. Those who associate their religion with Arabic dress, social customs and medieval attitudes would find it very uncomfortable, and hopefully leave. If necessary I see no reason why they should not be assisted financially to emigrate to a suitable Islamic country. We would then be left with a small minority of ‘modernising’ Muslims who would be able to integrate into British society like Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and many other groups have. The alternative is going to be steadily increasing numbers of Muslims becoming ever more demanding and separatist in their attitudes, leading to serious social conflict and eventually inevitable large-scale violence and bloody civil war in this country. According to the Ed Husain book, even a leading American imam, Imam Hanson, has said that Muslims who do not like the West should go and live in Muslim countries. There is nothing wrong with this sentiment, and in my opinion it is the only way we are going to avoid things getting very badly out of hand.
If there is a ‘conflagration’, it was not started by me or by the majority, white, ‘Anglo-Celtic, more-or-less Christian community of this country; it was started by the influx of militant, belligerent and intolerant Muslims who pursue a separatist, exclusive and inflexible form of Islam which is incompatible with liberal democracy. The only way to deal with this ‘conflagration’ is not to try to pretend it isn’t happening, but for people to be honest about the cause, and about the obvious solution, which is to reduce the number of Muslims coming into and living in the UK, for the good of all. Large-scale Islam has no place in Britain, and the sooner we realise it, the better. The battle that ‘England’ )you mean Britain) fought in the 1940’s was to preserve democracy and decency against barbarism and intolerance. If we don’t act on the growth of Islam in the UK soon, we will be fighting that battle again – on our own soil; in fact in the form of the war on terrorism, we are fighting it already.