FASCISM NOW POLITICALLY CORRECT IN BRITAIN
(As long as it is Islamic)
There is more than a whiff of racism in Britain today, and this smell emerged in the British elections. Racism in Britain means that politicians must cater to their constituents, even if these constituents demand a differing political and cultural program from mainstream Britain. It is legitimate for any section of any country to actively promote a change in political thought and philosophy, and the massive influx of Arab and Muslim migrants into Britain is certainly having an effect on the political landscape there.
Nowhere was this highlighted more than in the constituency of Bethnal Green. Over forty percent of the voters are Muslim. Here Oona King, the incumbent Labour M.P. who is both black and Jewish, was challenged by an opportunist radical, George Galloway, on an anti-Iraq war platform. The campaign was tinged by racist remarks made both by Galloway and his supporters against Miss King. George Galloway, prior to the Iraq war, went to Baghdad to stand alongside Saddam Hussein and pledge his loyalty to this tyrant. His visit was the subject of much publicity in Britain. Oona King was swept away, courtesy of Galloway's tactics and the Muslim vote.
Is Bethnal Green an early warning of what is to come? Or was it an aberration? In his victory speech, Galloway accused Tony Blair of the murder of hundreds of U.S. and British servicemen. He, Galloway, by demonstrating active support for Saddam Hussein's regime can be accused of aiding and abetting in the mass murder of thousands of Iraqis at the hands of Saddam and his henchmen. Yet in Britain, the evil crimes of the Saddam regime are dismissed as irrelevant and the internal affairs of a foreign country. No moral outcry here. Today's political correctness in Britain demands of their leaders to leave tyrants and dictators alone and let them get on with their crimes and butchery.
On Iraq, politically incorrect Blair was right and just in his decision and action to go to war against an evil dictator. Politically correct Galloway is wrong. Indeed, by standing alongside Saddam Hussein and using the British parliament and media to keep him in power, Galloway can be accused of being criminally wrong. Yet the Muslim voters of Bethnal Green have swept him into Parliament as their newly elected representative.
The prominent Mayor of London, radical Ken Livingstone, makes personal political capital by pandering to the rising Muslim and anarchist population of London. He invites, then re-invites, a radical Islamic cleric to be his guest and to spread his worldview and philosophy in Britain. This cleric has praised Palestinian suicide bombers and terrorists who have killed over a thousand Israelis. But this viewpoint is considered worthy of sympathetic hearing as Israel is portrayed in Britain as a fascist country beneath contempt. Ken Livingstone sarcastically insulted a Jewish journalist, comparing him to a concentration camp kappo. Jewish groups that protest his rude behavior are dismissed as stooges for the Zionists led by a war criminal. All this is political grist to the ears and hearts of his supporters.
This politically acceptable worldview is not restricted to the British Labour Party. Last year, Jenny Tonge's sympathy and public statements about Palestinian suicide bombers forced her off the front benches and out of a prominent role in the Liberal Democrat party. This rare act of common sense and decency did not
last too long. Now Jenny Tonge is being promoted to the lofty House of Lords where she will be free to air her views.
Promotion and honors for Brits who express anti-Israel views is becoming commonplace. The pro-Palestinian lobby is so strong in Britain that all sorts of lies can be thrown at Israel and the perpetrator, as in the case of BBC's Orla Guerin, can be feted and included in the Queens Birthday Honors List and an invitation to Buckingham Palace to receive her Honor.
How does this seep down to the ordinary man in the street? Many Israelis are shocked when, in conversation with people in Britain, they are faced with the most outrageous and incorrect accusations. Obviously, opinion makers in Britain, both in politics and in the media, are guilty of fostering a false picture of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This position, however, reflects the agenda of a rising and strong minority. When Kenneth Bigley was cruelly and inhumanely beheaded in Iraq by Palestinian terrorist Zarqawi, his brother did not demand that Tony Blair pursue this killer and bring him to justice. Instead, he raged against Israel, a country not involved in events in Iraq.
So what of the political future of Britain? It is clear the Islamic vote will become increasingly crucial in painting the political picture in Britain. Between elections, Muslim activists will continue to successfully promote their platforms and political philosophies. Bethnal Green was only one place where Labour was defeated due to the Muslim voice. Other Labour defeats, attributable to a shift among Muslim voters included Rochdale, home to 17,000 Muslims, Hornesey and Wood Green, Manchester Withington.
In Britain there are now forty constituencies where Muslims comprise at least ten percent of the population and rising. In some, they number between forty and fifty percent of the voters. There are a number of Muslim M.P.s in the new Parliament.
There is a climate of political intolerance in Britain. Frictions will increase as rank and file Brits feel increasingly uncomfortable with what is transpiring there. For all the talk about changing the immigration laws, many feel this is akin to closing the stable door once the horse has bolted. The problem in already within Britain. The problem is growing. And the problem looks increasingly unsolvable. The face of Britain is changing, and not to the pleasure of the majority.
Even the main union of teachers in Britain has voted to boycott Israeli universities. Israel, it seems, is the singular country in the world deserving of such censure. Democratic Israeli universities, where students of all religious and ethnic background are free to discuss and air even the most extreme viewpoints, are accused of being racist by politically correct but ignorant, or malevolent, British academics who reach positions of influence from where they impose their biased worldviews.
Already the decreasing Jewish population is feeling isolated and threatened as anti-Jewish incidents rise sharply in Britain. British Jewry has contributed to the richness of British political and cultural life but now they are feeling exposed and not represented. British Jews have joined their French co-religionists in looking to Israel for support and succor. Many are buying homes in Israel as security against a day when they feel that they can no longer tolerate living in Britain. For those who remember Britain for all its past glory, decency, and tolerance, it is sad to see how political correctness has reduced this country to insanity, bias and racism.
LEFTISTS NEED LIES
Christians have succeeded in stopping the preaching of homosexuality in one school system (in Montgomery County) but rather than argue any of the issues concerned, the Left simply engage in totally dishonest descriptions of their opponents. When truth is inconvenient they take to lies like a duck to water
On its Web log on April 6, teachthefacts.org posted an entry titled, "Theocrats making their move in our country." It showed a picture of two women covered head-to-toe in Muslim burkas. "So here's the plan. Conservative Christians are going to 'take back' America. They will eradicate evil and make sure that all Americans live according to the Gospel," wrote Jim Kennedy, a federal worker with two children in high school. "You will dress modestly, abstain from liquor, cigarettes, dancing. Your daughters will learn about sex from their husbands when they marry ... You will obey the scriptural laws of the country and will attend services, of course," he wrote.
Mr. Kennedy's Web log entry was aimed at critiquing a letter that the Center for Reclaiming America had sent to the county school board to complain about the sex-ed course. In an April 12 entry, Mr. Kennedy wrote that efforts to stop the sex-ed course were "part of a larger attack on American values" seeking to replace "reasoned thinking" with "superstition." [Sounds like Mr Kennedy want to replace reasoned thinking with mere abuse]
Erik Stanley, chief counsel for Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based Christian group representing the groups that filed a federal lawsuit against teaching the course, called talk of creating a theocratic society "ridiculous." "This is not some kind of nationwide plot to establish a theocracy," said Mr. Stanley, whose group has ties to Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell. "It's actually the opposite. We are trying to stop the implementation of radical indoctrination in the school system. "If one side has been given an unfair advantage in this case, it's not the Christian conservative side," Mr. Stanley said. "And we're not seeking for any particular side to have an advantage."
Michelle Turner is president of Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC), an ad hoc group that filed the lawsuit against the sex-ed course. She said, "It is loony" to think that theocracy is her group's goal. "That's just so absurd that they would say that, and I would think that the Montgomery County community would find that very insulting," said Mrs. Turner, who has four children in public schools. "We are not requiring girls to wear head scarves, and, I'm sorry, the schools opened up the 'religion store,' and if they opened it up, they're going to talk about all of it, not just certain pieces," she said.....
On May 5, U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ruled that Montgomery County's course did teach about religious points of view on homosexuality and discriminate against others. "The revised curriculum presents only one view on the subject -- that homosexuality is a natural and morally correct lifestyle -- to the exclusion of other perspectives," Judge Williams, who was appointed in 1994 by President Clinton, wrote in his 22-page opinion.....
A CRC member tried to introduce health statistics from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into the citizens committee that approved the sex-ed materials. But they were rejected on the grounds that similar data were included elsewhere in the health curriculum.
Mrs. Turner said CRC filed its lawsuit because the board refused to meet with them after they presented 3,500 signatures on a petition opposing the sex-ed course last month.
Last week, Newsweek magazine ranked five Montgomery County high schools in the top 100 schools nationally -- more than any other county in the country.
Judge Williams recognized that what happens with the county's sex education will have national impact. Montgomery County Public Schools "have to be the pacesetter. This is a very important issue," he said during a May 5 hearing in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.