12 February 2007

Victimisation and Islamisation

REGARDING the arrests of nine men on 30/01/07 for the alleged plot to capture and behead a Muslim serving in HM Armed Forces Dr Mohammad Naseem opined:
'The German people were told Jews were a threat. The same thing is happening here. This is a persecuting course of action that the Government has taken. They have invented this perception of a threat. To justify that, they have to maintain incidents to prove something is going on. There is dismay and people feel they are being persecuted unjustly.'
Dr Nassem, who after the 07/07/05 atrocities notoriously denied the existence of al-Qaeda, is chairman of the Birmingham Mosque Trust (the Birmingham Central Mosque is one of the largest in Europe) and, if the above quote is anything to go by, also mayor of crazy-town. Even if Holocaust revisionism happens to be your thing, as it indeed is for many Muslims, comparing Britain's anti-terrorist measures to the policing methods employed by the NSDAP is a bit rich (actually, more than a bit). Do you think that those charming boys from the Gestapo would have thought to produce 5,000 goodwill leaflets (thoughtfully translated into the local lingo) to put through letterboxes after a raid on the ghetto for dissidents in an attempt to ease community relations, as the police in Birmingham did after Operation Gamble? Right. This sort of inflammatory statement from a venerable and respected member of the British Muslim community only serves to spread fear and division, which plays straight into the hands of the Islamists. If that is what Dr Nassem desires then fine; but if not he would be wise to watch his wayward tongue in future.

Soft on Crime, Soft on the Causes of Crime and, Crucially, Soft in the Head

IN the EU premier league of criminality, Britain is jostling aggressively for pole position with Ireland, who manages to hang tenaciously onto the top spot, according to EU International Crime and Safety Survey. The survey, compiled by the UN and the EU Commission, is billed as being, 'the most comprehensive analysis of crime, security and safety ever conducted in the EU.' It reveals that 21 per cent of British citizens saw or were subjected to some form of criminality in 2004, worsted only by Ireland's 22 per cent. The average rate of exposure in the EU's (then) 15 member countries (plus Estonia, Poland and Hungary) was 15 per cent which, when one considers this includes supposedly 'uncouth' former Soviet Bloc countries like Hungary and Poland, paints a depressing picture of Britain's lapse from it's renowned civility into the near lawlessness that currently blights so many lives. Interestingly, the report's authors upset the socialist apple-cart by concluding that, 'Within the European context levels of crime seem to be neither associated with poverty nor with national wealth.'
Humorously, Home Office bummer-boy Anthony McNulty, whom VPL has bloodily scourged before for his torrents of verbal diarrhoea, claims of the survey that:
'We have concerns about its quality and the comparisons. It does not take account of any recentcrime reduction measures to tackle alcohol misuse, the acquisitive crime campaign and tough new measures in the Violent Crime Reduction Act to tackle gun and knife crime.'
Well, Mr McNulty, sorry to break it to you, but according to your own figures, muggings and burglaries at gunpoint rose by ten per cent in 2006 and, as for alcohol misuse, don't even get us started on the Licencing Act 2003. To top it all off, hot-out-of-the-oven Home Office figures have revealed that of the 306,600 indicted wrongdoers sentenced in 2006, an astounding 269,806 (yes, that's 83 per cent) had prior convictions; proof perfect that our penal system is so ridiculously indulgent of its inmates that it no longer serves as an adequate disincentive to our criminal underclass. Maybe somebody should petition the government to reintroduce the Poire d'angoisser (okay, maybe just hard labour)? The whole government should go away and read The Abolition of Liberty and Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities.

Caught Out

THREE headlines:

'Saudi-backed school 'taught racism'' 06/02/07

'We do use books that call Jews 'apes' admits head of Islamic school'' 07/02/07

'Islamic school 'rips offending pages from textbooks'' 08/02/07

As Mark Steyn puts it:
'Jeddah? Don’t be silly. It’s the King Fahd Academy in West London – though, as the school puts it, 'This is not England. This is Saudi Arabia.''

Islamism: 'The Radicals are Here and They Must be Stopped'

THE Times2 supplement carried a disquieting and insightful interview with Gina Khan, a 38-year-old British Muslim woman, about the spread of Islamism in Birmingham and the hard-line attitude she asserts politicians will have to adopt in order to curb its deleterious proliferation.

'I truly believe that all these mosques here are importing jihad. The radical teaching is filtering through, and these mosques are not regulated. They are supporting everything that is wrong about Islam. We within the community knew this. People are lying. They are in denial. They knew they were bringing in radicals.'
Interestingly, she also stresses that:
'...there are still more English and British people, no matter what, and if they got together and wanted to stamp out this radicalism, they could. I am wasting my time talking to my own people; that is why I am sitting here talking to you, to open your eyes.'
Ah, yes Ms Khan, but, as much as your chilling message is both timely and appreciated, unfortunately the majority of white Britons are far too concerned with the tremendously important business of watching Deal or no Deal or following the progress of their football team to care about an impending Islamist takeover; the cult of self-indulgence of which the British citizenry are themselves fanatical acolytes is the principal reason this deadly situation has developed in the first place.
Anyway, digressions aside, do read the whole piece here.

Britain's Criminal Justice System: Run by Fruitcakes

REGULAR readers will know that VPL has a good moan about our imbecilic criminal justice system and the delusional metropolitan liberals who preside over it, oh, at least once a week, but then it is eminently difficult to remain silent when one comes across stories such as this.
Aside from the simple fact that it should be entirely permissible for constables to beat seven-shades of the brown stuff out of known criminals who are evading capture, it is this bizarre passage that completely and utterly defies all logic: ‘But the court heard he [PC Turner] failed to follow "police protocol" by using CS gas or a small truncheon first.’ So if PC Turner had cracked Mr Paskins over the noggin with his truncheon or liberally dowsed his oikish countenance with CS instead of kicking him in the leg, this complaint would’ve never have been upheld? Okay... Apparently Mr Paskins, who wasn’t even injured in the ‘assault’ (but who might have been were a truncheon or CS spray used), is ‘planning further legal action for compensation.’ Will anybody bat an eyelid if he gets it?

Wilberforce and the Whinger

A TYPICALLY fastidious Lee Jasper, that race-warrior extraordinaire, made some disparaging remarks regarding the film Amazing Grace (a biopic about William Wilberforce) which aroused VPL’s considerable ire. According to the morally imperious Mr Jasper:

‘The film prettifies the tragedy, the horror and the brutality of the slave trade. It seeks to give the impression that one man freed millions of slaves and negates the contribution of the enslaved Africans to their own freedom to a bit part.’
Which begs the question of just what is it that this indignant chap wants? What will finally make the right-on Chairman of National Black Alliance, National Black Caucus and Operation Black Vote happy? When every white person in Britain undertakes daily flagellation in ritual atonement for the behaviour of a small percentage of their forebears? Or if we were all forcibly strapped down to undergo a bizarre Ludovico-esque treatment in which we were made to watch a montage of unpleasant images of the maltreatment of slaves and natives for 24 hours so we would be left in no doubt as to the sadism and barbarity of our ancestors? Or perhaps if we were all forcibly sterilized, thus bequeathing Britain to the Negro and the South Asian (hang on...), Mr Jasper might then cease his incessant whining?
Throughout history many deeply unpleasant things have been done (and, of course, continue to be done) by man against his fellow, but continually focusing on these past transgressions is not healthy and, in the case of the West, this enforced reminiscence is responsible for fostering a feeling of general culpability (everything from Imperialism to global warming via the Holocaust is laid at our gore-splashed feet) which is causing untold damage to national confidence and leaving citizens estranged from the history and culture of their homeland. Perhaps Mr Jasper should reflect on just how fortunate he is to reside in a country that is honourable enough to acknowledge past wrongdoing and produce films like Amazing Grace, which confronts this disgraceful episode in our national story and our subsequent redemption from it by enlightened men like Wilberforce. Now why can’t he go and find a real job (id est one that preferably does not require him to discern some form racism or bigotry in every aspect of British culture and history).

5 February 2007

Burying in Bad Taste

THE arrests of nine men over the alleged plot to kidnap a Muslim serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and then behead him in an al-Zarqawi-style Islamist snuff movie has been extensively covered over at Western Resistance. The revelations that Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed’s poisonous rantings might be behind the alleged plot are of little surprise. In the aftermath of the 7/7 massacre, Bakri notoriously told the Evening Standard:

‘I blame the British Government, the British public and the Muslim community in the UK [for the attacks] because they failed to make the extra effort to put an end to the cycle of bloodshed which started before 9/11 and on July 7 was devastating for everybody.’
Before his permanent vacation in Lebanon began in August 2005 his repeated refusal to condemn Islamist atrocities against civilians had become well known. Indeed, if Britain was still a serious country with a patriotic government then several steely-eyed agents would already have been dispatched to Beirut to silence the nut-bag permanently.
From the welter of consternation over the increasing ruthlessness of this implacable enemy within also emerges the ghastly prospect that surreptitious media briefings regarding Operation Gamble were held by the Home Office in which - without police consent - secret operational details were discussed in a crass attempt to direct public attention away from the bloody great mess the government has got itself and the country into.

New Labour’s Criminal Weakness

THE following transcript is taken from a BBC Panorama interview between Jeremy Vine and Home Office minister Anthony McNulty and is one of the most revealing made by this government concerning their attitudes towards the citizen’s role in maintaining civil order.

Jeremy Vine: ‘You see something happening in the street. Do you step in?’
Anthony McNulty: ‘I think the general line must be to get in touch with the authorities straight and make sure that if things are as bad as you paint the police will be there as quickly as they can.’
Vine: ‘You see a young man looking aggressive, shouting at an old woman, what do you do? You retreat and ring the police?’
McNulty: ‘I think you should in the first instance. It may well be the simply shouting at them, blowing your horn or whatever else deters them and they go away.’
Vine: ‘He's now hitting her and the police haven't come, what do you do then?’
McNulty: ‘The same the same, you must always ...’
Vine: ‘Still wait?’
McNulty: ‘Get back to the police, try some distractive activities whatever else.’
Vine: ‘What jump up and down?’
McNulty: ‘But I would say you know sometimes that that may well work.’

So this, then, is official government advice: if you see an elderly woman being kicked to death by some snarling, speed-addled, tracksuit-clad reprobate then don’t dare intervene, other than to try and distract the culprit by shouting, beeping your car-horn or jumping up and down (or, presumably, a mixture of all three); simply withdraw to a safe distance and call the police (one imagines you'd have to stop leaping about and yelling to do this) and ‘if things are as bad as you paint’ the upholders of law and order should arrive shortly, hopefully before the victim has sustained any serious injuries.
Alongside behaviour like that of MP Andrew Dismore's shameful filibustering which blocked
the Criminal Law (Amendment) (Protection of Property) Bill (a Conservative Private Member's Bill) in 2005, the above extract encapsulates perfectly the undying contempt elements of New Labour harbour for law-abiding citizens, who are scorned as the bourgeois upholders of the detested status quo, and their near reverence for the criminal class, who are regarded as the long discriminated-against martyrs of Britain’s economically-defined social order. In the actualisation of these prejudices common law has been ruthlessly snatched away from the common citizen and is now the sole preserve of the state. Crime-wise, a future as rosy as South Africa's awaits.

‘We are the Eurocrats: Leg-i-slate, Leg-i-slate!’

FROM The Daily Mail:

‘The growing burden of European red tape was laid bare yesterday with the revelation that Brussels has produced 120 miles of legislation since the EU was set up.
‘A study by the Open Europe think has found that Brussels bureaucrats have produced so many laws - many of them completely unnecessary - that the paperwork weighs more than a tonne, the same as a whale or rhinoceros.’

Read the rest of the article here.

The Undoubted Benefits of Ethnic Diversity III

IN another display of the vibrancy advocates of multiculturalism assure us accompanies and justifies the ethnic balkanisation of Britain, a Mr Sadiq Mohammed (you know, Mark Steyn was right), 32, has been jailed indefinitely for the abduction and rape of a seven-year-old girl in May 2006. Mr Mohammed, who came to Britain from Somalia in 1990 claiming asylum, had previously been sentenced to four years imprisonment in 2000 for indecently assaulting a 55-year-old woman and attempting to attack three others, including a 14-year-old. Sentencing at the previous trial Judge Lester Boothman recommended that Mr Mohammed be deported upon his release. The culprit was duly liberated halfway through his sentence, but remained in the country. And why wasn’t Mr Mohammed expelled forthwith? A Home Office spokesman explains:

‘Each case is considered on its individual merits in accordance to our international obligations and taking full account of conditions in the country concerned as they impact on the individual. We will only enforce return where we are satisfied that the individual concerned will not be at risk.’
Naturally, the risk that such an individual might pose to indigenous Britons is entirely irrelevant.
Update: The possibility that the culprit is a Kenyan national and so not eligible for asylum has now been raised.

The Undoubted Benefits of Unfettered Immigration II

UNDOUBTEDLY beneficial if you’re either a pimp or a client, at any rate.

Britain’s Fifth Column is a Minaret

JUST as Cameron starts to bleat about the need to ‘…create more opportunities for celebrating our sense of nationhood’ and Brown monotones that ‘What was wrong about multiculturalism was not the recognition of diversity, but that it emphasised separateness at the cost of unity’ (notice the use of past tense, as if multiculturalism as an active ideology in British politics suddenly doesn’t exist anymore) a survey commissioned by the Policy Exchange think-tank reveals in stark detail the alienation and, let’s not bandy words here, odium that young British Muslims feel from and towards their adopted motherland.
The findings make disturbing reading and indeed, as the stronger opinions are most prevalent amongst younger Muslims, do not bode at all well for future societal cohesion in urban Britain. For your own discomfiture VPL has reproduced some of the more startling findings below:

  • 13 per cent of 16-24-year-olds said they admired terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda.
  • 37 per cent of 16-24-year-olds said they would prefer to live in Britain under sharia law rather than British law.
  • 32 per cent of 25-34-year-olds said they would prefer to live in Britain under sharia law rather than British law.
  • 55 per cent of 25-34-year-olds said that, under sharia, a Muslim male should be able to have up to four wives.
  • 37 per cent of 25-34-year-olds said that Muslim conversion (to another faith) should be punishable by death.
  • 37 per cent of 16-24-year-olds said they would prefer to send their children to an Islamic state school than a mixed state school.
  • 59 per cent of all those asked said that they felt more in common with Muslims in other countries than non-Muslims in Britain.
  • 53 per cent of all those asked said they prefer that Muslim women choose to wear the veil.

Heady stuff, eh? When unrepentant socialists like Brown start warning of a ‘balkanised Britain’ and that ‘multiculturalism became an excuse for justifying separateness and … even greater exclusivity’ one may begin to hope that the worm is, at last, turning; that the potentially lethal seismic shifts occurring in Britain’s demographic and cultural composition are at last starting to shake the remote ivory towers which our governing class inhabit. However, what ultimate form the reaction of the Labour Party to this fifth column will take remains to be seen. Certainly, if it is to be effective, they will not only have to substantially review and moderate the over-sensitivity with which they treat with ethnic minority groups, but also overcome the obvious distaste with which they themselves view British culture and history; a distaste which has undoubtedly proven such an insurmountable obstacle to encouraging integration and patriotism in the past.

Word Defying

IS a complete and utter deficit of commonsense a perquisite for a career in the constabulary or as a Crown prosecutor? This story would certainly suggest so. Judge Dowse is to be heartily commended for halting the proceedings; it is comforting to know that a flicker of sanity may sometimes be glimpsed amongst the murky workings of our sclerotic criminal justice system.

Who Said That?

‘What is dangerous about this situation is not the fact of [Iran] having a nuclear bomb. Having one or perhaps a second bomb a little later, well, that’s not very dangerous. But what is very dangerous is proliferation. This means that if Iran continues in the direction it has taken and totally masters nuclear-generated electricity, the danger does not lie in the bomb it will have, and which will be of no use to it’

Find out here.