Can someone please explain the English to me? Until recently, they just seemed like North Americans with lousy teeth, lousy food, good beer and a good soccer team.
Hell, they had the final word on Canadian laws until the 1980s. Their Queen is our Queen (not that I have any use for royalty but that's another subject that I'll probably bitch about at another time). After 9/11, George Bush thanked the English as the US's best friend (by pissing off a lot of Canadians - which he then sought to make up for by describing Canada as family).
Anyway, I digress. Since 9/11, though no doubt the corrosion was beginning even before then, England has devolved faster than any other European nation, excluding perhaps France, in kow-towing to the will of the Islamists and spawning such inglorious characters as London Mayor Ken Livingstone and radical left-wing idiot politician George Galloway.
Today I read a column from the Spectator, written by two men, at least one of whom said he was Muslim, about a new mosque in London that will be able to hold up to 70,000 people. According to the writers, the mosque will house members of a sect of Islam known as Tabligh-i-Jamat. Among that sect's adherents are such luminaries as shoe bomber Richard Reid and American Taliban member John Walker Lindh. Several men involved in the London bombings in 2005 had connections to Tabligh, again, according to the article and new converts to the sect are frequently sent to Pakistan for further indoctrination, a situation, which if true, should certainly raise red flags.
Well, not only are the British, despite the objections from many in the Muslim community, prepared to acquiesce and allow this mosque to be built for a sect seemingly quite hostile to western interests, but the public is going to help pay for completion of the $700 million facility.
Livingstone, as the authors describe him: "is very much at the heart of the problem...he has shown little sensitivity to the differing trends within the Islamic community, and especially to the battle between moderates and radicals."
This is, for lack of a better phrase, complete fucking insanity. Livingstone has already demonstrated his insanity on numerous occasions with loony tune statements and actions but for the English public to roll over and accept this? A meeting place in the heart of your biggest city so 70,000 of your closest enemies can meet and be exhorted to violence by crazed imams? Okay, maybe not all 70,000 but there were only about a dozen people involved in the London subway bombings. Even if only 10 per cent of the 70,000 hate the west, well, you can see where it can lead...
I'm already of the opinion that most of Europe has doomed itself to Islam or at least a very significant cultural war to avoid doom. The English seem intent on plunging themselves through the gate at full speed.
Radical Islam needs to be stomped out, not housed and encouraged in publicly-funded buildings.
At the rate they English are going, I may never get to that bitch about the Royal Family after all because it may disappear along with all other English traditions.