Rome will be conquered next, says leader of ‘Islamic State’
“So raise your ambitions, O soldiers of the Islamic State! For your brothers all over the world are waiting for your rescue, and are anticipating your brigades,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph said.
Der Spiegel has been reporting on the anti-Islamisation marches in Germany for some time…..the BBC has just caught up, presumably after having several meetings to decide the line to take on this issue…their conclusion….malign the Marchers as neo-Nazis and ignore the issues they raise…namely the dangers inherent in the Islamisation of Europe……
David Goodhart thinks it is an issue of great importance for the survival of democratic, liberal societies:
Since the arrival of immigrant groups from non-liberal or illiberal cultures it has become clear that to remain liberal the state may have to prescribe a clearer hierarchy of values.
…..The gulf between conservative Islam and secular liberal Britain is larger than with any comparable large group….for those of us who value an open, liberal society it is time to explain why it is superior to the alternatives.
Some claim that if people understood Islam more everything would be fine, they would be more tolerant, I think quite the contrary….the more they understand about it the more alien they would find it…authoritarian, collectivist, patriarchal, misogynist…..all sorts of things that Britain might have been 100 years ago but isn’t now.
The Today programme (08:48) did exactly that, preferring not to investigate whether the marchers had a genuine point to make but instead dismissing them as racist, far right extremists or as people who were scapegoating Muslims as the cause of their own problems…they weren’t really concerned about the Islamisation of Europe as they claimed the BBC has decided…therefore no need to explore the issues….
What would happen if Islam manages to convert Europe? An improbable turn of events but not completely inconceivable.
The BBC’s Damien McGuinness starts with the Marcher’s main issue…They say the West is becoming Islamised…but then quickly moves on to labelling them extremists or malcontents and social misfits…..’because this can be seen as an anti foreigner agenda there’s a lot of right wing extremists in the crowds…but what’s interesting is that it’s not really just about immigration…its being used as a galvanising force or even a scapegoat for all sorts of grievances…for example there’s a lot of pensioners and low paid workers, those struggling to make ends meet and others let down by society…blaming the politicians, blaming the media…coming together on the issue of immigration to express that dissatisfaction with their lot.’
He goes on to tell us that German businessmen want immigration….telling us they say
‘we need migrants…there are not enough workers’…and the business leaders are very worried that these protests will make Germany less attractive….politically it’s a huge issue…politicians say the marchers are racist and divisive, others say they should not brand them as neo nazi extremists but must show listening to ordinary voters.…. the government though must help and protect refugees….and condemn anything xenophobic
How many words associated with the Far Right, Nazis, or extremism can Damien McGuinness fit into one small report? Quite a few it seems…an unsubtle attempt to smear by association...’They shouldn’t be labelled neo-nazis…..but really they are’….being the subtext to his report.
As for German businessmen they don’t have a successful track record in backing people with a very different and controversial ideology to work for their interests……..ironically this is from the BBC’s own ‘The Nazis, A Warning From History’.…the businessmen thought the Fascists could help ressurrect Germany……
Hitler helped into power….
For the good of Germany Hitler must have the Chancellorship said businessmen.
Hitler would be tamed and reined in by the German Parliament.
Hitler was helped into power by the support and miscalculation of others.
‘Madness total madness…we thought we could control him.’ remembered one politician.
The BBC should be making it a priority to investigate the issues such as to whether importing large numbers of people who have no interest in integrating and provide the ‘sea in which the extremist fish can swim and hide’ is a policy that will result in conflict…not just political, social and cultural but actual violence…..as it already does…but how much worse can it get?
From Nicky Campbell’s good mate….
Interesting comment from McGuinness in 2005 after the 7/7 bombings in an article in which he predicts mass attacks on Muslims and here gives away his prejudices about anyone who doesn’t agree with him on Islam…..
British tabloids were likewise full of speculation that the perpetrators of the attacks could have come from Islamist circles in London itself. The clear suggestion from the country’s lower-brow media was that the authorities should finally increase their vigilance of the city’s Muslim population.
“People in our communities are shocked,” he said. “We are licence-fee payers and we want to know why this has happened. The bias towards Islam at the expense of Hindus and particularly Sikhs is overwhelming and appears to be a part of BBC policy.”
Peter Sissons, one the UK’s most senior and respected broadcasters, has condemned the institutionalised anti-Christian bias of the BBC …..he writes that in the BBC’s “pervading culture” of anti-Christianity, “Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”
The British Broadcasting Corporation has admitted to a marked bias against Christianity and a strong inclination to pro-Muslim reporting among the network’s executives and key anchors, in a leaked account of an “impartiality summit.”