A Blitz from the past

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A living history lesson

The BBC, most recently in the shape of Mardell and Bowen, disregard history and context at will in order to push a particular narrative of events in the Middle East.  They should realise that the ISIS blitz is an echo from the past…a modern day recreation of the first Islamic conquests by Muhammed…..the difference being that ISIS are unlikely to succeed long term considering the number and power of its opponents should they have the will to combat them.

From Douglas Murray in the Spectator:

The British broadcaster brave enough to discuss Islamic violence

Last night Channel 4 broadcast a deep and seriously important programme. ‘Isis: The Origins of Violence’ was written and presented by the historian Tom Holland and can be viewed (by British viewers) here.

In a nutshell he posed the question ‘Why do Isis, and groups like Isis, do what they do?’ And he answers this with the only honest answer anybody interested in truth could possibly come back with – which is that although they may be inspired by many things, their most important inspiration is a version of Islam whose roots can be traced to the origins of the religion, its foundational texts and the behaviour of Mohammed.

In a profoundly moving sequence, picking his way up a demolished street, on the lookout for explosives amid the rubble, Holland speaks to camera. What he said needs thinking about:

‘There are things in the past that are like unexploded bombs that just lie in wait in the rubble, and then something happens to trigger them. And there are clearly verses in the Koran and stories that are told about Mohammed that are very like mines waiting to go off – Improvised Explosive Devices. And they can lie there maybe for centuries and then something happens to trigger them and you get this.’

The documentary will doubtless have many detractors from the many people – non-Muslim as well as Muslim – who want to cover over those IEDs. Holland’s documentary profoundly and carefully reveals why this is such a terrible mistake, and why from London and Paris to Istanbul and Mosul, the effects of failing to be honest in our assessment of the past has such serious repercussions for our present and future.

Finally it is worth saying that Channel 4 deserve a huge amount of credit for having the commitment to public broadcasting demonstrated by their commissioning and airing of such a documentary. Meanwhile, I see that the BBC has commissioned Nadiya Hussain, from the Great British Bake Off, to present a documentary about the wonders of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (where of course non-Muslims are forbidden to go). I wonder whether during that documentary Nadiya will make any acknowledgement of the IEDs of her faith? Or whether the BBC will continue to ignore the vast leaps forward in public knowledge demonstrated, and led, by Channel 4 and a few brave individuals like Tom Holland.

 

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13 Responses to A Blitz from the past

  1. Pounce says:

    Regards that bBC sponsored trip to Mecca ( I wonder if she is going to take her family at the tax payers expense) I wonder if the bBC will mention that women are forbidden from covering their faces or even to wear gloves during the haj.

    Remember that the next time the bBC has some silly little bint telling you that covering up,is down to her religion. They make it up as they go along. You know like that stupid Muslim convert Ridley who refused to shake the hand of a royal when over in Saudi Arabia . No longer allowed to visit.

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    • engineerdownunder says:

      Yes, I’ve asked this elsewhere … can she even travel in Saudi without a male guardian? Let alone visit Holy sites. I guess the trip will not be a Haj, but seems likely that Mr Nadiya and kids are likely to get a license fee paid holiday out of the Beeb’s desperation to build-up Nadiya and Islam.

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  2. JimS says:

    If the BBC was honest they would have a non-Muslim make the trek and then, in the best David Attenborough hushed tones, whisper, “And this is as far as we can go, for here the Barbarian is at play and to go further would result in our cruel death by stoning”.

    Surely it can only be a matter of time before here in the UK there is a Charlie Hebdo event when the ‘righteous warriors of peace’ burst in a ‘den of depravity’, i.e. BBC studio and wipe out some of the protectors of Halal and promoters of Haram?

    Peace Be Upon Them.

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  3. Colboysigma says:

    Unlikely that we’ll see a Charlie Hebdo in UK since satirical publications (e.g. the Private Eye) is now almost fully mainstream left i.e. hate Trump, anti-Brexit and VERY careful not to upset the ROP!
    That said Douglas Murray, a brave man and a clear and capable speaker that highlights the truth about Islam , is almost certainly on a hit list…of the adherents of the religion of PEACE!

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  5. Alicia Sinclair says:

    Heard a few bits of Bowens blowjob for the Palestinians on his show yesterday.
    Of all the atrocities perped at the Jews in the area he`s supposed to have been covering for the license-fee payer-he devotes a programme to the murder of Rabin in 1995…about the only time a Jewish extremist has killed an Israeli statesman, as far as I know.
    Yes-big event-but NOT the norm is it?…as opposed to tunnels, stabbings, hostage taking and murders that Jewish leaders (and indeed civilians/IDF) that are FAR more prevalent. Bowen, as ever chooses his angle carefully-and the BBC give him yards of waveband to peddle the narrative we all know.
    The BBC are not alone though. Was at a hustings the other day with a Jewish MP and the usual slew of regressive opponents (Lab, Lib,Green) .
    They were all asked about anti-Semitism( this was a church setting-and the audience booed and hissed at the questioner, whilst all candidates went into lockdown, denial and hostility to the nerve of the questionner–nothing to see here, move on eh?
    Livingston, Shah, Tonge and Ward?…BDS and university houndings?…what of it all?
    Depressing.

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  6. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Let us remember that the crusades ended centuries ago but the jihad has not stopped for 14 hundred years.

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  7. Payne by name says:

    Good article. This white washing and history revision of the Crusades really gets on my nerves. For many years I swallowed all this nonsense that the Crusaders were a bunch of raping, pillaging zealots trying to enforce their religion at the end of a sword and a burnt village yet only recently discovered that whilst there might have been some of that, they were a hugely important factor in causing the countries of Europe to unite and stop ourselves being over run by the Muslim hordes.

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    • deegee says:

      Crusaders were a bunch of raping, pillaging zealots trying to enforce their religion at the end of a sword, when they were able to do so, as were the Muslims, only more so. It was the Middle Ages. Stop judging them by the supposed standards of the 21st century.

      In 20/20 hindsight the Crusades (bearing in mind that most Crusaders never reached the Holy Land) did play a part in stopping the ongoing conquest of Muslims although the French and the Austrians who actually stopped them were not Crusaders nor were the Spanish and Bulgarians who reversed the Muslim conquests. However at the time few, if any, of the Crusaders believed that was what they were doing.Neither did they have any plans to recover those parts of formerly Christian North Africa and the Middle East that they had lost except the Holy Land and those cities they conquered on the way.

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