Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Afghanistan Comes to London

After telling the story of Mohammed’s boast that he would make the mountain come to him, only to be forced to go to it, Francis Bacon observed, “If the mountains will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain.”

Americans, Englishmen, Frenchmen and countless others went to the Muslim world hoping to turn it into another Boston, another London and another Paris. Instead Boston, London and Paris are turning into another Kabul, another Islamabad and another Mogadishu. Mohammed has come to the mountain.

Five years ago, the sight of Muslim terrorists beheading British soldiers was a horror that could happen in Afghanistan or Iraq. Now it has happened in broad daylight in the capital of the United Kingdom.

In a decade, 600,000 white Londoners have fled the city. Those are the sorts of numbers you would expect from the Syrian civil war. Their place has been taken by the million Muslims occupying the city. 

Woolwich Common, adjacent to the area where the attack too place, is described as an “inner-city multicultural neighborhood” which is to say that it is more ethnically diverse than the London average; it has more violent crimes than average and is among the 5% of poorest neighborhoods. Only 58% of its population was born in England and a quarter of its residents immigrated in that same dreadful decade. 

Multiculturalism has enriched the area with the Woolwich Manz, a Somali Muslim gang whose antics have led residents to fear walking the streets at night. The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Social Inclusion and Justice Division informs us that there are thousands of Somalis in the borough, most of whom live in Woolwich Common and Woolwich Riverside. 

Gang wars over the lucrative drug business have broken out between the Woolwich Manz and other African gangs. Already in 2007, the London Evening Standard said that area residents were describing the Woolwich Common Estate as a “war zone” with stabbings and shootings and a new generation of child soldiers being recruited into the war. It was a little piece of Somalia in the United Kingdom.

The two men who butchered a British soldier are believed to be Somalis. Last year it was reported that dozens of Muslims in the UK were being trained to fight for Al Qaeda in Somalia. There were concerns over what those men would do once they returned to the United Kingdom. 

Al-Shabaab, the local Al Qaeda franchise, subsists on tens of thousands of pounds from the hundreds of thousands of Somali settlers living in the United Kingdom. In 2012, Al-Shabaab terrorists had threatened a terrorist attack against the UK, saying, “The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined.” 

That nightmare still looms. It is the nightmare of the savage wars of the Muslim world being exported to the United Kingdom.

Last year, Shabaaz Hussain was sentenced to five years in jail in Woolwich Crown Court for his fundraising activities on behalf of Al-Shabaab. Five years earlier, Osama bin London and his followers had been sentenced at that same court for the 21/7 plot which attempted to set off bombs in a number of London Underground stations.  The majority of Bin London’s followers were African immigrants. 

Ramzi Mohammed, a Somali, turned to face a young mother with a baby in her stroller before trying to detonate his bomb. 

Muslim fighters have torn Somalia apart. And importing 200,000 of them into the United Kingdom is beginning to have the same effect. There are an estimated 70,000 Somalis in Greater London. That makes London the 12th largest city in Somalia. Nearly 2 percent of Somalia now lives in the UK.
80 percent of Somalis in the UK live in public housing. They have the lowest employment rate of every immigrant group in the country. And within four years, they had managed to rack up over ten thousand arrests. Every effort to integrate them has failed. Rather than the Somalis becoming British, shards of Britain have become little Mogadishus.

The Somalis are not alone in this regard. Muslim immigration to the UK has brought the norms of Somalia, Afghanistan and Egypt to the streets of London. Individual acts of violence can be overlooked. But there is nothing individual about all these cases. This is a culture of violence.
Islam sanctifies that culture of violence. It takes tribal killings and endows them with the status of a religious duty. Jihad is simply gang warfare, no different than the kind practiced by the Woolwich Manz, given theological meaning. Men have been butchering other men with machetes throughout Africa. But when a Muslim mutilates a British soldier with a machete, then he is engaging in a religious ritual.

This is no clash of civilizations because there is hardly anything resembling civilization on the other side. Islam began with a gang raiding caravans. It now persists in gangs raiding across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. 

What happened near Woolwich Commons would not have been considered extraordinary in Afghanistan, Somalia or Syria. It is only extraordinary because it has been a long time since rampaging Vikings were disemboweling the locals. It is only extraordinary because the nation is hobbled by the assumptions of civilization. And one of those basic assumptions is that murderers with red hands will not carry out beheadings in your streets.

The United Kingdom has become a civilized place. Unfortunately its practice of importing savages makes that civilization of climbing roses and social progress unsustainable. If you import millions of people who follow a religion that sanctifies tribal violence, then you must expect tribal violence to tear apart what you have built. And if you do not wish that to happen, then you must close the gates on the barbarians.

There is no need to go fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. Not when they are already living in London in public housing and screeching diatribes about the coming conquest while treating themselves to all the luxuries of the welfare state. And as their numbers grow, ignoring them will become impossible.

The butchers who perpetrated this latest atrocity wanted to be seen. They wanted to break through the media boycott to tell the peoples of the United Kingdom that they were being murdered in the name of Islam. The story is already being met with the usual cognitive dissonance and being swept under the rug, but that just means that the next bunch will try even harder to convey the message that the war is here.

The immediate shift to focus on the backlash that is somehow never nearly as bad as the thing it is lashing back at, the waves of meaningless condemnations from Muslim leaders who say one thing at press conferences and another in their mosques and the deployment of the sickening litany of "tiny minority of extremists" rhetoric are all delaying tactics. But they can only delay for so long.

Every Muslim country is either in a state of oppression or a state of war. Does any European country that populates its cities and towns with Muslims really believe that it can escape the inevitable trajectory of this cultural history? The Arab Spring isn't only a lesson in the futility of trying to combine popular elections with human rights in the Middle East. Ir's a lesson in the hopelessness of expecting those same failures to work any better when cultures that choose tyranny over freedom migrate to the United Kingdom or the United States.

The only thing standing between the United Kingdom and Somalia, Pakistan, Syria and a dozen other charming places like these is another two decades of immigration. And long before the irreversible demographic turning point is reached, life in the new Cool Britain will be flavored with regional events like public beheadings, honor killings and religious bombings.

There is no use in proposing that the United Kingdom withdraw from Afghanistan only to come home to another Afghanistan.


Anonymous said...

its is true, the Europeans are history. The US maybe coming along behind them, give it time. We too are paying for our imperialism here.This is why Israel must secure her borders, at all costs. She cannot be invaded unless we change those borders or give Arabs autonomy. That would be suicide. I pray that the leadership of Israel can withstand the pressures of Islam- coming from the East and West. Dvorah

LadyMoonlight said...

The only thing that will stand between Muslim immigrants, legal and illegal, and the rest of Britain is that much maligned group, the EDL. Those who currently scream abuse and accusations of racism against the EDL will one day be screaming at the EDL to save them from rioting, ravashing and murdering Muslims. Britain, like Scandinavia and other European countries have brought this on themselves. One cannot expect anything else from barbaric savages....Civilisation and Islam cannot exist in the same space and the future is going to be very, very bloody.

NormanF said...

They hate the Jews and Israel and in a fitting sort of way, the British have finally received their comeuppance.

The so-called two state solution isn't Jerusalem and Gaza; its London and Woolrich Green. The British have an Islamic state already right in their midst.

And if they disappear, I don't shed any tears for them - or for the equally hateful Swedes, being swamped by nights of Muslim rioting.

European civilization or what's left of it is being consumed in open daylight by their barbarians in its midst. This is what centuries of persecuting and killing off its Jews has brought Europe to.

With Mohammed the most popular baby boys' name in the UK, the writing is now on the wall. And a British soldier murdered in open daylight by Islamic terrorists is a sign of things to come.

TL Winslow said...

What will it take for the West to wake up to the need to unite and finally end Islam once and for all? It will take a mighty effort but the alternative is a new Dark Ages. Read my Winslow Plan for Defeating Islam to see how it might be done.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Sweden... the usual Islamist malevolence and lawlessness: cars burned, riots, threats, general bullying.

And the White House is concerned about the rising global dislike of Islam and Muslims.

Sibyl S.

Anonymous said...

Daniel did you read Mark Durie's account regarding Woolwich.

Anonymous said...

A blood stained murderer weilding a butcher knife and a cleaver yells definantly into a camera. A butchered body lies in the middle of the street. And in the background people are standing observing the whole grisly scene like a greek chorus. Then the butcher walks away unimpeded. "MADNESS, MADNESS"! If the photographer had a concealed carry permit and was carrying a weapon instead of carrying around a camera to record his cowardice, the proper outcome may have been achieved.

Empress Trudy said...

Has David Sirota called the attackers white Christian skinhead T-party Republicans yet?

Anonymous said...

During the 1990's many Left-leaning governments of Europe adopted a policy of unrestricted mass immigration. The reasons were, to all outward appearances, for the purpose of "multiculturalism" and "diversity".

The real reason was more practical: simple electoral politics. The Left decided to ensure continuous control of governments by importing their voters. Import poor, uneducated voters who'll vote the "correct" way every time, namely to the party that gives them free benefits. A former minister in Tony Blair's cabinet recently admitted as much.

AG said...

One of the witnesses reported the barbarian in the video had a revolver in one hand. I thought guns were forbidden in Londonastan?

14 minutes it took for armed police to arrive. In the meantime, the savage sawed the head off the limp body he ran over with a high capacity assault-car.

And today, Progressives are coming to this savage animal's defense. Repeating verbatim what the animal said to the cameras. That this is all America's fault for fighting back against the barbarians in their own lands. I guess Progs would just prefer to have more of this and 9/11.

Oh and Daniel, Congrats on the Runner Up mention in the Frontpage contest!

In the UK said...

Norman F, thanks for your ill-considered bile against Europe; I am sure you feel much better for getting that out of your system. Sorry to hear you are happy to see Europe go down, though some of us might think that what you have in America (if you are of that nation) is worse because you voted in someone who really, really likes islam. But there you go; your choice and I hope it goes well for you.

In fact, how goes that 'no taxation without representation' thing you had? Seems to us in Europe you in the States pretty much have that again under the current crop of self-servers in Washington. No, wait, I meant 'no representation and lots of taxation.' Sorry, my bad.

For those of us who live in the UK and who aren't happy about seeing the worst aspects of islam here we can at least thank our socialist friends, both domestic and foreign for their tireless efforts to bring us the world to our doorsteps. The shabby 'government' established by the craven Blair and the idiotic Brown didn't help, I admit, but we are all so enriched we don't know what to do.

Good to know you won't cry for us, or Sweden. Countries like us and them will just have to sort this out on our own then.

And by the way the Mohammed name isn't the most popular in the UK: it is the most common as all muslim males are more or less obliged to have that name. I believe it has something to do with dictatorial thinking and lack of freedom.

Bit like voting Democrat in the US?

As for bringing votes in, you can see why Blair's lot did it. Trouble is, it will go sour as the islamists start their own parties. They won't need Labour or anyone else soon, so that should be fun.

jonathan said...

"They hate the Jews and Israel and in a fitting sort of way, the British have finally received their comeuppance."
Without the British resisting National Socialism, there would have been no Israel and no Jews left in Europe. But hey, you're welcome.

AG said...

UK- Norman doesn't speak for all us Yankees. As someone who proudly fought side by side with your fellow countrymen in both Iraq and Afghanastan, we will be with you guys on this and our thoughts and prayers go out to the soldier's family of course.

Both our countries are under seige currently from a Progressive far left movement hell bent on our destruction. It is only a matter of time before it flounders as Socialism always does.

Kahaneloyalist said...

Jonathon, the British not only did nothing to help the Jews during the Holocaust. We had to fight to drive Albion out of our homeland, and lets not forget the British forces after the war refusing food to the Jewish refugees in an effort to finish Hitler's work and make sure there would be fewer Jews to fight England's beloved allies at the time the Muslims.

But regardless that is the past and we must face our current troubles. The UK is facing a severe threat and I do not want them destroyed but hope they gain some sense and drive out the Muslims they brought in.

Rod Freeman said...

Kipling's poetry is, on this day, relegated to times gone by. Or is there a chance the Saxons may awaken?

"The Saxon is not like us Normans, His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow with his sullen set eyes on your own,
And grumbles, "This isn't fair dealings," my son, leave the Saxon alone.

"You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your Picardy spears,
But don't try that game on the Saxon; you'll have the whole brood round your ears.
From the richest old Thane in the county to the poorest chained serf in the field,
They'll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise, you will yield."

IgorR said...

How long before the English Defence League starts hunting down Muslims?

IgorR said...

Rod, all over Europe this poem by Whitman McGowan may become applicable although not quite in the way he meant it:

Yeah white folks was wild once, too
We'd get a wild tatoo and paint our faces blue
If we smelled some game we knew just what do do
And someone always dug where the medicine grew
We had our kind of music and our rituals, too
Yeah, white folks was wild once, too.

AG said...

Kahaneloyalist - Let's not push the lack of hel for the Jews during the Holocaust completly on the Brits. FDR turned away boat loads of refugees as well.

Empress Trudy said...

Has Hague stated bluntly this is all because the Jews don't let him dictate terms where he suffers Jews to live in Jerusalem yet?

Anonymous said...

I treasure this article. I've tweeted it, emailed it and linked so many quotes from it to this site. You've hit the ball over the fence this time, Mr. Greenfield.
- BarbaCat

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Barba, thank you

Ze Crazy Frenchman said...

Israel is no better than Europe for that matter, thevonly glitter of hopendtill shines from the Anglo new world and some places not embarrassed by PC talk and mind. But don't t forget that England almost fell into Hitler's hands before walong up and becoming one of it's toughest enemy, just like in America nd Israel people are less and less enclined to accept the lefty accusations of racism and fascism whenever one is to openly worry about the sorry situationof our common estates.

johnnyreb said...

Why are people surprised by these things? After all, these babrbarians have made no secret about their intentions.
Sorrowfully, nothing about the actions of these animals surprises me.
The only surprise is that there are no Mosques burning anywhere.
See? There IS a solution.

Anonymous said...

Norman F

The place you are talking about is Woolwich Common, not "Woolrich Green". The Muslim population is abut 5%.

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