What is modesty anyway?

modestyI was trying to write this post on modesty, and then I realised I was way too cheeky. So I scrapped the first version and am now re-writing the post from the position of someone who struggles with modesty.

I’m 38 now, overweight and knackered from my 3 kids – which helps. It was much more of a struggle when I was younger and totally hot and had loads of energy. In someways it is actually a relief to be too tired to be bothered about how I look, and all that male attention I used to get is really the last thing I want nowadays. However, I’m not dead yet. I think it is important to look nice. But there is a difference between looking nice and looking sexy.

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The truth is, if you are a woman and you have a pulse, men are going to find you attractive. It took me many years and many prayers before it dawned on me that being a woman comes with a huge amount of responsibility. It also helped when I started to learn about how porn effects a mans brain to the point where it can quite easily become a fully fledged addiction. Suddenly the smug ego trip I used to get from all the attention changed into the horrifying emptiness of the thought that some of those men would actually be aiming for holiness and I was causing them to stumble.

I started to think about how I was dressing, but quickly realised that modesty is much, much more than just the clothes we wear. It is attitude, behaviour, motivation. Lets face it – it is possible to be covered up from head to toe and still lick an ice-lolly in an immodest way. You see my point?

It is possible to wear a burka, a space suit or bin bag and STILL flash that smile and bat those eyelashes. Modesty is not just about how we present ourselves on the outside, but also what out motivations are on the inside.

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I wanted to be desired by the men and envied by the women. But it was all very much under the surface. I don’t think I was even totally aware of it myself. I wanted attention. I wanted to feel special. I wanted to feel loved and adored. I wanted to feel successful. Modern western society taught me that I would gain these things by being sexually appealing.

But my desires were not fulled by love or goodness. They were fulled by fear. The truth is that I had a self esteem problem. Deep down I didn’t believe I was special, or lovable, and so what I was trying to do was to prove to myself that I was. The problem was that the attention I was getting from men was not fulled by love or goodness either – it was fulled by lust, which meant that I was never finding the attention and love I so desperately needed – which only made me try harder to find it by becoming more and more appealing. It is a vicious circle – and it only gets harder as we age.

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If I am honest, I do still struggle with modesty, not so much in a sexual way now, but in a reality kind of way. Even now I still have echos of those deep fears that I am somehow not appealing enough as a person, and it is all too easy to paint that smile on and present a version of myself on social media that is more appealing than the real person sitting behind the keyboard. You do it too…

I am finding that the more I meditate on how Christ sees me, the less concerned I am becoming about how other people see me – or even how I see myself. Ironically, I have trouble accepting His love. Perhaps because I still don’t really believe I am worthy of it – which of course I am not, but He chooses to give it to me anyway. I hold my crucifix and still can’t figure that one out.  With Him there is no need to try. There is no need for hair dye or botox or breast implants. He created me – He knows all my flaws, inside and out, and He still loves me. For some reason I find that extremely painful and overwhelming and often find myself holding my crucifix and wiping my tears. But I guess healing does hurt sometimes.

And the real punchline here is that my whole life – while I have been trying my hardest to get peoples attention left right and centre, I missed the fact that He was there all along trying to get mine.

 

Catholic “Youth Priest” compares St Elizabeth to the LGBT Movement – Youth Reject Homily.

(Fr Dominc Howarth compares St Elizabeth to the LGBT movement at 6 mins into the video.)

Here we have Fr Dominic Howarth preaching for the official Lourdes 2017 Centenary commemoration Mass. He is from Brentwood diocese UK and is the Episcopal Vicar for Formation. He is in charge of Catechesis and Youth. This event was the diocesan pilgrimage, and the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service had 200 young people on the trip.

Fr Howarth is also one of the founders of “Flame” the largest UK youth conference who’s main speaker was pro gay, pro women’s ordination Fr Timothy Radcliffe. He also presided at the “Gay Mass” at Brentwood Cathedral in 2016. I have been told that he is regarded by the Bishops conference of England a Wales to be leading figure as regards to Catholic Youth.

In the above homily, Fr Howarth talks about loneliness and how St Elizabeth would have been shunned for being barren – which at that time was considered a disgrace. At 6 mins into the video he compares St Elizabeth’s experience of being shunned to that of today’s LGBT community. Personally I find this quite odd, as Fr Howarth seems to not understand that homosexuality is in fact lauded by our society today. I also find it quite odd that a priest would compare a saint to the LGBT community – especially with no clear explanation of what the churches teaching on homosexuality actually is.

I showed the video to a few young Catholics and asked for their opinion:

“…The problem is this: before the 19th century there was no concept of LGBT identity, only homosexual sex acts. This is how the Catholic Church still views this. Shunning sinners, whether they be tax-collectors, prostitutes or homosexuals, is wrong and un-Christian. The problem is that nowadays the act and the person are an identity group. So when this priest compares the shunning of gays to the shunning of St Elizabeth, he’s implying that we should accept homosexual sex as non-sinful. I think that homosexuals shouldn’t be prosecuted or persecuted, but what they do is still wrong. Finally, I notice that the trend in the RC Church is to try and compromise with the postmodern culture. It’s as if all these clergy think that by embracing the buzz words of our era they’ll attract more people. Compromise on the truth never works.” – Lewis age 23.

“…St Elizabeth chose to be outside of the world and to live far from it contrary to what the priest makes out and Mary by making the journey to Elizabeth with Christ in her womb makes the first Eucharistic procession. So if anything Elizabeth is about the sanctity of life, So quite the reverse of the LGBT movement. Therefore Mary and Elisabeth are all about child bearing and life whereas the LGBT movement impedes life by their promotion of such people who by the nature of their relationships are closed to life.” – Brad, age 25.

“…Ok, he is comparing two things that are very different from one another. St. Elizabeth’s barrenness, at the time, was seen as a curse, because in those days maladies such as that, including blindness, infirmity, etc, were all viewed as punishments that God had inflicted on people throughout the Old Testament. You cannot compare St. Elizabeth’s barrenness to the LGBT.

Those in the LGBT are living in sin, Elizabeth was not, she was an instrument through which God moved to make the way for His Son’s arrival. The LGBT may, yes, be lonely, but their loneliness stems from living in sin.

We must pray for the those living in sin, yes, pray for God’ Mercy upon them and that they will cease to live in sin and enter God’s Grace. If they approach us for help we should, as Catholics, offer it, but we cannot condone their blatant sinful lifestyle.” – Mary, age 27.

“…Okay. Elizabeth was shunned because she was barren, but yet it wasn’t because of a moral issue, rather it was because God had a greater plan: she later gave birth to St. John the Baptist. Active homosexual activity, on the other hand, is a moral issue of great depravity and has caused great damage. Those participating in it must be refused Communion for the sake of their souls and so as to not cause scandal. To receive Communion one must be in Communion, and those not in Communion must be called, with love, to repentance.” – Josh, age 18 (discerning the Priesthood).

“…I went ahead and watched the entire homily up to that point. I find it a bit odd because generally you can tell from the get-go what sort of homily you’re in for. If the priest in question supports a certain vaguely-heretical position it’s usually fairly obvious, but in this case there wasn’t an abundance of buzzwords like there usually would be. I think it’s an unfair comparison to draw a parallel between Elizabeth and the LGBT movement. For many reasons, but especially because being unable to conceive when you are actually in a morally-acceptable marriage which you are faithful to is not remotely a sin, and unless you are definitely making clear that you refer only to people who deal with same-sex attraction who are punished or mistreated DESPITE trying their hardest to overcome their shortcomings, it’s at best vastly irresponsible to compare the two, and at worst outright manipulation.

I don’t believe any people who experience same sex attraction, or even those who act on it, should be physically harmed in any way by anyone solely for being that way, but I also do not believe that homosexuality is a good thing that should be celebrated, and I adhere to church teachings which says that homosexuality is a sin and should be related to as such; with those who are in its grasp treated with the truth they deserve to hear from their priests. It’s unclear to me whether the priest in this video is appealing to current events because he believes that’s what young people are interested in, or whether it’s because he has his own agenda he’s attempting to push, but I’m forced to assume that there is some sort of idea behind it that has some issues.” – Emily, age 19.

“…I never like it when clergy use the term “LGBT”. They allow themselves to be drawn into a battle of semantics and allow enemies of the Church to set the terms of any debate. Secondly, his comparison to Elizabeth is a non-sequitur. If she was excluded it wasn’t because of her lifestyle choices – you don’t choose to be barren but you can choose not to live in sin. There is a gap in the market for someone to explain the Catholic teaching on homosexuality but it seems everyone would rather blur the lines. That merely ignores the inherent dignity of the person and will never be adequate. The other thing I find with “trendy” priests is that they want to portray the Church as “tolerant and loving” by pretending hard teachings don’t exist and papering over them. Nothing is more merciful than the truth. As a cleric, his responsibility is that much greater as he is speaking from the pulpit and is in persona Christi. Time for many priests to live up to that higher standard both in their lives and their preaching.” – Daniel, age 27.

It strikes me that Fr Howarth might want to re-assess if he is actually in touch with what young Catholics want and need. I’m sure he had the best of intentions, but his heavily left-wing “church of nice” approach clearly isn’t cutting it. It is becoming more and more apparent that Catholic youth today are much more socially conservative, and much more solid in their faith than their parents and grandparents generations. This is a fact that those in charge seem to be either completely unaware of – or are choosing to ignore. Either way, it is quite embarrassing for Fr. Howarth that the “youth of today” should be (correctly) pulling him up on his social morality and theology. But isn’t it wonderful to see how intelligent, faithful and passionate our young Catholics are?!

I’m not sure if Fr Howarth’s Bishop has been informed of the above sermon. And especially if you are a young catholic – perhaps you would like to email Bishop Alan Williams of Brentwood Diocese bishopalan@dioceseofbrentwood.org and tell him what you think of Fr Howarth’s homily, and also what you would want from a Youth Ministry.

Giving more in the bedroom – Catholic style :)

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21 He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”

This wonderful piece of scripture illustrated perfectly how I teach people how to fast. Often people approach fasting as a rule bound endurance test in which discipline reigns supreme and we all feel awful and end up just hating fasting – or simply give up.

The way I approach fasting is to encourage people to give up just 1 cup of coffee in the morning, but to do it out of pure love for God, in conjunction with a short prayer. You see, fasting is all about love. It is about how much we are willing to give. How much we are willing to joyfully suffer is the measure of our love (God never enjoys a grumpy faster! 😀 ).

Love and suffering go hand in hand and can never be separated. This is such a fundamental truth of Christianity, illustrated perfectly by Christ on the cross, that it can very quickly become overwhelming. My approach is very much based on the spirituality of St Therese of Lisieux: little things done with great love. If we can understand the concept of the indissolubility of love and suffering in the smallest thing, then we can begin to apply it to bigger things in our lives.

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The absolute key element is that we must be very honest with ourselves about how much we are able to give at this point in our lives. If we are holding back, then we are holding back our love and we will never grow closer to God. If we are giving too much, then we are going to burnout and become resentful about giving any more. Both of these polarised stances are as harmful as each other. Balance is the key. Honesty, patience and compassion towards ourselves, and support from a faithful and experienced spiritual director who knows us and how much we can cope with.

The poor widow got this exactly right. She un-begrudgingly gave all she could give, and it was the right amount. Of course we don’t know this woman’s circumstances outside of this story. She may have had family or friends supporting her. She may have been relying entirely on God to provide for her needs. I very much doubt Jesus would have approved so strongly of her generosity if it meant she was going to make herself ill, or cause her not to be able to cope. She realistically gave all she could at that time in her life.

Some of my friends and family know that I fast. They don’t get why! I try explaining but their hearts are just not in the right place to understand about how I want to reciprocate the enormous love shown to me by Jesus on the Cross, with little acts of self sacrifice – and I respect that. Everyone is at a different stage. I’m sure they are stronger in other areas where I am very weak.

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It struck me this morning that this story, and the way it relates to fasting can also be applied perfectly to the Catholic Churches teaching on married couples being open to life.

Of course the norm in our secular society is to use artificial contraception. We used artificial contraception for the first 5 years of our marriage. But the Church teaches that this way of having sex causes us to hold back our love. Love, in a Catholic marriage is about the entire self giving of ones self to the other – and to God. This is probably one of the hardest teachings we will ever face because it cuts down to the very core of who we are as people and our need to love and to be loved. Also, artificial contraception gives the impression that sex is something that we have the right to control and use as we please. This view is so normalised now within our secular society that being open to life and having a large family is sadly regarded as odd.

What I find so sad is that people using artificial contraception just don’t know what they are missing out on. Having lived both lifestyles, I can absolutely attest to the fact that being open to life is so, so much better. It is healthier, more natural, teaches you and your husband respect for your body and your fertility, empowers you to be able to discuss marriage, sex and babies in a much more open and giving way with God as the boss. But that is not to say that it is easy. It took me about 6 years to get to the stage where I could peacefully and happily be open to life.

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Just like with fasting, I was struggling with how much I was willing to give – how much I could give at that point in my life. This is why I say it really is a lifestyle, rather than just a part of ones life. As I prayed about being open to life, I found myself beginning to prioritise different things in my life, giving things up, re-ordering things. I found myself deciding that at this point in my life, remaining open to life was more important to me than having a career. That is not to say that I gave up my job – but only that it now ranked less important on my list of priorities. Of course at this time in our lives my husband had a good job and there was not real need for me to work – so I was in a position to be able to give that up. I was also lucky enough to have a husband who was also keen to be open to life. Many people don’t have this. We were both in good health and had support from my parents. Many people don’t have this either. But most crucially, I wanted to give more – just like I wanted to fast. I was at that stage in my spiritual life where I could feel God calling me to do this.

The rewards that came to the marriage from us both giving more came as a complete surprise to both of us. Rather than “What am I getting out of this marriage?” it changed to “What more can I give to this marriage?”. All 3 of our children were planned. In fact our second and third child were conceived quickly using NFP to determine when I was at peak ovulation. Our first child took over a year because we hadn’t learned about my cycle at that point and obviously didn’t know what the heck we were doing! 😀

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But it wasn’t always easy to get into the giving mindset. I don’t have easy pregnancies. I get very sick and very big and very tired. I really do not like being pregnant very much at all. My first experience of birth was very traumatising and I swore blind after that that I could never have another child because I could just never go through that again. The day after our first child was born my Father in law died, and my husband started a new job. We grieved all through our first days of becoming parents. It was awful. My husband was not able to get into the Father role emotionally for over a year. I had to do it on my own.

After my first two children I had crushing post natal depression. After my second I got 9 months of 24/7 tinnitus. We went through the most horrendous time as a couple. I really felt overwhelmed a lot of the time and that I wasn’t really coping or doing a good job as a Mum. I got mastitis after all 3 and couldn’t breastfeed – and I know that if I have another baby I will get it again because that is just how my body is made. And through all these times I struggled agonisingly with being open to life.

We often failed to stick to the teaching, not out of pure selfishness or greed or lust, but out of not being able to cope with the stress and the pressure of normal life, and the need to be loved and comforted by each other. I often felt like a terrible failure at these times – which was the totally wrong outlook. We are only human. Just as in fasting – you can only give your all. Any more than that and you start to make yourself ill, or resentful about giving more. And lets not underestimate for a second the damage that is caused by unchecked resentment in the bedroom, or the rest of the marriage. For some people, even giving up one cup of coffee is a struggle, and you simply cannot ask anymore of them at that stage in their life if they are truly giving their all. We are all at different stages.

IT IS OK TO STRUGGLE! Struggling means that the desire to live the teaching is there, even if you are not quite able to do it yet. My advice to this would be exactly what I would say about fasting: be patient and compassionate with yourself, take it to confession and let it go, and keep going 🙂 What would make it easier for you to be open to life? What would make it possible for you to be able to give more? Have you ever tried the Little Way Of Fasting?

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There is one last thing…

The Catholic church teaches that “For just reasons, spouses may wish to space the births of their children. It is their duty to make certain that their desire is not motivated by selfishness” CCC 2368

It is possible to use NFP with an artificial contraception mindset. That is to say that there is no good reason why you should be avoiding having another child right now. Reasons for this would be based upon a couple preferring a smaller family and a more comfortable lifestyle. This totally goes against the philosophy of being open to life and certainly is not giving your all. In terms of fasting this would be like giving up your cup of coffee in the morning, but having a cup of tea instead – you really arn’t giving anything.

Of course that is not to say that people do have very real reasons to avoid pregnancy. The mothers life might be at risk from another pregnancy for example. In my case, my husband is sick and unable to work which has put me in the position of breadwinner. I can honestly say that I am at the limit of what I can give right now. And that’s ok 🙂

It is all about love. How much are we willing to love? How much are we willing to give? Be it fasting or being open to life, the same rule applies: We must never give begrudgingly, and just like the poor widow, God does not expect me to give anymore than my absolute all. We are all a work in progress 🙂

Keep giving! 🙂

Charlie Gard: “…we’ve had no control over our son’s life, and no control over our son’s death.”

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I have been trying to think of how to put into words what is going through my head regarding baby Charlie Gard, who died today – a week before his first birthday. All I keep getting is the repeating phrase “spanner in the works” which was how Charlie’s parents were described in an email between two Doctors who were discussing his end of life plan back in April.

I do not trust the state. My children have private healthcare and private education. We cannot afford it. We do it anyway because we fear the control the state wants over our lives and our children. You rely on the state – you forfeit your rights. Charlie’s case tragically illustrates that my fears and suspicions are absolutely true. The State now owns us – our lives are literally theirs to play God with. Today, as an organisation they became our executioners.

As Charlie’s mother put it: “…we’ve had no control over our son’s life, and no control over our son’s death.”

Charlie’s parents in summary of this tragic saga said “They couldn’t save him”. How wrong their choice words are! The truth is they weren’t allowed to save Charlie, they were cruelly prohibited at every step and turn, not even in the last moments when they wanted to take him home to make some private family memories before he died.

We are all Charlie Gard. The state wanted that little boy dead so much they could hardly contain themselves. The Guardian the court appointed to speak on Charlies behalf was the head of two Euthanasia charities!!! The poor baby never stood a chance. What an annoying hindrance his incredibly devoted and courageous parents must have been to those wanting to get on and murder Charlie with dignity. How can anyone now trust the NHS?!

Socialised healthcare means you can be sentenced to death against your loved ones wishes. Socialised education means your kids learn about homosexuality age 4.

We have opted out of this terrifying, disgusting state control as much as we can. If at all possible I would wholeheartedly encourage you to do the same, before it is too late.

 

UK Catholic primary school introduces “Gender Neutral” uniform.

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Pupils from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, UK.

St Anthony’s Catholic primary school in Southwark Diocese UK announced yesterday that it will be introducing a “Gender Neutral” school uniform from September 2017.

In its weekly newsletter via the school’s website, Head teacher Mrs. Jane Day says:

“I am pleased to announce that the Governors have approved the introduction of a gender neutral uniform which will be introduced in September. Rather than having a separate uniform for girls and boys, one uniform list will be produced and girls and boys can choose whether they wear skirts, pinafores, shorts or trousers. There is no change to the uniform which will remain grey, green, yellow and white.”

Her announcement has left parents stunned and upset as it goes completely against the teachings of the Catholic Church, and they say they were not consulted or informed whatsoever of the changes to the uniform.

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Headteacher of St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Mrs Jane Day.

In October 2016 Pope Francis publicly condemned the “indoctrination of gender theory,” teaching small children that no matter their biological sex, they can choose their gender. He said a Spanish father told him he had asked his son what he wanted to be when he grew up and the boy replied, “A girl.” The father realised the child was taught in school that gender is a choice “and this is against nature.”

He also said “A great enemy of marriage today is the theory of gender… Today, there is a global war trying to destroy marriage… they don’t destroy it with weapons, but with ideas. It’s certain ideological ways of thinking that are destroying it…we have to defend ourselves from ideological colonization.”

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You can find a full list of the School Governors HERE.

You can find full contact details via the school website or email them at school@stanthonys.southwark.sch.uk Tel: 020 8693 6852

You can also write to Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark informing him of the situation and the need to protect these poor children. archbishop@rcsouthwark.co.uk

Theresa May and Islamic Extremism – Why she lost my vote.

I was going to vote Tory in the UK General election until I watched Theresa May give her speech following the London Bridge terror attacks. She said Muslim extremists follow a “Perversion of Islam”. That is a very difficult argument to make when they were actually following the direct instructions of the founder and prophet of their religion found in the verses of the Qu’ran and the Hadith.

During her speech I lost all confidence in her ability to effectively eradicate Islamic terrorism in the UK. Of course not all Muslims are terrorists, but all the terrorists we are seeing at the moment are Muslims. Yet the Government and the Press still fail to acknowledge the core issue within Islam which is that there is no centrally approved interpretation of the Islamic holy texts – which means all interpretations are valid.

To me it was just another limp wristed, “British Values” politically correct apology. She lost my vote.

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Theresa May wears a headscarf, which most Muslims regard as a sign of the submission of women.

Islamic extremism has been defined by the British Government as any form of Islam that opposes “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.”

The UK High Court has offered two major definitions for Islamic extremism:

  • The use of violent tactics such as bombing and assassinations for achieving perceived Islamic goals.
  • An extremely conservative view of Islam, which does not necessarily entail violence.
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Shekeel Begg, Imam.

In October 2016 Shekeel Begg, a prominent Muslim public figure and Imam at Lewisham Islamic Centre, lost his court case of Libel against the BBC. This case is noteworthy because the judge listed a 10-point definition of Islamic extremism that he used to determine the case.

I want to concentrate on the first and seventh points made in this case by High Court Judge Sir Charles Anthony Haddon-Cave:

  • First, a ‘Manichean’ view of the world. A total, eternal ‘Manichean’ worldview is a central tenet of violent Islamic extremism. It divides the world strictly into ‘Us’ versus ‘Them’: those who are blessed or saved (i.e. the “right kind” of Muslim) on the one hand and those who are to be damned for eternity (i.e. the “wrong kind” of Muslim and everyone else) on the other.
  • Seventh, the classification of all non-Muslims as unbelievers (kuffar).

As you can see, these two points focus not so much on blowing yourself up, but on an ideology in which the Extremist believes himself to be better than those who do not subscribe to his way of thinking. This is nothing new in the history of mankind. We saw exactly this type of vile ideology in Nazi Germany.

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Of course not all Muslims are bad. The majority in the west are moderate, law abiding, peaceful citizens who would not identify as extremists in any way. But I feel we might have overlooked an issue so critically important within the moderate Muslim community, that it could potentially be our downfall.

Judge Charles Anthony Haddon-Cave also seems to have missed this point. He left out an important aspect of non-violent Islamic extremism that is as great a threat to western society as violent Jihad:

*The desire for, or active participation in the Islamification of the West.*

This would apply to any Muslim who desires Islam to be dominant politically, socially, religiously and in any other way. A bit like Ex-Labour MP Shahid Malik who shows what the aspirations of Islam are for the UK. This was filmed at a major Islamic conference in the UK in 2010.

So is Shahid Malik an Islamic extremist? He obviously desires the Islamification of the UK. I would argue that because of this, he is.

Perhaps we should begin all public debates and interviews with Muslims by asking them to define what it is they actually believe. Of course the vast majority of Muslims will be against violent Jihad, but do they accept the notion of Kuffar as set out in the Qu’ran? Do they believe themselves to be better than others simply because they are Muslim? What do they see for Britain’s future in regards to Islam?

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And from their answers we have to determine whether they do actually pose a threat to our society or not, and whether or not we want people who hold these views in our country. Of course these questions should not be limited to Muslims alone – but anyone who seeks to forward the cause of Islam in the UK through indoctrination, normalisation or any other means ie. these Church of England primary School Teachers who took their school kids to the Mosque to learn how to pray.

Year 2 children, aged 6 and 7 from Moordown St John’s Church of England Primary School are encouraged to bow down in prayer at Gloucester Mosque.

Year 2 children, aged 6 and 7 from Moordown St John’s Church of England Primary School are encouraged to bow down in prayer at Gloucester Mosque.

I wrote to my own local Tory councilor just before the election in a desperate attempt to find some clarity on how the Tory party is going to with Islamic extremism. I got this reply:

“Dear Clare, Thanks so much for messaging me. As you may know, I work in countering violent extremism so I am particularly interested in making sure we get our counter terrorism strategy right as I have dedicated my recent career to keeping us safe. I would say I am someone who calls it as it is, but in a respectful manner. So if I have the privilege of being your MP I will be plain speaking. The Party has done a very good job of keeping us safe, but now we need to look at what more we can do. Theresa May is the only person suited to doing this. We should root out extremism in all corners of our society, and not be afraid to call it out where we see it. I very much hope you will consider voting Conservative – I believe that as a party we will make the right decisions to keep the UK safe.”

For someone who claims to be plain speaking she has a remarkable ability to avoid using the word “Islam”.

I replied:

“I would be very interested to hear whether the Imams you spoke to are for or against the Islamification of the UK. This is as great a threat to our country as terrorism. I guess we need to keep revising what we class as extremism, and whether desiring the Islamification of the UK could be classed as being extreme. I believe it could.”

She saw the message but I got no reply. I did not vote for her. She did not win the seat.

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There is currently a drastic lack of confidence in the Government to deal with Islamic terrorism. If Theresa May wants to win this war on Terror then she is going to have to do several things.

  1. Admit that Islamic extremism is a widely held orthodox interpretation of Islam.
  2. Define clearly what constitutes non-violent Islamic extremism.
  3. Identify those who desire the Islamification of the UK and declare their views as extreme.

Once we can do these simple things we can find ways to fight and eradicate the root cause of what threatens Western society. But at the moment the politicians are afraid to even name it. How can we fight an enemy we are not even allowed to name?! If this politically correct silence continues, western society will fall.

 

I’ll be attending the anti terror march this Sunday June 11th in Manchester.

I will be attending. I hope to see you there 🙂

Please visit the website: https://www.therebel.media/uk_against_hate

WHEN
June 11, 2017 at 2pm – 5pm
WHERE
Manchester Piccadilly Train Station
2105 London Rd
Manchester M60 7RA
United Kingdom
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Members of the Muslim community paid their respects to the victims with tributes near London Bridge. Courtesy of BBC News.

Here we can see a lovely pic of some kind hearted Muslims laying flowers and teddies and holding signs with the hashtag #Love Will Win. It was published on the BBC News website.

Knowing that the BBC often use propaganda machines such as The White Helmets to forward their agenda of multiculturalism and “diversity” (which actually just means anti-white), I decided to take a closer look at the pic.

The first thing that struck me was that they had the WRONG bridge on their signs! The bridge on their signs is Tower Bridge:

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Sign showing Tower Bridge.

This is London Bridge:

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London Bridge.

It is a mistake commonly made by American tourists. They often think the biggest and most elaborate bridge is London Bridge and then are rather disappointing when they see that London Bridge is actually a fairly boring normal Bridge!

So It wouldn’t surprise me at all if that sign had been made by a well meaning, if not rather uninformed American.

Why do I say this?

Well, it turns out that those kind and thoughtful Muslim were not holding a spontaneous peace demo at all. The whole thing had been orchestrated by CNN – the American version of the BBC. They had set up the whole event as a photo shoot with Becky Anderson presenting it. They invited along their friends at the BBC and other Media outlets, so as to reassure you that good Muslims are up in London protesting against the terrorists.

That’s right – they faked the whole thing.

That leaves us with a few questions:

  1. Were there no other Muslims protesting the terrorists AT ALL having REAL demo’s that they could have photographed?
  2. Do they really hold us in such contempt that they think they can spoon-feed us Fake News, and we will just swallow it down?
  3. Why did they feel the need to orchestrate and report this fake demo as if it was a spontaneous event?
  4. What is their agenda?

As I have said before – Do not rely on one source of information to form your views. By all means watch CNN and the BBC, but take it with a pinch of salt and also seek other News outlets like Breitbart to gain another perspective.

No more Hashtags, No more Teddies and Flowers. Wake up for God’s sake, we are at WAR!

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Don’t you dare. Don’t you dare light a little votive candle or lay flowers. Don’t you dare place a fluffy teddy holding a heart shaped balloon at this “difficult time”.

Don’t you dare change your profile pic or tweet hashtags such as #StrongerTogether #LoveWins or believe that by tweeting #PrayFor… you have fulfilled your moral duty in combating this enemy we are facing.

Your pathetic, repetitive terrorist attack rituals are only adding insult to the deaths of the innocent. Pretty soon you’ll be buying flowers and teddies wholesale – in anticipation of the next attack, and the next attack, and the next….

It begs belief that I am still seeing people online saying “This has nothing to do with Islam…”

In the video above you can see one of the scenes from last nights terror attack on London Bridge where Police were storming a nearby bar in the search for the terrorists. At the end of the video you can hear one man shout “Muslim c***s” and another reply “Don’t shout that you F***ing idiot, it has nothing to do with Muslims.”

I do not condone the language of the first man, but I admit I watched open mouthed as the second man refused to make the link between Islamic Terror and Islam – while he was lying on the floor DURING and Islamic terror attack!!!! The Terrorists were shouting “This is for Allah!” for goodness sake!!!

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For all those who still think Islamic terror has nothing to do with Islam, I would suggest educating yourself further afield than what the BBC and Labour London Muslim Mayor Sidiq Kahn tell you. Sidiq tells us that he believes terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”. Exactly who’s side are you on Sidiq? Why aren’t you protecting us? Is this Taqiyya? (Taqiyya is an Islamic juridical term whose shifting meaning relates to when a Muslim is allowed, under Sharia law, to lie.)

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As I have explained before, Islam has no centrally approved teaching. There are different schools of thought and interpretation of texts which means that you can get a Mosque at one end of your road full of perfectly reasonable nice people who are happy to live alongside you peaceably, and another Mosque at the other end of your road where everyone wants to kill you. Certainly not all Muslims are bad, but many millions do subscribe to the vile Wahhabism and Salafism, and it is time you were able to distinguish who is who and what they believe. To defeat your enemy you must know him. Start learning HERE.

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Ariana Grande, queen of the Wrist Icicles, will perform her Tribute concert tonight in Manchester. I’m in no doubt she and the other “stars” who will join her on stage will be burying their uneducated heads in the sand, denying there is any link between Islam and Islamic terror. Instead they will be comforting themselves by waving teddies and shouting meaningless slogans like #StrongerTogether #LoveWins and (bizarrely) defending those who view her and the rest of us as kafir. (Kafir is a derogatory term in Islam which describes non-muslims as sub-human and hated by Allah.)

Wake Up. For God’s sake Wake Up. We are under attack. We are at War. We ain’t never gonna win a war with our heads in the sand and fluffy teddy bears sticking out of our politically correct backsides! For God’s sake WAKE UP!

*THE PROBLEM IS ISLAM* And that includes the inaction of the moderate nice Muslims. And if you disagree with me you might wanna just take a little look at this lady explaining why…

No more flowers. No more teddies. What we need now is action.

Last week it was reported in the UK press that Security sources have admitted as many as 23,000 individuals have come to their attention as possible terror suspects. It seems obvious to me that ANYONE who has links to terrorists in ANY WAY needs to be deported RIGHT NOW. If that means all 23,000 suspects then so be it.

We need to start deporting people who want to kill us on our own soil, or who have sympathy with those who want to kill us. This applies to anyone of any colour and any creed.

We need to start deporting people who preach hate in Mosques, and also those who go to listen to that hate. The Mosques need to be demolished and the people who subscribe to terrorist ideology need to be deported. It is no good sending these people to prison. The UK prisons are literally full of Islamic extremists who are on fertile ground for recruiting new members to their vile creed.

We need to start looking at who we are letting into our country through immigration, and tighten the rules at an exponential rate.

We need to start deporting racist Islamic pedophiles who have shown the most disgusting contempt for us and our children. We need to prosecute those who know about, shield, and turn a blind eye to the horrific sexual crimes committed by these men on the basis of political correctness.

We need to start deporting EVERYONE who looks on us as kafir. We saw that type of disgusting ideology in the middle of the 20th century when the Nazi’s looked upon themselves as superior, and everyone else as lesser human beings – especially the Jews who they regarded as sub-human.

Well, we beat those horrible Nazi F***ers and we will beat these horrible F***ers too!! (excuse my French).

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If the limp, impotent politicians are refusing to protect us than we are going to have to do it for ourselves until a new political party emerges that is not afraid to deal with this problem. Politicians are swayed by public opinion, so our greatest weapon right now is to talk.

Firstly educate yourself. Learn all you can about Radical Islam, moderate Islam and kafir, and why the powers that be in this country seem to laud Islam as being sacrosanct ie. no-one is allowed to criticize it. Why are they doing that?

Secondly, talk to your friends and family, your work colleagues and neighbors. It doesn’t have to be loud, just a quiet conversation in which you can express that you are no longer going to stand for this politically correct rubbish. You will be surprised how many will agree with you but are afraid to be the first to say it.

Get online and start joining the millions of other people who are no longer afraid to speak up against the completely biased media and their social engineering. The Media has so little power now. You can CHOOSE to bypass it and go straight to social media. Do not rely on one source of information to tell you the truth of what is going on. If you have to read the BBC and the Guardian then fine, but also read sites like Breitbart who will give an alternative view.

As a nation we will defeat this enemy. As a nation. Not by laying flowers and teddies, that will do absolutely nothing. We will defeat our enemy by naming it, knowing it, and having the courage to call it out at every opportunity. As a nation we will rediscover our identity and dignity. We are proud to be British! We will force the government to protect us – or we will elect a new government who will.

 

 

 

Ariana Grande vs Islamic Terror. I WANT BETTER FOR MY DAUGHTER THAN WRIST ICICLES!!!

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Manchester victim Saffie Rose Roussos, age 8.

Being in my late 30’s and not particularly ‘cool’, I had never actually heard of Ariana Grande. But after seeing Manchester victim Saffie Rose Roussos, age 8, who was so tragically killed I suddenly became emotionally involved. I have a daughter of a similar age and the thought of anything happening to her is simply unimaginable.

Saffie was taken to the concert by her Mum who is still in a coma and unaware of Saffie’s death. My heart breaks for her.

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Manchester victim Nell Jones, age 14.

I did think 8 was probably a little young to be going to a concert so late at night. It seems Ariana’s main target audience is pre-teen and teenagers such as Nell Jones, age 14, who was also tragically killed. Her family made a statement saying “We can’t wrap our children in cotton wool.”

These poor innocent kids.

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Ariana Grande.

From her appearance of ponytail or bunches with a cute little teenage fringe I assumed Ariana Grande was around 16. She is actually a very young looking very pretty 23 year old. I decided to look up Ariana’s website. It wasn’t pretty. It had a video of her latest song “Everyday” with two lesbians passionately removing each other clothes and making out in public. Later in the video a man in his 70’s rips open the shirt of a lady in her 70’s on a public bus completely exposing her bra, and then they start passionately kissing while Ariana looks at them, nodding her head in approval. In fact the entire video goes on in the same manner. The chorus is:

“He giving me that good shit
That make me not quit, that good shit
He giving me that good shit
That make me not quit, that good shit.”

Giving her the benefit of the doubt here, I decided that this was probably a bad representation of her as an artist and so decided to look up the lyrics of some of her other songs.

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I’m not sure a song about getting “railed so hard you can’t walk away” is appropriate for Ariana’s target audience of underage girls.

Later on the song says:

“This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle
Come true yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna menage I got a tricycle.”

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Ariana ‘grinding’ in the middle of two dancers during a live performance.

For those of you who (like me) had to google “wrist icicle” to find out what it means, then just don’t. I’ll save you the bother. It describes semen hanging off someones wrist once they have finished masturbating a man. “Ride dick bicycle” refers to the girl going on top, “blow” refers to either oral sex or cocaine and “menage…tricycle” refers to an orgy in which the girl is penetrated vaginally and/or anally and/or orally by several different men at the same time.

Ok I think we’ve heard enough.

Here she is again as a sweet little girl…

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I could go on, but I wont. I’ve made my point. I’m sure Ariana, who left the Catholic church because her brother is gay, is a very sweet person in real life, but her image, her lyrics and her stage show are obviously highly inappropriate for children. Her target audience is underage pre-teen and teenage girls. Saffie Rose Roussos was 8 years old and was taken to the concert by her Mother whom I can only assume did not know how explicit Ariana’s lyrics are.

Now you can call me a prude here, but it would be a cold day in Hell before I would let my beautiful daughter even listen to one of Ariana’s songs, let alone let her go to one of her hyper sexualised concerts. I WANT BETTER FOR MY DAUGHTER THAN WRIST ICICLES!!!

To make light of and normalise such depraved sexual behavior to underage girls is in my opinion nothing more than pedophilic grooming. We don’t see it as such because Ariana looks young and sweet and innocent, but just imagine for a second that those same lyrics were being sung to your underage daughter by a 45 year old man. Kinda changes everything doesn’t it?

Now watch this:

The man in this video clip said the leaflet given to him at Didsbury Mosque claimed “modesty, shame and honour have no place in Western civilisation”.

It is worth pointing out that Didsbury Mosque claims to be moderate, and was previously attended by the father of Salman Ramadan Abedi – the man who carried out the Manchester bomb attack.

It seems obvious to me that Salman Ramadan Abedi targeted the Ariana Grande concert because he believed it lacked modesty, shame and honour. His way of dealing with this was to go there and blow himself up – trying to take as many people as he could with him so as to win as many brownie points with Allah as possible. Hell seems too good a place for him.

But you see the problem, right? Ariana Grande just confirmed for Salman Ramadan Abedi, and everyone in Didsbury Mosque who agreed with and distributed that leaflet, that modesty, shame and honour have no place in Western civilisation.

I would say that going to that concert was possibly the most dangerous thing you could do as a young girl. If the Muslim terrorist didn’t destroy you from the outside, the depravity of Ariana’s lyrics and hyper sexualised stage show would destroy you from the inside.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10

The solution to all of these completely overwhelming, insurmountable issues and problems has a name, and that name is Jesus Christ. He is the only way forward in this morally broken and diabolically threatened society in which we live. His mercy and forgiveness is available to ALL, right now, and it is YOUR responsibility to start making that known.