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.

 

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church!

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I have found myself really mourning Fr. Hamel. A sweet, kind old priest whom I have never met – yet I still call “Father”.

I have cried real tears today because they killed my gentle old Father.

Father Jacques Hamel was killed in the same manner as his patron, Saint James, on his Feast day. Saint James, one of the twelve Apostles, was martyred by beheading in the year 44.

It is hard to see through the pain of such an event, but today, as I went to the church to pray it started to make sense.

There were a lot of people in the church today. Lots more than usual. And I didn’t recognize them. But they were there to pray. So we all knelt alongside each other, grieving our poor French Father.

I began to wonder how many people all around the world have been moved by his death? How many have visited a church today to pray or light a candle? How many have raised their hearts and minds to God – even just to ask “Why?”. It is still a prayer.

Perhaps the answer to that question lies in the fact that they have begun to talk to God. Perhaps a gentle old priest, beheaded during an ordinary morning Mass is enough to shake people out of their comfort zones and realise that evil is real, God is real, and death comes when we least expect it.

Through his brutal matyrdom, Fr. Hamel continues in death his essential work as a priest – to draw souls to Christ. And this gives his death meaning and purpose, and great glory to God!

Tertullian really was right when he said “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church!”

Rest in peace dear Father. Santo Subito!

Would you die to protect Western values? I wouldn’t.

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I keep wondering when Facebook is going to offer the Russian, Egyptian, Lebanon and Iraqi and Kenyan flags as overlays for people’s profile pictures along with the French flag. All these other countries have also been recent victims of ISIS terrorist attacks, some with much higher death tolls. Why is it that Facebook – a universal social media platform – would only offer the French one?

Are the French more worthy of our grief than the rest of the world? Are they more human?

I remember in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks almost every political leader in the known universe turned up to have a march and stand defiant against the ISIS thugs. I don’t remember that happening after the 7/7 bombings in London or any other terrorist attack for that matter? What was it about the staff at Charlie Hebdo that warranted such a massive reaction from political leaders, and such an atmosphere of bonding together in defiance and grief?

From left : European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Donald Tusk, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, and other heads of state take part in a Unity rally "Marche Republicaine" on January 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of the three-day killing spree. The killings began on January 7 with an assault on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris that saw two brothers massacre 12 people including some of the country's best-known cartoonists and the storming of a Kosher supermarket on the eastern fringes of the capital which killed 4 local residents. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

In all honesty I would be mighty surprised if you, me or any of the political leaders even knew the names of the Charlie Hebdo staff, or anyone killed or injured in last weeks Paris attacks. What we are grieving isn’t the people lost in the attacks, but our society as a whole.

When attacks happen in Africa of the Middle East then they are sufficiently far enough away not to flag up on our comfort radars. Attacks in these countries are sometimes not even newsworthy we are so used to them. But people have still died. Are they any less human than the people who died in France? I don’t see any “Je Suis Egypt” signs.

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We are grieving our comfort, our freedom, our own safety and that of our loved ones because the war has finally been brought to our doorstep – in our modern western society – where we can no longer ignore it or pretend it doesn’t exist. Our pride is hurt because many of these young men who blew themselves up were born, raised and educated here, and yet still – they reject and want to destroy our tolerant, equal and diverse society that we have worked so hard to forge. They believed in their cause so completely that they were willing to die for it. And that sort of commitment and sacrifice scares the crap out of us.

I do not agree with ISIS vision of a pure Islamic state. I do not like the idea of becoming a second class citizen because I am a woman. I don’t want to have to convert to Islam or otherwise be killed. I don’t want to be forced to wear the Hijab. I like eating bacon and drinking beer. I do not like the idea of male or female genital mutilation. I do not want Sharia Law. I don’t like the idea of being gang raped and then accused of adultery. I do not like the idea of beheading ‘infidels’.

I am willing to die fighting against ISIS in as much as they are willing to die fighting me. But what is it exactly that I am trying to defend?

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Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner named “Woman of the year”.

Can I really say that I am willing to give my life defending a society that has just legalised Gay marriage? Would I be willing to die for a society that advocates the murder of millions of unborn children – especially if they are disabled? What about a society that allows a small cake business to be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars because they refuse to make a cake for someone because it conflicts with their Christian beliefs? I’ve already lost my own cake business to this society for the very same reason – would I also be willing to lose my life to defend it?

The answer to all of the above questions is no.

You see, there is a second enemy, a silent and sneaky enemy who also desires to completely destroy our society – but this time from within. It has a name. It is called Cultural Marxism.

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Cultural Marxism is the main ideological driver behind political correctness. It is the destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of western civilisation and the traditional values underpinning it.

Brace yourselves for a short history lesson:

Ever since communism was first established in Russia, its admirers, fellow-travellers and ‘useful idiots’ have devoted their lives to achieving socialist control on a global scale. Countries within military striking distance of Russia were physically taken over after World War II, and those further afield subjected to a massive process of subversion by the Agitation and Propaganda Department of the Communist International (Comintern).

The Marxist revolutionaries realised that the workers of the advanced capitalist West were too affluent and comfortable to be used as agents of change in their longed-for revolution, so they decided to import foreign-born revolutionary pawns whilst simultaneously joining the lower rungs of all the important state institutions from where they could begin their long march toward destroying our countries from within.

One of the greatest achievements of this societal destruction is the fact that westerners are contracepting and aborting themselves out of existence.

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The societal destruction we see all around us is not an unfortunate and unplanned side effect of socialist politics, because the destruction is all too deliberate. Karl Marx wrote of the anarchy necessary as a precursor to outright revolution, in which he would “stand astride the wreckage a colossus”.

Hungarian Georg Lukacs, an agent of the Comintern, whose reputation in the revolutionary world was on a par with that of Marx himself, said:

“I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution. A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.” – Georg Lukacs

In 1923 Lukacs set up the Institution for Marxism at Frankfurt University, later renamed the Institute for Social Research which finally became known simply as the Frankfurt School. In 1930 Lukacs was joined by two other Marxists, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno (below), but the rise of Hitler made it impossible for such Jewish Marxists to stay in Germany, so they decamped to New York City, where they set up an American version of the Frankfurt School, which became the birthplace of Critical Theory.

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Critical Theory is characterised by the destructive criticism of Western culture, including Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism and conservatism. Critical Theory repeats the basic tenets of Western evil over and over again – racism, sexism, colonialism, nationalism, homophobia, fascism, xenophobia and imperialism.

In the 1950s the Frankfurt School attracted a new recruit, Herbert Marcuse, a communist who had also been forced to flee Hitler’s Germany. Marcuse wrote a book called Eros and Civilisation, which promoted free love and the pleasure principle, and was to transform American and Western society.

 

But Marcuse was an evil man. He genuinely wanted to overthrow the traditional West, and when asked who would play the part of the Russian proletariat in the Western revolution, he replied it would be all the marginalised groups, including black militants, feminists, homosexual militants, the asocial, the alienated, and Third World revolutionaries represented by student pin-up boy and civilian mass-murderer, Che Guevara.

The destructive policies of the Frankfurt school were known collectively as ‘cultural terrorism’. Today, they are known simply as political correctness, an ideology people are aware of, although very few know of its anti-Western, destructive, revolutionary roots. Anyone doubting this should ask themselves why the politically correct lobby, when critiquing our history and culture, directs its attacks exclusively at white, Christian, capitalist, heterosexual men.

And the simple answer is because such people and the qualities of such people laid the foundations, erected the props, and over many centuries built the various layers of intertwined ideology and substance that formed what we now know as Western civilisation. If their memory can be destroyed, the ideology destroyed and the race of people who currently represent that ideology destroyed, then Western civilisation can be destroyed and then be rebuilt in an atheistic communist based utopia.

History lesson over.

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So you see, the post Christian society we are now living in is in what I believe to be the final stages of self destruction. Once they succeed in destroying the family there is very little left to hold it together. And we are left with a weak society of  self loathing individuals who are told ridiculous things like it is their fault that the terrorists attack them because they haven’t been inclusive enough with multiculturalism. And they are buying it.

I’ve already seen these sort of apologetic, self-flagellating articles in the left wing media. They have no idea that their principles and ideology of inclusion and diversity is simply designed to destroy their culture from within. They don’t understand that the destruction of the family and the isolation of the individual are goals of this great evil. But ISIS do, and they are taking full advantage of the weakness we have created.

Modern western society is weak and sickly. I cannot say that I would die to defend this society because the principles it is based on are just plain evil. Would you give your life to defend the right of homosexual couples to adopt children? No, and the vast majority of ordinary people wouldn’t either. And with the influx of 60 million refugees into Europe – mostly Muslim, it is looking like the Cultural Marxists objectives of dilution of national identity and total internal societal destruction are very close indeed to being fulfilled.

When we grieve for France, we are subconsciously pre-empting the much larger grief that we know we will soon be facing as a whole society. The death of the post modern, post Christian West. And for someone who does not have faith in God’s ultimate plan, this might seem like a very depressing thought.

However there is still time to re-discover the strong Judean- Christian roots that the West was founded on. And for the faithful Catholic there is the (as well as other Marian apparitions) Fatima prophecy of the Era of peace that will be ushered in after the great trial. There is also this:

“Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, China and England will come into the Church.” – Blessed Anna Maria Tiagi (19th century)

But I have to admit, if there was a cage fight between Cultural Terrorism and Radical Islamic Terrorism, I’m not sure who would win. It kinds reminds me of that scene out of Jurassic Park where the Velociraptors suddenly turn on the T-Rex, and you get to just quietly walk off to safety without either of them noticing.

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Sources:

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/after-paris/17631#.Vk8NpXbhDIX

http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/news-libertygb/383-the-anti-western-revolutionaries

 

Charlie Hebdo – You are not allowed to say that.

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Eternal rest give unto them oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen.

My heart goes out to the friends and family of those killed at Charlie Hebdo.

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They died for free speech. Their offensive and provocative cartoons poked fun at everyone and everything. I have been disgusted by their artwork in the past. I am still disgusted, But today I recognised the importance of what they do.

Last year I was forced to close my wedding cake business down because of the same-sex marriage law. If I was to have said to a gay couple that I would not be able to make their wedding cake because my religious beliefs, I could have been prosecuted for hate speech.

Adoption agencies throughout the UK are now not allowed to say that children have the right to both a mother and a father.

Last month Bernadette Smyth received 100 hours of community service, a £2000 fine and a 5 year restraining order because she stood outside the Northern Ireland Marie Stopes abortion clinic protesting that life is precious.

A few weeks ago Johnathan Scott, a 19 year old Canadian was suspended from his part time job after his immediate supervisor told him he wasn’t allowed to do this, saying he should instead say “Happy Holidays.”

Yesterday 2 young men burst into an office in Paris and shot 12 people because 4 cartoonists drew a picture they didn’t like…

Deacon Nick Donnely said today that “The Charlie Hebdo massacre represents the violent collision between extreme secularism with extreme Islam.” I would agree with him on that, and also remind myself that my Lord is challenging me to love all my enemies – what ever form they take. While I can not stand alongside Charlie Hebdo in complete solidarity because of its offensive images of Christ – I believe the freedom to satirically criticise ANYTHING is a freedom this country no longer enjoys. I wonder if we did have that freedom to openly criticise – would cases like Rotherham have gone on for so long? I would tolerate criticism of my faith if I was allowed to openly criticise gay marriage. But I’m not. In France it seems they have freedom of speech much more than in the UK. Here we have political correctness.

I wonder if now, because of Charlie Hebdo I will be able to express my views without fear of prosecution? I never thought I would be appreciating the ‘right to offend’ but it seems today I am.

Je suis Charlie, and I would like to proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, marriage can only occur between 1 man and 1 woman, and that abortion is murder. Or am I not allowed to say that?