To non-Muslim friends, however, Muslims were entitled to 'express our justified displeasure'. Absolutely. Go right ahead; be our guest. In which case, non-Muslim Britons are entitled to express our justified displeasure. So here goes.
We are fed up of every news bulletin for the past few years being dominated by the cycle of this story, of feelings no sooner placated than hurt again. We despise the cowardly political class which for years has tiptoed around “cultural sensitivities” while thousands of girls have been raped, trafficked and disappeared into forced marriages by bigots and misogynists from the subcontinent. We despair when Ofsted discovers another six private Islamic schools (in east London this time) where the sexes are segregated, children are taught only about sharia law and “not prepared for life in modern Britain”. When we learn that we are the female genital mutilation capital of Europe, and that there are actual tour groups arranged to this country so little girls can have their clitorises sliced off, we think: “Did all those millions of brave men and women really fight and win a World War for this?” When we see an American woman judge finally jail the Finsbury Park radical cleric Abu “Captain Hook” Hamza and throw away the key, we say hoorah! Thank God for ballsy New York judges prepared to get that menace off the streets instead of providing that footsoldier of Islamism with a personal chiropodist as the feeble British system did. (At least he didn’t need a manicurist, I suppose.)
When I hear a Muslim girl, who has been raped by men in her community, tell Radio 4’s File on 4 that she “might as well be living in rural Pakistan”, so little do the laws of England apply to her, I think how dare they come here and recreate their primitive, peasant society in this enlightened land? When the security services warn that 150 jihadists, back in the UK from Syria, could launch random gun attacks similar to the Paris massacre, and that many of those charming gentlemen have not enrolled on the voluntary deradicalisation programme, we smite our heads against the nearest brick wall and wonder when the safety of innocent civilians (of all faiths and none) is going to be put before the human rights of maniacs.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Our justified displeasure
With apologies for not following the lead of the MSM in ditching Islamism for the NHS as the story de jour. And sorry to those of you who are fed up with me banging on about this but it's not settled yet. I can do no better this morning than to quote Allison Pearson in the Telegraph;