Almost a decade ago Mark Steyn wrote ‘America Alone.’ In it, he detailed the shifting demographics of Europe, and predicted that our British friends were in for a rude (Islamic) awakening. The official data on low birth rates among native Brits and high birth rates among throngs of Islamic immigrants was all there for everyone to see, but only Steyn was mapping out the trajectory for 10, 20, and 30 years down the road.
The 2005 London terrorist attacks should have been a wake up call for the world — but they weren’t. The clerics who now live off taxpayers while calling the cash they receive “Jihad Seeker’s Allowance” should send up red flags —but they won’t. Instead, if we fast-forward through time it seems increasingly plausible that more and more free men will wave the white flag of liberal moral relativism until one day they wake up and realize what’s been lost.
As London’s cleric Anjem Choudary puts it:
“Now we are taking over Birmingham and populating it. … Brussels is 30 percent, 40 percent Muslim and Amsterdam. Bradford is 17 percent Muslim. … These people are like a tsunami going across Europe. And over here we’re just relaxing, taking over Bradford brother. The reality is changing.”
Indeed. For the first time in history, less than 50 percent of London is white (although, the better description is “less than 50 percent of London is culturally British in the traditional sense of word”).
More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade.
Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of ‘white flight’ reached 620,000.
It is the equivalent of a city the size of Glasgow — made up entirely of white Britons – moving out of the capital.
The figures, reported by the BBC yesterday, mean that for the first time, white Britons are now in a minority in the country’s largest city.
Britain’s problem isn’t its changing pigmentation; its problem is that it let wave after wave of immigrants come in who despised everything it stood for. They disdainfully refer to Englishmen and non-believers as “kuffar” … they take the social safety net and openly discuss using it to strangle the society that provides it. They use the abundance of freedom and liberty that Western Civilization helped to flourish across the world as weapons in their war to destroy it.
The common tactic used to try and shut up men like Mark Steyn is to accuse them of demonizing all Muslims, which is odd since it is the radical Muslim clerics who demonize the vast majority of non-Muslims.
“You must hate in your heart — Cameron, Obama, all that they worship. … Democracy, freedom, secularism, the parliament, all the MPs and the Presidents, all the kuffar’s ideas, everything the people worship, we have to believe that they are bad and we have got to reject them. … Reject them with our tongue. Reject them with our heart. In our heart have hatred towards them,” (Cleric Anjem Choudary).
Ask yourself: As a free man, is there any majority-Muslim country you’d want to spend the rest of your life in? Think of the freest nations in the world. Are any of them Muslim? Think about Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood. Syria. Iran under Ahmadinejad and the mullahs. Saudi Arabia. Pakistan. Afghanistan. Somalia.
Sadly, entire generations of children born into Western Civilization have been beaten over the head with the skeletons in its closet by Progressive educators and politicians. Americans and Brits are taught a weird self-loathing, which translates into an ambivalence or hostility towards the greatest culture (warts and all) mankind has ever known. And so they sit idly by while it’s torn to shreds by actors who seek to enslave our children and grandchildren.
It’s sad. And worse, the pain and misery that will bestow future generations is entirely predictable. How that hurt specifically manifests itself might be unknown, but a wide variety of seeds have been planted, watered and tended to. Now, it’s just a matter of time until we see which will break the surface and thrive in the environment we have created for them.