U.K.’s Islamic State problem: ‘Jihadi-cool’ isn’t going away anytime soon

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The world has an Islamic State problem on its hands, but the United Kingdom may bear the brunt of terror attacks directed at Western interests in the years to come. The reason: “Jihadi-cool” sub-culture. There is a dangerous size of Britain’s young Muslim population that identifies with the Sunni terrorists chopping heads off in Syria and Iraq, and they have made it very clear that the battlefield for an Islamic caliphate is limitless.

Reuters reported Aug. 21:

Iqbal Sacranie, an adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain, said Britons from across the country’s communities had to stop young men being seduced by radical ideologies.

“This sub culture of this ‘jihadi-cool’ – as they call it in the media – within the margins of society … that is the real challenge,” he told BBC Radio. “This is a problem that affects all of us and it will only be dealt with more effectively if all of us are working together on this.” …

Ghaffar Hussain, managing director of the counter-extremism Quilliam Foundation, said it was almost inevitable that men who had fought in Syria would return to plan attacks in Europe.

“It is disturbing that people born and raised in Britain and who have gone to the same schools as us could have been essentially indoctrinated to the extent where they can justify raping women and chopping heads off,” he said.

The Muslim Council of Britain is comprised of over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organizations, mosques, charities and schools that bring services to the nation’s 2.7 million Muslims. When its advisers start warning about “jihadi-cool” cultures taking root among British youth, it is time to worry.

In February, 2013 this blog explored changing demographics in the U.K., which favored its radical Islamic population. As a result, certain readers said I was “scare mongering.” Another asked: “Why are you making this bizarro assertion that there is some great Muslim threat in England?”

Today, there is a budding Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, there are no Christians in Mosul for the first time in roughly 2,000 years, and American photojournalist James Foley is dead — thought to be beheaded by a British-rapper-turned-terrorist, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary.

The U.K. Independent reported Aug. 23:

A former rapper fighting with the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria is believed to be one of several British jihadists under investigation following the beheading of James Foley.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 24, was known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn at home in London, where his rising music career saw him appear in videos and have his singles played on BBC Radio in 2012.

He came to national attention earlier this year, when he posted a picture of himself holding a severed head on Twitter after resurfacing in Syria.

The gruesome picture, believed to have been taken in the Isis stronghold of Raqqa, was captioned: “Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him.”

It may very well turn out that Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary isn’t the man who murdered James Foley. Why? Because roughly twice as many British Muslims are fighting for Islamic State than in the nation’s armed services.

Newsweek reported Aug 20:

There are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP).

Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years. …

Mahmood told Newsweek that this figure had been building since the start of the Syrian conflict: “If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be a conservative estimate.”

According to the Ministry of Defence, there are only around 600 British Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, making up approximately around 0.4% of total personnel. 4.3% of the British population are Muslim. …

“Their use of the internet is unlike anything we have seen before,” Charlie Cooper of the Quilliam Foundation said.

If that phrase sounds familiar, that’s because U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel believes the same thing.

While speaking at a joint press briefing with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on Aug. 21, he said: “They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess,” Hagel said. “They are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we’ve seen.”

That is not “scare mongering.” That is reality. Unfortunately, it is a reality that too many people still do not want to confront. And if you think Islamic State is only going after men, then think again. France knows the problem first-hand.

The Associated Press reported Aug. 22:

PARIS (AP) — Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads. …

France, with a Muslim population estimated at 5 million — the largest in Western Europe — is particularly concerned about the flight of youths to the battlefields.

French authorities say there are some 900 people from France who have been implicated in jihad — meaning they have taken part in one, plan to join one, or are returning from one. Several dozen have been killed.

How many young girls across Europe are hoping to join Islamic State’s all-female brigade in Raqqa, Syria? That’s an excellent question. Regardless, we are well past the stage where officials (and bloggers) who want to know the answer can be labeled by multi-culturalists as “scare mongers.”

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Are you ready for the next Civil War … in England?

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.