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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Another Englishman (LGB's Paul Weston) arrested for telling the truth?




The Chairman of Liberty GB was arrested yesterday in Winchester. According to reports, it happened at around 2pm when Mr Paul Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall. He was addressing the public with the words of Winston Churchill.


I don't suppose you can say, as yet, that Paul Weston was arrested for simply exercising his right of free speech. That is, you can't automatically blame the police.


A woman reported Mr Weston to the police. She might well have used the words “hate crime” or “racism” about Weston's actions. Thus the police would have arrested Weston for a “hate crime” or for “racism”; not necessarily for publicly speaking through a loudhailer.


And even if the police officers thought that the claims of the reporter were bullshit, they would still have been required to act on the “public's concerns” - even if that member of the public is a pious Islamophile (or dhimmi) or a grandstanding anti-racist.




So it's what the police do next that really matters.



The words Paul Weston quoted are from Winston Churchill's book The River War. Here they are:


"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith."


Now even though those words are full of rhetoric and polemics (pretty decent rhetoric and polemics too!), they are still, I think, largely true.


So let's take them one bit at a time:


i) "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog...”


We see that “fanatical frenzy” of Muslims almost every day on the news; whether in protests in Pakistan on on the streets of London. In fact the wider the Muslim mouths, and the more intense the “frenzy”, the more Islamic a Muslim thinks he is. It's a kind of I'm-more-Islamic-than-thou competition many Muslims have with each other.


ii) “.... here is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”


Islam does not accept free will. Ask a Muslim. Everything is predestined by Allah and even every action and thought of a Muslim is too. That is the primary reason Churchill gives for the backwardness of Muslim countries. Nonetheless, I would say that Islam in its entirety leads to that “apathy” and backwardness: whether that be Islamic literalism, rule-fixation, the distrust of anything not sanctified by Muhammad and the Koran, the hatred of change or progress, etc.


iii) The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”



Again, all that is true. And when it's not the case with some Muslims, then that's because they are going against their own religion.


Muhammad himself had 11 wives at one point. He also married a six-year-old and consummated that marriage when she was 9. Muhammad also had many concubines and sex slaves. Slavery too was practiced by Muhammad and has been a part of Islam ever since. It still exists in parts of the Arab world and even beyond (e.g., in Islamic Sudan – the place Churchill primarily had in mind).




iv) “Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.”


Now millions, not “thousands”, of Muslims are the “brave and loyal soldiers of the faith”. They are now called jihadists. They were also often called “holy warriors”. Many British “brave and loyal soldiers of the faith” went to wage jihad in Syria. 500, at the very least, are expected to return to the UK any time soon. (According to the BBC, there were more than 200 British Muslims fighting in Syria seven months ago.)


v) No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith."


Those two Churchillian statements are the most prescient of all.


We got rid of both communism and Nazism. And today “no stronger retrograde force exists in the world” than Islam.

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So, despite all that, it's odd that this woman asked Paul Weston if he had any authorisation to relay Churchill's words to the English public. In fact she told him that what he was doing was “disgusting”.... Unless she meant that the facts about Islam he had itemized were disgusting. Of course not! If this woman is a pious Leftist, then she will believe that nothing people with brown skin do can be deemed “disgusting”. Such is the inverse or positive racism of the puritanical Left.


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