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Sunday, 27 January 2008

The total half-wit of Jeremy Clarkson

Either you love him or loathe him .... or maybe you just don't care, but there's no doubting that Jeremy Clarkson is an icon for males of a certain interest group around the world. It's made him very wealthy, and upset the PC brigade more times than a middle aged white man should be allowed to.

My mate Simon is a massive fan, so as a tribute, or is it a 'Homage"? I publish the collected Non PC comments of Mr Clarkson.

"Smokers pay £19,000 a minute to the Exchequer, and that's enough to pay for the whole police force. Or to put it another way, for every £1 we cost the National Health Service, we give it £3.60. Please don't encourage the state to dictate how I live my life."

"Only last week I was at my children's sports day and as I lay in the long grass by the river drinking pink champagne and chatting with other media parents, I remember thinking, 'God, I love being middle class'." (Sunday Times 24 July 2005)

"I do have a disregard for the environment. I think the world can look after itself and we should enjoy it as best as we can".

"Good Shot!" (In reaction to being hit in the face by a pie, by a protester at his Honorary Degree ceremony after the comments above on the environment).

"The only person who ever looked good in the back of a four-seater convertible is Adolf Hitler."

"We all know that small cars are good for us. But so is cod liver oil. And jogging. I want to drive around looking like the Terminator, not the heroine in an EM Forster novel."

"Much more of a hoot to drive than you might imagine. Think of it, if you like, as a librarian with a G-string under the tweed. I do, and it helps."

"Sure it's quiet, for a diesel. But that's like being well-behaved... for a murderer."

Clarkson has owned several Alfa Romeos, and contends that 'you cannot be a true petrol head until you've owned one ... it's like having really great sex that leaves you with an embarrassing itch'.

"Most Americans barely have the brains to walk on their back legs".

Comparing a rural British village with a rural American village he said that "If this were America, it would be full of people doing… whatever it is they do. Incest, mostly".

"If you're thinking of coming to America this is what it's like. You've got your Comfort Inn, you've got your Best Western, you've got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude. It's not the holiday program it's the truth!"

"I honestly believe that in certain parts of America now, people have started to mate with vegetables."

"It really is about as useful as putting a snooze button on a smoke alarm."

"On the seventh day God didn't rest. He looked at what he had created and thought: 'Oh dammit, England's gone all wrong. The sea is washing silt off the coastlines in the north and depositing them in an ugly bulbous lump near Kent'. Today we call this unholy place East Anglia."

On the new Rolls Royce: "It looks like it might kick your head in... for fun. Especially in black. In a pale colour or silver, it looks like Vinnie Jones [footballer and actor] in one of Graham Norton's [gay TV comedian] T-shirts."

"…And if you are clinically insane, by which I mean you wake up in the morning and think you are an onion, here’s your car!"

"Eighty-five pence for a plastic bottle of Coke? I thought they'd stopped using cocaine as one of the ingredients..."

"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… That’s what gets you".

Attending a cricket match, Clarkson had this to say on the audience: "Fathers and their sons dressed in matching blazers and slacks, as though women hadn't been involved in the breeding process at all. You just open up the chap like a Russian doll, and out pops another one."

Jeremy Clarkson has to keep one eye out
for Captain Ahab when he swims!
"I don’t often agree with the RSPCA as I believe it is an animals duty to be on my plate at supper time."

"… the last time someone was as wrong as you, was when a politician stepped off an aeroplane in 1939 waving a piece of paper in the air saying there will be no war with Germany."

"Biathletes need to eat 6.000 calories a day: six thousand! That’s the equivalent of 2 pounds of butter, 70 slices of bread, 112 eggs, 86 tabs of yogurts, 28 potatoes, 117 biscuits and 21 TWIX bars. On that basis, I could be an Olympic biathlete!"

"Racing cars which have been converted for road use never really work. It’s like making a hard core adult film, and then editing it so that it can be shown in British hotels. You’d just end up with a sort of half hour close up of some bloke’s sweaty face."

"It’s the coldest march for twenty years because of global warming."

"It is very foggy out there today, but you’ll note 'The Stig' (The mystery racing car driver) doesn’t have his rear fog lights on, because of course he’s not a blithering idiot."

"It’s, um, a mobile phone holder, or as Richard Hammond (His diminutive co presenter nicknamed 'mouse') calls it, a seat!"

Clarkson suggested that the Germans should build a car that is "quintessentially German." He suggested indicators that displayed Hitler salutes, "A sat-nav that only goes to Poland and 'ein' fan-belt that will last a thousand years" (a reference to Adolf Hitler's propaganda slogan of "the thousand-year Reich").

"It’s pouring down with rain because not enough people have Range Rovers"

"We start tonight with the highlight of my childhood. It's the Ladybird Book of Motorcars from 1963, and as you would imagine it's full of rubbish really. Just endless boring grey shapes, until you get to page 40, where you find the Maserati 3500 GT. Now this for me, when I was little, was like kind of Jordan and Cameron Diaz. In a bath together. With a Lightning jet fighter. And lots of jelly."

After appearing on a fashion makeover TV show he said "I'd rather eat my own hair than shop with these two [Woodall and Constantine] again"

"That's possibly why they're burning them in Paris at the moment! [Muslim rioters and French cars]"

"There are many things I'd rather be doing than driving it, including waiting for Bernard Manning [Fat British comedian] to come off stage in a sweaty nightclub, and then licking his back clean."

"Now the best gas guzzler of the year. And the nominations are: the Range Rover Sport which achieved eight miles to the gallon; the Bugatti Veyron which achieved four miles to the gallon; and Hemel Hempstead. That actually used up 60 million gallons of fuel and didn't move an inch." [referring to the then-recent gas explosion in Hertfordshire]

Clarkson has colourfully dismissed cars over the years, including the Suzuki Wagon R, which he warned drivers to avoid “like you would avoid unprotected sex with an Ethiopian transvestite” and the Renault Clio V6, which caused him to deduce, “I think the problem is that it's French... It's a surrender monkey.”

"So, the BMW M6. How would it stack up to the Aston I drove earlier? There is a lot to not like about the BMW. The grotesque carbon-fibre dashboard, the enormous steering wheel and the fact that this one is the colour of a vet's forearm."

[On the Corvette Z06] "... as something to live with every day, I'd rather have bird flu."

Discussing Camilla Parker-Bowles, the second wife of Prince Charles: "People often criticize her because she's approaching 60," he quipped, "but they forget that Princess Diana was approaching 120 when she went into the tunnel."

Residents of Norfolk started a campaign in response to comments made by Jeremy implying that people living in the area were backwards. Jeremy claimed that in the 'flat and featureless' county people point and say: "Hey, look, it’s a car!" whenever he drove past, and that the government should tell people to avoid it unless they like: "orgies and the ritual slaying of farmyard animals."

As a true petrol head, Clarkson has a disdain for pedal power, which attracted fury in the wake of the London bombings in July 2005. He warned all those setting off on two wheels for the first time: "Do not cruise through red lights. Because if I’m coming the other way, I will run you down, for fun and do not pull up at junctions in front of a line of traffic. Because if I’m behind you, I will set off at normal speed and you will be crushed under my wheels."

Referring to striking workers in November 2011, Mr Clarkson said: "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families."

His Critics nearly got him when he visited Iraq:

His journey began on Saturday when the Hercules transport plane he was traveling on a flight from Basra to Baghdad was shot at with rockets by insurgents south of the capital. The plane was able to take evasive action and to release flares to shake off the attack.

While in the capital the US army Black Hawk helicopter he was travelling in came under fire again. Later in the day, his return flight to Basra also came under attack. Finally, within hours of arriving back at base at the city’s airport the camp came under mortar-fire by, it is believed, Shia tribesmen.

Clarkson, who was not hurt in the incidents, told the Daily Mirror: "I knew this would happen - this sort of thing always happens to me."

One British soldier said: "We've never seen anything like this occur to one person, especially not a civilian." The TV star has been called "Target Practice" by squaddies following the incidents. One joked: "People are saying he's saved lives because the Iraqis have used so much ammo trying to kill him."

Finally, he did get a bit of a public egging, when he loudly proclaimed that the missing data scandals that had hit Britain were "a fuss about nothing" and gave out his bank details on air, challenging anyone to try and take money from it. Two weeks later he had to admit that someone had set up a direct debit and withdrawn £500 to a charity from his account.

"I opened my bank statement this morning to find out that someone has set up a direct debit which automatically takes £500 from my account," he said. "The bank cannot find out who did this because of the Data Protection Act and they cannot stop it from happening again. I was wrong and I have been punished for my mistake."

Typically Clarkson now says of the case: "Contrary to what I said at the time, we must go after the idiots who lost the discs and stick cocktail sticks in their eyes until they beg for mercy."

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Saturday, 19 January 2008

Hezbollah has Israel 'body parts'

This story is so disgusting, and so indicative of the barbarism that is current Islam, that it hardly needs me to comment.

Suffice it to say that not one Muslim cleric or leader has publicly commented adversely on it ...... proving once again that there is just no such thing as a 'moderate' Muslim. The taking and parading of the body parts of 'enemies' is acceptable to even the most placid of clerics, as long as it's non Muslim bodies of course.

If we or the Israeli's did it to Muslim terrorists, then it's a 'crime' against Islam .... obviously!


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Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says his armed group has body parts of Israeli soldiers abandoned in Lebanon during the 2006 conflict.

He said they had the "heads, the hands, the feet and even a nearly intact cadaver" in a speech marking his first public appearance in more than a year. He addressed Shia Muslim supporters at a rally in southern Beirut to celebrate the holy Shia commemoration of Ashura.

Israel and Hezbollah fought in Lebanon in July 2006. The 34-day campaign started with a cross border attack, by the 'state within a state' that Hezbollah represents in Southern Lebanon, who killed eight Israeli soldiers, and snatched two more.

After the conflict finished;
  • Between 850 and 1,191 Lebanese civilians had died, and 4,409 injured.
  • 44 Israeli civilians were dead and 1,489 physically injured (mostly via rocket attacks).
  • 119 Israeli soldiers died and between 400 and 450 were wounded.
  • Muslim militia casualties were around 550- 600 killed, and approx 2,800 wounded.
It is not really known how many Israeli soldiers bodies were unaccounted for during the skirmishes, as the Israeli Defence Forces prefers not to publicise it, presumably to try and prevent the sort of barbaric body part collections that Hezbollah have announced, but with 116 presumed killed in action there are bound to be some who were not collected by the IDF.

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Saturday, 12 January 2008

The Collapse of Anglicism & Other Christian Faiths

I have recently had a bit of a 'Blog Spat' with a Reverend of the Church of England who had ‘back linked’ to a post on my blog as an example of a “Right wing Daily Mail reader” …..or worse! Mainly because of my backing of the Bishop of Rochester's stated views on the formation of Muslim 'no go' areas in inner city Bradford – I didn’t mind entering into a little row on his blog page, but as we do not see Islam in remotely the same light, then it seemed a bit pointless to keep it up, I restricted myself to a couple of comments (only one of which was published … the other censored??).

Maybe he was so disgusted with me that he didn’t want his web page sullied any further LOL …. Who knows? Certainly he may not blog on this addition to the Bishop story, but since the story was published the Bishop of Rochester has received credible death threats from 'someone' and now has Police protection ... Hmm a religion of Peace, tolerant and open to others opinions .... Only in the 'FatVicar's world view.

A Naive 'Socialist' Cleric

However it made me wonder about the current state of organised religion in the UK, particularly the Anglicans. Anecdotal evidence had led me to sort of assume that Protestant church attendance was down, Catholic up (East European Immigration), Islam growing (Birth rate and immigration), but I had never bothered to confirm this conception. The FatVicar has also touched on this subject (after this blog entry was first published ... coincidence?) and provided this link which I have now added to this blog.

I was also curious to see if those religions represented by the “Islam is peaceful and contributes greatly to the UK” thinking, that the blogging Reverend appears to hold, were in greater decline, than those who had a stronger message than the Anglicans, such as the Catholics, Orthodox and African Churches?

I happen to believe that there is an increasingly irrelevant and discredited ‘Socialist’ Christian strand of Protestantism that views the world as it never was, and certainly never will be .... a blog name such as 'Big Bulky Anglican' reinforces this image in my mind (rightly or wrongly). This strand developed in the 1950's and grew through the 1960's and 1970's, where it often led the calls for "Church Reform" to make it more 'inclusive'.

This attitude of Christian socialist naiveté was deliciously parodied at the time, by Peter Sellers as the Rev Smallwood, in the 1963 movie Heavens Above! and I suspect that forty years later the ethos is still alive in the Anglican church.

Heavens Above - Rev Smallwood

This perceived socialist wing of the Protestant religion, is illustrated by the old adage that "The British Labour Party owes more to 'Methodism' than Marx” , but this includes sections of the C of E, in the, ‘Christ was a socialist school' of thought, and in some, the socialism aspect appeared to be more important than the practise of the religion.

I wonder how much it contributes to the decline of Anglican service attendances, that anyone who holds opinions that aren't 'left wing' would be very quickly alienated or discouraged by the attitudes of some of the ministers? I mean, the blogging Anglican and I hardly hit it off, and I doubt he would like me in his congregation, or even near it, so maybe Christianity as currently practised in the C of E, now alienates the naturally conservative sections of our society?

Actually that thought is maybe worth an extra paragraph or two. Normally Churches are naturally conservative organisations, after all, to hold one set of ideas for over a thousand years or more, requires an innately conservative outlook that abhors change, rejects revolutions and punishes heresy or deviancy from the traditional views.

These conservative followers, are historically the majority of any religions practitioners, and have formed the core of the worshippers for millennia. Yet the C of E (and the other Western Churches to varying degrees) went down a route that has overturned this state of affairs, and made changes in the practise of the religion the main order of the day, leaving the natural conservative core of the religion with no natural home.

Maybe the decline of the churches in the UK (and Europe), is directly related to this one simple fact, because it's noticeable that the more traditional the values of religion that the church practise, the less it has declined in attendance figures. Conversely the more they have deviated from historic traditional church teachings, the faster they have lost followers ..... So the C of E has experienced the fastest decline, because it's the church that has moved furthest away from the traditional christian beliefs and manner of observances, that had been the norm up until the 1960's.

If I was a conservative Anglican, I suspect I would be looking at the Catholic, or maybe even the Orthodox churches as a new home, because they have not embraced the changes to the traditional observance of the Christian religion, that seem to be the Anglican mission statement now.

This churchmen as socialist idea worked fairly well in the UK of the 1960’s and 1970’s, but even then, the decline of church attendance in the UK was accelerating. However it allowed for an ecumenical cosiness with the Catholics, Orthodox, Jewish and other Protestant groups, because none of the others were any more militant at proselytising than the Church of England.

Then along came Islam, the unaccommodating, iconoclast, increasingly militant religion of the Non English speaking Mullahs. Certainly the initial influx of Islam was of a less severe version of Islam, and although the Hanafi school of Islam was described as largely ‘liberal’ it is only ‘liberal’ by contrast to the other schools, and not by contrast with Christianity or Judaism as practised in the UK.

However, in the last twenty years, the makeup of Islam in the UK has been much influenced by Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia, playing upon the Deobandi (The school as followed by the Taliban of Afghanistan), influences already in the UK element of Islam. The rise of this ‘Petro-Islam’ has altered, possibly for ever, the interaction between Islam and the rest of the world. Some of the religions, are now reacting to the threat to their congregations that these changes signify, but others are not able to do so.

Al-Birr Community Centre and Margate Mosque was formerly Congregational Church and the
Union Church is now in the former Church Hall

The C of E is already in the middle of a long (fifty year) suicide over Homosexuals, Women Priests and every other PC 'ism' that it can find to split over, so it has no hope of addressing the rise of Islam. You are now left with the 'socialist wing' of the church trying to come to local accommodations with “moderate” Islam wherever they can find it. For example the blogging Reverend has apparently found a Muslim Imam who is “embarrassed” by some of the more militant parts of the Quran (and there are a lot of them).

Here's a few he might be saying Oops about:
  1. (Sura al-Tawba 9:123). "O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you, and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the god fearing" (Sura al-Tawba 9:29).
  2. "Fight against those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger, have forbidden -- such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book -- until they pay tribute out of hand and have been humbled" (Sura Al Ma idah 5:33).
  3. "The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;"

The Quran encourages Muslims to fight, even when they would rather seek peace with those who do not wish to adopt Islam. (Sura AL-BAQARA 2:16)
  1. "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

    Or the ‘they are not to be befriended’ parts:
  2. Sura (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people." Sura (5:80) Sura (3:28) Sura (3:118) Sura (9:23) Sura (53:29) Sura (3:85) Sura (1:5-7) are a few more he might be embarrassed about. There are allegedly 123 verses of the Quran that refer to killing non Muslims.

If the blogging Reverend opened his eyes just a little, he might note that his Imam friend, whilst apparently embarrassed, has not denied that they are 'Allah’s commands to the faithful, and according to all the major schools of Islam are to be obeyed by anyone who wishes to be a good Muslim. You can’t cherry pick your obedience to the message in Islam, unlike the C of E with its pic'n'mix smorgasbord of beliefs.

He might ask his friend, how he reconciles his embarrassment with the Muslim belief that these are the actual commandments by Allah (even with the inherent aggression of the messages), and that Muslims must carry them out in total obedience (i.e Submission or Islam) even if they don't want to? (Sura AL-BAQARA 2:16),

Anyway back to attendance figures. As you might imagine, there is plenty of scope for confusion, particularly as the commissioners of the reports often have an agenda. Anyway the best I can determine is as follows.

  • The number of people attending mosques will be double the Anglican Church congregations by 2040 according to a report by the British-based Buttociation Christian Research. It expected the total membership of all the denominations to fall from 9.4 per cent of the population to under only five per cent by 2040.
  • The study also anticipates that the poor attendance will force some 18,000 churches to close.
  • More Catholics attend church in England every Sunday than Anglicans for the first time since the establishment of the Church of England in the 16th century, according to new figures. Statistics quoted by the Sunday Telegraph show that attendance at Anglican Sunday services has dropped by 20 per cent since 2000. Although like two old men fighting, the C of E has said the reports of its decline below Catholicism are wrong, as if it really matters!
  • The Catholic Church has also suffered a serious fall in the size of its congregations, but the expansion of the European Union in 2004 resulted in its numbers being bolstered by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Poles and Lithuanians. Churchgoing in Anglican and Catholic parishes had stood at about a million each for the past 10 years. But last year's Church of England attendance was put at 852,000, while the decline at Catholics churches has been slowed by immigrants from east Europe and Africa.

The relative equality in their numbers over recent years is seen as surprising considering that there are estimated to be 25 million people who regard themselves as Anglicans, as opposed to only 4.2 million Catholics.

The figures imply that Britain is on course to becoming a predominately Catholic country again amongst actual church goers, while the C of E is losing its place as the nation's most popular Christian denomination. The Conversion of Tony Blair from Anglican to Catholic may be the tip of a growing trend.

All the other reports largely support these facts:

  • Judaism is either static or in decline as Jews leave the UK .
  • Orthodox worship has grown due to immigration, but is still low.
  • Catholic worship is in a slow decline, but Polish and East European immigration has improved matters and its now more numerous than the Anglican faith in actual church attendees.
  • Most Protestants churches are in fast decline, but, the Afro Caribbean wings of all the Christian churches are in growth, fuelled by African immigration.
  • Hinduism is growing, but slowly as most Asian immigration is from Muslim Pakistan.

If Christianity is to survive desperate measures are required, but this is like rearranging the chairs on the Titanic LOL ...

As an Atheist who occasionally thinks about agnosticism, I doubt that my observations would cut much ice in the Christian world, especially with the Rev Allen’s of this world, but for what it’s worth, I think that the Christians started to lose followers the moment that they started to lose their certainty in the creed and the delivery of the message.

  • Hindus don’t alter their beliefs over the millennium and there are nearly a billion of them. They are not a proselytising faith or they might give Islam a run for its money because it could easily incorporate the heathens, pagans and others in the UK.
  • Jews are renowned for their ability to retain the core of their creed without change for a couple of thousands of years or so.
  • The Orthodox Churches (Russian, Greek, Armenian, Syrian, Serbian, Assyrian etc) have not really changed their practises and beliefs since 451 AD and show no signs of doing so …. their numbers are still slowly growing, and their methods have withstood long periods of occupation and oppression, and numerous attempts at forced conversion to Islam (under the Ottoman Turks and Arabs) or eradication under Communism.
  • Muslims consider the Quran and its message to be the literal word of Allah, and not to be altered. This immutability is a myth, but the fact that they believe it to be true means that for fourteen hundred years the message has been roughly the same.
  • Christianity, with splits every five hundred years, has until now retained its basic beliefs. The first split after five hundred years was followed by another split at about one thousand years, Christianity then retained its immutability for another five hundred years until the reformation, and then stabilised again for another five hundred year until the middle of the 20th century.

However it was now that it was decided that instead of the traditional splits (where every five hundred year or so, the unhappy could form their own churches), Christianity should “modernise” the credo, but the more they did so, the less followers they retained …. So the foolish carried on changing, instead of reversing the changes already made, and the decline continued.

The modernisation started with the Roman Catholics and the Second Vatican Council in 1962, although the last two Popes have shown signs of wanting to take the church back to its Latin roots.

The Church of England has had a whole series of “re-inventions”, which first opened the door to women priests (and thus ending hopes of reconciliation with the Roman Catholics), and then ordaining openly homosexual priests (this action has destroyed any hope of the Anglican communion staying as one in the long-term), and as a result the African communion, as well as separate dioceses in North and South America etc are breaking away, firstly from the US church, but undoubtedly from the C of E as well in the near future.

The African Anglicans are taking over administration of diocese's in North America, as the ‘traditionalist’ try to reclaim the Anglican church from those who should have really have been expelled and ‘split’ … it's odd that the liberal minority, have in effect thrown out the traditionalist majority from the Anglican Church.

I have to admit that I would be hard put to say what exactly the Anglicans believe in anymore …. Obviously the Bible is more an advisory note than, well, err a bible, if you know what I mean. And if the Rev Allen is any guide, I suspect that a 'soft liberal socialism' is the main creed, but I don’t know what their core religious belief is anymore. In other words what’s a sin, and what isn’t in Anglicism, and therein lays their problem, because you can't sell something if the message isn't clear.

To stop the decline in attendance and worship generally, I suspect all the Christian churches are going to have to deeply consider what their core message is, what the black and whites are, and then stand up and announce what’s right and what’s wrong … If that alienates a few of the more 'liberal clergy', then that’s a small price for finally getting the soul of the faith back.

If for example the main core following of a religion wants
  1. Gay Clergy,
  2. Gay Marriages,
  3. Women Bishops,
  4. Same-sex ‘blessings’,
  5. A flexible belief system that can cast the Bibles teaching aside for the sake of modernism, and
  6. A passive acceptance of the equality of Islam’s value system

.... then that church should create a declaration of its beliefs, and proselytise on that set of values. For the Anglicans though, it may well be too late, they have no coherent message “except the good news” … A third of them appear to believe in the 'values' listed above, but the rest reject this, however its the minority view that prevails and its the conservative wing that gets expelled.

What they really need is a dose of good, “old time” religion. The fact is, that it might take fifty years to work, but after the decline of the last fifty years, you can’t expect instant fixes. It’s going to take a generation or two to regain the moral high ground and certitude, that a religion has to have to attract followers.

Islam holds it adherents through a mixture of Ignorance (it has an illiteracy rate of over 50% amongst its followers), Consistency (Its message remains clear wherever it’s promoted), Certainty (it describes with some vigour, what’s right and wrong in its eyes) and Fear (of death for various ‘crimes’ including apostasy). Death threats are regularly issued to apostates in most of the world, including here in the UK, where even Government Ministers will not come out and threaten penalties for anyone who preaches that killing is OK …

Oddly the Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, who is the highest official authority for issuing fatwas, or religious edicts has said that “The essential question before us is can a person who is Muslim choose a religion other than Islam? The answer is yes, they can, because the Quran says, ‘Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion,’” citing from Islam’s holy book. “If the case in question is one of merely rejecting faith, then there is no worldly punishment,” Gomaa wrote it the article, published in The Washington Post. “The matter is left until the Day of Judgment, and it is not to be dealt with in the life of this world.

On the other hand, some strands of Christianity have lost their certainty of message and beliefs, with a religion of all the consciences and flexible beliefs.

One Creed, One Conscience, No Alternatives, and One uncompromising approach to other religions, appears to be the formula for a successful religion in the present and future, and the only way forward for Christianity, if it ever hopes to break back into the cities again is to find its heart and theologically (as well as physically) fight back.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Bishop of Rochester and Muslim "No Go" areas

The Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, has bravely put his head above the PC parapet and said that many inner city areas of UK cities have become "no-go areas for people of a different faith or race". As you might expect, this story has attracted some headlines with muslims demanding "proof" .... well I have listed two examples in my letter of support and I don't doubt that there a thousand of other examples.

If a lot of the new Labour politicians (I mean MP's terrified into adherence to PC Multicultural values), weren't such a disgrace, these stories would get public airing, but instead you have to look in the local press to ever see the stories of the harassment, or physical threats, that occur in muslim areas to non muslims.

Because the local councilors in the inner cities are 98% new Labour, these stories are largely kept from the greater public domain in a sort of Faustian pact whereby the Muslims vote for white (or increasingly asian muslim) Labour politicians, as long they say nothing about "honour" killings, arranged rapes aka marriages, kidnap in Pakistan, illegal overstays of visa's, employment of illegal immigrants or asylum seekers in local businesses, death threats from the Mosques, bookshops selling calls for jihad, or beatings for non muslims etc etc

This phenomena is an increasingly common occurrence where large asian Muslim populations exist e.g. Condoleeza Rice couldn't visit parts of Jack Straws Blackburn constituency because of death threats from Muslims. Along with the death threats, violence, and no go areas, come electoral fraud in Labour asian areas such as in Birmingham, and again the labour party claims it's "isolated", and not a manifestation of the islamification of the inner cities.

The following cities all have muslim no-go areas of one sort or another, Keighly, Bradford, Oldham, Leicester, Rochdale, Burnley, Halifax, Coventry, Blackburn, parts of Manchester, Birmingham, London and Leeds, all are New Labour "strongholds".... noticeably they are all in England, not the Celtic fringe where Labour rules England from.

With the news of a dutch ex-muslim woman being censored, and put under police protection after death threats, and joining the estimated dozen non muslims under police protection in Europe, because of local Muslim death threats, there is hardly a better example of how Europe is being subverted in the name of Islam.

How many other groups could regularly issue death threats, and find apologists to support them from amongst the victim pool?


Letter to the Bishop of Rochester



  • FOR THE ATTENTION OF:

    The Bishop of Rochester
    House of Lords

    Sunday 6 January 2008

    Dear Lord Bishop of Rochester,

    I am writing in support of your comments about the creeping Islamification of parts of the UK's inner cities. I was told two stories about the Oldham of fifteen years ago (around 1990), which illustrate that this process was well underway then (abetted by PC labour councillors).

    The first tale was from a woman in her twenties who lived in Oldham, and who told me that there was a whole section of town (near a park), where non asian women would risk sexual and or physical assault if they walked there alone, because Muslim males treated them as being "western whores". This area had become a complete no go area for non muslims.

    The second story was from a barman in Manchester, who told me that his dad had gone to watch Oldham Athletic football club for the first time in years, after the game he had turned out the ground and wandered into an area which had become muslim since he had lived there. Within ten minutes he was approached by a gang of five Muslim lads who told him he 'couldn't walk there' because it was "Muslim land", and when he started to say he could walk on the streets, they jumped him, and beat him so badly that he was hospitalised for two days ... he was over fifty years old.

    There were no arrests, and he got the impression from the police that this was (a) not an uncommon event, and (b) that it was his fathers fault for walking on "muslim land".

    I can guess how the Muslims would react if we started having 'No go' areas for muslims e.g. the UK. It's ironic that it's the very tolerance of the Christian nations towards the practitioners of islam, that will prove to be the death knell of Christianity in the western world.

    If clerics like yourself don't speak out now, you will have betrayed the future to the followers of a man who would be arrested if he was alive today. Why Christianity has lost it's backbone in less than one hundred years is a mystery to me, the Victorian / Edwardian Bishops would have fought back without hesitation and condemned Islam as a heathen religion.

    Instead Christians and Jews try to have "talk groups" with Muslim clerics, which only result in Muslims gaining ground, without offering any compromise, especially in their creed of hate towards non muslims. We are sleep walking towards violence on the streets between Islam the rest of the population but our politicians seem to think that appeasement is the answer .... if they had been taught English history, instead of some multicultural nonsense, they would know what good the paying the 'Danegeld" did for the English Kings.

    As Kipling said "That if once you have paid him the Danegeld,
    You never get rid of the Dane." so it goes with appeasing the spread of Islam in the UK.

    Yours sincerely,


    Mr
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Update - The police are now giving the Bishop police protection after he has recieved credible death threats from practitioners of the 'religion of peace' .... they just don't get irony so in order to prove that they don't operate and enforce 'no go areas' they want to kill anyone who 'lies' (i.e. tells the truth) about them and their tactics. He is now trying (like the Pope) to down play the basic truth of his original words .... we are all afraid of the followers of Mohammed these days.

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Friday, 4 January 2008

Iowa Primaries 2008 - US Elections

Iowa primaries have different realities for the two parties.

Democrat: Barack Obama (37.6%), John Edwards (29.7%), Hilary Clinton (29.5%)
Republican: Mike Hukabee (34.3%), Mitt Romney (25.3%), Thomson (13.4%), John McCain (13.1%), Paul (10%), Rudy Giuliani (3.5%)

As you can see from the recent historical records, for Democrats the result has more significance, because the winner usually gets the final nomination. For the Republicans this is not the case, and in fact only about 50% the case. Mr Giuliani for example didn't bother to campaign in Iowa because he can afford not to win this electoral college.

DEMOCRATS:

2004
: John Kerry* (38%), John Edwards (32%), Howard Dean (18%), Richard Gephardt (11%) and Dennis Kucinich (1%)
2000: Al Gore* (63%), Bill Bradley (37%)
1988: Dick Gephardt (31%), Paul Simon (27%), Michael Dukakis* (22%) and Bruce Babbitt (6%)
1984: Walter Mondale* (49%), Gary Hart (17%), George McGovern (10%), Alan Cranston (7%), John Glenn (4%), Reubin Askew (3%) and Jesse Jackson (2%)
1980: Jimmy Carter* (59%), Ted Kennedy (31%)
1976: "Uncommitted" (37%), Jimmy Carter* (28%), Birch Bayh (13%), Fred R. Harris (10%), Morris Udall (6%), Sargent Shriver (3%) and Henry Jackson (1%)
1972: Edmund Muskie (36%), George McGovern* (23%), Hubert Humphrey (2%), Eugene McCarthy (1%), Shirley Chisholm (1%) and Henry Jackson (1%)

*Went on to win nomination


REPUBLICANS:

2000
: George W. Bush* (41%), Steve Forbes (30%), Alan Keyes (14%), Gary Bauer (9%), John McCain (5%) and Orrin Hatch (1%)
1996: Bob Dole* (26%), Pat Buchanan (23%), Lamar Alexander (18%), Steve Forbes (10%), Phil Gramm (9%), Alan Keyes (7%), Richard Lugar (4%) and Maurice Taylor (1%)
1988: Bob Dole (37%), Pat Robertson (25%), George H.W. Bush* (19%), Jack Kemp (11%) and Pete Du Pont (7%)
1980: George H.W. Bush (32%), Ronald Reagan* (30%), Howard Baker (15%), John Connally (9%), Phil Crane (7%), John B. Anderson (4%) and Bob Dole (2%)
1976: Gerald Ford* defeats Ronald Reagan (numbers not available)

*Went on to win nomination

Speaking as a non US citizen, I have heard of the two of the Democrats, but only one of the Republicans, and that has to be a little worrying, as it indicates a strong domestic policy bias in a world in which US foreign policy is vitally important.

With the US at war on several fronts (Iraq & Afghanistan etc); with the Iranian question not solved; when Pakistan is on the brink of a civil war; when Kenya is teetering on the edge; when the Middle East is unresolved and still creeping towards another bout of violence, it would be good to know the candidates views on these subjects.

I will be following the campaign with occasional updates, especially if it produces some surprises.

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