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May 22, 2007

Christopher Hitchens: How did a nation move from cricket and fish-and-chips to burkas and shoe-bombers in a single generation?

Topics: Dhimmitude

Whatever you read today, don't miss Christopher Hitchens' Londonistan Calling:

It's impossible to exaggerate how far and how fast this situation has deteriorated. Even at the time of the Satanic Verses affair, as long ago as 1989, Muslim demonstrations may have demanded Rushdie's death, but they did so, if you like, peacefully. And they confined their lurid rhetorical attacks to Muslims who had become apostate. But at least since the time of the Danish-cartoon furor, threats have been made against non-Muslims as well as ex-Muslims (see photograph), the killing of Shiite Muslim heretics has been applauded and justified, and the general resort to indiscriminate violence has been rationalized in the name of god. Traditional Islamic law says that Muslims who live in non-Muslim societies must obey the law of the majority. But this does not restrain those who now believe that they can proselytize Islam by force, and need not obey kuffar law in the meantime. I find myself haunted by a challenge that was offered on the BBC by a Muslim activist named Anjem Choudary: a man who has praised the 9/11 murders as "magnificent" and proclaimed that "Britain belongs to Allah." When asked if he might prefer to move to a country which practices Shari'a, he replied: "Who says you own Britain anyway?" A question that will have to be answered one way or another.
And then catch Wizbang's update on their post.

Is America close behind the UK on "morphing into Islamic states"? As Wizbang offers: "Ask yourself this: why is America the only country that takes fighting Islamofascism so seriously? Because America is a 95% Christian nation, and American Christians are not about to be threatened into rejecting their Christian faith at the threat of violence. This is why Britain, and Europe as a whole, are slowly morphing into Islamic states. Christianity in Europe is dead, allowing Islam to flourish without any push back whatsoever."

Posted by Richard at May 22, 2007 12:58 PM

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