Saturday, July 9

I want to emigrate (Part One)

I was listening to Jeremy Vine while driving from work on Friday. The discussion was on the bombings in London and I was truly astonished at some of the comments from the people phoning in.

To set the scene, I’ll give you my view of the bombings

First off, I believe that they are the work of Muslims. A little thought on the various terror groups that would or have in the past targeted Britain will reveal a pattern of attacks that can be associated with a particular group. For instance, the IRA (with the exception of a few very early attacks that alienated people such as the Birmingham pub bombings) targets economic targets – their methodology is to cause the British Government to reckon the monetary cost isn’t worth hanging on to Northern Ireland.

The attacks in London were identical with the ones Spain. The explosives used were not improvised (i.e. they were a commercial or Military type which is not readily available in Britain rather than the ammonium chlorate and sugar types – the so-called fertiliser bombs). The Muslims are claiming responsibility and Al Jazeera confirms this. Al Jazeera is the Arabic news service – which ironically is staffed by the Journalists trained by the BBC for overseas service and were made redundant by the BBC. What did they do? They started off their own Broadcasting service. So you can’t criticise them without pointing a finger at the BBC for their standard of reporting too...

If comparison is made with the style and methods used by the terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan (remember Afghanistan? It’s still very much a "live" shooting war overshadowed by Iraq), except for the fact that there isn’t the public transport infrastructure in these countries, the methods are indistinguishable. Attacks on the "soft" civilian population (as opposed to defended and more secure Military or government targets), no warnings, multiple simultaneous attacks and timed to cause the maximum publicity. They use car bombs because a single person could not carry enough explosive to cause the damage required in the open air. Inside a tunnel where the force of the explosive is contained, 10 pounds of explosive is more than adequate.

However, the callers on the Jeremy Vine phone in were vehement in their condemnation of any suggestion that the attacks were carried out by Muslims. To even suggest such a thing and to suggest that the Police should concentrate their efforts in tracking down the culprits from the Muslim population was to bring rabid, insulting and self righteous attacks on the person making the remark. After all, the attack COULD have been masterminded by blond, blue eyed and Anglo-Saxon British people. To say otherwise is to attack the Human Rights of Muslims and should be roundly vilified.

One woman was fiercely defending this point of view and suggested that the Police should even handedly suspect everyone ...

Let me come at this from another point of view. When Thomas Hamilton went on a rampage in Dunblane and killed 13 children there was understandable shock and condemnation. How could this have happened? Firearms owners were vilified and portrayed as Satan Incarnate. An examination of the facts (which seems to be beyond the capabilities of the Public, Journalists or Politicians) reveals a different story.

Thomas Hamilton had a list of complaints against him as long as your arm. These ranged from parents objecting to the way he was running his "boys clubs" to threatening a woman PC on his own doorstep with a handgun.

He was thrown out of every gun club he joined and was blacklisted from all of the others in the area. The shooting community is a close knit one and most shooters know everyone in their own clubs and in the area. EVERY club secretary wrote to the Police and said in essence "What on earth are you doing granting this madman a firearms certificate?" The Police Officer who visited him prior to the renewal of his firearms certificate recommended that it be revoked. It was renewed on the decision of a higher officer. The reason? He was a known paedophile and a Police informant. The Police KNEW of his activities, they knew he was involved in a paedophile ring but he was supplying such high quality information that to "keep him sweet" the certificate was renewed.

Mr. Frank Cook, the MP of Stockton North said this at a rally in Trafalgar Square. I'm not sure if his Parliamentart privelege extends to Public rallies but if he was wrong, I daresay he would be sued by whoever. It was something the Journalists conveniently ignored in their vilification of a section of the community which was law abiding and extremely conscious of the threat from the Police And State to their freedoms, property and liberty should they put a foot wrong.

Hamilton had taken pains to learn the layout of the school and carefully questioned pupils about timings of assembly etc. So it is fair to say that he carefully planned this, for a long period before it happened.

But who could have predicted that Thomas Hamilton would go so far off the rails, eh? Who indeed! Only the Police, the shooting community, everyone who complained about him and so forth.

The result was that 68,000 law abiding and honest people had their property (i.e. handguns) confiscated by the state and their rights revoked by a stroke of the pen. Mr. Jack Straw (a man of straw indeed) stated at the time that he was convinced it would be a major contribution to public safety. It is ironic that since then, the rate of firearms offences has climbed remorselessly. Ask Letitia Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis’ parents about the good that removing handguns in 1997 from people who had gone through the process of being granted a firearms certificate and subject to the closest of scrutiny by the Police has done. But, as usual, I digress.

Now, the actions of one man who, under the legislation existing at the time, should have been disbarred from being granted a firearms certificate, despite massive failure and collusion by the Police in the crime resulted in the sweeping aside of the civil and human rights of 68,000 law abiding people.

So in numerical terms, if the actions of 0.0014705% of a population are to be a reason to set aside ancient and traditional rights and liberties, then surely any larger percentage of a population acting unlawfully should be a similar reason for THEIR rights being swept aside.

There are 1.5 million Moslems in Britain out of a population of about 57 million. Of the 1.5 million, Abu Hamsa recruited at least 200 young British Moslems to fight in Afghanistan. This figure comes from the documents seized by the police when they raided the Mosque Abu Hamsa preached at. This figure of 200 are the ones the British Government will admit to (and this is from ONE Mosque – I cannot estimate how many others from elsewhere in Britain went to fight in Afghanistan or elsewhere such as Iraq).

A quick punch of the calculator keys shows that, on the basis of 200 Moslem men, a minimum of 0.013333% of Moslems in this country are fully prepared to place their faith above the laws and traditions and practices of "their" country. Remember, this is the number recruited by Abu Hamsa alone. Multiply it by whatever factor you deem appropriate to account for other hard line Mosques and Imam recruiters. Contrast this with the way so-called "Mercenaries" are treated – it is illegal and punishable by imprisonment to fight for a foreign power if you are British (unless the British Government sanctions this, of course).

But should we question their rights and privilege to remain in this country? NO!!! That’s racism.
So the Police should not discriminate against this section of the community – in fact they should search and suspect everyone. So if there are 1.5 million Muslims in the country out of a population of 57 Million, then just to be scrupulously fair to these people, for every 38 Police officers assigned to the case, only ONE of these should concentrate on Moslems. The other 37 should spend their time checking, searching and investigating the rest of the population. THAT is fair and does not show discrimination. It might violate their human rights to do otherwise. To Hell with MY rights. They are expendable if they can be sacrificed on the altar of Political Correctness.

Madness? Of course. But political correctness and fairness even in the face of overwhelming evidence reigns paramount. By massively misusing the Police resources in this way, the probability of catching, let alone punishing them is much reduced. But this is somehow fairer than allocating resources to the most likely suspects.

If the Moslems had delayed this attack by six months, the Religious hatred law would have been passed by Parliament which would have effectively made any comment or criticism of their actions illegal. The Moslem Council of Britain roundly condemns any mention of calling Moslem terrorism what it is – it somehow isn’t allowed and is classed as Islamophobia.

This Country has lost the guts to face up to the truth – it isn’t the Country I was born into and is rapidly becoming a place where if you are law abiding, British and white you are a second class citizen.

I want out ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Saturday. What are your feelings now after the revelations from the police investigations I wonder?

7:22 p.m.  

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