Jihad Watch’s Hugh Fitzgerald comments on the Al-Massari case and other elements of contemporary Western dhimmitude:
Those who despise the manmade law of Infidels are nonetheless prepared to use every scrap of those laws, every bit of the individual rights guaranteed by Infidels, to remain in Infidel lands — so as to work in every way possible to undermine and overturn those laws, and the society that gave birth to those laws, and the social and political understandings that formed, and have in turn been continuously formed by that very society. In the same way, Muslims in the West will take full advantage of all the pieties about “pluralism” but work toward extinguishing such pluralism, as they have over 1350 years everywhere that Muslims rule and dominate.
One has only to look at Turkey, where 50% of the population was non-Muslim in Constantinople in 1914, and is now about 1%. Similar, though not quite as dramatic, changes have come about — mostly through mass murder of non-Muslims, accompanied or followed by persecution — in the country as a whole. In Alexandria, where the Italian poet Ungaretti and the Greek poet Seferis were born, nothing remains — just as nothing remains in Cairo of the Jewish, Greek, Armenian, Italian, and other non-Muslim populations whose families had lived in Egypt for generations (and sometimes for far longer). Their goods were simply seized by the Egyptian government under Nasser, leaving many penniless. This treatment forced them to leave.
In Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) in 1947 15% of the population was Hindu; now it is 1.6%. In Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) the non-Muslim population has been reduced in the same period from 35% to 8%. This has happened everywhere that Muslims have ruled over non-Muslims.
But everywhere in the Infidel lands into which Muslims have been heedlessly allowed to penetrate and to settle, they have taken advantage of everything — the laws, the entitlement programs — and exploited them to the fullest, while never once dropping their loyalty to Islam or their lack of feeling for Infidels or the Infidel nation-state from which they receive benefits. They offer nothing in return save “We are here. This is our country. We are not leaving.” Or, as a Muslim in Dearborn, Michigan said recently on the occasion of the dedication of the grand new mosque there: “We want people to know we’re here, and they should get used to it.” That is not exactly an expression of loyalty, but rather something else, something to the effect that: “You can’t get rid of us, no matter what. We will use every single one of your so-called rights against you. We are here. This land, like others, belongs to Allah. It is only a matter of time.”
How much will just the single case against this one primitive subversive and enemy, al-Massari, cost the British taxpayers? Will it be half-a-million pounds in legal folderol? Will it be a million pounds? And how many such cases need to be brought? And how much is the monitoring of mosques going to cost? The monitoring of Islamic schools? Of Islamic meeting-places? How much money, and how much effort, and how much tolerance, must Infidels show for this unique group — unique because neither the Buddhists from Vietnam, nor the Chinese, nor the Hindu immigrants, nor those from the Caribbean or Latin America, refuse to integrate as a matter of ideology, or inculcate hatred for the indigenous people and their culture, their laws, their history, their attitudes. No, this is not an “immigrant” problem. It is a Muslim problem.
This is not a “British” problem with Muslim immigrants, because Muslim immigrants everywhere in Europe — in France and Spain, in Belgium and Italy, in Sweden and Denmark and Germany — show remarkable similarities in their inability, their refusal, to “integrate.” How can they, after all, given what Islam teaches them to think about non-Muslims? How? This is a problem that cannot be wished away, contrary to the fond assumptions of those who put their hopes on classes in language and civics, and who think that good jobs will make a difference. All of that will only help Muslims more fully root themselves and more capably conduct Da’wa among the marginal and vulnerable Infidels, and more efficiently spread propaganda among the other Infidels to keep them from taking the obvious defensive measures that, were they properly informed about Islam, its theory and history, they would take.
So tell us again — how much is this al-Massari, who has lived undisturbed for 11 years in the United Kingdom — going to cost in trying to evict him from his squatting, and claiming squatters’ rights, Muslim rights, to the lands, the countries, of those unworthy Infidels. How much?