David Hicks once wrote: “Pakistan, Kashmir and Afghanistan (will) join together in a true Islamic state. The Islamic state is nearly completed….As a Muslim, I believe in destiny. I will always fight for the truth, Islam.” He has fought for British citizenship because he believes it will win him release from Guantanamo — not because he has any allegiance to the British crown, or respect for British history and culture. His attachment to Islam and declared enthusiasm for the Islamic state makes it overwhelmingly likely that he has no affection for Britain at all, and no intention of ever being loyal to Her Majesty’s government. If he is freed and actually goes to Britain, he will most likely only work for jihad and the overthrow of the British state, and its replacement by a Sharia state.
Are British officials somehow barred from considering these facts? Do they even have any idea of what constitutes citizenship? In past ages it was taken for granted that citizenship was not merely a matter of location or parentage, but of one’s loyalties and sensibilities. That’s why citizenship was granted only after the passage of sometimes rather stringent civics exams — at least in the U.S. But now the British are being compelled — by their own courts — to accept as one of their own a mujahid whose life is dedicated to destroying the system he is currently exploiting for his own advantage?
On what grounds? What possible advantage for Britain and its people is there in granting David Hicks citizenship?
Note, finally, that David Hicks is a white, blond-haired Australian. This yet again gives the lie to the knee-jerk “Islamophobia”-hunters who constantly characterize any resistance to the global jihad as “racism.” If that charge were true, anti-jihadists would welcome Hicks into England, while opposing, say, Pakistani immigrants who share Hicks’ faith. But that would be absurd. Britain has no more business welcoming Hicks than it does welcoming any other person, of whatever race, who holds to Hicks’ totalitarian supremacist ideology that would overturn British society and destroy British culture.
But few in Britain seem to care.
“Hicks wins citizenship fight,” from the Sydney Morning Herald, with thanks to David:
THE British Government has reached a legal dead end in its attempts to deny Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks his claim for British citizenship.
Lawyers were advised in London early yesterday that the British Court of Appeal had refused to allow any further appeals from the British Home Office in the long-running case.
The news means the Home Office, which has twice lost to the Hicks legal team, must resume the process of making Hicks a citizen.