“Muslim courts will always remain ‘subservient’ to English law, Jack Straw declared last night.” — from this news article
Jack Straw can say this will “never” happen and sit back on his woolsack — yes, so can he, and so could any man who happened to be Lord Chancellor, but will this “never” really “never” happen? If the number of adherents of Islam in the United Kingdom steadily increases, as has happened all over the lands of Western Europe, then of course, inexorably, the Shari’a will be applied, and a weakened and diminished non-Muslim population will be unable to put up resistance.
This should not be hard to grasp. Demography turns out to be, in this respect as in so many others, destiny. It is up to the intelligent Infidels to grasp this in time, instead of remaining complacent and even taking heart from such a remark as that made by Jack Straw. They can quietly come to the conclusion that they have no obligation to turn their country into something it was not meant to be, because in a fit of colossal absentmindedness or criminal negligence (choose one or both), they allowed into their lands those who carried undeclared in their mental baggage not only an alien, but a permanently hostile creed, and one whose effects can be seen in any of the lands where Islam dominates and Muslims rule.
Westerners, including the citizens of the United Kingdom, have both a right and a duty to defend the civilizational legacy that they inherited, one that could not have for one minute been created under Islam. This is what they inherited. This is what, however ungrateful they may at present appear to be, they have to learn about, and comprehend the circumstances of its creation over time, and why it is worth preserving. Even if they cannot add their mite, and few can, they can at least prevent others from gnawing away at it, causing it to crumble, or even, as with the Bamiyan Buddhas, blowing it all up.
For a sampling of what historians think of Jack Straw, consult an article entitled “Your view of history is bunk, academics tell Jack Straw” by Michael Paterson. Straw is quoted as saying that “a lot of the problems that we are having to deal with now – I have to deal with now – are a consequence of our colonial past.”
Straw on the Subcontinent: “India-Pakistan – we made some quite serious mistakes. We were complacent with what happened in Kashmir, the boundaries weren’t published until two days after independence. The consequences are still there.”
Straw on Afghanistan: “We played less than a glorious role over a century and a half.”
Straw on the Arab-Israeli conflict: Britain’s role was “not entirely an honourable one”.
Note Straw’s remark that Britain’s role in the Israeli-Arab conflict was “not entirely an honourable one.” Jack Straw is not here referring, you can be sure, to the British administration of Mandatory Palestine, which was entirely intent on betraying the solemn commitments that Great Britain had made to the League of Nations in order to become the Mandatory power, and was in fact bent on not fulfilling the League of Nations’ promise to create the Jewish National Home. The only exceptions in Mandatory Palestine itself (there was Wyndham Deedes in London) were Orde Wingate (expelled from Palestine because he actually believed in helping the Jews learn how to defend themselves from Arab attack), and earlier, Col. Richard Meinertzhagen (see the “Diary” of Meinertzhagen).
No, what the ill-informed Jack Straw is referring to is the nonsensical and baseless Arab insistence that certain promises were made to them that the British betrayed. This is completely false. The Hussein-Macmahon correspondence, which was thoroughly studied by Elie Kedourie, shows exactly what “promise” was made by the British — none. The “promise” made by MacMahon 1) could not bind the British government, and the Arabs understood this perfectly; and what is more important, 2) explicitly excluded the territory of what became Mandatory Palestine from its purview — as MacMahon kept insisting and finally, fed up with Arab misstatements, set out clearly in a letter to the London Times in late July 1937. This can all be found in Elie Kedourie’s article on the MacMahon-Hussein correspondence (see the collection of articles “Islam in the Modern World”).
Straw is a former National Union of Students leader. He does not know the history of Great Britain. He only knows the standard caricature history of the Empire, and of figures such as Palmerston. Somehow the Foreign Office has kept him from reading Kedourie and J. B. Kelly both. If he did, he would save himself from a great deal of error.
And if he studied Islam, what is actually in the texts, and what every great Western historian of Islam, and of Jihad, has written about it (he can find representative examples in the anthology “The Legacy of Jihad”), and what Muslim jurisconsults themselves have written (ditto), he might change his tune. But he won’t, because he will not study, will not learn. Don’t confuse the Jack Straws of this world with history.
Idiots rule. Straw is a fool. Historians know it. Visitors to Jihad Watch know it. When will enough people in England know it?