These are not ranked in any particular order, and there are many other culprits besides these. But when Britain completes its descent into madness, these people can stand up and take a bow. My latest at PJ Media:
With 600 Muslims from the United Kingdom now making up over twenty-five percent of the foreign jihadists fighting for the Islamic State, and many vowing to return and wage jihad at home, it is not reckless to predict that Britain’s future is dark. For those 600 are just the tip of the iceberg of an untold number of jihad supporters and sympathizers in the country now. Indeed, there are twice as many British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State as there are in the British armed forces. And with unrestricted immigration policies, more are arriving all the time.
So it must be asked: who lost Britain?
1-3. Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and David Cameron.
In December 2010 there were an estimated 2,869,000 Muslims in Britain – up from 1,647,000 in 2001. That’s an increase of 74 percent. This is the direct result of the immigration policies implemented and pursued by three successive British prime ministers, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.
Those immigration policies were fueled in part by the naïve and roseate view of Islam that Blair energetically proffered, saying in 2007 that “to me, the most remarkable thing about the Koran is how progressive it is,” and in 2008: “I regularly read the Koran, practically every day,” and the Islamic prophet Muhammad had been “an enormously civilizing force.” The immigrants were considered to be bringing that “enormously civilizing force” to Britain, and consequently no attempt was made to determine whether any of them held jihadist sentiments or believed that Islamic law should supplant British law.
Only now that a significant number of those immigrants and their children are waging jihad for the Islamic State is Cameron is swinging into action. (It is, of course, far too late: in December 2010, when a poll revealed that 40% of Muslims in Britain wanted Sharia and 33% supported killing for Islam, the government did nothing.) Last week he proposed, according to the BBC, that legislation be “drawn up to give the police statutory powers to confiscate the passports of suspect terrorists at UK borders.” But apparently aware that there was hardly any chance that British jihadis would not be allowed back into the country, at the same time he proposed that returning jihad terrorists be “required to undergo de-radicalisation programmes.” Such programs have failed spectacularly to turn jihadis away from jihad in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, but maybe the British have a magic key that will make them succeed.
4-5. Theresa May and the UK Home Office.
But they probably don’t. After all, in recent years the British government has not shown itself to be particularly discerning when it comes to jihadists and Islamic supremacists. British government officials worked with Islamic supremacists that they deluded themselves into thinking were “moderates,” allowing them to gain immense influence over the government and media. The British government funded Tell MAMA, a group of liars who exaggerated claims of Muslim victimhood, allowing them to propagate throughout the country the false charge that Muslims were under siege in Britain from a veritable army of violent “Islamophobic” louts.
In legitimizing the unsavory group Tell MAMA, the British government gave its validation to the Leftist/Islamic-supremacist narrative that opposing jihad terror amounted to “racism” and “bigotry.” It completely internalized that narrative, ignoring for years an Islamic supremacist takeover of public schools and the victimization of thousands of British girls by Muslim rape gangs, so as to avoid accusations of “racism.”
The UK Home Office, particularly under the dubious leadership of Home Secretary Theresa May, grew so myopic regarding jihad terrorism that in 2013 – after a smear campaign spearheaded by far-Left and Islamic supremacist groups, including Tell MAMA — it banned Pamela Geller and me from the country for daring to suggest that Islam has a doctrine of violence against unbelievers, as well as because of our support for Israel.
Just days before we were banned, May’s Home Office admitted Saudi Sheikh Mohammed al-Arefe. Al-Arefe has said: “Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight.” More recently, the Home Office admitted Libya’s grand mufti, Sheikh Sadiq Al-Ghariani, who, according to the Telegraph, has been accused of “using the UK as a base from which to help orchestrate the takeover of his home country by extremist militias with ideological links to the brutal Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq.”
6-8: The British Left: Nick Lowles and Matthew Collins of Hope Not Hate, and Fiyaz Mughal of Tell MAMA and Faith Matters.
To have opposed the entry of al-Arefe (who has finally been banned, after I repeatedly excoriated the Home Office for its pro-jihad leanings) and al-Ghariani would have been “racist” – and there is nothing worse that anyone can be in Britain today. It was revealed last week that 1,400 British non-Muslim children were gang-raped and brutalized by Muslims in one city alone, and “several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”
The Muslim rape gangs went unreported, unprosecuted, and in general unstopped because of far-Left organizations like Hope not Hate, Faith Matters, and Tell MAMA, which waged relentless war against anyone and everyone who spoke out about these issues. They demonized as “Islamophobic,” “hateful” and “bigoted” anyone who said that there were Muslim rape gangs at all, and that they had to be stopped. (Incidentally, when these groups led the campaign to ban Pamela Geller and me from entering Britain, one of the events we had discussed going to was a rally against the rape gangs. And despite smearing us as hatemongering equivalents of British jihadist Anjem Choudary, Hope not Hate’s Nick Lowles, when challenged on the BBC, could not come up with a single “hateful” statement I have ever made in 13 books, hundreds of articles, and over 40,000 blog posts.)
Meanwhile, search for “grooming” (these gangs are usually called “grooming gangs” in the British media) at Hope not Hate’s site, and you will see that a significant percentage of the articles mentioning this practice are attacking those who are calling attention to it and protesting against it.
Who, then, is responsible for the Islam-based mass gang-rape of British girls? The British Left — in particular the “anti-hate” crusaders Lowles and Matthew Collins of Hope not Hate, Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters and Tell MAMA, and their friends, supporters, and allies.
The lives of 1,400 girls are ruined today because of these men. If Britain were even close to being a sane society today, these people would be being subjected to scorching criticism, and there would be a thorough public reevaluation of how much the Left’s alliance with Islamic supremacism and smear campaign against foes of jihad terror has harmed the nation and its people.
But Britain is not a sane society today, and these sinister individuals — Lowles, Collins, Mughal, and the rest of them — will continue to wield their considerable power and influence there.
Read the rest of this rogue’s gallery here.