In her greetings to Muslims in the UK and around the world on the feast of Eid al-Adha, British Prime Minister Theresa May said: “I am proud of the contributions British Muslims make to this country.” Like Barack Obama in the past when he has touted the many contributions Muslims have made to the U.S., she did not offer specifics.
May did get a bit more specific than Obama has, as she said this:
…And as you share in that spirit of togetherness, I think proudly of the many ways people in this country connect with each other and enrich our nation’s life.
I see this in politics where British Muslims are making a real difference, in enterprise and the running of multi-million pound businesses, and in the courage and dedication of those who safeguard our streets and serve in our armed forces.
I see this in the charity and compassion of our Muslim communities, whose members give so generously to those less fortunate.
And I also see this in the way people are brought together with those around the world through the strong bonds of shared history, family relationships, and concern for those suffering and in pain. I think particularly of the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq. Our more than £2 billion contribution, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis, is helping people caught up in that appalling conflict and I am pleased that we will be continuing to provide support to those in need….
So apparently Muslims have made a contribution to Britain in politics, economics, the military and in charitable giving. In politics, there was Lutfur Rahman, the corrupt mayor of Tower Hamlets, and now Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, who has removed ads of women in bikinis from London transportation, and started hunting for “hate speech” on the Internet — both measures, coincidentally I’m sure, in accord with Sharia. In economics, there is a great deal of Sharia finance activity in London, which David Cameron said he wanted to become a world capital of Sharia finance; that, indeed, may be why May and Cameron and the rest are so sanguine about the massive and rapidly growing Muslim population in Britain. In the military, yes, Muslims have given the UK military something to do, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and perhaps before too long at home, after a few jihad attacks destabilize the nation. And in charitable giving, yes, zakat is required of Muslims, but it may go only to other Muslims, which seems to be fine with May.
Other than that, Muslims in the UK have made massive contributions to the development of airport security, and have occasioned the expenditure of billions to protect British citizens. So they have certainly been a boost to the security economy and the growth of government. To a professional politician such as May, the growth of government may be the Muslims’ most prized contribution: they have made sure that she and her cronies have entrenched and secure positions for generations to come.
Unless, that is, the British people who are still free finally get fed up with the slow suicide that people such as May are inflicting upon their country, and rebuke them soundly at the ballot box.
For her part, May doubtless believes that this video will make supposedly disenfranchised Muslims feel welcome in Britain, which will, again supposedly, keep them out of jihad terror groups. These assumptions are, at best, unproven.