This is not the end. Britain and the West in general are going to have to make many more adjustments in view of the advancing jihad. It would be much more efficient to acknowledge the motivating ideology of the jihad terrorists and work to limit its spread, as well as to discredit it, while restricting the influx of Muslim immigrants, among whom will inevitably be an unknowable number of jihad terrorists. But Theresa May would never do any of those things: such actions would be “Islamophobic.” And so the tree has to go. What else of British life will have to go before all this is over, one way or the other?
“Birmingham tree to be cut down and replaced with concrete barriers to protect city from Berlin-style attack,” Telegraph, January 11, 2017 (thanks to David):
One of the oldest trees in Birmingham is to be cut down so council bosses can replace it with concrete barriers to protect the city from a Berlin-style terror attack.
The tree, in Centenary Square and thought to be 140 years old, faces the chop so concrete benches can be built in a bid to beef up security in the city centre.
The decision is part of a £10 million revamp of the square, which will see heavy stone benches with deep foundations installed to deter terrorists from ploughing trucks into crowds.
The London Plane tree, which has been there since the 1930s, is one of 25 tress [sic] to be removed in the coming weeks.
Originally it had been thought the tree was being cut down to allow for a Metro tram extension, but Birmingham City Council deputy leader, Ian Ward, has since confirmed it is to prevent terrorism.
Councillor Ward said: “These benches will be barriers and require deep foundations which mean the tree’s roots will be cut.
“We wanted to move the benches forward, but the square is used for big events like the Remembrance Parade and ice rink so we needed the space.”
Campaigners, including members of the Birmingham Trees for Life group, had called for the tree to be preserved and said that both the Metro and Centenary Square revamp could be planned around it.
More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition to save it.
Although 25 trees are being cut down, the councillor insisted 59 replacement trees will be planted.
He added: “It will be more than enough to compensate.”…