By Amil Imani:
I have no special personal animus against British politicians in general and toward Tony Blair in particular. I must assure you that it is neither the case of Iranians’ traditional and largely justified antipathy toward Britain’s imperialistic adventurism that visited great harm on the land of my birth. In fact, I applaud any politician or public figure of any nation who rises to the level of statesmanship and truly dedicates himself to serve the people.
Just to put in writing my impartiality, I wish to name two outstanding British statesmen. Winston Churchill worked with great courage and championed the war that defeated Nazi Germany. Also, I honor the memory of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, for her exemplary stewardship of Britain that rescued that nation from the throes of economic and social collapse.
Now, I wish, ever so briefly to juxtapose the views and stance of Winston Churchill with that of Tony Blaire in regard to Islam. Churchill fought in places such as Tunisia and had much first-hand contacts with Islam and Muslims, before eventually assuming the post of Britain’s Prime Minister. His views on Islam were based on facts and observations. He was not hired by any special interests, other than that of his passion for his own nation.
Here is what Churchill had to say about Islam:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
I have already shared with you Blair’s stance on Islam. My question is: Mr. Blair, was Churchill wrong and are you right about Islam? Or is it that Islam has changed significantly from the time of Mr. Churchill? I may agree with that, except that my view, based on facts, is that it has changed for the worse. Not that Islam was anything remotely worthy of praise in the first place.
Now, if you still contend that Islam has changed for the better, would you take a little time from your lucrative business dealings with your Islamic employers and illuminate us with facts, not with your rhetorical pabulum and obfuscation.
You are, Tony, a consistent and faithful employer in your words and actions. It was your government that flung Britain’s door wide open to the deluge of the Islamic plague. You did that in part to further the myopic and misguided policy of promoting multiculturalism and making it a shining city on the hill, borrowing a metaphor from President Ronald Reagan’s favorites.
Mr. Blair, your administration’s policy extended a comprehensive welcoming package to hundreds of thousands of Muslim arrivals who were for most part unskilled or semi-skilled with little to contribute to the common weal of the United Kingdom. The British people went along with your scheme footing the immense bills that they had to honor.
What did Britons get in return from your misguided policy? They got terrorism, hatred of Britain and the British way of life, and the growth of a huge homegrown Islamic boil that is bound to burst with dire consequences for Britain and Britons. It is no wonder that many British citizens have left, many more wish they could leave the country you and your colleagues have handed to millions of Islamists.
Mr. Blair, please stop telling us that only a strain of Islam, but not Islam, is the problem. This is an outright dissimulation. Islam is and has been the problem from the day of its birth over 1400 years ago.
Tony, do you experience any pangs of conscience when you see that you are complicit in the ongoing crimes of Islam? No conscience, no pangs of conscience?
Tony, if speaking the truth damages your subservience and hurts your pocketbook, at least, have a sense of shame and shut up. Ditto for all the Tonys of the world.
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