EXCLUSIVE: UK Leftist Concedes, Left Was Wrong on Immigration

A UK based leftist concedes the Left was wrong on Immigration

A UK based leftist concedes the Left was wrong on Immigration. Quoted from the Daily Mail author David Goodhart says that he is "now convinced that public opinion is right and Britain has had too much immigration too quickly". Hopefully he isn't ostracised for speaking his mind. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297776/SATURDAY-ESSAY-Why-Left-epic-mistake-immigration.html#ixzz2OWjGlPJy 

TWH, AME

What Do You See?

Via www.whatdoyousee.org.au

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About the Campaign

The "What do you see?" campaign is a non-profit initiative that serves to paint a clear and unequivocal image of Islam. This involves clarifying our beliefs and addressing many of the incorrect stereotypes that exist today. Our project involved a creative marketing-style campaign that saw 500 000 flyers distributed Sydney-wide as well as the launch of this website which is a subsidiary to the flyer drop-off – aimed at highlighting many of the beliefs of Muslims.

The campaign is focused on answering all legitimate questions about Islam, in a factual manner, rather than relying on the view portrayed by the media. As such we encourage you to contact us via the links provided ('Want to know more', or 'Contact us') and ask about Islam. We have Australian experts standing by to assist you in obtaining knowledge of the truth of Islam as, and when, you require.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

I’ve got two legitimate questions – Who is behind the campaign? Who is funding the campaign?

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Andy Semple

So what do you see flyer 
(ALS)

WTF? Are they serious? The Islamic Demolition of the Statue of Liberty

Via http://shariah4america.com/NewYork/The-Islamic-Demolition-of-the-Statue-of-Liberty

One of the founding principles of the Islamic constitution is to ensure that all sovereignty and supremacy belongs solely to God; the Shari’ah is a practical manifestation of this sovereignty and supremacy because it seeks to establish His command in society.

The status of a nation subsequently does not depend on its number, strength or technological advancement, but rather how much it submits to the commands of God. When a nation seeks to be free from such commands, then ultimately it will meet its destruction.

The Statue of Liberty, designed by Frederic Bartholdi, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor; representing Libertas, the Roman (false) goddess of Freedom, it is symbolic of the rebellious nature of the US constitution that elevates the command of man over the command of God.

In Islam, the public veneration of idols and statues is strictly prohibited. This has forced sincere Muslims to develop realistic plans that will aid in the removal of the Statue of Liberty.

Due to the scale of the task at hand, it is highly likely that rigorous safety checks will need to be employed before the demolition of the Statue of Liberty can commence; thus as a temporary measure, it is proposed that a large burkha is used to cover the statue, thereby shielding this horrendous eye sore from public view as well as sending a strong message to its French creators.

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Post demolition, it is recommended that a minaret be built as a fitting replacement, allowing the glorification of God to be proclaimed daily as well as act as a powerful reminder of the superiority of Islam over all other ways of life.

It begs the question: Is this “Shariah4America” movement for real?

“Burqa” is spelled wrong.  The site suggests convicted paedophiles be impaled on the tip of the Washington Monument.

Could the “Shariah4America” site merely be a spoof of Choudary’s Islam4UK group, using Thursday’s march to satirically dupe people?

On the other hand, Choudary links to the Shariah4America site from his own website, AnjemChoudary.com, in a post about Thursday’s demonstration.  

What do you think: Is this crazy or comedy?

(ALS)

Burqa defenders’ paradox of injustice

Ruby Hamad is a Muslim freelance writer from Sydney and this extract is from an article she published in the Sydney Morning Herald today:

Many Muslim girls growing up in Australia are finding themselves caught in an impossible conundrum. Do they adopt a liberal outlook on life and ruin the reputations of their family, thus risking almost certain ostracism from their entire family circle? Or do they go along with these traditions that have existed seemingly for eternity, denying their own autonomy in the process?

By framing the issue of the burqa as nothing more than a ''woman's choice'' and denying the history of the burqa as a patriarchal tool, we are running the risk of alienating those Muslim women who seek to break free of the constraints of their culture, as well as abandoning those women who are physically forced to wear it.

Likewise, by decrying all criticism of the burqa as bigoted, we are actually consolidating its previously tenuous position within mainstream Islam in Australia, and thus hindering the religion's progression in this country.

When even the so-called permissive West is staunchly defending an article of clothing whose primary function is to deny the sexual autonomy of a human being based on nothing other than her gender, what recourse does a lone Muslim woman have to stand against it?

If you get a chance it is well worth reading the full article and hearing from a Muslim woman who neither advocates for a ban nor supports the wearing of the burqa.

Banning the Burqua

As our regular readers would be well aware,  Menzies House has has been closely following the Burqua Banning debate taking place within Australia . 

Indeed, we published Senator Cory Bernardi's post arguing in favour of such a ban that launched the entire debate within Australia, as well as his follow up saying it is necessary to 'defend our culture and freedom'. In the same way, we posted a respose by  Dan Nolan arguing against Sen. Bernardi, and indeed, May's Article Of The Month was 'Jake Zanoni's' critique You gotta fight, for your right, to BURRRRKA!'

To continue this debate, (and despite by personally opposing a Burqua Ban instead thinking most problems would be solved by repealing anti-discrimination laws) I came across the following article I thought I would share with our readers. It was written by Clere Berlinksi, and is on why she changed her mind about the Burqua after living in Turkey for five years. She concludes "Banning the burqa is without doubt a terrible assault on the ideal of religious liberty. It is the sign of a desperate society. No one wishes for things to have come so far that it is necessary. But they have, and it is."

Whether you agree with her conclusions or not, it certainly is a well thought out article that I would highly recommend you all read. 

UPDATE: Link fixed.

(Tim Andrews is Editor and Co-Founder of Menzies House. His personal blog is The Musings of an Australian Classical Liberal in Washington DC)