From The Times:
What do British Muslims really think?
Should homosexuality be illegal? Should wives always obey their husbands? And can a man have more than one wife? The most comprehensive survey of British Muslims ever conducted reveals controversial attitudes. Trevor Phillips argues that the time has come for a more muscular approach to integration
Well, I wonder what they’ve found out? Anything earth-shatteringly surprising? You betcha!
Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else… Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is.
Well! That’s a turn up for the books ain’t it!? Who’d have thought that a group of people entirely different racially, culturally, religiously, behaviourally, and historically from the native British population would – shock! Horror! – turn out to be not identical to the native British population!?
I mean, it would take some kind of unfathomable genius to predict that sort of thing.
I wonder what they mean by ‘a more muscular approach to intergration?’ I can’t help but notice that there’s no mention of the notion of abandoning intergration, diversity and other such ‘multicultural’ stuff. No, what’s needed is a ‘more muscular approach’…. So, I’m guessing, add more Muslims?
Anyway, this is all about the guy who worked on the Runnymede Report, a report on ‘the future of multi-ethnic Britain’ from 2000, realising that a bunch of the stuff he reported is obviously nonsense. Took him a while.
Have a look at the report… have you ever seen such a heap of lefty word-vomit in all your life? Read this nonsense:
‘What’s wrong with you, miss? Why are you always smiling?’ the students at my black-majority school ask me. ‘I smile because I see you,’ is my habitual reply. But what I want to say is something like this:
‘I smile to salute you, to salute all the learners here, who continue to hold tight to their dignity and self-belief in the endless and ugly face of racism, rejection and poverty. I smile to salute our teachers who work more hours than there are, before and after school, in holidays and at weekends, to struggle beside our students to try, through mentoring, after school classes, residential courses, to restore the balance and open the doors in a closed and unbalanced world.’ That’s what I hope they hear in my smile.
But even that ignores the poignancy of their question, their subtext that says a smile – respect, recognition, affirmation – is so unexpected as to be a symptom of illness, of deviance, their message that announces that there is nothing to smile about.
I copy-and-pasted that because it’s so dumb. But I almost copy-and-pasted all the obnoxious mentions of social cohesion, social justice, racism, islamophobia, sexism and blah-blah-blah, but all that lefty-gobbledegook sent me into a bullshit-induced coma. Read it yourself (at your own risk!)
The cultural fabric of a society expresses ideas of who ‘we’ are. To the extent that it is inclusive it gives all people a sense of belonging, and makes a strong stand against racism. Cultural fabric has many strands, but of particular importance are the performing, visual and literary arts, the print and electronic media, and a wide range of representative and recreational sport.
So the towering intellect behind this here report has now realised that bits of it might be wrong. He’ll figure out that all of left-wing political philosophy is bullcrap next, won’t he? In about fifty years… When we’re all living under Sharia law. Fun times!