Editor's Note: This Gatestone Institute article by Canadian security expert Tom Quiggin highlights how the concept of “Islamophobia” has deleterious real-life consequences. Pakistani Muslim rape gangs in British cities, most famously Rotherham, operated with near-total impunity because authorities did not want to appear racist or “Islamophobic.” Imams who preach hatred and jihadi violence, including Syed Muzaffar Shah Quadri who is banned from preaching in Pakistan, are allowed entry into Britain, while “right-wing” opponents of political Islam, including Canadian journalist Lauren Southern, are denied entry. Sadiq Khan, the Muslim Lord Mayor of London, chooses to fund 900 special hate crime investigators to crack down on unacceptable postings on Facebook and other social media, while terror attacks, stabbings, moped mobbing, and other real crimes have risen to unprecedented levels. Canada’s Motion M-103 seems to be a manifestation of a similar obsession with “Islamophobia,” which, as Quiggin’s article makes clear, is actually a submission to political Islam.
If the gang members were "Asian," records were not kept. Such is the cowardice and criminal negligence of the police involved.
These Sharia courts mean that the legal system of a foreign political ideology, Islam, has created a parallel legal system in which Sharia is placed above English common law. It is thought that some 30 to 85 Sharia courts are operating in England and Wales alone.
"The Muslim Brotherhood's foundational texts call for the progressive moral purification of individuals and Muslim societies and their eventual political unification in a Caliphate under Sharia law. To this day the Muslim Brotherhood characterises Western societies and liberal Muslims as decadent and immoral. It can be seen primarily as a political project." — Prime Minister David Cameron, 2014, regarding a report withheld from the public [Emphases added].
The United Kingdom, once an imperial power, now sounds more like a colonial vassal. The actions of British government officials suggest that the will of the government has collapsed in the face of terrorist and ideological assaults by the forces of political Islam. The ideology is being spread by, among others, the Muslims Brotherhood, according to a major report of the British government itself. A number of Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been identified as such by government reports such as those of the United Arab Emirates. These include the UK based Cordoba Foundation, the Muslim Association of Britain, and Islamic Relief UK. All three of these organization are lilisted as terrorist entities in the United Arab Emirates as well. Those officials who have submitted to the Islamist cause include Prime Minister May, formerly the Home Secretary, who had responsibility for police, immigration, and intelligence activities. Having been Home Secretary from May 12, 2010 to July 13, 2016, she cannot argue she is unaware of the UK's internal problems. She was also Home Secretary when the damning Jay Report on the mass rape of girls in Rotherham was made public. The problem has become so widespread, it can now be asked if the British government has moved into a colonial mindset. In other words, the UK now appears to have the status of a dhimmi: those who live in Islamist conquered lands but through submission are allowed to keep their original faith. The British government appears more willing to respond to the demands of the Islamist ideological offensive than it does to protecting its own subjects against mass rapes, honour killings, Female Genital Mutilation, terrorist attacks and the generalized oppression of women by Sharia councils (courts). After the June 2017 Islamist terrorist attack, which killed seven persons, Prime Minster May appeared in public and stated that "enough was enough." She said that there was "far too much tolerance of extremism." On the surface, it appeared that the Prime Minister had actually had enough of the Islamist ideology, extremism and terrorism in the UK. Alas, the words turned out to be just the usual empty platitudes from No 10. Shortly after the PM's statement, Hezbollah and Hamas flags were openly flown in London during the Al Quds Day March on June 18, 2017. Not only did the UK government fail to attempt to stop this Hezbollah inspired march; the UK police assisted them by providing security and protection. It is not just the Prime Minister who is the problem. In Manchester last May, after the suicide bombing which killed 22 and injured hundreds at the door of a music concert, the mayor, Andy Burnham, had some advice: what was needed was for everyone to "work together" and "terrorists will never beat us." Mayor Burnham also said that the best plan was to "carry on with day to day life". How come he failed to say that the best plan was not to "carry on"; that perhaps the best plan was to cease submitting to the will of a foreign ideology and act to counter its schools, proxies, fundraisers, apologists and front groups? The problem in the UK is not just the fear instilled in the body politic by terrorist attacks. The well-documented sexual assaults by South Asian and Muslim mass-rape gangs attacking children in the UK is another major crime wave crushing the confidence of the British in their own government. In March of 2018 another coverup was exposed concerning a series of mass rapes, druggings, sex trafficking and murders in Telford. The report identifies that the problem began in the 1980s, was identified by social workers in the 1990s; and only in 1996, a resident went to police with information about a key abuser who was selling underage girls for sex Police, social workers, and the town council covered up the widespread abuse for decades as they were afraid of being called "racist." The eleven-year-old girls involved were identified as "prostitutes" as though children can even be said to make such a choice. If the gang members were "Asian," records were not kept. Such is the cowardice and criminal negligence of the police involved. The counter-extremism think-tank Quilliam, run mainly by Muslims of South Asian origin, says that 85% of those convicted of mass rape are of South Asian origin. Seven in ten of those convicted are believed to be of Pakistani-Muslim heritage. Of note, Asians make up only 7% of the total UK population. The first major case of rape gangs grooming children apparently took place in Rotherham, UK. The Jay Report noted that some 1,400 mainly white children, aged 11 to 14, had been drugged, raped, and forced into sexual slavery while being trafficked throughout the region between 1997 and 2013. A variety of civic officials, town councilors, police, and the local Member of Parliament had evidently been aware of the abuse for years but had remained silent. Those who spoke out were silenced.
In the English town of Rotherham (population ca. 258,000), at least 1,400 children were sexually abused by a gang of Muslim men of Pakistani descent.
Three of the previous inquiries from 2002, 2003 and 2009 had found similar issues, but those reports were "effectively suppressed." At the time, UK Home Secretary Theresa May described it as "institutionalized political correctness." The Member of Parliament for Rotherham, Denis McShane, said that as a "Guardian reading lefty," he thought that there was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat, if I may put it like that. The mass rape problem is endemic but is not limited to Rotherham and Telford. It has also affected, among others places, Bristol, Derby, Rochdale, Peterborough, Newcastle, Oxfordshire, Bradford, Keighley, Banbury, Halifax, Leeds, Birmingham, Norwich, Burney, High Wycombe, Dewsbury and Middlesbrough. The common link in all these cases is that the grooming gangs are of south Asian origin and that the responsible authorities chose silence over the risk of "offending" them by appearing racist or "Islamophobic." If mass rape of a country's children over a period of decades is not enough to force a government to act, the question is, what is? Silencing Dissent
Meanwhile, as reports of the latest mass rape scandals in Telford were spreading, Brittany Pettibone and Martin Sellner were attempting to enter the United Kingdom. They had planned to present themselves at the Speaker's Corner in London's Hyde Park and to interview Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League. Martin Sellner is a well known Austrian activist and student who is also the leader of the "new right" Identitarian Movement. Brittany Pettibone is a self-described "American nationalist". Both were refused entry by UK officials on suspicion of "inciting hatred and tension between local communities". The eminent scholar of Islam Robert Spencer was also banned from entering England in 2013, at the same time as "the UK Home Office admitted the Pakistani Muslim cleric Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri, whose preaching of hatred and jihad violence is so hardline that he is banned from preaching in Pakistan. Dr. Martin Parsons, head of research at the Barnabas Fund, which helps Christians escape persecution, pointed out that Britain grants visas to Islamic leaders who demand the execution of Christians accused of blasphemy against the Islamic faith, and it routinely grants asylum to senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood despite the fact that they repeatedly incite violence against the Egyptian Coptic Christians. This month, Canadian citizen Lauren Southern was also detained. Ms. Southern is a political activist and Internet personality with known right wing views. She had run for the Libertarian Party in the 2015 Canadian federal election and worked for Rebel Media. Her entry to the UK was refused as she poses a threat to the "fundamental interests of society" and was further identified as a threat to the "public policy of the United Kingdom." She was denied entry under anti-terrorism legislation (Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act of 2000) even though no association to terrorism was made. The UK government seems incapable of tackling the mass rape gangs in the UK and yet they willfully allowed Youssef Zaghba to enter the UK, despite his being on a security watchlist and authorities warned that he was a terrorist. Mr. Zaghba then proceeded to help carry out the terrorist attack in June of 2017 on a London Bridge. The same UK government, however, stops journalists and activists from entering as they are supposedly a threat to the "fundamental interests of society." Women and Power Ironically, even women in positions of power such as Prime Minister May submit to jihadi threats and aid in silencing the ensuing criticism. Another example, Joyce Thacker, was the £130,000-a-year (USD $180,000) Strategic Director of the City of Rotherham's children's services department for five years, while the ongoing rapes and sex trafficking of eleven to fourteen-year-old girls was proceeding apace. Not only did the child services department do nothing to help the 1400 girls being raped and forced into prostitution, she and others went out of their way to silence anyone who tried to speak out against it. The reason for the enforced silence over a period of years was identified in the UK government report as "institutionalized political correctness." Of note, Joyce Thacker, after being exposed, received a £40,000 pay-off from the local Labour-run authority when she left her position. Female Labour Member of Parliament Naz Shah also apparently supports the position of the rapists over that of girls who were raped. In a rather startling tweet, she stated that the abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need "shut their mouths for the good of diversity." For her, the ideology of diversity is more important than the mass rape and trafficking of girls. The female head of the London Metropolitan Police Force, Cressida Dick, has also tried to downplay the mass rape of girls by stating that rape gangs have "been part of our society for centuries." The problem with her statement is that no evidence exists to support her position. In addition to women in government who hold such toxic positions on the rape of girls, it seems that Lily Allan, a British singer, actor and TV presenter, also does. When she was questioned on the idea of whether thousands of young British girls (11 to 14) would have avoided being raped if their rapists had not been allowed to immigrate into the UK, she replied, "Actually, there's a strong possibility they would have been raped and abused by somebody else at some point. That's kind of the issue." Free Speech Crushed The Lord Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, claims that the London Met Police are heavily engaged in the attacking hate crimes. This appears to have been confirmed by the London Met who stated on their own website that "Currently, we have over 900 specialist hate crime investigators working across London's dedicated hate crime Community Safety Units (CSUs)." These officers are apparently working on "hate crimes" such as Facebook postings and other social media platforms, while London suffers from terrorist attacks, acid attacks, moped gang swarmings and an increasing number of young people dying in the emerging plague of knife crime. The question must be asked about priorities here and whether the Mayor and the London Met are more interested in tackling real crimes or in suppressing the blow-back they create. The UK's Two Legal Systems It has become a common practice that marriages in some mosques in the UK are not registered with the civil authorities. When Muslim women living in the UK are faced with issues of child support, divorce and wife beating, they often find that their marriage was not legally recorded. When they try to work with Sharia tribunals, these women then find out they have few rights and are often told that the fault is their own and they need to return to their abusive husbands. As reported in The Telegraph:
"When Aisha approached a Sharia council in the UK about divorcing her husband, she faced a barrage of questions. 'Have you been supportive to him?' she was asked. 'Are you meeting his needs? Cooking and cleaning?' She was told to go back and be 'a better wife'. Her husband had repeatedly assaulted her." These courts mean that the legal system of a foreign political ideology, Islam, has created a parallel legal system in which Sharia is placed above English common law. It is thought that some 30 to 85 Sharia courts are operating in England and Wales alone. Female Genital Mutilation Girls in the United Kingdom are being taught to put spoons down the front of their underwear if they fear they are being shipped to Africa or South Asia to suffer Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at the hands of their parents. The spoons will trigger metal detectors at the airport and allow the girls to explain to security (in private) why they fear going abroad. Thousands of cases of FGM have been reported with little being done. Some 5,500 cases of FGM were reported in 2016 alone, including 1,268 newly recorded cases from October to December of 2016 compared with 1,240 in the previous quarter. No cases have been successfully prosecuted and only one has gone to trial, despite the practice being banned more than 30 years ago. Why does the UK government fear attacking such an issue, given that young British girls are being sexually mutilated? Votes? An Assault on the Basic Principle of the State Emanuel Kant believed that the "safety of the republic is the highest law" (Salus Rei Publicae Suprema Lex Esto). John Locke argued that what is most important is the security of the people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau believes that the object of government is the good of the people and that a social contract is required to defend and protect the common good. The foundation of international law says that each country, or nation state, has sovereignty over its own territory and domestic affairs, to the exclusion of all external powers. The basics of the Westphalian state are that two factors are incumbent on a sovereign state: defense of the national territory and defense of the population. This, of course, means enforcing and defending the borders while maintaining in the country an effective security, police and justice system. Conclusions When government leaders from the town council to the Westminster Parliament prefer the mass rapes of their own girls to the possibility of "offending" rapists, it can be safely stated that a corrosively submissive attitude has taken over the government. When girls are being advised to put spoons in their underwear to avoid FGM, social standards in the UK have clearly collapsed. When police refuse to record the names of suspected rapists because they are "Asian the outcome of criminal investigations is being enforced not by law but by political correctness. When terrorism rips open the bodies of children and civic officials say that the inhabitants of the town should just "carry on," it is a sign that politicians can no longer govern. The long-term plan of the Islamists, led by the organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood – the full report on which was suppressed and withheld from the public is coming to fruition. The UK government is aware of these issues as its own investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood revealed as much. Theresa May was the Home Secretary when this report was released. Prime Minister David Cameron's statement in 2014 on this issue was:
"Aspects of the Muslim Brotherhood's ideology and activities therefore run counter to British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, equality and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. The Muslim Brotherhood's foundational texts call for the progressive moral purification of individuals and Muslim societies and their eventual political unification in a Caliphate under Sharia law. To this day the Muslim Brotherhood characterises Western societies and liberal Muslims as decadent and immoral. It can be seen primarily as a political project." (Emphases added)
The Muslim Brotherhood does not attempt to hide this objective. Yusuf Qaradawi, identified as the leading inspirational cleric of the Muslim Brotherhood, makes this clear when he states:
"This means that Islam will come back to Europe for the third time, after it was expelled from it twice... Conquest through Da'wa, that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da'wa."
When Theresa May, the Prime Minister and former Home Secretary of the UK, will not take substantive action against any of this ideological and physical assault, it is reasonable to say that the decades long incursion on the British government by Islamist ideologists is likely gaining ground. Little to no action is being taken against the proxies, charities, fundraisers and front groups, even though they are generally well known and have even been identified by other governments which are well placed to make the assessments. With Westminster brought to its knees, the drive to reduce the United Kingdom to a colonial satrapy seems well underway.
Tom Quiggin is a former military intelligence officer, a former intelligence contractor for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a court appointed expert on jihadist terrorism in both the Federal and criminal courts of Canada. Much of the material for this article comes from the recently published book, "SUBMISSION: The Danger of Political Islam to Canada – With a Warning to America", written with co-authors Tahir Gora, Saied Shoaaib, Jonathon Cotler, and Rick Gill with a foreword by Raheel Raza.
This article was originally published by the Gatestone Institute on March 22, 2018, and can be viewed on their site by clicking here.