“I am a burkaphobe.
- “What is clear at any rate: the financing [of imams] by foreign actors must stop.” — Jens Spahn, Deutsche Welle.
Pictured: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and Jens Spahn (left), a top contender for succeeding Merkel as leader of the CDU party. (Photo by Volker Hartmann/Getty Images)
- “The message that ‘If you reach a Greek island, you will be in Germany in six days,’ not only encourages refugees from Syria, but also many people in Bangladesh and India. No country in the world, and no European Union, can withstand that if we give up control of our external borders.” — Jens Spahn, Die Zeit.
- “To anyone who makes their way to Germany, it must made be clear that their life here will be very different from that at home. They should think carefully about whether they really want to live in this western culture.” — Die Welt.
Hanif Bali is a controversial figure in Swedish politics. Among other things – he wants to stop all asylum seekers from entering the country.
He’s also an immigrant.
I was watching a BBC Panorama programme last night on Bradford – a city in north of England. This is a city that has a population that is about 2/3 white and 1/3 non-white, predominantly from Pakistan.
10 years ago Panorama did a similar programme on the city investigating how well the Muslim population had integrated and the news was not good. Ten years on the situation has become even worse, with the split between the two communities even more pronounced and each living within their own distinct parts of Bradford.
Two issues were highlighted that leant themselves to reinforcing this divide – faith schools and the burqa/niqab. The latter is shown to alienate white British because traditionally they are used to seeing women’s faces. As such, it is time political leaders in Europe took the bull by the horns and start to make these full face veils illegal in public spaces. Whereas these might be culturally acceptable in Muslim countries, they have no place in Western liberal societies and only serve to alienate Muslim communities. France, Belgium, Germany and Austria have implemented full bans and Denmark may do the same. More countries need to follow their example.
Here are some articles that examine this issue:
Burka bans: The countries where Muslim women can’t wear veils
Theresa May rules out UK burka ban as she says: ‘What a woman wears is a woman’s choice’
Denmark set to ban the burqa despite fears for religious freedom
And even in Iran nearly 50% of women are against wearing the hijab:
Although I don’t like Donald Trump all – one thing I am prepared to back him on is the migration issue.
Trump is his recent comments on Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries is only stating an opinion that many people think is correct in private but are not prepared to admit to in public. He is within his right to question the types of people being allowed into the USA and the countries they come from. Many countries are now fighting to preserve their unique cultural identities and America is no different in this respect to the rest of the world.
Now I am not saying that all countries in Africa are ‘shitholes’ – some like Botswana and Ghana are very successful. However, there are also some that are run by despots, totally corrupt and oftentimes very violent. The reality is that it is up to the people within their own countries to make them better rather than think about trying to escape or make a better life in someone else’s country. Why do so many feel they are entitled to move to another country just because it is wealthier and better off economically?
So on this one Donald you get my vote. Sometimes it is necessary to push back against the liberal political correctness that has come to dominate so much of social life and attitudes in western countries. However, on everything else, particularly when it comes to making the rich richer and the poor poorer, not a chance in hell.
By 2040, Islam could be the second-largest religion in the US
The Pew Research Center combined studies they conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2017 with yearly data from the US Census (which does not track religious affiliation) to put together a portrait of the future of Muslims in America.
According to their data, the Muslim population is growing at an accelerated rate, and will more than double from an estimated 3.45 million in 2017 to an estimated 8.1 million in 2050
. In the meantime, Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second-largest religious group.
The question has to be asked – what the hell were these two doing in the UK in the first place?
United Kingdom: Couple guilty of homemade bomb terror attack plot
A man and woman have been found guilty of plotting a “devastating” terror attack in the UK using a homemade bomb.
Food factory worker Munir Mohammed, 36, from Derby, and pharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, from north-west London, also exchanged messages about ricin.
The Old Bailey heard asylum seeker Mohammed signed up for a “new job in the UK”, while messaging an IS commander via Facebook.
He used El-Hassan’s chemical knowledge after they met on a dating website.
‘We Don’t Need Anymore Migrants In Europe’ – Katie Hopkins Praises French President Macron
Stefan Molyneux: How Illegal Immigration Destroyed Europe America And The West