It has been said that if a reality-based individual wants to see the future of America, he need only look to Europe as the "canary in the coal mine," for what happens there will eventually happen here, if our current philosophical climate and governmental policies do not undergo fundamental changes --- fast.
Today, theUK Telegraph announced that more British newborns are being named "Mohammed" than "George," (now the 22nd most popular name), ahead of Alexander, Michael, Ben, Edward, Bradley, Adam and Sean.
You may hear about this in a mainstream media news blurb.
What you probably won't hear, however, is the correlation to other vital facts that directly relate to it:
Specifically, the fact that a substantial, growing minority of the 1.6 million Muslims in England --- both immigrants, as well as the native-born --- are supportive of and believers in violent jihad, in England and beyond.
According to the most comprehensive survey to date of Muslim opinion in Britain, conducted in August 2006 by NOP Research (reported by Patrick Basham, here):
45% percent say 9/11 was a conspiracy by the American and Israeli governments (more than twice as many as those who say it was not a conspiracy)
- 9% consider themselves "hardcore Islamists"
68% believe British people who “insult Islam” should be arrested and punished
Nearly 33% would prefer to live under sharia (Islamic religious) law than under British law, and almost 50% of these say that, given the choice, they would move to a country governed by those laws
Almost 25% believe that the July 7, 2005 attacks on London were justified because of British support for the U.S.-led war on terror
Only 3% “took a consistently pro-freedom of speech line”
28% hope for the U.K. one day to become a fundamentalist Islamic state (which mirrors another recent survey, which indicates nearly one in three believe that Western society is decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to end it)
"Before the London bombings, British intelligence services estimated that one percent of British Muslims either support or are involved in terrorism. While this is mainly a peaceful and productive immigrant population, a significant number are prepared to act against their own country. The British government believes that, in recent years, 3,000 British Muslims have returned home from al Qaeda training camps.
"This terrorist weed which is choking the U.K. is especially hard to eradicate, because it is growing in British soil.America’s fastest-growing religion is Islam, but here in the States the numbers are not a security concern, as a commitment to Islam has not overwhelmed a strong attachment to America itself — another victory for the cultural melting pot. By contrast, the U.K. embraced taxpayer-subsidized multiculturalism and has paid a very dear price, indeed. The result — cultural apartheid — has encouraged a significant number of Muslims to exhibit more loyalty to fellow Muslims outside of the U.K. than to their fellow Britons."
Contrast this to the hysetria of the mainstream media and leftist activists in their reaction to any suggestion that we need to be much more vigilant --- and yes, ESPECIALLY vigilant --- in relation to Muslims who wish to visit or emigrate to America.
The British are indeed the canaries in the jihadist coal mine.
And unless we start to seriously discuss and debate the reality of what is happening there --- and here --- and who and what is actually enabling it, 9/11 may well be looked back upon by future historians as but a vicious prelude.
UPDATE 11 JANUARY 07: "WE WILL GROW IN STRENGTH, THEN TAKE OVER"
From Robert Spencer's JihadWatch, an absolutely indispensable resource in the battle against jihadists-in-our-midsts; via the Daily Mirror --- see thread here:
"In a dilapidated mosque, half a dozen awestruck young men listen to a preacher spell out his vision for Britain.'King, Queen, House of Commons... if you accept it, you are a part of it,' says Dr Ijaz Mian. 'If you don't accept it, you have to dismantle it. So you being a Muslim, you have to fix a target. There will be no House of Commons. From that White House to this Black House, we know we have to dismantle it. Muslims must grow in strength... then take over.'
"A 10-month undercover investigation into home-grown extremism has revealed hard-line Islamic fundamentalism being preached in British mosques."
Read it ALL.
UPDATE: 28 JANUARY 2007: NEW BRITISH POLL REVEALS RADICALIZED MUSLIM YOUTH
According to the Daily Mail (hat tip: Little Green Footballs)
"The doctrine of multi-culturalism has alienated an entire generation of young Muslims and made them increasingly radical, a report has found. In stark contrast with their parents, growing numbers sympathise with extreme teachings of Islam, with almost four in ten (37%) wanting to live under Sharia law in Britain. The study identifies significant support for wearing the veil in public, Islamic schools and even punishment by death for Muslims who convert to another religion (36%).
"Most alarmingly,13% of young Muslims said they 'admired' organisations such as Al Qaeda which are prepared to 'fight the West'."
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And this phenomenon --- and its correlations in America --- will be covered by our news media any minute now... any minute now... any minute now...
JUNE 6 UPDATE: In less than 1 year, "Mohammed" rises from #22 to the #2 name for newborns in England, on path to be #1; LGF story here
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