Sunday, February 28, 2010

Labour ‘infiltrated’ by Islamic radicals


Andrew Gilligan is usually sound, so there is no immediate reason to dismiss his report in The Sunday Telegraph that the Labour Party have been ‘infiltrated by a fundamentalist Muslim group that wants to create an “Islamic social and political order” in Britain’.

He quotes the Environment Minister Jim Fitzpatrick, that the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) have become ‘a secret party within Labour and other political parties’. He says the group ‘believes in jihad and sharia law, and wants to turn Britain and Europe into an Islamic state’. In order to do this, it ‘has placed sympathisers in elected office and claims, correctly, to be able to achieve “mass mobilisation”’.

He appears to be oblivious to the fact that all Muslims ‘believe’ in jihad and sharia law: it is the duty of all Muslims to struggle for their faith and live a life in submission to the laws of Allah; it is what makes a Muslim a Muslim. But he appears to be incapable of distinguishing between the plethora of schools of thought on these theo-political concepts: one Muslim’s jihad and sharia are not another Muslim’s jihad and sharia: theological interpretation has been devolved and judicial authority protestantised.

This is not the first time Mr Fitzpatrick has incited ill-feeling towards his Muslim constituents: it was he who back in August ‘stormed out’ of a wedding reception when he refused to be separated from his wife.

And here he is now decrying a Muslim group for ‘acting almost as an entryist organisation, placing people within the political parties, recruiting members to those political parties, trying to get individuals selected and elected so they can exercise political influence and power, whether it’s at local government level or national level’.

‘Twas ever thus.

In a liberal representative democracy, it is the right of any legally-constituted group to order itself, get its members to join political parties, and then get them selected and elected ‘so they can exercise political influence and power’.

Good grief, even The Countryside Alliance are at it. And only a few weeks ago, an anonymous Conservative was decrying the same strategy of the Evangelical Christians.

And in 2001 Martin Bell made the 'infiltration' of the Conservative Party by 'extremist' Christians his principal reason for standing against Eric Pickles in Brentwood and Ongar.

One wonders if the grave threat posed to democracy in 2001 by the Peniel Pentecostal Church in Brentwood and Ongar equates to that presented in 2010 by the Islamic Forum of Europe in Poplar and Canning Town. Jim Fitzpatrick is in no doubt: they are ‘completely at odds with Labour’s programme, with our support for secularism’.

Labour’s rabid secularisation agenda has been evident for all to see, but it has not hitherto been articulated by a Government minister. One hopes that other traditionally Labour-supporting religious groups (like the vast majority of Roman Catholics, Nonconformists [especially Methodists], Sikhs and Hindus) will note the existence of this ‘programme’, because it appears now to be Labour’s official position that the involvement of faith groups in politics is a ‘corrupting’ influence.

Yet Mr Fitzpatrick has been hoist by Labour’s petard.

The problem is that Labour have mistaken social cohesion for multiculturalism: they have destroyed community cohesion by pandering to the whims of every minority and creating a hierarchy of rights in which each and every disparate group now vies for supremacy. There can be no cohesion where there is no harmony, and no harmony in a climate of perpetual struggle for supreme rights. New Labour have consistently denigrated Christianity, perverted the pervasive culture and degraded the Church of England in favour of a corrosive secularist ideology of moral relativism which, by statutory instrument, they have made as absolute as any religious doctrine.

The Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2006 and that of 2010 have conspired to undermine the stability, peace and security of the nation, and have created a vacuum at its spiritual heart.

The Christian faith is now simply one of a number of equal and equivalent faiths, any one of which may be legitimately adopted by any citizen as a religio-political template; any one of whose leaders may be lauded and followed as the prototype disciple, the archetype believer, the perfect man.

Jesus is no longer unique: he is but one in an increasingly broad pantheon.

This is a religio-political beast of Labour’s own creation.

And Jim Fitzpatrick only woke up to the culture war when he realised that his precious Labour Party has welcomed the colonisers and appeased the invaders.

And he has chosen to speak out now only as he realises that he is electoral toast in the new constituency of Poplar and Limehouse, and that his main opponent, George Galloway, has been in bed with the IFE for years.

Perhaps Martin Bell should consider standing here, for 'the case raises issues of democratic process' by which he has justified his entry into politics in the past, and there are clearly one or two 'worried local people'.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Trencherbone said...

The infiltration is far worse than most people realise.

28 February 2010 at 10:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One religious idiot making excusing for and defending other religious idiots.

No surprises there, then. To compare the countryside alliance with the IFE is either complete lunacy or complete ignorance. Proably both.

Read the report. Watch the programme. Then see how lonely your corner is.

28 February 2010 at 11:22  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Gosh, this was an informative piece for me, I have learnt all about 'entryism'. I like it, it sounds fabulous. It sounds like something the Americans would be good at.

28 February 2010 at 12:08  
Blogger Demetrius said...

There are times when Odin and Thor look positively attractive options. Anyone for the Shield Wall of the Thane of Cawdor?

28 February 2010 at 12:28  
Anonymous Voyager said...

The biggest threat to the Christian Faith in England is the Erastian Church of England and its bishops.

The growth in Christian Faith is in Presbyterian Churches without the deadweight of church politicos abusing charitable status by engaging in party politics.

Islam infiltrates and already has a controlling cross-party bloc on Bradford Council; already has halal chicken in school refectories and pork absent from menus.

Just what do people expect ? Colonisation takes many forms

28 February 2010 at 13:01  
Blogger Kenpachi said...

"But he appears to be incapable of distinguishing between the plethora of schools of thought on these theo-political concepts: one Muslim’s jihad and sharia are not another Muslim’s jihad and sharia: theological interpretation has been devolved and judicial authority protestantised."

Is His Grace suggesting that there exists within contemporary and mainstream Islamic jurisprudence a mainstream school of thought which does NOT teach hatred for, violence against and subjugation of unbelievers?

If so, could you please elaborate further?

28 February 2010 at 13:46  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

In a liberal representative democracy, it is the right of any legally-constituted group to order itself, get its members to join political parties, and then get them selected and elected ‘so they can exercise political influence and power’.

Even when the legally constituted group known as Islam would do away with liberal, representative democracy if it came to power? You’re tolerating the intolerant again, Your Grace. The website Vérité, Valeurs et Démocratie explains the objectives of Islam in a nutshell:

❛To eradicate the kuffar, to destroy their cultures and their societies in order to build in their place an Islamic society ruled by shari’ah.❜

To achieve the goal all methods are acceptable, from taqiyyah (deception) through to murder; any action that advances the cause of Islam has the blessing of Allah.

If I may repeat a quote I used yesterday, from Wafa Sultan: ‘Islam is not a religion. Islam is a very dangerous political ideology.

The problem is that Labour have mistaken social cohesion for multiculturalism: they have destroyed community cohesion…

The painful death of social cohesion began when Labour and Conservative governments instituted their programmes of mass immigration 60 years ago. The downside of diversity, on the work of Robert Putnam, has this to say:

❛It has become increasingly popular to speak of racial and ethnic diversity as a civic strength. From multicultural festivals to pronouncements from political leaders, the message is the same: our differences make us stronger.

But a massive new study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has concluded just the opposite. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam...has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings.❜

The painful truth—painful to liberals, anyway—is that homogeneous countries work a whole lot better than the heterogeneous variety we have become. Britain used to be socially cohesive when she was a wholly White, Christian country. That level of social cohesion is impossible to achieve in today’s Britain with her competing racial and religious tribes. Diversity is divisive.

28 February 2010 at 14:11  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

It will soon be time to accept a hung parliament. And it is possible that Labour and the Lib-Dems in coalition will pass a bill that will introduce a PR voting system that ensures a left-liberal dictatorship for another generation.

The time has come for conservative bloggers and a selection of their regular posters to organise a national convention of economic, constitutional and social conservatives to hammer out a set of conservative principles.

28 February 2010 at 14:22  
Blogger Alfred of Wessex said...

If you think IFE is bad, google "common purpose" to see what the EUSSR have put in place already.

Peter Mandelson wasn't joking when he stated to his German audience that "the age of pure representative democracy is coming to an end".

28 February 2010 at 15:54  
Blogger Miss Jelly bean said...

Muslim scholar issuing fatwa against terrorism (guardian news article): http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/feb/26/fatwa-salman-rushdie-terrorism

28 February 2010 at 16:18  
Blogger D. Singh said...

One day this people will free themsleves from the Nazi EU.

This people, being fair minded, just and reasonable: will put Mandelson on trial.

Justice catches up with all in the end: in this life or the next.

28 February 2010 at 16:18  
Anonymous Oswin said...

D. Singh you are, as usual, quite right. It both amazes, and disturbs me, that so many reasonably bright, and educated people, are forever unable to 'see the wood for the trees'!

28 February 2010 at 16:24  
Anonymous Sgt Troy said...

"Taliban terror supporter sets up home in Birmingham"

"The Home Office said the men were in Britain legally and would be prosecuted if they committed any crimes."

http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2010/02/28/taliban-terror-supporter-sets-up-home-in-birmingham-66331-25928424/

Lunacy

28 February 2010 at 17:15  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

YG, You make mischief. There is a world of difference between The Countryside Alliance and the Islamic Forum of Europe.

1 March 2010 at 09:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BBC ceefax reported this without using the word 'Islam' or 'Moslem'; only the word "fundamentalist". Having seen no other news report, it left me wondering whether Christian groups were really infiltrating the labour party. It was only when I saw more honest reporting that I could work out what is going on.

The Black Bropaganda Corporation strikes again.

1 March 2010 at 13:21  

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