Monday, 21 September 2015

More Islamic By the Day

Jihadi Cameron Means Bad Business

Britain is now embarking down a retrograde road.  David Cameron and his coterie are fixated on combating "extremism" by which they mean Islamic propaganda, teaching, advocacy, and conspiracies to commit murder and break the law.  But political correctness demands that they must not identify one group, but they must be seen to be even-handed across all religions or ideological groups.  A ten-tonne hammer to crush a peanut.

Moreover, political correctness demands that all religions and ideological groups must be seen to be tolerant of all--that is, mutually respectful and accepting.  The only organisation in all of this which escapes the" mutually respectful and accepting" requirement is the government, which authorises itself to be aggressively intolerant and definitely not respectful.

In a move reminiscent of totalitarian societies, Cameron's government will require all religious officials to be entered into a register.  Andrew Gilligan, writing in The Telegraph, summarises the move this way:

Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures will have to enrol in a “national register of faith leaders” and be subject to government-specified training and security checks in the Home Office’s latest action on extremism.The highly controversial proposal appears in a leaked draft of the Government’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Telegraph, which goes substantially further than previous versions of the document.

The strategy, due to be published this autumn, says that Whitehall will “require all faiths to maintain a national register of faith leaders” and the Government will “set out the minimum level of training and checks” faith leaders must have to join the new register. Registration will be compulsory for all faith leaders who wish to work with the public sector, including universities, the document says. In practice, most faith leaders have some dealings with the public sector and the requirement will cover the great majority.
Notice the reference to "all faiths" and "compulsory registration".  This from Breitbart London:
The plan has been condemned by the Christian Institute, who said it was “sinister” and “more in keeping with China or North Korea” than a democratic Western society.  A spokesman told Breitbart London: “If the reports are accurate, what the Government is proposing turns the clock back on religious freedom more than 300 years. Not since the days of the notorious Test and Corporation Acts have we seen such a concerted attempt by a British Government to restrict religious practice. We don’t want to go back to those darker days of religious intolerance.”

He added that the proposals would mean a Christian minister would not be allowed to visit a member of his congregation in hospital, nor address a university Christian Union, without having been on a government-approved training scheme.
Definitely more like China and North Korea.  We reiterate: the reason the government believes it it essential to cast the net across all faiths and religions (and by implication ideologies) has nothing to do with the practice of such groups, but is due to the secular religion of political correctness which forbids any discrimination.  Therefore if Islam has to be watched and at times curtailed, all religions do.

Can the Conservative Government demonstrate probable cause?  Could it argue successfully that the local Roman Catholic priest or Baptist pastor represent a threat to the Realm due to incitement to lawbreaking, murder, or maiming?  Of course not.  So why is it proceeding thus?  Might as well require any aspiring politician to be forced to sign a register and subjected to a government-approved training scheme, since no evidence of criminal activity or incitement to lawbreaking is required to justify such a draconian, ill-conceived, and misbegotten move.

There has been deep mistrust and concern over the Cameronistas going down this path.
The strategy, which was supposed to be published in spring this year, has been delayed for months amid deep concern in some parts of government and most of the counter-extremism community about its most radical measure, to ban individuals whose behaviour “falls below the thresholds in counter-terrorism legislation” but which “undermines British values”.

Mr Cameron has said: “For far too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens that as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.” [The Telegraph]
The ill-conceived stupidity of this approach has just been sign-posted by the Prime Minister, himself.  Britain was once a "passively tolerant" society.  Cameron says he is rejecting that approach.  For what?  Presumably, its opposite--Britain under Cameron is set to become an "actively intolerant society".  The old way was, "as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone."  This, says Cameron, was a failed approach.  The essence of political liberty--the rule of law, coupled with consequent limitations on the power of the government--is considered by Cameronistas as a failure. Under Cameron, you may obey the law all you like, but the Government will still hound you forever, subjecting you to its arbitrary, extra-legal dictats.

The thought police are arming, gearing up, and are about to go on a jihad.  This time they mean business.  Nonconformity will explode once again.  Cameron is sounding more Islamic by the day.  How long before Christians and Jews are required to wear yellow stars or crosses in public?  Never, you say!  How ridiculous.  Really?  But have you ever thought that in your lifetime you would hear a British Prime Minister pronounce that the policy of, "as long as you obey the law, we [the Government] will leave you alone" has been a failure, and that the government "will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach."   

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