This is a critical book that everyone interested in the fate of the world we live in must read. In this pivotal work Melanie Phillips explains how largely due to the appeasement policies of the liberal and left elites, Britain is becoming in international hub of Islamic terrorism, and how Islamic culture is destroying and pushing out the Judeo-Christian and British tradition in the United Kingdom.
Phillips explains how Britain "still doesn't grasp that it is facing a pincer attack from both terrorism and cultural infiltration and usurpation". Those who call attention to the threat of Islamic cultural takeover and the threat of sustained terrorism are accused of paranoia and Islam by Islamophiles who aim to silence any criticism of Islamism. Due to the fact that establishment of today is run by the post-modern Left that has given up the idea of economic or class equality and has instead focused on enforcing multi-culturalism, political correctness and 'anti-racism', the last of which is basically a code for anti-White racism. When in 2006 Europe was gripped by the furor and violent Islamic rage due to a series of Danish cartoons likening Islam's prophet Mohammed to violence , the former British foreign secretary Jack Straw ignored the violence and instead condemned those newspapers that had published the cartoons. While declaring that free speech must be limited to avoid giving offense or insult to minorities, namely Muslims, the British elite seemed to believe it should be unlimited when it came to Muslims inciting violence.
In February 2006, Muslims demonstrating outside London's upmarket Knightsbridge suburb were allowed to call for bombings and decapitations, while the police benignly looked on. 'Bomb, bomb, bomb Denmark' and 'nuke, nuke, nuke Denmark; were some of the slogans shouted while their placards read "Exterminate those who slander Islam", "Behead those who Insult Islam" and Europe you will pay. The fantastic four are on their way." (A reference to the deadly London tube bombings the previous year).
Due to Britain's extremely lax immigration policies, terrorists have found Britain a hospitable and extremely useful destination. As stated by Iman Abu Baseer, a leading religious supporter of Hezbollah
" One of the goals of immigration is the revival of jihad, and enforcement of their power over the infidels. Immigration and jihad go together. One is the consequence of the other and dependent upon it. The continuance of the one is dependent on the continuance of the other"
In 1999, there was a newspaper report that over 2 000 British Muslims were attending clandestine terrorist training camps around Britain to learn about holy war. The 21st century has seen a string of events which showed that many British Muslims are becoming terrorists. In December 2001, Richard Reid, an Al Qaida supporter, attempted to detonate a bomb, in his shoe, on a Paris-Miami airliner.
In 2002 Ahmed Omar Saaed Sheik masterminded the kidnap and murder of Jewish American journalist Daniel Pearl. In 2003 two young British Muslim bombers Mohammed Hanif and Omar Khan Sharif, played a key part in carrying out the homicide bomb attack Mike's Place beachfront bar in Tel Aviv.
today the British elite has in the words of Melanie Phillips 'decided that not only was the British nation an embarrassment, but also that the very idea of a nation was a damaging anachronism, responsible for all the ills of the world, from racism, through colonialism to war." Thus they oppose national self-determination and support a one world dictatorship. Multi-culturalism and anti-racism were now the weapons used to beat the British indigenous peoples and to unravel the British nation. The values and norms of the majority culture are now regarded as reactionary and it's traditions as something to be destroyed and replaced by those of minority third world peoples.
Phillips exposes the avocation of terror by the so-called mainstream Muslim organizations in Britain that are supported by the liberal British establishment. The Muslim Council of Britain boycotted the ceremony commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz, because it did not refer to the situation regarding Israel and the Palestinians. The MCB offered condolences to the family of mass murderer and chief Hamas terrroist Abdul Aziz al-Rantisi, after he was blotted out by the Israelis, and lauded Sheik Qaradawi who has said that suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq are a religious duty for Muslims. MCB secretary-general Sir Iqbal Sacranie has labelled Israel a 'Nazi State' and compared homicide bombers who ruthlessly kill Israeli civilians to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gahndi. He has accused of Islamophobia anyone who even uses the phrase 'Isalmic terrroism.' and demanded that they should be proescuted for incitement to religious hatred.
The author pulls no punches in exposing the hypocrisy of Britain's liberal establishment. Many of Britain's intellectual elites believe there is no contradiction between sympathizing with or supporting suicide bombing in Israel and opposing it in Britain. They are therefore blinding the public to the fact that the danger to the Jews stands proxy for threat to the West and to all who value freedom. Ulra-left politician and then Mayor of London Ken Linvingstone lauded Shiek Qaradawi -an al Qaeda supporter, anti-Semite and opponent of the rights of homosexuals, women and non Muslims- as 'a progressive force for change'.
British elites have compared Israel's defensive actions against Palestinian terrorist attack against her civilian population, has compared Hamas and Hezbollah mass murderers of Israeli women and children to the resistance movements against Nazi during World War II, and leftwing procurators from the Anglican church have compared Israel's security fence which it referred to as the 'Concrete walls of Palestine' to the 'barbed wire fence of the Buchenwald camp'. Thus as Phillips puts it they "compared the Jews of Israel to the Nazis on account of a measure aimed to prevent them from being murdered"
Melanie Philips condemns the hypocrisy of the liberal establishment of the Anglican Church which she rightly says have lost their moral compass and no longer distinguish between the victim and victims whether it involves a Palestinian homicide bomber , the fall of Saddam Hussein or a teenage serial mugger in the largey black south London are of Brixton.
Phillips warns against the attitude of the elites who rule Britain against appeasing Islam and dismantling Britain's Judeo-Christian ethics and traditions. she reminds us that it is not about racism but survival. But she has predictably, like all who expose Islamism and it's left wing fellow travelers, has been under attack from the leftist sheep who are in charge of thought, but vicious sheep who bite the watchdog that tries to warn us.