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Welcome to hell

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, one historian wrote a book called “The End of History”. I haven’t read it, but believe that the premise was that once the possibility of conflict between the Soviet Union and the West disappeared, there wouldn’t be any major wars again. As the book’s blurb says: “With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism”. How wrong the writer was because he completely failed to spot the rising threat to the world from the religion of peace

Yesterday, I touched on the rather “sensitive” issue of beheadings and suggested that everybody in the civilised world should see a few beheading videos. Then we could have a real conversation about the threat posed to our world by a rather large number of followers of the religion of peace. What is perhaps more worrying than the actual beheadings is the failure of the leaders of the religion of peace’s British community to utterly and demonstrably condemn violence and promote tolerance.

On a slightly different tack, here’s a story from a national newspaper:

” A teenage girl dug herself out of shallow grave after she was raped by two men and buried alive. The 13-year-old was snatched while walking to Koran lessons from her local village in Punjab and raped by the men in an isolated area. Her attackers then buried her alive when they thought that she had died during the assault.

Child rape is becoming increasingly problematic in Pakistan. According to Pakistani children’s charity Sahil, the number of children raped between 2002 and 2012 increased from 668 to 2,788. Though the real number might be much higher as many victims are killed either by their attackers or by their family to hide the shame the raped girls have brought on them.

One of the most notable cases was that of Kainat Soomro who was attacked by four men when she was aged just 13 in 2007. She was shunned by her village after speaking out against her attackers and was labelled a ‘kari’ or ‘black virgin’. Despite her own family being ordered to kill her to rid themselves of shame, they stood by her despite threats of violence against them. Her father and one of her brothers were beaten, and another older brother went missing and was later found murdered. Despite her quest for justice, her alleged attackers were eventually acquitted.”

I have no doubt that in almost all these rape cases, the local religious leaders encouraged their followers to have the raped girls killed and actively protected the rapists.

Here’s a picture which should cause derision:

It’s the Supreme Court of Pakistan where something that we wouldn’t recognise as “justice” is dispensed by some of the most corrupt, backward people on this planet.

In Europe, the Renaissance took us out of the Dark Ages and then we made further progress through the Enlightenment. I think it may be time for us to demand that the leaders of Britain’s religion of peace community take a lead in modernising their religion and condemning practices and beliefs that belong only in hell. Otherwise we may face a grim future.

Will they speak out? Will they try to modernise their religion? No? I thought not.

(To lighten things up a bit, tomorrow I might bring you the story of the world’s stupidest drug dealer)

3 comments to Welcome to hell

  • shortchanged

    Dear David, After 40 years overseas, I returned to the UK for the remaining few years I have left. I was not prepared for the shock of how my country had changed. Some change is inevitable but the extant was and is disturbing. I find the sycophantic attitude of local and national governments to so called ‘minorities nauseating. Allowing those militants, whose reason for being seems to be the hatred of all things English, leads me to think they would be happier some place else. Most seem to favor the religion of peace, but do not have that attitude to life, as you have so well reported on.
    As I said at the start, I have only a few years left to live, but it breaks my heart to think, I am a stranger in my own land.

  • Paris Claims

    13 is a bit long in the tooth for true followers of the R of P. Single figures was more to their founder’s liking. Not good muslims

  • Very good information. Lucky me I found your website by chance (stumbleupon). I’ve book-marked it for later!

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