This story is a few days old but that isn’t a reason not to comment on it.
Eighty year old Muriel Clark of Hildenborough has caused quite a stir writing for her local church magazine, Hildenborough Keys. Here is what she wrote:
by Mrs. Muriel Clark
In view of the worldwide media interest in the fate of Mrs. Ashtiani in Iran, I am concerned about the ever increasing Islamisation of our own country, and think we should take a stand against:
a) uncontrolled immigration of Muslims whose birth rate exceeds that of other groups.
b) allowing Turkey to enter the EU with the inevitable consequence of the increase in our Muslim population.
c) establishment of non-integrated Islamic communities, including no-go areas to so-called infidels in our cities.
d) imposition of sharia laws, taking precedence over our legal and banking systems.
e) halal meat and dairy products stealthily introduced into our prisons, schools and shops.
f) the sometimes intense, and often subtle promotion of Islam in many primary schools in order to influence impressionable young minds.
If we are honest, we know about the oppression of Islamic regimes in Muslim lands, where infidels are not tolerated. Is that what we in Britain really want?
Despite the seeming lack of faith in our Christian heritage, even in sections of the Church nowadays, I am convinced that by far the majority do not welcome these undoubted pressures to bring our country into submission to Islam.
All fair comment. This lady has voiced what many people are thinking and was supported by the magazine’s editor, Nick Hawkins and the Reverend John Chandler. She is right to voice her concerns, after all we live in a country that values free speech.
No, clearly I was wrong. Mrs. Clark is a bigot who needs slapping down with the full force of the law. Well at least according to gutless dhimmi wannabe local politician Steve Dawe of Tonbridge’s Green Party that is.
I hope those responsible indicate this was a mistake, and will never occur again. If not, then this is clearly a matter for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who may wish to bring a case on the grounds of incitement to religious hatred.
Bet that’ll shut the demented old biddy up, eh? Can’t have her opening up a debate on Islamification in case people start looking more deeply and discover she has a valid point. After all, religious hatred is a horrid thing and Mrs Clark pointing out the bloody obvious is far more dangerous than any run-of-the-mill, religiously motivated incitement to commit mass murder.
Naturally, another local politician had to weigh in with his two happ’orth. Here’s what Southborough Conservative Councillor and member of the West Kent Muslim Association Nasir Jamil had to say:
Islamisation is a very sensitive issue.
Quite. Anyone who dares raise the subject and asks searching questions gets gagged by threats of prosecution or is branded a racist or a hatemonger. Why is that?
Her views are a bit extremist and it’s a bit out of the blue. It really hurts us.
Bollocks! This is what extremism out of the blue looks like and it not only hurts, it kills.
How can they publish it, especially to a small community?
It’s called freedom of expression and is protected by Article 10(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998. The size of the community has bugger all to do with anything.
It creates a bad impression that Muslims are extremists.
Oh really? An eighty year old pensioner expressing her concerns frightens you that much? Then what the fuck do you call this, Councillor?
Muriel’s words scared the cunt councillor so much he bent the ear of made a formal complaint to Kent Police. The police subsequently paid a visit to Yasser Balesaria, Imam of Tunbridge Wells mosque. Hopefully to take a statement rather than advice. But the councillor didn’t let the subject rest there.
We’ve launched a formal complaint to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the basis that this article incites religious hate.
That’s very civic minded of you, councillor. But let’s not stop there. Mrs. Clark didn’t say anything that hasn’t already appeared in the secular national newpapers so how come you aren’t reporting them too? I mean, the nationals have a circulation of millions whereas the Hildenborough Keys has a readership of around a hundred, if they’re lucky? Is your blinkered focus an oversight perhaps? I hope so otherwise people might begin to think that the persecution of Muriel the Anglican is relgiously motivated. But you’re not religiously motivated are you, councillor? A fair minded pillar of the community like you wouldn’t be dumb enough or religiously motivated enough to extend the witch hunt to demanding the resignation of an Anglican priest and his magazine editor, would you? Oh…
…called for the editor of the St John’s Church-produced magazine, Nick Hawkins, and the Rev John Chandler, to resign from their posts.
If it waddles like a witch hunt and it quacks like a witch hunt…
Local Muslims have been encouraged to petition Tunbridge Wells MP, Greg Clark (no apparent relation). Let’s hope their evidence of religious hatred is more substantial than Muriel being of the Christian persuasion and telling it like it is in the spirit of Fitna. If a singular eighty year old lady can make them cack their trollies so profoundly just think what an army of Muriels could achieve.
I’d like to know why Kent and Sussex Courier journalist, Shams Al-Shakarchi, felt it necessary to print Muriel’s address in his rag.