shoot yourself in the foot

is an expression that people use to describe if a measure you take, turns out detrimental against yourself.

British establishment and conservationists always want to help promote the establishment, of which the Church of England is an important cornerstone.

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St James the Less church

Church of England schools were long seen as the ultimate part of the pro-English upbringing of those wanting to serve Queen and country.

The church being the glue that holds the social fibre of English society together, educated mind and spirits. Yet an essential part of English society was the emergence of unions, which branched out of working-class environments and became an integral part of life.

Along comes our latest bout of Conservative government seeking to destroy the stronghold unions have on the confidence of the working classes. This of course includes the pocket so Muslim immigrants who follow special social rules culminating in Sharia law.

Easy peasy things thinks the government, we just shake it all up, we get rid of the unions and the radical Islamist scourge at the same time.

There then followed a strong rule change, making working compulsory, forcing people to accept any job on offer and reducing work security through a change in working contracts law.

Also, to throw into the mix came the idea to “increase the quality of schooling” by allowing free schools and by tearing schools away from councils and getting them directly funded by government e.g. through the academy system.

Whilst previously we saw a shortage of school places, we now see an oversaturation of educational provision. Schools open everywhere but people generally have less children because of working law and benefit changes.

All the uprooting of social connections, suitably assisted by changes in housing law and provision thoroughly shook society to the core.

In Tower Hamlets just about the only traditional education available was through Church of England schools. Yet academies and free schools have mushroomed out of nowhere, leaving Muslim children to attend non-church schools with often 85-95% Muslims, whilst the Catholic kids, cram into the few Catholic schools.

The Church of England, through its Liberal approach suffers from a loss of church attendance and general lack of draconian church discipline, is not very attractive to Muslims who experience much more pressure to follow strict religious rules and enjoy the feeling of being forced to adhere to a religious life-style.

That makes Church of England schools less attractive to those who want to experience dogma.

Tower Hamlets has long been the source of constant political controversy and is run by more or less left-wing factions of the Labour Party and similar constellations of political movements like AspireRespect or Tower Hamlets First.

The current Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, who was seen as a moderate leader by many, is however very keen to rid Tower Hamlets of one of the oldest Church of England schools at the earliest opportunity. It is just another weapon to stab local society into the heart of traditional values and help undermine the Monarchy.

Had this Conservative government not sought to change society to the core with a flurry of legal changes, we would not be in this situation that English traditional education is being disbanded in this part of London.

Any benefit that may have shown through ‘better’ academy schools is wiped out by disturbance constant change brings. Children need to feel safe not only physically but also mentally by being able to rely on those services, adults around them, knowing they can grow up into society and contribute to that society at a later stage.

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Raine’s Foundation, C.o.E. Secondary in Bethnal Green

The children of Raine’s Foundation school in Tower Hamlets are being torn apart from their brand-new school, strewn into the wind of education and lost the ability to concentrate on their GCSE and A-levels because their school is threatened by closure.

The last thing, kids want to worry about is finding a school or changing school when they need to concentrate on years of course work to get the best results. The travesty is that the education and teachers at Raine’s are very good and pupils can achieve best results, they do run a Year 11 High Attainment Program in conjunction with Stem. Why do they want to close a school that produces top class achievers, just because it is a Church of England school?

Most parents choose schools wanting peace of mind, being able to leave their children there till 6. Form and then go onto university or into a working life.

Yet the chopping and changing politics by this current government has thrown everything around into a big mixing bowl of social change and nobody is any the wiser of what is happening.

Of course, being able to plan ahead has become a luxury and that is what this government wants, they do not want people to get too comfortable because happy people are dangerous people who can start to demand even better than they have.

So, this Conservative government in fact chips away on conservative values and education by creating a whirlwind social environment that destroys all conservative values and creates anxiety and fear among our young people.

That is one of the reasons why kids now feel they need to demonstrate about the climate emergency instead of going to school, why school kids feel they need knives to protect themselves as they no longer feel safe as nothing can be relied upon any longer. Parents aren’t even at home after school any longer to calm down any fears, parents are forced into working instead of being there to parent.

Everthing is being eroded for working people, starting by housing, to working contracts and schooling. The reduction of policing services has another detrimental impact onto society.

Getting rid of everything known and comforting is perhaps the biggest mistake this government makes.

There are no particular problems at Raine’s Foundation, yet over-crowded popular schools often attract the most problems. But the per-pupil funding will prefer big problem schools before smaller, high quality schools because of the funding formulae.

Just today, the World Economic Forum published figures to show how stress severely affects our University Students, which means the format of education needs to change, to become more user friendly rather than production belt style.

Raine’s provides that friendly but high quality education, that is of excellent quality.  Universities must follow a model that produces happy students.

 

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What about the fire service?

Currently the most powerful person in Britain is obviously the Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, who said he will resign his Conservative membership if Boris Johnson becomes the new leader.

Mohammed Amin MP, will not forget what Boris said and neither should we forget that Boris Johnson is responsible for reducing the number of fire fighters we have in London and who avtively asked for the reduction in fire stations.

A loss of Muslim support will bring a lot more Labour voters at the next general election guaranteed.

That is especially important on the day that Grenfell victims hold a memorial service.

Unfortunately most Conservatives who voted for Boris Johnson in the leadership race so far, live in the past, they only remember the good old times but have forgotten what happened since the London Mayor Johnson.

Doing Brexit is not the most important issue in Britain at the moment. Causing widespread unrest in Britain with a Boris selections is.

And would Boris Johnson want to entice business to invest in climate friendly technology with his blank cheque offer of tax cuts for the rich?

 

Penned out

How can anybody be charged with an offence if the remarks made make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

It seems completely outlandish to even think that residing Muslims could be compared to Nazis in any capacity whatsoever. The remarks are so off the mark that nobody could possibly belief them.

If Le Pen actually believes what she said, and if anybody admires her for it, then they are all completely and totally crackers. Perhaps the only thing Le Pen could be guilty of is admiration of Hitler. Both seem equally mad.

 

It’s the principle that counts

One country, two religion is the over-simplified formula, the Daily Mail published today. They talked about church attendance for Church of England or Muslim services in local East London Mosques.

For me, there is a simple scientific explanation for varying church attendances. Those churches with the biggest principles, whether right or wrong, attract the most worshippers. Those churches who are very tolerant and understanding just do not attract people to come in.

What is of course missing in the Daily Mail article, is a picture of the Our Lady of  Assumption church on Sunday masses, they fill 3 churches full each weekend. But then again, the Catholic church holds strong beliefs, the Muslims hold strong beliefs but those Liberal churches do not.

I do not just mean strong religious beliefs but strong worldly beliefs that reflect directly from the scripture.

Beliefs are definitely churches’ business or mind your own business, mind your believers.

Can we learn from Muslims?

Islam is gaining memento and more influence all over the world. But what can we learn from them. It is veracity. It secretly impresses people that Muslims stick to their ‘guns’ and attack others who mock them, at least that is how Muslims perceive the latest edition of a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, that meant to celebrate the win of a Muslim political party in the recent Tunisian elections with a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, calling him the editor in chief. I thought that Germans do hot have a sense of humour but that is definitely surpassed by Muslims, who are even more sensitive to mockery.

People admire it if they know they belong and some strong defence is put onto a group.  I think Christianity is suffering from a softening of the attitude and the softer Christianity gets the less want to be part of it. Tolerance is nice and good but it drives people away rather than attract them.

Charlie Hebdo has been completely destroyed. But then, when I read that they are planning to run such a cartoon a few days ago, I was anticipating that this would happen, as it always has happened as soon as a non-Muslim organisation of any stripe tends to get humorous with Islam. All the reaction Muslims are going to get is an apologist ‘we won’t do that again’ attitude an that shows the weakest always perish. Unfortunately that is still the stark reality in life. What the west tends to do is attack whole countries and destroy their leaders like they did with Gaddafi and Hussein but that is as far as it goes. The system there then just recovers, slightly adapted but no less still the same in structure and belief.

Overall Muslims enjoy a renaissance of Islam and they are getting stronger by the minute, simply because they stick to their beliefs and do not give in. It has now become satirical also in the sense that the USA has been driven from their leadership in Unesco.

What is really important in the strength of Muslims is their domestic daily routine, that is thoroughly drenched by religious rites, whilst former Christians have faded into oblivion and flirt with all types of religions or none at all. Whilst the Communist blocks who are fiercely anti-religious enjoy equally strong leadership and advance in economic terms in the world as we can see in China and Russia, the Christian block simply fades away in ideological, economic terms. Christians have one thing in common and that is indecisiveness and lack of conviction.  Strangely enough Christians still live in the belief that it is them who rules the world but that is only repeated in the official brain-washing propaganda machine. A bit self-deluding really.  They rely on banking mechanism, which is not so important in real terms because people can always live as long as they get some supply of food and water.  Civilisations have come and gone with the ages and I think this one has soon surpassed itself.

In essence it is really important that whatever you do, you do it thoroughly and not half-hearted and that always impresses.

I do not mean to express sympathy with the action that destroyed this French publisher I merely mean to say that there is a considerable world-wide support for one religion that does not accept our laws but only sticks to their own and is showing strength of character in doing so.  The moral of this story is that if you are really fed up with live, just mock Muhammad and wait what happens.  But on the other hand if you mock Jesus, you get an apology for having been offended by his name.

A right to revolution

Just as rulers have a right for self-preservation, masses have a god-given right for revolution.  Where the recent riots in England a failed attempt to start a  mass revolution?

Hardly because the current leaders can count on a public mandate that voted them into power. The other negative reason is of course the fact that the average English citizen doesn’t eat grass for dinner.

Having watched ‘Horrible history’ on a children’s program channel yesterday I learned that the average Jacobinian  had to sustain themselves by eating grass, which is a far cry from the cake that the French Queen suggested they eat when they feel hungry and cannot afford bread.

How did the starving masses know that the french royal would bathe in crushed strawberries? Most likely by word of mouth, because servants would tell their families and also suppliers would boast about the trade. That is if the strawberries were bought. There was no democracy then, rulers were appointed by birth-right.

Today’s rulers call on the mandate that they have been asked to rule us. Even though participation in elections is receding, there still are elections held before somebody can say we are the government.

Prior to the elections I was fascinated to read Cameron’s book and within it, he hailed the rights of the individual, was against government control and now after the riots his stance seems to have changed. Now he condones harsher sentences for silly crimes to keep control of the population that rebelled under his rule. His former libertarian views have changed to despotism and harsh justice. We can now see what a weasel the man really is.

When in French times the word was spread by mouth, it is now spread by social media and that helped to organise many meetings, including parties, which parents often enough lamented about. Yet do the masses have the freedom of speech to invite to come to a riot? It is seen as calling for violence and destruction and is therefore forbidden. But in effect masses have a right to revolution if only enough can get together to see it through. In today’s climate no revolution will succeed without the support of the police and the army and so it seems that no success could be achieved if living standards remain at the level as they do now.

But hope is at hand for future revolutionaries because Cameron and Osborne want to put on the pressure and remove people’s benefits and their abode. Whilst it is in the best interest of the masses generally to keep public order and to protect the supply chain of food to all corners of the country; the situation will change if not all can purchase that food any longer because their benefits have been removed. I can imagine it will be very difficult to find enough grass to eat in  inner cities because the lawns are always cut short by gardeners, so what would the starving revert to eating?

Cameron fought the introduction of ID cards hand and foot but they were a method to count and be counted. If now people are removed from the benefits system, they simply do not exist in many data bases and can be made to disappear easier, to work camps perhaps Mr Cameron?

We constantly see how the international community takes the right to interfere into other countries poor human rights record. We invaded Iraq, United Nations helps to topple Gaddafi. But as much as we interfere there, they take the right to interfere here and this has become a 2-way process.  They do send terrorists to cause severe damage but now they do not have to bother that much because our own are already so dissatisfied that they cause damage themselves.

As we could see from the most recent riots, the rioters were mainly white and from either poor white backgrounds or from even rich white backgrounds. A large part of rioters were black. Yet the majority of Asians kept out of it and I think this is because they have a relatively well-functioning community with an ethnic and often grey economy that keeps people in work and mentally occupied whilst many white and black youngster simply cannot get a job.

Mr Cameron wants to give austere punishment to people from his own racial background and black people who are most likely Christian whilst Muslims get to continue their settlement in peace and prosperity. There is a racial element to this in indirect terms because of participation in the riots.

On the world-wide scene the age-old rivalry between Christians and Muslims still exists and if Cameron goes on to stipulate harsher sentences for Christians in their homeland, he makes it easier for Muslims to widen their communities and quality of life whilst white people and Christians still cannot find jobs. It shows a poor understanding of people’s communities and a nil capacity to help people develop successful communities because harsher prison sentences do not improve jobs or general happiness, they simply lock people away.

Considering that this government contains dubious characters in the form of Osborne, who once made a living by hosting sex parties and Glegg, who seems to have been caught burning down garden sheds when he was 16, people could be reluctant to take their advice. Just to mention here that the Norwegian terrorist who killed many held many Libertarian views and called himself a Christian Conservative.

Yet again, today’s government can count on the public mandate to rule and people who have voted them in, are unlikely to throw them out by mass uprising. I think if people stayed away from elections then they are more prepared to revolt against those who have been voted in by a minority.  But the unemployment figures are relatively tiny compared to those who are in jobs and so the creeping removal of fringe benefits for the unemployed and the harsher treatement of those who break the law, will propably not raise any eyebrows yet until some direct harm is done to those who find themselves victims of government persecution.

Breivik, the interim analysis

I don’t think I will bother reading Breivik’s thesis because of his action. But from a comment left on this earlier blog, where I link to his Manifesto, I can detect that Breivik talks a lot about how brutal some passages in the Quran are. If we look at the bible we can find similarly aggressive passages. But the comment reminds me of the Dutch MP Geert Wilders who was taken to court over racism in incitement of violence I belief. From this article we can take that he is anti-Islam and that brought him trouble. Yet Wilders only talks about his hatred and expresses his beliefs  and that got him into court.

The fact is that we are living in this perfect politically correct world and that nobody can just let out a remark. People of high public standing find themselves in the press because they uttered a private remark in their dressing rooms and often enough politicians say something in a long speech and one sentence is taken out of it and blown out of all proportions to convict that person publicly of saying the wrong thing, that is not politically correct.

In this context it is not surprising that individuals think they feel a need to express their views more violently than they would if they could discuss their views in private. It is simply not fashionable to have any right-wing views.

But then the action of Breivik is bad enough for me not to want to read his manifesto, but the discussion is ongoing its just that one simply cannot take part. What Breivik’s action has shown is that Western civilisation has got a problem with itself. It was a self-destructive action because if you hate Islam then you do not go around killing fellow members of your own race. Unfortunately the western world is too good in getting rid of itself. In Europe we saw wars waging between fellow countries. World War II saw the distraction of many white men, supposedly in defence of the superior Arian race. Yet Hitler himself was not even blonde and blue-eyed he just said the right thing at the right time and that took him on to the public admiration ladder. Germans at that time hated Jews, who controlled the economy and that talk of the wonderful blue-eyed superior race just turned them on because they suffered repression. Yet Hitler himself came from an Arabic background and he led the white, blonde, blue-eyed people into their death. It’s this blind admiration that now led to an immense amount of immigration. Now we want to show the world how tolerant we really are when before we were selective and tried to enslave the rest of the world in the Colonies.

It is not only that though it is generally that Western civilisation laid the foundation stone for its own demise. Whilst we developed technology and transport to visit foreign shores, we also allowed those former third world inhabitants to travel back to us and gave them the technology to now surpass us to the point that the USA lost their AAA credit rating. I suppose China and India will take their place. We are always in this do-gooder position where we think we have to bring salvation to those who are suppressed and just need this injection of western civilisation to get happy.

But that is completely the wrong approach. It is in my view simply because some Westerners could get rich quicker that we developed the multi-racial policies. It was not the Labour Party but it were industrialists and business leaders who developed that. They learned that if they opened businesses abroad they could make more money, they could sell their wares to other countries to the point that the economies in their own homelands died.

Unfortunately I think Breivik is not all that clever but that is not uncommon. It is sad that money in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. The greed of business magnates led to earth warming and now to the demise of western civilisation. Politicians are only ever the spokes persons of those business leaders because that is where they get most of their funding from. Even the unions are only mouthing off because they find their existence in doing the work that help the business magnates to make more money, the union members are the ones that manufacture the goods, that pollute our world.

Breivik just did damage to his own race, he makes propaganda for Islam rather than against it because in saying he hates Islam and killing Christians as a Christian is a type of cultural suicide. I think that should be discussed. We really need to allow more open discussion and not get to a point where anybody who is somebody needs to consult a lawyer before they even open their mouth.

Again it is only that businesses profit more from international relations that we are not allowed to make the odd Irish joke, put down somebody because they got red hair or are fat or other silly reasons. This does not produce more harmony, it does produce more underlying hate and subversives.

The recent Tottenham riots have shown how the increasingly violent management of the public, in the shooting of a father of four now again led to riots. This is also going to get worst in my view because we now get a stronger Territorial Army with guerilla type groups operating, which I think will lead to gang wars and more violence on our streets. What we as a civilisation have to do is to define ourselves and think whether we want to develop as a Christian civilisation and if we do, we will have to discriminate against those who are not Christian or stop pretending that we are a Civilisation because we do not longer have grounds to exist if we do not wish to be a Christian civilisation.

We simply do not help ourselves to kill each other in any case. So from that point of view Breivik’s action was cowardly and merely the activity of a frustrated individual who killed his fellow citizens. I think a trial will help to discuss the point of our civilisation and to show that we simply cannot go around and kill each other just to show that we hate somebody else.  I think that Al Qaeda could not have done a better action and that Breivik played into their hands and therefore has surrendered his claim to being a Christian Conservative.  His action is that of a traitor on his own civilisation and heritage just as Wikileaks does a similar activity on the publication front.

I do not agree that the war in Afghanistan can do us any good, the Islamic world will not be disturbed by it and all we do is send many fine young men into their deaths and waste their lives. However it is unforgivable to betray them like it is done by Wikileaks and it weakens the defences of those troops even more. Unfortunately there are many white people out there now who are frustrated, maybe simply sexually and turn on their own race to let out their frustrations. But this is not a game any longer and I think political and business leaders should re-think international strategies to save their own heritage. But maybe the Wikileaks intelligence helped the Taliban to kill those American Elite troops en mass, which is a sad thing. Assange is a mere traitor and does help the Taliban, that is the simplest explanation. Julian Assange started his publication but it went against his own people.

We as Christian civilisation should stop to try to go out into the world and think we can just change the ways of other cultures. We are losing our own ground and destroy ourselves in the process as a culture. We started all those useless wars Vietnam was just one example but now at least with the Afghan war some sense is seen and there is a withdrawal on the horizon.  I think we should change strategies to help re-establish a common dialectic instead of having to support the harsh discipline of todays politics. There is little discussion possible on the ground, several political parties have lamented that and this is causing the downfall of our democracy if no changes are made. I do agree if things go on as they do we’ll end up with an Islamic world that will discriminate against Christians but the destruction of our current civilisation is not going to help prevent this. I think it is a matter of public discussion to ask questions why commercial developments favour a wider spread and Islamization of the world

Traditionally right-wingers are against Jews but that classic grudge is not going to help our Christian civilisation to prosper as we have seen that Hitler’s tactics simply helped to destroy Christianity and opened up the way for internationalization of commerce. If you are anti-jew today, you are automatically pro-palestine, but is that a good development, no it isn’t. We have to look who today’s world benefits the most and that information is simply not published and if Wikileaks wants to benefit western civilisation then they should rather disclose financial information than miliary secrets.

We mustn’t forget that Arabian business have huge resources and they can pay for many things to further the advance of Islam and that often enough white people are used to help their cause. Today’s western emancipation is often enough a cause for white men to do silly things simply because they cannot find sexual fulfilment and feel unhappy over this. I think this is the most single reason for men to abandon their own social circles and turn violent. Let’s face it today’s attempts to make men and women the same in those anti-discrimination laws is more than stupid and so far removed from reality that it just is laughable. Women with children are supposed to work to root out single parenthood but it will simply only strengthen those who are married and allow their wives to have many children, which is now mainly the Muslims who live that way.

If I look around me I see hundreds of Muslim men go to local Mosques every day whilst their women are at home and have babies or look after them whilst single mothers with only one child are told to find themselves a job. The only stop that is put to families having lots and lots of children is the ceiling on benefits. There is an attempt to stop forced marriage but then the European Human Rights Act helps to counteract this. There are too many do-good regulations, which all contradict each other and lead to unhappiness. Yes, there are too many rules, which are too complicated and can be exploited for the wrong reasons.

Our western communities are destabilised with European Union rules that give free movement for workers, which means we will soon just live out of suitcases, live in caravans or travel around to look for jobs. Unfortunately the unions have not helped in that respect because the Unions help the employers to make profits basically for lower and lower wages. It would have been unthinkable only 30 years ago that a worker would have worked evenings or weekends for the same wage. Now you have to work for the minimum wage and agree to work Sundays, evenings and public holidays for the same rate just to get the job. I think that Unions and the Labour Party have betrayed us. It doesn’t help to just ask for a minimum wage or a living wage and work all hours for the same rate of pay.

Our families are being destroyed by this strategy that aims to make men and women the same and forgets about traditional family structures and Christian holidays and our traditional way of life. It helps to settle Islam into our nation if we surrender our Christian holidays to have shops open at all hours and so the workers have to work all hours for the same pay, for less permanent contracts and for less housing benefits and less secure tenancies. It only helps business owners, share holders and the profits of individuals and it helps Islam to settle around the world.

So if anybody doesn’t like the Quran for its values and favours Christianity, they should ask the share-holders and business owners what they do to help Christianity and Christian communities to prosper. Today’s employment strategies are very much like the Zwangsarbeit that Hitler introduced in Germany as we are forced to work for free or take on any job or loose our benefits. Political parties are funded by big money and it is the businesses who have that money or those who earn it from working and so if we want to fight that degradation we have to look on how we can fight this Zwangsarbeit strategies to settle in and not go around shooting young party members of any party.

The work ethic itself is very questionable because many products that are produced today are damaging to health and destroy the environment. We must always think of children first and each individual mother has a duty to do so. From that point of view Breivik is an idiot who hasn’t got a clue, he is just a brat who gotten hold of some material and weapons and transformed himself into one of those violent games figures and caused unnecessary death to innocent young lives and to other members of the community. Murder is never acceptable in my view. Yet in today’s world it has become accepted that left-wing killings were good. We saw the Bolschewiks kill the Tsar, we saw the French revolution kill aristocrats.

One good development after World War II was the benefit society we live in today just that we Western nations started to develop the equal opportunities alongside it whilst other cultures kept on discriminating against those who did not fit in with leading beliefs. We separated the church from the state and now have a mixed culture that is grinding itself to a halt. I think we should just stop trying to be do-gooder as we will not change the world in a decade.

It is true that increasing immigration will further dilute Christian society but killing young Labour Party members is hardly going to make any difference whatsoever, the opposite is the case it helps to strengthen Islam more because there are less Christians to discuss the matter. It is today’s Liberalism and laws that only help profiteering, which is something that is condemned in the bible.

Of course it is often frustrated young Christian men who could not cope with either their emotions or rejected dreams that often turned to crime and ended up in the rapidly filling prisons whilst other immigrants who live to strict Islamic codes kept on finding that personal fulfillment simply because they got the woman at home and at least their sex lives are guaranteed every day. But that problem is caused by our do good, equal opportunities society that allows some to imprison women in their homes and live to strict Islamic laws whilst Christians had nowhere to turn to, to find satisfaction.

We are not helping

I do not think that the governments attempt to assist the rebellion of Syrian rebels is actually helping those rebels, the opposite is the case, it just helps to concentrate rebels better and then the government forces find it easier to eliminate them. Our leaders have completely misunderstood the reasons for those rebellions in any case. Syrian forces killed at least 80 rebels in the city of Hama recently. It would have been much more clever to keep out of those rebellious countries and rather nurtured a long-standing relationship with rebels rather than feed the flame to quick and ill-thought through actions, just to be get those rebels killed, so that we can point the finger at those regimes to find reasons to complain about their poor human rights record in the future

In the case of China, our current Conservative government was quick and furious and very proud to make a huge commercial contract with China, whilst the Chinese government has not made real efforts to improve its Human Rights record and very recently killed 15 during unrests in Kashgar, Xinjiang. That province has an Uighur minority, which is basically Muslim as this report shows.

Most of the current unrests, especially in the Islam and Eastern regions are fuelled by religious conflict. Our government is not clever enough to realise that those racial Islamists simply want to force through harsher Islamic rule and mostly also Sharia Laws. Our government is blinded by trying to establish democracy and thinks that supporting such countries or the rebels within will help to establish this. I do not know what planet our current government official live on. The whole foreign policy strategy currently is a complete shambles.

Our government simply has not realised that such nations exist in a time-warp, their understanding of human relations probably equals our understanding during or after the middle ages and we cannot just put forward a social evolution clock, I suggest that our current government learns from watching Doctor Who and seriously re-considers their actions before they lead us into doom. Doctor who teaches us that we cannot change the course of history by interfering in a different timeframe, though Dr. Who can visit that time frame. What this government doesn’t understand is the fact that those cultures they are meddling in are living culturally in a different time frame though overall we are living at the same time.

The liberation of Bin Laden’s wives

There is a link to a comprehensive overview of the proceedings that led to Bin Laden’s killing and closure of his compound in Pakistan. There has been a military operation against a person who lived as a civilian but carried out military terrorist war type actions against nations. That is the new face of war that with the guerilla phenomenon we see this problem of persons apparently living like ordinary people being in charge of armies and operating like military. They expect to be treated like civilians but act like army. It’s a bit puzzling and opened many questions of operational legality.

What is however most disturbing about Bin Laden’s lifestyle, is that one of his 3 wives, a Yemeni woman, asserted that she had not left her room for 5 years, that she had spent her whole time in the compound in that one room.

I had read on other sources that strict Islamist husbands expect a woman to sit in one room on a chair, heavily dressed all day and every day or they would make themselves liable to sexual attack (e.g. rape from other men). Just think there were 13 children in the compound and their mothers where never allowed to leave their rooms. How unhealthy is it if a woman is never allowed to leave her room? In western terms that would be unlawful imprisonment of a person.

I have a right to be a Christian – more housing issues

I do not rely on any statistics here but merely on what my personal impressions are from what I have seen and what I have seen over the years I resided here in Bethnal Green, which is part of Tower Hamlets, what I have seen is that many Christian buildings, whether churches, schools or community centers were dismantled and/or converted into housing. Whilst Christian buildings were converted into housing, I have seen a steady rise in Muslim prayer centres all over the area. More Mosques, less churches. When Christian buildings give way to housing, housing gives way to Mosques, so it seems to me.

Yet it seems to me that Muslim prayer centres are funded by public money whilst the Christian churches suffer from a lack of finance and for that reason have to sell up and convert into housing. I seem to detect a little bit of inequality here. Why is it that public money is used to convert public buildings into Muslim prayer centres and not into housing when the shortage of housing is so apparent?

Apparent examples are Christian churches in Bethnal Green Road and in Hackney road turned into housing complexes.  A former Lutheran church and school in Whitechapel turned into a housing complex.

Yet Muslim prayer centres sprang up everywhere. Our local council housing office was converted into a Muslim prayer centre. It would be interesting to work that out  in square meters how many Christian buildings were converted into housing whilst public community buildings were converted into Muslim prayer centres.

More interesting still is the finance of such facilities. St. John’s on Bethnal Green C.o.E. church, relied on a lottery grant for maintenance and many Christian churches suffer lack of finance. Whatever happened to church tax? Whilst we are squeezed for money people have hardly got enough to live on and cannot financially support churches. So it’s the churches that get abandoned by lack of financial funding whilst public monies are used to help Muslim churches. This seems highly unequal to me.

Christian churches also did a lot of valuable community work and whilst our governments worked hard to dismantle Christianity and the Christian infrastructure, local government administrations work hard and finance Muslim community centres, Mosques and therefore further the communities around that religion. Whilst of course we see an increase in anti-social behaviour of white youths all over he country, which is coupled with a decline in church attendance.

I think central government has to make an effort to make community care cheaper all around and use Christian communities rather than help destroy them and replace them with expensive white elephants, called local governments that are supposed to be non religious whilst at the same time paying for the upkeep of Islam whilst neglecting Christianity.  Well, I am not sure how exactly religion is financed in this country, still it requires planning applications to build anything on any land and the ratio of using public space for religion doesn’t seem to be in favour of Christian uses in any case.

I keep on noticing more and more how expensive it has become a be a Christian because Christian communities and churches do not get much public funding they rely on their members to prop them up and that is in principle wrong when Christian churches do an invaluable amount of community work. Yet our governments do everything to support foreign aid at the expense of keeping our own societies intact and healthy.

Even from my own perspective, I am a white immigrant from Germany, who came here to East London with the Lutheran religion, I found that nothing had been done to help me keep up contacts with other German speakers, local authority publications are never translated into German and I find it too expensive to travel into areas, where I could be mingling with other German speakers. As a white Christian nothing has been done to help me preserve my German mother tongue, the opposite was the case I was constantly bullied over my ethnic origin; that of course leads to emotional suffering, emotional suffering that Muslims and ethnic immigrants are spared because they get served. Why is there an assumption that white Christians do not need any support but only ethnic immigrant do?  

Yet whilst Germans are constantly bullied because of the former World Wars the support of Islam in the UK led to an uprising and strengthening of ethnic terrorism and a stigmatization of Muslims all over the country, whilst they still get plenty of public finance to further that religion by way of positive discrimination.

First and foremost we must concentrate on keeping peace and harmony throughout all communities but what causes friction is the one-sided support that some communities get and not others. Government now works feverishly to reverse the strengthening of particularly Muslim social problems that prevent a mixing of cultures like forced marriage but unless government has a clear direction we will never see any change in the social mix.  But particularly housing problems will not be solved if valuable space can be occupied by Muslims simply for religious purposes whilst that land could be used for housing.  Of course needless to say that local economies are also short of space for businesses. I have however heard that there is an over-abundance of vacant garage spaces throughout Tower Hamlets.

What governments have forgotten is regulatory legislation that determines the right to religion for all cultures in this country. When we were predominantly Christian, the finance of churches was solved via a church tax, similarly to IR tax. Churches made good use of that money and delivered cheap and effective community care but now, since that finance was removed from Christian churches, the decline of society has steeply risen.

To avoid ethnic clashes, why not say, there is a right to so many churches per 10.000 of any religion and that should be financed by government funding, instead of supporting only some religions and not others. This would also avoid over-saturation of some religions at the expense of wider communal needs. There should also be a right to religious association for minorities and help to support social contact for religious minorities.

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