Killer boasted of stamping on woman's neck
Friday, July 20, 2007
Link: Killer boasted of stamping on woman's neck | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited.
At the risk of encouraging more simpletons to trot out the all-purpose accusation of racism, I shall state the obvious. All cultures are not equally valid. All opinions are not of equal weight. Truth is hard to discover, but it is not relative. The same is true for morality.
A culture which regards it as desirable to rape, torture and murder a young woman who disobeys her father is an ignorant, primitive culture which is inferior to our own (imperfect though ours is).
It is insane that we have allowed such primitives to live in Britain. We need immigrants, but we should be selective. We should not hesitate to discriminate between prospective immigrants on the basis of the contribution they can make to our civilisation, as well as to our economy. This is not a matter of race. Britons of Indian and Chinese descent have made an excellent contribution and are more successful, educationally and economically, than the indigenous population. Incidentally, if racism were a serious problem in Britain, that last statement would not be true.
It would be as wrong to judge Kurdish society by the actions of Mohamad Hama, as it would be to judge British society by the actions of Fred West. However, the elevated "suicide rate" among young Asian women in Britain suggests that this is no isolated example
British society is flawed and there are many things we need to improve, but if we lack the moral strength to defend our own culture and mores we deserve to fall. At some point, we need to decide if that is to be our fate.
Let the accusations of racism begin - and to hell with those who make them. My contempt for them is almost as boundless as that for Mohammed Hama and his friends.
I echo Pommy's question... How does one go about excluding primitive, hateful, dangerous people without devolving into racism? It's a hard line to toe.
Posted by: Ruthie | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 04:39 AM
How would you change immigration policy to reflect these views?
Posted by: pommygranate | Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 12:40 AM
I heard in Church from a young British Woman of Pakistani origin who had to run away from home to avoid being flown to Pakistan for an arranged marriage by her father ( Inman of the local Mosque). She had to get help from a Christian family, as all the 'community' would have instantly shopped her back to her father.
Latter on when she was living independently her father found out where she was and lead a mob of men to her house shouting and demanding she come outside. She was in fear of her life and just hid under a bed and prayed - as she'd converted to Christianity.
She now helps other people who want to leave "the religion of peace" who need protection to stay alive - in the UK home counties !!
It is, I am afraid, just racism on the part of many of us that we are not more concerned about all this. In Bradford a large number of young Muslim girls just won't come back to school next year - they will have been married off in Pakistan.
If they we're white the Guardianista's would care - as they are from the 'community' the blessing of English law and freedom would be deemed too racist. We should all be muuch more ashamed of all this than we are.
Posted by: Man in a Shed | Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 08:26 PM
A thoughtful piece, and you hit the nail on the head.
But i fear political correctness and all that it implies will hasten to the downfall of our society
Posted by: Ian | Friday, July 20, 2007 at 10:18 AM
Bel has touched on this recently. The REC claims their motivation is fighting racism but beneath the surface it is clear to me that there is a contempt for the welfare of women; we must stand firm ageists this tide of multicultural moral relativism. Only through pride in our own culture and values can we combat the slide into chaos.
Posted by: Wolfie | Friday, July 20, 2007 at 08:56 AM