Friday, June 08, 2007

"Time Out London heralds the dawn of the Islamic British utopia"

I'm still trying to figure out of the column is a joke or not. The UK has been slouching towards dhimmitude, so it may not be that far-fetched to think this guy's serious. I happen to think he is. Anywho, from Hot Air: have to read it to believe it. It’s a whitewash for the ages, beginning with a sneering dismissal of right-wing worries about a “society where women are second-class citizens, same sex relationships a crime and Sharia law enforces terrible public disfigurement and death” and segueing into section by section hosannas to the genius of Islamic civilization.

From the prostration during prayers, which keeps the joints supple, to the health benefits of banning alcohol and enforcing halal dietary laws to the “revolutionary effect” it would have on education and self-discipline if schools had a little more of a madrassa vibe to them, we’re in for a golden age, kids.

Through it all, two themes recur: the author’s blithe insistence that any failings in the Islamic world are due to “social factors,” not religion, and the contempt he shows for his own culture, most notably in his description of eating habits and the genuinely astonishing assertion that London on balance will become “a little less cruel” thanks to the compulsory donations to charity. As for the section on inter-faith relations and “the guiding hand of Islam,” the less said, the better.

I do like how he regards concerns about this scenario as being exclusively the province of the right-wing, though. Too true, my friends, too true.

Read this "jawdropper", as LGF describes it:
Race relations
Under Islam all ethnicities are equal. Once you have submitted to Allah you are a Muslim – it doesn’t matter what colour you are. End of story.

Oh. My. Allah. I may have just officially seen it all. "All you have to do is abandon whatever faith, if any, you currently have and submit to Allah. Life's a bowl of cherries henceforth.


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