What gives?—the New York Times exposing problems with multiculturalism twice in two days! First, we have a story about Malmo, Sweden (we’ve written a lot about Malmo on these pages) and how the anti-immigrant tide is rising and then we are also told about how England is struggling with the same problems with the clash of civilizations, here. The NYT says the policy shift in the UK on Muslims is “ominous.” Really? For whom?
This is one of the dozens of stories about “refugees” in North Africa at the moment. In this case its about Egyptians trapped in Libya or stranded in Tunisia who want to go home to Egypt. But, guess what, there is no functioning government there thanks to American Leftists (friends of Soros) and union “leaders” who helped bring on the glorious Egyptian “democracy” revolution only a few weeks ago.
From the International Business Times:
The overwhelming flow of humanity – many of them Egyptians with no way to get home – is creating a humanitarian crisis, according to aid workers. Tunisian authorities are unable to cope with the sudden huge influx of people.
More than 20,000 Egyptians are now stranded in Tunisia, a refugee official of the United Nations told the BBC with a desperate need for food, water and shelter.
BBC reported that some Egyptian refugees were chanting: “We want to go home.”
All the people here are demonstrating because they want to go to Egypt,” an Egyptian refugee was quoted as saying. “All countries are sending aircraft to rescue their people – Turkey, Korea, India, Bangladesh – everyone is arriving and leaving except for Egyptians.”
Where is the Egyptian government?
“Where is the Egyptian government? Where is the Egyptian army? Where is the Egyptian ambassador?” one refugee at the border told AFP.
A reminder to readers, two prominent US immigrant and refugee rights organizations, CASA de Maryland and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights are both up to their necks in the Egypt mess because of their involvement with the Organizer’s Forum which helped bring on the revolution in the first place. Check out the Organizer’s Forum board, here.
*See update below*
Word is spreading through blogs and action alerts that the firebrand Muslim cleric, Anjem Choudary,* is coming to demonstrate for Islamic supremacism at the White House later this week. He says he will tell America that the Shariah is coming. Here is a report from the excellent Logan’s Warning blog to bring you up to speed.
As expected, Muslims across the world have started to lock arms in their quest to impose Shariah Law (Islamic Law) on all. For the most part, Muslims in America had confined this call to their barracks…..,errr, I mean Mosques and Islamic conferences. Now, in a brazen display of united force, Muslims calling for the adoption of Shariah in this country plan to march near the White House on March 3rd. The leader of the pack is the U.K.’s Anjem Choudary, a Muslim cleric.
Read on. And, note that Logan has a message for the likes of the revered Republican Grover Norquist (Shariah is compatible with the US Constitution!):
I have heard plenty of “Constitutionalists” stand up for Islam in the name of the 1st Amendment. These misinformed folks believe that Islamic law can co-exist with our Constitutional law. Does it sound like Sharia-loving Muslims care about protecting our Constitution? They only use its provisions against us, and if their movement is not stopped, they will throw the U.S. Constitution into the shredder!
Note that those organizing the pro-Shariah march also have a message at their website for the Far Leftwingers who think they are marching in lock step with Islamists to bring ‘hope and change’ to one big borderless world—-“Communism is dead!”
A counter demonstration is planned for Wednesday by the Alliance of American Patriots.
Two comments that caught my eye
Reader Devlon (at Logan’s Warning) had this to say—bring it on Choudary! (emphasis mine):
I think it’s just what we need. Let these loud, uncouth, untalented thugs march in front of the White House and “demand” that sharia replace the Constitution. Let them be aggressive and threatening. Let them hold up their signs that say ‘Behead those that criticize Islam.” Let them make their ugly faces and let them get violent. Maybe then, finally, Americans will wake up and stop telling themselves silly yarns about all cultures being equally good and equally bad.
And then this! Time to stop Muslim immigration:
And maybe their march in front of the White House will wake us up in a rude enough way that we shut the doors to further Muslim immigration to this country. If that sounds harsh to the libs out there, I would ask them to please point to even one predominately Muslim country where there is not mayhem and bloodshed, and the suffering of women and gays and non-Muslims.
*Sources are telling me that Choudary cannot get into the US, but that doesn’t mean that American Islamists won’t be out in force. I’ll try to keep you posted on the demo and counter-demo as it gets closer.
Update: The Daily Caller has an article on Choudary’s plans but note that he is referred to as a “joke” and a “publicity whore.” He may be both of those things but he also is dead serious and is saying exactly (albeit in inflammatory tones) what Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy is saying with facts in their major report on Shariah in America, here. By making a joke of Choudary it serves to diminish what he is saying and sends everyone back to sleep! Do not go back to sleep!