Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Provocative spite

I don't believe that the rumoured march by Moslem extremists through Wootton Bassett was ever anything more than a spiteful provocation by the group who are alleged to be planning it, but I'm also pretty sure that the man who floated the idea was not expecting the sort of backlash it has brought.

I'm sure he realised it would cause controversy - that was the whole idea - but I think he underestimated the depth of feeling that this would stir up in the British people. The British are famously tolerant, but there have always been limits to it and if you try and rub our noses in the dirt you can usually be sure that the response of the British people will be robust to say the least.

However, I'm not so sure about the British establishment these days - particularly the new "Supreme Court" - and I suspect that the organiser of this march - a man trained in law - will, if needs be, take this to the highest authority claiming that any attempt to prevent this march will be a breach of his "human rights" and I suspect that if he does, those judges will find in his favour.

However, if they do get the go ahead it would represent the perfect opportunity for all those "moderate" Moslems we hear so much about (but rarely see any evidence of) to make their stand. The march, if allowed, will feature 500 protesters marching through Wooton Basssett. Wouldn't it be nice if they were met by a cordon of 5000 Moslem protesters who refuse to allow them to pass?

Will that happen? Somehow I doubt it.


Letters From A Tory said...

"I'm also pretty sure that the man who floated the idea was not expecting the sort of backlash it has brought."

He might not have been, but he'll still be delighted about it.

opsimath said...

'Moderate Muslims'? Like all those 'anti-Hitler Nazi party members'?

Grow up, RS - we destroy this vermin or they destroy us - it's as simple as that.

English Pensioner said...

Unfortunately all Muslims, even if they are strongly against the march, simply will not under any circumstances see any wrong in what a fellow Muslim is doing.
It seems to be an immutable fact of life.
The best way to stop the march would be for the police to say that they fear BNP demonstrations (as there very well might be) and have it banned on the same basis that BNP marches have been stopped in the past.

This Royal Throne of Kings said...

Tend to agree with LFAT, Stan; more's the pity.

Stan said...

LFAT and RTOK - I'm sure he'll be delighted by the publicity.

opsimath - IF those "moderate" Moslems exist then it would be an ideal opportunity for them to show themselves if this march were to be granted permission, don't you think?

Personally, I don't think they will - they never have in the past - because, at the end of the day there is no such thing as "moderate" Islam. Without a moderate form of their religion their can not be moderate Moslems. What is actually meant by the term "moderate Moslem" is a Moslem who doesn't actively participate in the "jihad" against the west .... but they don't actively work against it either.

English Pensioner - that's pretty much how I see it too. Of course, if the group Unite Against Fascism were serious about dealing with fascism they would demonstrate against Islam - but they're not. UAF are, in fact, a fascist group dedicated to preventing free speech and stifling democracy. They are the "brown shirts" of progressivism.

Anonymous said...

If they march, some local farmers should oblige them by emptying a suitable amount of pig slurry over them....