By Man of Kent
The vast herds of bovine Muslims in this country are naturally mostly led by alpha males but a few females make it to the front, and among these is Sayeeda Warsi.
A few weeks after that Clash of the Pygmies, the 2010 general election, Conservative Party co-chairman Warsi blamed electoral fraud for depriving her party of an outright majority in Parliament.
Warsi, who insisted on being called chairman rather than the gender-specific or piece-of-furniture versions of this position favoured by the likes of Jack Straw, who, when Leader of the Commons in 2007, decreed that ‘chair’ should be used in all parliamentary business, claimed the Tories had lost at least three seats to Labour because of fraud in what she called ‘Asian areas’.
Speaking in an interview with the New Statesman magazine, Warsi, also a baroness and Britain’s first female Muslim cabinet minister, said there were ‘at least three seats where we lost, where we didn’t gain the seat, based on electoral fraud’.
She refused to say exactly which seats they were, but then conceded that they were ‘predominately within the Asian community’.
Asia begins at the Urals in Russia and the Bosphorus at Turkey and ends at the Pacific. This vast area of the world, containing towering mountains, wide lakes, endless forests, the sand of scorching deserts and the ice of the frozen tundra, is home to many peoples. So which of them is she talking about? Ghurkhas from Nepal? Buryats from Siberia? No, of course not.
What she actually meant, and was too coy to say, was Muslims from Pakistan.
Later that day she pulled out of an appearance on the BBC’s Question Time.
According to reports, police had launched 50 criminal inquiries into claims of voter fraud during the election. In the same week that the interview was published five Muslim Conservative Party members in Bradford, including two former councillors, were jailed for their part in a postal vote scam aimed at getting a Tory candidate elected.
Former Bradford city councillors Jamshed Khan and Reis Khan were jailed along with Mohammed Sultan, Mohammed Rafiq and Alyas Khan for attempting to pull off a vote fraud that involved making up more than 3,000 fraudulent votes.
And in May of that year, a Conservative councillor in Walsall, Mohammed Munit, appeared in court charged with voter fraud relating to his victory in the May 2008 elections.
There were also many cases of electoral fraud by Muslims in the Liberal Democrat party. And all this in a country that had never experienced voter fraud before.
But it is not surprising, for Pakistan, one of the most corrupt countries in the world, has no record of successful participatory democracy and politics is used solely for personal gain and enrichment.
Voter fraud has been imported by settlers from a part of the world that has no tradition of democracy or probity.
They have brought their culture with them. Culture is not like a coat that can be taken off at the arrival desk of an airport. A deeply dishonest people remain deeply dishonest wherever they are; and, as E M Forster showed in his 1924 novel A Passage to India, justice, legality and honesty mean nothing on that subcontinent, where court cases are decided not on what is true or false but on what is the less untrue.
Before independence, two years were spent on drawing up a constitution, only for India to slip back into its customary manner of conducting politics, through routine nepotism and bribery backed up by the occasional assassination.
In England, Muslim politicians at all levels, from local councillors to government ministers, are inordinately involved in corruption scandals, both electoral and financial.
They instantly claim innocence and many of the cases remain unproven but the sheer number of these suspicious cases is itself compelling.
The New Statesman interview was conducted at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters, the interviewer being a fellow ethnic named Mehdi Hasan, who reported that at her first cabinet meeting she wore a pink-and-gold ‘shalwar kameez’, with no explanation, as though the likes of me could be expected to know what a shalwar kameez is.
This sort of stuff is becoming increasingly common in articles about Muslims. It illustrates Muslims’ sinister cultural encroachment.
And during the interview, Hasan glances over his shoulder at the open-plan office behind him, where dozens of young men and women are hunched over computers - ‘yet,’ he writes, ‘Warsi and I seem to be the only non-white faces on the entire floor’.
Now he knows how the likes of me feel on any bus in London.
Warsi also once said on television that fellow Muslims who had just pelted her with eggs in a Luton street were ‘idiots who do not represent the majority of British Muslims’. Apparently Muslims who plant bombs or throw eggs do not count.
She accused them of not being proper Muslims. They said the same of her. They shouted abuse at her in Arabic and Urdu even though she was born in Dewsbury and they too were born in England, apart from one who came from Jamaica, who converted to the religion of peace while in jail for grievous bodily harm.
When Labour was still in power she also said she did not want to see more Muslim MPs. Speaking at a dinner in Yorkshire in honour of the president of Kashmir on May 4th 2010, she said, ‘One of the lessons we have learnt in the last five years in politics is that Muslims that go to parliament don’t have any morals or principles.’
She contradicts this thought in the New Statesman interview. Now, when she is herself in a position of power, she sets herself up as a champion of all ethnics: ‘We will play our role and then we will have a new generation of BME [Black and Minority Ethnic] politicians.’
This new generation of ‘BME’ politicians will naturally include many Muslims.
In May 2012 Warsi was continuously in the news for a string of murky dealings, both financial and political.
First it was divulged that she had knowingly concealed rental income from a property she owned; then that she claimed reimbursement for rent she had never paid; then that she failed to register with the House of Lords authorities a controlling stake in a company, in breach of regulations that instruct peers to declare their commercial interests, especially if they are the principal shareholders in a company; then that her business partner, a relative named Abid Hussain, went along with her on a governmental trip to Pakistan, where he met leading politicians; and then that Hussain had been a prominent member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the radical Islamic group the Conservative Party had promised to ban while in opposition.
This is not a paltry record of intertwined financial and political skulduggery, even for our most senior Muslim politician.
Warsi had been on 17 trips abroad while in office, when her role as party chairman was simply to adopt relations with fellow ethnics in Britain.
She claimed a payment for accommodation while actually being at the home of party donor Wafik Moustafa, who said he did not charge rent. She said she made an ‘appropriate payment’ to tenant Naweed Khan for the times she stayed at the property.
Khan is a party official who is her special aide.
Warsi’s business transactions, revealed in company documents, led to calls for a detailed investigation into whether she had broken parliamentary rules.
Statements for her company, spice-maker Rupert’s Recipes, from February said she owned a 60 per cent stake, and the Lords code of conduct states peers must register share holdings in companies in which they hold a governing interest or if they are valued at more than £50,000.
The code requires ‘unremunerated directorships’ to be registered, as ‘certain non-financial interests may reasonably be thought to affect the way members of the House of Lords discharge their public duties’.
Particulars also emerged of the extent and funding of Warsi’s travels abroad. Of her 17 trips, eight were paid for by the government, one by an Azerbaijani expatriate group - and, in a sinister revelation, two were funded by Saudi Arabia.
Six had taken place since January and funding details had yet to be made public.
All this, remember, is after she cunningly said Muslims should not be trusted in politics as they are invariably corrupt.
You will never get to the bottom of Muslim duplicity. Speaking of an honest Muslim politician is like speaking of a tabby panther or a striped leopard.
You will see from the names of all those she has dealings with that, though born in Yorkshire, Warsi has lived her entire life in a Pakistani environment.
She took her oath in the House of Lords on the Koran; got married in an Islamic ceremony; all her friends and business associates are Pakistani…
Is it any wonder she has conducted her political and financial affairs according to Pakistani customs? How could it be otherwise?
In January 2011 Chairman Moo made a speech in which she attacked ‘bigotry’ against Muslims.
Prejudice against Muslims has become widespread and socially acceptable in Britain, she claimed, blaming ‘the patronising, superficial way faith is discussed in certain quarters, including the media’.
She described how prejudice against Muslims has grown along with their numbers, partly because of the way they are often portrayed. She called this portrayal ‘taking a pop at Muslims’. This is like saying conservationists are taking a pop at Japanese knotweed.
Islam was not discussed in England before its vast herds came here to our country. We never had any problems with its customs and beliefs, any more than we did with those of cannibals or head-hunters.
Now we are expected to take seriously Islamic customs and beliefs just because Muslims are among us in their millions demanding that we do so.
Now there is indeed a growing disquiet at the increasing influence of the Islamic world-view. Perhaps this is due, not to a lack of understanding, but greater understanding, of what the Koran and Muslim traditions teach.
Chairman Moo also revealed that she raised the issue of Islamophobia with the Pope on his recent visit to Britain, urging him to ‘create a better understanding between Europe and its Muslim citizens’.
This, while Christians were being driven out of Iraq, churches were being bombed in Egypt, non-Muslims are permanently banned from entering Mecca, and in her parents’ homeland of Pakistan Christians suffer not only from prejudice and intolerance but also from legal discrimination, enshrined in law based on Sharia.
In March 2012 the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia said that all churches in the Arabian Peninsula must be destroyed. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah, the highest official of religious law in Saudi Arabia, as well as the head of the Supreme Council of Islamic Scholars, cited the Prophet Mohammed, who said the Arabian Peninsula is to exist under only one religion.
The useful idiots who call for tolerance and a ‘dialogue between civilisations’ are easily refuted by the authority of the Koran, which has many verses rousing believers to wage jihad against unbelievers.
Further, the attitude of pious Muslims to non-Muslims can be seen in the Arabic word kafir, which goes far beyond the neutral English word unbeliever.
A kafir is to be shunned.Muslims are not to befriend such people (The Koran, 3:28).
Schoolchildren in Saudi Arabia are taught to not even shake hands with a kafir.
Can it be that kafirs such as me understand Islam better than the likes of Chairman Moo?
Medieval thinking was steeped in superstition, a phantasmagoria of devils and sorcerers, of saints and relics, of the threat of a ghastly hell inhabited by demonic hybrids, part-human and part-monster.
As late as the 18th century someone as educated as Samuel Johnson could still be terrified at the prospect of hell. No sane person would choose to live in such a world.
And yet this is the world Muslims wish to take us back to.
It was above all ignorant; and the prophets occupied a special place in that realm of ignorance.
Chairman Moo has urged us to respect Muslims because they unquestioningly accept that the Koran is the infallible word of their deity. Why should we? It is not true.
They are wrong, mistaken, silly.
As famous East Ender Alf Garnett would have exclaimed: ‘You silly moo!’