So Fox News security analyst Security analyst Steven Emerson said last Sunday that “non-Muslims just simply don’t go in” to the city, during a discussion of multiculturalism in Britain after last week’s Paris attacks.
Emerson was speaking of the city of Birmingham, England, when he claimed, “The whole city is Muslim.” Emerson has been mocked and verbally attacked mercilessly for his claim.
Prime Minister David Cameron called Emerson a “complete idiot” for claiming the city is totally Muslim. Emerson has been corrected many times by various left leaning publications and news outlets, saying that Birmingham is only 22% Muslim.
And of course, how could 22% of any city’s population take over the whole thing? That’s just absurd, right?
An interesting side note: In 1933, Hitler’s Nazi Party had about 2 million members, a little over 2.5% of 67 million Germans. Sometimes, it doesn’t take many to dictate control. A small minority of determined radicals can do great and disproportionate damage. Just look at the Obama administration!
So, did Emerson misspeak? Yeah, I’d say he did a bit, but not completely. The entire city isn’t under Muslim control, but there are certainly large swaths of No Go Zones in Birmingham, just as there are in many English cities.
In 2011, a Muslim group called “Muslims Against the Crusades” launched a campaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls “Londonistan” – into independent Islamic states. The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Sharia law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence.
The Islamic Emirates Project names the British cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, as well as Waltham Forest in northeast London and Tower Hamlets in East London as territories to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.
In fact, Sharia courts have magically popped up in most of those British cities having large Muslim populations.
Did I just mention Birmingham? Now, if Emerson is such an “idiot,” how is it that Sharia courts can just pop up in a city, or a portion thereof, if it is not a Muslim controlled mini-state? By the way, there are now 85 such courts throughout Great Britain.
Naturally the answer is they can’t, for no one but hardline Islamists would accept such a thing.
I don’t doubt for a second that Birmingham, having a 22% Muslim population, is a potential problem, if not a problem now, but maybe the Fox expert should have cast his gaze toward the “Islamic State of Tower Hamlets.”
Tower Hamlets, East London, used to be almost exclusively populated by “old white east enders,” as they were/are called. These folks worked hard, paid their taxes, lived through and survived Hitler’s bombings of London. Now they merely hang on to what little they have left, as their children and grandchildren are forced to move away as the Muslims take over.
The Muslim takeover of Tower Hamlets actually began in the 1970s. Tower Hamlets is officially the most densely populated area in Great Britain and the most impoverished.
There are but a few small isolated pockets of aging “east enders” left. Virtually all the housing and resources have been diverted to large and ever growing Muslim families. This has been allowed to continue for decades.
As a matter of fact, the “Islamic State of Tower Hamlets” is controlled by radical Muslims preachers who call themselves the “Tower Hamlets Taliban.”
The impoverished borough’s first elected mayor is a Muslim who critics say has ties to extremist groups.
Under the tutelage of the “Tower Hamlets Taliban,” radical Muslims have threatened women for not covering up, and homosexuals have been beaten in the streets.
“If people are afraid of having their hands cut, don’t steal,” UK Islamist leader Anjem Choduary said. “If you don’t want to be stoned to death, don’t commit adultery.”
What – no day in court – no trial by jury? Not hardly. These guys are the judges, juries, and executioners.
Last year, his followers put up posters around Tower Hamlets labeling it a “Sharia-Controlled Zone” where “Islamic rules are enforced.”