We are under the power of our enemies
The other day, as David Jones, creator of the animated children’s character Fireman Sam, was passing through security in Gatwick airport in Britain, he noticed, as reported in the Daily Mail,
the ease with which a Muslim passenger ahead of him—who had her face almost completely covered by a hijab—had passed through security without showing her face.He was held for an hour and told he had to apologize for offending the security guard before he would be released.
I heard about the item from Paul Weston, who wrote to me:
Larry, you may be interested in this.After reading it, at a loss for words, I replied:
Where is this going to end up?Mr. Weston wrote back:
Sad to say, but I rather think here:Lydia McGrew had also seen the story and wrote about it at What’s Wrong with the World. She sent me the item with this note:
Subject: Pro-Muslim totalitarianism in British airportI replied:
This is really disturbing. We could all find ourselves in these circumstances. We’re under the power of our enemies. It’s going to stop being something we’re reading about, and become something that affects us directly.
I followed the link to Paul Weston’s article and was stopped cold by his opening sentence: “If I were to tell you that within twenty years Europe could find itself engaged in a civil war so bloody it made WWII look like a bun fight, you might logically consider me a candidate for the men in white coats.”Paul Weston replies:
Well, Paul K is probably right. It does sound over the top in retrospect. My point was that WWII was a conventional war, whereas a civil war fought on the streets of England, a la Bosnia, has the capacity to be more vicious with regard to the civilian community. Bear in mind that apart from the city bombing raids, the vast majority of civilians were not on the front line. In a religious/tribal civil war they will be.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 28, 2012 12:26 PM | Send