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November 28, 2018
London is willing to surrender to violence even before it is offered.
England has refused the request of Asia Bibi for asylum. Dalrymple writes:
If ever there were a person who needed and deserved asylum, it was she. Having spent eight years in prison under sentence of death for supposed blasphemy, her sentence was overturned by that country’s highest court; but howling mobs of nasty bearded fools have demanded that she be hanged nonetheless because she is a Christian who refuses to convert. The threats of the bearded fools are obviously to be taken seriously: they do not recognise any legal authority but their own.
Dalrymple notes that the reason given for London’s pusillanimous refusal is that
granting asylum to her might have offended the sensibilities of the Muslims in Britain and caused unrest among them.
is an implicit insult to those Muslims.
If unrest were to occur,
it should have been faced down.
The heartless whore that is the British State
There is, Dalrymple points out, an important principle at stake,
which is why the British government has failed the test with such spectacular cowardice. Its conduct in this matter has been far worse than was Chamberlain’s at Munich. Chamberlain was a decent man who was trying to avert a war, whose horrors he understood, for which his country was unprepared; the current British government has proved decisively once again that it will not lift a finger to defend any freedom and is willing to surrender to violence even before it is offered.
The decision, says Dalrymple,
fills me with disgust and a feeling of impotent rage.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:25 am