Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dave and the "oppressed"

As even casual visitors to this august and erudite blog (if I may borrow His Grace's phraseology) will be aware, I have a lot of time for David Cameron and very little time for “persecuted” minorities and “agenda-driven” lobbies. Thus, my esteem for the Leader has risen to even greater heights on hearing of DC’s “blazing” row with the elders of the Birmingham Central Mosque yesterday. Dr Mohammad Naseem, chairman of the elders told DC that anti-terror raids in Birmingham last week were comparable to the Nazis' persecution of the Jews. As recently as last week Dr Naseem accused the government of "picking on" the Muslim community in order to make political points."The German people were told the Jews were a threat. The same thing is happening here," he said.
Cameron told reporters after a two-hour meeting with Muslim leaders including Dr Naseem."He's completely and utterly wrong and I think that's not responsible at all…It's quite clear from the events of 7/7 and other events that Britain does face a terrorist threat and we need to confront that and defeat it." True enough. At this very moment, Police are also searching for two men in Birmingham who were said to have disappeared before the raids were ordered.
In any case, the UK’s Muslim community would do well to note that it is the Conservatives who are on the attack over Nu Labour's attitude to civil liberties and it is the Conservatives who are pledging to oppose ID cards and moves to extend detention beyond 28 days. The Muslim community might also reflect on the fact that prior to the Iraq War they overwhelmingly used to vote Labour (it is estimated that 70-80% of Muslim voters used to opt for Labour pre-2003). Thus, if now they feel “persecuted” they have only themselves to blame. And Labour might like to abandon its reliance on (cough) ethnic bloc voting especially of the postal vote variety. Most of all, in Birmingham.

15 comments:

Newmania said...

Well done IT yes yes yes. If people would listen to what Cameron says and not go on about his calamitously good education he is fine.He has dropped numerous hints on tax , and seems sound throughout to me . thsi childish wish to have apolitical Party that arees with every detail of MY VIEW, is posturing of the silliest kind.

I do feel he is weak in the EU though. What are your views , a subject I would expect you to be all over

istanbultory said...

Cheers, N. I have no qualms with Cameron over his EU positions. On Europe, Cameron has said it is time for the Tories to "challenge the culture" of the EU and fight to end its "damaging social role", with employment and social regulation returned to national control. Cameron has clearly promised that a Conservative government would opt out of the EU's Social Chapter. Cameron is still backing a withdrawal from the European People's party, opposing the revived (?) EU constitution and keeping the pound. They are all sound positions. Mr Cameron has promised that 2007 will be the year in which he will set out concrete, coherent and modern polices to answer all his critics. I expect we will see the emergence of more clarity vis-a-vis the EU this year. I am cautiously optimistic of this, at least.

Newmania said...

Hmmm ok , well if you are happy then so am I.Bears watching though it has that taint of Heathite Paternilism that has you getting your retalliation in first.My fears about Cameron are summed up with this sentence

"Suppose he`s Heath"


Sorry about the spelling I`m so rushed at the mo.( Sordid trade)

Serf said...

Well done Cameron.

That was a multipronged attack on terrorist sympathisers and Labour alike.

james higham said...

This certainly puts DC in a better light. Hope he can keep this up.

james higham said...

Hi again, IT. Did you get the codes? I've rolled you personally as we can't get to the other one just now to do it. Another problem is that your e-mail is blocking me. Cheers.

istanbultory said...

James,
'got the codes. Alas, either my techno-illiteracy and/or blogger seems to be conspiring against me. Having a lot of trouble with Blogger today (as ever. As for the e-mail, I shall have a butchers.

Cranmer said...

His Grace is most pleased to confer upon your blog the recognition it most certainly deserves - that of intelligence and erudition.

Unfortunately, these attributes are not widely manifest in the Conservative Party.

CityUnslicker said...

Good post IT. Where will these asian votes go. Personally I think Repsect adn the Lib Dums - which is OK news really as we need a leftist counter-weight to UKIP or TIP (great new acronym they chose, really thought that one through.....)

Newmania said...

coo a visit from Cranmer. You are going up in the world

( and rightly so)

istanbultory said...

Yes, a visit from His Grace is high praise,indeed.

istanbultory said...

I do wonder if His Grace has deigned to visit the virtuous blog belonging to the "Real Peter Hitchens"....

Anonymous said...

This morning the BBC is asking if gun crime in "the black community" is out of control.

It's a bit late, but welcome to the real world Auntie.

The Africanisation of Britain has been accelerating rapidly over recent years and you politically correct, white-hating, zaNu Labour supporting, scumbags at the beeb have been enthusiastically encouraging it.

Result : tribal warfare.

The Dark Heart of Africa is now beating in Great Britain.

Newmania said...

anon is obviosuly a seething racists but ....he is not wrong .African immigration is the main pressurre on Liondon obscured by the economic migration form the EU , a quite different thing. We get killing a week in Islignton and it is mostly black on black


BTW IT I emailed this to his Grace this AM he is a star isn`t he


I just thought your Grace might appreciate this quote I noticed in Roger Scruton`s England , an Elegy





The world of the English was a world of rituals, uniforms, precedents and offices. In any serious business they would spontaneously adopt another and higher tone, borrowing legal and biblical words, addressing their colleagues not directly, but through some real or imaginary chairman, and creating a mystical body out of a mere gathering of people.





How true , how true

istanbultory said...

Anonymous, acquire a persona. this blog is for the erudite!
Alas, N, England increasingly feels like a foreign country to me.It is amazing that there has been an influx of 1 million immigrants (not asylum seekers) since 1997....and Labour has got very little flak for it.
But I derive some small satisfaction from knowing that His Grace (whoever he might be) and Roger S. are still fighting the good fight.