Saturday, August 06, 2005

I guess there is something to be said about a constitutional monarchy

The Brits got a big wake-up call back in July, and they have shown they're serious about the islamo-facist threat. They're putting action behind their words, and since they don't have Constitutional "protections" for illegals- they can.
Naturally there are those who want to put the wants of the few over the needs of the many.

For example:

LONDON - Prime Minister
Tony Blair's government on Saturday defended its plans to crack down on extremist Islamic clerics who preach hate, as critics warned the measures could further alienate British Muslims.
Charles Falconer, the lord chancellor, said the deadly July 7 attacks in London showed the government must act against people "who are encouraging young men who are becoming suicide bombers."
"I think there is a very widespread sense in the country subsequent to July 7th that things have changed. A new balance needs to be struck. It needs to be a lawful balance but it needs to be an effective balance," he told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.

On Friday, the government announced plans to deport foreign nationals who glorify acts of terror, bar radicals from entering Britain, close mosques linked with extremism, ban certain Islamic groups and, if necessary, amend human rights laws.

That's the good.
Now comes the usual whining from the left:
Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy warned that the crackdown could alienate the law-abiding majority of Britain's 1.8 million Muslims and inflame tensions. Hey, we've got a whole clan of Kennedy's too! And they're all for the balkanization of America just like your Kennedy


The Islamic Forum Europe warned that the measures could jeopardize national unity in Britain.

"If these proposed measures are allowed to see the light of day, they will increase tensions and alienate communities. The measures are counterproductive and will encourage more radicalization," group president Musleh Faradhi said. "Many Muslims will perceive our prime minister as playing into the hands of the terrorists." Even MORE alienated moslem communities?

He criticized the government's plans to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir — the radical Islamic group that calls for the formation of an Islamic caliphate and is banned in several central Asian countries. Supporters insist it is a nonviolent group persecuted by corrupt governments. A nonviolentt group is like the Quakers- THEY don't advocate killing innocent people in the name of their religion.

"Proscribing it will be counterproductive," Faradhi said. "It will give a green light to despotic leaders in the Muslim world to silence political dissenters.
I don't even need to say anything about THAT, do I?

One thing I haven't heard -yet- is their version of the ACLU sueing to stop anything that may hinder future terrorism.

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