Why the special relationship is under strain 18

President Trump has – we’re glad to say – offended the British political and media establishment, including the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury. They all deserve to be offended.

They took offense at his retweeting certain videos – put out with pride by Muslims – showing Muslims carrying out violent acts. One of them was of a Muslim mob pushing a teenage boy off a roof and then, finding him still alive, beating him to death. Yes, of this they are proud!

It so happened that the videos had first been tweeted about by a British organization called Britain First – a name inspired by Donald Trump’s “America First ” slogan. In Britain it is de rigueur to revile Britain First, because, the revilers say, it is an offshoot from the British National Party (BNP) which was neo-Nazi; therefore, the reasoning goes, Britain First is “far right”. (Never mind that Nazism was a socialist movement, correctly describable as deriving from the Left – the Left long ago won that deception of nomenclature.) Actually, Britain First thinks of itself as being primarily Christian, and its opposition to Islam is at least partly on religious grounds.

But aside from all that, President Trump condemned the videos because of what they were, not because of who else condemned them.

He reacted to Theresa May’s indignant fury by tweeting: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!”

James Delingpole comments at Breitbart:

Now let me explain why, far from being a stupid, irresponsible, unpresidential move – as Britain’s chattering classes would have us believe – Trump’s tweets were in fact tactically astute. …

First, let’s just establish what he was NOT doing:

Winning the hearts and minds of radical Muslims; making liberals love and respect him more; getting nice coverage in the Guardian and the New York Times; persuading Never Trumpers that they might have misjudged him; winning over Theresa May and the rest of the faux-Conservative political class.

No. Trump doesn’t give a damn for any of these people. (And who can blame him?)

Instead he was sending a message to the people he cares about: all those ordinary people out there, not just in the U.S. but in Europe and beyond, who are shocked, appalled, scared by the way their countries are slowly (or quite quickly in the case of some countries, Sweden, for example) surrendering to Islam; who feel betrayed by the pusillanimity of their political leaders and let down by the failure of most of their media to report on the rapes and the sexual grooming and the violence being committed disproportionately by Muslims, both immigrants and home-grown radicals; who feel unable to speak – except in embarrassed whispers – about their fears about being stabbed or machine-gunned or blown up or mown down by yet another jihadist simply for the crime of going about their daily, Western life; who bitterly resent being tarred as Islamophobic or xenophobic or uncaring when all they want is to be allowed to live their life in peace in a country whose traditions, laws and cultural values remain the ones they grew up with and which make their homeland worth living in.

These are the people Trump was reaching out to with those tweets.

As for the rest – all those politicians and media types and cry bully activist groups – they just fell into Trump’s trap.

Trump wanted them to react in the way they did. ..

That boy on the roof – Hamada Badr, his name was, and he was 19 years old – really was pushed off and beaten to death by an Islamist mob, one carrying the black Al Qaeda flag …

So what, exactly, was Trump doing wrong by tweeting videos drawing attention to these issues?

None of his detractors has successfully answered this question.

That is because they do not have an answer.

Some of us here in Britain – many if not most of us, I suspect – are continually pinching ourselves in disbelief at what our country has become in so short a space. It seems only yesterday that we used to be able to walk over Westminster Bridge or go shopping round Borough Market or go to a pop concert without for one second having to worry about the possibility of being murdered by Islamic terrorists; that boys and girls in headscarves were never segregated in inner city schools and taught to despise Jews and other kuffar; that the correct response to mass rape was mass arrest not mass cover ups; that Britain believed in equality before the law not in separate Sharia courts for certain communities; that a supermarket worker who told his boss “I can’t serve alcohol to customers” would be told in no uncertain terms either to do his job or move on elsewhere 

The story is the same across continental Europe, from Austria to Sweden to Germany to France and the beaches of Greece, Italy and southern Spain.

But has our political class responded to our concerns about this menace to our values, our cultural cohesion and our safety?

On the contrary. It has either ignored the problem altogether. Or doubled down on it, as Angela Merkel did in 2015 when she decided to enrich her country, whether it liked it or not, with another million or so Muslim “refugees”. Or – as in the case of all this confected outrage about Britain First (a tiny organization about which few people either know or care) – they go: “Look, a squirrel!”, in the hope that people will politely join them in pretending that there isn’t a problem, thus relieving themselves of the burden of having to deal with it.

The U.S. was nearly as bad, of course, till Trump came along and said: “Enough is enough.” Which, of course, is one of the main reasons he is now president. He understood, as so many of our chatterati still do not, that there is a yawning gulf between where our political class are on the subject of immigration and Islam, and where the man and woman in the street are.

Trump sticks out like a sore thumb at the moment … because he is the only truth teller in a world of lies.

As a result of these events, the Special Relationship is under strain, and President Trump has cancelled a planned working visit to the United Kingdom to open the new US embassy in London.

Good decision, Mr. President!

It is foolish of Theresa May to pick a quarrel with President Trump, when Brexit Britain badly needs the best trade deals  it can get with the United States.

But what else should be expected of her? She is plainly a foolish woman when she constantly says that that the Muslim terrorist attacks plaguing her country “have nothing to do with Islam”, and at the same time has the forces of law and order hunt down and punish those who denounce the horrors on the grounds that any such criticism is offensive to Muslims.

Posted under Islam, jihad, Muslims, United Kingdom, United States by Jillian Becker on Sunday, December 3, 2017

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  • Prince Charles proving once again that he is completely out of touch with what’s going on in the country he may soon be ruling. This quote follows his harshly critical words against “populist” parties on the rise in the same clip:

    “Normally at Christmas we think of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder though if this year we might remember how the story of the nativity unfolds, with the fleeing of the holy family to escape violent persecution. And we might also remember that when the prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina he was seeking the freedom for himself and his followers to worship.


    • Yes, thanks Chauncey, I saw that. Prince Charles is now the world standard of stupidity. “As stupid as Prince Charles” should become a “meme”. Just as Hillary has become the standard of lying. (“A hillary'” is a euphemism for a lie – the equivalent of “a whopper”.) The Prince’s entire statement was so full of absurdities,that I decided not to comment on it at all because the amount of labour I would have to undertake would be too much of a price for the flimsy subject.

    • liz

      He almost seems to be getting it right when he mentions “the inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe”, but then goes on to the inane remark about Mohammed seeking “freedom for himself and his followers to worship”. Sure he was, Charles! That’s why he then murdered an entire village full of Jews and commanded his followers to murder them too! Yep, just like Joseph and Mary, no doubt about it.

  • You will remember the recent event – The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) was ignored by the MSM when it held a huge march in London. Now the same sorts of people are rallying to march in support of President Donald Trump to show the UK welcomes the POTUS to the UK following retweetgate:


    The word is out…

    • This is great! Wonderful! Terrific! Thanks so much for bringing it to us, Chauncey.

  • Zerothruster

    What’s the Muslim situation like in Poland, Czecho, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania… all Warsaw Pact countries? What I’ve heard is, there’s not much of a problem in those countries. Why not? Isn’t that weird?

  • Meanwhile from France this:

    “Fury as ‘martyr Museum’ in Germany includes Paris jihadist who stormed the Bataclan, killing 90 people”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5144931/Fury-martyr-Museum-Germany-includes-Paris-jihadist.html#ixzz50OktSq9Z

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    • liz

      Unbelievable. They would have a list requiring an entire wall of the museum if they had included the names of all the innocent people murdered by these “martyrs”. But what’s the overlooking of a few million victims in the all important crusade of accepting all cultures as equal?
      They get away with rape for “cultural” reasons – why not murder, too?

    • No bottom to the depths they will go! I thought I was beyond being shocked by what the pro-Islam pro-terrorism Europeans would do. I thought I’d heard it all. But I was wrong. This is extra extra shocking of the Danes.

    • Jeanne

      Modern “artists” view their role as cultural instructors to us unwashed masses too ignorant to know what is truly right and good and important in human history and current events. Because we abhor what they present, we prove to them that we are indeed unworthy of their beneficence. In other words…they are first class idiots being used by first class users.

  • The stupidity of what went on in our parliament in the debate on this was breathtaking. Not one MP stood up for freedom of speech, every single one (even the few “Conservative MPs”) who spoke joined in the virtue signalling condemnation of Pres. Trump. Two Labour MPs even called for the president to be arrested if he set foot in the UK.

    Most worryingly (because this is a plan that will be carried out) they were all calling for Twitter to censor the president, and our catastrophically incompetent Home Secretary Amber Rudd responded with phrases such as “this government is focused on making sure that we take it down”.

    I made this point in our debate last week:

    “The implication if we can’t publicize attacks by Muslims, then neither
    can the mainstream media – if they do so they also become hateful
    organizations, i.e. they must not include the words Muslims or Islam – the motivation for the attacks, in their reports.”

    So, expect soon our newspapers will be describing every terrorist attack as a “terrorist” attack or a “lone wolf” attack with no mention of Islam – something they are already prone to do when the casualty count is lower.

    • Jeanne

      Insanity! And…worse, contagious insanity! I guess that is the definition of mob rule. I hope President Trump holds fast to his convictions.

      • Frankly I hope he boycotts the UK until May is gone. A lot of people think we have to be loyal to her as she is PM at a difficult time, but she flounders around on every issue and seems to be trying to negotiate a Brexit where we’ve still got one foot stuck on board the sinking EU. I’m really glad he did those re-tweets he has exposed the rotten state of our parliament in a fell stroke.

      • Athrin

        Trump should expel ALL UK diplomats from the US and bring back ALL us diplomats and military personel from the UK, the UK is a ENEMY of the USA and western civilization as much as iran or isis is. It is starting to get harder and harder to see who is worst, iran/isis or the UK/EU.

        • Jeanne

          Well…yours is not a recommendation I hope President Trump takes, Athrin. May is not the UK and she is not its citizens. That sort of knee-jerk reaction would alienate all our allies and we need our allies. It is a tough time for patriotic Brits, who need our support and not our desertion. May will be gone soon enough. And…neither does Trump need to aggravate the home front with such actions as you describe.

          The EU has temporarily misplaced its sense of self. It is not totally lost and we should abandon neither it nor the UK. Certainly we should not abandon either to Islamism.

          • Athrin

            she is not the UK but she was elected by the majority so she does represent the UK and the UK MUST be punished severely for its stupidity.

  • We echo your points in our weekly roundup of news from around the UK and Europe:

    “Other Items That Caught Our Eye This Week – w/e 2 December”

    Pres. Trump has indeed done the UK a great favour by exposing the feeble mindedness of our current members of parliament – all of them.

  • liz

    This condemnation of Trump for retweeting the videos is just like the prosecution of Marine le Pen for posting similar videos of Islamic atrocities.
    It illustrates the insanity of the political atmosphere created by the Left.
    They ignore the actual threat – barbaric Islamic bigotry, hatred, crime and violence – and treat as criminals those who try to warn others about it.
    Their protection and appeasement of our enemies is the real crime – treason.