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“I am very disturbed by a growing phenomenon in the west I would describe as hijab reverence – what seems to me a partly well-organized, a partly jump-on-the-bandwagon campaign among our left-wing cultural elites… The hijab is not prescribed by Islam, as countless Islamic scholars have told us. It is a cultural custom invented by men in the most patriarchal regions of the planet. In its modern incarnation, it is often a political tool signaling anti-western sentiment… In one high-density Muslim enclave in Sweden, a sticker recently appeared in a public place, reading, ‘Women who don’t wear a headscarf are asking to be raped.’ Is that really an attitude we want to give the slightest opening to here?” – Barbara Kay, “A chastity belt worn on the head: There is nothing wonderful about the hijab” – The Rebel, March 10th, 2017.
“Europe gave them everything: jobs, homes, public assistance, unemployment benefits, relief payments, child benefits, disability payments, cash support… These Muslim extremists, however, do not see this ‘Dependistan’, as Mark Steyn called the welfare state, as a sign of generosity, but of weakness. They understand that Europe is ready to be destroyed… Filled with religious certainty and ideological hatred for the West, not required to assimilate to Europe’s values and norms, many of European Muslims seem to feel as if they are destined to devour an exhausted civilization.” – Giulio Meotti, “Jihadis living on support payments from the Europe they vowed to destroy” – Gatestone Institute, March 10th, 2017.
“By lifting (National Front leader Marine) Le Pen’s immunity while she is running for president of France, the European Parliament is sending the clear signal that publicizing the graphic and horrifying truth of the crimes of ISIS, rather than being received as a warning about what might soon be coming to Europe, instead ought to be punished.” – Judith Bergman, “European parliament censors its own free speech” – Gatestone Institute, March 11th, 2017.
“Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else… Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is.. We completely failed to foresee the urban conflicts of 2001 that ravaged our northern cities. And of course we didn’t dream of 9/11 and the atrocities in Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, Brussels and London… For a long time, I too thought that Europe’s Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain’s diverse identity landscape. I should have known better.” – Trevor Phillips, former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), quoted by Raheem Kassan in “UK equalities chief who popularised the term ‘Islamophobia’ admits: I thought Muslims would blend into Britain… I should have known better” – Breitbart, April 10th, 2016.