I recently received an email from Tony, a regular reader of my blog and a person I have known for more years than either of us would admit to.
Tony is Irish, which is only relevant in regard to what he writes below. At the top of this blog are two photographs from a selection that accompanied the original email sent to him. I was going to add my usual ha’pence worth but to be honest I think the photos and Tony’s remarks say it all! You of course are welcome to add your views!
In Spain, unlike Britain, we live in a country that was occupied by the Moors for many centuries. Some of the great monuments such as the Alhambra and the mosque turned cathedral in Córdoba date from that time which was viewed as a golden age. Radical Muslims have also laid claim to what once was Al Andalus.
EMAIL TO TONY WITH PHOTOS:
Makes you wonder doesn't it...can you imagine having a Christian demonstration against Islam in downtown Baghdad?
View the pictures and decide how you really feel about the future of the Western World. These pictures are of Muslims marching through the STREETS OF LONDON during their ‘Religion of Peace Demonstration’.
‘Why would anyone think that we should be at war with such nice, peaceful Muslims?!’ These pictures tell it all! Muslims have stated that England will be the first country they take over! These are pictures not shown on American TV or in American Newspapers, but were forwarded by a Canadian who thought All of us in the World ought to know!
This is something I received from a friend in the UK. I cannot believe that this type of demonstration is allowed. Isn’t incitement to violence a crime? Provocation of this type is designed to put the "fear of Allah" into normal ordinary people rather than promote any type of integration or mutual understanding. Had the supporters of the IRA attempted to mount a demonstration of this kind during the "troubles", I have no doubt they would have been jailed for provoking violence, or racial or religious hatred - and rightly so.
With the Muslim population of Britain standing at 5 per cent, their influence over the government’s approach seems totally disproportionate to the size of their population.