Multi-Culturalism Is Responsible for Terror in Our Midst

Leo McKinstry, Express (London), June 23, 2014

Britain is now paying a terrible price for the self-destructive policies of multi-culturalism and mass immigration.

Due to these twin ideologies we are now confronted by the deadly menace of militant Islam within the heart of our society. In the name of diversity and tolerance, the state has allowed barbaric intolerance to flourish in our midst.

The lethal danger from jihadism has been graphically highlighted by the growing number of Muslims from Britain now fighting in Syria and Iraq. The police have estimated that more than 500 young radicals from our shores have travelled to the Middle East to join extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a notoriously savage organisation that wants to create a despotic medieval caliphate.

In addition, around 300 jihadists are thought to have returned to Britain after involvement in terrorist campaigns in Syria and Iraq, posing a lethal threat to the fabric of our civilisation. According to Richard Barrett, the former head of counter-terrorism at MI6, the sheer number of these returning zealots means that it would be “a completely impossible task” for our security forces to keep track of all of them.

The British Muslim link to jihadism was further emphasised over the weekend when a group of Islamists from Britain put a recruitment video online, urging young Muslims to join them in the fight with ISIS. “What prevents you from obtaining martyrdom and the pleasure of your lord?” asks one of the group. He has subsequently been identified as Reyaad Khan, a 20-year-old from Cardiff.

The mounting evidence of home-grown jihadism has led to a predictable bout of hand-wringing and self-flagellation from left-wing commentators.

“Why do these young men feel so alienated from British society?” they ask in bewildered tones. But there is nothing incomprehensible about the actions of the British jihadists. They are just doing the same as Muslim extremists all over the world, following a vile political ideology. In their eager embrace of the blood soaked horror of ISIS, they are no different from the butchers of Drummer Lee Rigby or the kidnappers of schoolgirls in Nigeria, or the misogynist Taliban brutes of Afghanistan or the Islamic death squads in Somalia.

The British state, especially under Tony Blair, pretended that militant Islam could be contained at home by fighting it abroad but that was a complete fallacy. Our interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have only succeeded in fuelling extremism within Britain, whipping up jihadists to new heights of self-righteous fury.

Another great fallacy of the progressive interventionists is that the flames of extremism can be extinguished by westernised education. But that is more wishful thinking. Just like the July bombers of 2005, all the British jihadists in the Middle East went through our schools system, yet still emerged as radicals.

But by far the worst error has been the state’s addiction to immigration and multiculturalism. Domestic jihadism is the direct creation of a political class obsessed with open borders and the transformation of our society’s structure. Thanks to these two strategies, the Muslim population of Britain has now reached almost three million, while one in 10 British children under the age of four is Muslim. The pro-immigration brigade tells us that this is no problem, since the “vast majority” of Muslims are moderate. But that is more self-deceit at odds with the evidence. One independent survey showed that 40 per cent of Muslims here want to live under Sharia law; another revealed that 32 per cent of Muslim students at university felt killing in the name of religion is justified.

Such attitudes have been reinforced by the state’s fixation with cultural diversity which, instead of promoting integration, encourages migrant groups to cling to their traditional customs, practices, even languages. That is how we have ended up with Muslim enclaves dominated by the burkha, sharia tribunals, forced marriages, and ballot box fraud. Nor do the mosques do much to promote social cohesion. A recent study found that, out of Britain’s 1,700 mosques, just two follow a modernist interpretation of the Koran, while a quarter do not even allow women on the premises.

And the truth is that Islamic extremists have contempt for our society. Their allegiance is entirely to their hardline doctrine, not to this country.

Indeed, it is absurd to describe them as “British” at all, for they have complete disdain for the normal responsibilities of British citizenship.

They are interested only in exploiting us, whether it be through welfare or education or housing or legal aid.

The political class has appeased radical Islam for far too long. The militants have only been emboldened by this stance, recognising it as weakness dressed up as tolerance. If we are to conquer the enemy within, that means getting far tougher with the extremists. Jihadists with only limited connections to Britain should be stopped from re-entering the country by the withdrawal of their passports. And those who make it back should face long sentences for terrorism and treachery.

But we would not be in this mess if our rulers had decided to protect our society instead of feebly colluding with our enemies.

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  • David Ashton

    McKinstry right again.

  • The Verdict of History

    Let these homicidal maniacs join ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Good riddance.

    Then immediately strip them of their “citizenship”, and bar them from returning.

    Then pass statutes making the entry of Muslims illegal.

    What of the eternal, endless, bloody chaos enveloping the Near East right now?

    John Derbyshire put it well in 2006:

    “The spectacle of Middle Eastern Muslims slaughtering each other is one that I find I can contemplate with calm composure.”

    What happens in the Middle East and North Africa is none of our business. We should stay out of their business, and they ought to stay out of the West.

    What should bother us is that Muslim refugees are being settled – by the tens of thousands – here in the good old USA

    • mikebowen55

      But…but…but… that would be RACIST and INTOLERANT!!! We must import millions of them in order to enrich us with diversity!

      • sammie

        Funny how they count the ‘enrichment’ we’ve been getting from local blacks and latinos for decades. Wasn’t that enough?

        • mikebowen55

          You should know that enough is never enough. “There is still so much work to be done!”

    • JohnEngelman

      John Derbyshire put it well in 2006:

      “The spectacle of Middle Eastern Muslims slaughtering each other is one that I find I can contemplate with calm composure.”


      When our enemies are fighting each other we should not interfere.

    • Jacobite2

      “Calm composure?” Hey man, pass the popcorn!

  • Adolf Verloc

    I am impressed that in Britain, it is at least acceptable to raise these concerns in a major newspaper. Nothing like that could happen in the USA.

    • mikebowen55

      Perhaps the thought police just haven’t made it there to arrest them yet (are they asleep?). This is britain (small b on purpose) after all.

    • wildfirexx

      Maybe If these Right Wing parties in Britain and Europe focused more on the women’s vote, by putting the fear of “MOHAMMED” in them, by pointing out their future and place under Islamic Law… they could easily change the tide of times and the direction in which we are heading.
      (The MUSLIMS are COMING!…The MUSLIMS are COMING! )

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    If inclined to listen to a 40-minute audio presentation on Islam, with a particular focus on its exceedingly violent early history and why it is important. Google “Preserving Western Civilization.” Then click on “Speakers.” Scroll to the gentleman below. Listen:

    “Srdja Trifković is the author of the best-seller, The Sword of the Prophet, which discusses the history of Islam and the threat that Islam poses to non-Islamic countries. He is also Director of the Center for International Affairs at The Rockford Institute and, since 1998, the foreign affairs editor for the paleoconservative magazine Chronicles. Trifković has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Southhampton, is an expert on Balkan politics, and was a consultant to President Vojislav Kostunica of Yugoslavia.”

    ALL the other speakers — with the exception of the BNP lady whose accent makes her unintelligible at times — are well worth hearing.

  • The Verdict of History

    The irony is that, when Islamists in the United States and England start launching “holy war” here, rightward citizens will not be at the top of their list.

    Devout Muslims and radical Islamists will find very little common with the Left, and will fanatically hate gay rights, feminism, secularism, atheism and hollywood values.

    Besides, what Muslim would ever embrace “tolerance” and “openness” and “diversity”??

    • The Prophet (Pigs Be Upon Him) was dead-set against those things. As for Jihad here, I’d like to see them try.

    • jayvbellis


      They’ll still vote Left, Leftist Cultural Marxists will defend them in court, have their sentences reduced from Swift capital punishment to 8 years in Club Med prisons, all their crimes blamed on racism and homophobia.

      • You clearly have no idea what prison is like. I hope you remain this naive.

        • Jacobite2

          Compared with the conditions they deserve (death, with extreme pain), prisons are Club-Meds.

          • I had to wake up for work at 03:45 to go to work at 04:00. I slept in my uniform on a made bed, just so I could get ready for work faster. I got paid 12 cents an hour. It felt like living through my own death, and I only did three years. I very much doubt you know what you’re talking about.

          • Jacobite2

            What level prison was this? Max, Min, or Medium Security? Only convicts can really know what serving time is like. In any event, I just don’t feel like apologizing for not being a felon. Maybe it’s just me.

    • wildfirexx

      That’s exactly what I was thinking…The left leaning white voters (especially feminist thinking women) who so whole-heartily embraced and encouraged multiculturalism and diversity will be the target of extreme Islam. And when the Muslims come, these liberals will scream “Wolf” and expect the rest of us to jump in and defend them.
      They have the most to loose…but for the majority of the white heterosexual males, who have been brow beaten and harassed by the leftists for the last 50 years, will be lobbied by the muslims to convert.

      • I was targeted for conversion in federal prison. The Muzzie – a Pakistani – was actually quite decent about it, but it wasn’t going to work; I had already willingly given what can only be given once. My father was a failed Catholic and my mother is a failed Methodist.

  • Strongest writing on this subject I’ve seen. McKinstry must take care that he doesn’t become a jihadi target, as well as a target of the liberal open borders tyrants who run Britain. The one will behead him on the street, the other will fire him.

    Ann Barnhardt in the USA is the only one I’m aware of who has written the same strongly worded condemnation of muzzies on her blog, as well, I think, on some of her youtube videos. As many of you know, the IRS has seized her assets and Ann is literally hanging out at Home Depot looking for jobs cleaning toilets. She has a donate button on her website, as well as her usual mix of writings condeming all that is wrong with her beloved church and the former USA.

  • JohnEngelman

    The mounting evidence of home-grown jihadism has led to a predictable bout of hand-wringing and self-flagellation from left-wing commentators.

    “Why do these young men feel so alienated from British society?” they ask in bewildered tones.

    – Leo McKinstry, Express (London), June 23, 2014

    They feel alienated because they are failures from societies that have failed.

    • The Verdict of History


      It is the same story, over and over again.

      This relates to the entire discussion concerning the Arab world’s attitude toward Israel.

      The truth behind much of the Jew-hatred in the Muslim world is embarrassment.
      While Israel does subject the Palestinians to occupation and abuse, these pale in comparison to what Muslims do to each other on a daily basis.

      The real hatred towards Israel is based on the unspoken fact that Arabs (and thus Muslims as a whole) are humiliated by Israel’s strength, creativity, technical genius, and economic success in the midst of the weakness, corruption, stupidity, backwardness, brutality and incompetence that is the Arab world.

      They refuse to look inward. They fail to examine the dysfunctional nature of their own societies because that might cause them to reach some disturbing conclusions about their own culture and (gasp!) religion, and so they prefer to blame everything on outsiders.

      That’s not to say Arabs don’t have legitimate grievences against Israel – they very well may – but their hatred of Israel reaches absurd and pathetic levels. It’s ultimately a distraction from more pressing matters.

      • JohnEngelman

        If the Arabs cared about the Palestinians they would make it easy for Palestinians to move to their countries, the way we made it easy for Vietnamese to move to our country after the War in Vietnam.

        The Arabs hate Israel because with no oil wealth the Israelis can do everything better than they can, including warfare.

        All Jew hate is motivated by this attitude: the Jews are different from us; they perform better.

        • By contrast with Arab treatment of the Palestinian Arabs, Israel took in Jews who were expelled from almost every Arab nation after 1948, frequently with only two suitcases per family.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Wrong, the Jews have rivers of white blood on their hands. That was why Slavs hunted down and killed them, Jews in Eastern Europe working with other Jews in New York and in Europe murdered 100 million whites in Eastern and Central Europe during the 20th century. The vengeful Ukrainians didn’t give them nearly enough of a body count to teach them a lesson I am afraid, but they will get their chance soon in Ukraine to even the score.

          • JohnEngelman


            On many occasions I have pointed out that Jews cannot be blamed for the cruelties of the Soviet Union.

            Just of curiosity: do you think the Holocaust did not happen, or are you glad that it did happen?

    • Andy

      They feel alienated from British society because they are not British.

      • I’m of mainly Celtic ancestry. I feel alienated from British society, but I “pass”.

        • The Verdict of History


          Funny to note that the true natives of Britain are actually Celts.

          I always relish the opportunity to remind English folks of this fact.

          • Andy

            The Celts displaced and mixed with earlier peoples, too. That’s the way of things.

        • Andy

          Do you visit Britain?

  • jayvbellis

    Great article.

    Now just …

    Go with it.

    Making radical Islam Immigrants who are anything but White, make them the propaganda:


    Put a face on the enemy – an ugly, racially alien face.

    Stop blathering about economics and Constitutions.

  • MekongDelta69

    I’m surprised he hasn’t been arrested yet for being such an ‘Islamophobe’.
    After all, this is the ‘tolerant’ & ‘diverse’ & ‘incluuuuuusive’ Britain – except for Whites of course.

  • 4321realist

    “Multi-Culturalism Is Responsible for Terror in Our Midst”

    Isn’t it amazing that the weenies there wouldn’t know that before they brought third world hordes into their country?

    It’s VERY difficult to believe there are politicians so dim-witted they thought multiculturalism would work, especially with Muslims and blacks.

    It is as many have repeatedly said these last few years: If you don’t like diversity, don’t take up arms and decide to rebel, because it will erupt into chaos all on its own. Just wait and watch and be prepared.

    And if the Western economies implode as many high profile types are forecasting, we won’t have to speculate about twenty years into the future to see what kind of societies we will have and what the situation might be.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      It’s VERY difficult to believe there are politicians so dim-witted they thought multiculturalism would work, especially with Muslims and blacks.

      The elites know exactly what they’re doing and what they want is white genocide. The funny thing is that multiculturalism really does work… as a tool for the controlled demolition of modern western industrial society.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Indeed, they are provoking civil wars. What whites must do is when those civil wars start, see to it they lead to the deaths, expulsion or both of these hostile elites. They should suffer personally for the strife they are creating, strife that will kill millions of innocent people.

        • Since they offshore their money, they’re very likely smart enough to offshore themselves. Al Gore has a huge, air-conditioned mansion in SoCal, but he expects you and me to go without. He probably sells himself CO2 credits.

          Civil wars don’t need provoking; people just naturally hate each other. That’s what we do. Fortunately, that isn’t all we do.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            They still have to offshore themselves, and that means they risk doing so with a modern surface to air missile with their name on it. or merely a bunch of people who can put up walls of lead. I doubt their jets were built with ground fire, let alone Mach-2 missiles going off next to the tail with an expanding rod warhead in mind. Unless they are being escorted by armed military aircraft that is. Sooner or later they will out of their arrogant hubris try to return to the land(s) they plunged into civil war, and that is when the motorcade or hotel lobby scenario will occur.

  • gemjunior

    They should have their citizenship and passports revoked and be declared persona non grata.

    • Sick of it

      But then some racist might suggest similar treatment for dual citizens…and we can’t have that in Jolly Old Babylon.

      • gemjunior

        I think I might be a racist….not just a race realist. I actually may have crossed the line..

  • MBlanc46

    Did anyone ever seriously think that Pakistanis were going to become English-men and -women?

  • IstvanIN

    Just a few bad eggs, most Muslims are God fearing, hard working people who love Queen and country.

  • Cid Campeador

    Stop calling these savages Britons. They are nothing but invading primitive monsters who murder their own children and their wives.
    They’re mindless automatons who follow the agenda of what they call a religion when in fact is nothing more than a cult; a billion member version of the Manson Cult.
    Do we forget that they embraced the Nazi agenda as well? Mein Kampf sold more copies in the ME than it did in the Reich.
    They even had an Arab branch of the SS.

  • Texan1st

    One thing about the elitists, whether in the US or in the UK. They all have homes somewhere. Most likely in lily-white neighborhoods.


    One would think that Britain would have learned the lessons of the religious wars of the 17th century. But then again …