Paris attacks – The solution?

eiffel_tower_france_paris_219697The following is the first post from one of our new 2016 guest writers, Hilltop Watchman.

It is a tongue in cheek look at the problems surrounding Islamist extremism in France with a message for those who would appease terrorism. Any similarity to the situation in Israel and Gaza is purely intentional.

 

Following the operations in Paris by several lone wolf militants with mental problems, and the brutal and disproportionate responses by the French authorities, it is clear that it is French Islamophobia that has resulted in feelings of desperation within the Islamic community

Indeed French society is so apartheid, that Muslims now feel excluded in the No-Go, bainlieu concentration camps that surround Paris, a stain on Gallic society that hearkens back to the collaborative days under Nazi occupation.

It is clear that French colonialist oppression is creating a powder keg environment where young men in particular, who immigrated to France to immerse themselves in the cradle of European culture, see no hope for the future, their hopes and dreams so dashed, that militancy is their only outlet. Their disappointment can only be imagined.

The actions of the racist French Occupying Forces especially operations in the Parisian bainlieus, likewise in the “jungle” refugee camp that is surrounded by French settlements in Calais together with French settled hostility is another factor.

 

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Tunisia and beyond – Why our Government keep failing in the face of terror

Like most of you, I was horrified by the events of last Friday – The massacre of tourists in Tunisia, the bombing of the Shia Mosque in Kuwait and the beheading of a worker at a chemical plant in France. It would appear that the Islamic State promise to paint the Holy month of Ramadan with blood was no idle boast as countries around the world were hit by grim acts of terror.

David Cameron 2Yesterday morning, David Cameron gave a press conference where he once again sent out a defiant message that the free countries of the world will not give in to these acts of barbarism and that the terrorists will never win. Unfortunately, whilst our Prime Minister thinks he talks a good game, both his actions and part of his speech show just why this growing threat shows no signs of going away in the near future.

 

Tough on the causes of extremism?

Both David Cameron and Home Secretary Teresa May have said that they will crack down hard on the preachers of hate. However, what they say and what they do are two entirely different things.

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Top Police Officer wants us to ‘claim back our streets’

It has been a very interesting few weeks in Hillingdon on the crime front, and it would appear that many people have been asking the same question as I did on 5th October in my post, ‘Crime is under control? Pull the other one..’.

Chief Superintendent Julian Worker, the top police officer in Hillingdon, has called for residents to ‘reclaim the streets’ at  a local meeting attended by over 50 local residents, and the local press. Mr Worker has asked for the local community to effectively act as eyes and ears for the police, requesting  for witnesses to come forward where a crime has been committed and for everyone to be vigilant and report anti-social behaviour.

In the current economic climate, we all know that there will be cuts to local Police Forces, which my party is strongly against – With crime on the increase, how can any sane government make cuts to the service that protects local people? With this in mind, Mr Worker’s request seems eminently sensible, and in principle I agree with it. However, in practice, how can it work with the Politically Correct conditions that our local officers have to operate under?

I will give you a few examples as follows….

A customer of mine when I ran a phone shop in the Borough recounted a story about an issue in Hayes. He was a regular in my store, and I was concerned to see him with stitches to some nasty cuts up his arms. It turned out that he had intervened in a mugging of an old lady in Hayes Town – He had called the Police, but with no thought for his own safety had dived in to try and help her whilst waiting for them to arrive. In the ensuing melee, his arms were slashed by one of the muggers with a knife, whilst the other one ran off. He managed to subdue the mugger, and the Police arrived to take him away. You may think that this is a great example of public spiritedness and just what Mr Worker is asking for, but you would be wrong – Because they couldn’t find the knife used in the attack (even though the use of it was evident) and the old lady was so confused by the whole event, my customer was arrested and charged with racially aggravated assault based on the word of the mugger! He ended up with a fine and community service penalty, and now has a criminal record.

Indeed, I have even had my own encounter with this kind of thing myself. A couple of years ago, I was returning from a restaurant to my house with two friends. A battered old Mercedes was parked across my driveway, and we could see fists flying from the drivers seat. It turned out that the driver was assaulting his girlfriend, who we later found out was three months pregnant at the time. My two companions pulled the man out of the car, whilst I dived in to the house to call for assistance. The perpetrator wriggled free, ran to the middle of the road, and made a series of threats before running off with one of my friends in pursuit. The Police arrived, and brought back my friend and the attacker in separate squad cars. There followed an hour of questions outside my house where we were accused by the attacker of first being the people who beat his girlfirend up, then we were accused by him of trying to mug him and threaten him at knifepoint (We were searched by the officers, nothing was found), followed by an accusation that we had damaged his car because we were jealous that he had a Mercedes, and finally that we were trying to mug his girlfriend for her credit card! During this time, the scene was attended by a patrol van, three squad cars and an ambulance.

When I asked one of the officers at the end of the interrogation if he was going to charge the attacker with wasting police time, bearing in mind that he had made four groundless accusations and tied up all these resources,I got a smile and a shrug of the shoulders with a quick ‘You know the score’ as they let him go. He even shouted threats at us out of the window of the car as he drove off, to tell us that he knew where we lived and we would ‘get what was coming’ – Again, no action was taken by the Police.

I asked a friend of mine who was in the Police at the time why such a scenario should occur, and was informed that it was not worth the mound of paperwork that such an incident would  create if they had taken it further. He also pointed out that a number of these people are persistent re-offenders, and with the help of their solicitors know every trick in the book to twist and turn what appears to be a simple case in to something much more sinister, along the lines of ‘police persecution’ of the offender. I thought he was being paranoid, until I sat in on a chat between some work colleagues and a friend of theirs, who works at a local solicitors. She seemed quite proud of how they could stretch a case out and make life difficult for the Police, even in an open and shut case. It was like listening to some of the left wing politicians who blame crime on social deprivation, as if the perpetrator of the crime is in some way the victim and that the victims of crime in some way ask for it.

I personally wish Mr Worker well with his initiative, but in light of just these few tales above (Of which I have many more) I feel that he will be fighting an uphill struggle unless somehow he can change the wrong type of PC (Political Correctness) around to the advantage of the right kind of PC!

Common Sense – An Obituary

I received the following email today from my English Democrat colleague, Roger Firth, and thought I would share it with you all…

“Today, we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,common sense,who has been with us for many years.

No-one knows for sure how old he was,since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as : Knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common sense lived by simple,sound financial policies (Don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults,not children, are in charge) His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a 6 year old boy charged with harrassment for kissing a classmate: teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired forreprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common  sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common sense lost the will to live as the Churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realise that a cup of steaming coffee was hot.She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common sense was preceded in death by his parents,truth and trust,his wife discretion,his daughter responsibility, and his two sons reason and justice.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers – I know my rights,I want it now,someone else is to blame, and I am a victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.”

If you still remember him, pass this message on – If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Many a true word…….