Saturday, August 24, 2019


In April of this year, in an article titled "4 Reasons Why London is The Worst," Maria Ebele had this to say: "London has the reputation of one of the greatest cities in the world. But I’ll let you in on a secret: if you ever want to make friends with a Brit who is not from London, casually drop in conversation that London isn’t your most favourite place in the world. Then sit back and watch. Most likely, you’ll see his or her eyes light up with glee at the opportunity to rip into the nation’s capital."
The author has a point. Over the past couple of years, more than 340,000 people have moved away from London amid rising levels of knife crime, according to reports. Extortionate property prices and poor air quality are also cited as reasons for people choosing to leave the capital and set up a new life elsewhere in the UK. Obviously, people want a better quality of life; also, people would prefer not to get stabbed.
However, could there be another reason for the mass exodus?
I ask this because London is acquiring an increasingly Islamic face.
In the words of Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, an eminent preacher in the city, “London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together.” Yes, that London, as in the home of red buses and posh accents. The "traditional" picture of London has been replaced with a more worrying one. According to Giulio Meotti, a researcher at the Gatestone Institute, by 2020, “estimates are that the number of Muslims attending prayers will reach at least 683,000, while the number of Christians attending weekly Mass will drop to 679,000.” Next year, Islam looks likely to be the dominant religion in the capital.
As Meotti notes, since 2001, more than 500 London churches of all denominations have been turned into private homes. During the same period, British mosques have been proliferating. The proportion of Britons who identify themselves as Anglicans continues to fall, while, according to a NatCen Social Research Institute report, the number of Muslims continues to grow by the thousands. As Jean Patrick Gunberg laments, “Churchgoers are declining at a rate that within a generation, their number will be three times lower than that of Muslims who go regularly to mosque on Friday.”
Of course, Islamification doesn’t occur in a vacuum. In Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK, an Islamic minaret dominates the skyline. The "City of a Thousand Trades" has a huge Muslim population (22%). There have been petitions to allow mosques to place loudspeakers throughout the city. Why? To call people to prayer three times a day.
Imagine this occurring in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the U.S.
Read the rest from John Glynn HERE.

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