Glory in the Name of Briton
The two suicide bombers in the most recent terrorist
incident in Israel, at an
American-style tourist bar, turn out to be UK
citizens, traveling on British passports. They are
referred to in press reports as “Britons”.
One of the bombers, Asif Mohammed Hanif, was employed
in a duty-free shop at Heathrow Airport. That means that
at any time he could have placed a bomb on a plane,
since the job of a duty-free shop worker is nothing but
making up packages to put on airplanes all day.
A British Airports Authority spokesman said that
“would have been searched before going air side,”
just as if he were a tall,
leggy blonde, a babe in arms, or a
Medal of Honor winner carrying a
suspiciously pointy object.
Both bombers seemed to be westernized teenagers for
years. But in spite of all that Western acculturation
could do, they
converted to militant Islamism when they grew up.
This massive failure of assimilation seems to be a
combination of three factors:
- the cheapness of modern air travel, which means
that young “British” Muslims can go back to Pakistan
and be trained in Islamic fanaticism, and
- Western multiculturalism, which looks on all
cultures as equal, although some of them are very bad.
When King George The Third, the son of a Hanoverian
immigrant, ascended the throne of England, he made a
speech in which he said "Born and educated in
this country, I glory in the name of Briton."
That`s assimilation for you.
I don`t think the young man who blew himself to bits
doorway of Mike`s Place in Tel Aviv would have
gloried in the name of Briton.
I think he would have said that. despite being born
in Derby, he had a
higher loyalty to the Islamic world.
That higher loyalty is the dilemma of Muslim
immigration -and Mexican immigration, too.