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”.

As you might expect, they`re actually of

Pakistani origin
, rather than descendants of

Hereward the Wake
, or even

William the Conqueror.

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

But of course the danger of having a mad bomber in
your duty free shop is those packages, which can`t all
be searched. (Of course, you

keep Muslims out of

sensitive jobs
, can you?)

Omar Sharif, the other bomber, was actually


Derby, England
. He was

at a private school in the Derbyshire

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:

  1. Mass immigration, which

    enclaves of

    foreign cultures
    to form in the West,

  1. the cheapness of modern air travel, which means
    that young “British” Muslims can go back to Pakistan
    and be trained in Islamic fanaticism, and

  1. Western multiculturalism, which looks on all
    cultures as equal, although some of them are very bad.

I have long been fascinated when these guys are
referred to as British, or Britons – or for that matter,

Zacarias Moussaoui
is referred to as a


When King George The Third, the son of a Hanoverian
immigrant, ascended the throne of England, he made a

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
in the

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.