Paul Weston, the Chairman of the British Freedom Party, spoke at a private event in New York City on February 23. His appearance was part of a tour of the United States and Canada.
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Below is the prepared text for Mr. Weston’s remarks.
Speech by Paul Weston
New York City
23 February, 2012
What I really want to talk about tonight is to warn America not to go down the same Islamic road that Europe finds itself on, particularly so Britain, which is almost on the point of no return — or perhaps no peaceful return. Samuel Huntingdon was not necessarily writing about Britain when he penned his prescient book “The Clash of Civilisations”, but one particular theme he raised very much applies to my poor old country where he refers to the dying of civilisations and the lack of concern amongst their native people, due to what he terms the “Illusion of Permanency.”
No one in Britain expects tomorrow to be very different from today. No one really expects things to be particularly different this time next year, or the year after that. People find it inconceivable that the future could possibly be radically different to the recent past, but certain things have happened in Britain over the last 50 years that will make the next 50 years a period of total and utter transformation.
The reason for this is very simple, mass immigration and Muslim demographics. Now, when I talk about the illusion of permanency, this illusion is easy to maintain when the vast majority of the British people are racially as they have been for hundreds and hundreds of years, or when the Muslim presence in Britain amounted to just a few tens of thousands, as was the case in 1960. But that is no longer the situation.
Tony Blair’s Labour government opened the doors to mass immigration, with the express intention of destroying our traditional culture, which was so hated by the Left wing. The cat was let out of the bag by Blair’s speechwriter, a Mr Andrew Neather, who said they wanted “to change the cultural face of Britain and to rub the noses of the right wing in “diversity.”
Well, the left has been very successful, which is hardly surprising. Britain is a very small country, it makes up less than 1% of the worlds habitable land mass and contains just 1% of the world population. It also has a no questions asked welfare state, which enables immigrants to live far better lives than in their former countries. When such a comparatively rich, generous and tiny country invites the impoverished billions from the third world to enter, then it can only expect to be swamped. Which indeed it has been.
Sam Solomon’s book about Islamic immigration into the West and Jihad, called the Trojan Horse, describes the jihadist ideology behind mass Muslim migration. The liberal/left denounce it of course, but the Islamists are well aware of the effectiveness of infiltration. Abu Baseer, is a London based spiritual adviser to Ansar ul-Islam, a jihadist organisation. He had this to say about Islamic immigration to the West. Quote:
“One of the goals of immigration is the revival of the duty of jihad and enforcement of power over the infidels. Immigration and jihad go together. One is the consequence of the other and dependent upon it. The continuance of the one is dependent upon the continuance of the other.”
Or how about Col Gaddafi, who stated:
“We have 50 million Muslims in Europe, there are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe — without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.”
Such honest and forthright statements of intent go over the heads of the leftist politicians though. Former Labour Minister Tony Benn recently said:
“This diversity provides a delightful snapshot of life in multicultural Britain. “The world today is such a small place which makes us lucky to have so many people from different backgrounds in the UK. Multicultural Britain is now here to stay so it’s great that we’re now finally learning to live alongside each other.”
This naiveté is astonishing, bordering on the criminal; although not all on the liberal left suffer from such infantile delusions. Patricia Morgan, who writes for Roger Scruton’s Salisbury Review, recounts the words of a leftist friend who was experiencing misgivings about flooding Britain with Muslims. Quote:
“When one of my old Labour Party acquaintances expressed anxiety over Islamic terrorism, I asked him why he had always been so keen on getting as many immigrants here as possible. He told me that he had been ‘trying to make the revolution’. So, while it had not been possible to storm Buckingham Palace and set up Soviets in Westminster, you could still change the population and supplant the hated ‘other’.”
Change the population….what a wicked and treacherous notion this is. And sadly, the left has succeeded. Our population has already been changed. If we want to look to our future, then we only need look at our primary schools.
In London, white children now account for only 20%, and I’ll say that again, only 20% of the school population. And England’s other city schools are going precisely the same way in precisely the same manner. The non-indigenous birth rate now averages an extraordinary 35% nationally, which realistically means 70-80% in the cities alone, thus consigning indigenous English children in Birmingham, Bradford, Oldham, Luton, Leicester and Slough to an ethnic minority in their own land – a fate awaiting English children in all our cities within a decade, and the entire country before 2030.
The fact that this has been accomplished deliberately, in order to further leftist revolutionary ideology, can only be termed as treason. During Tony Blair’s government the British Embassy in Pakistan handed out booklets outlining why Muslims should emigrate to Britain, and the chief official in Britain charged with monitoring visa applications, one Linda Costelloe-Baker, told a House of Commons select committee that her department was “under intense political pressure to hit immigration productivity targets” and that around 15 per cent of the annual 2 million visas issued were approved because it was “easier to let them in than reject applications.” Over the term of the labour government, this 15% amounted to millions of immigrants who should not be in Britain at all
Exact population figures in Britain are hard to come by. The authorities maintain the total number is around 60 million, but no one really knows. The Independent newspaper suggested the population could already be as high as 77 million, based on supermarket food sales, a figure borne out by the76 million National Insurance cards in existence, which are essential if you wish to work or draw benefits. In other words, some 16-17 million people unaccounted for.
Clearly, not all immigrants are Muslims, but they make up a sizeable proportion, and their high birth rate, which averages 4 children per mother — you will note I did not say per couple, because Muslim males can claim welfare payments and housing costs for up to 4 wives and unlimited children, even though polygamy is illegal in Britain — so this, coupled with uncontrolled immigration, has essentially doubled their population every decade since 1960, when there were only some 80,000 Muslims in Britain. By 1990 this figure had grown to 1 million and by 2000 to just under 2 million. A recent study estimated there are now around 3-4 million Muslims in Britain, although this figure is very much open to debate and is quite likely far, far higher.
This is why the next 50 years will be nothing like the last 50. When the Muslim population doubled from 100,000 to 200,000 the only people really affected were the native British, living in the emerging Muslim enclaves. But when the 3 million of today become six million by 2020, become 12 million, become 24 million then everyone is affected, because at that point we will have lost our country.
And it gets worse. The indigenous British have at the most 1.5 children per couple, which means the generation born today is 25% smaller than their parent’s generation. The population pyramids of most European countries are upside down, by which I mean there are more elderly people than there are young. Amongst the Muslim demographic however, the population pyramids are the right way up, with the young greatly outnumbering the old.
If we look at the population of Great Britain under the age of 40 it is as follows:
|Indigenous Population 2012:||25.5 million|
|Non-Indigenous Population 2012:||6.75 million|
If we project the figures for those aged under 40 forward to 2030, taking into account our declining population and the expanding Muslim demographic — and 2030 is just18 years from now – we find ourselves facing a catastrophe:
|Indigenous Population 2030:||19 million|
|Non-Indigenous Population 2030:||13.5 million|
But it gets worse again. On top of this we need to take into account that some 250,000 native Brits sick to death of the state of multicultural Britain emigrate every year, and if third world immigration continues as it is, the figures will be as follows:
|Indigenous Population 2030:||15 million|
|Non-Indigenous Population 2030:||23.5 million|
The liberal left, again, will sneer at this. So what? They will say. This does not mean a thing, it is just multiculturalism in action, and therefore something we should celebrate, unless you a bigot and a racist. But suppose they are wrong, suppose indoctrinated young Islamic males do not share the liberal left’s fluffy views on multiculturalism, and would prefer instead to enact a rather more brutal form of Islamic mono-culturalism?
I use the younger population figures for two reasons. The first is to show our immediate demographic future, the second is to draw attention to the fact that the 18-40 year old demographic is of military fighting age. It doesn’t matter if they are outnumbered today by grey haired, ancient Brits; the only thing that matters is that they will very soon outnumber our young indigenous potential defenders.
Is this right-wing hysteria? Right-wing paranoia? Of course it is not. People grounded in reality and knowledge understand that the history of man is war. The left-wing, immersed in naive sentimentality, fantasy and ignorance, think the future of man is peace, no matter that conflict has always been driven by racial, religious and territorial ambition.
Already, we see this racial and religious division everywhere. Surveys suggest 40% of British Muslims wish to live under Sharia law. There are constant news items about the radicalisation of young Muslim males in Britain, we saw the rejoicing in the streets of GREAT BRITAIN after the mass murder on 9/11, constant news about thwarted terrorist attacks coming on top of the London transport suicide bombings that killed 52 and maimed 700, constant news about Mosques selling literature calling for the overthrow of Britain’s democracy, the murder of British Jews and homosexuals, the subjugation of the non-Muslim infidel and the desire to install a global Islamic caliphate.
And this is today. What will we see in the decades to come, when Muslims become a majority in the all important age group of 18-40? We only have to look around the world today to see the answer. Let me take just one example, Lebanon, which used to be a majority Christian country. But as the Islamic demographic grew, so did their demand for control, which in 1975 triggered a 15 year religious civil war taking the lives of close to 10% of the population and wounding 33% — half of whom suffered from lifetime disabilities. The entire Christian leadership was exiled, murdered or jailed.
Is this our future? Britain’s security services will not be able to hold back Islamic terrorist attacks forever, and when the next one gets through I fully expect to see indigenous British hotheads take revenge by murdering a Muslim somewhere in Britain or by torching a Mosque. And so will start the long slide into civil war, tit for tat atrocities becoming progressively more vicious, before the entire country goes the way of Lebanon, or more recently Yugoslavia, which of course fractured along racial, tribal and religious lines.
This view of future Armageddon will be sneered at by the liberal left, who continue to bombard us with the lie that Islam is a religion of peace, despite all historical evidence against this fantastical notion. But Islam is not a religion of peace; it is a political, social and structural order of supremacy and imperialism. Islam in its most fundamental form is no different to that of Nazism, in its desire for global supremacy, women fit only for the bedroom, kitchen and place of prayer, homosexuals and Jews to be eradicated and all others not of the faith to live as second class citizens.
In fact Islam is worse than Nazism, not even the most vicious of Nazis advocated stoning adulterous women to death.
So, what can we do about this in Britain? Even talking about the subject is to be immediately branded a racist or an Islamophobe, both of which now constitute thought crimes which lead to prison sentences. The government and the media are out to demonise any person who talks about the very real problems we face, and in the interest of short term election cycles, our politicians are content to sweep our longer term inevitable catastrophes under the carpet.
But it is too important to ignore. The very lives of our children are dependent on our action today, and there is little to be seen on the horizon that provides an answer. The liberal/left politicians are happy with the short term situation, because mass immigration provides them with mass votes.
The Conservatives just simply refuse to talk about it, or if they do, it is only to promote the accession of Islamic Turkey into the European Union. There is one party that will talk about the catastrophic problems Britain faces – the British National Party, but this has been quite rightly sidelined in the eyes of decent British people because of the BNP’s history of genuine racial bigotry, coupled with the fact that their leader, quite extraordinarily, is a Holocaust Denier.
This leaves just one party, the British Freedom Party. We wish to stop any further mass-immigration and we wish to halt the Islamisation of Britain. We can do this by banning the building of any more mosques, by deporting all foreign born Muslim terrorists and criminals, by refusing welfare payments to polygamous Muslims with large families and by closing down mosques found preaching violence and sedition. In short, to make it difficult for Muslims who wish us harm to remain in our country.
Yes, this sounds difficult, but without such action, we are heading in the very near future to a civil war that could very well be far, far worse than the breakup of Yugoslavia.
We did not make the colossal sacrifices between 1939-1945 in order to submit meekly, a bare few decades later, to yet another undemocratic ideology redolent of Nazism. We are not going to let this happen, we’re simply not. We are the awakening majority and for the sake of not just ourselves, but our children and grandchildren, we cannot allow Islam to take any further control of Great Britain.
America has some advantages over us. Your First Amendment guarantees free speech. You have fewer Muslims that Britain statistically, and most importantly, you have faith. Judeo/Christianity is still a force to be reckoned with here. In Britain, the left triumphed in undermining religion some years ago and the defeat of Christianity as a driving force in Britain has removed a considerable obstacle to Islam.
I hope, I desperately hope that we are not yet too far gone, even if Mark Steyn has already written us off, but I will close by asking that Americans keep a close eye on what is happening to Europe and Britain, and call a halt today, immediately, right now, to any further demographic or ideological growth of Islam in the Land of the Free. I implore you not to make the same foolish mistakes that our naive or treacherous European politicians have made.
I am going to fight for Britain, but there is no guarantee that Britain and Europe can be saved, and if we go, and America goes shortly thereafter, then so goes Western Civilisation — the most humane, moral and decent civilisation in the history of mankind — to be replaced by Islam, the most barbaric, illiberal and totalitarian force of pathological cruelty that can only take the Western world back to the dark ages. So please America, don’t let what has happened to Britain happen to you. Watch, appraise, listen and learn.
Paul Weston is Chairman of the British Freedom Party.