Picture a tiny traditional village set in the idyllic English countryside, inhabited by native English people, with nary a culture-enricher in sight.
Now picture a small group of determined Muslims who set up a base there with the ready acquiescence of the naïve village authorities.
We all know what happens next: the arrival of more Muslims with their wives and children. Then comes the issuing of requests (later demands) for special concessions and accommodations by the locals. Next the neighbors of the mosque (for such it is, no matter that it is called an “Islamic center”) are intimidated into selling their properties at bargain-basement prices. The process is repeated as often as necessary until what was once an English village becomes a rural Muslim enclave.
We know that’s what will happen, but the chairman of the Parish Council hasn’t a clue.
Our English correspondent Beth Baron had compiled a report on the planned stealth takeover of Fulmer in Buckinghamshire by a Shia sheikh and his cronies.
The last Kafir of Buckinghamshire
by Beth Baron
Yasser al-Habib, the Shia ‘hate Sheik of the Home Counties’ has set up a power base in a quaint and pretty Buckinghamshire village named Fulmer, amid fears that he is stoking up Sunni versus Shia tensions on a global scale that could ultimately play out in this quintessentially English enclave.
In an empty, barn-like building previously owned by the Plymouth Brethren (a Christian Evangelist movement) and now the Al Muhassin Mosque, the Sheikh has also established Fadak TV, a satellite channel that broadcasts his hate-fuelled and divisive messages to his followers around the world.
Sheikh al-Habib has a chequered past. He was imprisoned in Kuwait in 2003 for verbally attacking Sunni leaders and advocating extreme views which strongly criticized the Sunni sect of Islam as well as calling Aisha (Mohammed’s child bride) ‘an enemy of God’. He has been in Britain since 2004 after his Kuwaiti citizenship was revoked.
Sheikh Habib, who insists that musical instruments are un-Islamic, has also preached that infants are sorted at birth by a ‘devil’ who indecently assaults ‘Nawasib’ or heretic children’
He has also caught the attention of Ofcom, the communications regulator, for a televised sermon he made in which he questioned the sexuality of a Sunni successor to the Prophet Mohammed. While his TV station was not found to be in breach of the broadcasting code, it received strong guidance in relation to future broadcasts and it is being closely monitored to ensure its compliance.
The Sheikh has no immediate plans to make any structural or cosmetic changes to the building, but he has stated that he may apply to ‘Islamify’ it at a future date. His ambitions, however, do not stop there — he has plans to ‘take over’ the entire village.
His Eminence also encouraged all believers to make the effort to inhabit the areas surrounding it to help transform it into a ‘true Islamic village’. Moreover, his Eminence informed the believers that efforts are being made to establish an Islamic Shia school and seminary of traditional Islamic learning in the future.
Quite where all this will leave the present community of 500, their church, the Black Horse Pub, the tiny primary school and the life of the village — which has frequently won the award for ‘Best Kept Village’, and holds regular events such as the annual village fete with pub BBQ and a Christmas party, as well as boasting its own cricket team — seems unclear. However from what ‘his Eminence’ has said the indigenous inhabitants with their long history, culture and traditions (dating back to 1198) are clearly an impediment to his plans, and like a conqueror of old he is ready to sweep them away and impose an entirely new and alien identity on the village.
Al-Habib has made no secret of his plans; his public declarations of his intentions should have set alarm bells ringing. However, Pauline Vahey, Chairman of the Parish Council, has unreservedly welcomed the newcomers, their mosque, the hate Sheikh and his contentious and potentially dangerous satellite TV channel into her sleepy and vulnerable village
The inhabitants of Fulmer (including the Parish Council) would benefit greatly from knowing that one of the ways that Shia Muslims differentiate themselves from Sunnis is by practicing self-flagellation. Self-flagellation ceremonies using razors, swords and hooked chains are held during the annual Ashura Festival.
During these ceremonies children’s and babies’ heads may also be cut. Ashura is a day of commemoration for the death of Imam Hussein, the prophet’s grandson, who was killed in battle in 680 AD. It holds greater significance for Shia Muslims than Sunnis. The acts of self-flagellation are an expression of regret and guilt for not having saved him. The death of Hussein is widely seen as the cause of the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims. Whilst not all Shias engage in the practice of self-flagellation It is worth noting that Sheikh al-Habib was a student of Ayatollah Hussaini Shirazii. Shirazi is a strong proponent of self-flagellation during Ashura including tatbir (the hitting of heads with swords to cause bleeding) Taken from an interview on his official website he makes the following comments:
The shedding of blood during Muharram for Imam Hussain, peace be upon him, is not only Halal, but it is also very Mustahab [highly recommended] indeed.
It should be interesting for you to know that TATBIR is not only practiced in Bahrain, but it is also practiced in many countries around the world such as Saudi Arabia — al-Ihsaa’, Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Scandinavian countries, United States of America and Canada”
Indeed the cultural enrichment of Ashura is already being celebrated in Birminghamistan.
I hope that Pauline Vahey and her colleagues on the Parish Council will be held personally responsible for their foolish and suicidal capitulation in the name of political correctness, and especially for their lack of due diligence. From the get-go the Islamic newcomers will demand small accommodations. Such accommodations will automatically be acquiesced to by the Council in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘community cohesion’. As their numbers grow, polite requests for small accommodations will turn into vocal and aggressive demands for special privileges which will steamroller over the wishes of the original inhabitants and will change forever the nature, culture and landscape of these few square miles of precious traditional England.
This insidious process of invasion, an Islamic land-grab, is no longer confined to English towns and cities. Village by village, street by street, the UK is being systematically colonized, and it is only a matter of time before all the dots join up. It is no exaggeration to say that at the current rate of Islamic demographic growth coupled with uncontrolled immigration, within 50 years or perhaps less we will have little or no country left to call our own. Like the proverbial rats on a sinking ship we will be frantically running from place to place, trying to find somewhere that still feels like home
The following comments and statement from Ms Vahey are contradictory, and the people of Fulmer deserve better from their leader:
‘They are a sect of Shia Islam who encourage and preach peace amongst all Islamic groups,’ she wrote. ‘To that end, during the week there will be six members on the premises daily, from which they hope to broadcast on two satellite channels in Arabic and French’ And in an interview with the Daily Mail said: ‘They have every right to be there and every right to worship in the mosque. But we have all sorts of people who are showing concern. They are not concerned that they are worshipping here, but that what they are doing appears to have managed to upset all sorts of other Muslims. What we are seeking is to avoid any inter-sectarian disputes affecting Fulmer, however that might manifest itself’
Perhaps this article might offer Ms Vahey some clarification on that final point.
‘I just don’t understand why they have decided to come here’ said Jess Harasimow, a 24-year-old barman in the village pub, ‘Fulmer is in the middle of nowhere and it does not have a big Muslim community. In fact, all there is in Fulmer is the pub, a little infants school, a church and the village hall. I just don’t know why they haven’t gone somewhere where there is a greater population of Muslims and it is needed.’
But that is just the point, Jess. This is their modus operandi. They target an area with one or two Muslim families. An area that manifestly has no need for a mosque. They purchase or lease a building, convert it into a mosque or Islamic centre (old churches or places of worship are particularly attractive and harder for locals to defend) and create a bridgehead, This is followed by the purchase of local properties, assisted by instantly available sharia mortgages (the fifth column of Sharia finance is much loved by our bankrupt and treacherous government) and the process is then repeated over and over again with military precision until the last local family has moved out.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that if resistance is encountered, intimidation, bullying, threats of violence and bribes are successful tactics commonly used to rid an area of the last stubborn Kafir. One only has to look at Savile Town in Dewsbury to see how successful such tactics have been.
There are concerns amongst some local residents about the mosque and the controversial broadcasts by its satellite TV station. It is understood that Dominic Grieve, the Local MP and Attorney General, has been contacted, and there have been informal talks with Thames Valley Police.
‘Although many local residents are publicly keeping tight-lipped about the mosque, some have made it clear that they would oppose any moves to change the appearance of the building by adding a minaret or other adornments’
However as one tweed-clad resident put it: ‘As long as there isn’t a call to prayer at 5am we are happy to have them.’
In the local town of Stoke Poges, opposition to the mosque has resulted in petitions being circulated, according to Jess Harasimow of The Black Horse Pub. The opposition by the residents there appears to be generated not by the mosque itself but by the contentious teachings of its leader.
If Sunni v Shia violence is visited upon Fulmer, and from what we have already seen in London there is no reason to assume that it will not, then great suffering and unimaginable chaos will be inflicted on the inhabitants of this well-ordered village. These unfortunate souls appear to be facing a ‘double whammy’: the possible loss of their Village to the expansionist ‘hate Sheikh’ and his Shia sect and the spectre of inter-sectarian violence such as we have recently seen in Syria and other war-torn parts of the world. The economic and psychological fallout for homeowners, families, children and the elderly would be enormous. If all this comes to pass I hope the residents will remember the words of their leader Pauline Vahey, her dhimmitude and her willful ignorance. It is safe to say that the fallout would not be confined to Fulmer; the wider area would be unable to resist the tensions. Indeed the violence could spread to areas where there are large Muslim populations, in other words, across much of the UK especially London and the major cities.
All this inevitably leads me to believe that affluence and privilege do not automatically go hand in hand with common sense, courage or a healthy interest in current affairs and factual history. Even rarer is a sense of self-preservation and patriotism. The poisonous tentacles of the cultural Marxists via the educational system, the mainstream media and the Common Purpose shock troops in local government appear to have reached into places where you would least expect to find them, and where well-heeled but clueless residents have the most to lose.
With this in mind I fear it will be left to the rest of us to show courage and unflinching resolve. Village communities must follow suit, unite and educate themselves about the realities of Islamic expansionist ambitions. They must be prepared to fight applications for new mosques and Islamic centres, and push back against this invasion without fearing censure from the left-leaning minority.
In other words, to bravely stand our ground and defend our nation again in her new hour of peril. This must be done if we wish to pass our country and culture on to those who come after us and whose future is currently in the most extreme jeopardy.