22 May 2007

London(istan) calling

Over at Wizbang, Kim Priestap has a post about a Christopher Hitchens article in Vanity Fair. In the article, Hitchens bemoans the fact that London is becoming increasingly Muslim:
But it felt odd, under the gray skies of London, to see women wearing the veil, and even swathed in the chador or the all-enveloping burka. Many of these Algerians, Bangladeshis, and others are also refugees from conflict in their own country. Indeed, they have often been the losers in battles against Middle Eastern and Asian regimes which they regard as insufficiently Islamic.
But the most chilling assessment comes near the end of Hitchens' article:
I find myself haunted by a challenge that was offered on the BBC by a Muslim activist named Anjem Choudary: a man who has praised the 9/11 murders as "magnificent" and proclaimed that "Britain belongs to Allah." When asked if he might prefer to move to a country which practices Shari'a, he replied: "Who says you own Britain anyway?" A question that will have to be answered one way or another.
Sad thing is, that's a question that will have to be answered not only in Britain. It may have to be answered here some day as well.

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