My goodness, what is happening with America? Look, see; there is President Obama offering a grovelling apology as a crowd of Muslim fanatics go on the rampage after American troops burned copies of the Koran by mistake. He grovels as Americans die. What other president in history would have sunk so low? See how far a great country has sunk under the guidance of the new Great Helmsman.
Why, oh why, I continually ask myself, did the West ever get involved in wretched palaces like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Why did we not just leave the people in these dreadful countries to get on with their own clannish and debased lives? We wasted precious blood and we wasted precious resources in gifting ‘freedom’ that is no freedom. All we have done is uncork the bottle, letting out the genie of ignorant fanaticism.
I speak to you directly, an American audience, because I’m not quite sure if you are being given the full picture; if you are aware that the incident in Afghanistan has had wider repercussions across the Islamic world.
Look to Libya, where David Cameron, our shallow schoolboyish Prime Minister, helped to remove Colonel Gaddafi from power last year. What have we seen, a new birth of freedom perhaps? No, what we see is a country on the verge of anarchy, a country where gangs of armed Islamist thugs pay lip service to the ‘government.’ These people even make war on the dead.
Yes, they do; they make war on boys who died in battles long ago. Earlier this month, in the wake of Obama’s unmanning apology, a group of Islamists entered one of the cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission outside Benghazi. It contains the graves of Allied soldiers, of many nationalities and many faiths, who died in the North African battles of the Second World War. There the gang set about systematically destroying the tombstones, laughingly recording their exploits on YouTube.
This video shows thirty armed men, some kicking the gravestones over, others smashing the cenotaph with sledgehammers. You can hear them shout, “Break the cross of the dogs!” They focus on one headstone, that bearing the Star of David for a Jewish soldier. “Jew! Jew!”, they chant, as the grave is desecrated. All this work near to a major city in the full light of day and there is no police presence, no intervention of any kind to prevent this supreme act of desecration.
We are not like these people. There is anger in England over this outrage but we do not behave as they do; we do not attack mosques or Muslim graveyards in retaliation. But we have to see this as part of a pattern across the world, with increasing attacks by fanatics on anything defined as non-Islamic. I wrote recently here about the plight of the Christian Copt community. I wrote on my blog about the dangers faced by Syria’s ancient Christian community if the muddle-brained Hilary Clinton gets her way and President Assad is ousted.
It really is time we woke up, people in England and people in America. It’s time we recognised the dangers to our values, to our civilization, to our way of life. It’s time we recognised the attacks on more universal values, the attacks on decency itself. Obama-style appeasement only encourages the beast still further.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?