When I saw the headlines about our conservative politician Theresa May speaking out against Islam Extremists in the UK I couldn’t help but feeling a bit critical. We are moving towards the general election and politicians tend to get a bit excited during this time, promising things which will never happen. We all know the story. BUT (yes there is a “but”) I was probably somewhat wrong. We don’t know if the Conservatives would actually act upon their promises and it’s not what I want to discuss. The “but” here is much more about the big set of balls this woman has got.
- “banning orders” for groups which do not reach the current threshold to be outlawed under terrorism laws
- a “positive campaign to promote British values” to the public
- a review of supplementary schools, which are currently unregulated
- HM Inspectorate of Constabulary reviewing how police forces have responded to “honour crimes”, female genital mutilation and forced marriage
- new “extremism officer” roles in prisons to deal with extremist inmates and gangs
- a “full review of citizenship law” to make sure successful applicants respect British values
- a “sharp reduction” in funding for translation services and a “significant increase” in money for English language training
I know we all agree, it shouldn’t take courage to make these statements. It should be normal, it shouldn’t even be points that need action. But in the real world, the UK and especially England is highly Islamized and we are fighting a very real war. Seeing politicians taking some effort to crack down on Islamization is great.
Boris Johnson the Mayor of London. is another great figure who slowly but surely speaks out against Islam Extremism in the UK.
Is it enough? No. Clearly not. But we shouldn’t always moan and complain. Politics are highly complex and it takes a lot of tactics to bring in change if you are surrounded by enemies. Most countries in Europe are in the process of being islamized, are in the process of being invaded. Britain has been invaded and islamized a long time ago. We are working on breaking free from these chains. We should support every little step that leads in this right direction, even if it doesn’t seem enough at the moment. No matter what kind of group or politician as long as the goal is to stop Islam Extremism we are in the same boat.
By Samantha Herron