Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury is a long-time member of the House of Lords in Britain, serving as its Deputy Speaker from 1985 to 2005. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, which promotes community development in impoverished countries, mostly in Africa and Asia but in various other places as well.
Baroness Cox just spoke at an event at Tel Aviv University in Israel and warned the audience that “Islam is using the freedoms of democracy to destroy it”. She cited several examples of the deleterious effect Islam and Islamists are having on British life, of how Islamists are attempting to Islamize Britain and of how British leaders have aided and abetted them, are aiding and abetting them. She also spoke about the effort to Islamize Africa through massive investments and other means.
Although she was speaking about Britain and Africa in particular she could just as easily been speaking about America, Europe or anyplace else in the West as well. There isn’t a country in the West that isn’t suffering from the deleterious effects of Islam and Islamists, there isn’t a country in the West that Islamists aren’t attempting to Islamize and there isn’t a country in the West whose leaders haven’t aided and abetted them, aren’t aiding and abetting them. What’s happening in Britain is by no means unique and is happening to one degree or another in every Western country there is, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, Spain, the United States, everywhere. Islam and Islamists are on the march throughout the West and Western freedom, democracy, values, laws and institutions are being attacked, eroded and lost to Islam and Islamists in every country one looks at. Among other things, it is ironic in the extreme because some of the tools they are using are the very freedoms they are trying to get rid of, freedoms which would be lost to everyone when and if Islam and Islamists took over in their entirety, freedoms which have already been lost in many different places.
You now, like freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, all of those freedoms.
No, Baroness Cox’s warning wasn’t alarmist or inaccurate or racist or phobic at all. It was, is, timely, courageous and right on the mark. Her remarks pertain to everyone in the West who wants to remain free and should be heeded by everyone in the West who wants to retain their freedom, who wants to keep Islam and Islamists from getting rid of it and taking over their lives and their countries.
Americans, Australians, Brits, Canadians, the French, Germans, Dutch, Italians, Spanish, Scandinavians, everyone.
Hey, here’s a couple of ideas.
How about Westerners using their freedom of speech and freedom of expression to speak out against Islamists attempts to impose Islam on them and their countries and to present an accurate, honest, objective, factual picture of Islam to their compatriots.
How about Westerners enforcing their laws against coercion, intimidation, violence, hate speech and incitement as a means to prevent Islam and Islamists from further eroding their way of life, protecting affected individuals and communities and reversing the inroads that have already been made.
Using freedoms that would be lost to prevent them from being lost.
That would be ironic too.
Long overdue as well.