By Shirley Edwards
July 26, 2014
[These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years. Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and how we are daily losing our free speech.]
The recent allegations of a number of non faith UK Birmingham schools being infiltrated by Islamic extremists who sought to displace the staff, and their teaching methods, and impose their own, speaks of a religion who are very ‘dedicated’ and ‘motivated’ in teaching all British schoolchildren their Muslim values.
Choosing schools who had received a bad ofsted inspection, and using parents who were hard line Muslim supporters, it is reported that tactics were used to push out the staff by criticizing the leadership of the school, which could then ultimately turn the schools into ‘academies’ outside of local authority guidelines, and hence give more freedom to impose their own values.
It is reported, that some of the reasoning in urging Muslim supporters to take part in the ploy was that schools were teaching their children Christian prayer, teaching about homosexuality, and corrupting Muslim children with sex education.
One of the first to express alarm about the revelation of the alleged plot called ‘Operation Trojan’, was Pavan Dhaliwal from the British Humanist Society who said:
“We are glad that this matter is being investigated and hope that any such behaviour is put a stop to. It is vitally important that no school discriminates against pupils or staff on the basis of faith, but instead that every school is equally welcome to all, regardless of religion or belief” [Link]
Are British academies, including free schools, the ownership of the Humanist Society, and should the ‘secular’ standard of sex education and the promotion of evolution and humanism be allowed to continue to infiltrate and dictate their standards into all schools, if all pupils are ‘equally’ welcome? The British Humanist Society certainly appeared to be the most ‘respected’ spokespeople on the matter. In this respect, you could ask, “Just who and what is being the most fundamental in British society”?
Whilst most British citizens were rightly concerned, troubled, and even outraged by the revelation of a militant force infiltrating schools, they do however express little, to absolutely no concern, about other displacing factors which have taken place in British schools today, or examine the possible reason for what might be the cause for the moral decline and decay in society. What does, and what will, fill the void in a system which displaces the Christian values which were once honoured and respected?
Lack of Dignity and Self Respect
In the summer of 2013, two male charity walkers were pelted with stones and eggs after they walked through a predominantly Muslim area of Sparkbrook, in Birmingham, wearing no clothes, other than a ‘mankini’, in an effort to raise money for a local animal charity.
They were eventually rescued and escorted from the area by the police after it is reported that a group of 30 – 40 men told them “this is a Muslim area’ and demanded they leave.
It is believed that the attack came about because of the indecency of the men. The men were from two different age groups. One was aged 41 and one was aged 22. They were being followed in a car at the time by the wife of one of the walkers, together with their five children. It is reported she was called “a dirty white slag’
One of the walkers on surviving the ordeal said he was ‘shocked and disgusted’ that this was happening in his city. The picture of the two men crossing the finishing line is poignant and indicative of how the UK has become.
Whilst it is obviously very un-nerving that Muslim area’s certainly do now exist within the United Kingdom and they are taking their law into their own hands, what exactly has happened to mankind that has allowed itself to degrade itself so much in front of its own children? How has this happened?
One only has to wonder what you would think of your own parents if they wandered the streets for fun dressing or acting indecently for money. It would be a mental health issue or we would say it how it is and call it prostitution.
Did their actions merit ‘stoning’?
December 2013, it is reported that 60 Muslim supporters gathered in East London to demand Muslim owned businesses stop selling alcohol. Under Sharia Law alcohol is banned. The business owners were threatened with 40 lashes if they did not comply with the demand.
The protest which was led by cleric Anjem Choudary, who is a British social and political activist and was once the spokesperson for Islam4UK. The protest was timed to coincide with office workers in the area who would be celebrating at Christmas parties. It is reported that Choudary told those gathered it was his wish that Sharia Law banning alcohol should be enforced in Britain.
It is interesting that the placards being carried by the supporters state the troubling truth that 10,000 alcohol related deaths are being caused every year through drink. The answer on the placards was that ‘Islam is the Solution’.
The rise in alcohol related deaths and the culture of drunken-ness most especially now celebrated and idealized in some young men and women is a very sad and real problem known throughout the UK by everyone. Some young women in particular display ladish behaviour most especially in city night life, where ‘clubbing’ and ‘one night stands’ has become the ‘answer’ to the void left in the absence of self respect and genuine love. It is not unusual to see some young people having sex or women urinating in the streets in the early mornings when the bars are closing in many cities. The police, the NHS and Christian organizations and charity workers are often left to pick up the pieces and counsel those who are left vulnerable and lying in the gutters.
Some popular European sunshine destinations aimed at the 18-30 age group, now accept the money and the trouble, but secretly shun and despise the British youth and adult who taint their culture with drunkenness, revelry and promiscuity. British girls are known as some of the ‘easiest’ amongst foreign travellers. An unseen rage against those who never cared enough about them to teach them about dignity, grace or self control in relationships, oozes from their young attention seeking pores.
Is the answer ’40 lashes’?
The 33 Million
From the 2011 census, there are apparently 33 million people in Britain who profess themselves to be Christian and 2.7 million people reported as Muslim.
One of the problems with the false claim of there being 33 million Christians in the UK, is that in reality the majority now only have some sort of ‘spiritual’ belief in a God or an afterlife. Most of the 33 million do not live according to the spiritual laws of right and wrong, cause and effect, but fed by the humanist religion, and the breakdown of the Christian faith, embrace mankind’s 10,000 permissible so called freedoms often taught to them in schools and presented to them as ‘equality’ or love for one another. What price has the UK paid for falling away from certain standards which were once in place?
Decency, respect, morality, integrity and self-control are the enemy and the terrorist that is persecuted in the school and the workplace today. They are virtues built upon the basis of Christianity, whether you consider yourself religious or not. It is Christianity that is the most hated, and despised, despite its non violent stance on issues which contradict its values.
The British Humanist Society focused on the very real danger of violent extremism and displacement displayed in the Muslim faith, to tar all religions with the same brush, and to distract society away from its own liberal indoctrination.
The next aim is to ban all faith schools.
As parents claim they don’t want their children indoctrinated by religion and that every child should choose their own faith when they are adults, they allow another entity to step in and displace their child in the absence of such values. In many ways it could pave the way to an acceptance of a religion which will tackle and do something about the ills of society.
And as the prime minister David Cameron attempted to win back the Christian vote, after betraying the Christian voter, with his confusing message of declaring Great Britain to be a Christian country, once more it was The British Humanist Society and all unbelievers who again shouted the loudest accusing him of fostering alienation and division and proudly petitioning with an open letter to The Telegraph, which reads:
“At a social level, Britain has been shaped for the better by many pre-Christian, and post Christian forces. We are a plural society with citizens with a range of perspectives, and we are a largely non religious society”
No evidence was presented in how Britain had been shaped for the better in a non religious society. It may be that we have to wait……..
Planet of the Apes
By own observations of life in Britain, despite not going to a church school or being bought up in a religious household, are that Britain was shaped for the better when Christian values were respected and kept in place.
On the day I failed the infamous 11 plus examination, and found myself at a Secondary Modern School in the 1970’s one sensed that social engineering and displacement was already taking place. Something alien was trying to direct the path of our destiny.
Grammar School attendees, who had passed the examination, were supported, encouraged and driven into higher professions to become leaders in society. Secondary Modern School attendees were directed to become the under-pinner in society, the factory and office workers and were only taught the basics. Hardly anyone went to university. It was unheard of. Some escaped the indoctrination of being labelled second class citizens. Many fell, losing their voice of reason in a compromise to those who were in control, resigned to falsely believing that the gifts of intelligence and creativity had already been assigned.
Religion was not forced upon us, but the structure of morning prayers in assembly, and a prayer of thankfulness before every meal was common-place in those early years in every school in the UK regardless of faith. It did not harm us. They added a touch of respectfulness, structure, and warmth in a cold concrete environment.
In the absence of Christian values, England is lost, and has been handed over to something else which does not bear the beauty of what Jesus Christ teaches. Our youth look for answers in the wrong place. When the discovery is made that school is about sexualizing them, killing a creator, encouraging debt and unrealistic targets for government figures, the discovery is sometimes too much to handle for both teacher and student.
Many turn to drink and drugs to kill the pain.
When we realize we have been used, and are bankrupt, morally and spiritually, the search for deeper meaning, if we are fortunate, is often a path we pursue to make sense of a troubled life.
realize in our politeness and gullibility, the UK has opened the door
to a dominating guest, the one we were scared to speak up to, accepting
and respecting their beliefs, rather than ‘evaluating’
them and now find ourselves out in the street, displaced and betrayed,
for giving up our own, with no-where to go, away from our own home
and wandering, whilst someone/something ceremoniously and triumphantly
takes our place and makes a claim to a superior way of being.
It’s a stark reality check when you find yourself in the gutter being stoned.
Who and what will seriously help us up? And will the individual and the UK as a whole realize that the troubles heaped upon us are as a result of departing from the solid foundations of Christian values which work?
council investigates 'Muslim fundamentalist plot to take over local
2- Religion in England and Wales 2011
3- David Cameron 'fostering alienation and division' by calling Britain a 'Christian country'
4- Creationism 'banned from free schools'
5- UK Gov't Bans Teaching of Creationism as Scientifically Valid in Academies, Public Schools
6- Britain has a drinking problem, and it needs help
7- Tripartite System - The Eleven Plus
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Shirley Edwards was born and lives in Great Britain. She has always worked in administration, but have also taught and studied complimentary health. In administrative roles, she has worked within The Church of England. She also worked for some years as a volunteer within the hospice movement.
Shirley has an interest in all health issues, loves the British countryside, and enjoys writing. She is thankful for talk radio and loves listening.
Shirley has always been concerned about the loss of freedoms in her country, also the demise of America, a country she loves for the original reasons on which it was founded. She believe in the Pursuit of Genuine Happiness.
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