UK is ‘slouching towards dhimmocracy’ says Mad Mel

Mad Melanie Phillips condemns on the government’s reported decision to drop the phrase “war on terror” when, according to Mel, what we are facing is “the attempt to murder large numbers of innocent people in the pursuit of a political aim – namely, the Islamisation of Britain”.

Taking her inspiration from Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch website, Mel launches an attack on home secretary, Jacqui Smith, for stating that terrorists are behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam:

“The speech was a frightening demonstration of intellectual and moral funk. She said: ‘As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting pain, murder and grief. Indeed, if anything these actions are “anti-Islamic”.’

“This is demonstrably ridiculous. The campaign of terror being mounted against the free world is being perpetrated in the name of Islam, sanctioned and even mandated by leading Islamic scholars around the world, and rooted in Islamic theology – and in the history of violent jihadi conquest to which it gave rise that stretches back to the beginning of Islam in the seventh century….

“In its ignorance, panic and confusion over terrorist violence, the government has failed to grasp that Britain is being squeezed by a jihadi pincer movement of both terrorism and cultural aggression, each reinforcing the other and, according to plan, causing the governing class to descend into that state of cultural servitude to Islam known as ‘dhimmitude’.”

Spectator blog, 17 January 2008