Skip to comments.A Brit Who Gets It [Baroness Caroline Cox calls islam out]
Posted on 12/08/2004 3:19:14 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
A Brit Who Gets It
By Judy Lash Balint
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 8, 2004
Don't let the upper class British accent or title fool you. Baroness Caroline Cox, 67, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords does not hold by the politics or the worldview of many of her fellow upper class Brits.
The modest demeanor and strong convictions of this Christian human rights campaigner were much in evidence at the Jerusalem Summit this week, as Baroness Cox stepped up to receive the Scoop Jackson Award for Vision and Values awarded annually by Summit organizers. (Richard Perle was the recipient of the first Jerusalem Summit Scoop Jackson Award in 2003)
The Baroness ("please call me Caroline") is a life peer created by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She has spent a lifetime acting on behalf of human rights and performing real humanitarian acts. During the Solidarity movement days in Poland, Cox rode on the 32-ton trucks delivering medical supplies behind the Iron Curtain. In the ethnic conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh, Cox traveled repeatedly to Azerbaijan and Armenia to discover the truth for herself. She spoke out loud and often on behalf of Christian Armenians.
Cox has been in and out of the "no-go" areas of Sudan 28 times over the past four years. Her visits included buying freedom for Dinka and Nuer people from the heavily Christian southern region. For her trouble, Cox was sentenced in absentia by the National Islamic Front to imprisonment for illegal entry into the country. In Indonesia, she was shot at by jihad warriors.
On her visit to Jerusalem Cox remarked to a small group of British journalists that she would not be commenting specifically on the Arab war against Israel both due to her lack of first hand experience in the area but also because her expertise is "forgotten peoples." One could say with certainty, she noted, that the amount of attention focused on Israel and the disputed territories ensures that neither Arabs nor Israelis are in any way "forgotten."
"Coming from the killing fields of various regimes--many because of Islam, I began to study Islam," Cox says. In fact, she studied so many areas first hand that she co-authored with her colleague Dr. John Marks, a powerful little book , entitled The West, Islam and Islamism. Is ideological Islam compatible with liberal democracy? (Civitas, London, 2003) Co-author Marks remarked to reporters that "there are many who don't understand the nitty gritty about what Moslem culture is really about."
The Baroness expressed her sensitivity to the dangers of Islamaphobia, but quickly added that she is greatly concerned by the "radicalization" of the Moslem population in Great Britain.
"My Muslim friends tell me that there are many young people who go around in respectable clothing but are in fact seething with hatred underneath," she said.
Dr. Marks, a nuclear physicist and renowned British educator, told journalists he had recently attended a Muslim rally for support at the Friends Meeting House in Central London. The House is run by Quakers, renowned for their pacifism and humanitarian concerns. "I came out really chilled by the hatred," Marks said.
"They say such people are only 1 percent of the Moslem population in Britain--but that's still a lot of people," he noted. Marks added that the vast majority of Britons now recognize the danger of radical Islam, "and they expect Moslem leaders to speak out."
Baroness Cox explained that as in many European countries, the demographic reality means that many members of Parliament are now "deferential" to the growing numbers of Moslem constituents. British Foreign Minister Jack Straw has 8,000 Moslems in his district, noted Dr. Marks.
Dr. Marks, with advanced degrees from both Cambridge and London Universities, says groups like the Islamic Foundation speak openly about creating an Islamic state in the United Kingdom. "We know they have links in British universities," he claims. Marks reminded reporters that Prince Charles had given the foundation his seal of approval during a visit to a Foundation sponsored institute last year.
Cox concludes her chat with the Jerusalem based journalists by giving a little lesson on Sharia law, after she was asked whether Western societies can co-exist with the Islamic legal code.
"Sharia law is not compatible with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it does not allow freedom to choose and change religion, you can become a Muslim, but if you stop being a Muslim and you convert out, you run the risk of the death sentence for apostasy. It does not permit equality before the law, as between men and women, Muslims and non-Muslims." A simple, straightforward answer from a straightforward woman who speaks and acts from deep conviction.
"Islam is, Khataw preaches, a peaceful religion that is focused on charity and goodwill toward others."
No, it's not. I won't go into *what it is*, as I'd probably get in trouble... aw, what the heck:
Islam, The Cult of Murder.
Islam, The Cult of Terror.
Islam, The Cult of Boy-Buggering.
Islam, The Cult of Women-Chattelling.
Islam, The Cult of Horror.
Islam, The Cult of Rape.
Islam, The Cult of Killing.
Islam, The Cult of Subhumans.
Islam, The Cult of Beheading.
Islam, The Cult of Pigsh!t.
Islam, The Cult of Deviants.
Islam, The Cult of Degenerates.
Islam, The Cult of Female Mutilation.
Islam, The Cult of Death.
Islam, The Cult of Christian & Jew Killing.
Islam, The Cult of Infidel Murder.
Islam, The Cult of Garbage.
Islam, The Cult of Assholes.
Islam, The Cult of Trash.
Islam, The Cult of Filth.
Islam, The Cult of The Mentally-Ill.
Islam, the Cult of Evil.
Islam, the Cult of Dumbasses.
Islam, the Cult of Poverty.
Islam, the Cult of Illiteracy.
Islam, the Religion of Peace, and WE'LL KILL YOU TO PROVE IT!
Islam, the Cult of Goat-Humpers.
Islam, the Cult of Camel-Buggerers.
It's going to take a whole lot more - to stand and say, no further!
If you move to someone else's country, you accept the lay of the land. You don't export the laws and customs of your homeland - you particularly don't demand it.
Political Correctness/mustn't "offend", has been the silent enemy for many years, quietly eroding our Judeo-Christian societies.
I, for one, am "offended" by it all. Time to call a halt. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas...
The European countries are finally waking up and taking voice to the very real and present danger in their (and our) midst. We can only pray the wake up call and the steps taken will halt the tide of terror planned for us all...
Thank you, Bookmark, and Bump!
I readily solicit your *donation* to the list, s_w_b. Feel free to add to it, sir. I've laid the groundwork, but I'm sure I've missed a "few" of them.
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I applaud her bravery in stating her message.
Islam is compatible with precisely "nobody".
Another wake-up call, the kind that spans the ages. Is anyone listening? This is a struggle so long in duration that the undercurrents are very deep and fundamental. This involves two very different kinds of civilizations, one which has come to terms (after a lot of struggle of its own) with the relations between church and state, and one which has not.
The latter cannot hope to coexist with the former unless it abandons its agenda of terror and conquest. In the arena of world affairs, such a civilization must be deterred from this agenda by force, thus the current war. Moreover, immigration policy must change in order to stave off internal disorder. No way around that, no way at all.
Well... it seems to work pretty well for misogynistic, insecure, hate-filled perverts who are jealous of everybody else.
Sorry. I should have spelled that out better...
... "nobody" = "nobody else"
I know what you meant, my friend. It's just that I felt inspired. 8o)
Ah........you sound like a man or woman after my own heart. How dare you tell the truth about Islam?
Bump for later read.
"Sharia law is not compatible with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it does not allow freedom to choose and change religion"
And worst of all, it would deny a mother the right to murder her unborn child. we can't tolerate that, now can we?
Coexistence would be possible if there were absolute geopolitical isolation. But oil, for one thing, makes that impossible.
Good for her!!!