Sunday, October 24, 2010

Breaking News: Rabbi Unable to Speak at Speakers’ Corner

The American rabbi Nachum Shifren is visiting England to meet with members of the English Defence League and express his solidarity with the European resistance to Islamization. See this post at ICLA for a video of a BBC news report featuring Rabbi Shifren. The report describes (in that well-known snarky BBC tone) the growing transatlantic cooperation among groups opposing Islamization.

This afternoon Rabbi Shifren was scheduled to address the crowd at Speakers’ Corner in London. I’ve just received a phone call from an EDL member at the scene, who reports that the rabbi was prevented from speaking by a group of Muslims who effectively occupied Speakers’ Corner.

The rabbi moved to a location a short distance away to give his speech, but was unable to address supporters at Speakers’ Corner itself.

Speakers’ Corner is the epicenter of the tradition of free speech in England. Up until now it has stood as a sanctuary, a sacred place in the heart of English civil liberties.

If you can’t speak out at Speakers’ Corner, then free speech in England is dead.


Foxmuldar Blog said...

Everyday we see more reports where our freedoms are being slowly taken away. Juan Williams speaks the truth and he's canned from his job. Muslims would love to silence those of us that continue to speak out against the evils of Islam. Geert Wilder, Elisabeth Wolff, and others like them are being persecuted for speaking the truth.

Thankfully we still have the internet and blogs like this one that provide the truth. The liberals would love to silence us all. Muslims want to take away our freedom of speech. The 1st ammendment is in danger if we don't all fight for the freedoms we now have.

goethechosemercy said...

The tragedy here is that the English themselves killed it.
No one else is responsible-- not even the Muslims who monopolize the place. They are just doing what Muslims always do-- forcing others to submit.
The British never had to submit to anything. But they are submitting, truly.

Anonymous said...

A quick 'image' search of the term "Speakers Corner, England" returned the following image via BING:

Speakers Corner, England via BING

Here is the search link - in case it is updated to reflect something different:

Yahoo and Google displayed less than a dozen images (very unusual), none with an Islamic relation.

goethechosemercy said...

So I suppose now we should call it Muhammad's Corner.
Or Submission Corner.
Or perhaps, the West's great gift to Muslims.

Anonymous said...

It's outrageous and yet unsurprising that the police did not protect this man's right to speak. And what about the water-throwing leftist? Didn't he destroy some valuable property? When are the police going to prosecute him for that?

On a positive note, it is heartening to see some Jews supporting Christian resistance to Islam. Good for the rabbi.

EscapeVelocity said...

Muslim threat of violence trumps governments willingness to protect others rights.

Dont ever allow yourself to be disarmed.

WAKE UP said...

The number one tactic of Islam INSIDE the West is to use democracy to shut down democracy.

EscapeVelocity said...

What the government is doing here, is capitulating to the threat of violence.

What this means is that violence works.

A credible threat of violence is beneficial in controlling the public space. That is the lesson.

Dont think that Nationalists arent hearing the message loud and clear.

The UK government is setting the stage for even greater violence...because they dont want to face the great violence that Islam has brought to UK politics and public space.

EscapeVelocity said...

I mean you can understand their reluctance. Police, individual officers as well as organizations, and governments will face a barage of lawsuits from the Left and Islamic organizations if they protect English rights against minority infringement.

Then there are those in the government and bureacracies, who like the Civil Rights Division in the US DoJ, are beholden to the idea that only non white Euro Christians are deserving of having their civil rights protected.

There is going to be a reckoning, in Western Euro Christian nations. The Left has set the stage and continues throwing embers on the fire, that will engulf them too.

vanhetgoor said...

I've been listening at speakers corner once, often people speak with silly idea's. If there was any intelligence behind it they would be invited to speak on the radio or television, but no, they still stand in a crowd of at most a dozen.
And If a rabbi has to be defended by a group of people who like to be on their own then it comes to my mind that it might be that only the disliking of muslims is greater than the vague remote sympathy for jews.

Nick said...

'defended by a group of people who like to be on their own' - Eh?