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Unlike most British Jews, the Vast Majority Of UK Muslims Are Loyal to the Kingdom

By Gilad Atzmon

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 28, 2015


A month ago we learned that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe”*

Interestingly enough, yesterday the BBC published a poll that measured British Muslims’ attitude towards Britain. Unlike the majority of Jews who expressed their will to leave Europe, 95% of the Muslims here are “loyal to Britain.”

In spite of Britain's waging countless wars against Muslim countries for decades, despite Britain’s blind support for Israel and despite the ongoing discrimination against Muslims in Britain, nineteen out of twenty Muslims remain loyal to this Kingdom. Contrast this with at least half the of Jews who, although they enjoy prominence in this country and whose Israeli Lobby has enjoyed remarkable success, appear willing to leave this country behind.   

This raises the following questions, that a sociologist or perhaps the British Jews themselves must address.

What is it about British Jews, that has caused so many of them to fail to settle after so many decades? Why are they happy to wander again? Is the notion of dwelling foreign to Jewish culture? Is true assimilation impossible as far as Diaspora Jewish culture is concerned? Is it possible that it is actually the prominence of Jews in British society (media, politics, culture, finance) that makes Jews feel insecure?

Early Zionists attempted to address these questions. Settlement in Zion, i.e. Palestine, was supposed to free the Jews from their ‘Diaspora symptoms.’ The ‘homecoming’ adventure was supposed to introduce Jews to the notion of dwelling and belonging. It was intended to attach the Jew to the soil. However, the birth of the Jewish State brought to light new and far more devastating traits some of which have actually put our planet at grave risk.

I guess that for the time being, there is NO answer to the Jewish question, yet, the question itself is more vital than ever.


UK Muslims Loyal, Law Abiding Citizens: Poll

OnIslam & News Agencies

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00 4748


While showing great loyalty to Britain and British values, many Muslims accused politicians and media of alienating the religious minority.

A new BBC poll has found the majority of UK Muslims are well integrated in Britain, with 95% saying they are loyal to Britain and a similar percentage stating their respect for British laws.

"There is no Islamic regulation or law that prevents integration," Mohammed Al Hakaroon, a Muslim student, told BBC on Wednesday, February 25.

“Everyone should be treated as equal: Muslim, white, black, Asian, as the Prophet himself has said,” he added.

The BBC survey, based on opinions of 1000 Muslims across Britain from 26 January to 20 February, found almost all Muslims living in Britain feel a loyalty to the country (95%).

A closer percentage, 93%, believes that Muslims in Britain should always obey British laws.

The poll found that almost half of British Muslims believe they face discrimination because of their faith and that Britain is becoming less tolerant. A similar percentage feel prejudice against Islam makes it difficult being a Muslim in the UK.

Some 35% said they felt most British people did not trust Muslims, and a fifth said they thought Western liberal society could never be compatible with Islam.

Nearly 20% of Muslim women questioned said they felt unsafe in Britain, compared with 10% of men.

Asked if acts of violence against those who publish images of the Prophet Muhammad can "never be justified", 68% agreed that such violence was never justifiable.

But 24% disagreed with the statement, while the rest replied "don't know" or refused to answer.

Official results put the number of Muslims at nearly 2.7 million of the British people.

In 2011, think tank Demo found that Muslims in the United Kingdom are more patriotic than the rest of population.

Responding to the statement “I am proud to be a British citizen”, 83% of Muslims said they are proud of being British.

Reflecting a deep-rooted relationship, a synagogue in the northern British city of Bradford has appointed, this month, its first Muslim member, in a decision passed unanimously by its ruling body.


While showing great loyalty to Britain and British values, many Muslims accused politicians and media of alienating the religious minority.

“It is up to the rest of British society to stop looking at us as some kind of threat, to accept us,” student at Bradford College, Samaia Aslal, told the BBC.

"To not always ask us how British we feel, that's as stupid as asking 'how do you feel about your red hair today?'” she added referring to politicians and media role in dehumanizing the image of Muslims.

"To ask this whilst alienating us, spying on us, making us feel like we don't fit in," she added.

Former Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi said the poll highlighted her view that the government's terrorism policy was not based on enough evidence.

"What is the evidence that shows us how people are being radicalized?” she said while speaking on Radio 4's Today program.

"What is the evidence that shows us the route to someone becoming a terrorist. We just don't have this.

"We don't have definitive data that we work to and that is why I think we get much of our policy wrong."

Last month, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will be seeking the introducing “more comprehensive” powers to monitor terror suspects in Britain.

Cameron said that in case he wins the next election, he will introduce a communication data bill dubbed the “snooper's charter” that will give police a sweeping power to monitor online communications.



On Press TV's The Sun Will Rise, Roshan Muhammed Salih discusses with Raza Nadim and Gilad Atzmon the collapse of freedom of speech in Britain as reflected by the attacks on George Galloway MP and Reverent Stephen Sizer. The program explores issues to do with Jewish power, Zionism the role of the Jewish Left and The Guardian. The full program can be watched here






The Guardian Surrenders To Zionist Pressure

The following post is taken from the Ultra Zionist CIF Watch. The hawkish Israeli outlet is bragging today about its success in persuading The Guardian to  remove The Wandering Who from its online book shop.  Needless to say that The Wandering Who was published three years ago, it has been a best seller since then. It was translated into 12 languages and not a single claim referring to  any form of hatred has been issued in the UK or anywhere else. The Wandering Who has been endorsed by the most impressive list ofscholars and humanists.  Seemingly, it doesn't take much for The Guardian to shamelessly surrender to pressure made by supporters of   ethnic cleansing Israel.  

To buy The Wandering Who on

To issue a complaint to the  Guardian Reader's editor:
• Phone: +44 (0)20 3353 4736 between 10am and 1pm UK time
• Twitter: @GdnReadersEd

Following our post, Guardian removes antisemitic book from online shop

By Adam Levick

Yesterday, we posted about the sudden reappearance of a book by Gilad Atzmon at the Guardian’s online bookshop which they had removed back in 2011 (due to its extreme antisemitic content) followingcommunication with this blog.


After emailing Guardian editors yesterday to ask about the reappearance of Atzmon’s book, we were informed that their online shop uses automated feeds, and that the removal of specific titles has to be done manually.


So, they again removed Atzmon’s book from their virtual shelves. 

Here’s what you see when you open the link to the book.




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