The child's age aside, it was a scene unchanged from that described two millennia earlier, where, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ confronted a group of men about to stone a young woman to death, with the words “Let he who is without sin amongst you cast the first stone”. Such words would have fallen on deaf ears, had anyone dared to repeat them in that stadium in Somalia, where no less than fifty adult men picked up stones and set about their evil deed.
This girl was not tortured to death two thousand years ago, but two months ago, and it was no isolated incident, across the Muslim world young women and girls face a similar fate at the cruel hands of their culture. I have decided not to include any pictures from the scene as they are too violent.
At my own blog, Sarah Maid of Albion I have also addressed the issue of the treatment of homosexuals in the Arab world, where, as one commentator recently put it, people such as the President of Iran claim there are no homosexuals, yet young gay men hang from cranes along the roadside merely for expressing their nature in a manner disapproved of by the cult of the dead paedophile.
I am aware that some Green Arrow readers have strong views on homosexuality, I do not share those views but will not impose my views here, other than to say I am sure that despite your views, like all decent people you are all horrified by such savagery, and grateful that our Western society long ago did away with the horror of officially sanctioned public executions, and the casual cruelties which are commonplace elsewhere.
Sharia law prescribes all sorts of imaginative and painful deaths and mutilations, for a variety of crimes, including many which are no longer crimes in our society. Hence it is even more disturbing to note that around 40% of British Muslims want Sharia law in the UK.
Whatever, the crimes of the child in the pictures above, I doubt they were sexual, and even the most persuasive of Islamofascists would have difficulty claiming that he was a rapist. However, clearly certain cultures believe that torturing a child in this manner is acceptable.
However, that is the crux of the issue, culture, and things which are viewed as acceptable within different cultures. The whole point of a multi-cultural society is to import different cultures into our society and pay them equal regard to our own long established cultures.
The question the supporters of multiculturalism fail to address is how do we prevent the sharper sides of foreign cultures from being imported together with the marginally less unattractive ones, because the answer is that you can not.
Many undesirable aspects of foreign cultures are already being seem within our British communities, just a few examples:
* Instances of so called honour related violence, including frequent “honour killings” are now regular occurrences in the UK, as are arranged and forced marriages.
* We have churches where children are accused of witchcraft and subject to violent abuse.
* We have already seen one instance of Muti killing - aka medicine murder (an increasingly common phenomenon in sub Saharan Africa) and a disturbing number of “missing” black and Asian children.
* Female circumsism is being practised in Britain and bush meat is being imported and consumed.
* We have a special police force (Trident) which exclusively deals with gun crime in the black community, and we have seen acts of Islamic terrorism on our streets.
* A new and far more vicious imported gang culture, has devastated communities in ways undreamed of back in the 50's and 60's, the Kray brothers not withstanding
These are not cultural benefits, and what else will follow.
There is no point in claiming that our laws will stop undesirable cultures from flourishing, because they patently are not doing so. Furthermore laws are frequently changed to accommodate newcomers or simply are not applied to them. Free speech was banned in Britain in the 1970's because of immigration, and as we have seen repeatedly, for instance with the Danish cartoon protests, only certain people now get prosecuted for incitement to murder.
As for grooming minors for sexual purposes, as we all know if the victim is white and the “groomer” is not, the police will not dare to touch it.
Year by year the ugly face of many foreign cultures are becoming part of every day life in Britain, and throughout Western Europe. It is only a matter of time before the very worst is here, much of it already is, gang rape was once all but unknown in Europe, it is now occurring with sickening regularity, and as events, such as the hideous (but unreported in Britain) 2006 death of Ilan Halimi show us, it does not take much to turn the streets of Paris into those of Baghdad.
Our leaders claim that we receive great benefits from immigration, but with escalating unemployment, stretched public services, and a health service beset by health tourism together with third world standards of hygiene, that lie is gradually being exposed for what it is.
And what of the so called moral argument for immigration, that we should welcome people here so that they can enjoy a better life than in the third world hell holes they are escaping?. This is self evidently madness, in that, in the long run, it simply enables the despotic or criminal regimes from which those seeking asylum come, to perpetuate.
If you live near a school where the teachers are murdering the children, you do not solve the matter by offering sanctuary to those kiddies who are fortunate enough to escape. At some point, someone has to sort out the school.
Offering asylum to those who escape tyranny, can only ever be a humanitarian act in the short term, beyond that it serves only to aid and abet the tyrants. Unless you believe that the entire population of the third world can move here, whilst, Africa and huge swathes of Asia and the Middle East are handed back to nature, as maybe some on the lunatic fringes of multiculturalism probably do, the international community must aim to improve the lot of the third world, within their homelands.
The so called benefits of immigration extend to some individual immigrants, but certainly not their homelands, to some politicians seeking to add to their voters, and to a small number of ruthless businessmen who believe that an unending flow of low paid immigrants will forever keep wages low. For the rest up us, the benefits are far less easy to identify.
Even those cynical politicians and businessmen may soon find the benefits are not what they imagined. Across Europe new immigrant based parties are popping up, and we now face an economic crisis, fuelled in great part by politically correct politicians forcing banks to lend to immigrants and minority groups, which has caused immeasurable damage in the financial sector.
Is it too much to hope that, at last, even they will wake up to the madness of the multicultural dream?.