Margaret Thatcher & England's Past & Future?
The Daily Mail reported October 13, 2018, that: "Muhammad is now the most popular name for baby boys in England."
Breitbart News, April 2, 2017, published in an article "423 New Mosques, 500 Closed Churches in London," quoting The Gatestone Institute report:
"London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together ...
British multi-culturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism ...
Londonistan, with its new 423 mosques, is built on the sad ruins of English Christianity ... Given the current trends, Christianity in England is becoming a relic, while Islam will be the religion of the future."
The London Daily Express, October 15, 2009, quoted Muslim organizer Anjem Choudary of Islam4UK:
"We have had enough of democracy and man-made law ... We will call for a complete upheaval of the British ruling system ... and demand full implementation of Shariah in Britain."
CNN reported January 26, 2018 "2017 was the worst year for acid attacks in London."
Daniel Greenfield wrote in FrontPage Magazine, August 30, 2018:
"Most of the acid attacks are taking place in East London ... the borough of Newham ...
Newham has the second highest Muslim percentage population and the lowest native British population in London ...
The UK boasts the highest number of recorded acid attacks in the world ... because a sizable percentage of the population of that Muslim country has relocated to the cozy boroughs of London ...
It’s clear that immigration transplanted acid attacks to the UK ...
And ... it has an honor killing problem, a sex grooming gang problem, an FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) problem ... forced marriage ... the wages of diversity and demographic change."
Anyone with a cursory knowledge of history can see the trend taking place in England, and in most of Europe.
Western Civilization has gone from a Judeo-Christian "past," with Catholic cathedrals, Protestant Reformation and Jewish neighborhoods;
to a Secular "present" after the French Revolution, with the multi-cultural, free sex, LGBT agenda;
and now Europe is entering an Islamic "future," with "no go zones," and Mohammed being one of the most popular names for newborns.
Though it seems like ancient history, it was not that long ago that Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister.
What would she have thought of this trend in Western Civilization?
Known as "The Iron Lady" for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born OCTOBER 13, 1925.
She became the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at a time when England's government was facing bankruptcy, rising unemployment, and conflicts with labor unions.
Margaret Thatcher successfully turned the country around by cutting social welfare programs, reducing trade union power and privatizing several industries.
On February 5, 1996, while traveling through New York City, Margaret Thatcher had an interview with Joseph A. Cannon, printed in Human Events.
Offering advice to America, Margaret Thatcher explained:
"Biblical basis affects one's whole view, attitude and outlook ...
The notion of human rights comes from the sanctity on the individual ...
The Decalogue - Ten Commandments - are addressed to each and every person. This is the origin of our common humanity and of the sanctity of the individual.
Each one has a duty to try to carry out those commandments. You don't get that in any other political creed."
Other political creeds reject "the sanctity of the individual."
This is the case with honor-shame cultures, where one's worth and identity is only by being accepted as a member of a group, clique, online social media circle, gang, cult, tribe, ummah, or community.
Honor-shame cultures are pride-based, with a continual desire to save face.
Rejection by the group is the greatest fear, as it results in a total loss of worth, therefore members are continually under psychological and emotional pressure to conform.
A new group tactic attacking "the sanctity of the individual" was developed by a Soros-related consortium, being called "equity."
"Equity" utilizes a communist "oppressor-victim" paradigm to portray a tolerant host culture as somehow being intolerant.
An "equity" document authored by Dr. Mohammed Kalifa, rejects the worth of "the individual" as being a feature of "Christian privilege," which should be replaced by the sharia teaching that one's worth is in belonging to the Islamic "community."
"Christian privilege and White privilege ... is not only having major Christian holidays off, Sundays off, and Christian trappings in school ... (it) can encompass much more complex issues such as community vs. individual epistemologies."
Margaret Thatcher described America's unique founding on personal liberty and biblical values (Human Events, 1996):.
"It isn't merely about democracy and liberty ... It is personal liberty with personal responsibility.
Responsibility to your parents, to your children, to your God. This really binds us together in a way that nothing else does.
If you accept freedom, you've got to have principles about the responsibility. You can't do this without a biblical foundation.
Your Founding Fathers came over with that. They came over with the doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old.
They looked after one another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their God.
There is no other country in the world which started that way ..."
Margaret Thatcher spoke further:
"Today, people are trying democracy. But they look at it as a philosophy or political pattern, without understanding its roots.
I'm afraid democracy's fundamental religious roots are weakening.
There are some countries, fortunately, kept alive by faithful people. But even they are tending to weaken."
Regarding education, Margaret Thatcher stated:
"In the British system, children are taught Christianity. They are taught a faith in school. It is a compulsory subject.
In my day, the schools were places where children learned the great hymns which stayed them the rest of their lives. Hymns, Prayers, Bible readings. It is really all locked together.
These things pass into our bloodstreams. Even if your parents are not practicing Christians, or Jews, or what have you.
It is important that people realize that history is an enormous, great and wonderful story of the fantastic efforts of man in the face of great diversity.
By looking at history this way, you see that man never lost faith, no matter how terrible things were."
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's views were confirmed by Prime Minister David Cameron in his Easter message, April of 2015, just days after 150 Kenyan Christians were massacred by fundamentalist Muslims:
"I think it is right and it is proper in a Christian country to celebrate this - the most important of the Christian festivals, Easter - right here in Downing Street ...
Even those of us who sometimes struggle with some parts of the message - the idea of resurrection, of a living God, of someone who's still with us - is fantastically important ...
I think there is something of a Christian fight-back going on in Britain and I think that's a thoroughly good thing ..."
Prime Minister Cameron continued:
"I think you could also see it in the very happy celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible ...
The values of the Bible, the values of Christianity are the values that we need - values of compassion, of respect, of responsibility, of tolerance ...
Across Britain, Christians don't just talk about 'loving thy neighbor', they live it out ... in faith schools, in prisons, in community groups ...
And it's for all these reasons that we should feel proud to say, 'This is a Christian country.'
Yes, we are a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none but we are still a Christian country. And as a Christian country, Our responsibilities don't end there ..."
David Cameron concluded:
"We have a duty to speak out about the persecution of Christians around the world too.
It is truly shocking to know that in 2015 there are still Christians being threatened, tortured, even killed, because of their faith from Egypt to Nigeria, Libya to North Korea.
Across the Middle East, Christians have been hounded out of their homes, forced to flee from village to village, many of them forced to renounce their faith or be brutally murdered.
To all those brave Christians in Iraq and Syria who are practicing their faith, or sheltering others, we must say, 'We stand with you.'"
Margaret Thatcher stated regarding the break up of natural marriage:
"Today, I am particularly concerned about the number of marriages that break up. And about the numbers of children that are born to single mothers.
This is the greatest threat of all. Those numbers have gone up from 1950, both in your country and in mine.
For centuries before that it stayed about the same. These things did happen to single mothers, but it was only about 5% of births.
In the post-war period, mothers were provided with houses, or flats and incomes. We hoped that would help the children.
But what we have done by this is not to relieve the problem, but to multiply it. Today, 30% of children in your country and mine are born to single mothers ..."
"We also find that the criminality factor in much higher in children with single mothers, for the reason that they've never been brought up against a stable background with a supportive environment.
If there is one thing I cannot stand, it is ... cruelty or abuse of children. It is the worst crime.
It was in the New Testament that our Lord said, 'Anyone who harms these little ones shall have a millstone around his neck and sunk in the deepest sea.'"
Of the character of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher wrote:
"Winston Churchill ... was a great traditionalist.
I remember the last time he left the House of Commons. We were rising to go to the election, and knew he would not come back to the House.
He couldn't walk unaided. He got up from his seat and two members supported him. He turned around and bowed for the last time to the speaker.
The significance of that is that he was not only bowing to the speaker. When we bow, we are bowing because the first Parliament sat in the Palace of Westminster in a student's chapel.
The speaker's chair and the table in front were where the altar was.
And so when it became the House of Commons, you would bow also toward the altar. And of course, we have prayers every day. So he was bowing for the last time. He was a man of great faith."
Winston Churchill stated before the House of Commons, June 18, 1940:
"Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization ...
If we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science ...
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'"
Winston Churchill fought in Egypt and Sudan under the command of General Herbert Kitchener from 1897-1898. He wrote in The (Nile) River War:
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! ... The fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog ...
Insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live ...
In Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine ...
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities ... but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it ... No stronger retrograde force exists in the world ...
Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.
It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."
Regarding political attacks upon her, Margaret Thatcher stated:
"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."
Margaret Thatcher stated about Israel:
"We have to remember that the Jewish people never, ever lost their faith in the face of all the persecution and as a result have come to have their own promised land and to have Jerusalem as a capital city again."