In Evelyn Waugh’s great novel Brideshead Revisited, he recounts a Christmas event at Brideshead where Rex Mottram presents Julia with a tortoise with her initials embossed in diamonds on the creature’s shell—wherein “this slightly obscene object…became a memorable part of the evening, one of those needle-hooks of experience which catch the attention when larger matters are at stake.”
Except Rex’s present denoted a much larger, but less obvious, threat in the story.
Such, I believe, are the events surrounding the Asia Bibi affair. Here, we have a woman, a Pakistani Christian, who has already spent eight years in jail awaiting death for blasphemy. Now she has been relieved of that immediate sentence. However, the “religion of peace” is in full fury, with mobs of thousands demanding her death and not only hers, the judges and other officials in government. In Britain, Muslims parade in the streets with “Hang Asia” placards, inciting murder, knowing they are immune from prosecution, protected by the dhimmi “police force”.
Her request for asylum in Britain has been turned down by the British government. The Guardian reports…
The Foreign Office has been accused of allowing government asylum policy to be dictated to by a Pakistan mob after it was confirmed it urged the Home Office not to grant Asia Bibi political asylum in the UK out of fear for the safety of UK consular staff.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy, is seeking asylum after threats to her life in Pakistan. The former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson was among many MPs calling for her and her family to be granted sanctuary in Britain.
James Delingpole of Breitbart remarks…
Unfortunately, the British government appears to have wussed out. Theresa May and her advisors, it has been reported, do not want to give refuge to this exhausted, sick, middle aged Christian woman because – allegedly – it would “cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections of the community and would also be a security threat to British embassies abroad which might be targeted by Islamist terrorists.”
As you know, “unrest among certain sections of the community” is Newspeak for violent threats from Islamic thugs in Britain, following the lead of their tribe in Pakistan.
If ever there has been a more craven act of base cowardice on the part of the British government, I would like to be informed as to what it might be.
If ever anyone on this benighted planet deserved asylum, it is Asia Bibi. Here we see an act of bravery, unmatched by any of our tawdry leaders, unheard of in our decadent society today. This woman has refused to recant her faith in Jesus, and has walked the walk, after eight years in solitary confinement, only to be refused sanctuary by an allegedly free and Christian nation in the West. Britain admits thousands of Muslim jihadists and hate mongers ever year, assuring them of their “human rights” while they milk the British taxpayer. And not one act of mercy can be shown to a suffering woman and her family, now almost certain to be murdered by Islamic savages, by a government that brags about compassion and tolerance.
And where are the feminists? Where are the incessantly jabbering wimmin? Surely they could quit their yoga and basket weaving for a day to call for Asia Bibi’s rescue? No, they are too busy whining about intersectional transitioning.
This act of the British government is a defining moment in the surrender of British freedoms, and, more importantly, common decency, to the ravenous Islamic mob seeking revenge, whether in England or Pakistan. The pusillanimous civil servants in the Foreign Office, the Wormtongues of that insipid crone in Downing Street, have, yet again, left an indelible stain on whatever remains of the British State. In terms of appeasement, it is far worse than the meanderings of Neville Chamberlain. He was a man of modest ability who knew the horrors of war and sought to avoid them, however misguided he may have been. Moreover, he reflected majority British opinion at the time.
The case of Theresa May is quite different. No war is imminent, no threats are being made to the British nation. All that is required is to show some backbone and common decency in the face of unspeakable savagery.
And she cannot do it. This dhimmified toady of Islam will forever be remembered for this—an act of cowardice so avoidable and so despicable as to be worthy of being regarded as a turning point in the history of her party. She, however, is just another pustule on the scrofulous corpse of what used to be the British Conservative Party.
A pox on the lot of them!