Friday, 24 June 2011

A conundrum

CallingEngland reminds me of a Cameron quote:

In answer to which, I say:

The Muslims aren't happy!

They're not happy in Gaza. They're not happy in Egypt. They're not happy in Libya. They're not happy in Morocco. They're not happy in Iran. They're not happy in Iraq. They're not happy in Yemen. They're not happy in Afghanistan. They're not happy in Pakistan. They're not happy in Syria. They're not happy in Lebanon. They're not happy in Saudi. They're not happy in Bahrain.

So where are Muslims happy?

They're happy in England. They're happy in France. They're happy in Italy. They're happy in Germany. They're happy in Sweden. They're happy in the USA. They're happy in Norway. They're happy in Spain.

In fact - they're happy in every country that is not a Muslim country. And who do they blame? Not Islam. Not their leadership. Not themselves.


And the answer to this conundrum is....................?


Bil said...

They're happy in Qatar.

I know, it's where I am.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Bil: Really? Can we send all of them over to you? Will the Qataris be happy?

Bil said...

I know, I was being facetious.

I take your point, but would argue they are not happy anywhere. Not until the global Caliphate is made real.

Most of the people I work with are not from Qatar. Of 1.7 million people in Qatar only 400,000 are Qatari the rest immigrants.

Qataris are looked after by a working absolute monarchy that gives them jobs, water, electricity, sanitation, housing, education etc.

Non-Qataris are not so lucky.

They also have a very tight immigration regime, strange as 1.4 million immigrants may sound. You don't pay your credit card bill - deported without appeal. And it works, not always fairly, but it does work.

Bil said...

ooh, and you cannot discuss or Christian symbols openly - deported. I do work with a Egyptian Coptic Christian who ignores the ban though.

Bil said...

Sorry meant to write ' cannot openly discus or display Christian symbols '.

New keyboard doesn't seem to work well.

WitteringsfromWitney said...


"Qataris are looked after by a working absolute monarchy that gives them jobs, water, electricity, sanitation, housing, education etc".

All for that!

"Most of the people I work with are not from Qatar. Of 1.7 million people in Qatar only 400,000 are Qatari the rest immigrants."

Ah, so you're an immigrant?

"You don't pay your credit card bill - deported without appeal."

Aha, now a little justice of that 'nature' - comply with our laws,or else - might not go amiss over here.......!

Qatari law seems to have a lot going for it.......?

selsey.steve said...

I agree with the Qatari approach but I'd take it further. Break any of our criminal Laws and you leave, whether you want to or not. We WILL send you back to whence you came.

PeterCharles said...

I don't actually agree that Muslims are in fact any more happy in Britain, France, etc, etc than in Muslim countries.

Indeed our home-grown terrorists, their lack of interest in integration, the seeming taste for fundamentalist clerics in their Western mosques and their failure to denounce Muslim violence and oppression suggests they are not, in fact, happy here.

I suspect they like the welfare, the free health care and education, the opportunities for employment and business, the safety and the various freedoms they enjoy in the West, but also feel guilty that they do so, probably, I suppose, because modern Western culture is inimical to Islam.

For me they tolerate their chosen home because of the advantages, while they maintain their patriarchal society/culture in private and give lip-service to Western norms in public.

I'm not sure that any culture that embraces fundamentalist religion of any flavour, be it Christian or Muslim, can accommodate happiness.

cuffleyburgers said...

Religious fundamentalists general despise people who are happy regarding them as complacent and potentially sinful, because most of the things that provide pleasure are regarded as sinful; shagging, drinking, smoking, eating meat and being rude about the very visible shortcomings of people in authority.

cuffleyburgers said...

And I forgot to add, the same is now becoming true of Great Britain and indeed the shole of europe, as money is extorted from the productive, at gunpoint, to spend telling us how sinful we are and to put in place structures to make being sinful more difficult and expensive, and less enjoyable.

This is a contintent wide campaign to increase misery.

The time for a revolution is getting very close. Hopefully ours will be relatively peaceful, but I expect it will go off fairly spectacularly in Greece and some other tinpot dictaotorships around the mediterranean rim

WitteringsfromWitney said...

ss: Agree with you there!

PC: I was just trying to spread a little happiness with a tongue in cheek post......?

Agree with all the points you make.

cb: Can't really fault what you say.

PeterCharles said...

Wfw as you have no doubt realised I do not generally get tongue in cheek, irony and sarcasm, thanks to Aspergers rather than anything else, so please bear with my literal intrepretations :-).

WitteringsfromWitney said...

PC: No offence intended..... You carry on with your literal comments, please.....

Anonymous said...

Trevor Phillips insists that Muslims are happy and integrating to British life - unlike murdering Christians.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

DP111: Yup saw that but as Cranmer had covered it quite well, thought it judicious to leave it alone.....