Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague - the man who lost his mojo without ever having had it in the first place - gave a speech in London yesterday at the Times summit on Africa. There are so many daft falsehoods in the speech that I thought I should provide some comments on it here.

British Forces have conducted four days of operations to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians against a government that has responded to legitimate demands for change with crushing military force and is now under investigation by the International Criminal Court.

Actually we are fighting on behalf of a group of jihadists many of whom are literally affiliated with Al Qaeda, as explained here.

The Prime Minister and I are working to transform the European Union’s neighbourhood policy so that it can act as a magnet for positive change, providing clearer incentives for the creation of free, democratic and just societies that respect human rights. The EU already has vast means at its disposal to promote such reform, and we believe that it should also hold out the prospect of deeper economic integration with Europe so that the people of the region can see a clear path to a more prosperous future.

A magnet? Oh dear, that sounds ominous, as does "the prospect of deeper economic integration with Europe". Does this mean he wants to build more job centres in Africa?

But these momentous events do not stop at the borders of the Arab world. One of the lessons emerging from the crises in the Middle East is that the demand for freedom will spread and that undemocratic governments elsewhere should take heed.


Just as Gaddafi is an obstacle to the peaceful development of Libya, there are others who stand in the way of a brighter future for their countries. In Ivory Coast the former President, Laurent Gbagbo, has refused to concede that he lost last year’s presidential election and is sanctioning attacks on defenceless civilians in a desperate attempt to cling illegitimately to power.

Gbagbo is trying to resist the jihadist takeover of his country. Muslims have been immigrating there en masse from neighbouring, predominantly Muslim countries. Many have registered to vote. It was undoubtedly their presence that accounted for the narrow victory the Muslim candidate won last year. The Ivory Coast is in exactly the same position that Kosovo was in and that many of the countries in western Europe will be in soon: facing a demographic jihad in which the Muslims, through higher birth-rates and immigration, attempt to take over the country. Instead of whining about "democracy" like some naive student, Hague should be resisting the global jihad by all means within his power. We have imposed economic sanctions on Ivory Coast when we should be offering it military assistance to defeat the jihadis. As we confront the jihad worldwide, democracy should be a secondary consideration, as it was in the Cold War.

As this article in the Times makes clear (h/t Johnny Rottenborough), the Ivory Coast is far from the only country that is facing a demographic jihad:

Muslims mass-producing children to take over Africa, says Archbishop

One of the most powerful figures in the Anglican Church believes that Africa is under attack from Islam and that Muslims are “mass-producing” children to take over communities on the continent.

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, 56, was elected Primate of Nigeria last week and his elevation could exacerbate tensions at a time when Anglicans are working to build bridges with Muslims.


Nigeria is split almost half and half between Christianity and Islam. There are about 17 million practising Anglicans in the country, but they face persecution in the north, while the two faiths vie with local religions for supremacy in the rest of the country.

Archbishop Okoh made his controversial comments about Islam in a sermon in Beckenham, Kent, in July. He said that there was a determined Islamic attack in African countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

“They spend a lot of money, even in places where they don’t have congregations, they build mosques, they build hospitals, they build anything.

“They come to Africans and say, ‘Christianity is asking you to marry only one wife. We will give you four!’ ” Archbishop Okoh described this as “evangelism by mass-production”.

He said: “That is the type of evangelism they are doing: mass-production, so if you have four wives, four children, sixteen children, very soon you will be a village.”

Africa was “surrounded by Islamic domination,” he said, and he urged Christians to speak out now or lose the authority to speak. “I am telling you, Islam is spending in Uganda and in other places, it is money from the Arab World,” he claimed, accusing Christians of abdicating their responsibilities. “Who is the leader in the Christian world? There is no leader.”

Continuing with William Hague's speech:

And in Sudan we will see Africa’s newest nation come into being this year following a remarkably peaceful referendum on secession, accepted by North Sudan, which Britain worked very hard to achieve, making it an early priority of our foreign policy to focus the UN Security Council on the potential crisis there and demonstrating that targeted engagement from the international community can achieve real results.

Actually Muslim North Sudan hasn't accepted it at all. It is arming militias to attack the non-Muslims in the south, aimed at destabilising the government there and calling the separation process into doubt.

It seems our Foreign Secretary has only the vaguest of clues about what is really going on in Africa, which is now the front line of the violent global jihad. (In Europe the jihad is proceeding largely through demographics). In a way this is not surprising. Reading the news reports on the various conflicts there, words like Islam, Muslim and jihad are never mentioned. Political correctness systematically eliminates the information people would need to understand what is happening there. The stories are simply reported in terms of various contending factions without any explanation about what motivates them. Imagine if the events of the second half of the 20th century were reported without using the words Communist, Communism or any the concepts that lay behind those words; that conflicts and tensions were simply described without any reference to their ideological inspiration. How could anyone have understood what was going on? They couldn't. That is exactly what is happening in Africa now. Perhaps the reason the Foreign Secretary doesn't understand anything is that he reads too many newspapers.


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