Religious freedom is a valuable right in a free society. The ability to believe in the deity of your choice and to practise your peaceful faith is a freedom that has drawn many to the UK from countries that are less than open minded regarding religion. Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and non-conformist Christian sects have all found a home in the UK and we have gained as much from their contribution to our nation as they have gained from the UK. The right to have freedom of belief and freedom of conscience has its roots in the declaration by Queen Elizabeth the First that ‘she did not want to have a window on men’s souls’. Since that time Britain as a society has been moving towards being a nation with greater and greater religious freedom.
As I said religious freedom is a good thing anybody who is not a member of the Church of England benefits from that freedom, I know I do.
But what happens when a religion and its members behave falsely or pretend to be something they are not or plot and plan against us? When this happens then I believe that it’s right to put in place specific controls and legal disabilities on the followers and promoters of the particular religion in question.
This is the problem we in Britain face with regards to Islam. It’s followers may look like us, sound like us, live with us, work witth us, but they all too often lie to us and pretend to be our friends but secretly (or even not so secretly) plot to kill us.
The Daily Mail has uncovered yet another of these ‘savages with a human face’ as I like to call them. They have revealed that one of the recruiters of ‘jihadi brides’ for Syrian jihadists is a former schoolgirl from Walthamstow in East London. The Mail said that Tooba Gondal aged 22 slipped out of the UK bound for Syria and was instrumental in persuading other Muslims to ‘go full Islam’ and become involved in Jihad.
The Daily Mail said:
Her poisonous outpourings on the internet glorify the murderous acts of Islamic State terrorists and are meant to lure young British Muslim women to travel to Syria as ‘Jihadi brides’.
And today The Mail on Sunday can unmask the evil ‘matchmaker’ known by the pseudonym Umm Muthanna Al Britaniyah.
She is a former London student whose real name is Tooba Gondal. She is 22 years old and her father is a successful businessman.
Her transformation, in a few years, from happy schoolgirl about to leave for college to IS cheerleader in a burka toting an AK-47 is stark.
These days, instead of furthering her education, her most cherished desire is to become a ‘martyr’ in a suicide bombing.
Through her prolific output on social media, she commands a powerful influence on her following of largely young girls as she ‘grooms’ them, urging them, as she has done, to travel to Syria and marry bloodthirsty IS killers.
In her online rants, she described Britain as ‘a filthy country’ and praised the Paris massacre last November, which left more than 130 dead, saying: ‘EXPLOSIONS AND SHOOTINGS… 80 dead. And all praise is due to Allah Almighty. #ParisUnderAttack.’
She added: ‘Wish I could have seen the hostages being slaughtered last night with my own eyes. Would have been just beautiful.’
In May last year, using the name Fatima, she encouraged a British teenager she met on social media to travel to Syria and join IS.
She then asked the teenage recruit to meet one of her own relatives – a 16-year-old girl – and bring her to Syria too.
The plan was to fly to Switzerland then Istanbul, and then travel by land to the Syrian border.
But it all fell apart because the teenager that Gondal thought she was grooming was actually an undercover reporter.
The newspaper alerted police, who arrested Gondal’s relative at home. She has since been dealt with by officers from Prevent, Scotland Yard’s deradicalisation unit.
Exactly how Gondal, from Walthamstow, East London, ended up promoting the barbarity of IS killers from their stronghold in Raqqa, Syria, is not clear, but this is not a story of a disenfranchised, no-hoper youth looking for a way out of desperate circumstances.
She is the eldest daughter of a successful London businessman and was, according to friends, in the top set for all subjects at her local secondary, Kelmscott School – though also something of a rebel.
Gondal is just one example of the thousands of Muslims who feign loyalty to the UK whilst working towards the destruction of our nation, our people and our way of life. Up and down the UK in various Islamic communities are Muslims who smile at us and call us ‘friend’ whilst at the same time cursing us for being ‘kuffar’. Islam encourages its followers to laugh at us, treat us as second class citizens in our own land and will ultimately kill us all unless they are stopped by a government with the balls to do so. It’s time to recognise that Islam is different and should not have the privileges in our society that are granted to religions that are genuinely peaceful.
Read the rest of this troubling story at the Daily Mail website