Google the University of London’s Queen Mary College and you will happen upon a piece of publicity in which it declares itself to be situated ‘in London’s vibrant East End’. For seasoned decoders of such euphemistic terminology, the word ‘vibrant’ immediately alerts the reader to the fact that it is actually located in a socially Balkanised milieu, that despite being in England, most certainly lacks an English character. Brutal testimony to this fact was provided in January this year when a Muslim male entered a lecture theatre on campus and threatened to murder anyone present, including members of their families, if they should say anything that he deemed insulting to his beloved ‘Prophet’. Despite filming audience members and being supported by an Islamist mob, he, to the best of the author’s knowledge, has not been apprehended for this sinister threat.
The aforementioned audience had gathered to debate the question as to the relationship between human rights and Sharia Law. Irrespective of the recent bastardisation of the concept of human rights by the no-borders movement and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Sharia is clearly not compatible with anything other than itself; it is not compatible with any concept of human dignity. Nonetheless, despite the earlier threats a decision has been taken to try and run the event again, this time on the evening of 14th March with additional security being laid on. Although the event is free, pre-registration is necessary for anyone who is not already a student or staff member at Queen Mary’s. The question is: will the Islamists once again appear and threaten participants, and if they do so, will they be arrested?