Some guy at the Spectator pens a would-be Swiftian bit about how ‘moral panics’ about immigration are nothing new and what about the Irish? and everyone but him is a nasty old racist and whatnot.
(To which I say, well, what ABOUT the Irish. They were so bad that when they moved into to Five Points, the blacks moved out…)
Anyway, he gets a lashing in the comments from ordinary people who aren’t professional journalists and therefore don’t have to worry where their next cocktail party invitation is coming from:
The Irish and the Scots were ethnic caucasian relatives and Christians with long historical associations – in spite of the racissm and fear-mongering they were subjected to, there was no great impediment to integration with British society, which they managed to do pretty well.
Fast forward to THIS century – there are a huge percentage of non-anglo Muslim immigrants who have shown little or no desire to integrate into the host society or, if they do, on their own terms – with such delights as the introduction of Sharia law. Unfortunately their religious bigotry makes it easy for British bigots and racists to prove their point – they don’t want to be a part of the host society, by the tenets of their religion, they want to take it over and will not cease their efforts until all either convert or submit. Liberal apologists like you mate are a part of the problem with your ill-thought out and wrongly directed commentary. You describe the symptoms, not the disease and in doing so offer no prospect of a cure.