It is always not-quite-what-it-seems-to-be: we hear, for example, the phrase “we are here to stay.” What does that ambiguous phrase mean? Is that a rousing sign of loyalty to the American political and legal system?
Or is it, rather, an aggressive and defiant expression — we’re here, we’re not going anywhere, and we will do exactly as we please, in putting relentless pressure on the American legal and political system, on its educational system, on its social understandings, and will never give up, and don’t think about trying to stop us — because “we’re here to stay” and the lands that, for now, you possess do not really belong to you, but belong to Allah and to the “best of peoples,” that is, the Muslims.
Defence chiefs are fighting plans to build a giant mosque overlooking Britain’s top military academy. They claim the new centre poses a security threat to budding Army officers at world-famous Sandhurst.
The building would have a huge dome and two 100ft minarets towering over the soldiers’ parade ground.