A Stranger In My Own Land


Something to leaven the BBC Islamist propaganda.

From Standpoint magazine in 2011.

Mole Special: A Stranger in My Own Land

‘I have just returned to London, where I have lived since I was 11. I have been away for four years, living as an ethnic minority in a monocultural part of the world, amassing a host of stories to tell to disbelieving friends. On the whole, I am glad to return. I shan’t miss some locals’ assumptions that, being a white woman, if I was outside after dark, as I occasionally was, usually to walk the few metres between my house and the church, I must be a prostitute eager to give them a blow job. I shan’t miss the abuse my priest husband received: the daubing of “Dirty white dogs” in red paint on the church door, the barrage of stones thrown at him by children shouting “Satan”. He was called a “f***ing white bastard” more than once, though, notably, never when in a cassock. I will also not miss the way our garden acted as the local rubbish dump, with items ranging from duvets and TV sets, to rats (dead or twitching) glued to cardboard strips, a popular local method of vermin control to stem the large numbers of them which scuttled between the rubbish piled in gardens and on pavements. Yes, I am very glad to have left Britain’s second city.

For four years, we lived in inner-city Birmingham, in what has been a police no-go area for 20 years. We know that because some plain-clothed cops told us when they asked to use our vicarage as a stake-out to bust drugs rings that pervade the area. Having heard a parishioner’s tales of what his neighbours did to him when he was wrongfully suspected of having grassed up a cock-fighting ring, we refused, explaining that we had to live here, they didn’t. Even during this time we saw the area change. When we arrived, the population was predominantly Pakistani. Now Somalis are there in equal number. Most of the run-down Irish pubs were turned into mosques during our time.

As a woman, it was difficult for me to gain many first-hand impressions of the Muslims. I was generally ignored by both men and women, and on the rare occasion that I had to interact, when for example a car was parked illegally and blocking my gate, I was addressed as if inconsequential. My husband, however, faithfully reported conversations which you may find somewhat alarming. One of our favourite dinner-party pieces is this: opposite our vicarage there is a “library” which has some computers, some burkas and occasionally tracts that say offensive things about Jews and Christians. My husband did his photo-copying there, and got on rather well with everybody. One day he was chatting to a man with a passing resemblance to Lawrence of Arabia, who had just arrived from Antwerp — one of an increasing number of Muslims who are arriving here with EU passports. He asked him why he had come to Birmingham. He was surprised at the question: “Everybody know. Birmingham — best place in Europe to be pure Muslim.” Well, there must be many places in Europe where Muslims are entirely free to practise their faith, but I suspect there are few places in which they can have so little contact with the civic and legal structure of a Western state if they choose. It seems to be particularly easy to “disappear” if that is their intention. A parishioner once described a lorry pulling up outside his house, the side opening to reveal stacked mattresses full of sleepy, and presumably illegal, immigrants, who staggered out into broad Brummie daylight. We heard tales of how houses are exchanged for cash payments in our area. An untaxed car was once clamped by a frightened-looking official at 8am, but within hours the owner of the vehicle had organised the clamps to be sawn off, and he sped away.

Another instance of separation from the Western world is revealed in the following: my husband frequently chatted to a neighbour who could be described as one of the more questioning Muslims, and who has often provided an insight into the locals’ mindset. Even this man, however, believes what the whole community thinks: the 9/11 planes were organised by Jews. Everybody knows there were no Jewish people in the World Trade Centre that day, as they had been tipped off. Oh, and the Mumbai terrorists had been kidnapped and brainwashed by Indian people. The tendency towards denial is strong. When my husband mentioned the “dirty white dogs” graffiti to a local Muslim, the response was, “One of your people did it.” I have to say that the police’s response was no better when the local Methodists complained about the same thing. They chose not to believe it had happened, since we had removed all sign of it with the buckets of anti-graffiti chemicals we had stocked since we arrived. They asked, somewhat pathetically: “Are you sure it was racist?”

To a London reader, born and bred with multiculturalism, I know that my stories may come across as outlandish and exaggerated, and that I must surely be a BNP voter — I have observed people’s expressions as they have listened to my tales of life in Brum. When I recently told a friend how a large Taliban flag fluttered gaily on a house near St Andrew’s football stadium for some months, her cry of “Can’t you tell the police?” made me reflect how far many of our inner cities have been abandoned by our key workers: our doctors and nurses drive in from afar, the police, as mentioned before, have shut down their stations and never venture in unless in extremis — they and ambulance crews have been known to be attacked — even the local Imam lives in a leafier area.

Only the priest remains, if you can get one — the thriving but clerically-vacant church down the road has had no applicant in two years. In their absence, we get stabbings that never make the news, dog- and cock-fighting rings, cars torched as pranks and cars used for peddling heroin. (One of the more amusing moments of our time came when a local lad provided one reason people often gave us stares when we drove past such deals: “Two white people wearing seatbelts — you’ve got to be cops.”) In their absence, we simply have the witness of those who are unlikely to be heard, who, through a variety of unfortunate circumstances, have not been able to move out: the elderly, the infirm, the illiterate, the chronically poor. Indeed, some of the Muslim residents deeply regret the flight of the non-Muslim population. It is they who now have to live in a crime-ridden ghetto.

On holiday in Germany recently, we watched a TV documentary about how schools were coping with Essen’s growing Muslim community, and how the community itself felt. When it was over, we turned to each other, and said simultaneously (a drawback of having been married for a while), “This could not have been made in Britain.” At the moment, also in Germany, the whole country is debating Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab (“Germany abolishes itself”), in which the author — a former member of the board of the Bundesbank and the German Social Democrats — examines research about immigrant communities and then makes specific recommendations about the integration of the Muslim community. I have only seen scant reference to this in the British press, which usually dismisses it, wrongly and lazily in my view, as good old German racism. This has nothing whatsoever to do with race. The Muslim community in Birmingham, for instance, is made up of people from many continents and races, including Afghans, Yemenis, Pakistanis, Indians and Somalis.

There is no doubt in my mind that we need to have the same openness in discussing what is happening to many cities in Britain. If current demographic trends continue over the next few decades, the West Midlands, as well as other parts of the country, will become a predominantly Muslim area. Much more needs to be done to integrate the communities among whom I lived, and we need to be much less negligent of our own values too. Frankly, if we happened to walk down Broad Street on a Friday night, where mobs of identically undressed and mostly aesthetically unpleasing gals and lads were on the piss and pull, it was almost a relief to drive back to our ghetto enclave.

It is time to rub the rime from our eyes and to look clearly at the shape of Britain today. Everyone living here needs to be able to talk about what they see, without the lazy or fearful, but certainly paralysing, accusation of racism. Only then will we be able to discern what is best for the future.’



What is best for the future?

A good question.




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47 Responses to A Stranger In My Own Land

  1. The Old Bloke says:

    I’m from the second city and used to drive the No11 bus based at Perry Barr. Just before Christmas I was on a business trip to my old stomping ground and took some time to visit my old haunts. My Catholic primary school had gone, the church still there. My College had gone, now a housing estate and where I lived in KIngs Norton, now a pile of rubble. I drove around astonished at how the once leafy parades had become scrap car parks and how the houses there had become slums. The Birmingham I once knew had gone, and probably gone forever, just like the people that was once in it. I’ll not be going back that is for sure, for I would be “a stranger in my own land”.


    • Old Goat says:

      Just as well, in a few years’ time, you will be able to make the journey 15 minutes quicker, if HS2 ever gets built. Your journey to hell could be shorter…


    • hadda says:

      That’s exactly how I feel whenever I go back there (to visit my mother, there is no other reason). Walk around the bottom end of New Street and it’s only the weather lets you know you’re not in Karachi or Mogadishu. It’s not vibrantly multi-culti, it’s an oppressive, swamping, intimidating non-native monoculture.


      • Ken says:

        “It’s not vibrantly multi-culti, it’s an oppressive, swamping, intimidating non-native monoculture. ”

        And that is exactly where the “diversity loving” multiculturalists are driving this country towards. A violently oppressive and alien totalitarian monoculture.


    • Chop says:

      It’s the same for me, I will not go back to Oldham, the town of my birth, it was always a foreign land, even when I was a kid growing up in the 70’s….it’s horrific now…totally no-go.

      Not been there since my Grandmothers funeral about 5 years ago…no plans to return until my dad pops his clogs I guess.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Cameron, Miliband, Clegg and Lord Hall should all be forced to live in an area like this for a year.


    • 43 says:

      Farren the lib dems president has said on QT many times that immigration is a “blessing”.


      • hadda says:

        Like ‘Allahu Akhbar’ is an ‘Islamic blessing’?


        • Chop says:

          ‘Allahu Akhbar’

          Such a childish phrase….”Na…na…na…nar…na….my god is better than your god”

          Saying that, most children don’t blow your head off when reciting childish phrases.


  3. Doublethinker says:

    The future is bleak. Our rulers are paralysed by fear of civil violence and the need for Middle East oil. ( Indeed a very powerful argument for shale energy and alternative energy forms are the freedom from Muslim domination that they would bring
    If our ruling elite carry on as they have been for the past 20 or 30 years we will become an Islamic country , indeed continent, within 50 or 60 years. I don’t think many of those brought up with Western values will find a very pleasant life but after a few generations, memory of what it was like to live a free, tolerant and liberal society will fade and people may be content with their lot.
    However, people are unlikely to meekly accept Islam being thrust upon them. There will come a point where no amount of BBC and other media propaganda and repression of free speech can continue to cover up the process of creeping Islamification and the indigenous population will realise what is happening and ignore the platitudes of their ruling elites and start to actively resist. That will be a very dangerous situation for everyone.
    The alternative is to immediately start to address the problem even though the measures are illiberal and intolerant. But if we want to preserve our tolerant society we will have to be intolerant of those who wish to destroy it.
    Firstly, the elites must admit that we have a crisis and stop covering up the massive problems that are created by having Islam in our midst.
    Secondly, the Muslim communities have to told that they have to adhere to our laws not theirs and those laws have to be enforced vigorously. Sharia Law is not acceptable in any form.
    Thirdly, the ability of Muslim communities to live in isolation has to be removed, eg Muslim schools have to shut down to force integration and to control what Muslim children are taught.
    Fourthly, the number of Muslims entering our country ( continent) has to be reduced to a trickle.
    Fifthly, we have to make it clear to Muslims which parts of their faith we find offensive and will not tolerate eg rights of women, gay rights, intolerance of other faiths. This may well require that Islam as practised in the UK ( Europe) has to be reformed, but that is the price they will have to pay to continue to live here. This will have to be enforced in Mosques.
    Of course all of this is very difficult and will be seen as racist, far right lunacy by the liberal left elites who run our country ( continent) and be hurtful to those Muslims who are prepared to make accommodation with the west on our terms. And these are exactly the people who we should be seeking out and building bridges to. It is also certain to result in even more alienation and violence from radical Muslims. But I don’t think there is any solution to the problem that does not, in the long run, give rise to much greater levels of violence.
    But how else do the elites propose to address the process of Islamifcation? Their track record suggests that their plan is to ignore it , pretend it doesn’t exist, persecute anyone who raises it as an issue and let it continue hoping it will turn out OK ,so betraying all of us until things explode into open warfare.


    • ManchesterLad says:

      How sad that I can only agree completely with this post. The future is bleak for our civilisation which has certainly been derailed by the left’s determination that we should be ashamed of everything about our hideously white society.

      While I certainly agree there are many things wrong with our culture, the lefts solution of ripping everything up and replacing it with an intolerant, fascist Islamic state is beyond demented.

      Our only hope is through education, not just through schools but through the wider population being educated about Islam. This is where the ‘mocking’ of Islam is vitally important. If we cannot mock and challenge this ‘religion’ then we have no hope at all of ever being able to confront and reverse it’s negative effects on our society.


      • Conan the Contrarian says:

        The leftist thinking that prevails among the liberal elite is weak-behind it is the destructive hard left who believe that they must destroy our system in order to re-build it as a socialist paradise.
        The hard left think they can use the Moozlems as a wedge to break us up , without realising they might be sacrificed if their Brave New World does not materialise.


    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Excellent post. An additional requirement is that the foreign finance being used to build mosques in this country needs to be curtailed. Saudi Arabia alone spends around US $2-2.5 billion a year on promoting Islam in other countries. Mosques that they finance tend to promote hard-line Wahhabism and employ imans who have been trained in Saudi Arabia, often with no knowledge of this country and its culture or indeed of the lives and experiences of their own congregations. There is a strong case for saying that all preaching (not prayers) needs to be conducted exclusively in English.


      • Sir Arthur Strebe-Grebling says:

        Good point. The Quilliam Foundation report on British mosques, albeit now six years old, reported that 97% of imams were foreigners, with 92% of them trained outside Britain and 44% of mosques used no English in any aspect of their Friday sermons. In other words, poorly-educated foreign peasants are indoctrinating most ‘British’ muslims.

        Click to access mosques-made-in-britain.pdf


    • DP111 says:

      We have been hunting for moderate Muslims since 9/11. But Moderate Muslims are “shy” creatures, and will never come out till deporatation starts. Then we will have such a rush that the authorities will be unable to cope.


    • Glen says:

      A very noble post that I feel is missing a point; We can’t change islam, we can’t influence islam, or it’s warped followers, because we aren’t muslims. One thing is correct though, the end result isn’t going to be pretty.

      They don’t give a shit about our laws or way of life, they don’t give a shit about our traditions, they don’t even give a shit about our children, there is no such thing as ‘moderate muslims’, (I prefer passive muslims), because, when it comes to the crunch and they are poised to take over, whose side will they take? They are living on our terms for the time being, soon we will be living on their terms (many places already are as the main post says).

      I’m afraid it’s too late for many countries in Europe, the cowards who lead our liberal societies are powerless to do anything, and don’t want to anyway as they are hell bent on creating a fair, multicultural and diverse society where everyone is equal, we are unfortunately in the wrong generations in the wrong time and are going to become ‘collateral damage’ in their unstoppable ambitions.

      We have seen proof of that in the last few days. The bbc are bending over backwards to appease the muslims and display them as the victims, the MPs turned mob handed on Nigel Farage after he gave his opinion, and that of millions of others, on the Hebdo atrocity and had the audacity to accuse him of political point scoring!

      I live in Northern England and I’ve seen the change in Oldham and Rochdale and It’s not good, things will get a whole lot worse before it gets better, I despair for the future.


    • Ken says:

      It seems obvious to me, that anyone with an IQ over mud, can only conclude that if we keep going in the direction that we are going, with constant, on-going official appeasement of the most regressive, discriminatory, hate-filled, homophobic, sexist and bigoted supremacist ideology of Islam, as their population grows rapidly as a proportion of the whole, that it is inevitable that there will come a massive clash of civilisations eventually.

      Therefore I can only deduce that given the complete lack of any official attempt to even acknowledge, let alone tackle, such a tragic eventuality, that this leads to only one possible conclusion.

      There exists within the establishment elite, the intention to bring about civil war within the UK, and the EU. It simply must be their actual intent.


  4. bogtrott says:

    The link to this post should be on all UKIP leaflets everyone should read it and weep.Other cities like Leicester and Coventry are going the same way.A few years from now these will be no go areas where non muzzys fear to tread.Not a problem really as when it kicks off they are all in one area and can be watched.


  5. Ian Rushlow says:

    It’s a pity the BBC doesn’t pay less attention to the Occupied Territories in Palestine (sic) and a lot more attention to the Occupied Territories in Britain.


  6. JimS says:

    Over Christmas I was looking at an online archive of pictures and magazines from my old school. Rows and rows of hideous white boys and brazen hussies with their skirts above their knees!

    No longer a grammar school but now a comprehensive serving a detached province of Pakistan, the pupils are now uniformly brown ,with not a single female ankle to be seen and 90% of female heads covered. Nevertheless the school is ‘proud of its heritage’ as it gathers around the mangled remains of the old school organ, a memorial to the fallen of WW2, that is now an ‘art work’.



  7. Beness says:

    Seems to me the only thing that has not changed in the last 40 yrs are the pleas for more money in Africa. I don’t give any more because I see it as an emotive heartstringing scam.
    All the CEO’s of these companies seem to be getting rich on the starvation and harsh conditions of others.


  8. Mr Glodstone says:

    A great article. As Lawrence Auster wrote about ever increasing third world immigration and its consequences, in his essay ‘The Path to National Suicide’ –
    “The power of the existing mainstream society to determine its own destiny shall be dramatically reduced while the power of other groups, formerly marginal or external to that society, will be increased.
    How much more difficult ALL political decisions are going to be when every issue will have to pass a minefield of ethnic and racial blocs.”


  9. Daves shoe says:

    It is sometimes very difficult to have any sympathy with people like her….
    ……the “Church” has been part of the multicultural problem for decades…still is……ordinarily because they the “vicars” lived safe well away from the cesspit they were helping to create….CoE actually ban vicars from being members of the BNP, and she clearly dismisses her views held NOW a “typically” being thought as “BNP”. I find it hard when I think back at the injustice people suffered, Griffin being arrested and tried for highlighting Muslim Grooming, a BNP teacher banned for making a nationalist comment on line, watch a BNP vicar humiliated by the snearing Lord Haw haw of the BBC

    The attacking of its supporters, the spitting, vandalizing of cars, the closing down of pubs/hotels who allowed them to meet,
    And when all this was happening……people like this woman may very well have supported it all….. It was “fashionable” to do so…after all they(we) were “Nasty Racist Fascists”…..
    …Listen to the clip, Lord Haw Haw Campbell and his guests…..and the read again what this woman posts……..

    …She has…. had it would appear a “dose of reality”..the same reality others have been enduring for decades, and were PERSECUTED for daring to complain…. and of course she doesn’t like it, now the…..rose coloured glasses are shattered and she sees what we all have seen for years……and……she is finally, FINALLY nailing her colours to the mast….
    what she describes is coming to neighborhoods all over Britain….and sooner or later everyone will have to pick a side, nail THEIR colours to a mast…..sitting on the sideline will no longer be an option!!!


    • Glen says:

      Campbell is a typical lefty shit house, a smart arsed bully when surrounded by his friends, just look at the ‘guest panel’, the usual gaggle of gobshites all ganging up on the minority.

      Campbell shown his true colours a couple of years ago when he relayed a pathetic story on his 5 ‘barely’ alive morning show.

      He told the listeners how he confronted some litter throwing youths whilst out walking his dog, the youths turned on him and threatened him with the usual violence and derision, Campbell was on his own so backed away and went home, and, I kid you not, broke down in tears in despair!! Yet this spineless twat is happy to do exactly the same on national TV…that makes him the worst kind of bully in my eyes. I despise him.

      His ‘debate’ show was back on TV this morning, it hasn’t changed, full of the same names and faces who peddle the same lefty bbc garbage, all ably assisted by the ringmaster. The audience was a snapshot of their vision of Britain with the whites in the minority.


    • hippiepooter says:

      Personally, I’m not in favour of fighting fascism with fascism.

      Britain under the BNP or Islam would be the same: a hellhole.


  10. George R says:

    INBBC did have a ‘Panorama’ on Islamisation of Blackburn, 2007, but has had nothing like it in past 8 years-

    “White Fright” Part 1-

    (Part 2 and 3 can be found on ‘youtube’).


  11. Llareggub says:

    Yes the future is bleak. If only 1% of the moslem population are prepared to endorse violence that is still a terrifying prospect. Multiculturalism has failed, and sadly I believe it is too late for assimilation. Steps to reduce mosques, modify education, etc. are likely to be met with violence. Something akin to civil war is on the cards, but I fear the Islamists would have the power of the state on their side.
    We should be considering deportation and politicians who have the guts to employ it. There are legal and logistical problems, but it is likely that an increase in violence will reveal deportation to be an option to consider. No chance at present as the liberal left, backed by a powerful BBC, would resist. It would require the removal of the Cameron government and their disgrace as appeasers and Quislings. Or we can simply go under.


    • ManchesterLad says:

      I cannot see any chance of this in the foreseeable.

      Somewhat easier to arrange than deportation would be internment. After each of these atrocities by Muslim Terrorists we usually hear “they were being monitored by the security services”.

      If this is true (and not just made up to make us feel the government are on-the-ball) then these people who the security services feel the need to monitor could be interned BEFORE they commit these acts, not imprisoned afterwards.

      While this has it’s own legal and moral problems, I would certainly be happier to live in a culture which is prepared to take prophylactic measures to protect itself from extremists, than one that just sits back and remarks how wonderful it is to have such a great choice of restaurants.

      Another option, easier again, would be to offer Muslims a considerable sum of money to emigrate. This has it’s own heap of problems, not least of which it is quite likely the ones we would be better off without are the ones who would choose to stay.

      In the end, the left caused the majority of these issues with their unlimited immigration in the Blair years. I doubt they will ever be held to account.


      • hippiepooter says:

        What ‘moral problem’ would internment have? We’re at war against Jihad terrorism. Those who identify with the enemy should be interned, those who plot or commit enemy action should be hung for Treason.

        Plain common sense, but none of the *4 mainstream parties are proposing anything near this. We’re sleepwalking like self-harming zombies to Armageddon.


    • Ken says:

      Agreed, but we MUST get out of the EU, in order that the Islamic terrorist’s human rights can’t prevent us defending ALL other culture’s in the UK against Islamic supremacism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia and extreme bigotry against all non-Muslim cultures.


  12. JimS says:

    “We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. So insane are we that we actually permit unmarried persons to immigrate for the purpose of founding a family with spouses and fiancés whom they have never seen.”
    Enoch Powell, 1968


  13. Conan the Contrarian says:


    DID I MISS IT???


  14. Odo Saunders says:

    I can certainly attest to to the sentiments expressed in “A stranger in my own land.” Until I finally retired last July, I worked in Perry Barr, Birmingham, for 35 years, and during that time witnessed the way in which the area changed from being a largely respectable neighbourhood to one where it was not always safe to venture out on your own after dark, particularly if you were female. The problems being caused to inner city areas as a result of mass immigration are never alluded to either by the BBC or political leaders due to their obsession with the benefits of a multi- cultural society.
    This morning, the BBC when reporting about this afternoon’s march in Paris, could not resist mentioning the fact that the Presidents of Turkey and Russia would be attending the march. We all know that these two men are not staunch defenders of press freedom, but the commentator referred to their expected presence on the march in such a demeaning way as to try and undermine the march’s message of determination and hope. This was followed by Pienaar’s “Labour Party” Politics, who introduced the programme by referring breathlessly to the fact that Emily Thornberry would be a guest and that this event would mark her rehabilitation! No reference was made to the Paris march, which out of respect he should have referred to as the main item on the programme. Rather than refer to the terrible Thornberry, he would have been better advised to refer to the case of Raif Badani, a Saudi citizen, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a fine of about US $266, 600 for creating an online forum for public discussion. I am not joking! The full sentence of 1000 lashes will be carried out over 20 weeks. The full story can be found on Guido Fawkes’ blog, which contains an online petition for signing. Is this the sort of Britain that the BBC wishes to create through the process of multi-culturalism? If a Moslem majority takes control in this country, many of the beliefs cherished by the luvvies will be immediately proscribed under the pain of some dreadful criminal penalty. Wake up you idiots in the BBC before it is too late.


    • hadda says:

      “during that time witnessed the way in which the area changed from being a largely respectable neighbourhood to one where it was not always safe to venture out on your own after dark”

      So, so true. Back in the mid 1980s, if I missed the last bus home from town I had no reservations in terms of personal safety about walking home through Newtown, Handsworth, Perry Barr in the dead of night. (Ah, the innocence of youth!) Now I wouldn’t feel comfortable walking round there even in daylight.


      • The Old Bloke says:

        Odo and Hadda, first Odo, I also had a look at Wellhead Lane and of the immediate surroundings and yes things have changed for the worse, Perry Barr is not the Perry Barr I knew, and second, hadda, sorry you missed my bus I was indeed driving there in the mid 1980’s! What chances of making it across Handsworth Park these days?