Monday, February 19, 2007

University funding

Tony Blair has written an article in The Daily Telegraph (15th February 2007) regarding University funding.

The title of the article is:
"Keeping universities up to the mark"

Quoting from the article:

"Today, I will launch the first national scheme to encourage a 'culture of giving' to universities from business, former students and philanthropists. It is a vital part of our changes to higher education to ensure universities remain world-class and competitive."

This sounds laudable enough. However, I have always distrusted Blair and his poor judgement. For example the half-baked change to the constitution, which means that a Scottish MP can vote on matters concerning England, whilst an English MP cannot vote on matters concerning Scotland. What a fiasco. We also see the mess of the "cash for peerages" scandal to understand that when politicians find themselves in the pockets of businessmen, that the wider public good is very ill served.

Who are these businessmen and philanthropists? Are the Universities expecting money from Saudi Arabia for example, as is the case with various schools? We see how that has led to very inappropriate text books being supplied. See my posting "Monkeys and pigs", which has a link to an excellent article by Melanie Phillips.

In the very same edition of the newspaper, there is a short article regarding the fundraising efforts of Cambridge University:

"Seat of earning

Cambridge University is half way to achieving its target of raising £1 billion from wealthy benefactors and former students by 2012 as it strives to reduce its dependence on Government grants.

The total will be used to help preserve its historic buildings and fund new research."

One hopes that my fears are groundless. However, we have seen the reaction of the authorities at Cambridge University to the re-publication of a couple of the Danish cartoons in a students' magazine. I fear that the University is already beholden to Muslims. If it has been receiving funds from Saudi Arabia, that would explain the reaction.

He who pays the piper calls the tune. One wonders what Sir Isaac Newtion would make of it all. No doubt he would be expelled from Cambridge University for his "Islamophobic" comments, if he were alive today.

Of course, it was Blair and his cronies who have called off the investigation of bribery of Saudi officials.

Doh! I am being a bit slow. Of course, the calling off of the corruption enquiries requires some reward. What better than to have the reward given to a very worthy cause, such as the restoration work of the historically important buildings at Cambridge University. We cannot therefore expect Blair to oppose the spread of Wahabi Islam in Britain.

How cheaply is our birthright being sold. I would rather see the historic buildings crumble to dust, than for our nation to become beholden to Muslims. Our rights and freedoms, developed from their early beginnings with the signing of the Magna Carta, are being systematically destroyed. We have become a nation of prostitutes.

It may be that history will show that Blair has been one of the greatest traitors to the true interests of the British people in recent times. Possibly ranking alongside Edward Heath, who took us into the "Common Market". It would have been far better to have negotiated bilateral trade agreements, as Switzerland has done, and retain sovereignty of our own Judiciary and Parliament. Without such sovereignty, it will be very hard to tackle the Islamic menace, which continually strengthens itself within our shores.

My despair for the future of Britain is growing daily.


The Reverend Martin Niemoller (1892-1984)
Pastor in the German Confessing Church who spent seven years in a concentration camp:

In Germany they first came for the Communists -- and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews -- and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists -- and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics -- and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me -- and by that time no one was left to speak up.


Robert Nordlander
American social critic:

Those death sentences for blasphemy suggest that Islam lacks the moral and intellectual strength and integrity to defend itself against its critics.
-- Robert Nordlander, in a Letter to the Editor, The Daily Illini, University of Illinois (July 27, 2002)


Charles Blount (1654-93):
'for supposing that there were but three laws, viz. that of Moses, that of Christ, and that of Mahomet: either all are false, and so the whole world is deceived; or only two of them, and so the greater part is deceived'.


Taslima Nasrin
Bangladeshi writer, secular humanist, feminist; now living under fatwa (Islamic death sentence)

I don't find any difference between Islam and Islamic fundamentalists. I believe religion is the root, and from the root fundamentalism grows as a poisonous stem. If we remove fundamentalism and keep religion, then one day or another fundamentalism will grow again. I need to say that because some liberals always defend Islam and blame fundamentalists for creating problems. But Islam itself oppresses women. Islam itself doesn't permit democracy and it violates human rights.
-- Taslima Nasrin, Interview in Free Inquiry magazine, winter 1998-1999, Vol. 19, No. 1


St George True (


God abhors bloodshed.
Mankind adores God.
Mankind does not abhor bloodshed.
Does God adore Mankind?

Allah does not abhor bloodshed.
Mohammed adores Allah.
Mohammed does not abhor bloodshed.
Does Allah adore Mohammed?

Mankind adores Mohammed.
Mankind adores bloodshed.
Mankind adores Allah.

Bloodshed is Allah. Allah is bloodshed.
God abhors bloodshed.
God abhors Allah

Mankind abhors Mohammed.
Mankind abhors bloodshed.

Adore Allah? Oh God!


Sir Isaac Newton

"The Mahometan religion tho spread by conquest is not yet grown so universal, the Christian tho spread by the divine assistance & at length backt by the Roman Empire is less universal than the Mahometan."

"When thou art convinced be not ashamed of the truth but profess it openly & indeavour to convince thy Brother also." (Yahuda Ms. 1.1 f. 6r).


Humanity needs peace not Islam.


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