Britain meekly surrenders to the Islamic agenda.

by Charles Gardner.

The antisemitic message projected onto Big Ben has understandably provoked much outrage in Britain. It is a shameful betrayal of the Jewish people, and not for the first time in our nation.

Pro-Palestinian protestors managed to light up the iconic clock tower with the message ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ – effectively calling for the destruction of Israel, the stated goal of terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

And for the police – who have arrested street preachers on a hate speech charge simply for quoting the Bible – to say that a criminal offence had not thus been committed is an absolute disgrace.

Such a hate-filled slogan – timed to coincide with a parliamentary debate on Gaza – undermines everything we stand for.

Our Houses of Parliament, of which Big Ben is an extension, is quite literally built on the word of God we have inherited from the Hebrew people. For inscribed in Latin on its floor are the words from Psalm 127: “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain.”

Tragically, however, the foundations of our Judeo-Christian civilization are fast crumbling as we meekly bow the knee to the Islamic agenda.

Britain has had the inestimable privilege of effectively being a midwife to Israel’s rebirth 76 years ago through the internationally approved mandate we were given to prepare them for statehood. That only came about through the influence of courageous evangelical Christians who lobbied politicians to support the restoration of the ancient Jewish homeland foretold in the Bible by the Hebrew prophets.

But then, just when the new-born nation was about to be established, we betrayed their would-be residents by restricting immigration to the land in spineless surrender to Arab opposition, thus preventing innumerable Jews from escaping Nazi-occupied Europe. We have blood on our hands.

Now, in a brazen act of non-intervention, we betray them once more by allowing Jew-hatred to be expressed on the fabric of our parliament, once the envy of the world.

The Jewish people need to live in safety. That was the prime motivation of the founding fathers of Zionism – men like Theodor Herzl. But assisting vicious opponents of the Jewish state seriously undermines their security.

And even the ‘two-state solution’ proposed by our government will not help. That is the lesson from Gaza for the past 16-plus years. Against their better judgment, Israeli leaders allowed Gazans to run their own affairs, choosing Hamas to lead them. But instead of building a successful enclave aspiring to be a recognised state, they fired rockets towards their neighbours ever afterwards.

As a nation, we are barking up the wrong tree. Our salvation does not come from the Arab world, but from Israel – and the God of Israel – through whom, by grace, we have inherited the blessings of his precious Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah.

Our nation is falling apart at the seams. Even as the vile pro-Palestinian message was beamed onto Big Ben, the House of Commons within its walls was immersed in rowdy wrangling over the Gaza issue, a clear sign that we have utterly lost our moral compass.

Jewish MP Andrew Percy, whose constituency is close to where we live, said he now felt safer on the streets of Israel than he did in London.

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, in a Times article in 2010, urged support for Israel on the basis that “if it goes down, we all go down”. He argued that the Jewish state is at the cutting edge of the battle between militant Islam and the West and concluded: “Israel is a fundamental part of the West which is what it is thanks to its Judeo-Christian roots. If the Jewish element of those roots is upturned and Israel lost, then we are lost too. Whether we like it or not our fate is inextricably intertwined.”

King David, writing the Psalms, asked: “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) As it happens, the foundations of our parliament have, quite literally, been crumbling of late. But David goes on to say that the Lord is watching, and that he hates with a passion those who love violence. What He does love is justice, promising that “the upright will see his face”.

Kamal Saleem was an Islamist extremist who was taken in by a loving family after sustaining severe injuries in a car crash. As he contemplated the goodness of these Christian people he was taught were evil, he was about to kill himself for ‘blaspheming’ Allah.

But he was stopped by a voice, saying: “Kamal, why don’t you call on the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?”

So he prayed: “God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, if you are real, will you speak to me? If you are real, I want to know you.”

A power filled the room and another voice said: “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am everything in between. I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Rise up, Kamal. You are my warrior. You are not their warrior.”

Kamal did rise, was miraculously healed of his injuries and surrendered his life to Jesus.1

Every individual – and our nation as a whole – must choose whose side they are on.

1New Life newspaper, March 2024 –