Yusuf Chambers - An Analysis of Modern Day Britian

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If we look at our society today, we clearly see a decline that corresponds with a growing lack of morality or even a common one that we can all accept.

As a society, we are not working together and all the social indicators and statistics that are presented in this talk show that British Society is collapsing around us.

Social indicators like the rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), vicious dog attacks, gun crime, growing debt, depression, suicide are all pointing in on direction - to destruction. That is unless we as a community make a change.

Yusuf Chambers then looks at the example of Islamic Spain, a multicultural, multi ethnic society that our very own British society is based upon. What is the common denominator that is mission - God, or Allah in Arabic.

Today's modern society has done away with the God and that ultimate designer and creator has now been subjugated by His creation.

Where is the positive engagement from the Christian and Jewish societies? The statistics show that the Churches and Synagogues are growing emptier year on year.

When are we the Islamic Community in Britian going? Our Mosques are still full but for how long?

Yusuf Chambers
IDC Newcastle - April 2008 St James Park, Newcastle.

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  • Yusuf Chambers - An Analysis of Modern Day Britian

    1. 1. GREEN + CHAMBERS An Analysis of Modern Day Britain April 2008 - IDC Sheffield
    2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>Community cohesion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of violence and crime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking point or braking point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shariah? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. A quote from an angry Spaniard telling a Times reporter what he thinks about the 300,000 Britons living on the Costa del Sol Quoted by Sir Herman Ouseley in a Guardian article April 10, 2004 “ The problem is that these f*****g people are rubbish in their own country and they come over here; they bring nothing except problems; they have no interest about us and our ways; they just live among their own”
    4. 4. Social indicators <ul><ul><li>Crime rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol related crimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog attacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STD’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debt </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Crime <ul><ul><li>The United Kingdom had the highest level of burglary in 2004 of any of the 18 EU countries surveyed. It also came top of the table for the percentage of the population victimised by assaults and threats of violence. For assaults with force, its victimisation rate came second only to Ireland's. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The KILL <ul><ul><li>Murder, death, homicide, manslaughter… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children killing other children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children killing teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children killing anonymous adults in the street </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Alcohol related crimes <ul><ul><li>Drinking is the one feature that this detailed analysis is able to link with rising crime in a statistically significant way: assault threats, it says, are &quot;moderately strongly&quot; correlated to levels of beer consumption. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Alcohol related crimes <ul><ul><li>In nearly half ( 46% ) of all violent incidents, victims believed offenders to be under the influence of alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This figure rose to  58% in cases of attacks by people they did not know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>39% of domestic violence cases involve alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In more than a million violent attacks the aggressors were believed to be drunk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The offender was least likely to be perceived to be under the influence of alcohol in the case of muggings ( 17% ) (Source: British Crime Survey 2006/07) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Women and alcohol consumption <ul><ul><li>LONDON (Reuters) - The number of women dying at an early age of alcohol abuse has almost doubled in the last 15 years, according to a government report on Monday. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Drug related anti social activities <ul><ul><li>Almost 80,000 people are involved in prostitution in the UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 95% of those involved in street-based prostitution are problem drug-users, and many are homeless </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Violence in UK schools <ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of teachers in the UK have been physically or verbally assaulted in the past year, with 17% threatened in incidents involving weapons, according to new research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost all teachers ( 99% ) said they had been verbally abused by their pupils in the past year, with 74% claiming it happened at least once every two or three weeks. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Violence in UK schools continued <ul><ul><li>Over 20% of teachers had been verbally or physically assaulted by a parent or guardian, with 6% falling victim to an intruder in the school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The majority of teachers ( 57% ) reported that poor pupil behaviour interfered with their ability to do their jobs. More men ( 69% ) than women ( 49% ) argued that it affected their teaching. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Youth Culture <ul><ul><li>US researchers found young black girls who spent more time watching rap music videos were more likely to binge drink, have sex with multiple partners, test positive for marijuana and have a negative body image. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The study comes amid a growing debate about lyrics in rap music, with activist Rev. Al Sharpton demanding the end of terms degrading to women such as &quot;bitch&quot; and &quot;ho.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. 15-17 year-olds, published today by Alcohol Concern and the National Addiction Centre. The study is called Teenage Drinkers <ul><ul><li>Prohibition can not happen without understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The research – which tracked the drinking patterns of 540 young people from five secondary schools over 18 months – also revealed that one in ten of the youngsters felt drinking disrupted their education at crucial GCSE stage, as well as their health and family life. Among other findings were that: 59% were drinking once a week at the start – growing to 80% by the end of the research 84% of the end sample admitted to being drunk recently 36% claimed not to have been asked for proof of age before the study started The three most common negative consequences associated with alcohol were feeling sick, drinking more than planned and saying something they regretted </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Dogs on the rampage
    16. 16. Dog attacks <ul><ul><li>NHS statistics show the number attending A&E after a dog attack has risen by more than 40% in the last four years to nearly 3,800 a year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, said: &quot;There is a worrying trend in some areas of using dangerous dogs as fashion accessories or, worse still, as weapons. Dogs often only become violent as a result of mistreatment by owners, or because of a failure to train them properly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Irresponsible owners are more likely to make a dog dangerous' than it being born a particular breed. There needs to be a greater emphasis on responsible dog ownership and warning people of the risks, particularly to children, rather than taking a purely enforcement-based approach. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. STD’s Year Syphilis (primary and secondary) Gonorrhea (uncomplicated) Chlamydia (uncomplicated) Herpes (first attack) Genital Warts (first attack) All new diagnoses 1997 162 13,063 42,668 16,615 68,883 231,185 1998 139 13,212 48,726 17,248 70,291 244,282 1999 223 16,470 56,991 17,509 71,748 261,406 2000 342 21,800 68,332 17,823 71,317 284,035 2001 753 23,705 76,515 18,944 73,458 303,169 2002 1,258 25,599 87,592 19,426 74,991 324,196 2003 1,652 24,965 96,151 19,231 76,598 346,126 2004 2,282 22,321 104,733 19,073 80,055 363,248 2005 2,804 19,248 109,418 19,830 81,201 368,341 2006 2,766 19,007 113,585 21,698 83,745 376,508 % change (2005-2006) -1% -1% 4% 9% 3% 2% % change (1997-2006) 1607% 46% 166% 31% 22% 63%
    18. 18. Aids <ul><ul><li>An estimated 73,000 people were living with HIV in the UK at the end of 2006 , of whom a third were unaware of their infection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2006 , there were at least 7,093 new diagnoses of HIV, contributing to a cumulative total of 88,627 reported by the end of June 2007 . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There have been 23,147 diagnoses of AIDS in the UK. At least 17,597 people diagnosed with HIV have died, and at least 80% of these deaths followed an AIDS diagnosis. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Aids in UK <ul><ul><li>As of the end of June 2007 , 39,593 men who have sex with men have been diagnosed with HIV in the UK, including those who have died. It has been estimated that, at the end of 2006 , about 41% of all people living with HIV in the UK were men who had sex with men. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World stats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An estimated 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, with 3 million deaths in 2004 . </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Aids in USA <ul><ul><li>The charts show how adults and adolescents 2 living with AIDS most likely became infected with HIV. Around 77% of adults and adolescents living with AIDS are men. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is thought that more than one million people are living with HIV in the USA and that more than half a million have died after developing AIDS. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Rape <ul><ul><li>Available data suggests that nearly one in four women worldwide may experience sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime (WHO, 2002). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 47,000 adult women are raped every year in the UK (BCS 2001). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since the age of 16, 5% of women in the UK have been raped (BCS 2001). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are increasing numbers of young victims of rape aged under 20-years-old (Kelly, Lovett, and Regan, 2005). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% of young people know girls whose boyfriends have coerced or pressurised them to have sex (EVAW, 2006). </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Rape continued <ul><ul><li>The 2000 BCS estimates that there are approximately 754,000 females aged 16 to 59 in England and Wales who have been the victim of rape once or more since the age of 16 . </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Conviction rates <ul><ul><li>Globally, the prosecution of rape is given a low priority by criminal justice agencies, and across most of Europe the rape conviction rate has fallen continuously in the last thirty years. In the UK, in 1977 33.3% of all rapes reported to the police led to a conviction. In 2007 , this figure has fallen to 5.7 %. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young student in broad day light rapes teacher </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Debt in the UK
    25. 25. From 1993 – 2007 Credit levels
    26. 26. World debt <ul><ul><li>According to UNICEF, 26,500-30,000 children die each day due to poverty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For every $1 in aid a developing country receives, over $25 is spent on debt repayment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% of the population in the developed nations, consume 86% of the world’s goods. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><ul><li>Koffi Anan, UN Secretary General, in a speech on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2000, said “Almost half the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day, yet even this statistic fails to capture the humiliation, powerlessness and brutal hardship that is the daily lot of the world’s poor.” </li></ul></ul>World debt continued
    28. 28. Prescription drugs <ul><ul><li>31 million batches of Prozac were prescribed in 2006 in England alone, up 6% on the year before. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An estimated 93 per cent of GPs continued to prescribe the drugs because a lack of alternatives </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. What alternatives do we have <ul><ul><li>Imprisonment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harder punishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or a different way? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at how an Islamic state deals with these issues - </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Rape – Hijab a protection <ul><ul><li>Surah Al-Nur (the Light) (24:31) &quot;They (the believing women) should draw their head coverings over their bosoms...&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surah Al-Ahzab (33:59) states: &quot;O Prophet [PBUH] Tell thy wives and daughters and the believing women that they should put on their outer garments; that is most convenient in order that THEY MAY BE RECOGNIZED (as Muslims) and not be molested.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Alcohol in Islam <ul><ul><li>The word used for intoxicants is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Khamr&quot; from the the root word &quot;Khamara&quot; which means &quot;to cover.“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;O You who believe, intoxicants, gambling, and the altars of idols, and the games of chance are abominations of the devil; you shall avoid them , that you may succeed.&quot; 5:90 “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say,&quot;In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people, 2:219 </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. STD’s - Illegal sexual acts (Zinnah) <ul><ul><li>Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) Said that the performing of illegal sexual acts would lead to the coming of new diseases not seen before. </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Interest or Ribbah <ul><ul><li>Abu Hurairah RA reported that the Prophet said : A time will certainly come over the people when none will remain who will not devour usury. If he does not devour it, its vapour will overtake him. [Ahmed,Abu Dawood,Nisai,Ibn Majah] </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. And finally… <ul><li>Sir George Bernard Shaw in 'The Genuine Islam,' Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. What some western intellectuals say… <ul><ul><li>H.G. Wells </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it....Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity.&quot; </li></ul>

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