Astute observations on the decline of the formerly Great Britain, from Douglas Murray via Gatestone.
"Last week the news arrived that the most popular name given to boys in
the UK in 2014 was "Mohammed." The reactions and non-reactions to this
story betrayed the deep unease and denial that are now part of the
debate around Islam in modern Britain."
"Each year this leads to a fruitful and interesting debate about
whether the reason why this name has come so high up the list of most
popular boy's names is because all the different variants of the
spelling have been clumped together or whether the name is lower down
than it would be because they have been kept apart. This is a now
traditional annual debate in Britain."
"This year, the story came out with an added twist: whichever way you
cooked it, it looked as if "Mohammed" had come out on top. This seemed
to be the case with the Office for National Statistics official figures
for England and Wales and this latest one, from the "Baby Centre." It
was the latter that garnered a particular amount of attention. In the
war between "Oliver" and "Mohammed" to reach the top spot, this poll
came to the conclusion that if you put "Muhammad," "Mohammed" and
"Mohammad" together, the variations brought the name to the top by a
"And so, with the facts apparently all in this time, the debate moved on to another stage. The debate moved on to: "So what?"