Getting worse by the day, too
It is amusing that Raheem's feed gets cut suddenly at 3.30 or so and Sky News tries to pretend as though it was just a technical difficulty of some kind. I suspect that the SJWs running around within Skynet (pun intended) decided that there was a little too much truth being told and tried to pull the plug on Mr. Kassam. Evidently, more sensible heads prevailed and the interview did carry on, but that was clearly one hell of a precision bombing run over some very sensitive targets.
Now, I have spent quite a bit of time in London myself. I went there for university, right in the heart of the city. I have visited it repeatedly since leaving in 2006. I spent 5 months living there from late 2014 to spring 2015.
So I know a little something about what Mr. Kassam is talking about in that interview.
I have seen London change, dramatically, over the past fifteen years in which I have been visiting and living in the city. Immigration has unquestionably changed its face and the composition of its people. The capital of what was once the most powerful and prosperous civilisation and empire on Earth has not felt like the heart of such a society in a very long time.
When I first went there, South London was improving rapidly. The Docklands and Canary Wharf were experiencing breakneck development. North London was really quite nice- with some exceptions. And the sense of history and pride that came with being the capital of, at various times, the British Empire, the Commonwealth, and the United Kingdom, permeated virtually every stone and brick of the old city's many beautiful old buildings.
Don't get me wrong, London back then was just as dreary and rain-soaked and wet and foggy and miserable as it is today. But the charms of the city were still impressive and wonderful- though I was not old enough, or rich enough, at the time to appreciate them properly. (London is the sort of city that is wonderful if you have money to spend- and absolutely terrible if you do not.)
Fast forward about twelve years to the five months that I spent there on work. This time, I had the funds and the time and the ability to really enjoy London for the city that it is. And I truly did. I had a great time there.
But one thing stuck out during my time there which no amount of London's old-world charm could erase: the city was sinking rapidly into a mire of crime, and large stretches of what used to be arguably the ultimate testament to the glories of Western civilisation were turning into, well, shitholes.
I wrote about this very subject a number of times back in 2015. At the time I was living within walking distance, more or less, of the Tower Hamlets neighbourhood of London, and I did spend some time walking through that area.
I didn't much care for it. The Tower Hamlets felt a lot like parts of the Third World, especially the Islamic bits of it, and I certainly do not much care for those parts of the world myself.
And that is the reality which Britons refuse to face, to their great and everlasting shame. Their greatest city, perhaps the greatest city in the entire Western world, has in several places been reduced to shithole neighbourhoods by the cowardice of the British people, or at least of those living in London itself.
Just as the God-Emperor was right to allegedly call certain African and Caribbean nations "shitholes" and refuse to contemplate allowing people from those nations to come to the United States, which is (for the moment, at least) still not a shithole, Raheem Kassam was quite right to call out London's Mayor Sadiq Khan for allowing large parts of Britain's greatest city to turn into crime-infested ghettos.
London is not what it once was. Anyone who has visited it frequently enough over the last ten years or so can tell you this. Where once there was a proud, masculine, Christian civilisation that believed in itself and built glorious monuments to its own power and influence, we now have ugly steel and glass skyscrapers that blight the landscape, entire suburbs that would not look out of place in Islamabad or Dhaka, and a fractured, distrusting people who do not talk to each other on the Tube and who no longer share a common heritage or history.
A correction will take place eventually- of this I have no doubt whatsoever. The only questions relate to when, and how bloody such a correction will inevitably be.
Judging by what Raheem Kassam has to say, and by what I have seen with mine own two eyes, I suspect that the answers are going to be: "within the next ten years", and "God help London".