March 17, 2011, - 5:43 pm
As you know, today is St. Patrick’s Day, celebrating the Irishman who allegedly drove all the snakes out of Ireland. (To my Irish readers, I don’t believe it–are there really no snakes in Ireland?) Over the years, I’ve written about the fastest growing religion in Ireland: Islam. And in fact, the Muslims in Ireland, like elsewhere in the West are extremist and intolerant. Erin Go Burka.
Kiss Me, I’m Irish: Irish Muslim Abiola Egbeyemi w/Niqab “Enhanced” By David Lunde
Today, consumption of Guinness Beer is down significantly, and the company is reeling. Also, nearly 2,000 Irish pubs have closed in the last five years. The company and the Irish are blaming the disastrous Irish economy. But I think something else is at play, too: Islam. It’s just that the company, the country, and various reporters won’t dare say it because 1) it reminds us of the intolerance of Islam and its religious restrictions, and 2) it would be politically incorrect and offend Muslims (as everything, including the existence of oxygen, offends them).
Guinness consumption in Ireland had been falling slowly for years as Irish drinkers abandoned pubs to imbibe at home, switched to alternatives and trimmed their alcohol consumption generally. But Ireland’s latest woes, which led to a €67.5 billion ($92.8 billion) bailout for the country’s banks in December, dealt an extra blow to Guinness.
Guinness sales dropped 8% in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the six months to Dec. 31, parent Diageo PLC reported recently, while the overall Irish beer market fell 6%. Struggling with 13.4% unemployment and the prospect of government cutbacks, the Irish have closed their wallets to extra spending.
The volume of Guinness sold in Ireland has been dropping steadily for a decade, falling to 119.3 million liters last year from 198.9 million liters in 2001, according to Euromonitor International. (A liter is a little more than a quart.) The slide comes amid what the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has called an “effective meltdown” in the tavern sector, with nearly 1,500 pub closures in the last five years.
Puh-leeze. The Irish don’t just stop drinking all of a sudden. While I’m sure the other factors are partially responsible, I’m also confident that Islam is also a very significant factor they won’t mention.
Luck of the Irish, er . . . Muslims by the Great
Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns, Design by Debbie Schlussel
As we all know, Islam prohibits alcohol consumption. And as older Irish people–most of them Catholic, some of them Protestant–die out, they are being replaced at a higher and higher rate with Muslims, via immigration and a huge birthrate. These are not Guinness customers, and they are replacing older Guinness customers in the Irish population.
As Muslims take over, via population growth, more and more Western nations, the beer and alcohol producers and purveyors had better take note. You could be out of business via the marketplace . . . if they Muslims don’t put you out via Sharia first. This is not something we’ll see during St. Patrick’s Days in our lifetimes, but in future generations, you can count on it.
Beer and alcohol consumption can recover from bad economies and even waves of health kicks taking over Western civilizations. But they can’t and won’t recover from Islam. That’s irreversible . . . because we don’t even have the guts to report on Islam and Guinness, let alone lift a finger to stop the Islamic threat to the West.
All the leprechauns and four-leaf clovers in the world won’t change that. Sadly, the West is fast switching from green beer to the green that symbolizes Islam, HAMAS, etc.
So, to my Irish and Irish-American friends, enjoy St. Patrick’s Day . . . while it lasts.
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