After every Muslim terrorist attack, as predictable as the rain in London, we are fed bland reassurances regarding the disconnect between Islam and Muslim terrorist(s). The examples are legion.
We refer the reader to David Cameron, prime minister of Britain, the day after the murder of Lee Rigby (23 May 2013). The link reveals his effort at shallow propaganda on behalf of Islam. He said then, that ‘it was a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities that give so much to our country.’ A year later the judge trying the two murderers said that what those two did ‘was a betrayal of Islam.’
This connection is further drawn here.
The latest tragedy in Westminster, a car and knife jihad on 22 March, is no different. At the time of writing, the murdering Muslim killed four people, including a police officer. Dozens more were injured, some seriously and are still fighting for their lives in hospitals around London. More may die. The Muslim, Khalid Masood, was killed at the scene.
The next day, the prime minister, Theresa May assured an angry and frightened public that the murderer, though a Muslim who had acted because of his belief in Allah/Mohammed, had ‘perverted a great faith.’
Let us inform you Mrs May: the Islam you would like to believe is worthy of being called a ‘great faith’ just doesn’t exist. You have a well-meaning but naive view of Islam as some sort of analogue of Christianity. With each jihadist attack, you set yourself – and the British public – up for inevitable disappointment.
We see this perception also in the Prevent program. (Such irony in that name!) They have written to assure anxious and frightened school children that:
“If the attack does turn out to be Islamist, we all know how far away this kind of act is from Islam and is absolutely not an accurate reflection of what Islam teaches.”
From: Jake Butterworth, Prevent Education Officer, of Hammersmith and Fulham; 23 March 2017
The interesting thing about these two sources, and many others, is that these people never ever produce an argument to justify their assertions. God-like pronouncements are supposed to be sufficient for a supposed simple minded and ignorant public who cannot or will not read and who will never open a Koran. If these people know something about Islam that we do not, we should be told chapter and verse. Draw on the history and theology of this great religion and show us what we have missed. It should be easy for them, with all the resources at their disposal to present an argument that does not insult the intelligence of the public.
But no. The fight has gone out of our leaders; they have become sharia-compliant. The resolve in our leaders that has helped save this country throughout its history from enemies far and wide has dissipated into a cloud of political correctness, cowardly ambition, short-term opportunistic posturing and virtue signalling.
We pay these people tell us the truth and defend us. Instead we get the opposite: lies and mediocre responses to terror and threats of terror. Special note of gratitude, however, goes to the police and security services which have done a superhuman job of protecting the public from many attacks; but they are hampered by the larger context which refuses to publicly name the enemy: Islam. If our leaders do not name the enemy, and launch a proportionate response, we predict more serving police officers and innocent passers-by will be killed by political correctness – the same political correctness that broke the lives of young English girls in Rotherham and elsewhere.
The teachings of Islam turn mild mannered and peaceful Muslims (and there many of them) into murdering monsters.
ISIS has claimed the attack as one of their own. Whether they had a direct hand in it is of no significance. What is significant, however, is that they recognise it, like the Lee Rigby murder, as consistent with the teachings of Islam. This group and others like it (Al Qaeda, al Shabaab) never tire of quoting their ‘holy’ scriptures to explain and justify their actions. For their own survival and that of Islam in this country, many imams in the UK are quick to distance themselves from this latest attack in Westminster. But imams and Muslims overseas tell a different story:
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, the late ISIS spokesman, in a 2016 audio message released after the declaration of its so-called caliphate, instructed European followers to carry out attacks in their home countries.
“If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car,” he said.
Car jihad was encouraged years ago by Al Qaeda in their magazine Inspire. Last year ISIS, in their magazine Dabiq, not only encouraged truck jihad, but gave operational guidance. All this and so much more is known to those who are supposed to protect and serve the nation.
When will our leaders act on what they, surely, must know? We are waiting. In the meantime we will put feet on the streets to educate and encourage them and the public.