The botched explosion on a District Line train near Parsons Green station two days ago (15 September 2017) should not be underestimated. It was a narrow escape for all those in the targeted carriage and it was also a warning that other attacks are likely in the immediate future. The government made the same assessment and raised the threat level to critical, the top of the UK scale.
Soldiers on the streets
Soldiers moved onto the streets yesterday, freeing police from static guard duties at buildings, venues, transport hubs and facilities to take on a mobile, pro-active, protective role across the country, with the focus on high-risk locations in London.
How to describe the attack?
24 hours after the attack the police were treating it as one with the familiar characteristics of a jihad attack by a Muslim, although police, politicians and the media are refusing to say so: they prefer instead to describe it only as a “terrorist” attack. When being more specific about the type of terrorism involved, they will use the terms “extremist”, “Islamist” or “Islamist extremist”.
24 hours after the attack, a “significant arrest” was made of an 18-year-old in Dover. Let’s see how he describes his motivations when he appears in court. Let’s see if he agrees that he is best described by any of the terms used by senior officials and respected media commentators. He’d know better than anybody else.
24 hours after the attack Anne Marie Waters, a candidate in the current UKIP leadership ballot, set herself apart from every other politician in the country when she tweeted:
“We will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism” say leaders. When too afraid to name a problem, you are both intimidated & defeated.
Treat the attack according to its intentions, not as a fizzer
The threat is not only one for the next few days. The BBC’s security correspondent said that the Parson’s Green bomb,
had it worked as intended, it would have killed everyone around it and maimed everyone in the train carriage for life.
That is what we must respond to, not the relatively small explosion that actually occurred.
How long will these attacks continue?
Until politicians match their words about responding “proportionately and sensibly” with proportionate and sensible actions, Islamic terrorism with massive death and maiming tolls in English trains, streets, concerts and buses will be feature of English society forever.
Forever! Or at least until Muslims achieve their aim of turning our country into a caliphate. That is when their religion promises them they will have achieved their “religion of peace” – when all opposition has been vanquished and all kuffar/infidels/non-believers have converted to Islam or otherwise submitted.
If we don’t aim to prevent jihad attacks, we are aiming to be their victims
The English Defence League is firm: a proportionate and sensible response is one that prevents all future Islamic terrorism. Is there any non-Muslim who would not prefer to prevent Islamic terrorism? Most may be at loss to see how that could come about; we’ll get to that.
Police and intelligence services can, through counter-terrorism intelligence work, nip most attacks in the bud. Even when they prevent an attack, they do not prevent the intention, the scheming, the planning, the networking, the training or the inspiration provided by scriptures, preachers, lies, Marxist agent provocateurs, videos and other motivators. Even a failed attack inspires others to do better. We know from experience across Europe that there is, to all intents and purposes, an inexhaustible supply of Muslims who are passionate about jihad and who welcome death in pursuit of the privileges of martyrdom.
We need to defuse Muslims and Islam in the UK
The only way to prevent Islamic terrorism is to defuse Muslims in Britain as individuals and as communities, congregations, organisations, classes and representative bodies. Islam has demonstrated that it, too, needs to be defused for the safety and security of the rest of the population.
We are not calling for deportation, banning, incarceration or any other impracticable knee-jerk reaction. Just defusing.
Do we really want to live the rest of our lives being a few steps too many behind the Islamists and their sorry English victims? Far preferable to deploying crack police snipers, brave MI5 informers and threat levels hovering back and forth between “severe” and “critical” would be for British Muslims to never even think about imposing sharia on their aspirational British caliphate.
Preventing attacks will be difficult. But so will living with a murderous mass jihad attack every couple of months or so. Surely aiming for prevention is “proportionate and sensible”. And surely it is within the capabilities of our society to deal with and prevent this recurring deadly terrorist activity. Who believes we cannot do so?
Can we, please, make Parsons Green the turning point from denial and incomprehension to a truly proportionate and responsible response?
Preventing sexual grooming and abuse:
Our discussion about preventing Muslim men in Britain from even thinking about grooming and abusing English girls in the briefing for our 9 September 2017 Newcastle demo: