Monday, 3 June 2013

Woolwich and the dark underbelly of British Islam

MP Tom Watson speaks sense:
'And yet the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby overshadowed – or should have overshadowed – everything. The attack by adherents of a hateful and violent iteration of Islam was an awful reminder that Islamism remains, even 12 years after 9/11, the greatest threat to our way of life.

There are people living in this country who believe as an article of faith that it is acceptable, even necessary, to kill citizens of any country which has dared to attack a Muslim country. They believe that the kaffir, as they insultingly refer to non-believers, are of less value to their God than Muslims. They despise a culture which extends equal rights to women and gays, and scorn those women who dare to dress "immodestly" as whores.
I understand the reticence of those who see the word "Islamist" and are reluctant to condemn it because, well, it sounds a lot like "Islam", doesn't it? After criticising adherents of Islamism on Twitter, it doesn't take long for some oddball to accuse you of racism, either because they've misidentified the word or because they're stupid.

Uncomfortable though it is for some, we need to examine the dark underbelly of what goes on in some of our mosques. True, the vast majority of British Muslims would never associate themselves with Islamism. Yet preachers of hate as well as their followers and fellow travellers, worship in the same buildings, speak to, work with, and are related to that sensible majority.

And those law-abiding citizens have a duty to challenge them, expel them and, if necessary, report them to the authorities.

Calls for unity in the face of terrorism are correct and necessary. But that doesn't mean we ignore the real implications of a nauseating act of violence against a brave young man who served our nation in its defence.
Focusing on the EDL might salve the conscience of some, but it's a strategy that will come back to haunt us in the most awful way imaginable. '
More sense from a Labour MP here

It's a shame that our lamentable Prime Minister, David 'dhimmi' Cameron can't make as much sense.

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