The London Horror and Jihad Denial

1369265011181.cachedIt began on Tuesday in Woolwich, London, when two young men in a car deliberately ran over an off-duty British soldier who was walking to a nearby military installation, then “hacked and chopped” at his body and attempted to decapitate him as they shouted “Allah akbar!” They forced witnesses to film the scene, saying: “We swear by Almightly Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reasons we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day.” When police arrived, the murderers “charged at them wielding firearms, knives and a machete.” They were apprehended alive, and are now in hospital. It has since emerged that one of them, a son of Nigerian immigrants, was born in Britain as Michael Olumide Adebolajo, converted to Islam in 2003, changed his name to Mujaahid (i.e., jihadist), and for several years attended meetings of the group Al-Muhajiroun, founded by terrorist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed. Late Thursday afternoon, U.K. time, the murdered soldier was identified as 25-year-old Lee Rigby, a drummer in the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the father of a two-year-old son.

Just like this week’s nightly riots by “youths” in Stockholm, the brutal slaughter in Woolwich was plainly a jihadist act. Yet just as the Swedish elites are continuing to dance around that uncomfortable core truth, their British counterparts are engaged in some fancy footwork of their own – led by Prime Minister David Cameron, who described Tuesday’s atrocity as “not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life” but “also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.” (Does it need to be said that for a British leader to haul out this ragged, repulsive lie in the year 2013 is itself a betrayal – a shameless, craven betrayal of precisely what Cameron pretends to be standing up for, namely “Britain and…the British way of life”?)

The papers were full of the standard-issue stuff. The Muslim Council of Britain made the usual assertion that the latest heinous act committed in the name of Islam had “nothing to do with Islam.” Baroness Warsi, a Pakistani-English Muslim who serves as “Communities Secretary” in the current government, painted the familiar pretty picture of “faith communities coming out together” in the wake of said heinous act “and showing a unified condemnation of this.” The Guardian ran the obligatory hand-wringing article about the “fear of backlash” against Muslims in the wake of the heinous act in question. (The headline of another Guardian article actually indicated that there had been “Anti-Muslim reprisals after Woolwich attack”; it turned out that one man was “in custody on suspicion of attempted arson after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife in Braintree, Essex,” and that “police in Kent were called to reports of criminal damage at a mosque in Canterbury Street, Gillingham.”) And Ken Livingstone, the loathsome ex-mayor of London (which he described as “the most successful melting pot in the history of the world and the city of the free”), warned those less evolved than himself not to “scapegoat entire communities for this barbaric act.” This from the sometime host, defender, and chum of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who is famous precisely for encouraging such barbaric acts.

Newspaper commentaries on the atrocity added up to a depressing profile of the pathetic, obstinately reality-challenged psychopathology of the British elite when confronted with Islamic violence. The prize for sheer inanity of approach must go to Laborite Dan Hodges, who spent a whole column in the Telegraph elaborating on the theme that “for me, yesterday’s barbaric act of terror in Woolwich was literally senseless. None of what happened actually made any sense.” The murder, he asserted, was “confusing, horrific, bizarre.” He proceeded to repeat this refrain in one paragraph after another: “none of it made sense….Still none of it made sense….It didn’t make sense….It didn’t make any sense….Yesterday was the senseless day.” Reading this feeble, embarrassing nonsense, one could not help wondering: was Hodges equally stumped by 9/11, 7/7, Madrid, Bali, Beslan, the Boston bombings? One of the things that didn’t “make sense” to Hodges was that one of the murderers spoke of “our lands,” meaning the Muslim world, even though “he had a south-east London accent.” It was as if the Woolwich killers were the first “home-grown terrorists” to ever come to Hodges’s attention. How remarkable that during all these years when the non-Muslim world has been racked by one death-dealing jihadist assault after another, Hodges’s contemplation of these incidents has apparently yielded absolutely nothing in the way of awareness or insight.

Brendan O’Neill, also writing in the Telegraph, was also purportedly baffled beyond all hope by Tuesday’s events, professing to find it “shocking” and “bizarre” (that word again) that one of the terrorists “claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims,” speaking “as if he were a representative of the ummah.” Again, one would have thought that this was the very first time such a thing has ever happened. “How can a couple of men,” O’Neill asked, “so thoroughly convince themselves that they speak for all Muslims, to the extent that they seriously believe their savage and psychotic attack on a man in the street is some kind of glorious act of Islamic resistance?” Unlike Hodges, however, O’Neill had a theory. A certain kind of thinking, he posited, had led directly to the Woolwich atrocity. Jihadist ideology? Nope: contemporary British identity politics. You see, “in this era in which any old fool can claim to be a ‘community spokesperson’, and can be treated seriously as such, these murderous loners seem to be trying a psychotic version of the same trick – claiming that by dint of shared skin colour or common religious sentiment they have the authority to speak on behalf of millions of people they have never met or whose lands they have never visited.” Somehow, O’Neill would appear to have missed the news that it’s not only in Merrie Old England that jihadists have proudly proclaimed themselves to be jihadists.

Some observers emphasized that it was crucial to “keep calm.”  Writing in the Independent, sociologist Frank Furedi urged Brits not to “over-react” – and, moreover, not to “redefine” this “incomprehensible act of violence” (yes, he was mystified too) as “an act of political terrorism.” If O’Neill saw the two killers as products of British identity politics, Furedi, calling it “unlikely” that they had “been busy reading al-Qaeda’s terror manual,” cast them instead as products of “reality entertainment” culture, noting their decision to record their monstrous actions on camera. “The murderers may have adopted the role of idealist jihadists as one of them chanted ‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you,’” wrote Furedi, “but what they really meant was that we will never stop performing.” Furedi’s advice to his readers: don’t give “recognition to two self-obsessed killers who did not deserve it.”

Michael White made a similar argument under the headline “Woolwich attack: let’s try a bit of keeping calm.” Hey, here’s a thought: could it be, just possibly, that official Britain has been too damn calm for too damn long? How about finally getting a little angry? Just to begin with, how about reforming the insane immigration and deportation policies that have made London a sanctuary for some of the most contemptible preachers of Islamic terror on the planet? How about cutting out all the smooth lies, the slick euphemisms, the talk of “Asians” when the subject is really Muslims? How about somebody in a position of authority screwing up a little courage and facing a few facts – and thereby maybe, just maybe, causing Churchill to stop spinning in his grave?

White had a lot to say. Protesting that the publication of photos of the Woolwich perpetrators’ “rusty knives and meat cleavers” was “indecent” and “voyeuristic,” he proposed that today’s Brits adopt the “Keep Calm and Carry On” attitude of their World War II-era forebears – in other words, turn away from the gruesome images and don’t exaggerate the importance of these evildoers (who might just as easily have been members of some street gang unrelated to Islam rather than “ill-educated and unemployed young men…who have been watching jihadi video nasties on the internet”). Suggesting that the Woolwich killers are “lone wolfs” (sic) whose acts have no wider meaning or organizational backing, he maintained that “the only visibly organised conspiracy” in the picture is the English Defence League (that tacky pack of unspeakable rowdies). He went on to insist that, in any event, ordinary street gangs are “a greater problem for life in our big cities than wannabe jihadis.” And he found it appropriate to add that British soldiers of the non-Islamic persuasion are, after all, sometimes “attacked” or “even occasionally murdered” by “their drunken co-religionists.” So why make a fuss about the Islamic roots of this unfortunate affair? (For good measure, White worked in a passing reference to the nightly riots in Stockholm by “the unemployed.”)

What artful dodgers! The lesson was clear: with very few exceptions, the British elite is terrified to call jihad by its rightful name. It would rather condemn the English Defence League for the thousandth time than choke out even the most muted, gracefully nuanced acknowledgment that there might, in fact, be something of a causal connection between the instructions to the faithful spelled out in the Koran and the actions carried out in Woolwich on Tuesday afternoon. Yet it’s precisely that elite’s dishonest, irresponsible, lily-livered response to abominable transgressions like this one that is driving more and more people into the arms of the EDL. For while Cameron, Livingstone, and company were responding to the Woolwich killing by defending Islam, feigning perplexity, and/or dismissing the idea that this murder had any larger significance, EDL leader Tommy Robinson was speaking the plain and simple truth, accusing the country’s leaders of being “scared to say the word Muslim” and flatly rejecting the fatuous falsehoods about Islam that are proferred in Britain’s classrooms and endlessly reiterated in its media. Said Robinson on Tuesday: “Our next generation are being taught through schools that Islam is a religion of peace. It’s not. It never has been. What you saw today is Islam.”

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  • AdinaK

    The London horror is emblematic of the Boston horror and every single jihad waged in the name of Allah! And there is no doubt that Islam and its inextricable link to blood is linking/tying all the worldwide swathe of jihad. And it is patent nonsense that anger against soldiers in Muslim lands has anything to do with head chopping. Head chopping, and every manner of waging war against infiidels, is a MAJOR component of the Koran and is underpinned by the highest authorities in Sharia Law. And it is this piece which westerns turn deaf, dumb and blind to.

    In this regard, the barbarism will never stop, unless a global push from the west demands a reformation – or else –

    See this re the Ramallah lynch of 2 IDF soldiers –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

    • ObamaYoMoma

      In this regard, the barbarism will never stop, unless a global push from the west demands a reformation – or else –

      I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the text and tenets of Islam are immutable. Hence, it is absolutely impossible for Islam to ever be reformed, and just because it happened one time with respect to Christianity under completely different circumstances, doesn't mean it will ever happen again with respect to something like Islam, which masquerades as being a religion to dupe its intended infidel victims but is a totalitarian cult in reality. Could Communism and Nazism ever be reformed? Only via hot and cold wars!

      Moreover, Islam has already undergone a reformation of sorts, as prior to the Hijra in 622 AD Islam originally was a religion. However, after the Hijra, Muhammad became obsessed with revenge, power, and politics and subsequently morphed Islam into what it is today, which is a totalitarian cult that uses the premise of being a religion as a secret weapon to dupe its intended gullible infidel victims.

      As a matter of fact, through the principle of abrogation, which, by the way, is accepted by all Islamic institutions, all earlier peaceful verses of the Koran issued by Muhammad prior to the Hijra when Islam was just a religion, and the same ones that Muslims today like to also point to in order to dupe gullible useful idiot infidels, have all been abrogated, i.e., replaced and cancelled out, by the latter issued verses of the Koran that were issued by Muhammad after the Hijra in 622 AD when Muhammad morphed Islam from initially being a religion into what it is today, which is a very aggressive totalitarian cult with the sole fundamental purpose of taking over the world for Islam via the imposition of sharia.

      Indeed, Islam has already undergone its reformation, as Muhammad reformed it after the Hijra from initially being a religion to subsequently becoming a very aggressive and rabid form of totalitarianism that masquerades as being a religion to dupe its intended gullible infidel victims and the end result is always the same, harsh and degrading totalitarianism.

  • Alvaro

    The jihadist was right. Our governments won't protect us. Get armed. Get angry.

    • cabouline

      They definitely won't do anything, and they disarmed us (at least in Europe, and very soon in US) so it's even harder for us to do anything

      • john spielman

        But NOW is the time to shout from the rooftops the truth about Islam! There should be huge billboards with photos of the grisly murder and quotes from the koran and hadiths to educate the ignorant." Radical Islam vs Radical Christianity" with a photo again of the murderers and perhaps the carnage of the London subway bombings vs a photo of Mother Teresa

        • Old English Woman

          Re Mother Teresa. I suggest you read Christopher Hitchens excellent dismantling of the myth surrounding this Albanian dwarf, charlatan, fraud and crook. Most of the money she conned out of the gullible has yet to be found.

          • Larry

            I suggest you look up Maria Theresa, Imperatrix, rather than Mother Theresa, Nun.

        • stern

          See Pamela Geller's ads in the US. Pretty close to what you're suggesting.

      • Old English Woman

        These murderers had a Butcher's cleaver you can buy them in lots of places. You don't need guns to arm yourself: Axes, big knives, petrol bombs are quite effective.

      • Drakken

        If your in Britain, ask your local former IRA or UDF folks how to get your arms. Or so I have been told.

    • Asher

      Our friends in Great Britain are outraged…the government disarmed the people, so theres no concealed carry, or ownership to protect oneself. The muslims are emboldened by lax, pacifist governments that don't want to rock the boat against Islam..The US now has the biggest muslim President and promoter in History…Thats why the sale of guns and ammo is through the roof…The government started buying up all the ammo because they knew the people would suspect a rat and arm up to protect their families. These people are Barbarians, you can't assume they are normal people living among the population.

      • Nick Gherz

        Barbarians? Really?

        You should apologize to Barbarians.

  • Chezwick

    I've been pondering the proper response to this atrocity. Now keep in mind folks, I'm not preaching to the converted here….I'm not expressing my ACTUAL feelings for this monstrous belief system known as Islam. I'm conforming my language here to the political realities of polite society…..and it would go something like this….

    "Our immediate and unconditional dis-association of this tragedy with the religion that inspired it essentially means that we can learn nothing from it….just as if these were madmen acting out for no rhyme or reason. But as is painfully evident, these were NOT madmen. Their actions were predicated on specific beliefs derived from a specific source.

    "It is time for the larger Muslim community to begin accepting responsibility for the actions of their co-religionists, particularly when those actions are – erroneously or not – derived from the theological imperatives of Islam itself. And if Muslims refuse to accept such responsibility, it becomes the job of society itself to compel them to do so, through the pressure of educational and cultural institutions, and political and media discourse.

    "Instead of issuing standard denials that atrocities like this have anything to do with Islam, Muslim-advocacy groups SHOULD be engaging in some honest soul-searching,…all the while acknowledging that there IS an element within their community that is inspired to violence and terror, and that from now on, their energies will be spent working energetically to overcome this tendency, through education in Islamic schools, through inter-Islamic discourse, and in the content of Friday sermons preached in mosques throughout Britain and the world."

    Of course it'll never happen, but in a sane world, a declaration like this would be the most RESTRAINED thing coming from the victims of Islam. As things are, while this would be way too restrained for most of you here at FPM, it would be considered absolutely provocative and racist coming from the British Prime Minister's office. Just shows how far we have to go.

    • Bamaguje

      I beg to disagree that murderous Jihadis are not mad.
      For many of us non-Muslims witnessing the daily heinous atrocities perpetrated by Muslims around the world in the name of their barbaric hate cult, Islam must be a form of mental illness.

      How else does one explain that Islamists suspend common sense and conscience as they daily wreak havoc on themselves and the rest of humanity?
      Islam's pedophile founder Mohammed was something of a murderous narcissist psychopath.

      • Viktoria

        how else does one explain that islamists suspend common sense and conscience..: SATAN!
        he has seduced them completely.

      • heapologia

        Islam relies on Stockholm Syndrome in order to maintain its adherents.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Actually, unlike all other true religions in which Islam is not, Islam relies upon the threat of death to maintain its adherents.

    • Drakken

      The time for a restrained reponse to muslim aggression is coming to a very nasty end, welcome to the Balkans!

    • Rae

      I am a Muslim, and I agree with you. Islam was born out of a violent time, where protecting oneself and family and community meant survival. It's unfortunate there are those who exploit its origins and are unable to apply the stories and teachings in today's society. But it should be the Muslims themselves who find those who are no longer on the middle path and to report those who grow hatred and violence in these young individuals. Inshallah we can all work together to stop such nonsense.

      • Lan Astaslem

        the only decent muslims are those who have converted to other faiths or are simply non-observant

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Which makes them apostates and which also garners them an instant death sentence.

        • NYgal

          The only problem is that a non- practicing Muslim today may tomorrow find religion, or their children may. Just look at mama Tsarnayev pictures before and after and how her offsprings turned out.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Actually you are a liar and a stealth jihadist.

        • ziggy zoggy

          F'n A. And stealth jihdis are the most pernicious kind of all. Though cyber troll jihadis are the most ineffective of all. Start with an islamopithecine weakling, add an internet connection and liberally douse with estrogen.

          Voila. A neuter who thinks he has a pair.

      • NYgal

        Actually, Muslims have adopted quite well: you seem to use our technology, our restraint, our reluctance to use violence perfectly against us. The more civilized we act, the more violent Muslims become and more demand they have.

        Islam is a violent religion and there is no way to divorce this violence from the religion's creator – Muhammad. The only time Islam was ' peaceful' was when Europeans were in their expansionist period and not shy about ruthlessly using their military power.

    • Jon Hawk

      I disagree, anyone that would follow a book that say its ok to kill anyone if they do not believe in said book is a Madman or woman…it is very simple to understand..these people follow a madmans documentation….therefore are completely mad themselves. I say my own personal opinion..if they come into your neighbor hood making threats and trying to kill people, take them out by any means you can. Protect you family and anyone around you that you possibly can, the time for being nice and peacful is obviously over with. It is time to show these fools who we are…and how we in the USA take care of the bad guys when they infiltrate our country with killing us in mind.

    • Drakken

      The time for polite language and a polite reponse to the latest islamic atrocity in our western lands has come and gone. The time has come for when the muslim savages kill one of ours, we return the favor 1,000 fold.

  • Michael Copeland

    Well spoken, Mr. Bawer. May these words echo round the West.

  • Common Sense

    Dear Britain:

    Just remember one thing! A very large slice of Muslins in your country do not consider themselves to be British. That's all you need to know.

    • jacob

      And then they will even deny being Muslims as adviced by the "Holy" Koran whenever dangerous
      or outright inconvenient….
      Isn't it for everybody to see how well they "integrate" with the community ?????
      I had PM Cameron in a different concept but watching his shameless and revolting ass kissing
      the Muslim community and claiming the "good they brought for Britain" (?) hardly stops me from

  • Larry

    " Keep calm and carry on" also involved putting active Nazis on the end of a short looped and knotted rope over a long drop, and removing the support.

    I wonder how many of them would be enthusiastic jihadis if the death sentence was re-introduced for carrying out, plotting, or supporting jihad activities, and then announcing that they get buried wrapped in a pig skin as a shroud.

    • Carolina girl

      My husband keeps saying that is what should happen. Does anyone know for sure that being wrapped in a pig skin will send them to hell? I know there was a story going around several years ago about this happening in one country and then it was proven to be false.

      • Drakken

        Being contaminated by a pig scares the living daylights out of them, it was extremely effective in Iraq.

        • Lan Astaslem

          I've heard that this is the reason many cafes and bars in Spain and other countries have a visible leg of pork in their windows.

      • stan lee

        It was done during Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing's campaign in the Philippines in the early 1900's against Philippine Moros, a troublesome Muslim tribe in the south Philippines. The concept was, even if that Moro was killed in fighting against "infidels," (which was likely) burial with accompanying pig skin or parts would preclude that Muslim from entering Muslim Paradise.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "…burial with accompanying pig skin or parts would preclude that Muslim from entering Muslim'

          a little well-deserved "terrorism" to wake them up to their fate, with or without pigskin.

        • ziggy zoggy

          The Moros (short for muslim morons) were the inspiration for standard service 45. caliber pistols in the U.S. military. The little dweebs would tie off their limbs with tourniquets to produce numbness to avoid bearing pain and they would waste their lives "stupidly" (according to Pershing) in machete attacks against Americans.The 45s would knock them on their scrawny little a$$es and kill them dead before they could inflict any damage on their way to their 72 virgins.

          I figure that's the best contribution islamopithecines ever made to civilization.

  • Mladen Andrijasevic

    "We live in an age of great events and little men” said Winston Churchill in 1934. We do so again but this time there is no Churchill to save us. Will Netanyahu rise to the challenge?

    • Drakken

      Everyone is a Churchill if you stand up and be counted.

      • Mladen Andrijasevic

        I wish this were true, but there was only one Churchill, the man who at the age of 27 became the First Lord of the Admiralty and prepared the British fleet for WWI, and who at the age of 64 stood alone against Hitler and saved our civilization from the Nazis in WWII and then wrote the six volume masterpiece The Second World War and received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values". Here is one of the last speeches made by Churchill in the House of Commons:

        Never Despair

        • Mladen Andrijasevic

          correction: who at the age of 37

  • cabouline

    Like Mohamed Merah in France, who slaughtered three french army members and 4 jews (3 children in the front of their school), like the Tsarnaev brothers, like Khaled Kelkal

    Except that their terror is taking more and more place and more and more often in our societies and we have to fight them back now or we'll perish cause it's too late

    The war is here and our opponents have the same citizenships like us … but they hate us like nobody

    7.62 !!!

  • David M

    Here in Sweden we were busy condemning Israel and America and supporting Palestinian terrorists day and night and importing Muslims/Africans who are now burning Stockholm. Our worthless, coward and corrupt politicians and journalists wonder why they are destroying Stockholm. The major issue is not that Stockholm is burning but what we can do and give Muslims/Africans more not to burn the whole country. I (myself an immigrant and neither Christian nor Jewish) have said , time and time again, that all cultures and religions are not the same but our worthless, coward and corrupt politicians and journalists say the opposite. Sweden is in a bad shape like Britain and even worse.

    • Cassandra

      David you are right. I have done that too but most people do not want to believe that all cultures and religions are not equal. Unfortunately moral relativism and the multiculturalism experience are killing the world as we know it. I truly do not think we can turn back the tide. The way this new killing is being handle and this after the Boston bombing is making me very depressed. I feel the world around me is sinking into a maelstrom of corruption and absolute craziness. I live in the USA and this country is not in good shape either. So very sad.

    • heapologia

      I'd leave the Africans out of it, unless they happen to be Muslim. Non-Muslim Africans tend to be a lot more productive and a lot less violent.

    • Omar

      Do the people in Sweden support Russia and China, while denouncing supporters of Tibetan independence simply for supporting independence for Tibet and opposing Communist totalitarianism? If so, then the people are being misled by Communist totalitarians who support Islamist imperialism and Sharia law.

  • gerry

    The problem is quite simple,just let us give all the politicians,journalists etc etc, all those who like the "religion of love",the love of this religion.Then we can proceed to the next stage.By the way,it might be early,just one day now,but I have not heard from the Muslim moderates.!

    • Old English Woman

      Muslim moderate is an oxymoron. What those Islamists did is exactly as commanded by their Koran, it states quite clearly to kill the unbeliever wherever you find them; and it contains some misogynistic, homophobic and supremacist stuff too.

    • jacob

      Surely :
      "MODERATE MUSLIMS" were ALL those dancing and giving out candy at the streets of QUEENS
      while people were jumping to their deaths from the WTC windows….!!!!
      Stop listening to mermaid songs or fairy tales on the issue, because as Yoshiro Sagamori once
      wrote in the Jerusalem Post,

  • Stephen

    The Left will NEVER revoke its denial mentality. They don't 'deny' out of obtuseness or inability to hear/ understand the jihadist's own words. They know that their kumbaya interpretation of Islam is a misreading. They know this. They know the real nature of Islam. They simply will never cop to this publicly. They believe that jihadism attacks the capitalist structure of Western societies, which is what they want. They see violent totalitarian extreme Muslims as fellow-travelers and allies in the struggle to smash capitalism once and for all. Conservative figures, like Cameron, are frankly just idiots for not realizing this. Cameron must really believe most Muslims are peace-loving, non-supremacist folks who are being betrayed by jihad kooks. He must really believe that. I know that's what most brain-dead journalists believe. There really is no reason to believe Islam will stop in their attacks on the West; their strategy is working fine. The West so hates itself it can't even see, define, and respond to an 'enemy', even when that enemy defines itself and lays out its intentions and goals and project.

    • Viktoria

      how history repeats. hitler seduced the people too then came the night of long knives! and the slaughter of millions. the Left is living
      a dream which if realized, will become a nightmare cuz they'll be the first to go in an islamized world.

      • S.Smith

        They wont be the first to go, they will first make sure we go first.
        Then they will be shocked when it will be their turn.

    • Gene E.

      The left is not only in denial of jihadists…they are in love with Islam, because it opposes Christianity…they are so twisted in their evil mentality that they openly support public display of Islam but make public display of Christianity illegal…My real opinion is that Islam, socialism, and liberalism are tools of satan…how else can you explain the ongoing legalized slaughter of innocents, the lax immigration standards that brings the enemy and empowers them within our midst, and refuses to deport or jail outspoken proponents of violence against us all…wherever these 3 things are in the world there is danger to Christians….

  • Stephen

    Why didn't ordinary people just go after that Muslim piece of filth with a baseball bat? Why?

    • Alvaro

      The police would probably beat them black and blue with batons and put them in jail. They would then be charged with hate crimes and convicted, while the media would vilify them as right wing extremists and much worse than the "misunderstood and oppressed youths" torching the city.

      • Cassandra

        Alvaro is right. This world is standing on its head. Every thing is upset down Topsy turvy. You cannot defend yourself anymore, not even in words.

      • Carolina girl

        Alvaro, You got that right! Political correctness rules and we have got to wake up and see that Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of "death to the non-Muslim."

    • Asher

      Many will be ready to help them meet Allah!

    • S?Smith

      They were too busy filming the attack on their phones.

    • BS77

      As the ELOI in HG WELLS TIME MACHINE, the dumbed down indoctrinated masses have been conditioned to be passive, submissive, to follow the PC agenda…be subservient, non reactive….THis is the goal of contemporary Orwellian liberalism… make the average person dependent, defenseless and uninformed.

      • ziggy zoggy

        The Eloi were descended from the elites and the Morlocks were descended from the working class.

    • hktony

      Maybe when you see what was happening with these two carrying knives it would scare you. How many of you brave bloggers would attack determined killers, killers let me remind you, holding knives with a baseball bat. A baseball bat, I carry one everywhere with me. It also turned out one killer had a gun, try stopping the bullets with a baseball bat. I suggest you brave people all go and get some knife defence classes before you criticise and see how dangerous it is to try and disarm two strong killers. And do remember they did not know it would take the british sharia police 20 minutes to get there. This being the case maybe the public can act together if this happens again knowing that the police don't care about british people anymore.

  • Knaap

    What the UK administration tells us are just lies, based on fear to face and do something about the truth. One can't ignore that koran says; death to infidels and jews, and when it is helpfull for you to lie to get your benefit, then lie.The koran is the same for suni, shieite, moderate and radical muslims.
    If leaders cannot face facts and act, your at the wrong place.

    • guest

      English defence league . org

  • Raleigh

    Another question to ask is why the people of London stood around for fourteen minutes until the police arrived? Are all British so extremely passive?

    • Larry

      No, but they are disarmed, and if they had interfered, and god forbid, injured one of the poor, culturally enriched darlings, they would have been facing longer sentences than said culturally enriched darlings.

      One only has to check out the way the EDL is treated in comparison to the muslims they are protesting against to find out the stupidity of the Brit elites.

      • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

        Exactly, the British Police readily elevate their tactics to truncheons, tear gas and other forms of brute force when dealing with average Londoners protesting muslims. But, when muslims are protesting and calling for the murder of Londoners over loud speakers and the overthrow of the Gov't and for sharia law, the same British Police proceed to kindly ask the "protestors" to please tone their rhetoric down a bit.

    • PamM

      There are very few genuine British people left in London, particularly in the heavily colonised areas such as Woolwich. Those that are left keep their heads down to avoid being targeted by immigrant gangs. It's the same in all colonised parts of Europe. Life for those natives who are unable, or unwilling, to move out becomes hellish. This is the dystopian reality of much of Europe today; a hellhole deliberately created by the Marxist traitor class while they line their pockets with Saudi petrodollars.

    • Jack zeller

      They are…I experienced it on the tube in London.

    • Mary Sue

      it's quite literally a crime in britain to defend yourself or another.

  • joe

    David M, I would like to encourage you to read the book "What in the world is going on" by Dr. David Jeremiah, it's a small paperback book that explains why all this madness is happening. After you read it you might be pretty well convinced that Jesus is who he said he is. He voluntered to die on the cross and take our place because he loves us and wants us to be with him in eternity. He will return soon to end all this madness and save israel from defeat of her enemies. I promise you will have a hard time putting the book down once you start reading. It's like reading the future. Take care my friend and my the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you.

  • Eduardo

    Hardly anyone realizes, but all this curse that fell on Europe and the USA (Venezuela is following the same path) is the result of successive leftist governments. The regime socialist / communist waited for this day to destroy the foundations of Western Civilization (Greco-Roman-Judeo-Christian), so that chaos reigns, and create a New World Order in his image and likeness.
    Among them are the socialist Fabians, composed of several of the richest families in the West.

    "Russia will spread her errors throughout the world"
    Message of Fatima (Portugal 1917)

    • RUI

      Absolutely (or should I say exactamente! Bem dito. É bom saber que não andamos a gritar às escuras.)

    • Drakken

      Thank God for Franco putting a stop to that nonsense.

  • jacob

    How about what goes on in our country with people "NOT WILLING TO GET INVOLVED" thanks to our
    lopsided legal system, caring more for the perpetrator than for the victim….?????
    But rest assured all is going to change, once our President with the help of our useless Congress
    manages to make SHAARIA the law of the country…

  • Jack Woodward

    This week our country's top terrorism expert stepped out of the shadows to begin talking about terror and the ideology that is not only motivating jihadists, but is placing the entire world in peril. James Gamble, better known as "Task", offers a quick look at the ideology behind the London slaughter.

    The denial of the obvious must stop and political correctness must be destroyed if we are to survive as an intact culture.

  • Spider

    What we are witnessing is the breakdown of the multicultural experiment. Its failure can never be acknowleged because it would prove the theories of the Left were wrong. Just like
    Socialism / Com-munism has been repeatedly proven wrong both from an economic and moral point of view. So the only course of action is denial and to perpetuate the multucult lies with more lies and more denials of reality to cover up the previous lies about how successful the multucult experiment and mass immigration has been. Thank G-od for the EDL they may just save England.

  • Spider

    What we are witnessing is the breakdown of the multicultural experiment.
    Its failure can never be acknowleged because it would prove the theories
    of the Left were wrong. Just like Socialism / Com-munism has been repeatedly
    proven wrong both from an economic and moral point of view. So the only
    course of action is denial and to perpetuate the multucult lies with more
    lies and more denials of reality to cover up the previous lies about how
    successful the multucult experiment and mass immigration has been.
    Thank G-od for the EDL they may just save England.

  • David Farrar

    If I had to guess, I would say that these men did something that in their eyes prevented them from reaching heaven when they died. For them the only way to solve this paradox is to die fighting the infidels.

    ex animo

  • onecornpone

    Keep Calm and Carry On ???

    Do Londoners really have a choice? It's not like they can run out to their neighborhood gun shop and arm up, is it?

    What will be telling is comparing the punishment of the attempted mosque arsonist with that of the savage murderers. Of course, the Brits are too civilizationally evolved to make use of capital punishment.

    Why do the truly peaceful civil societies put up with our overwrought public leaders repeated rush to the podium to excoriate us attempting to prevent presumed "backlash"? They seem to be more worried about reprisals than barbaric acts of jihadis.

    Wonder what would happen in Muslim Communities if officialdom grew a 'set', and spoke out to shame the Muslim community and their religious leaders for allowing such cretinous vermin to hide in plain sight amongst them?

    The answer to the question is the same as for WHY we haven't nuked Mecca in retaliation for 9/11, but not being a member of the elite ruling class, I am puzzled as to how the Saudi goat-herders continue to garner unbelievable special treatment.

    • Drakken

      Find the Russians, the ole IRA and UDF guys, they will find you the arms you need in order to protecxt yourselves, or so I have heard.

    • Chris

      "I am puzzled as to how the Saudi goat-herders continue to garner unbelievable special treatment." – just follow the money. The elite ruling class are money grubbers.

  • Asher

    All sane human beings who value their lives and families, GET VIGILANT… be aware of all thats going on…know your enemy inside and out!

  • Carolina girl

    It is time the whole world woke up to the fact that Islam is a religion of death to the non Muslims. England may be a lost cause unless they change their immigration policy. We need to be able to deport people who will not swear allegiance to the country they live in. Sweden may also be a lost cause.

    • Omar

      England is not a country. England is one of four internal divisions (along with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) of the country called the United Kingdom, or Britain. Calling the UK "England" is offensive to the people living in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • imalert

    Spot on article. Time to make a stand against Islam. Force our Governments to wake up and see islam for what it is.

  • @historyscoper

    From day one Islam has been about Allah deputizing judges to enforce Da Law of Allah AKA Sharia, like Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stalone. Execution by beheading for violating Da Law is perfectly OK with Allah, right on the street if necessary in an infidel-infested land. The rest is b.s.

    When will the West wake up and throw the current pond scum of bums out of office and turn it around? It will take a sea change but the alternative is unimaginable horror.

    • Drakken

      We are beyond the tipping point and violence whether we like or not is now enevitable.

  • David Farrar

    Three Things About Islam all us infidels should know about Islam.

    ex animo

  • @philipsmeeton

    I do believe that the majority of the population would agree that Islam is to blame. There is not one single government or newspaper of note that is willing to recognise the source of all of this terror. Our only hope, a slim hope, is that the democratic process will bring genuine right wing parties to power. Parties that voice the concerns of and express the will of the ordinary citizen. I never miss an opportunity to comment and voice my opinion and I notice that there are thousands of people out there doing the same. I think that I detect an increase in the numbers that want someone to to do something and to rid us of this turbulent murder cult.

    • Jon Hawk

      It may be to the point where we cannot rely on our Boys in washington to carry this out, we the citizens more than likely are going to have to Charge and Arrest Obama and the rest ourselves. But believe me when i tell you that there are way more armed citizens than our GOVT thinks there are…and trying to fight us would be a grave error in judgment on their part.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Except it isn't terror, it's jihad, which in stark contrast to terror, is holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment of Islam and manifest, also in stark contrast to terror, both violently, as in the cold blooded murder of the young British Soldier, or non-violently via stealth and deception, as in the millions of Muslim stealth jihadists posing as Muslim immigrants in Britain while flat out refusing to assimilate and integrate, while forming Muslim no-go zones ruled by sharia instead.


    WEREN'T MUSLIMS IN FRANCE BURNING UP TO 500 CARS A NIGHT and still they were afraid to tell the truth about this "Religion of Peace?" They aren't even at "peace" with themselves much less infidels!

    OUR MUSLIM PRESIDENT said the "WAR IS OVER" but has he told the other side?

    DIDN'T OBAMA SIGNAL TO THE TERRORISTS that we will "STAND DOWN" on any attack.?


    • Parenthetical Phrase

      Either that ("Call 911. I'm going back t bed!" or to his handlers: "You take care of it, I'm going to play some golf. Just let me know when I need to stand in front of a microphone and pretend that I have a brain and that I care.")

  • PamM

    The British media having been busily tying themselves in knots to avoid telling the truth over Woolwich. They have disgraced themselves. They have prostituted themselves to Islam once again, just as they have consistently over the Muslim slaver gangs preying on young girls. They are so immersed in denial that they wouldn't know the truth if it was staring them in the face, as indeed it is with regard to Islam. How refreshing it is to hear the truth for once in Bruce Bawer's article.

  • Jacko

    Political correctness has gone mad/its about time the West saterted calling a spade a spade. Everybody is terrified about Islam and the Moslems while at the same time trying to force Israel to commit suicide as if Moslems killing Christians and their own 'brother' moslems is all Israel's fault' One has only to look at the furnace that is the Middle East to see what is the truth

  • Barbara

    None so blind as those who do not want to see. The liberals wear blinders so thick the truth will not be seen.

  • Lan Astaslem

    It's simple – when muslim population gets to about 6 or 7 percent in a host country, they start to agitate, demand things, and get violent – it's in their DNA. Israelis have had to deal with these savage beasts for decades. Now the rest of the world is getting a taste of what it's like to live with a subhuman element.

  • waterwillows

    Bravo !! Bravo !! Bravo !!

    Clarity is so very refreshing. I am sicken by the constant muddied waters being given to the public to drink.

  • Philo Vaihinger

    Phooey. Like the Boston Bombers, these guys are not religious fanatics but Muslim identity killers, much like the Catholic IRA and protestant counter-terrorists of Ulster during the Troubles. They had no connection with al-Qaeda or any other network of trained and organized, quasi-military terrorists. Think of them as Muslim versions of Italian or German Americans committing similar acts during WW2 out of ethnic loyalty to the Old Country. What would the law of the time have made of them? Charges of treason, maybe?

  • eib

    Lee Rigby was innocent!

  • charlie brighton

    the bottom line is (the one no one wants to admit) there is a serious black on white problem. If there were as many white on black issues everyone would be going crazy and it would be in the national news and all the black leaders would be calling for a war on whites. one thing we have shown is blacks will forever blame whites and blacks in the states do there best to keep the hate alive . the way thing are going England will be a black Muslim nation . the sad thing is hard working decent people pay the price because their nations refuse to help and protect them , they are to busy helping the enemy

    • Omar

      England is not a country. England is part of the country called the United Kingdom. Calling the UK "England" is offensive to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (the other three parts of the UK).

  • Winston

    World leaders, especially those with a Western influence, are in complete denial of the insanity of Islam as minions of Satan. They must face the truth that terror will continue and it will only get worse and America has already experienced it… but America's pseudo-president called it a "workplace violence" and continues to allow the military to pay the terrorist's pay for over three years since the terrorist violent attack at Ft. Hood. Wait until it happens in shopping malls, sporting events, air terminals, etc.. When will citizens wake up to the radical violence of the not-so-peaceful religious cult of Islam?

  • sam jones

    if there were a white equivalent to j@ck@$$on or sharptongue or wright and the panthers or the black caucus then they talk of the media would be black violence it does not help that kids are overpopulation the communities with more thugs but are pushing innocent decent people out of their homes and communities and making war zones out of them

  • Craig Thwreat

    your right sam, blacks have a huge chip on the should against whites that will never go a way in a thousand years. and it makes it impossible to put the two in the same neighborhoods and schools way to many blacks out to get whitey

  • billy brandon

    Craig if you think that is bad, wait til the blacks start to convert to Islamic and become good Muslims then their hate for whites will escalate into a huge bloodbath just like this scene in England

    • Omar

      England is not a country, but an internal division of the United Kingdom, or Britain. Calling the UK "England" is offensive to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (the other internal divisions of the UK).

  • tagalog

    Just a thought: if these people keep on mouthing Islamic shouts of faith like "'God is Great' in Arabic" (i.e., "Allahu Akhbar"), as the MSM keeps on saying, and they are not terrorist or jihadists, then it must be true that they're just run-of-the-mill Muslims, right? Therefore the claim that we are not at war with Islam is subject to some critical review, isn't it?

    Or am I missing some central bit of nuance in this play?

  • alkidya

    Almost 2,100 acts of violent deadly jihad since 9/11/2001 and they still don't understand it!
    Perhaps we should treat these PC reporters and politicians like the case of "the ass who refuses to budge…you have to hit him over the head with a two-by-four just to get his attention".

    • Drakken

      That would be almosy 21,000 muslim jihadist attacks, not 2,100.



    • Lan Astaslem

      muslims who follow the koran are 7th century barbarians – and the world is catching on

    • ZionProud

      Listen, you illiterate camel-schtuper, no one here is going to buy your pathetic taqiyya and scapegoating Israel and Jews. Go play in traffic in whatever 3rd-world Islamist cesspool you hail from. Your prophet was a pedophile and murderer.

    • Alvaro

      Muhammad himself was a *warlord* who personally cut people's heads off, and Islam was spread by the sword. If Islam is a peaceful religion, I guess that, according to your own logic, makes Muhammad a non-Muslim as well, doesn't it…? Since he did all this evil – even orthodox Muslim sources says this – you must denounce him.

      It is not too late to convert, Jamal.

    • Pontotoc_Bill

      Jamal, you are either uniformed about Islam or you are a liar to write that piece of manure.

      Islam COMMANDS Muslims to fight to the last day against all non-Muslims. Therefore you are wrong.

      Islam is a demonic religion that worships death, crime, sin. The god of Islam is really Satan.

    • UCSPanther

      You must have stew for brains if you honestly think that we will fall for your "Blame the Jews" schtick…

    • Mary Sue

      let me guess, you are a black convert to Islam that doesn't actually understand Arabic, ONLY knows the Koran by rote without understanding a word of it, and knows nothing about Islam except for the 5 pillars plus whatever the Imam happens to be preaching that week?

      Did you not know that your own Imams pray for the murder of Jews? That your own Koran commands murder of Jews?

      BTW, your antisemitism is showing. That bit about Zionism kills your credibility like RIGHT AWAY.

      Peace. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      Jamal, your reply is unfortunately typical of the Muslim culture: uneducated, bizarre and immersed in an imaginary world so far from reality that it's inhabitants would feel more at home in an insane asylum. Unfortunately, I doubt you can understand anything I just wrote.

    • Omar

      The Holy Land is where Jews have continuously lived for over 3000 years. The Arabs started moving into the Holy Land region in the 7th century, almost 600 years after the Romans conquered the region. Zionism is not evil. Zionism simply calls for the establishment and maintainance of a Jewish state in the ancestral homeland known as the Holy Land. Unlike Islamism, Zionism does not call for terrorist attacks nor world domination. Get your facts straight.

    • Ghostwriter

      JAMAL,get a life and a clue. THESE people who do these things ARE MUSLIMS!!!! Get it through your thick skull!!

  • Abe

    " For while Cameron, Livingstone, and company were responding to the Woolwich killing by defending Islam, feigning perplexity, and/or dismissing the idea that this murder had any larger significance, EDL leader Tommy Robinson was speaking the plain and simple truth, accusing the country’s leaders of being “scared to say the word Muslim” and flatly rejecting the fatuous falsehoods about Islam that are proferred in Britain’s classrooms and endlessly reiterated in its media. Said Robinson on Tuesday: “Our next generation are being taught through schools that Islam is a religion of peace. It’s not. It never has been. What you saw today is Islam.” "

    Cameron looked as if he was about to add " therefore I have embraced Islam '' when he stated that Islam was a religion of peace.

  • K Stowe

    This is always my favorite quote to someone who pulls that “all cultures are equal” crap. “You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a women alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom, and then we will follow ours.”

    General Sir Charles Napier – concerning the practice of “suttee” – the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "General Sir Charles Napier – concerning the practice of "suttee" – the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands."

      There's your "colonial oppression" they whine about too. What? We can't act like barbarians?

  • dannyjeffrey44

    “not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life” but “also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.”, Such words cannot come from a national leader; a traitor, perhaps, but a leader no. Prime Moron Cameron is guilty of betraying his people and he is like so many other leaders of the west. They have sold us out for thirty pieces of silver. All stand in denial of Jihad and allow terrorism to spread. Many tell us that they are afraid to act. I cannot agree with that. The problem, I will grant you, is dangerous and getting more so by the day, but they were aware of the problem before it reached this point. They endorse the spread of Sharia because they gain from it as their people die.

    • Alvaro

      "[…]Muslim communities who give so much to our country."

      He means employment for social workers and prison guards.

      • dannyjeffrey44


  • andres636

    Logic is euphemistically try to minimize what is really ignorant religion Islam like all religions, and the same with the UK and U.S. politics brain washing with human rights and democracy, all as a whole is a farce pressing power few others under the yoke of violence as instrument of terminating their goal.

  • smith

    Yes you politically correct so called "conservatives", Islam, like the proverbial camel got it's nose under the tent. Now, it's a breeding game. Who can reproduce the fastest,

    The German's in WWII never accomplished as much devastation as the socialists and their Moslem shock troops in perverting England into the cesspool it is now.

    That "Dead Isle" is finished, and there will be no Isabella and Ferdinand I can see in the future to expel the scu-m the dirty bast-ards in nice suits and skirts purposefully imported in with the intention of shagging the former colonizers of the world out.

    How could this be?

    I guess it is true that the world is destined to be ruled by inferior animals professing the will of God which includes slaughter of human beings caught under their power. But when they are a minority, they ball up on the floor like cowards whenever anyone challenges their obvious intentions to kill, rape, slaughter or force upon as a slave, their supremacist insanity, all in the name of the almighty.

    They are pathetic and shameless and dangerous and at the same time cunning and persuasive, like the devil himself who clearly empowers them.

    God allows this?

    • Drakken

      There might not be a Isabella or a Ferdinand or even a Churchill for that matter, but what you(we) do have is our western spirit, where nothing is impossible, defeat is a dirty word, surrender is not in our vocabulary, pure anuadultered will to make sure that ours survive over theirs is an iron will. It takebut one man to stand up and say, ENOUGH is ENOUGH and BY God ! I Will Not stand by and do nothing while evil rears its ugly head. Where do you stand??????

    • Omar

      England is not a country. England is one of the United Kingdom's four internal divisions. The United Kingdom (or Britain) is a country. Calling the UK "England" is offensive to the people living in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (the other three internal divisions of the UK).

  • Cameron

    This was an isolated incident. The lone wolf syndrone that my good pal obama allways speaks of. The thing that should worry all us brits is the response. We are britian. Civilized and great, so we will do what we shuld do, and thats absolutely nothing. Lets just take a 'time out' and thank that good muslim for praying from the koran over the body of the 'unlucky' dead british soldier/father. Oh and my advice is to cower like little fairies and keep in line. Remember, you could be honored with this islamic priviledge next ;) Strength through death.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      LOVE IT! I laughed out loud! Where are you from?