This time the attacker was apparently a White guy, in other words an actual Englishman, and the victims were Muslims leaving midnight prayers. That of course changes everything! The outrage meter is going off the charts!
Normally when someone with a Muslim name blows himself and others up while yelling "Allahu akbar!" or runs people over and then stabs them while shouting "This is for Allah!", we have absolutely no idea what motivated him. None. It is a mystery. Perhaps it was climate change or a lack of a jobs program or insufficient welfare payments. No matter what, we mustn't jump to conclusions and anyone who does is either scolded publicly, even if they are the President of the United States, or they are in trouble with the law (Tommy Robinson). Less than twelve hours after the attack at Finsbury Park? Oh we know what the motivation was and it was definitely terrorism. According to the police statement:
“No matter what the motivation proves to be, and we are keeping an open mind, this is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating.”No matter what! I guess as a rebellious colonial subject I don't understand the Queen's English all that well because when you say you are keeping an open mind but have already come to a conclusion, "no matter what", that sounds contradictory.
Of course the outrage from Muslims, who suddenly are getting a taste of the cultural enrichment they spread all over the West, is off the charts. The mayor of London, Muslim Sadiq Khan, said:
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to serve in that position, said extra police would be deployed. He called the incident a "horrific terrorist attack."That seems confusing...I tweeted my concern earlier today...
@SadiqKhan Whites get run over: "part and parcel". Muslims get run over: "horrific terrorist attack". #FinsburyPark— El'geherg (@Elgeherg) June 19, 2017
Didn't Mayor Khan say that terrorism was just part and parcel of living in a large city? I guess I don't understand the subtle nuances of big city politics.
When a Muslim kills non-Muslims in the name of Allah, we have to be careful and tolerant. We should hashtag the crap out of the incident and bring stuffed animals, candles and flowers to where people were butchered in the latest attack on the west, a series of attacks by Islam on the West for something like 1500 years. The police should be deployed to keep anyone from making an intemperate statement. Above all we should go about our lives as usual, otherwise the terrorists win! When an apparent non-Muslim attacks Muslims? Everything is on the table.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said in a statement: “We should make clear that if this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism.
“The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence.
“Rampant Islamaphobia [sic] has been on the rise for a number of years and those on the far right have perpetuated hatred against Muslims. They should be called out for their hatred.
“The days ahead will be difficult, but with unity and tolerance we will prevail. We will not allow these far right extremists to divide our diverse communities.
“Enough is enough, my condolences and prayers for all the victims and their families. They are in my prayers.”
Oh, the British Muslim community requires all "decent people" to stand with them. REQUIRES. It is strange that the Muslim Council of Britain blames the "far right" for this attack but never admits Islam is behind every other terrorist attack. This requirement makes clear, if you don't do everything we demand, which no doubt will include cracking down on non-Muslim free speech, you are not a decent person. How would I sleep at night if the Muslim Council of Britain didn't deem me to be a decent person? More response from Muslims...
From Fox News:
A leader of the Muslim Council of Britain called for extra security at mosques in light of the apparent attack. The group's general secretary, Harun Khan, described the incident as a hate crime against Muslims.
"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship," he said. "It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia."
I wonder who will pay for the extra security? Oh that's right, the British people will. It isn't like they have spent untold millions of pounds to respond to and prevent Islamic terror attacks, now they have to pay for "extra security" to protect mosques. Perhaps an armed bodyguard for every Muslim in the U.K. would be reasonable?
The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque said the van crash that hit worshippers was a "cowardly attack" and urged Muslims going to mosques to be vigilant.
Mohammed Kozbar said the Muslim community is "in shock." He complained that the "mainstream media" was unwilling to call the attack a terrorist incident for many hours.
I guess restraint and caution, waiting for the facts to be gathered and the investigation to play out and all of that is only applicable when it is non-Muslims lying dead in the streets of
England. Don't rush to judgment...unless Muslims are the victims! You have to have a serious pair on you and/or a complete lack of self-awareness
to be spouting this stuff off. I have to hand it to them though, it takes a lot to constantly make the aggressor in a war between cultures seem like they are always they victims.
I am not making light of this. OK, maybe a little but you can only push a people so far. When week after week, year after year, our news is filled with stories of the latest Muslim terror attack and people see pictures of little girls with their limbs torn from their body in the street, it is going to cause people to snap. It is a remarkable show of restraint that stuff like this doesn't happen more often. It isn't like Muslims are not victims of terror attacks but usually the perpetrators are other Muslims.
What we can expect now is a knee-jerk crackdown from British authorities on "hate speech" and anyone on the "far right", regardless of what the motivations of the driver turn out to be (terrorism, no matter what), that will far exceed their response to multiple Muslim attacks over the course of this year. There is nothing a politician loves more than a good crisis (Rahm, are you listening?) that allows them to further weaken civil liberties.
We can also expect to see more Islamic terror in the days to come. I would be a very surprised if there is not an attack this week, whether pre-planned or as a response to this incident. There are tens of thousands of jihadis in Britain already, plus who knows how many more the authorities are unaware of. Some were no doubt radicalized at the very same mosque that these Muslims were coming out of (which apparently has cleaned up it's act recently). This is exactly the sort of thing that can trigger them and the slaughter will continue.
Traditional European values and Middle-Eastern values are simply incompatible and pretending otherwise is what causes these sort of conflicts. These people come with a completely alien worldview. Some may exhibit some signs of assimilation but more often they demand that the culture they have moved into change to accommodate them. The best thing for all concerned is for them to return to nations where their worldview is dominant and acceptable. Europe for Europeans, Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians. In return Western nations should stop meddling in the affairs of the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. Places with "diverse", "multicultural" populations see endless conflict. Places without much diversity, Japan, Switzerland, Iceland, Hungary, Poland, all seem to be relatively conflict free. People simply do better around their own people.