Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Let's call a spade a spade

Gordon Brown has passed his first test as Prime Minister, displaying statesmanship in his handling of the bombing attacks.

Unfortunately, he has failed the second test, in that he and his government have refused to use the world "Islam" or "Islamists" when describing the terrorists. In doing so, they are understating the threat facing the Muslim and wider community.

These terrorists are more than mere "criminals". The attempted bombings carried out last weekend were not isolated acts, but part of a concerted campaign by people following an "Islamist" ideology, one that believes in destroying the decadent West and replacing it with an Islamic caliphate.

Right now, Muslim communities both in Britain and across the world are being hijacked by this poisonous ideology. By refusing to use the word "Islam" or "Islamists", we are also refusing to confront the threat facing both their community and ultimately the wider community. There have only been a few brave politicians willing to address this fact.

The Doctor's Plot

In the Soviet Union, the so called Doctor's Plot was nothing more than an anti-semitic plot hatched up by Stalin.

Unfortunately, this Doctor's Plot looks like it's for real, but for many, it's all proving too much to take in. How, they reason, can such caring people also be mass-murderers? It just goes to show how delusional many in the west are. Have we forgotten the Balkan wars of the 1990's, and the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, a Psychiatrist, a man who wrote poetry and childrens books, a man who is under indictment for war crimes against Bosnian Muslims?

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Suicide bombers always seem to be such nice people

Serial killers always turn out to be those nice, quiet, unassuming people who live next door. Once unmasked, the reaction from their neighbours is is one of shock and surprise:

"He seemed like such a nice man, he always used to help me bring my shopping in etc.. ", is a typical reaction.

And it's the same with suicide bombers, except that it's the parents who appear to be taken by surprise. ‘My son is innocent, his only aim is to be a doctor’, was the reaction of the Father of one of the alleged bombers. It seems that the parents of terrorists lead such sheltered lives, they have no idea of what their children are up to.

It's the flip side of what parents in the west experience, who think their children are keeping out of trouble, when they're really out partying and taking drugs.

In the West, teenage rebellion is about getting stoned, and sleeping with your friends, but amongst the Islamists, it has a far more
sinister and violent connotation.

Sorry Jack Straw, "these things DON'T happen"

When Jack Straw was interviewed about the bomb attacks on London, his response was "these things happen". His reaction is typical of much of Britain's establishment, unwilling to face the reality that is staring them in the face.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Why are drug dealers considered to be "non-violent"

As a consequence of prison overcrowding, the government has had to release over 1,000 prisoners early. We were assured that only "non-violent" prisoners were being considered for release. Apparently this also includes drug dealers.

Since when have drug dealers been considered "non-violent"? They sell lethal drugs to the poorest and most vulnerable members of our community, including children, and destroy lives in the process. Will the government also be releasing those who possess child pornography? After all, many of these are also "non-violent" criminals.

A voice of reason in the Muslim community

It was heartening to read a piece by Hassan Butt in the Observer. An ex-member of Al-Mahajiroun, he is under no illusion as to what the bombers are aiming for.

The same cannot be said of the delusional Ken Livingstone who continues to obsess that this is all about Iraq.

The Tories had better start planning for 2013

Miraculously, the Jihadists have failed on this occasion to kill anyone. All three bombs have turned out to be amateurish. But they have succeeded in one thing, and that is in proving the statesmanship of our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. David Cameron looks lightweight in comparison.

The Tories great hope was that Gordon Brown would move the Labour party to the left, whilst the Tories would occupy the centre ground that Labour abandoned. In fact so far, the opposite has happened. The Tories continue to move to the left, whilst Labour continue to occupy the centre ground.

It's been apparent for some time now that the Tories have been too obsessed with their image whilst making little effort to come up with any credible policies. Meanwhile, Gordon Brown has shown little sign of any leftward lurch, and continues to talk about "Britishness" and about giving people choice in the public services.

Whilst David Cameron is terrified that people might think his party is "nasty" or "right wing", Gordon Brown has no such fear and will no doubt continue hijacking the policies the Tories have abandoned.

The way things are going, the Tories can forget about winning the next election. Maybe they should start focusing on 2013.