If You're A Muslim - It's Your Problem Too
Face up to your problem, Muslims told...
London's most influential former police chief has rounded on Britain's Muslims, blaming them for the terrorist networks in the country. "When will the Muslim community in this country accept an absolute, undeniable, total truth: that Islamic terrorism is their problem?" wrote John Stevens, former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
In an inflammatory opinion column, he called on Muslims to "stop the denial, endless fudging and constant wailing that somehow it is everyone else's problem and, if Islamic terrorism exists at all, they are somehow the main victims".
Some people may think that John Steven's words are inflamitory. I tend to think that it is much less inflamitory than a jet airliner filled with several hundred people bursting into flames all in the name of jihad.
I would love for some brave American politician or public figure to have the courage to reiterate this speech.
The British have finally even realized airports need to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.
And what group of passengers might that be?
The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.
Millions of Muslims immigrated to Western democracies to escape the limitations of their homelands. When will Muslims thank the democracies who welcomed them by demonstating against criminal terrorist groups like Hezbollah, Hamas, Al-Qaeda & cohorts?
Muslims have had five years since 9/11 to show us their sincerity about not supporting terrorism, about being on the side of civilization and about abhorring the “extremist minority” who have “hijacked” your “peaceful” religion.
At last count, they have done absolutely nothing.
What he have heard from Muslims is a steady stream of incitement, encouragement and support of terrorism coming out of their mosques, hysterical outrage about an ever non-existent “backlash” whenever their co-religionists decide to slaughter more innocents, street theater with toddlers shouting “We are all Hezbollah” and smug assurance that the “weak infidels” will never see through your little game of “Jihad on the sly.”
The argument that terrorism is a response to Western actions overseas is and has always been a lie.
The first Islamist terrorist plot against New York's World Trade Centre was carried out on 26 February 1993 with a car bomb under one of the twin towers. It killed six people but failed in its aim of bringing the whole building down. To achieve that, another plot was hatched.
American and British and foreign policy was focused not on the Islamic world, but on the unstable transition of former communist countries to democracy. Twice during the Nineties, Nato launched military interventions in the Balkans, both aimed at protecting Muslim populations in Bosnia and Kosovo. What Middle East policy there was focused on diplomatic efforts to negotiate lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
America and Britain spent a long time trying to prevent conflicts or to resolve them. At worst, as shamefully in Rwanda, they simply ignored them. They were transparently not running a conspiracy to trample the Muslim faithful underfoot. There has never been an overt Western war against Islam.
Regardless the West and Israel have constantly had problems with Muslims extremists and the so called protectors of Islam.
Muslims can not face up to their problems, and now they have become everyone's problem.
Muslim terrorism isn't going away. We need to consider everything in our battle to defeat it. But that's the responsibility of all.
Not least the community where, sadly for them, it is festering.