Jihad-coming to your town next...
Here is the pertinent information that we will not hear from our dear leaders in the US. This should be the wake-up call (as if 7-7 wasn't) that jihad is here, it is real and it is deadly, but instead we get people like Cameron and Johnson, PM and mayor respectively telling us that Islam was not to blame. Despite the jihadist quoting the Qur'an as justification, both men refuse to see the writing on the wall...in the blood of innocents.
Read the article on Cameron in the Independent here, and the article on Johnson in the Metro here. What is so striking is a total lack of perspective and a refusal to believe what is said. The jihadist says he is killing the infidel because the Qur'an says so. What more do supposedly thinking people need? I have friends with whom I regularly discuss Islam and the Middle East, and for the most part they too will not believe that this kind of carnage has anything to do with Islam, except to say that it is one person who just misunderstands, or misinterprets their religion and we shouldn't be concerned. After all, they say Christians are just as blood-thirsty and besides, just look at the crusades. Makes me want to slap my forehead and sigh loudly.
Jihadist Anjem Choudary has been one of the loudest Islamic voices in England, his group Islam4UK was banned by the government a few years ago, and he has consistently called for the implementation of the sharia law, the killing of soldiers and the death to non-Muslims. Now we have a picture of Choudary at a rally a few years ago, and gues who is standing right behind him? None other that Michael Adebolajo, the man now identified as the jihadist. The Mail Online has an incredible collection of videos and photos, much more in depth coverage than anything we have here. It is also ironic, in a sad kind of way, that Adebolajo had been on MI5 terrorist list for a few years, and was being watched...sort of. How is it that intelligence services seem incapable of actually identifying a jihadist, when the jihadist themselves tell us who they are and what they plan to do? If you are not allowed to speak the enemies name that dares not be spoken, there is zero chance you will be able to figure out how to defeat them, or even identify them for arrest.
Now there are reports of two more being arrested, which brings to mind the question of whether this will be considered a "lone wolf" attack. The number of people involved is irrelevant in that whether one or ten, their motive is to be determined if there is to be an understanding of how this happened. Maybe authorities will be able to get some useful information out of the group, Adebolajo included.
We are in for some interesting times, as the Chinese proverb goes, and I am afraid those in power will continue to lead us down the rabbit hole, ever vigilant for anything that would show their folly for what it really is; a death sentence for the non-Muslim world.