Stan Says: In carrying out this attack Ali Harbi Ali was acting in pursuit of his extreme ideology, an ideology he held for years and that ‘ Woke’ Agencies and Security Services somehow failed to tackle!
He believed that in killing a member of parliament and devout Christian he was performing an act of religious jihad.
The discussion about the horrific slaying of Tory MP Sir David Amess should change radically. The police’s decision to treat his murder as a terrorist incident, with an Islamic motivation, is likely to shake up how the media elites in particular talk about it.
Out will go any implacable political anger and the insistence that we search for the cultural and intellectual influences behind this barbaric act. In their place we’ll see demands to remain calm. “Don’t feel too much fury,” we’ll be told. don’t extrapolate. “Don’t blame it on any one faith or ideology.” “Don’t be Islamophobic.”
The liberal media will likely stop stirring up any passionate feeling about this heinous crime, and instead seek to suppress such emotion.
It’s always the way when an act of Islamic terror takes place.
‘Don’t look back in anger’ becomes the rallying cry. From the Manchester Arena bombing to the slaughter in London Bridge, where Islamic outrage are always followed by a media demand that we don’t politicise them, don’t make them into focal points for national fury or feeling.
Feel grief, of course. Lay a flower, sign a book of condolence, post a sad tweet, or issue a platitude. ‘We mustn’t let the terrorists divide us.’ Just don’t dwell on it for too long on the frequency of such acts – scores of Brits have been killed by the radical Islamic culture over the past five years – and, whatever you do, don’t ask awkward questions about what this violence might say about the divisions and tensions in 21st-century British society!
In the haze of the terroristic aftermath, we witness not the promotion of strong political feeling, but the policing of it. It seems likely something similar will happen following the Amess atrocity.
The Metropolitan Police have formally declared the murder of Amess a terrorist incident. They believe the stabbing to death of the 69-year-old Tory backbencher at a surgery with constituents in a church in Leigh-on-Sea yesterday had a ‘potential motivation linked to Islamic extremism’. The Guardian is reporting that the name of the suspect – a 25-year-old Briton with Somali heritage – matches the name of someone referred to Prevent, the government programme that keeps a check on those showing signs of radicalisation. Of course it remains to be seen just what the motivation was, and exactly what the suspect was thinking when he allegedly planned this terrible attack. Yet already there is likely to be a tangible shift in how this attack is understood and talked about. It’s likely to be treated, not as a symptom of some deeper social rot, or as a manifestation of a broader ideology we should all be concerned about, but rather as a tragic, almost inexplicable event, like a natural disaster.
To see how this overt depoliticisation of Islamic attacks works, just think about the stark difference in the way various violent acts have been discussed and memorialised in Britain in recent years. So when a young white man – pathetic incel Jake Davison – murdered five people in Plymouth in August, it was instantly transformed by the chattering classes into an act of terror that confirmed the poisonous nature of ‘toxic masculinity’ and the problematic role of white men in contemporary society. Yet when a radical stabbed to death three gay men in a park in Reading just over a year earlier – in June 2020 – no such extrapolations were made. No furious political discussion took place. That awful act was seen as symbolic of nothing.
Maybe the killer was mad? Soon, the Islamic terror amnesia industry kicked in, in which the shushing of discussion about Islamic attacks becomes so intense that people actually forget they took place, and now I reckon many Brits would struggle to recall the monstrous event that took place in Reading that day.
Or consider the speed and intensity with which the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by an extremist right-winger came to be viewed as a violent expression of deep, dark social trends. Especially in relation to Brexit. Her killing was ruthlessly politicised, to the cynical end of political extrapolation, to the cause of demonising Brexit. This contrasts staggeringly with the liberal elite’s response to the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, and the Islamic rampage in London Bridge in the same year, the stabbing in Fishmongers’ Hall in 2019, and to the Reading stabbing in 2020.
Those acts were memorialised, yes – briefly. But they were never politicised. Indeed, those who tried to politicise them, and to organise public expressions of anger about them, were written off as racist and Islamophobic.
The left is often at the forefront of efforts to deflate anger about Islamic terrorism and to encourage political amnesia towards these terrible acts.
This is why leftists in the UK still talk about the murder in Charlottesville in 2017, where one left-wing woman was mown down by a car being driven by a far-right extremist, but say nothing about the killing of 13 people in Barcelona in the same week by an Islamic terrorist using a van as a weapon.
The rule seems to be: acts of terrorism carried out by extreme right-wingers and white men must be remembered and protested about; acts of terrorism, by people from a Muslim background, must be moved on from as swiftly as possible. ‘Don’t look back in anger.’
We cannot allow this to happen with the murder of Sir David Amess MP.
We cannot allow the specific problem of radical Islam to be generalised into a broader problem of the ‘public’ threat to MPs, as if all of us are somehow dangerous.
It has now transpired that this killing was an act of terrorism with an Islamic motivation, then we need to have the targeted, focused discussion that is so often discouraged and even demonised in the aftermath of Islamic attacks.
Islamic terrorism is a serious problem.
It tells us something about the divides and grievances nurtured by the ideology of multiculturalism.
It has claimed the lives of far more Brits in recent years than any other kind of violent political ideology. It’s not ‘Islamophobic’ to say this.
The truth must never be criminalised. The question is who is the enemy and how many more of them are there?
Voice of Wales
Well said, my feelings also, when are we going to have a sensible discussion about the dangers of Islam
It is as though the UK population has been subjected to the madness of a medieval overlord who decides to keep the drawbridge down (abandoned sea borders) and the portcullis permanently open (abandoned immigration policy) despite us all knowing that there are enemies out there who would do us harm.
When the hordes flood in the elites and their servants fear nothing. They live securely & safely in the castle keep.
You forgot about the little blond girl that was beheaded on her way to the park on mother day in front of her mothers eyes !
Thank you for putting my views and feelings into words, I do voice my opinion and those that hear or see it, agree with the same sentiments, but more are fearful of showing their opinions or writing them down, fear of retribution, or being labelled and targeted. If I am labelled any sort of phobic for my opinions, then so be it, and those that see it as such, it’s not my problem, it’s theirs.
Another hoffic death carried out by a member of a Supremacist death cult, obsessed with their duty to set up a global caliphate.
But how do our Politicians react to the threat from the continuing jihad?… they decide to spend millions of taxpayers money on strengthening their own security…bugga the threat to the public!
Hundreds of innocent members of the public have been killed or maimed in the UK by the Supremacists following rules set out in the Koran. But our Politicians still allow thousands to enter the UK through our porous borders, there will be many more jihadists amongst the new arrivals looking to carry out further attacks, and will receive support from their communities in the UK. Our security services inform us there are already thousands of jihadists in the UK on their watch lists, but they don’t have the resources to monitor them.
But our Politicians don’t seem to care a toss about the public, as long as they have their extra police guards they are ok…bugga us plebs😡😡😡