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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Switched off!

One of the many torched churches in Ethiopia - Atlas Shrugs

"Right-wing arson attack? 'EDL' graffiti found after Muswell Hill mosque is burnt down amid fears of Woolwich link.
Right-wing group denies involvement as police investigate potential connection to Woolwich attack."

The finger of suspicion has been pointed and a denial issued which raises the question, Why would anyone want to leave a calling card to take responsibility for their action then deny their guilt?

The EDL had another bad press in the previous edition of The Independent [here] which included this paragraph:

"But extremism is not only reserved for the Muslims. Two days ago I heard an EDL supporter on the radio talking about her hatred for the ideology of Islam. I listened, wanting to understand, and eventually switched it off. How can we reason with people unwilling to look at the bigger picture? The EDL may have convinced themselves they are the fighting for a greater good, but they are no better than the monsters they condemn."

I am no EDL supporter. If they are proven guilty the perpetrators will be rightly punished but they have as much right to lawful protest as the distasteful Muslim protesters we tolerate in the name of free speech. Does that make the EDL "no better than the monsters' they condemn"? The 'ideology of Islam' is responsible for countless terrorist acts around the world. Some of the many atrocities taking place since 1970 are listed here. It is hardly surprising then that "an EDL supporter" should express her hatred of an ideology that justifies such barbarism in the name of religion. So why 'switch off' when this is the big picture? Why not listen to the facts?

Mercifully, armed jihad is not as prevalent in the UK as elsewhere around the world but cultural jihad is becoming commonplace. The cause of the mosque fire has yet to be determined but already we have this from Faith Matters, a group which 'monitors anti-Muslim hatred'. Speaking to The Sun Fiyaz Mughal said: "Bearing in mind this is close to Woolwich, bearing in mind that it houses Islamic activities, bearing in mind that they have found alleged EDL graffiti, there’s a strong likelihood that this could be an anti-Muslim incident. It is very concerning when we know that, online, there is a huge amount of anti-Muslim hate. We know that. When it moves into the physical world, it is extremely concerning."

"How can we reason with people unwilling to look at the bigger picture" ?

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