But what could the defenseless British citizens do? Long stripped of their gun rights, they could only stand by as the demonic jihadists committed their grisly deed. And forget about counting on their government; the powers that be neither have the inclination to stop the progression of terrorism, nor allow the citizens to defend themselves. Indeed, Prime Minister David Cameron adopted the political speak that is being resonated around the world, stating that the murder was “not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life”, but “also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.”
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Didn't make sense? I think the cleaver-wielding attacker explained his actions quite well .... He wants to start a war in London! And never mind that the jihadist claimed to be acting on behalf of "all Muslims". What's so hard for the Elite of London politics to understand about that statement?
Instead of facing the reality of what they are dealing with, they insisted that the public "remain calm". I don't know about you, but if there is a beheading committed in the vicinity of where I live, I would like to see a little more than appeasement and pacification from my government. But alas, the poor British citizenry have allowed themselves to be suckered into a defenseless position. They have no weapons with which to defend themselves, and a growing population of extremist Muslims. Instead of addressing the problem, the British government chooses to placate the Muslim community, while attacking the English Defense League (EDL), which is a human rights organization that was founded in the wake of shocking actions of a small group of Muslim extremists.
According to FrontPageMag.com, the lesson from this beheading is quite simple and clear: "With very few exceptions, the British elite are terrified to call jihad by its rightful name. It would rather condemn the English Defence League for the thousandth time than choke out even the most muted, gracefully nuanced acknowledgment that there might, in fact, be something of a causal connection between the instructions to the faithful spelled out in the Koran and the actions carried out in Woolwich, London last Tuesday afternoon. Yet it’s precisely that elite’s dishonest, irresponsible, lily-livered response to abominable transgressions like this one that is driving more and more people into the arms of the EDL. For while Prime Minister Cameron and company were responding to the Woolwich killing by defending Islam, feigning perplexity, and/or dismissing the idea that this murder had any larger significance, EDL leader Tommy Robinson was speaking the plain and simple truth, accusing the country’s leaders of being “scared to say the word Muslim” and flatly rejecting the fatuous falsehoods about Islam that are proferred in Britain’s classrooms and endlessly reiterated in its media. Said Robinson on Tuesday: “Our next generation are being taught through schools that Islam is a religion of peace. It’s not. It never has been. What you saw today is Islam.”
I applaud Tommy Robinson for speaking boldly while wondering, at the same time, if we, here in the States, are not headed down the exact same path. Are we letting the extremists in our country become emboldened by our fears of offending someone? Did we not learn anything from the Boston Marathon bombing?
We must be careful not to condemn indiscriminately, yet we must have the courage to identify the threat when it is revealed. And I think we can agree the threat in London was made boldly and effectively; leaving no room for doubt as to the intentions or ideology behind the murder. I have no trouble interpreting the meaning behind "Allah Akbar" and a severed head. Do you? It's my hope that we, in the United States, won't have to learn the same lesson that the innocent Londoners witnessed last week. God, please protect us!
Proverbs 25:26 "Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked."