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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Bombers were muslims!

Astonishing news. Islam may not be the problem, as the worthies in the British islamic community keep telling us, but the correlation between islam and incidents of this sort is rather striking and details like the following are very familiar and, I think, telling:

Friends said Shehzad Tanweer was a keen cricketer and "a good Muslim" and expressed disbelief that he could have been involved in England's worst terrorist attack.

Sounds like the "walking angel" again.

If this is a perversion of islamic teaching, it is up to those communities to root out the evil, and to do that they first have to recognise it. While they continue to see these fanatics as "good muslims" we will be justified in asking whether they are doing enough to prevent terrorist acts.


The Telegraph leader makes a similar point:

It is inconceivable that, as four young men became sufficiently radicalised that they were prepared to immolate themselves and others, no one around them noticed. Someone - in a home, a mosque, a study group - must have had a suspicion of where things might be heading.

I'm not sure that I entirely agree that it is "for reasons which may be quite unconnected with the Islamic faith" that "Muslim communities harbour homicidal individuals who are committed to the destruction of the western way of life", but I'm prepared to go along with a certain amount of what Mark Steyn calls "multiculti pieties" if that is the price to pay to make those communities act to extirpate the poison that they have allowed fester.


The Belmont Club makes the point thus:

Although the public is being asked to oppose any "backlash against the Muslim community" one of the nagging questions will be how people in the 22-year old age range could have created a bomb factory and planned a suicide attack from this "run-down, mixed-race area dotted with red brick terraced houses" without anybody noticing, especially since the bomb factory may have been "near the Leeds Grand Mosque". As a rule, people don't go from being totally innocent and unmotivated persons to being committed suicide bombers armed with high explosives without passing through any intermediate stages.


At 13 July 2005 at 08:45, Blogger Jorgen said...

Not only were they Muslims, they were born and educated in the UK. That young people with such a background are willing to perform such acts, should be very worrying.

Also interesting is that the investigators took a week to find out what DEBKA knew right after the bombing:

At 13 July 2005 at 11:27, Blogger Jorgen said...

I would have thought that it goes without saying that some in the Muslim community - though probably not the parents - will have known about the plans and helped: timers, explosives and whatnot cannot be bought in the local Woolworth. They need space to build the bombs where they cannot possibly be disturbed. Someone must have brainwashed them. etc.

At 13 July 2005 at 12:01, Blogger rexie said...

I'm still optimistic that we are not so brainwashed by PC multi-culturalism that this will all be swept under the carpet. I expect a crackdown on the imams who are brainwashing the muslim youth. Maybe it takes something like this to get the community on side.

At 13 July 2005 at 14:44, Blogger Jorgen said...

You can't compare the Muslims in the UK with the ones in the US.

If crackdown on the imams does happen, it will be through a long court cases. What is needed is a fastlane deportation for such imams like in France (Labour will never go for that) followed by educational activities such as integration of imams into the UK society before they are allowed to preach.


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