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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

British to blame for London bombs

I've been away for a blissful couple of days in provincial France and I come back to this.

Not much surprise to hear the far left and islamofascists playing this tune, but what of sane, moderate opinion? What, for example does Sayeeda Warsi, the muslim vice-chair of the Conservative party, think? Oh dear.

"We must start engaging with, not agreeing with, the radical groups who we have said in the past are complete nutters," she said.

Only if it makes them easier to kill.

"We need to bring these groups into the fold of the democratic process. As long as we exclude them and don't hear them out, we will allow them to continue their hate.

Sayeeda, it is clear from what you say that you do not understand these people at all: they have no interest in the "democratic process". They want sharia law.

"It may not achieve results immediately, but it may stop the immediate violence."

If this becomes anything like Conservative policy, I, for one, shall be tearing up my membership card.

The establishment has no consistent response to islamic extremism, though, for heaven's sake, they've had long enough to work one out. As Rod Liddle points out in this week's Spectator, they continue to treat us as fools. I like this anecdote:

...incessant eulogies to the indefatigable London Spirit are not, by themselves, necessarily harmful. Inaccurate and stupid, perhaps, but they may just serve to give comfort and succour to those few of us not directly involved who have been, for one reason or another, truly traumatised. For the rest of us, we’re left with a vague sense of irritation and the suspicion that we are taken for fools who can be cheerfully patronised. This suspicion manifested itself shortly after the first bombs detonated on the Underground and the authorities informed us, on the radio and television, that the trouble had come from a ‘power surge’. ‘They’re having a laugh,’ my minicab driver said as we made our way across a deserted Waterloo Bridge at ten o’clock in the morning, the drizzle slowly falling over the city, police helicopters buzzing hither and thither. ‘It’s them fuckin’ Mozzies again, innit?’ Yes, of course — or three or four of them, at least.

At least we can still count on London cabbies for good sense.


At 21 July 2005 at 20:57, Blogger Jorgen said...

Amazing! Appeasing them as she suggests is the exact mistake Blair keep on making and which has resulted in the UK becoming a terrorist refuge. The problem is not the "radicals", but the "fundamentalists".


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