I’m not going to pussyfoot around this subject, but although most Muslims are not terrorists, most terrorists, in this day and age, are most definitely Muslim. Trying to deny that only makes matters worse. It makes it seem as though those mostly non-terrorist Muslims have sympathy for the mostly Muslim terrorists, if you get my drift, which I know (or at least hope) is not the case.
But when the Muslim police force in the U.K. are openly against the countries anti-terrorist efforts, one begins to wonder.
The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) claimed that ministers were wrong to blame Islam for being the “driver” behind recent terrorist attacks.
Far-Right extremists were a more dangerous threat to national security, it said.
I would agree that far right extremism is a danger, in any country, but not as dangerous, by far, as Islamic extremism. Name one terrorist attack in the past year perpetrated by far-right extremists and I’ll buy you a cup of tea. On the other hand, there have been 33 jihad attacks alone during the week of January 9 through 15, 2010.
And England has become a major breeding ground for home-grown jihadis. The Detroit, Christmas Eve bomber studied in London, and during the past 8 years over 200 people have been convicted as terrorists. Radical preachers, like Anjem Choudary, are a dime a dozen and even teach in the British Universities.
The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that American intelligence agencies believed that Britain had the greatest number of Islamic extremists of any Western country.
Even though some of the anti-terrorist policies are simply efforts to stop radicalization through encouragement and sponsorship of moderate Muslim community groups, many including the police see these efforts as racist.
The association warned there were “echoes” of the racism of the 1970s and 1980s which led to inner city riots. “We appear to have ignored the lessons learnt from these dark days,” the officers said.
..claimed the policies had led to “hatred against Muslims” which “has grown to a level that defies all logic and is an affront to British values”.
Perhaps if the British Muslims made more of an effort to self-police themselves and their burgeoning extremist element, there would be no need to create government sponsored activities to do it for them. If there were no extremists like Choudary preaching that England will become a shariah state, Brits would not feel their British values were at stake, and there would be no backlash, so to speak, against Muslims. And to claim that the terrorist attacks had nothing to do with Islam is ludicrous. Those terrorists do everything in the name of their religion, whether other Muslims condone it or not.
Research by “those convicted of terrorism acts shows Islam was not, and is not, a real driver but all our strategy seem to focus on is this un-evidenced view of Islam being the driver,” they said. The Government said that confronting Islamic terrorism was one of the key priorities of the anti-radicalisation strategy. Last night, the Foreign Office admitted that funding for counter-terrorism policies in Pakistan had been cut.
If not Islam what drives them? They want to establish a global caliphate with shariah as the governing law. Is that not Islam? Maybe not the Islam most people practice, but it is Islam nonetheless.
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck….. as the saying goes.