I have a friend, Shila, who always manages to find herself in relationships
with men who "drink a little too much" or are always coming
up a day late or a dollar short. Yet, despite my telling her that
you cannot make a silk purse from a sow's ear, she finds the silver
lining in their lack of character.
The reason I mention this now folks, is that England has always
had such a welcoming attitude to her Muslim immigrants too. In fact,
they had such a warm, huggy relationship with "the immigrants"
that everyone thought Britain was immune from Islamist violence,
because of its more than acceptable behaviour toward Muslims who
live within her borders. In fact, long before the recent horror
of the bombings, Britain had allowed itself to become a breeding
ground for hate.
London, especially, embraced these migrants from the Arab world.
They believed in the Islamic "Covenant of Security", a
Koranic notion that it is wrong for a Muslim, who receives the protection
of a host country, to kill the inhabitants of that country. From
their experiences, Israel, Lebanon, and a host of other countries
could tell them differently.
None of this seems to have had the desired effect on the British
who, in their willingness to offer asylum, have helped raise money
and even recruit supporters from amongst the disaffected Muslim
youth, enabling them to go off and fight in other places.
Muslims make up 9% of the city's population and the attacks occurred
near districts where they are concentrated. Now, these same "peaceful
Muslims" living in Britain are concerned that the recent "incident"
just might upset the delicate balancing act they have been performing
all these years. I hope it turns out to be a wake-up call; that
roaches must be exterminated and not embraced. As of this writing,
there has been little public discussion on the need to alter Government
foreign or domestic policy and take stronger measures to do anything
to change the situation.
In fact, what has Egypt done in response to the death of their
high official recently? Maybe they are waiting for the geniuses
who live in Hollywood to come out with their solutions, such as
Richard Gere, who was quoted as saying about the terrorist. "If
you can think of the terrorists as a relative who's dangerously
sick, and we have to give them medicine and the medicine is love
and compassion. There is nothing better." Later he continues
about the "negative Karma". Lord, save me from the politically
correct who cannot call a roach a roach.
Which brings me to another interesting observation from that long-time
bastion of Anti-Semitism, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
the world famous media giant, whose reporters never met a killer
terrorist in Israel . All they ever encountered were "activists",
"freedom fighters" or that colourful word, "militants".
So it was with delight that I notice they have changed their long-time
stance, after the horrors these vermin caused the good people of
London, and told it like it was.
Throughout the day, the BBC actually used phrases like "Terror
security is stepped up" and "Rail travel hit by terror
attacks." In fact, when it hit home, these English media outlets,
who previously had never met an Arab, especially a "Palestinian",
they could not hug, have actually brought themselves to call the
deadly attacks against their very own civilians TERRORISM!
Golly, now that they have seen the damage that their good Muslim
neighbours have done, on their front porches, do you think that
in the future, they might have a change of heart? I wonder what
happens if the security fence in Israel, that they have been clamouring
to have torn down, isn't able to stop Palestinian Islamic terrorist
and, once again, we see the horror of Israeli lives being taken
and limbs torn from bodies by this 9th century mentality. Will they
revert to their old labelling of Palestinians who do such things
as "freedom fighters" and "militants"?
I can recall an incident in 2001, involving the slaughter of 26
Israelis in Jerusalem and Haifa. When reporting on this Palestinian
atrocity the BBC COULD NOT use the word "terror" or even
describe the horror in their account BUT they managed to insert
the word, "terror" in a headline describing retaliatory
Israeli raids in Gaza!
I wonder, now that terror has set up shop on their front porch
if, in their efforts to remain objective, they will continue to
describe the barbaric creatures who do these things as "perpetrator",
"bomber", "attacker", "gunman", "kidnapper",
"insurgent" or that old time favourite, "militant
activist", who must be understood.
I think the large Muslim population in England might just be getting
a little apprehensive about now, as to what the response of their
former benefactors might be. London resident Adel Ali, the son of
a retired Kuwaiti general, was quoted as saying, "We are worried
about the people, who have lost their families, that they will see
all Arabs as a terrorist group." Well, duh, how could that
Maybe, instead of being worried, this might be an opportune time
for just a few of the millions of Arabs who are living there, to
organize a Muslim "Million Man March". They can do it.
We have, after all, become used to seeing them raging through the
streets in their masks, fists upraised, urging Jihad. Only this
time, wouldn't it be lovely to see them speaking out regarding how
they DO want to be seen: how they reject being represented this
Yeah, marching through the streets of London giving support to
those they killed and carrying signs, saying, "This is not
the dysfunctional way we want you to see us" or "People
who behead other people are 7th century... we don't agree."
Anyway, you get the idea. And, you know something? I will make a
bet that it's never going to happen. Because, this is exactly how
they want to be seen. Moreover, this is exactly what this "peaceful
culture" of 1.3 billion people has become.
Doesn't matter anyway. We never seem to learn. For the moment,
everyone is outraged over the latest actions and everyone wants
to run out and stop them. Yet, when it comes to Israel, it's always
a double standard. That illustrious Group of Eight Industrial Nations,
knowing full well that the money they designate will probably go
to rearming the PLO thugs, have voted to give a collective $9.Billion
dollars to the Palestinian Authority over three years. It didn't
even occur to them to go to Shua Arafat's private vaults and collect
any of the 8-11 BILLION dollars that she stashed away. Americans,
don't you feel better knowing how your tax dollars are being spent?
Maybe the fine people of Britain might want to face their recent
wake-up call and analyse the results of their encouraging the Islamic
radicals who have found a haven in London - Instead of coddling
terrorists such as Saad Faqih. This man, the head of the London-based
Saudi opposition group "Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia",
who anywhere else would be jailed, lives happily in London and has
a thriving radio show. They might consider jailing them. You can't
serve as a catalyst and welcoming mat for the likes of Al Qaeda
and not have to pay for it somewhere down the line. Maybe someone
ought to remind them of the Aesop's tale about the scorpion who
wanted to cross over the river. He promised a gullible fellow traveller,
a frog I think it was, that he would never bite him if he helped
him cross over.. yet, when they reached the other side, he bit his
benefactor and killed him. Before dying, the good frog said, "Why
did you do that? I saved your life." The scorpion looked at
him and said, "I'm a scorpion. That's what I do!"
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