By Arlene Kushner
There are several items of news requiring attention that can, in one respect or another, knock you off balance.
But let us start with this indisputable winner, because it will take the time required to read the rest of my post before you get your breath back.
Most of you probably know that a UK soldier, not in uniform, was killed yesterday on the street in broad daylight by two Islamic terrorists — both of whom are believed to be native British, and at least one reportedly a convert to Islam — who then proceeded to behead him with a meat cleaver, while calling “Allahu akbar.” Eye witnesses described the victim as having been hacked “like a piece of meat.” The terrorists were shot by police, taken to a hospital, and then arrested.
Many of the sites I pulled up when searching for data on this referred to a “likely terrorist event,” or “whatappears to be terrorism.” So tentative, so cautious.
A British security officer said it seemed to be “ideologically motivated.”
Today, British Prime Minister David Cameron said (emphasis added):
“This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country…”
Now it strikes me that Cameron is just a tad afraid of guys like this. He did allude to “terrorism,” but then he quickly disassociated what happened from Islam.
Well…let me tell you what one of the attackers said (emphasis added):
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. Your people will never be safe. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.
“We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth…You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you. Do you think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start busting our guns? Do you think your politicians are going to die?
“No, it’s going to be the average guy like you, and your children. So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so we, so you can all live in peace.”
These terrorists, reports indicate, speak with a London accent. But they are of Nigerian heritage. The “us” is Muslims in Nigeria. What is clear here is the threat. The threat against the British people generally and against Cameron and the British government specifically.
So lets jump to a report …read more