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Yet More Terrorism, This Time in London

Mar 23, 2017

A day does not go by when another terror attack does not take place. This time we had a terrorist ploughing through a crowd of people in London. So far five are dead and 40 injured. The attacker drove a car through the crowds, and was armed with two knives as he raced along Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament.

london terror 4One policeman is among those killed, and the attacker has been shot dead by police. One British news item describes the attack this way:

A witness of the Westminster attack has described the terror as she saw a knifeman running towards Parliament as three shots were fired in the London attack. Shocked witnesses said they saw bodies lying on the ground on Westminster Bridge near Parliament.
One witness said she saw an Asian man carrying an eight-inch knife heading towards the building. Jayne Wilkinson said: “We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long.
“And then there were three shots fired, and then we crossed the road and looked over. The man was on the floor with blood. He had a lightweight jacket on, dark trousers and a shirt. He was running through those gates, towards Parliament, and the police were chasing him.”

Another write-up offers these bullet points to the attack:

-Police are treating the deadly attack at Westminster as a terror attack.
-Five dead, including the attacker and a London police officer.
-Police officer victim named as 48-year-old father of two PC Keith Palmer
-Attacker ran down numerous pedestrians on Westminster Bridge at around 1.40pm , injuring at least 40, some “catastrophically”.
-The attacker then ran through gates of Palace of Westminster and stabbed the officer. He was then shot dead by police.

As Robert Spencer reminds us, “‘Asian’ is British media Newspeak for ‘Muslim’.” Of interest, back in June, 2013, two leading American anti-jihad writers and speakers, Spencer and Pamela Geller were banned from entering the UK for their views. Since then London now has an Islamic mayor.

There were early reports of the attacker being a Muslim but that has been withdrawn for now, so we still await a final word. But I find it hard to believe that the one doing all this was a Baptist, a Quaker or a Buddhist.

There were some acts of heroism at today’s event:

Within moments of chaos breaking out in London, Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, whose brother was killed in the Bali terror attack, rushed to the aid of a stabbed police officer. Mr Ellwood performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the officer, who later died of his injuries.
A mere 10 metres away was the attacker, who was shot dead by police after scaling the security wall and entering the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Mr Ellwood, who served in the Royal Green Jackets and reached the rank of Captain, used his first-aid training to try to stem the officer’s bleeding.

In another report the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage complained of recent comments made by the Muslim mayor: “Nigel Farage has decried comments made by Sadiq Khan prior to the London terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon. The London Mayor previously claimed terror attacks are ‘part and parcel’ of living in a modern city such as London.”

It may be “part and parcel” but it should not be this way. Just accepting terrorism as a fait accompli without a resolute will to stop it is a recipe for disaster. But having a Muslim mayor may make effective action against terror somewhat less likely, especially when the main source of terrorism today is Islam.

Once again we now have a waiting game. The terrorist is dead and the police are being tight-lipped so far. His identity will hopefully soon enough be realised to the public, including his religious background. If it turns out that this was yet another Islamic terror attack, then it will not be surprising in the least.

After all, since 9/11 there have been 30,496 deadly Islamic jihad attacks. It is everyday business for Islam. And it will only get worse until the West wakes up and starts to face reality.

Update

Now police are saying it was indeed “Islam-related”. Stay tuned for more updates.

linkis.com/www.express.co.uk/ne/VpolO
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/parliament-shooting-terror-attack-at-westminster/news-story/5d56404b159ca1f778a67dcc5005b4ce
www.jihadwatch.org/2017/03/uk-witness-saw-muslim-eith-8-inch-knife-heading-toward-parliament-building
www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/london-attack-heroic-mp-hailed-for-attempts-to-save-officer/8378920
www.thereligionofpeace.com/

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15 Responses to Yet More Terrorism, This Time in London

  • Enough is enough. http://www.therebel.media/breaking_london_under_attack_and_leftists_laughing_at_tommy_robinson

    Of course many are celebrating the attack on social media… yet the left wingers are still concerned about right wing bigots.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4339864/Sick-ISIS-celebrating-blessed-London-attack.html

  • British MPs should immediately SACK the Mayor of London & immediately BAN Islam in the UK – it is a wicked ideology wrapped in religious garb

  • Probably be passed off as another infringement by a Presbyterian Sunday schoolteacher.

  • It is heartbreaking to even read the news anymore. The Jewish people gunned down in France, now this. If it were not for my Bible warning me of the days to come. I guess I would be shocked.
    But what is shocking is the number of people who have Stockholm syndrome, saying we need to be more receptive and understanding toward culture groups, and it will all go away. Can I love the hate out of someone who feels I am their enemy? Oh how I wish I could.

  • Yes the London mayor said it was part and parcel but it was in a longer quote about vigilance and support for police. I won’t be forced to any view by terrorism-yes Isis is evil but so were the acts of terrorism by ‘Christians’ with regard to Ireland- should Christianity be banned? No Mary you can’t love the hate out but you can continue to love.

  • Good grief, more apologists for Islam. Sorry Martin but I am not buying your appalling moral equivalency for a moment – it is morally reckless, theologically vacuous, and intellectually dishonest. There have been over 30,000 deadly Islamic terror attacks since 9/11 alone – not Christian attacks. If anyone kills for their Christian faith, they are denying and distorting the clear teachings of Christ. If anyone kills for their Muslim faith, they are carefully and loyally carrying out the clear teachings and example of Muhammad as found in the Koran, the hadith and the sira. Those who are so utterly and wilfully clueless about the nature of the political ideology of Islam are as much a part of the problem as those carrying out the attacks. But for those who are still open to reality, they can see more detail on all this here:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2008/11/21/jesus-muhammad-and-violence/

    And here:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2010/09/13/violence-in-the-bible-and-the-koran/

    (And your comment should really have been trashed, since you did not abide by my clearly stated commenting rules.)

  • Barbar Hoc, that would only be for starters. Indeed City Hall should be shut down as Margaret Thatcher had done previously.
    Sadiq Khan, the Muslim mayor of London who said that London should accept such attacks as normal, headed up last year’s London Gay Pride [1]
    He blamed the Orlando attack on homophobes ( read right wing, white Christians), but as we all know the mass murderer Omar Mateen was a homosexual Muslim seeking revenge on his own queer friends. [2] At the same time Sadiq Khan installed LGBT pedestrian crossing lights in Trafalgar Square. [3]

    Some months ago I was invited to attend a meeting in the House of Lords, to witness the launch of a Christian book, entitled, “What are we teaching the children?” , edited and produced by Lynda Rose of Voice for Justice (vfguk) [4]

    A lesbian MP, Margot James [5], managed the get the meeting shut down and we were forced hold the meeting at a different venue. Moreover Ms James went further and attempted to get Lynda Rose and vfguk permanenty banned from the Houses of Parliament. [5]

    Clearly, whilst the LGBTs are conducting Jihad inside the establish institutions like Parliament and the BBC, the Mohammedans are creating jihadi terror from without. But they combine in the person of Sadiq Khan and the British people are powerless to stop him.

    With a change of a few words, I repeat the end of Winston Churchill’s Munich Agreement speech given in 1938 which resonants more urgently today than when first delivered in the House of Commons, since the threat against our nation is far greater than that posed by Hitler.

    “I do not grudge our loyal, brave people, who were ready to do their duty no matter what the cost, who never flinched under the strain of the increasing Mohammedan attacks in London but they should know the truth. They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defences; they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies:

    “Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.”

    And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.
    [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=jnEFl1ZsXOo
    [2] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/omar-mateens-gay-lover-says-orlando-attack-was-about-revenge-not-isis-a7095476.html
    [3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=_awouamfEHc
    [4] https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Are-They-Teaching-Children/dp/0957572581
    [5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJZuNjj_1D0
    [6] http://vfjuk.org.uk/uncategorized/the-rise-of-anti-christian-hatred-time-to-make-a-stand/

    David Skinner UK

  • I was a bit late on hearing this news yesterday, having been absorbed in some personal study work at the time the events took place. However, none of it surprised me. The photos of the attacker that I’ve seen don’t leave any room for doubt as to identity, but as usual no-one’s got the guts to say what they think. We have a Prime Minister who positively panders to Muslims at every available opportunity, and who has permitted them to have Sharia Law courts on British soil…she really needs a sound and solid kicking. I suspect far worse will have to happen before the British government actually does something constructive.

  • Martin, you state that “… terrorism-yes Isis is evil but so were the acts of terrorism by ‘Christians’ with regard to Ireland- should Christianity be banned?”
    I doubt that many, if any at all, of the Catholic IRA and Protestant Orange militants were truly Christian – as you put Christians in quotation marks. These thugs did not claim to be real Christians – but ISIS and like-minded Islamist DO claim to be adherents of Islam.
    And we do not hear Buddhists, Baha’is and Hindus, etc, calling for their forms of theocracy to replace the governmental systems of the countries to which they have immigrated.
    Even if it turns out that the man was not Muslim, he may have been inspired by Islamic extremists…there are not a whole lot of role-models out there to copy…

  • As usual, we get statements from the left wingers which are immediately endorsed by Teresa May, to the effect that we must not allow this situation to encourage hatred and division in society. They speak of social cohesion and stability. The subtext is that anyone critical of Islam is going be considered a dangerous extremist. Sadiq Khan must already be considering which part of Buckingham Palace in which to house his children.

    Islam is not a religion of peace. It is consistently in a state of war, mainly with other Muslims. The Equality and Human Rights industry is constantly, dividing and fragmenting society into ever more victim groups. However, LGBTs and Muslims who designated as a special needs group have one aim in mind which is to destroy Christianity, Biblical marriage, family and ultimately the nation. Divide and rule.

    David Skinner UK

  • Opportunity to vote in a twitter poll on this man’s page https://twitter.com/_asank02?lang=en

  • We should be green with envy that we did not say this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0UumPHU0IA

    No wonder Sadiq Khan has already booked the removal van to transport his furniture to Buckingham Palace

    David Skinner UK

  • Saw a second-hand book the other day, which claimed that the post-Cold War future of international politics would be dominated by “clashes between civilisations”. The outrages perpetrated on Westminster Bridge and near the entry to the parliament precinct were certainly just such a clash for the perpetrator.

    Sadly, he found little to inspire him or command his loyalty in the bedraggled leftovers of a British Empire, which, in its best moments, once gave more than lip-service to Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    When our culture encourages every man to do what is right in his own eyes, we may expect conditions no better than those found at the end of the biblical book of Judges to prevail…

  • We often hear the media differentiate between moderate muslims and extremists. Most of the terrorists are muslims; but there are many more muslims who are not terrorists. How can one distinguish? Are the muslims at war with each other? They appear to be in the Middle East. Can anyone explain to me how the mayor of London can be a Muslim, apparently a moderate who supports western values of tolerance and freedom, and the London killer be a muslim as well? Perhaps Bill can direct me to some former articles. Thanks.

  • Thanks Andrew. Short answer: If you ask me, ‘Are there moderate Muslims?’ I will answer yes of course there are. But that is not really the proper question to be asking. The real question to raise here is this: ‘Is Islam moderate or peaceful?’ The answer to that question is a resounding no.

    Taken from this article:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2013/05/27/about-all-those-moderate-muslims/

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