(National Sentinel) Terrorism: Great Britain and the rest of Europe have fought destructive wars for centuries – and two of them in the last century alone – so it is understandable that as a people, Europeans are not particularly eager to see another one consume their continent.
But there is a difference between avoiding war if you can and fighting one that has already begun, though apparently most Europeans appear to want to sit this one out even as they are dying in the streets of their own cities.
That is especially true in Britain, which has suffered three terrorist attacks in less than a year, the most recent one coming less than a week ago. But to hear many British leaders speak on the subject, including the buffoonish Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who sees President Donald J. Trump as more of a threat than the radical Islamists who are killing is countrymen.
That said, there are at least some voices of reason and reality in Britain who are desperately attempting to awaken the slumbering masses before they are slaughtered by an Islamic wave that is counting on them to remain docile in the face of a mounting threat.
One of them is the ex-leader of the UK branch of the hardline Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT), Maajid Nawaz. As reported by Breitbart News:
Mr. Nawaz, a broadcaster and author, was speaking on London’s LBC radio in the wake of Saturday night’s terrorist atrocity in the British capital, in which seven people were killed and more than 50 injured. In response to a caller questioning whether Islam had anything to do with acts of terrorist violence, he had this to say:
“When the prophet Mohammed said: ‘I have been ordered to fight the people until they declare there is no god but God and Muhammad is his messenger’, That’s clearly got something to do with violence doesn’t it?” Maajid suggested.
The caller went on to ask about the context of the passage cited by Nawaz – itself pretty ironic, given that the man used to run an organization that takes the Quran very literally.
Still, he answered it with aplomb and brilliance.
“Ok, So let’s agree that context is important,” Maajid said. “Interpretation is important, but let’s not pretend it’s got nothing to do with violence because making the argument that we need context acknowledges that we’re having a discussion about violence and placing violence in its context within Islam. That’s different to saying violence has got nothing to do with Islam.”
He then explained why the tie must be acknowledged first and then understood.
“Why this is so important is because when listeners hear Muslims like yourself say it’s got nothing to do with it, they think that you’re trying to shirk responsibility and sidestep the very important task that faces all of us to challenge extremism within our mosques and our communities,” he told the caller.
“Of course, that may not be what you intended, but it sounds like that to listeners who are not Muslims, it sounds like you’re making excuses so as to not go about doing the work that all of us have to do, which is to challenge extremism.”
Few human beings actually want to engage in the ultimate act of violence that is war. But when that war has already come to you, refusing to acknowledge the fact is akin to suicide, with the end result being the same: Death.
So it becomes a matter of choice – how do you want to go out, cowering under the false premise that “reaching out” with “love” and “offers of peace” will protect you, or fighting back and at least giving yourself and your country a chance to persevere and survive?
We can say for certainty that Europe’s Islamic extremist enemies are counting on their prey to continue choosing the first option.