Apparently Alex Salmond holds to the Muslim Council of Britain’s view (via IslamOnline, with thanks to LGF) that the terrorists in Britain could just as well be Buddhists. The problem with this is that, while no innocent people should be scapegoated, Salmond is just one of a long list of officials who refuse to face the fact that attackers such as those we have seen in Britain over the last few days couldn’t just as well be Buddhists, but rather arise from the Islamic community, and base their actions upon Islamic principles. Until officials get over their fear of “scapegoating” and deal with that realistically, we are going to see many more attacks.
“Salmond: Not Looking For Scapegoats,” from SkyNews:
Scotland’s new First Minister, Alex Salmond, has promised that no community will be “scapegoated” because of the terror attack on Glasgow Airport.
After praising the response of the emergency services after a burning Jeep was rammed into the airport’s terminal building, he said the police would not be looking for scapegoats.
“Community bonds will remain strong,” he said.
He added that terror attacks were opportunistic rather than discriminatory and repeated calls for the public to remain vigilant.
Opportunistic rather than discriminatory? I’m not sure what that means, but perhaps Salmond is trying to say that Muslims might have been killed too, had all the plots been successful. And that is true, but they were nevertheless jihad plots, and ultimately can only be dealt with effectively as such.