Appeasement makes things so much easier, doesn’t it, Mr. West?
“Gaza has ‘set back’ anti-terror fight: minister,” from AFP, January 28 (thanks to all who sent this in):
LONDON (AFP) — Security and counter-terrorism minister, Alan West, has warned that the conflict in Gaza has set back the government’s attempts to tackle radicalism in Muslim communities here.
“There is no doubt that when you see these pictures coming back, that in the mind of people making hate, there is a linkage between the US, Israel and the UK. Without a doubt it will have set us back,” he said.
West also dismissed the refusal by former prime minister Tony Blair to acknowledge the link between foreign policy and security threats.
“We never used to accept that our foreign policy ever had any effect on terrorism. Well, that was clearly bollocks,” he said, according to widespread and concurring reports.
“They [the Blair administration] were very unwilling to have any debate about how our foreign policy impacted on radicalisation.”…
Yes, indeed, Mr. West. It was bollocks. In fact, if Britain adopted a foreign policy that was utterly compliant with the Islamic supremacist agenda, including the transformation of the U.K. itself into a Sharia state and the reduction of the non-Muslim population to dhimmi status, there would indeed be a decline in jihad terror attacks against it. Just as the Nazis had no reason to invade Vichy France.