The Guardian is deeply impressed that Muslim groups in the U.K. are condemning the jihad murder of a British soldier on a London street yesterday — so impressed, in fact, that it insists that “Muslim groups are doing all they can to counter the divisive intent of the killers.” But what, exactly, are these Muslim groups doing? Do any of them have any kind of program to teach young Muslims why they should reject the understanding of Islam that the jihadist enunciated yesterday? Why, no, they do not. No one, however, seems to notice or care.
“Woolwich attack: ‘these poor idiots have nothing to do with Islam,'” by Peter Walker and Matthew Taylor in The Guardian, May 24:
…If there is a wider message from the reaction in south-east London and more widely around Britain since Rigby’s death it is that Muslim groups are doing all they can to counter the divisive intent of the killers.
Perhaps the biggest single expression of solidarity came at the East London mosque, in Tower Hamlets, as leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Buddhist faiths joined around 6,000 Muslims for Friday prayers.
The group included the Bishop of Stepney, Adrian Newman, and Leon Silver from the East London central synagogue. Speaking before prayers started they said they had come to condemn the Woolwich attacks and show that the various faith communities were standing shoulder to shoulder with their Muslim neighbours….