How does Cameron know this? Has he studied Islam? Read the Qur’an? Has he considered the implications of the verses that call on Muslims to kill the polytheists wherever they find them (2:191, 4:89 and 9:5)? Has he asked Islamic authorities about the status of non-Muslims in Islamic law, and whether they can ever be considered innocent? No, it is unlikely that he has done any of these things. He just thinks that the Kenyan jihadists don’t represent Islam or Muslims because he really, really wants that to be true, and indeed, in light of his domestic policies, he needs it to be true, or else he will be one of those responsible for the destruction and demise of Great Britain.
“Three Britons among Kenya shopping mall attack dead,” from the BBC, September 22:
The BBC’s Anne Soy: “Kenyan security forces say they have contained the attackers”
Three British nationals were killed in Saturday’s attack on a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi – and that number is likely to rise, the Foreign Office has said.
Prime Minister David Cameron called it “an absolutely sickening and despicable attack of appalling brutality”.
Kenya’s Red Cross says 68 people were confirmed dead after the attack.
Between 10 and 15 attackers and an unknown number of civilians are still in the building.
The next of kin of the dead British nationals have been informed, the Foreign Office said.
The Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out the attack on the upmarket Westgate shopping centre in response to Kenyan military operations in Somalia.
The group claimed that a 24-year-old man from London was one of the attackers. The al-Shabab Twitter account published a list of six people who took part in the attack before it was suspended.
‘Don’t represent Islam’
Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the attacks, adding “because the situation is ongoing we should prepare ourselves for further bad news”.
“These appalling terrorist attacks that take place where the perpetrators claim they do it in the name of a religion – they don’t,” he said.
“They do it in the name of terror, violence and extremism and their warped view of the world. They don’t represent Islam or Muslims in Britain or anywhere else in the world.”…
Some witnesses said the militants told Muslims to leave and said non-Muslims would be targeted.