Nothing to do with Islam eh? Let’s see. After the attacks the Islamic State issued a statement claiming responsibility for them and quoting the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. The statement said in part: “Let France and all nations following its path know that they will continue to be at the top of the target list for the Islamic State and that the scent of death will not leave their nostrils as long as they partake in the crusader campaign, as long as they dare to curse our Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), and as long as they boast about their war against Islam in France and their strikes against Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their jets, which were of no avail to them in the filthy streets and alleys of Paris. Indeed, this is just the beginning. It is also a warning for any who wish to take heed.” “Our Prophet”: who is that? Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. “War against Islam in France.” “Land of the caliphate”: what’s a caliphate? The international government of Muslims worldwide, according to Sunni Islamic theology.
Clearly Theresa May, who is much more concerned with banning foes of jihad from entering the country than she is with combating actual jihadis, is among those who do not “wish to take heed” of the Islamic State’s warning. When a Paris-style attack hits London, she will bear a great deal of the responsibility for her role in misleading the British people about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.
“Theresa May: the Paris attacks ‘have nothing to do with Islam,’” by James Forsyth, Spectator, November 16, 2015 (thanks to David):
…May set out how the police here would ‘intensify’ their approach to big events in an attempt to prevent a Paris-style attack here. She stressed that the kind of weapons used in Paris on Friday night were ‘not readily available in the UK’ and said she would urge other EU countries to toughen up their firearms laws in an attempt to restrict the supply of automatic weapons. She also declared that ‘the attacks have nothing to do with Islam’. Now, one can understand why the Home Secretary wanted to say this. But denying the link between this attack and a particular interpretation of Islam is not going to make it any easier to counter either the terrorist threat or the attempt to radicalise a segment of the population….
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