The fact that suicide bomber and child and women murderer Abedi is a second-generation refugee from Libya shows the confusing nature of the Islamist threat on Europe’s doorstep across the Mediterranean. When Douglas Murray called for a limit on Islamic immigrants on This Week a couple of episodes (11th May) ago Liz Kendall responded with astonishment, as if there was no Islamist threat, and never had been. It was as if Murray was taking about the Amish or Hare Krishnas!
Left-Wing Non-Partisan Bubble
That’s not sexist by the way, it’s just that I thought Kendall was at fault with that response. To balance the books, in a way white middle-aged men have to do, but other ‘minorities’ don’t, Jeremy Corbyn was worse with his blaming the arena bombing on foreign policy, providing just the kind of propaganda victory I.S. would have been looking for.
Showing (again) I also value non-white voices too, UNESCO’s Sajjin Gohel talked well about NATO (25th May) on the last episode of This Week. I don’t know what my former (Islamist) colleague featured in my last blog presented at the NATO conferences, but she wouldn’t enter into a conversation about Islam at university, let alone criticise it!
Numbers Game and Extremist Ideology
Islam is complex, and I’ve had to learn too much about it, not really having an interest until I studied it in my MA, and saw they still had a victim complex/propaganda-strategy, even after NATO bombed the Serbs to help Muslims, in a land where there are Muslims because it was invaded and colonised by Ottoman Turks (and they call Jews settlers in the Middle-East, where Judaism precedes Islam by 1000 years!).
Just because I criticise Islam’s colonisation and invasions doesn’t mean I support all actions of others in ‘Islamic countries’: I oppose all genocides, rapes and unfair invasions. As many historians have recorded, and I read most recently in Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods (which has a lot of good history mixed with controversial debateable theories) the Middle-East used to be full of sun-worshipping religions that have been wiped out by monotheism (mostly by Islam), with the attempted genocide of the Yazidis just the latest, against one of the few remaining old pre-books religions. Last week there was another mass murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt too.
Abedi and his family were opposed to the Gaddafi regime, yet they attacked Britain, despite Britain being the victim of Gaddafi, including Lockerbie and the Downing Street attack in the 1980s, and helping to overthrow him. Gaddafi had also called for the Islamist invasion and colonisation of Europe, saying it was a numbers game, and just a matter of waiting for a population majority.
So while Gaddafi was an Islamist colonisation supporter, he wasn’t extreme enough for the British Jihadis.
As well as a ‘British test’ for immigrants wanting citizenship, I think they should also have a test about where they come from: such as being willing to agree to the truth of Islam and its place in world religion (such as my 7 points in yesterday’s blog): and not some brainwashing Islamism version (although that is currently generally the British version too!).
All the victims of the arena attack were white, and many were yet to have children. So, while the Abedis were opposed to Gaddafi in Libya, it seems they were trying to help make his numbers game proposal come true in Britain and Europe.
The British establishment say they won’t let terrorism change their way of life, because that’s what they want. In my recent experience, the way of life defended by the Establishment is promoting the views of Britain’s critics and enemies, providing a foundation for anti-Britain/Europe/West feeling, which needs the finishing touch by the brainwashing I.S. propaganda.
Cuba: Patriotism or Death (Patria o Muerte)
While I don’t think Britain should go as far as Cuba in having a patriotism or death proclamation, I’ve met socialists and communists from countries in Europe who are also very patriotic and proud of their countries. In Britain the current left seems to support everybody against their own country. This is often because they hate this country, and have a mythical view of others: they are much more easy going, equal, egalitarian etc.
I knew people like Abedi when I was partying at university, and I know how they think: how even the nice liberal ones blame everything on the big bad ‘white west’; a Chomsky view recently updated by Russell Brand’s Revolution! And favoured over my greenYgrey balanced one by the liberal establishment!!
I also know how I thought, growing up in the Thatcher years, before I travelled the world and spent a decade in higher education: and saw the rest of the world was no better than Britain; better in some ways maybe, but altogether worse in others.
Mostly it’s a matter of balance, some are more easygoing, but things don’t work properly or on time, while others are more organised, and can seem too regimented! Some have more freedoms of guns and ideology, and more deaths and social unrest.
It’s also a matter of age. When I was young I valued freedom of movement and speech above everything, but now as I’ve got older they’ve gone down in importance, while order and reality have risen in importance. Today’s young radicals will probably make the same mental journey if they live into middle-age, as all generations have before.
It’s also a matter of other ideologies. I was a bit of a socialist revolutionary in the 1980s because I believed in equality: I see Islam as being the opposite of that ideal; much more right-wing and conservative than even the American right! Seeing Donald Trump on his ‘monotheism’ tour recently made me wonder if it was personal, and the American right’s answer to Werewolf of Oz; where monotonous monotheists were the main enemy, twisting the usual norms of fairytales upside down!! I just remembered the cover was from Cuba’s Vinales region too!!!
Men and Women, Liberals and Warriors
It’s time our establishment showed the realities of other countries, instead of pussyfooting with political correctness; if they don’t want more people to be radicalised into massacring innocents because of the colour of their skin, gender or musical tastes.
I remember seeing the Taliban handing over a hostage, and they seemed to love shaking the hands of the American soldier doing the swap. If it had been a nice liberal woman who ‘supported’ them they probably wouldn’t even have shaken their hand.
The ‘nice people’ should remember that, and also remember that ‘western’ men like me are supporting them against other men like me. I don’t mean in giving sexual rewards, anticipating the minds of my Double Negatives, I just mean in a bit of respect; the same kind of respect they seem to love giving to those who hate them!
Brainwashed Jihadis are just weapons to I.S. and others like them; like mines being laid in Europe. European leaders should try and keep the fields clear, instead of adding to their concentration, making it almost impossible to not step on one, and setting off an explosion that kills and maims the innocents.
If you want to see what being in a minefield is like (not that I’ve been in one, that I’ve known about anyway, or even been to war), and what British and western troops went through in Afghanistan, and why I’m so disgusted in those who support Jihadis in Britain and Europe, watch Kajaki (available on the BBC in the U.K. for seven days).
I know life’s confusing, but to young Britons I recommend just supporting your country, Europe (especially Scandinavia), and world religions such Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism for animal welfare, peace and love. Hope the world’s poor regions prosper, and care about animals and the environment when they do.
The Middle-East is an important region, and its religions are valuable for its people there, but they are no better than the other religions around the world, some of which are much older, and which now seem much more relevant in synchronisation with the latest astronomical and archaeological science.
Islam in Britain and Europe is like a good and bad cop kind of thing. A ‘bad’ one like Abedi does an atrocity and then lots of ‘good’ ones get airplay doing good deeds or saying that’s not the real Islam. The media balances out the bad with good, so Islam is always top of the agenda.
It’s time the British establishment punished Islam the religion (not the people), at least by telling more about the truth of its origins and current wars, putting it into the correct context instead of just repeating the ‘nice’ version; or better to control their population.
The attack on Coptic Christians which killed many children at the same time was described as being by ‘militants’ on the BBC. Channel Four did have a report on the first Muslim floggings for gayness in Indonesia in modern times at the same time. It’s time the media got serious about an Islamic Jihadi frame, connecting all the stories from around Europe and the world.
Abedi’s suicide bombing was made successful by the British media’s response; he got hours of positive news coverage for the ‘nice Islam’ Gaddafi predicted would take over Europe. Ironic when considering his family were refugees from Gaddafi!