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May 23, 2013 - 7:37 am

Al-Shabaab is taking issue with British Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement that the horrific cleaver attack on a Brit by men wanting their actions to be filmed wasn’t a representation of Islam.

The Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Defence confirmed today that the victim was a serving soldier. In line with the wishes of his family his identity will not be released at this stage, the UK government said.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, the man wielding a bloody knife and cleaver in the now infamous video of the attack, reportedly was raised Christian but became “obsessed” with Islam as a teenager, the Daily Mail reports.

“Britain works with our international partners to make the world safe from terrorism, terrorism that has taken more Muslim lives than any other religion,” Cameron said yesterday. It is an utter perversion of the truth to pretend anything different. That is why there is absolutely no justification for these acts and the fault for them lies solely and purely with the sickening individuals who carried out this appalling attack.”

Cameron called the “shocking” attack “not just an attack on Britain” but “also a betrayal of Islam – and of the Muslim communities who are give so much to our country.”

“There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act,” he said.

Al-Qaeada-linked Somali terror group Al-Shabaab disagreed with that in a series of tweets from its official media arm this morning.

 

 

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Every time there is a muslim attack there is a reflexive response on the part of political leaders to speak on behalf of islam. Let muslim moderates speak for themselves. If they do not loudly condemn these attacks done in the name of islam, then they are part of the problem.
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I do not understand... I will NEVER understand... what deep psychological problem dives westerners to torture logic so badly in order to excuse our enemies, or indeed to deny that our enemies exist.
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The beheading is not "a betrayal of Islam." It is a fulfillment of Islam, based on what the Koran and other sacred Islamic texts demand.

It is not "islamism" or "radical islam," it is Islam.

Until we get rid of craven and cowardly leaders such as Cameron, the West will continue to decline.
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Can we destroy them now?
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Again, I ask that we substitute "Muslim", "Muslims", and "Koran"..or other preferred spelling....for "Islam", "Islamic"; and omit the use of this politically correct "moderate -", "radical -" or any other qualifying modifier when discussion this metastasizing malignancy fostered by these smiling Muslim advocates.

We have a lethal weakness, it's name is Political Correctness.
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Clearly there is a battle for the identity of Islam. Western liberals are trying to define Islam for Muslims. Terrorists are trying to define it another way.

Don't necessarily count out re-definition of Islam as a strategy.

We can continue to be Bad Cop.

What's missing is Good Cop keeps forgetting to warn Suspect that he can only restrain Bad Cop for so long.
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I think as much to blame as Islam is the leftest's newest, latest, greatest religion, multiculturalism to blame. It's not their fault, if we just be nice to them they will play nice with us. It's not their fault, it's just their culture, they can't be held accountable for their actions. It's just the way they do things in their culture. BS like that is going to get us all killed.
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Islam has a more honest and larger moral compass than some politically correct moron in gov't. What a surprise. Can you say "decadence meet Daddy?"

They should hold a "Which Is the More Effective Suicide Cult?" contest.
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Pathetic. First deny there is problem and then go so far as to ask military personnel not to wear their uniforms to prevent future attacks.

Please don't hurt us Mr. Muslims and we promise to be better. That is stupendously weak. I think the battle has already been lost. The West seems to have lost its resolve and will.

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Not all of us. It's probably going to take soem serios change to turn the political ship around however.
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“In the centuries of pogroms and other oppressions of Jews, the Jews had developed a culture of passivity. Almost always, the oppressors would destroy some property, and perhaps kill a few Jews, but then they would stop, as long as they were not provoked by resistance. Not fighting back seemed to be the safest course.”
Taken from:

Up with the People
Reviewing NBC’s Uprising.
By Dave Kopel, research director, Independence Institute,
and Glenn Reynolds, InstaPundit.com
October 10-11, 2001


There is a kernel of wisdom in thinking they will kill only a few if we don’t fight back. That they won’t ever stop is not to be considered. Plus if it is acknowledged as a war with Islam, the authorities are going to have to do something about it, and they don’t really want to.

So they go around mouthing Neville Champerlandisms and hope the killings are intermittent enough to ignore and be treated as a crime and not an existential threat.
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British soldiers have been "advised not to wear their uniforms outside bases," according to The Sun.

Why don't they just throw their weapons away, roll over and play dead?
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Every time there is a muslim attack there is a reflexive response on the part of political leaders to speak on behalf of islam. Let muslim moderates speak for themselves. If they do not loudly condemn these attacks done in the name of islam, then they are part of the problem.
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"If they do not loudly condemn these attacks done in the name of islam, then they are part of the problem."

Sorry, but they're 1300 years too late.
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Indeed. It's worth pointing out that when an abortion clinic is attacked or some moron protests at a military funeral mainstream Christians can't get to a microphone fast enough to talk about how such people don't represent their faith.

On the other hand though both clinic bombings and homophobic protests are an awful lot less common than Muslim terrorists. If moderate Muslims had to vocally condemn every act of insane violence committed in Allah's name they wouldn't really have time to do anything else.
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You have hit the nail right on the head. Thanks for this great post stating what should be obvious to everyone but, which, unfortunately is not.
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I do not understand... I will NEVER understand... what deep psychological problem dives westerners to torture logic so badly in order to excuse our enemies, or indeed to deny that our enemies exist.
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First you must not ascribe western culture and ideology to those that would excuse barbarism. Those people are properly known as progressive liberal acolytes of the church of primitivism. Once you do that.

Then their desire to commit cultural and literal suicide by hadji/jihadist will clearly present itself.
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