Manchester Arena Attack

‘You just don’t think it’s going to happen at a pop concert’ exclaimed one eye-witness, in the aftermath of a suicide bombing that left 22 confirmed dead and 59 injured, on May 22nd 2017.

We’re running out of places where it’s not going to happen. Yesterday’s attack on British freedom and civility must be placed in the wider and ongoing context of Islamically-motivated barbarism – in what feels like every public space spanning Europe.

The Religion of Peace website has documented 15 case examples of Islamic terrorism in European cities throughout 2017 alone.

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The Manchester Arena attack is now the 16th attack Europe has endured in 5 months.

Whilst Islamic terror can be traced to the days of Muhammadist conquests and therefore nothing new, these attacks within Europe in 2017 have escalated to become subliminal, intense and deeply personal. These are no longer sporadic and sparse but systematic, rigorous and familiar – as the perpetrators seem to revel in past, notorious dates regarding terrorism – and habitually strike again. Yesterday’s attack – 4 years to the day British Fusilier Lee Rigby was openly beheaded on the streets of Woolich – is no coincidence. The Westminster Attack – exactly a year on from the Brussels airport bombing is no coincidence.

A clear pattern is emerging and we can’t be complacent in thinking that prior sui generic catastrophes such as 9/11 can never be applied to Europe. It is overtly obvious that there are depraved savages, bellicose in their schemes to target the most unsuspecting and vulnerable sects of our society in order to unleash maximum desecration. Again such attacks have now assumed a ‘European’ feel, as Britain and Belgium will now pay double homage to its fallen every 22 March. And so on, as the list will inevitably proliferate.

Political correctness facilitates the madness. I’ve recently stumbled across the brilliant Paul Joseph Watson and his very apt and relevant clip below succinctly summarises the dangers of unbridled PC.

Political correctness kills because it is an amalgamation of wilful ignorance, paralytic fear, selfishness and Taqiyyah (method of deception in Islam) – the latter of which garners prominence within mainstream media and is incorporated into the very Islam-is-peace-liners in political speeches that indoctrinate, confuse and subjugate anyone who has never picked up the Hadiths/Quran to know what Taqiyyah means. An ignorance deception thrives and relies upon.

Realistically speaking, Islamism cannot be reversed so I wouldn’t waste my platform to claim that it can. Puritannical Islam is incorrigible and therefore by default any opposing cultural and religious norm will be locked in an ideological battle with it. We are fully immersed in a war with those who take a literalist viewpoint and application of Islamic doctrine.  A war we are losing. For 8 year old Saffie we’ve already lost.

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We lose every time we are silenced through the ‘Islam is peace’ crusade, dominating our mainstream media and prominent national political and security figures. We lose every time we post another #PrayforNice #PrayforBrussels, #PrayforWestminster #PrayforManchester on our twitter, facebook and instagram feeds. I’m a Christian not a cynical atheist, but if the torrents of #prayer were genuine and heartfelt then we wouldn’t be picking pieces of human flesh off one another. Why? Because the actual God-fearing, Jesus-following generation 70 years ago sacrificed their privileges and loved ones; to be blown to smithereens in order to safeguard their fellow Englishmen and preclude any existential threat. Those fervent prayer-folk had premonitions as to the dangers of unregulated, mass immigration from tribal, Muslim lands. Every pew was occupied across every Church in the land, as Britain and wider Europe was birthed from and shaped by Christendom. Our definitive laws, norms and practises – English civility emerged from the belief of the Grace of our God. The kind of tenacious, passionate belief in Christ that ensured its dominance throughout Britain, rendering other beliefs to be respectfully secondary in the pursuit and defence of The Faith.

We are fast becoming a minority in our country. Not in number but ideologically. We now live in a country that tells us that terror is now part and parcel of living in big cities, that does not challenge the 100 odd Sharia courts that facilitate polygamous marriages in spite of the fact they directly contravene British civil law. We live in country that sells Halal chocolate and delegating the importance of Easter, omitting the Lord’s Prayer at Christmas, stripping traditional Nativity plays from school and removing Bibles from public holiday inns. We live in a country where  we must not preach Christ on the streets whilst allowing the Anjem Choudharys and Abu Hamzas to preach hatred against the very system that provides them with welfare. We live in a country where we’ve become so post-secular that we facilitate the de-Christianisation of Europe, thereby creating a vacuum that literalist Islam has filled. We live in a country that screeches against Conservatism rhetoric – levelling every racist, Nazi and fascist slur – substantially softening the actions of the Nazis that murdered the generation of their own grandparents.

And now you want to pray? To feign virtue? When 22 are dead, 59 injured, an 8 year old never to return to her parents?

We are weak. Europe is still sleepwalking. We were warned in 1967 through the incomparable Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech. And if we continue to be this spineless, then how long will it be until this warning fulfils as a Prophecy?

One response to “Manchester Arena Attack

  1. Hi Anniesa. Thanks for your heart-felt post. I think it is the sheer vulnerability of our societies to this barbaric ideology and practice that has caused our governments to almost accept such atrocities as inevitable. Short of interning every Muslim (which of course would never happen) I think Western governments are at loss to know what to do apart from throwing huge amounts of resources into security, counter-intelligence and making draconian restrictions on free speech. Personally, I believe the only effective answer is a concerted effort to reach Muslims in our midst for Christ. Potentially dangerous? Definitely, but that should never deter those who have the love of God within.

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