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Londonistan Rocks!

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Submitted by Sword of Islam & The Babies of Beslan (United Kingdom), Jul 11, 2006 at 18:57

As a Londonistani it never ceases to amaze me that the events of 7 July 2005 are referred to as 7/7 - a shorthand aimed to put these events on a similar level to 9/11. In fact, it's downright disgusting to me. Yes, it was a terrible, life changing day for a number of people and their families and my sympathy for them is unreserved, but we really need to see that day in proper perspective.

Put it this way, the main drama took place at King's Cross train station. I went there the very next day and had I not been aware of the events described in the news bulletins I would never have known that anything untoward had happened the previous day. Other than the appearance of a little building work the trains were running normally and it seemed like a typical day. The adjacent streets were perfectly normal. There was no Ground Zero. Barely comparable to a bad night in Tel Aviv.

I can understand the allusions to Londonistan that some of the international media portray but it appears to me that, generally speaking, it's better to have these lunatics visible rather than driving them underground. Give them enough rope and they'll generally hang themselves, ala Abu Hamza whose much publicised 'hunger strike' consisted of missing a single meal ! At least. that would appear to be the strategy of our intelligence services. France seems to me a far more unstable battleground than the UK.

I concur that the stranglehold that the liberal intelligensia have on our society needs to be broken but it is a historically proven fact that a reasonably affluent society invariably tends to have such laissez-faire attitudes. It's a phenomemon that is not dissimilar to the student protests against the Vietnam War in the Seventies, and the UK, despite the stereotypes, has always been the home of anti-establishment sentiment - especially, paradoxically enough, amongst the offspring of those with more money than sense. Unfortunately, this makes a fertile breeding ground for the intellectually bankrupt middle classes that are blocking any real practical measures to perform surgery on our social model. Basically, any opinion on the subject that deviates from the 'Islam is religion of peace' credo is instantly met with accusations of 'racist!' - one of the few slurs that it is almost impossible to disprove and the ultimate taboo in this multi-cultural country of ours. Even the prominent display of the English national flag is regarded by many as 'racist'!

The future looks bleak and the only possible exit that I can see is a Recession, or Depression, or economic downturn of a major kind. Or a major, major catastrophe.

How quickly people do forget. Who can remember the images of the New York fire fighters rushing into those buildings with the certain knowledge that they were unlikely to ever see their families again? Too many people now regard those images as they would scenes from a movie rather than real life and have learned nothing. Shocking. My only hope, callous though it may be, is that the victims of the next outrage consist mainly of those who sympathise with these animals. That will be some consolation at least.

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