Friday, December 20, 2013

On the Lee Rigby murder convictions

While the media has continued to downplay the central role of Islam in the Lee Rigby murder, because of the convicted murderers' own testimony and defence, even Sky News and the BBC have now referred to them as 'Islamists'. It is no coincidence that lap dog media organizations are now finally 'daring' to use this term;  it follows the Government's recent policy statement in which they specifically identified "Islamists" as a security threat to the UK. I believe the Government's new policy was a direct result of the Lee Rigby murder, and most importantly, it was to save face for David Cameron, who had declared (immediately following the murder) that it had 'nothing to do with Islam'. The new policy attempts to differentiate Islam from Islamists - as bizarre as that is, it enables Cameron to maintain that what he previously said was not the lie every sane person knew it to be.

Just how ludicrous the statements by Cameron - and also Boris Johnson - were are analysed in this article from Answering Muslims which, most importantly, recalls a brilliant video that was produced immediately after the murders (and which, in stark contrast to Cameron and Johnson, called it absolutely right).

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