What a man takes for granted, what he offers almost as an aside, is where you’ll find the things he thinks but doesn’t state openly. Then again, perhaps I’m reading too closely?
In his most recent Sunday column, Peter Hitchens writes that:
It is, beyond doubt, the case that our treatment of the mentally ill is a terrible mess. It is also beyond doubt that much mental illness appears to be linked to legal or illegal mind-altering drugs, now far more common than they were 30 years ago. This long predates the era of Islamic terror. One of the first cases was in 1992 when Jonathan Zito was stabbed to death by Christopher Clunis, a total stranger (and longstanding drug-abuser) who was severely mentally ill. This horror, oddly enough, took place at Finsbury Park.
How does a 1992 case of violence pre date ‘the era of Islamic terror’?
What ‘era’ is that?
On August 3 1989 Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh blew himself up in a hotel in Paddington, becoming the first ‘martyr’ in the plot to murder Salman Rushdie and anyone else involved in the hideous crime of publishing a novel.
In 1983 a truck stuffed with TNT was used by a group – called, oddly enough, ‘Islamic Jihad’ – to murder 241 US Marines in Beirut. Continue reading
Why hatred is not the answer!
Hate Lives On
Hate lies waiting hidden, deep swirls of black
And ugly thoughts buried but not quite gone
The stirrings ripple through the haze of anger
And distress. But surface thoughts give not a hint
Of churning rage and seething rage which will not still.
Forgiveness may dispel the deep disruptions of your hurt
But will it be enough to stop the war, and death of love
The final blow which kills the hope of further life and joy
Can no one cure your fractured soul ?
Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five pillars of Islam and the month Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and in the Islamic calendar, the timing of Ramadan varies from year to year and lasts either 29 or 30 days. It’s considered the holiest month in Islam.
Ramadan is obligatory those over the age of puberty for every mature, sane, and healthy Muslim, but under certain conditions there is no obligatory for ill people, old age and mentally ill and insane, chronically ill, and those under the age of puberty, but pregnant women, people with a temporary illness, soldiers in battle or do military service, anyone who is traveling may suspend their fasting and can make up their missed fasting days following month of Ramadan, even they prefer to fast the shorten days of the year, especially in the Winter season. The Muslims who practice the fasting are expected to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset each day of Ramadan.
I mentioned in a comment elsewhere that Douglas Murray is doing us all a favour by going about the place telling the truth about the Islamist project. Another commentator, who I think is a Christian, said on the serious question of the reponse to the Manchester attack:
This is frivolous in the extreme. What follows are some simple ideas about how to tackle the Islamist project. And a ‘quick fix’ it aint. Continue reading
In a piece from Mailonline, a doctor asks ‘if marijuana is a factor in jihadi murders as he says the liberal elite who push for looser drug laws should be shamed.’
Although the doctor who wrote the piece might actually have a point about cannabis, that he won’t ask if the doctrines of Islam might have been the killer’s motivation shows a lack of balance. Some of the questons this doctor asks are actually shocking. He starts like this:
What was going through Salman Abedi’s mind when he made that journey to Manchester Arena on Monday night? How does someone do something so unspeakably evil as to slaughter and grievously injure innocent young children in this way?
I detest political correctness. I think it’s the enemy. I mean there are many enemies, but they all come together under one rubric, which is one person is trying to tell another person how to think.
Mr Utley has commented on the wooden delivery of Mrs May’s response to the Manchester mass-murder. As it happens, I agree with his analysis, but I think it misses the point. To consider her style of delivery is to choose not to consider the content – and it’s the content that matters. Probably this point is self-evident, but when we consider surface-matters we can easily be distracted from what’s important.
There will be plenty mentioned about the mass murder in Manchester yet another Islamist lunatic licenced himself to carry out. I’ll leave it to others to state, yet again, that ideas such as Jihad and martydom usually lead to mass murder and that believing after they are dead they will continue to be alive is the reason these twisted people kill themselves.
What I’m heartily sick of is the utter banality of the responses from our political ‘leaders’. I don’t need them to ‘explain’ the causes of the Manchester outrage (or any of the other outrages). I know well enough what the cause is. But what is going on in head of a person who is happy to state the attack is ‘cowardly’?
Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader has every right to refuse to wear a headscarf to meet an Islamic scholar in Beirut or wherever she is!
1- Wearing headscarf is not either an obligation for a Muslim women unless they perform the Salaat =Namaz, ( ritual prayers of Islam).
2- Both non-Muslim and Muslim women are free to visit inside of the mosques without wearing headscarg, it’s not obligation either but they wear it to respect the believers of Islam and local muslims around the mosque, so Marine Le Pen did right thing and an Islamic scholar is not a value of Islam, even though local people, and state of Lebanen pay respect him. In fact, Islam forbids these habits but the Arabs never leave pre-Islamic manners and their habits spreads into the other Muslim nations.
3- Marine Le Pen is a non-Muslim woman, so Muslim or non-Muslim how people dare to criticise her?
4- Muslims and Lebanese scholar need to learn their religion at its first source from the Koran.
5- Non – Muslim Marine Le Pen is not provocator but the Labenese scholar and his disciples are,they do not have any right to demand wearing of headscarf from a non-Muslim woman.
6- Well done to Marine Le Pen, I do not agree with her in politic but this time she is right.
Tonight is the holy night on which the birth of Islam’s prophet Muhammad is marked and Islamic world is under the tyrannic regimes and terror threats unlike Prophet Muhammed and Islam commands.
Turkey is not an Islamic state yet, but the country is under the rule of the worst Islamist tyrant who is hand in hand all type of terrorism in order to his regime, but the tyrant has always blamed other countries, and his disagrees among the Turkish citizens for his faults and last night including 30 police officers 38 citizens died, 19 are in critical condition 155 were injured by a pkk terror attack in Istanbul but shame or resignation does not exist in tyrant’s dictionary, because Islam is much more than a religion for him and his adherents but an opium which make the tyrant’s adherents blind-deaf.
Hope Mawlid al-Nabi opens their eyes and ears then brings them the gift of happiness and blessings today and always!
Along with Istanbul last 24 hours deaths toll in Muslim countries.
Egpyt Cairo Church bombed: 28
Yemen Aden military base bombed: 60
Somalia Mogadishu terror attack on port : 29
The table is horrendous.
Muslims need to face the reality and what is the problem, if the problem is Islamic understaning they face to face with Islam, they should do it, before blame non-Muslim countries, because I belive there is a language problem and interpretation problem about the Holy Quran because all ages book can not be source of tyranic regimes in Muslim countries and some terror groups and Turkey must get rit of the tyrant and his Islamo fascism.
We must do it and tonight I hope Muslims think about why Islam is mentioned with terrorism and why Muslim countries under the tyrants rules?
My heart goes with all the terror victims, their families frends in Istanbul and other parts of the World
Page 5 of last Friday’s London Evening Standard runs a piece headlined “Stab victim was teen from Calais Jungle who came to London for a better life”
This was the eighteen year-old, alleged arts student (turned out he wasn’t) who was fatally stabbed by a burkha clad female in Acton a week or so ago with the precise circumstances omitted from most press reports and, as far as I know, completely ignored by the so-called BBC and the rest of the broadcast media. Continue reading