After Kenya, no more turning the other cheek to those who hate us….. Picture the scene if you can bear to. A bustling shopping precinct where a group of men, women and children are surrounded by armed men. As one of the terrorists moves among them, he demands that the person quailing in front of him names the mother of Jesus or recites the Lord’s Prayer. “Our Father which art in Heaven,” says one woman. She is spared. Her neighbour, a Muslim boy, racks his brain for any line of the Bible, anything he has heard in school or on TV. But it’s too late. The boy is shot through the head; put to death for not being Christian. Imagine the uproar if that ethnic and religious cleansing had taken place this week. Picture the hollering human-rights activists, the emergency session at the United Nations, the promise of action against the perpetrators who had singled out non-Christians for execution.
Here in the UK, we tolerate the increasingly intolerant. It was revealed a few days ago that non-Muslim members of staff at the Al-Madinah School in Derbyshire had to sign contracts agreeing to wear the hijab and make girls sit at the back of the class while boys sat at the front. Jesus wept. And so should we, quite frankly. Mohammed Shafiq, head of the Muslim Ramadan Foundation, condemned calls to ban the burka, but where is his denunciation of the Nairobi massacre? Where are the voices from Britain’s Somali community condemning the murder of innocents by maniacs acting in the name of their religion?
As a former Sunday schoolteacher, I sort of get the point of turning the other cheek. But, really, enough is enough. Time for a crackdown on fundamentalism in all its poisonous guises. Time to stop appeasing those who hate us and our way of life. Time, in fact, for the clear-eyed moral judgment of a four-year-old child. “You’re a very bad man,” said Elliott Prior to the jihadist. And he was, and they are. Allison Pearson: Where is the Muslim condemnation of the Nairobi massacre by maniacs in the name of their religion? (Raymond Ibrahim: Singling out christians is an old jihadi-tactic. – Graphic Images of Christian Persecution Under Islam )
Hvis man går ind på den verdensdækkende Onislam.net, er det småt med selvransagelsen. En basketcase i Norge har i syv år overvejet at sætte ild på en moske og han har også skrevet til dem og advaret om det – de stakkels norske muslimer er rædselsslagne. Med manglen på selvindsigt og voldelighedens almindelige udvikling in mente, kan man frygte deres passivitet vil give dem noget virkeligt, at være skrækslagne for i Europa. Fralæggelsen af ansvar er en farlig, kortsigtet strategi. Status quo i Europa kan væltes af ét stort Nairobi-Mumbai angreb. Så labilt har politikerne placeret os, de vil bære et tungt medansvar, det er også i det lys man skal se panik-lov og handlinger, som 266 b og Englands behandling af Tommy Robinson. De kan blive meget værre i deres forsøg på at simulere kontrol. Går det virkelig galt, vil det naturligvis kun skyldes alle os, der advarede. Ikke voldsmændene, ikke politikerne, det sir’ sig selv.