The Blob

Thursday, July 07, 2005

London, July 7, 2005

I will be curious to see the reaction by both the British government and the people of Great Britain to today's multiple bombing attacks by Al Qaida terrorists. Despite obvious radicalism and hatred by Islamic militants in London for many years, the British government has taken a surprisingly light hand in containing, if not combating them. In the mind of a terrorist, conciliation is merely a sign of weakness. What transpired today may finally change that. And not a moment too soon.

I'm curious too, to see whether there will be any kind of ad hoc response by the British people against the terrorists and militants in their midst. There is a concerted move to spread radical Islam in the west. At what point will people draw a line to allowing this to flourish?

Al Qaida terrorists have claimed responsibility for the London blasts on an Islamic website and said that "Britain is burning with fear".

Below is a set of quotations from a posting today on an Al Qaida Web site that shows just how twisted their minds are:

"The heroic mujahidin have carried out a blessed raid in London."

It continued: "Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters."

The message went on: "In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and the dauntless fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him.

"O nation of Islam and nation of Arabism: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge from the British Zionist Crusader Government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan."

What a crock.

If they really believe that God is so peaceful and merciful, why did they wantonly kill over 40 innocent people? That's not jihad. It's cowardice.

I'm still scratching my head to comprehend the capitulation by the people of Spain in reaction to the horrible terrorist attacks that took place there. It made me wonder if we may see a reaction of a different sort in London to the rise of radical Islam in a city with a large Muslim population.

Time will tell.