(National Sentinel)Â Terrorism:Â Great Britain and the rest of Europe have fought destructive wars for centuries – and two of them in the last century alone – so it is understandable that as a people, Europeans are not particularly eager to see another one consume their continent.
But there is a difference between avoiding war if you can and fighting one that has already begun, though apparently most Europeans appear to want to sit this one out even as they are dying in the streets of their own cities.
That is especially true in Britain, which has suffered three terrorist attacks in less than a year, the most recent one coming less than a week ago. But to hear many British leaders speak on the subject, including the buffoonish Muslim mayor of London,Â Sadiq Khan, who sees President Donald J. Trump as more of a threat than the radical Islamists who are killing is countrymen.
That said, there are at least some voices of reason and reality in Britain who are desperately attempting to awaken the slumbering masses before they are slaughtered by an Islamic wave that is counting on them to remain docile in the face of a mounting threat.
One of them is the ex-leader of the UK branch of the hardline Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT),Â Maajid Nawaz. As reported byÂ Breitbart News:
Mr. Nawaz, a broadcaster and author, was speaking onÂ Londonâ€™s LBC radio in the wake of Saturday nightâ€™s terrorist atrocity in the British capital, in which seven people were killed and more than 50 injured. In response to a caller questioning whether Islam had anything to do withÂ acts of terrorist violence, he had this to say:
â€œWhen the prophet Mohammed said: â€˜I have been ordered to fight the people until they declare there is no god but God and Muhammad is his messengerâ€™, Thatâ€™s clearly got something to do with violence doesnâ€™t it?â€ Maajid suggested.
The caller went on to ask about theÂ context of the passage cited by Nawaz – itself pretty ironic, given that the man used to run an organization that takes the Quran very literally.
Still, he answered it with aplomb and brilliance.
â€œOk, So letâ€™s agree that context is important,â€ Maajid said. â€œInterpretation is important, but letâ€™s not pretend itâ€™s got nothing to do with violence because making the argument that we need context acknowledges that weâ€™re having a discussion about violence and placing violence in its context within Islam. Thatâ€™s different to saying violence has got nothing to do with Islam.â€
He then explained why the tie must be acknowledged first and then understood.
â€œWhy this is so important is because when listeners hear Muslims like yourself say itâ€™s got nothing to do with it, they think that youâ€™re trying to shirk responsibility and sidestep the very important task that faces all of us to challenge extremism within our mosques and our communities,” he told the caller.
â€œOf course, that may not be what you intended, but it sounds like that to listeners who are not Muslims, it sounds like youâ€™re making excuses so as to not go about doing the work that all of us have to do, which is to challenge extremism.â€
Few human beings actually want to engage in the ultimate act of violence that is war. But when that war has already come toÂ you, refusing to acknowledge the fact is akin to suicide, withÂ the end result being the same: Death.
So it becomes a matter of choice – how do you want to go out, cowering under the false premise that “reaching out” with “love” and “offers of peace” will protect you, or fighting back and at least giving yourself and your country a chance to persevere and survive?
We can say for certainty that Europe’s Islamic extremist enemies are counting on their prey to continue choosing the first option.