British Muslims: London Bombing Justified
A poll reported on in the August 7 Scotsman says almost one fourth of British Muslims believe the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings in London were justified by the British government’s support of the U.S.-led “war on terror.”
The poll, conducted for a British television news documentary, found sympathies with the terrorists skewed heavily toward younger Muslims—with those under age 24 twice as likely to say they “agreed” or “tended to agree” the attacks were justified as those who were over age 45. This indicates the danger, unless forcibly checked, will only grow greater with time.
Two other alarming poll results were reported by the Scotsman: “[N]early half of those polled, or 45 percent, believe the 9/11 attacks on New York were a conspiracy between the United States and Israel. … A third of those questioned said they would rather live under Sharia [Islamic] law in the UK than British law.”
Britain is infected with a deep sickness that gravely threatens its long-term health. Drastically committed to the politically correct ideals of multiculturalism it is now unable to bring itself to identify a plain threat to its existence, believing instead that all Islamist radicalism must be a reaction to some fault of Britain itself. Thus, having completely sacrificed its historical identity, the very concept of “Britishness,” it permits all manner of hostile behavior in its midst, believing tolerance to be the only way to defuse tensions with radicals.
As a result, young Muslims, who are born in the country and grow up as beneficiaries of its largesse, are becoming radicalized, not in the madrassahs of Iran and Pakistan, but actually on British soil.
The 7/7 bombings were carried out by homegrown British boys who learned to hate their homeland so fiercely as to be willing to die in order to bring it hurt (the same was the case with those arrested in connection with the plot to blow up planes uncovered in August). This poll profoundly illustrates a sobering fact: That attack was but one manifestation of an enormously invasive danger lurking in the heart of the formerly Great Britain.europe