ANOTHER ATROCITY ANOTHER DAY OF DISBELIEF
Another atrocity and just when we thought they couldn't get any lower after the Bataclan, they attack and kill a bunch of children. What can we think? How do western civilized people come to terms with this sort of horror? How do we get our minds round an act that specifically aims at killing and maiming children? There is no doubt that this man knew damn well the sort of people that were going to this Arian Grande concert in Manchester. Not since the days of the Third Reich has a group of people such as ISIS, for I'm sure they will claim responsibility for it, been so blaze about other people's lives. Not only that, but in the social media that they have access to they have been rejoicing at this 'great act' of revenge for their version of Islam. They call it revenge against the Crusaders because, of course, they still call Christians, Crusaders. The problem is that a bomb is indiscriminate so that kills Muslims too and for some reason that doesn't seem to matter to them.
I might have mentioned this before but I feel it's worth saying again. Until all the Imams in Britain and round the world stand up and with a unified voice condemn these acts of barbarism and make the point that the perpetrator will burn in hell, it's going to be very difficult to stop suicide bombing. Everyone is shouting how this is an act of extreme cowardice, but they have got it all wrong, this is an act of extreme bravery in the eyes of the perpetrator. Killing yourself whilst 'doing God's work' is very brave and can be compared to early Christian martyrs in the eyes of radical Islam.
In fact, the bad guys here are the Imams or sheikhs who have persuaded these people that they will be martyrs for Islam and that they are doing God's work for him. They are the psychopaths in this business. Look at the 7/7 bombers. They were not down and outs or people with learning difficulties who didn't understand what they had let themselves into. They were teachers and social workers who were doing well and had families, yet they were persuaded they would be martyrs. What greater reward can a man or woman have? Think of the many Christian martyrs, who gave their lives for their religion, these bombers feel the same. They have been persuaded by charismatic psychopaths that their reward will be in heaven. Although, these abhorrent people have been know to use children when they can't persuade adults. There is a well documented case of a twelve year old with learning difficulties and her three year old sister having bombs strapped to them and being carefully instructed and directed what to do.
Until a good sized seed of doubt can be planted in their minds there will be a constant stream of applicants for martyrdom. Suicide bombing can only be stopped by Islam and in general we haven't got that message yet and neither has Islam. Moslems need to take their religion into the twenty first century and see that punishments and diktats that were acceptable in the seventh century are no longer acceptable. But they don't, and the more fanatical, and there are plenty of those, are easy meat for their psychopathic preachers. The big problem with Islam is that it accepts no criticism. The minute anyone criticises anything in the Koran they are labelled Islamophobes and blasphemers and then you can be killed. Until they lighten up about their religion it is difficult to see where the West can go. Bombing and shooting and declaring war on them as terrorists just doesn't work and never will.
A dispassionate look at Islam will show your average civilized man or woman that there is plenty in the Koran to like and dislike. Yet air your views in public especially about the bits you dislike and you may be prosecuted. But how can you like a religion that promotes beheading, amputation of hand and foot, stoning to death and even recently, in Saudi Arabia, a blogger sentenced to be crucified in public because they didn't like his blog. There may be plenty in the Koran that is worthy, naturally, because it was modelled on the Torah and the Bible. However, these punishments, which are still carried out in a few Islamic countries, are nothing but cruel, horrific, even disgusting. It is, I propose, very difficult for people in the West to imagine being stoned to death, yet it happens regularly and always in public so everyone can enjoy the sight and throw the stones. There is plenty in Islam that is not pleasant and I have difficulty understanding Westerners who convert to it. The only modicum of comfort in all this horror for people of other religions or no religion is the sure belief that the perpetrator is definitely not going to heaven.