Yesterday a young soldier was brutally butchered on the streets of London by two Islamist extremists. I’ve been wrestling all day with how I feel about this. On the one hand I am absolutely appalled by the act & part of me is crying out for the ultimate penalty to be paid by the two Nigerians who chose to bring the sort of brutality practiced in their own country to their own people to our shores.
I am glad to see that the Muslim community have raised their voices loudest of all in condemnation of this act. This act, like all forms of terrorism carried out in the name of the Prophet Mohammed has nothing to do with Islam or his teachings. It’s the perverted act of those who choose to misread what he has said. I can understand those who would like to see such people banished from our land, I can understand the fear, caused by this atrocity.
I beleive that the murderers should pay with their lives. But I do not, cannot , & will not accept that a whole section of people loyal to this country should pay for the actions of these bastards. I don’t share the views that they are all like that because such an act was done in the name of Islam.
Sadly some people never bother to look beyond the obvious. I have many Islamic friends & have actually read the Koran unlike many & Mohammed preaches tolerance for the beleifs of others & respect for the other people of the Book, including Jews & Christians. In fact they regard Jesus as an important prophet in their own right.
I’ve even been told by some that all Moslems send their kids to terrorist schools. Didn’t know there were any in Norwich. If people would look at the similarities we have rather than the differences we’d have more to celebrate. Sadly to me all religion seems like people with imaginary friends fighting over whose is the best. The sooner we dump these superstitious beleifs the better.
Gods don’t kill people. People with gods kill people. When you look at the appalling record of inhumanity caused because one group of people don’t share the beliefs of another group it makes you wonder. If there is a god of some sort, I have no doubt he has turned his back on what is being done in his name long ago.