July 12, 2013

Bombing Outside Mosque in the UK After Rigby Funeral

What the hell?

They have said the explosion came from car park at Kanz-ul-Iman Central Jamia Mosque in Binfield Street.

Unconfirmed reports have said it was caused by 'a nail bomb'. West Midlands Police said it was now being treated as a 'terrorist incident.' ...

The incident came on the day murdered soldier Lee Rigby was remembered at a private funeral service in Bury, Greater Manchester.

And it's not the first:
The incident comes just weeks after an explosive device was found outside another mosque in nearby Walsall, just eight miles away.
I know the first reaction of some will be that this is a fake hate crime done by some nutty Muslim trying to play the victim card.

Maybe, but it seems less likely than the other alternative: there are plenty nutjobs out there who aren't Muslim.

As rare as non-Muslim on Muslim terrorism is, it does exist. Case in point.

If you are on the right and you believe in collective guilt, then I have news for you: you are not on the right.

If you believe that Muslims in general ought to be punished for the deeds of a specific Muslim then you and I are not on the same page.

This same mentality is why George Zimmerman is being prosecuted.

It's the same mentality which leads to terrorism. You hurt random people who represent a group in order to send a message of fear to that entire group.

And it's what made the KKK not just a group of thugs, but terrorists.

So, yeah, there are people who really do hate Muslims and it is conceivable that some subset of this group really are either crazy enough or ideologically motivated enough or some mixture of the two that they would resort to acts of terror.

The only individual who actually fits that characterization in the West, though (that I can think of offhand), is Anders Breivik. And for him it was an ideology mixed with a good dose of the crazy.

And, oddly enough, Breivik's anti-Muslim paranoia led not to killing Muslims, but to killing a bunch of Norwegian kids.

Which isn't odd at all, when you come to think of it. The vast majority of terrorism in the world is committed by Muslims. This is true. But it is also true that the vast majority of the victims of Muslim terrorism are ... other Muslims. The "traitors" and "apostates" as the Salaafis like to call their Muslim victims.

Breivik viewed the powers that be in Norway and the Labour Party similarly as traitors.

The point being that while it is possible that this mosque attack is a hoax -- we've seen plenty of phony hate crimes against Muslims since 9/11 -- we need to remember the moral of the story in The Boy Who Cried Wolf: sometimes, there really is a wolf.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:25 PM | Comments |