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DO LOOK BACK IN ANGER, I HEARD YOU SAY.

By David Vance On May 22nd, 2018 at 10:24 am

Today marks a year since twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when radical Islamist Salman Abedi detonated a bomb attached to himself at a pop concert in Manchester. Here are the images of those lost lives.

In the shocked aftermath of the atrocity, people were implored to “Don’t look back in anger”and true enough one year on the BBC leads with the thoughts of pop singer Ariane Grand, whose concert last year was the one targeted by Abedi. She’s not that angry about what happened – she is just “sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer”. Right, so it’s about her. Except is is not.

The media narrative today is that “One Love”has helped the City heal and that a sing a long vigil later today will ease the pain. Who knows, maybe it will? Those affected and traumatised by the terror attack are perfectly entitled to respond as they will and take comfort where they can find it. But there is one element of the media coverage of the anniversary that is missing, and deliberately so, and that is framing this for what it was –a militant Jihad attack by a deranged radical Islamist who used our sort borders to slip in and out of the UK.

How did Abedi come to commit this atrocity? The media have moved on as if this has no relevance when it comes to preventing future such slaughter and there is a good reason for this – it’s because it raises some disturbing questions.

Abedi’s parents were Libyan born “refugees” who managed to get themselves into the UK. They then LEFT the UK and returned to Libya when Gaddaffi fell in 2011. When they lived in the UK, Abedi was described as “normal” but then..

Abedi is believed to have attended the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as the Didsbury Mosque. Sheikh Mohammad Saeed said he believed Abedi had displayed a “face of hate” after the imam gave a sermon denouncing terrorism.

Mmmm. So he attended a Mosque which has had serious questions raised about what it preaches,we are then invited to believe that he was radicalised because the Mosque denounced terrorism and this unhinged him???

Does this coherent to you, or self serving bullshit?

And what did people recall of him when he was in Manchester?

Neighbours recalled an abrasive, tall, skinny young man who was little known in the neighbourhood, and often seen in traditional Islamic clothing.

OK, so in short he frequented a Mosque which has hosted hate preachers, he wore the garb of Islam, and he was said to be “abrasive”.  I wonder might there be other such ticking bombs walking around our towns and cities? Will we prevent them from replicating this horror by not looking back in anger? Will “love” stop radical Islam?

The UK has permittedat least 400 hardened Jihadistsback into the UK. Each of these constitutes a threat every bit as bad as Abedi. Meanwhile MI5 are watching some 3000 terror suspects,mostly young radicals. Terrorism is defeated by confronting and killing terrorists before they kill you. Terrorism is defeated by using overwhelming force and intelligence to erase the terror networks and the engines of the radicalisation. One year on, that lesson is ignored by those who prefer platitudes and gestures. And that is the real lesson of today. We SHOULD look back in anger. 

It would also be remiss to let this day pass without acknowledging the 5th anniversary of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby

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Fusiler Rigby, lest we forget, was butchered by radical Islamists Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. Adelbolajo stated at the time of the killing…

“Through many passages in the Koran we must fight them as they fight us”

Yet we are told that the killing has nothing to do with Islam.

We are told that the Manchester Arena bombing had nothing to do with Islam.

Denying reality will not stop the terror. It simply emboldens the terrorists. The best tribute we can pay to those who lost their lives at the hands of radical Islam is to stand up and NAME the evil. Today, I am afraid the legacy media will stay mute.

The List of what is expected from Iran

By Patrick Van Roy On May 22nd, 2018 at 12:46 am

One Toke Over The Line

By Mahons On May 21st, 2018 at 7:16 pm

New York City’s abominable Mayor has announced he will order the police department to cease arresting pot smokers and issue them a citation instead, which seems more like providing reefer folks with rolling papers instead of detering them in any way. Marijuana is still illegal in the State but the Mayor is in a race against the Governor to appear more progressive.

To be blunt, I dont think public announcements of discretionary policy are wise, whatever one’s opinion of legalizing herb. The Mayor has long had the munchies for getting out a head of the latest fashions on the Left so this comes as little suprise. He is the kind of politician who if he does something you agree with, you reconsider your opinion as a precaution.

I’d rather he wait for the current laws to be modified or changed, and then respond accordingly. I dont want to see the Big Apple go up in smoke.

TRUMP SWINGS BACK

By Pete Moore On May 21st, 2018 at 7:08 pm

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear, eh chums?

Quite an significant development. The FBI has admitted to running a spy in the Trump camp. The trail has to lead up to somewhere. Someone gave the order. Justice and American democracy demand that that person be named.

The establishment press pushed all its chips onto the silly Russia story. We’ll now see who is interested in truth and who runs comfort stories for their readers.

MEN, DON’T BE EFFEMINATE

By Pete Moore On May 20th, 2018 at 9:44 pm

He’s right too. All jewellery on a man is wrong. Earrings and God knows what other piercings, chains and rings are ugly and vulgar.

A man ought to have have standards.

ATW COMEDY CORNER

By Pete Moore On May 19th, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Politics schmolitics

I was walking through the village this morning when a voice behind me said something. I turned around and a boy of about 6 or 7 was standing there, bold as brass. He has Downs syndrome and is wearing a Reading FC shirt. He spoke again: “It’s the FA Cup Final today.” I know, I said, and asked him if he’s going to watch it. “Yes, I’m going to watch it.” Then I asked him who he wants to win. He clenched his little fist and said “United.” Then his sister came over and told him to get indoors. He won’t be happy now. Chelsea are one up at half-time.

Anyway, I thought I’d seen that pastor before …

 

A request from Phantom

By Patrick Van Roy On May 19th, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Hannity on the One Year Anniversary of the Mueller Special Counsel.

Royal Music

By Patrick Van Roy On May 19th, 2018 at 3:24 pm

GOOD SHOW

By Pete Moore On May 19th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex go for a ride round Windsor.

I see that Harry also becomes Baron Kilkeel, which was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mourne. That’s beautiful. More of this please.

What, me? No, the rugby’s on the other side. But a brief dip into Twitterland reveals that the commies are having an epic whinge. They’re whinging about the patriarchy, taxes(!), the pomp and ceremony, the tradition, the patriotism and lots of white people waving the Union flag.

Good, I love it when commies whinge.

BRACE YOURSELVES

By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2018 at 7:45 pm

The same people who have been defending Hamas and MS-13 all week are now about to indict millions of peaceful Americans as terrorists.