The Woolwich attacks and murder of Drummer Lee Rigby has shocked Britain and rightly so. Any attack like this is shocking in its nature and the consequences are abhorrent. For a man to have survived Afghanistan and then to lose his lives in the supposedly peaceful harmony of south London is obviously greatly upsetting for his afflicted family and for the grieving nation.
The difficulty with this grief is that the attack can also become an emotional attack upon our reason and the threat of overreaction is worrying. In any normal circumstance the contents of this tragic affair would be described as a terrible act by an incredibly angry nutter. As it is, the perpetrators were muslims and one of them has been pursued by the secret services before.
There has been a 10th arrest in connection with last Wednesday’s Islamist murder ofFusilier DrummerLee Rigby in Woolwich.
Written by Chris White
The suspect who is a 50 year old male was arrested in Welling on Monday
Police are also currently searching two addresses in Southeast London and one address in South London.
Meanwhile the two Nigerian killers of Lee Rigby, 28 year old Michael Adebolajo and 22 year old Michael Adebowale, remain under arrest in hospital under suspicion of murdering the infantryman.
The Metropolitan Police have said that the two men would not be questioned until they have been discharged from hospital.
The murder on Wednesday has stoked heated debate and controversy throughout the nation, with several questions being raised in high places about the failure of British intelligence services to prevent the attack, after it was revealed that the two killers were already known to the security services.
It was also alleged by an associated of Mr. Adebolajo on Newsnight that MI5 had once approached Mr. Adebolajo with a job offer which he promptly rejected.
In response to the allegation Parliament’s Intelligence & Security Committee said it will investigate the actions of the security services in relation to the incident.
MI5 Chief Andrew Parker has reportedly told the head of the committee Sir Malcolm Rifkin, that the organization “wishes to co-operate fully with the investigations by the committee.”
The committee’s findings will be reported directly to the Prime Minister and then to Parliament. Most of the report will be made public except for redactions omitted on grounds of “national security.”
In an interview with Radio 4’s Today Program Rifkin said that he was “very confident” that the committee would leave no stone unturned saying, “we not only have the power to ask MI5 questions, we can also access all the relevant files, internal papers and any documents that are relevant to this matter.”
Today the Armed Forces Memorial Trust announced that Drummer Rigby's name will be added to the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, saying: "Fusilier Lee Rigby was killed as a result of terrorist action outside Woolwich Barracks in London on May 22nd 2013 and qualifies for inclusion on the Armed Forces Memorial.
His name, along with other members of the UK armed forces who are killed on duty or through terrorist action in 2013, will be engraved in time for the Annual Service of Dedication in mid-2014."
In other developments two London War Memorials, one in honour of British airmen the other in honour of military pack animals and cavalry horses, were defaced with what appeared to be Islamist graffiti.
Only hours after two Nigerian Islamists ambushed and hacked a serving British soldier to death in the streets of Woolwich as he was walking back to the Royal Artillery Barracks yesterday, the BBC made a catastrophic error by inviting on its World News channel one of Britain’s worst Islamist terrorist sympathisers - Asghar Bukhari of the vile MPAC(UK), in the guise of a so-called “expert on extremism”.
Let’s remind ourselves of who Bukhari really is:
In 2006, Bukhari had sent David Irving a £60 cheque and a letter headed with a quote from John Locke, "All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to stand idle”. This was reported in UK paper The Observer as David Irving had made statements in the past supporting Holocaust Denial. Bukhari said that he felt that Irving was, "being smeared for nothing more than being anti-Zionist" and that the "pro-Israeli lobby often accuse people of anti-Semitism. He said he felt that Holocaust denial was wrong, and that he did not know that Irving was a Holocaust denier when he donated money to him.
Bukhari then scrabbled around for support but failed miserably to find any.
Now a pariah, Bukhari published an audiocast where he stated: "David Irving claimed he was not anti-Semitic and was in fact being attacked by the powerful pro-Israeli lobby; in short, being smeared ... I believed him, it's as simple as that ... I would not have supported anyone who is anti-Semitic."
No-one listened. Bukhari had shown his true colours.
Then, during the Gaza War, Bukhari was busted again when he wrote in a Facebook thread:
"Muslims who fight against the occupation of their lands are 'Mujahadeen' and are blessed by Allah. And any Muslim who fights and dies against Israel and dies is a martyr and will be granted paradise ... There is no greater oppressor on this earth than the Zionists, who murder little children for sport."
The British Centre for Social Cohesion passed his comments onto the UK police.
As a result, MPACUK responded by criticising the Centre for Social Cohesion for "wasting police time by reporting Asghar Bukhari for supposedly contravening the new law banning 'glorification of terrorism'. MPACUK – who actually care about stopping terrorism – expect our taxes to be spent trying to prevent anyone from blowing us up on tube trains (not dealing with politically-motivated malicious reports against media spokespeople from Muslim groups!)"
“It’s a depressing cycle of violence and it’s not going to end anytime soon”, was Bukhari’s pathetic justification for the Islamist hacking of a British soldier to death yesterday.
Confirming that most Muslim youths see themselves as being more loyal to Asian traditions and structures of authority than those which are British or European, Bukhari went on: “Muslim organizations [referred to by the interviewer as mainstream Muslim organizations] have failed to teach young people [young Muslim people] that there is another route for the grievance, the anger, the frustration that they feel about this government’s policies in the Muslim World.”
Then, announcing that more terrorist attacks would follow, Bukhari declared: “Young people are going to take to what they see on the television, they’re going to take to these barbaric attacks!” - Describing their grievances as “justifiable” and calling on the British Government to “admit this direct link” between “this radicalization that’s happening” and “their foreign policy.”
The attack comes as multiple plots by Islamists to assassinate soldiers in the streets of Britain have already been foiled in recent years and on the same day as the attack, immigrant riots continued to rock Sweden for a third day, erupting in a car burning epidemic in centres such as Malmö and Stockholm.
Asghar Bukhari is not representative of Muslims. He is a representative of political Islam which has no place in British politics in the hothead, extremist form personified by Bukhari.
The BBC should be ashamed. When an Islamist extremist atrocity has just occurred on Britain’s streets, Brits at home and abroad do not expect to turn on their televisions and watch a scraggy imp, who is an anti-Semitic Islamist extremist himself, justifying the atrocity.
Whoever was responsible at the BBC for inviting this warped, little devil into their studios should be sacked.