UK terror attacks meant to erode May’s power?

I can’t say the thought hadn’t crossed my mind

Another spate of random murders in Britain, less than two weeks since the bomb in Manchester, underlines the scale of the challenge faced by police in Europe at present. It is hard to think of an easier crime to commit, or a more callous one, than to drive a motor vehicle into city pedestrians. The bollards that have appeared at entrances to pedestrian precincts in cities around the world are testimony to the extent of this threat. But it is impossible to protect pedestrians everywhere.

The slayings on London Bridge and nearby area yesterday come just two months after four people were killed in similar ways, with a car and a knife, at Westminster.

In the wake of the Manchester bombing, the threat level in Britain was raised to critical, and as the public learned the Manchester killer had previously been a suspect under watch, British counter-terrorism officials made known the scale of the task facing them. They said they have 500 operations under way monitoring 3000 potential suspects.

Compare that with 30 or 40 odd people being monitored in New Zealand.  

Just days away from a general election, British political leaders will be under pressure to promise increased resources for surveillance and pre-emptive measures to try to rid Britain of this menace. The perpetrators have probably timed this attack for maximum political impact, hoping to incite the kind of response that will harden Islamic resentment of the West. Donald Trump was quick to respond as they hope, taking to Twitter to cite the latest outrage as reason for US courts to back his travel ban on selected Muslim countries.

It is hard for democratic countries to keep a sense of proportion about those incidents at the best of times. When a country suffers several in succession as Britain has now, it is doubly hard. But if police resources are to be increased they should be directed to much greater threats than terrorism

Determined Muslim lifestyles are incompatible with Western civilisation.  This problem didn’t start a few years ago.  It started a few generations ago.   These aren’t “refugees”.  There are locally indoctrinated people.

The problem for the UK is that none of the major parties have any appetite to solve the problem at the core.  By just hunting around those that may go off at any time, they can barely keep up.  But what goes unaddressed is the engine room where more Jihadis are created every day.

Shut down the creation of Jihadis.   In any way.  And if that means preventative detention, deportation and flattening parts of the earth where terrorism is being fomented, then let’s stop feeling queazy about breaking a few eggs.  Lets get down to making the perfect omelette.


– NZ Herald

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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