After yet another terrorist attack in the name of Allah in London on Saturday, British PM Theresa May declared “enough is enough,” the New York Times is reporting.
May has vowed to launch “a sweeping review of Britain’s counterterrorism strategy,” and said “government may extend the time of custodial sentences for terrorism suspects” — similar to an idea I suggested here recently but was pooh-poohed by people worried about suspending the civil rights of said suspects.
But clearly, something has to be done to stop wacko citizens from running amok and killing innocent people on behalf of alleged religious extremists — I say “alleged religious” because I am not convinced the leaders of these terrorism groups are religious at all, and I strongly suspect that money is the root of their particular brand of evil.
May referred to them as “a perversion of Islam,” the N.Y. Times is reporting, and said “There is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”
She is calling for a global effort to “regulate cyberspace,” which is the prime recruiting grounds for terrorists looking to brainwash simpletons into blowing themselves up in marketplaces and the like.
It should be noted that the Muslim Council of Britain is condemning Saturday’s truck and knife attack by three scumbags, which took the lives of seven people and injured dozens of others.
Indeed, true Muslims around the world have been condemning these types of attacks from the outset, and it’s a wonder anyone is buying into the lies and deception of terrorist organizations claiming to represent Islam.
Perhaps that is where part of the solution to the terrorism problem lies: The Muslim Council of Britain and other such organizations could do more to reach out to potential extremists, in tandem with an information campaign launched by the British government to dispel the myths and lies of terrorist organizations, because I’m betting the only exposure some homegrown extremists have to Islam is what they hear from the likes of ISIS and their cohorts — “a perversion of Islam,” as May put it.
What do you think? Any ideas on how we can prevent such forms of attacks? Or are they unstoppable?
Photo: “There is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said following an attack by three terrorists in London on Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Photo: Wikipedia)