Fishmongers' Hall Jihad Attack
"Nothing has changed. Wahhibism and
Deobandi mosques continue to grow and operate uncontrolled whilst
their Madrasses and Islamic schools continue to brainwash the next
generation of terrorists. The future of the UK and most of Europe is
Sharia" [comment at
"The real cause of the latest
atrocity has been around for nigh on fourteen centuries: Islam
itself. Anyone who claims this belief system - which mandates terror
and death or subjugation for non-believers - is a 'religion of
peace' is either ignorant of its tenets or mendacious. There's no
middle ground on this. Peaceful verses in the Koran? Yes, abrogated
by the later, violent, Medinan verses. Violence in the Torah and the
Gospels? Yes, descriptive not prescriptive.
The Judeo-Christian texts contain nothing like the open-ended
commands for violence against unbelievers that you find in Islamic
scriptures. The Crusades? A reaction against four
centuries of Islamic aggression and conquest. The Inquisition?
An episode arising from Roman Church politics, not supported or
sanctioned by anything in the Gospels. In short, expect there to be
a flood of whataboutery and logical fallacies (the attacker wasn't a
'real' muslim ... ) to exculpate Islam from its foundational role in
this and all the other terrorist atrocities we've seen"
"In truth, Islamism [sic] is a violent, irrational and supremacist
ideology that has taken root in many settings and countries since
the 7th century. The idea that modern political events can explain
the actions inspired by it is deeply ahistorical, parochial and
ignorant" [comment at
"[T]hey are following the
injunctions of the Qur'an and the example of Mohammed, who that same
Qur'an declares is an 'excellent pattern' of conduct (Surah
All-'Ahzab v.21). And it is Mohammed who declared, 'I will cast
terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. therefore strike off
their heads and strike off every fingertip of them' (Surah
8:12). Western liberals and leftists who think that pious Muslims
have misconstrued Islam are saying that they are better interpreters
of the Qur'an than was Mohammed" [comment
"[T]his guy like so many others is
simply being a good Muslim and faithfully following the orders of a
murderous psychopath" / "True Islam IS Radical. It is an
evil scourge which codifies and enshrines the most primal passions
in humans and presents the ideology as a religion"
"Wherever there are muslims in countries dumb enough to take them
in, you can be guaranteed that they are stockpiling weapons, making
bombs, drawing up plans, teaching their kids to fight and working
every day towards their positions of power over the infidel" /
"We all know the danger of the moslem. We choose to do nothing about
it" / "Islamic terror is desired by the EU electors, to
keep Western European peoples in constant shock and awe. As [the]
pretext to globalistic totalitarianism"
"Where there are moslems, there will be bombings, shootings, knife
attacks, acid attacks, truck attacks, and other mayhem and
atrocities. Barbarians will be barbarians. Recognizing that fact is
not phobic. It is simply being realistic. These particular moslems
are already proven terrorists, and after being imprisoned they're
angrier than ever at the infidels ... Governments everywhere are
intentionally blind to the fact that moslems and civilisation do not
"This inability to
talk openly about Islamist [sic] terror is truly shocking" [comment
belief of Learning Together and other such deradicalisation
programmes is Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'inherent goodness of humanity' and
noble savage' , and the outworkings of this - certainly in so
far as it applies to Muslim Jihadis like Usman Khan - can be seen in today's
Politically Correct doctrine of
Identity Politics (see the relevant
Unfortunately, this nice but naïve
view is at serious odds with what God: the Creator, Judge, and Saviour of
humanity has to say in His Word... "There is none that
doeth good, no, not one"
(Psalms 14:3; 53:3;
and "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"
Whilst it is
absolutely true that some released criminals can, and do, turn their
lives around and subsequently become productive members of society,
this is very, very rare where Islamic Jihadi terrorists are
concerned, who "are not the same as other prisoners" (see the
articles in this section). God never speaks of 'deradicalisation' or even 'rehabilitation' in
the Bible. What He does speak of is salvation: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son
[the Lord Jesus
Christ, the Messiah],
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world though Him might be saved"
"One of the common failings
among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly
dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to
trust them" (Thomas Sowell) / "That is so true and I can
attest to it. I spent most of my life assuming most people were
honest and had good intentions... boy was I wrong!!!"
"Jack Merritt was a 25-year-old
Cambridge criminology graduate and an administrator of the 'Learning
Together' programme. He had written the dissertation for his
Doctorate of Philosophy on the 'over-representation' in the British
prison system of young ethnic-minority males, such as Usman Khan. He
had apparently donated to a charity fun run by two Cambridge
professors that raised money to buy a laptop for Usman Khan. Usman
Khan used that laptop to explore his continuing-education interest
in global jihad, and then he asked permission to go to Fishmongers'
Hall in London to attend the 'Learning Together' anniversary event.
Jack Merritt saw Usman Khan as his friend, proof of the validity of
his thesis, a testament to the success of the programme. Usman Khan
saw Jack Merritt as the other, the infidel. So he killed him" [source].
"'Poster boy for deradicalisation'
Khan had previously attended events run by Learning Together - an
organisation that works with Cambridge University linking
ex-prisoners with students. Both those elements worked out well. For
further irony, Khan killed Jack Merritt, who co-ordinated the
conference. Did Merritt invite Khan I wonder? I suspect we will
never know" [comments at
"The killer was actually attending a
rehabilitation conference at Fishmongers Hall near London Bridge.
You might hope that this fact alone would cause those who advocate
this soft approach to law enforcement to question their beliefs. No
such luck. The chattering classes stubbornly insist that getting
tough with criminals is not the answer. Even the father of one of
the victims has declared that he 'would not wish the death of his
son to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for
detaining people unnecessarily.' Do those 'experts'
charged with running our criminal justice system actually know how
to fight crime?" / "I imagine the son might have voiced
a contrary opinion had he survived the atrocity" [comments at
"There are so many highly
intelligent professors and experts involved in this that I wonder
how it is that they appear unable to comprehend one simple fact: To
participate in a deradicalisation programme you have to be a radical
in the first place, and a radical is hardly likely to change his
mindset in a question and answer session over tea and biscuits.
Before I retired I took part in sessions with my employer like this
where your opinions are meant to be reformed and you just nod your
head and give the right answers - not always, but then you miss out
on tea and biscuits. More often they simply coach the person
involved how to dupe the system. In dealing with terrorists they are
completely out of their depth" / "Does Cambridge
University have a case to answer for being an accessory to murder?" [comments at
"Forgiveness in this sense is
becoming a problem, it ushers in leniency and we must resist this
... these Islamics HATE US, no amount of rehab and kind words is
going to change their minds and we want a government that
prioritises our safety over the rights of the terrorists. It is not
another crime, they are waging war and they have to be dealt with as
the enemies they are" / "Some ordinary criminals are
amenable and suitable for rehabilitation programmes, and I'm with
Jack and his father on that and laud them for it. They deserve our
best efforts to wean them off offending and onto a productive life.
However, fundamentalists ... are not ordinary offenders in any
sense. They cannot be persuaded that there is a better way, and it
is futile to try. Just as it is futile to try to persuade a wild
animal that they should be nice to humans. Instead we cage them or
isolate them from their vulnerable victims" / "One
obvious lesson to Learn Together for any such future events is to
have a few hefty gentlemen with bulges in their jackets discretely
seated at the back. But I doubt that any will be willing to learn"
"These programs, such as Jack
Merritt were a part of, are doomed to failure when dealing with
terrorists. Terrorism is a different sort of crime than those
committed by other criminals in that it has, ipso facto, an
ideological basis, and a theological one in the case of Islamism
[sic]. To 'de-radicalise' an Islamist [sic] requires convincing him
that he's doing Islam all wrong. There is nothing he would accept as
authoritative that shows that because he isn't a 'radical', he's a
fundamentalist following the first principles of the faith in the
Qur'an, the Hadith and the Sunna. Until the establishment will admit
that to themselves the 'de-radicalisation' strategies will never
work as they're currently based on a wishful thinking narrative that
Islamists [sic] have strayed from and are following a twisted, perverted new version of Islam. But they're not, they're following
the original, 'pure' faith" [comment at
"Chanting the old 'prison makes bad people
worse' mantra, the Left would have us believe that criminals are
basically decent chaps who have made wrong choices in life and could
become useful and productive members of society, if only the small
minded law abiding people would give them a chance. Similarly, the
de-radicalisers imagine they can persuade the jihadi that 'true
Islam' does not call for him to slay the infidel" / "[T]here
should be no expectation that these terrorists can be
de-radicalised, when prison reinforces their belief"
"The lad who who got killed wrote a Masters Degree thesis paper
titled, 'A Critical Analysis of the Over-Representation of Black,
Asian, and Minority Ethnic Males Aged 18-21 in the British Prison
System'... 'For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap also'
" [viewers' comments at
The Criminal Justice System
"Let out onto the streets having only served half of his original
prison term. With no effective monitoring whilst the secret services
are spending millions on keeping tracks of the 'far right'"
"Those who allowed
early release of this person are directly responsible for the
murders he committed. And they should be punished accordingly"
/ "Our criminal justice system consistently fails to
rehabilitate criminals. Is it surprising then that they also fail to
'de-radicalise' a jihadi?" / "So will this finally be
'enough is enough'? Don't hold your breath. Poor police and CPS.
They got the terrorist to court. The jury convicted him. The judge
jailed him, and then the 'system' took the p*** and let him out
after 50% sentence served without even reviewing it! ... Terrorists
are not ordinary criminals"
"And yet, despite all the obvious dangers, most of which the
authorities are of course aware, European governments are going
ahead with the releases. Don't European governments care about the
safety and security of their citizens any more?"
"If a builder constructed a tower block and it collapsed ending the
lives of the people who lived there that builder would be held
responsible and prosecuted - why should this principle not apply to
those in the judiciary and probation services etc who are
responsible for allowing these dangerous fanatics free?" [comments at
"The ball was dropped long ago by whatever bunch of clowns - who
must have had no understanding of the psychopathology that is Islam
- introduced the prison deradicalisation programme which is and
always has been an absolute farce - a sop to pacify all the bleeding
heart snowflakes and parliamentary vote whores who refuse to grasp
the real bullet" [comment at
"Find me the leftist
who argues for the early release of Anders Breivik" [comment at
Taqiyya: The Islamic Doctrine of Lying and Deceit
"It isn't rocket
science to say all the right things is it?!! I'm sure this guy
didn't admit that he was intending to stab innocent men and women on
his release" / "Surely any lawyer worth their salt should have been aware
of the Muslim edict of Taqiyya whereby it is not only
permitted but it is required of a believer to lie in the
advancement of Islam? Or is it possible that the lawyer Vajahat
Sharif was aware but chose to ignore this fact in the name of
Allah?" [comments at
"Yes, it is known in
Islam as 'taqiyya'. It refers to the religiously approved method of
deceiving and lying through your teeth to non-Muslims in order to
hoodwink them as to your true intention of spread[ing] the ideology
of Islam and removing any obstacles to that aim. This is common
knowledge on the internet but apparently no western politician,
academic, newspaper editor or left-wing Islamic apologist has ever
heard of it - or if they have, they all prefer to ignore it and
pretend it does not exist. Just like they spent years repeating the
mantra 'Islam is a religion of peace' regardless of how many
murderous atrocities are carried out in its name by, mostly, men
yelling Allahu Akbar. Or the endless stream of Islamic adherents
assuring us that the West will eventually be dominated by Islam and
Sharia Law. But regardless, no notice was ever taken by those who
are supposed to be in charge of decision making, and Muslim
immigration is permitted to continue unabated. I've no idea how to
force the authorities to take their heads out of their derrieres and
start dealing with the reality they have created" [comment at
"What - a Moslem lying
to the kuffar? No - don't believe it... can't be true!" /
"Well frankly I am shocked! You mean to tell me that your client
elected not to tell you that his real intention was to brutally
murder as many infidels as possible upon his release? What is the
world coming to when you can't trust a convicted terrorist?" /
"Is the lawyer also Islamic? If so, then there was no deception. The
lawyer knew exactly what was going to happen" / "Is that
lawyer an Islamist [sic]? If so, he could be practising a bit of
taqiyya himself. If not, how appallingly ignorant of that lawyer to
demonstrate a lack of understanding of Islamists [sic] and taqiyya.
High time that everybody knew that Islamists [sic] are allowed to
lie to further the cause of Islam" [comments at
"Bloodthirsty Muslims deceive people? never heard of such a thing"
/ "Deception?? Taqiya?? It seems some people ... have STILL learned
nothing about the death cult known as Islam" [comments at
The Politics of Grief
sad thing is Mr Merritt is so satisfied in his ideological ignorance
not even having his son brutally murdered is enough to make him
reassess his beliefs" / "Virtue signalling kills.
Destroys, maims. You feel good and the BBC and the cold hearted
university robots will cheer you on, but your 'nobility' sent others
... to their graves and the survivors into hell" / "And
as for those who rally round to give us all a good telling off, have
the last word, close us down by using the hate tag?... The irony is,
I had only seen outpourings of kindness towards the relatives and
the victims, including this gifted young man" [comments at
much one sympathises with Jack Merritt's parents, one must also
acknowledge that the dangerous naivety displayed by both father and
son put Jack in harm's way" / "I'm very sorry for their
loss - it's just about the worst thing in the world which can happen
too any parent. The grief will be visceral for a long time. Several
significant anniversaries and family events will go by in the
ensuing years without their son and they'll drift into old age
inevitably wondering ... whether the rehabilitation and care of
vicious criminals and terrorists was reason enough for their son to
die" [comments at
Merritt is clearly so ideologically possessed that he can't direct
his anger at the man who actually killed his son - it would mean
facing the fact that both his and his son's ideas were wrong. Thus
he's clutching at straws for an alternative he feels comfortable
with. He's entitled to express his grief as he sees fit, of course,
but he doesn't have the right to gamble with the lives of others to
save himself from the discomfort of cognitive dissonance" /
"The take-home message is that like father, like son, the sadly
deceased man so full of promise, energy and hope was doomed to a
narrow ideological world view which ultimately became
self-defeating. In having been raised with this shallow and naive
ideology, the young Merritt was misguided and put in harm's way,
rather than taught to be skeptical and ultra cautious about the
motives of others. Like any other form of predation, Islamic
terrorism is a fact of life and rendering it a 'protected species'
... is going to result in deaths" [comments at
can't help but think that maybe this poor man can't direct his anger
at his son's killer because he may then have to face the fact that
he imparted his ideas to his son in the first place" /
"The murder was predictable. That neither father nor son accepted
this makes it no less true. Had Jack Merritt not been hacked,
stabbed and bled to death, had he survived his stint at the sharp
end of his profession, he would have been extolling the
righteousness of his beliefs. Had Khan survived no doubt the mad
card would have come out, and he would have continued to extol the
righteousness of his beliefs" [comments at
"We all deal with
grief in different ways but this is quite astounding. Where's the
anger for the murderer of his son and the hateful ideology that
inspired it?" / "Jack may have been 'fine' and
'principled', but tragically he was wrong" / "What sort
of a father is David Merritt that he isn't angry at the man that
killed his son and the ideology that spawned him? If you want to see
hate, look there and not at the so-called 'right-wing' media,
political parties and people reacting with righteous anger to the
terror attack" [comments at
fear he's in denial about his role in this appalling tragedy. His
son, at 23 [sic], was still maturing. His idealism suggests someone
desperate to achieve some kind of catharsis and a parent would
normally try to temper this passion with a little sensible dialogue.
I certainly would never have wanted either of my daughters anywhere
near such an experimental organisation. It was plainly amateurish
and extremely naive. What parent wants to admit their own failings
after such a tragedy?" [comment at
"Given the father's response to
his son's death, I think it's obvious where Jack got his misguided
liberal attitudes. I hate to criticise a grieving father but I just
find his response so weird. Is this a symptom of Western decline?
Raise your kids to support criminals and then not even show any
anger towards said criminals when they murder your kids? And not
only that, but subsequently direct your misplaced [anger] at an
imaginary enemy, in this case the 'right-wing' media and
politicians. How strange" / "What kind of father indeed?
To detach himself from mourning the loss of his son in order to
instead give voice not only to what he imagines his son might say
but also to a pathology that has irresistibly gripped and warped his
psyche. Moreover, what is wrong with hating the barbarism that took
his son's life?" [comments at
"I am sorry for the two students who
were murdered on Friday, but they and their families (unbelievably)
are delusional, and their delusional world view has killed their own
and still they don't question the delusion, which being the current
orthodoxy puts me and mine at risk too. What will it take, if not
the murder of your own child, to see reality?" / "I find the
father of the murdered man railing at Boris for his condemnation of
the system a bit odd. Idealism is nearly always exploited by the
wicked. This father's refusal to face facts is worrying for his
mental health. Feeling deceived and angry would be more rational and
helpful to him in the long term. And his son will have died in vain
if the system isn't strengthened and sentencing made much tougher" [comments at
"There will be empty
chairs round the Christmas table in two English households now and
forever. And it behooves us to be sympathetic to and indulgent of
those whose grief takes incoherent forms ... Jack Merritt's father
reacted to his son's murder by Tweeting that 'my son was a
beautiful spirit who took the side of the underdog'. The
'beautiful spirit' was, like Waugh's prison governor, in the grip of
delusions. But Dave Merritt was mourning for his son, and seeking to
give his lost life some meaning" [source].
"The father's virtue signalling about
his son's murder, just turns my stomach. Somehow that is even worse
than when politicians use a tragedy" / "The father of
the male victim is so brainwashed that not even the murder of his
own son deprogrammed him" / "That father is going to
have a tough time when he finally realises his own role in his son's
death" / "The father of the male victim is riddled with
anti-white sickness" / "Imagine being so 'woke' you're
willing to sacrifice your child. This is a religion, and it's the
religion of the Aztecs" / "Cuckoldry of the highest
level" / "'The liberal system cries out in pain as it
struggles to keep up the charade' "
[viewers' comments at
"The father is in a minority, most people will want much longer
sentences, or preferably repatriation to country of origin" /
"I have friends like the victim's parents. Ostrich parasitic
syndrome and 1984 in full flow" / "When the father is
left afraid and alone in his dotage in an old people's home lying in
his own s*** for three days by his ethnic carers then perhaps he'll
finally get it" / "David Merritt, I hope that one day
you remember you love your son more than diversity" /
"Don't use my son for your agenda, I wish to use him for mine"
/ "It's astonishing that the father considered the 'underdog'
in this scenario [to be] the Islamist [sic], and not his butchered
son. Absolutely mind-boggling" / "Reminds me of the
Mollie Tibbets case in the US. Her family came out denouncing
'racists' after she was murdered by an illegal ... I feel for those
middle class lefties. They're being killed by something they're told
to love and even in the thick of heartache they can't address the
truth" / "And the father does on Twatter afterwards to
continue tweeting more leftist rubbish... no anger, just complaining
that the Tories are making it into a campaigning issue. Who the hell
goes on Twitter when their son has been murdered?"
[viewers' comments at
"[Jack] Merritt's family urged the public not o use his death as a
justification for the kinds of 'punitive' sentencing he fought
against. His father immediately launched a preemptive rant against
anyone who should point out the dangers of pathological altruism,
despite its proven and obvious fatal results. The MSM is parroting
this inhuman reaction as though it's wonderful. What hope is there
when your own father holds your life so cheap?" / "The
father of Jack Merritt is a despicable narcissist. The man would
rather garner twitter approval by complaining about the Tories all
day and pushing the same ideology that got his son killed. Even as
his son lies dead this disgusting man can't bring himself to take a
break from social media and stop collecting internet points"
[viewers' comments at
"The father of the man that was murdered by this evil man is so far
down ... the hole of brainwashery there is no return for him, the
soy cucked following has their nails dug so deep, there is no coming
back" / "About the father of this victim: a lot of these
people are like rats with Toxoplasmosis ... some kind of virus that
reprogrammes their brains into feeling an irresistible attraction
about things that will most likely kill them. Like when you are a
scandinavian girl, go hiking in Morocco" / "Pretending
like others are jealous of 'diversity' and the catastrophic
consequences it's created is ludicrous ... No unique peoples in
their right mind chooses to destroy themselves, children, future
generations, culture, way of live and thousands years old
Civilisation within their own Homeland. These situations happen all
the time now" [viewers' comments
"When are our mad rulers going
to admit the truth? Terrorism is not crime - it is war. Our enemies
are at wear with us. Just how many of our people have to die before
this sinks in?" [comment at
"The gross disregard
and naivety with which Western politicians et al embrace Islam and
steadfastly disregard its long, 1400 year history of extreme
violence against all non-Muslims and its obsession with conquering
the world for Allah, leaves me totally flummoxed. I cannot
understand it! And I cannot believe that our university educated
politicians are so thick" [comment at
"In the early hours of
December 13th, one of two men will become the UK's PM: on the one
hand, Jeremy Corbyn, a man whose sympathies his entire adult life
have lain with terrorists, whether Irish Republican or Islamic, and
who is all for early release for persons he doesn't think should be
banged up in the first place; and on the other, Boris Johnson, whose
party talks tough on crime, immigration, terrorism and everything
else, but under whose showboating butchness nothing ever changes.
Usman Khan was an ill-educated fanatic, but, up against all the
sophisticated stupidity of the elites, he figured that out at least"
"Does Corbyn really
believe the latest terrorist attack is the consequence of western
military meddling in the Middle East? I doubt it, it's just a
cynical opportunity for political scoring and dog whistling to a
certain community whose votes he hopes to hoover up" /
"For a politician professing such a decidedly anti-imperialist
worldview, Corbyn's view of Muslims is pompous and condescending"
"Yet more platitudes by
our hopeless politicians" / "And, behold, a Labour
debate wonk weighs in with 'if the Tories hadn't cut police
numbers...' I wonder how many police officers it would take to
have one or two at each possible site of a terror attack (at all
times). The stupidity displayed is, as usual, jaw-droppingly scary"
/ "They are also standing over the corpses and calling any
criticism of the religion proof of the extreme right wing threat"
"Corbyn cannot make up
his mind in three years if we should Brexit or not and yet he
expects a Policeman to decide in a split second if a bomb vest is
real or not" [comment at
The Mainstream Media and
"The Guardian is
guilty of what they are accusing others of doing, they are the ones
using these deaths as hateful propaganda" / "If the
pharasaical left can use an autistic child to push their climate
change ideals and also use the death of an MP to damn Brexit, then
they'll think nothing of using the death of an innocent to promote
themselves" / "Could one not describe the Koran as 'an
agenda of hate'? Or 'The Guardian', come to that" /
"Bizarrely, I see no mention of Johnson's primary obligation as PM
to keep his people safe ... The attitudes of the lefties is utterly
irrational and irresponsible" / "...the clear hypocrisy
by elements of the media today, led as always by The Guardian and
its columnists. They shriek at Johnson and the Tories for
politicising these deaths and the terrorist attack that caused them
whilst politicising the whole situation themselves. Yet they
studiously try to avoid mentioning the cause of this terrorism or
they have done everything in their power over the years to excuse
it, hide its nature or even condone it" [comments at
"I was watching this with
astonishment on the BBC news channel yesterday. Astonishment - not
at the [murder] but at the deafening, mystifying silence of the
reporting on it ... The level of denial was such that it was as if
all wider frames of reference had been erased from the BBC brain" [comment
"A great example of the 'shutdown
and cover up' was an imam who was a guest on three LBC radio shows.
This imam was used by pretty much all media. He told each LBC
presenter that they should not use the word 'Islamism' or
'Islamist'. All three wondered how they were to report on
specifics. 'Just call them terrorists' the imam said. One
idiot presenter said, 'I'll change my words'. Another got all
wobbly because he thought he was being all nice to use those words
and not use 'Islam'. What the imam wants is no reference to Islam at
all in such things as terror attacks ... The weakness of our media
is staggering" / "The presenter should not have ceded
any power to this representative of Islam but rather responded with
'I call the shots, not you'"
Identity Politics / 'Hate' / SJWs / VSs / Dhimmis
"'Diversity is our strength' . Perhaps the dumbest most
dishonest comment in human history"
"The UK is the poster child for good intentions. Virtue-signalling
is a national sickness at epidemic proportions. Which is why every
time Islamists [sic] destroy some of our own, instead of marching on
Parliament demanding their removal from our midst, they, the young
and stupid especially, stand next to them waving candles. What after
all is virtue-signalling? It's all about 'hey look at how good I
am, value me, praise me, tell me I'm good.' That's called
pride, and it's been satan's number one route to the ruination of
men ever since Eve went scrumping. Which is why God said in relation
to any charity you do, or kindness or good you do to others, it
should always be done in secret and no credit ever taken for it:
'But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right
hand doeth' (Matthew 6:3)" / "Well said, and spot
on. Virtue signalling is indeed one of the great human failings of
our time. While it's nothing new, we seem to be facing an epidemic
of it" [comments at
"It's a common conceit of middle-class lefties to view Muslims as
lacking all personal agency and morality to the extent that the war
in Iraq would leave them with absolutely no option but to violently
attack non-believers ... It's true the left accuses others of what
they themselves are most guilty of"
"[Mr Merritt] was then invited to write a column for The Guardian: 'Jack would be livid his death
has been used to further an agenda of hate.' Why is it
necessary for Merritt Sr to damn those who disagree with him and his
late son as 'furthering an agenda of hate' ? Why couldn't it
just be a public policy dispute - about cautious and responsible
approaches to crime, immigration, social tranquillity,
"It seems odd that Mr Merritt and the leftists marshalling his pain
into public life should refer to the London Bridge terrorist attack
as a mere incident while referring to tabloid coverage as an 'agenda
of hate'. This is moral inversion. One could be forgiven for
thinking that the true hatred from this affair is coming from the
newspapers rather than from an Islamist [sic] ideology that openly
advocates the slaughter of innocents and the degradation of Western
society. Apparently, it is people's anger over terrorism that is
hateful, more so than the terrorism itself"
"If anything can be
said for certain about Jack Merritt's short life, it's that in the
end he wasn't terribly good at recognizing who the real 'haters'
are. Nor is his father, who seems to think they're Nigel and Boris,
Tories, 'Islamophobes'. So who actually is the hater here? If you
happen to think that bollards and de-radicalisation programmes are
insufficient to the situation, Dave Merritt will label your
difference of opinion as 'an agenda of hate'. Which is one
reason why the bollardization of everything is all we get. The
determination to denounce everything other than diversity blather as
an 'agenda of hate' is a big part of why we're where we are today.
We need a broader conversation than Dave Merritt seems willing to
permit, which mean there will be more Jack Merritts" [source].
"[Usman] was on benefits apparently. So now we're paying terrorists
to murder us ... What do a few murders matter next to the
all-important agenda to promote tolerance, diversity and
inclusiveness?" [comments at
"A scorpion, which cannot swim,
asks a frog to carry it across a river on its back. The frog
hesitates, afraid of being stung by the scorpion, but the scorpion
argues that if it did that, they would both drown. The frog
considers this argument sensible and agrees to transport the
scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion stings the frog
anyway, dooming them both. The dying frog asks the scorpion why it
stung despite knowing the consequence, to which the scorpion
replies: 'I couldn't help it. It's in my nature'."
...And The Snake
"On her way to work one morning,
Down the path along side the lake, A tender-hearted woman saw a poor
half frozen snake,
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew. 'Poor
thing', she cried, 'I'll take you in and I'll take care of
"'Take me in tender woman,
Take me in, for heaven's sake. Take me in, tender woman', sighed
"She wrapped him up all cozy in
a comforter of silk, And laid him by her fireside with some honey
and some milk.
She hurried home from work that night and soon as she arrived, She
found that pretty snake she'd taken to had been revived.
"'Take me in tender woman,
Take me in, for heaven's sake. Take me in, tender woman', sighed
"She clutched him to her bosom,
'You're so beautiful' she cried, 'But if I hadn't brought
you in by now you might have died'
She stroked his pretty skin again and kissed and held him tight.
Instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite.
"'Take me in tender woman,
Take me in, for heaven's sake. Take me in, tender woman', sighed
"'I saved you' cried the
woman, 'And you've bitten me, but why? You know your bite is
poisonous and now I'm going to die'
'Oh shut up, silly woman' said the reptile with a grin.
'You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.'
"'Take me in tender woman,
Take me in, for heaven's sake. Take me in, tender woman', sighed
"'Take me in tender woman, Take me in, for heaven's sake. Take me
in, tender woman', sighed the snake..."
A Small Dose of Facts
"Before the angry and accurate
responses to Friday's atrocity on and about London Bridge reach a
crescendo and are officially designated as 'wrongthink' followed by
inevitable screams of Islamophobia! from the protected
collective entity ultimately responsible, perhaps a small dose of
facts and history may help level the playing field.
"The noun 'Islamophobia' is a
compound oxymoron concocted to obfuscate historic reality and it is
the obverse of the same propaganda coin the face of which reads
'Religion of Peace'. Consider: how could such a long, fully
documented record of fourteen centuries of relentless Islamic
aggression during which Muslims launched Jihad after Jihad spreading
death and atrocity far and wide across the globe now be ignored in
order to promote a revisionist dialogue which is the antithesis of
"Europe alone was assaulted on
every quarter from Iceland to Scotland and England to Scandinavia
and the Low Countries; from Spain to France to the Balkans and
Austria. The devastation caused by this incessant slaughter
and the after-effects of Islam's scorched earth policy was immense
and rendered vast swathes of Europe uninhabitable. According to some
sources it was during these periods that approximately 15 million
Europeans, close to 20% of a population of roughly 78 million, were
either killed outright, starved to death, died of disease spread
through displacement or were taken and sold into predominantly
sexual slavery in the Souks of Arabia and the Barbary Coast.
"The Italian scholar Franco
Cardini wrote 'If we ask ourselves how and when the modern notion
of Europe and the European identity was born, we realise the extent
to which Islam was a factor (albeit a negative one) in its creation.
Repeated Muslim aggression against Europe between the seventh to
eighth centuries, then between the fourteenth and the eighteenth
centuries was the "violent midwife" to Europe'.
"That we Europeans became less
involved in internecine conflicts and more militantly oriented
beyond our borders is not an indictable action but a natural product
of the will to survive and a growing awareness that offence is the
best form of defence. It was not a case of the West being the
aggressor and Islam the victim as the cultural relativism narrative
would have us believe; if anyone has a grievance to air it is the
West, not the demented slaves of Allah in the occupied territories
now established from Londonistan to Glasgow and blighting the whole
face of Europe as if a human pox.
"Remember, nothing in Islam
changes and in the final analysis we would be mad to accept the
claim that we Westerners are in any way responsible for the current
state of affairs other than that in our sublime stupidity and fear
of being labelled 'Racist!' we have allowed our corrupted
academic and political classes to physically impose this
pre-medieval abomination upon us without much more than a fearful
murmur of disapproval.
"Thus, now we are fighting
another battle in a war that has rumbled on for 1400 years, a battle
we are losing because those who should be defending us - including
the Church and the State & its Executive Arms - are instead
close-ranking with the enemy and conspiring to prevent us from
fighting back with the ruthless efficiency that, thanks to Islam,
became an abiding and sustaining characteristic of our culture"
The Stinging Nettle Patch
"The stinging nettle patch which
a few years ago was behind the greenhouse has taken over half the
flowerbeds and much of the lawn. It is thought that in a few more
years the nettles, fed by a weekly application of nutritious
'Benefit Grow', will have engulfed the entire garden and have
reached the front door of the house.
"The gardeners remain relaxed
and are not concerned about the changes to the flora and landscape.
They had a meeting today and decided to take no action other than to
watch the nettles grow and to increase surveillance.
"The Head Gardener, Bo, was
particularly insistent that stinging nettles are peaceful and a
great plant and for equality and diversity reasons their cultivation
in the garden should in no way be discriminated against in favour of
flowers, vegetables or fruit, and that people who say anything
unpleasant about them will be severely stung and hung out on the
washing line to dry in the sun.
"Visitors will note that the
bunny rabbits which used to nibble dandelion leaves and play on the
lawn have fled to the adjacent field, and that the flock of 650
ostriches in the play areas have buried their heads in the sand, to
avoid the sight of the advancing wall of nettles, as they do anyway
at all times of the year.
"Please follow further updates
from the garden as the season progresses" [comment at
"The contemporary master
gardeners of the yard, many of whom earned degrees in cultivation
from the (haha) elite institutions of the land, have completely
failed to discern the deadly kind from the desired ones. Way past
time to uproot and dispose of them with the weeds"
"After Cain killed his brother, the Lord told him,
... 'Cursed shall you be from the earth', ... and so it has been. The earth
under their feet may be cursed, it yields nothing but sand and thistles, ...
They become worshippers of death dreaming of the green verdant fields of
paradise which they can reach only if they kill enough men, women and children.
Leaving devastation behind them, dead lands, lost cultures, widows and orphans,
they claw their way up to heaven on a ladder of bones. Everything around them
dies until the only green is on their flags. They are cursed from the earth and
they curse the earth. Where they go, the world dies. ... Cain sows fields of
corpses of the innocent for the Lord and he still does not understand why his
sacrifice is not accepted and why the earth he dwells on is cursed. ...
From Iraq to Iran, from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia, from Nigeria to Somalia, from
Pakistan to Indonesia, he holds up human heads and cries 'Allahu Akbar'. ...
There is no room for Cain anywhere. Where he remains there will be death and
suffering. He will kill because it is all he can do. He has nothing else to
offer the world, his own kind, or the Creator.. ... He kills from one end of the
world to the next and it is never his fault. Each time, each Abel did it. ...
His code is cruelty and his holy book is written in blood on the flayed skins of
his murdered victims. ... The cries of peoples long vanished from the earth warn
us that we will either drive out Cain or his curse will fill our lands with
blood and dust and all that we love and all that we have worked for will die at
his cursed touch" [source].
The Burden Which
Habakkuk the Prophet
The righteous cry out for God's punishment of the injustice in their
O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto
thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
Why dost thou show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for
spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife
Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the
wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment
The LORD God answers:
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I
will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be
For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which
shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling
places that are not theirs.
They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall
proceed of themselves.
Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce
than the evening wolves:
And their horsemen shall spread themselves, and
their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east
wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto
them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and
Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing
this his power unto his god.
The dismay of the
righteous at God's answer:
Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall
O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty
God, thou hast established them for correction.
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on
Wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and
holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more
righteous than he?
They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net,
and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their
drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to
see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am
The LORD God's reassurance to
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain
upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall
speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely
come, it will not tarry.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just
shall live by his faith.
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