This week began with the awful news that terrorists had attacked innocent people in Belgium. The extremist Islamist group, ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the terrible loss of life.
Like just about everyone else the Biffers at Britain First are outraged and disgusted by this cruel, callous act. No matter how fervently you believe in your cause there can be no justification for murdering innocent bystanders in cold blood. It’s not civilised, it’s not justifiable, it’s certainly not clever… and it’s not Islamic.
The Quran explicitly forbids the killing of non-combatants, even in times of war. Perhaps that’s why 70,000 Muslim clerics recently issued a joint fatwa against Islamic extremists. They give Islam a bad name and they offend the faithful and, in the eyes of those who believe in Him, they offend Allah as well. There is no blissful afterlife for murderers as any devout Muslim will tell you if you bother to ask them.
The real problem here isn’t Islam any more than the Northern Irish troubles were about Christianity. The real problem is terrorism – the unjustifiable belief that it’s OK to kill people to get your own way. It’s the belief that ‘might is right’ and that peace can be brought about by violence. That’s the real enemy – violence.
So how did the Biffers respond to this latest terrorist outrage?
By missing the point and advocating more violence and extremist terrorism in the sort of tit for tat that Ghandi referred to when he said…
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind!”
He would have recognised Britain First had they been around in his day. That other famous Ghandi quote could have been written for them…
“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians but I like your Christ.”
With ‘Christian’ attitudes like this it’s not hard to understand what he meant.