Narratives and Terrorism

London police chief Cressida Dick

This is rather bizarre

London Police commissioner says nationalities of eight London Bridge victims tell a proud story of city’s diversity

— ABC News (@ABC) June 10, 2017

And yet, they weren’t particularly diverse, they were all from either Europe or the Anglosphere. London is lots more diverse than that. And everybody is aware that London is a world city, indeed it is the oldest of them, going well back into the nineteenth century.

“It’s desperately sad and poignant but among those who died is someone who’s British, there are French, Australian, Canadian, Spanish,” Cressida Dick told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.

“In terms of our witnesses that we’ve spoken to so far, out of the 300-odd people, there are about 20 different countries of origin. And the London British population comes from all kinds of backgrounds and every kind of faith and ethnicity.”

She said longtime Londoners value this international aspect of the British capital.

“We believe of course that that’s what makes our city so great,” she said. “It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”

This is one of those times that what is getting reported is not exactly untrue, but so mundane as to be, “Well, so what?”

What Commissioner Dick did not report on, however, is the diversity of the attackers. Why? I have no idea, maybe because there was none. They like just about every known wolf attack in the last decade or so, were radical Islamists. But it is not PC to say so, so the British authorities won’t. Which has much to do with their inability to stop these attacks. How does one fight something one is afraid to identify. Well, one could establish a proxy.

This is the mayor of London

As always – give me more money. I dislike agreeing with Piers Morgan but he’s right, “What is more important?”

This maybe?

Priorities, don’t you know. Can’t be offending the Muslims, now the Christians that’s an entirely different matter, just ask the DUP.

Tom Blumer has a bit to add:

Sadly, almost no one in the press dares to observe the utter lack of diversity among terrorist attackers. As has almost invariably been the case since 9/11, those who carried out the two most recent UK attacks were Muslims with a jihadist mindset. That combination has proven itself to be the greatest current enemy of genuine diversity and ethnic and cultural camaraderie on earth.

Regarding the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22, which at last count has left 23 victims dead and 119 injured (23 critically), the facts are these:

  • The UK Telegraphreported that“Manchester bomber Salman Abedi took his twisted revenge out of ‘love for Islam’ after being radicalised by (an) Isil (Islamic State) preacher.”
  • 22 others were ultimately detained after the attack, but they were released without charges Sunday morning.
  • On May 24, the BBC described“a triangle of Islamist-jihadist connections between Manchester, Libya and Syria” which also may have influenced Abedi, even if one takes the unlikely view that he acted totally alone without anyone else having the first clue as to what he was up to.

Concerning the June 3 London Bridge attack, which at last count has left 8 victims dead and 48 injured (21 critically):

  • Attackers Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba first “mounted the pavement at London Bridge and ploughed into pedestrians, knocking them down like skittles.” Then, after leaving the vehicle, they “began attacking passersby,” and “shouted ‘this is for Allah’, as they stabbed indiscriminately.”
  • 19 others have been arrested in connection with the attack, but 12 have already been released without charges.

Instead of uncritically taking dictation from London’s police chief, reporters like the AP’s Katz might consider looking into whether the quick releases of most of those arrested after these two attacks indicate that post-attack police “roundups” really represent a form of street theater designed to make it appear as if officials are accomplishing something when they really aren’t.

Returning to the main theme, there’s not a lot of precious “diversity” among the attackers because those involved never got the memo that there’s nothing wrong with racial and ethnic “diversity” in a society as long as its members buy into that society’s fundamental values.

The reason they never got the memo is that it hasn’t been sent to new arrivals in the UK and many other western nations for years.

To be honest, until we are willing to again send that memo, and enforce it. This is how life is going to be in the West.



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14 Responses to Narratives and Terrorism

  1. All of this piece, but particularly your last line, was spot on and frightening.

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    • NEO says:

      I know, and sadly it’s something I, and a few others, have been saying for a while.

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  2. the unit says:

    Substitute a few words and you got what they think they’ll get. “It’s a place (world) where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength (peace and security).” Can’t do that with national sovereignty and borders…and individual freedom, particularly free speech.

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    • NEO says:

      Nothing wrong with diversity, America proved that long ago. But if you want to join the club, you must obey the rules. Whether that club is the US or UK, Iran or Saudi, or any other country.

      Sure you can, we haven’t fought Canada for 200 years, or Mexico for well over a hundred, and that one was because they lost control of their criminals.

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      • the unit says:

        The can’t part…is what the they persons think for a world of “strength.” Rules? Laws? Change’em. Don’t apply to upper echelon criminals anyway.

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        • NEO says:

          And that is something that needs to change, not sure how we’re going to make it happen, though.

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        • the unit says:

          I know you remember that Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke somewhere overseas a few years ago and advised developing countries not to pattern their constitutions after ours.

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, but I don’t remember where. Tells you all you need to know about her, I think.

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        • the unit says:

          How do you like this? 🙂
          “It’s hard to have a healthy up to date constitution that serves you well if you fetishize it………..Right now we’re we’re way behind the times.”

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        • NEO says:

          Truth be told, it’s bullshit. All one has to do is look at state of human rights, diminishing everywhere, but less here than most. what he’s not saying is that pretty much only the US believes rights come from natural law (or God, take your pick), everybody else seems to think they come from the government, and as we all know, what the government gives, the government can (and usually will) take away.

          He’s right that not all that many are patterned on ours anymore. I’d say that is because they are written by statists, not the people. And ours is an expensive model to implement, and requires constant vigilance to maintain. Not many are willing to make the effort.

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        • the unit says:

          BS, I thought that would be pretty much the answer. Appreciate your details too. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Didn’t think you’d be surprised. 🙂

          There’s a lot of people that believe such stuff, though, usually because it’s to their advantage. 😉

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  3. Sadly, very sadly, the West is losing almost any semblance or appearance of true human morality, and certainly the loss too of much Judeo-Christian ethics, Isaiah 5: 20, etc.

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    • NEO says:

      Agreed. 😦


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