Terror and Islam

UK PM Says Terror Attack Carried Out for Islam has Nothing to do with Islam

By Daniel Greenfield

Prime Minister David Cameron today condemned as "absolutely sickening" and "despicable" a terror attack on a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in which at least 59 people, including three British nationals, were killed.
David Cameron
These appalling terrorist attacks that take place where the perpetrators claim they do it in the name of a religion - they don't," Cameron said.
He called it "an absolutely sickening and despicable attack of appalling brutality".
"They do it in the name of terror, violence and extremism and their warped view of the world.
They don't represent Islam or Muslims in Britain or anywhere else in the world."

Clearly they represent quite a few Muslims. Al-Shabaab has supporters in Somali diaspora communities around the world. One such community in Kenya was likely the source of at least some of the attackers. Furthermore there are plenty of British Muslims in Al-Shabaab.
The Muslim attackers ordered Muslims to identify themselves, recite a prayer and then be excused from the massacre. Al-Shabaab repeatedly declared that they were acting in the name of Islam. Which is not surprising as they exist to impose an Islamic state.

Announcing that what happened in Kenya has nothing to do with Islam is a good deal like announcing that the USSR had nothing to do with Communism.
Terror is not some isolated entity. Its goal is to achieve political ends by terrorizing people. Muslims rely on terrorism because it allows them to intimidate larger and more civilized societies and then force negotiations.
To deny this or to act as it there is some discontinuity between an ideology and the tactics used to carry it out, as if the two can exist apart from one another, is simply denial.

A comment from the original site.
Ordinary Kenyans shoppers are smarter than this politician. From the live feed on Kenya Mall Siege on BBC today
A witness who survived the shopping mall siege said the gunmen were asking people to recite a Muslim shahada (testimonial to being a Muslim - "I testify that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Prophet of God"), according to Kenyan newspaper The Standard, seen by BBC Monitoring. The woman said she quickly memorised it with the help of a colleague. "When I mentioned the first word of the Shahada, they moved on. That is how I survived," she said.

Wonder what the above has to do with Islam?

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