In the months before weeping little girls with nails in their faces were carried out of the Manchester Arena, the authorities of that city were hard at work fighting the dreaded threat of Islamophobia.
While Salman Abedi, the second-generation Muslim refugee terrorist who maimed and killed dozens in a brutal terrorist attack, stalked the streets wailing, “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah”, Manchester police were busy with more important things.
The Greater Manchester Police are one of only two police forces to list Islamophobia as a hate crime category. Earlier this year, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins honored Tell Mama for fighting Islamophobia. Tell Mama had lost funding earlier when its claims of a plague of violent Islamophobia fell apart.
Shahid Malik, the chair of Tell Mama, had been photographed with the leader of Hamas. Appearing at the Global Peace and Unity conference, where plenty of terrorism supporters have promenaded, he boasted, “In 2005 we had four Muslim MPs. In 2009 or 2010 we’ll have eight or ten Muslim MPs. In 2014 we’ll have 16 Muslim MPs. At this rate the whole parliament will be Muslim.”
Last year, Hopkins had appeared at a Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) event at the European Islamic Centre along with Azad Ali. Ali has praised Anwar Al-Awlaki and other Al Qaeda figures. He justified the murder of British and American soldiers, he praised Hamas and Hezbollah.
Instead of arresting him, the Chief Constable appeared at the same forum with a terrorist supporter.
Also present was Greater Manchester Police Crime Commissioner and Interim Mayor Tony Lloyd who came by to talk about "eradicating hate". This was at an event attended by Anas Altikriti of the Cordoba Foundation, who had backed terrorists murdering British soldiers and accused Jews of dual loyalty.
Tony Lloyd will be the Labour candidate in Rochdale; home of the Muslim sex grooming cover-up.
Both Manchester Mayor Burnham and Chief Constable Ian Hopkins had appeared at MEND events. MEND’s Director of Engagement is Azad Ali.
After the attack, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham vowed on camera, “terrorists will never beat us”. The terrorists don’t need to beat Burnham. He’ll eagerly collaborate without so much as a single slap.
Last year the left-wing politician fought the government’s efforts to crack down on Islamic terror. “It is creating a feeling in the Muslim community that it is being spied upon and unfairly targeted,” he whined.
Terrorists will never beat us. Unless they have their useful idiots operating on the inside for whom Muslim feelings come first and little girls being torn to pieces by shrapnel come last.
Burnham accused opponents of Islamic terror of racism, xenophobia and all the usual stuff. He insisted that there was a huge Islamophobia problem that was being hidden because Muslims were too afraid of the police to report this rash of imaginary crimes.
"There’s a lot of people in this country not necessarily at risk from ‘Islamic extremism’ but it’s far-right extremism," Andy insisted.
This is what led to the Manchester Arena bombing. Mayor Burnham sold out the police. The police sold out the people. The authorities were chasing Islamophobia when they should have been fighting Islamic terror.
Mayor Burnham and Chief Constable Hopkins pandered to Islamists, prioritized Islamophobia and dutifully opposed the government's fight against Islamic terror.
The Islamophobia lie killed 22 people in Manchester. It happened on the watch of the GMP.
No one takes Islamophobia more seriously than the Greater Manchester Police. When Muslim sex grooming gangs were abusing little girls in Rochdale, the GMP dutifully covered it up. On one of the recorded interviews, a police officer can be heard yawning as a girl describes her abuse.
An MP who had pursued these cases said that the authorities “were afraid of being called racist."
Even after Judge Clifton brought it out into the open, stating, “You preyed on girls because they were not part of your community or religion", Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle insisted, "I think if we start to get ourselves hung up on race and ethnicity issues, we take away the real issues."
Detective Constable Maggie Oliver resigned from the GMP for its mishandling of the sex grooming cases. She has warned that offenders are still on the loose. “What I saw in Rochdale was police officers and senior cops acting without any shame because it was convenient to ignore the abuse they knew was happening,” she warned.
There’s still no shame.
Oliver blamed Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy. Fahy had been knighted for “services to policing”. His “services” included warning that the British government’s Prevent crackdown on Islamic terrorists was contrary to “British values” and would alienate “non-violent Muslims”.
"A lot of Muslims feel that there is a constant anti-Muslim narrative in the media,” he mewled.
Fahy was replaced by the GMP’s deputy chief constable. Ian Hopkins had cut his teeth on explaining the importance of Ramadan the same year that the GMP was apologizing to the victims of Muslim sex grooming. Even as the GMP fell from 8,000 to 5,300 officers, the new Chief Constable picked up a £172,000 ($223,000) salary. That was down from Fahy’s £206,000 ($267,000) package.
Chief Constable Hopkins declared that people have a right to be “safe from hatred”. After the Manchester Arena attack by a second-generation Muslim refugee, he warned, "We understand that feelings are very raw right now and people are bound to be looking for answers … it is vital that our diverse communities in Greater Manchester stand together and do not tolerate hate.”
Feelings will occasionally grow raw when picking the nails of the latest Muslim terrorist attack out of your child’s face or knowing that she has been raped by a dozen Pakistani men. It may even be possible that in their final dying moments, the victims of the Manchester Arena attack were afraid of Islam.
If only they could be prosecuted after death.
The cowardly denunciation of Islamophobia was as strong as anything in Hopkins’ statement. It is Islamophobia, not the victims of Islam, that agitates the Chief Constable’s sensitive sympathies.
It was not the victims of Muslim sex grooming in Rochdale or its cover-up that outraged Hopkins. His greatest moment of outrage came when the London Times headlined the story of an Imam murdered by a fellow Muslim for not being Islamic enough as, “Imam beaten to death in sex grooming town.”
The headline was “offensive to the thousands of peaceful law abiding Muslims”, Hopkins complained.
It wasn’t the abuse of little girls that was the problem. It was calling it out for what it was.
The Jihad has been kept quiet through such shameful expediencies. When the head of the Clarksfield primary school complained about threats to blow up her car due to an Islamist “Trojan horse” plot to take control of the institution, the GMP found nothing.
Of course. Finding something might have been Islamophobic.
The Manchester authorities were in the business of fighting Islamophobia. They made that their priority. Not only did they lie about the true threat, but they wasted resources that might have gone to stopping the attack. The blood of innocent children is on their hands. But that’s nothing new.
Just ask the abused little girls of Rochdale.
This time around the consequences were harder to brush under the rug. The world saw what happened in the Manchester Arena. And they were horrified. This time the victims couldn’t be hidden away.
The question is whether anything will be done.
(Daniel Greenfield will be speaking ion Defending Israel and Fighting Anti-Semitism in Los Angeles at the Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture on Sun, Jun 11 at 10 AM at the Auditorium, 1619 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035)
We need to arrest all family of terrorists and deport them to country of origin or country of parents/grandparents origin..
Cancel their driving licences, passports, educational qualifications and pensions.
Sell their houses and cars and use the money for the health service.
Take a good look at "altruism". Our last few generations have been steeped in caring for others at sacrifice to self. Now this is so obscene as to immolate our children, culture, civilization, language; all that we have, are, and hope for. Our final virtue is choosing the most evil beneficiary; Islam.ReplyDelete
Similar in some parts of USA, police are afraid of being criticized by the left.
Saw something amusing in the local press, a black "poetess" delivered an obscene "poem" criticizing police at university commencement, some locals were shocked. But where have they been these last years? The left has been getting away with this since the late 1960s, only now are some people waking up from their dreams of what USA used to be?
We have to drive it into our stuffy politicians, police chiefs and most reverent Christians that Islam is not a religion of peace but a religion of submission. Islam means "Submit". Salaam means peace, but Imams and Dawa masters will tell you that Salaam is part of Islam...NOT TRUE.ReplyDelete
Our political and religious elite are forcing this COEXIST garbage upon us. WE MUST ACCEPT THESE REFUGEES. They aren't refugees...they are part of the migration, the "Hijrah". It is an Islamic invasion, and if we don't wake these fools up to what is coming we are all going to be under the banner of Islam very soon.
BTW...I am Canadian and my country is being invaded right now. And I cannot say anything about it or I can be fined for being Islamophobic thanks to a Liberal law called M103.ReplyDelete
"If only they could be prosecuted after death."ReplyDelete
Don't bet that they won't be. Leftist ire will follow us until the Sun explodes and Hell freezes over.
If Islam is a religion of peace, why the devil is everyone so scared (bleep)less of even slightly criticizing Islam?ReplyDelete
If Islam is the religion of peace, why do they react so violently at the slightest (perceived) provocation?
If Islam is the religion of peace, why do they bomb people and children to atoms for perceived offenses, rather than do what really peaceful people do, which is sit down and have a rational discourse with their alleged offenders?
If Islam is a religion of peace, why are they so quick to kill and maim and so slow to forgive?
Conversely, if Christianity is such an oppressive, intolerant and tyrannical religion, how come nobody is afraid of offending, ridiculing and slandering Christians?
I would like to hear a multiculturalist answer the above questions.
Q: What's the difference between Nazis and Moslems?ReplyDelete
A: Better PR and fashion sense.
Clorinda, a partial answer to your excellent questions. To wit: From whence our craven cowardice before Islam? This "Home of the Brave" performed pretty well on the frontier, and several wars. In those days, a brave patriot who stepped forward to confront enemies was pretty sure of support from most of his peers. At least, he wouldn't be undermined in the act.ReplyDelete
Now we encourage, "If you see something, say something". Then, condemn the sayer as racist. How about the "Clock Boy" caper? The brave teacher, principle, police acted to protect school children from a possible bomb, and were criticized for over a year. Ahmed was praised by Obama (10 references in Ahmed's Wikipedia page). Other examples abound.
A military fighting unit is transformed from individuals into a bonded team in boot camp. In our Balkanized society, we have been divided by Age, Race, Sex, Class, Ethnicity, Religion, etc. Who supports us? Whom are we defending?
I don't see a problem. This is the England England wants to be.ReplyDelete
Nothing will be done. Nothing is ever done. Weak and timid more concerned about paychecks and pensions, just like here. Sad, but true.ReplyDelete
So Mohamed,the mennonite, blows himself in a playground full of kids and we don´t even check our christian/jewish privilege¡Shifting the blame to peaceful, exotic religions, again. How deplorable is that?ReplyDelete
Ya got muslims, ya got problems.ReplyDelete
Intellectually lazy leftists are a danger in more ways than one. Let's assume there was an actual threat of right-wing violence. Does that mean the Islamist threat shouldn't be pursued? Why are they constantly grasping for moral equivalence and portraying the issues as mutually exclusive?ReplyDelete
Thank you for your article. Don't give up on us English. Always takes us a while to act.ReplyDelete
Great post! This all makes me sick to my stomach.ReplyDelete
For added comedy: London's "Mayor" Sadiq Khan campaigned vigorously against the extradition of Babar Ahmad to the USA on terrorism-related charges. He failed in his campaign and Ahmad pleaded guilty to terror related charges.
Excellent. Thanks for the analogy and the powerful reminder of the Enemy within Did readers see in Therese May's speech her reference to " pluralistic values " ,ReplyDelete
a prevaricating and collaborating give away if ever. I go to Canada soon via Amtrak from LA and I will look out to see if you are giving any speech anywhere.