Thursday, July 21, 2005

Blame the victims

In London, all the bodies haven't been positively identified and the wreckage of mass murder hasn't been fully removed and Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, yes the same London, understands the motivation of suicide bombers. "Under foreign occupation and denied a right to vote, denied the right to run your own affairs ... I suspect that if it had happened here in England we would have produced a lot of suicide bombers ourselves," said Livingstone. Interesting theory. Unfortunately at least three of the four suicide murderers were British citizens and had the right to vote so it doesn't make any sense. Hey, Ken, I'm sure you read the Guardian. How could you have missed this:

"Britain can take pride in how it has been trying to make a reality of political and legal equality for its 1.6 million Muslim citizens over recent years. Some Muslims still face forms of discrimination not faced by most other Britons, but many doors have swung open, especially since 1997.

Under Labour the first Muslims were elected to the House of Commons and appointed to the Lords. Muslim organisations lobbied for and won state funds for Muslim schools, a question in the census on religious faith, and criminalisation of religious hate crimes. The huge rise in public spending and focus on improving delivery in the poorest areas will have particularly benefited Muslims alongside other disadvantaged groups. And since 9/11 the government has sought out bright young Muslims for senior civil-service jobs and introduced innovations such as the hajj information unit for those making the pilgrimage to Mecca."

Wonder if "Red Ken," as he is known for his left-wing views, called the parents of Nichlas Berg after he was beheaded for his foreign policy of fixing cell towers in Iraq to tell them that he asked for it. Maybe he can explain the foreign policy of the 30 kids, between the ages of 6 and 15, who were murdered by a suicide bomber a week ago in Baghdad. If Miriam Jabber, a four-day-old infant injured by that same suicide bomber, survives the carnage in Iraq perhaps when she is able to speak she can apoogize to Al-Qaeda for her foreign policy that drove them to mass murder. I'm sure the Constitutional commission members in Iraq who are being murdered also have a foreign policy that ticked off Al-Qaeda and their kin.

Interesting how Tibet, occupied by under foreign occupation, China, and denied a right to vote, denied the right to run its own affairs, doesn't have an endless stream of suicide murderers blowing themselves up. I wonder what the difference is?

The apologists for mass murder are shameful. Had the Mayor of Oklahoma City tried to understand the political policy reasons why Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols slaughtered all those men, women and pre-schoolers, he would have been ridiculed. Ken Livingston, in his left-wing musings, just made everyone, men, women and even four-day-old infants, legitimate targets for political murder for a religiously inspired death cult.

UPDATE: Today, July 21, in London, some explosions or attempts at explosions struck three Underground stations and a bus. Sounds like some injuries no reports of death yet. Wonder what reckless foreign policy those commuters were engaged in as they rode the tube and bus?


Anonymous Crankbro said...

What about the Oompa-Loompas? Don't they get to be suicide bombers too? I suggest pop-rocks as the weapon of chioce.

10:55 AM  
Blogger d.K. said...

You know, the big Left blogs are silent on Livingstone's whacko comments. They obviously don't agree with the remarks, but don't decry them either, which is very disappointing. There are a lot of folks on the lunatic fringe of the left who should be called out by the left for their hurtful and ridiculous charges, just as we do regarding the right wingnuts. Thanks for doing so here.

9:43 PM  

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