As I sit here typing this the news is showing phone camera images of Muslim gunmen who attacked the offices of a French magazine killing a number of people and then exchanging fire with the police.
I am listening to talking heads asking how did this happen, where did these gunmen come from?
Please let out security services have a clue on this one because the TV reporter is clearly an idiot, where did they come from, with half the middle east in flames, with the media full of terror groups such as ISIS and Al Q, with almost daily reports of young men leaving European countries to join the holy war in Syria and Iraq and then coming home again, where did they come from. How stupid do you need to be to be given a job as a TV presenter.
I am hearing comments about how casually the men shot and murdered defenceless victims, of how they used tactics and accurate shooting. Where did they learn this, look at Syria, look at Iraq, look at Lybia, look at the Lebannon. The middle east is awash with young men who have become casual killers and who have been taught to fight and shoot and move in battle by men who had to learn or die.
Look to Saudi Arabia which has been spewing out extremist Wahabyism for years under the guise of being the Western worlds friend and ally. Look at western meddling in the middle east since last century, look at a region filled with western trained and western armed insurgents, freedom fighters, rebels and terrorists.
This just happened at the Paris offices of a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, they achieved fame for publishing the Mohammed cartoons a while ago. Now they have paid the price for believing in western freedoms and the right of people in a civilised nations to use humour to mock intolerance and evil.
The magazine has been threatened before and each time they have stood firm, often while under attack from craven politicians and media organisations that seek to avoid the threat posed by religion by appeasement and subjugation. Now they have given their lives to support the freedoms that the west once took for granted.
I am waiting for our political leaders to rush to stand in front of news crews and TV cameras so they can, once again, loudly proclaim that this is not Islam and the Islam is the religion of peace.
Islam like every other religion is interpretive, far too many of its followers in the Middle east and here in Europe chose to interpret the Islamic imperative to replace all other religions and to rule all lands under Islamic religious law as permission to throw away centuries of civilisation and freedoms, to ignore the laws that societies put in place to protect themselves. Instead they resort to violence and abuse, they seek to undermine or to corrupt, the kill and they destroy. But within hours I expect to see British politicians jumping u and down repeating the same mantra, it’s not Islam, it’s just the work of isolated terrorists.
Islam is whatever its followers want it to be, for some tha means a focus for peaceful lives, for others a way to hide themselves from western culture and rules while still taking advantage of western life. For yet more it is an excuse to behave in the same barbaric way that they did when they lived in whichever third world shit holes they came from where raping and abusing children is both accepted and unchallenged.
For a few it means to murder and to destroy, to snuff out that most precious of gifts, life, as easily as swatting annoying insects.
This is terror and intimidation. This says very clearly to every magazine and media organisation that unless you submit to Islam you will suffer the same fate.
And I sit here waiting for my own bloody government to trot out and repeat the same old apology for these murdering scum.
Our security services must work hard under the most difficult of circumstances to defend us from attacks by these religious scum. Yet they do so handicapped by a political system that is more concerned by political correctness, vote winning and treating their own people as criminals rather than looking at the very real threats. How much effort is being spent censoring the internet and cracking down on rival political groups instead of looking at the real problem, oh no can't do that because that would be religious discrimination or racist. Which race is Islam again?
Yes this is a tragic event and yes it happened in France, the French have faced the murder of Jews and children, they are facing cars used as battering rams to crash into crowds of people, this is happening in France.
But France is a very short distance away and every politician who stands up and apologises, who denies the reality of the religiously inspired nature of this threat and who again and again embolden these killers and support their activities by denying the true nature of the threat.
I hope that the men and women of this magazine hold to their courage and determination, I hope that other magazines and media organisations join them not just in empty condemnations but by publishing the old cartoons and new cartoons and uphold western freedoms.
They are champions of the freedoms that we take for granted and give up so easily, if we can support them we should because without them we will be left with just our political leaders to defend our freedoms. Do you honestly want Cameron, Clegg and Miliband to be the only people who decide what freedoms you have?
A sad day but the response from our leaders can easily make this far worse and it is this response I wait for now. Will our leaders grow a pair and a spine between them or will they apologise once again and make excuses once again and in doing so make it more likely that our magazines and media will decide that it is safer to give in to Islamic savages and stop critising or even negatively commenting on the religion.
The separation of church and state is a good idea except when it is the state that is being separated out and it is the church that is taking control of society.
A Terrible Attack on our Freedoms but Please for the Love of Whichever God you Believe in Cameron, Don't Apologise.