In the aftermath of the London Bridge attack, which according to London’s Muslim Mayor is simply “part and parcel” of living in a modern vibrant, multicultural city; reactionary alt-righters are using this tragic incident to stoke hatred for the vast majority of peaceful Muslims. This kind of reaction is only going to cause more division and hatred, which is going to lead to even more terrorist attacks. When will we learn that criticizing and defending against radical Islam only makes them stronger? When will we learn that only love and unity with Muslims will bring about peace and happiness for all?
The following video shows a British hooligan shouting obscenities about Muslims during the attack, only to quickly be corrected by a sensible progressive that “they’re not Muslim” (even though they were, but at the time they didn’t know, so saying so was Islamophobic).
Among right wingers, there is now talk of extreme measures to counter what they see as an “Islamic threat” – some even going so far as to say that Britain should “ban Islam” and deport all Muslims who refuse to convert. Preposterous! The only ideologies that should be banned, and warrant immediate arrest, are right-wing ideologies which promote the interests of white males. You will already be arrested on the spot in most Western countries for expressing such views publicly, for obvious reasons. And to say that these same policies should be applied to Islam, which never did anyone any harm, is completely ridiculous.
Britain doesn’t have a culture, as unlike non-Western countries, its culture is determined by who moves there. It is up to the British people to adapt to the new British culture created by immigrants, rather than for the immigrants to adapt to an historically oppressive British culture developed over hundreds of years when slavery was still legal.
Trump has also capitalized on this incident, and used it to promote his racist travel ban, which the courts have already determined over and over again to be illegal. It is completely illegal and unconstitutional for the president or an administration to control who comes into the US. This power lies with accredited judges, who have the wisdom and moral character to make such decisions.
It’s time for us to join together with Muslims to condemn these lone wolves, and start building bridges (no pun intended) with the Western Muslim community, so that in a couple of decades Muslims can use their high birth rates to become a majority in Britain, France and other countries, and there can finally be peace.