In September of last year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that terrorist attacks is now part and parcel of living in a major city.
That may explain why it took so long for Mayor Khan to make a public statement about yesterday’s terrorist attack in London.
In that same interview with the UK Independent, Mayor Khan said:
“The terrorists are evolving their tactics and we have got to evolve our response to them all the time. I am afraid the consequences of a terror attack are very, very scary. They want to kill. They want to maim and terrify. It is my job to try to make sure that we are as safe as we can be.”
The consequences of a terror attack are very scary?
I would venture to guess that for those several dozen people mowed down on the Westminster Bridge, the actual attack itself was very scary.
If Mayor Khan’s job is to make sure Londoners are a “safe as we can be,” perhaps he should not just consider terrorist attacks “part and parcel of living in a major city.”
How is normalizing this keeping anyone safe?
When Mayor Khan finally emerged from hiding, he made this completely useless comment [hat tip UK Express]:
“We are the greatest city in the world. This is not the first time terrorists have tried to destroy our way of life, it’s not the first time they’ve killed Londoners. But we’ve shown in the past we’re resilient; we’ve shown them we’re not going to cower. So we’re going to show them that again today.”
Well, that’s just fine and dandy, Mayor Khan.
But what can the UK do beyond not cowering?
And what good is not cowering when you won’t do a damn thing to stop them?
A war is being waged against the West.
Until the West recognizes that fact, there will be more attacks. And there will be more blood of innocents spilling onto the streets.
It does no good for the people of London to have a mayor who believes terrorist attacks are part and parcel of living in London.
Because what it says is the city’s own mayor has surrendered to radical Islam.
And you cannot win a war you aren’t willing to fight.
Prime Minister Theresa May went before Parliament and said [Hat tip the UK Daily Mail]:
”An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy, but today we meet as normal, as generations have done before us and as future generations will continue to do, to deliver a simple message – we are not afraid and our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism.”
With all due respect to Prime Minister May. This is not a war of words.
This British-born Jihadi wasn’t trying to silence your democracy. He was trying to kill people.
And he succeeded.
And I am so sick and tired of Western politicians waxing philosophically about “our values.” As May did in this speech:
”Those values, free speech, liberty, human rights and the rule of law are embodied here in this place but they are shared by free people around the world.”
You know what else is a “value” held by free people?
The right to defend yourself against an enemy that wants to kill you.
Until Western Europe wakes up and realizes it is at war, no amount of flowery speeches and heartfelt words about “our values” will make a damn bit of difference.
And as long as London has a mayor that believes that terrorist attacks are simply “part and parcel” of living in a city – and not an act of war – Londoners will not be safe.
I leave you with the always on-target Paul Joseph Watson.
The left is happy for terrorism to become the new normal.
We can never allow this to happen.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 23, 2017
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