When Will UK Learn: London Subway Bombed by Terrorists
London was bombed…again.
We should not be surprised to hear of terror attacks in London. After all, they now have a Muslim mayor.
If you’re thinking, “I thought the election of a Muslim mayor would end all ideas that Londoners are Islamophobes,” then you likely believed that Obama would solve all the race problems in America, too.
The election of a Muslim mayor in London hasn’t taken the city off the terror list. In fact, the London mayor’s election enhanced terror. That’s if you can actually get somebody to admit what the definition of “terror” is.
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Recent attacks in the UK have sparked some debate about how people refer to such incidents, and what qualifies as terrorism. According to the Independent, London’s equivalent to the FBI, MI5 said there was “no agreed definition of terrorism internationally”. What about domestically, MI5?
At least in this case the authorities are calling the attack of the London subway system a terror attack. According to various reports, around two hours after the suspected attack, Scotland Yard declared it a terrorist incident. They then launched a counter-terror investigation.
The blast happened at 8.20am on Friday on a train at Parsons Green station. Witnesses said the Tube train had pulled into the station and the doors had just opened when the explosion went off in the last carriage. Passengers described a “heat wave” and “wall of flame”which traveled through the carriage.
Any guesses as to who did it?
Sadiq Khan was elected as London mayor in May of 2016. Below is a list of all terror attacks in London since 2010.
They begin in 2013, when a Londoner tried to start a race war, attacking Muslims.
29 April to 12 July: Pavlo Lapshyn attacks. Lapshyn, a Ukrainian student and right-wing extremist, stabbed Mohammed Saleem, a Birmingham resident to death on 29 April. He later admitted to police that he wished to start a “race war”. Lapshyn later detonated a home-made bomb outside a mosque in Walsall on 21 June. 150 homes were evacuated but no person was injured. On 28 June Lapshyn detonated a second home-made bomb near a mosque in Wolverhampton, and attacked a mosque in Tipton with an improvised explosive device containing nails on 12 July. Friday prayers were delayed that day, and so his intended victims were still inside. Laphsyn was later sentenced to serve a minimum of 40 years.
This is the only attack on Muslims on the list.
There are two other Muslim attacks on Brits that come prior to Khan’s election.
2013, 22 May: A British soldier, Lee Rigby, was murdered and decapitated in an attack in Woolwich by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, two Islamist extremists armed with a handgun and a number of bladed implements including a cleaver. Both men were sentenced to life imprisonment, with Adebolajo given a whole life order and Adebowale ordered to serve at least 45 years.
2015, 5 December: A man with a knife attacked three people at Leytonstone Tube Station in East London. The attacker was 29-year old Muhaydin Mire who was shouting “this is for Syria”. The attacker was found guilty of attempted murder in June 2016. Three people were injured in the attack and one was seriously injured.
All attacks at this point come after the election of Sadiq Khan.
2016, 16 June. Labour MP Jo Cox, aged 41, was killed by Thomas Mair, according to testimony given in court. Cox was fatally shot and stabbed outside the library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she was about to hold a constituency surgery at 1:00 pm. A 77-year-old local man, Bernard Kenny, was stabbed in the stomach while trying to fend off her attacker. The Crown Prosecution Service described it as an act of terror. The judge, in his sentencing remarks, said that Mair’s violence was politically-motivated. Neo-nazi group National Action had adopted a slogan used by Mair, “death to traitors, freedom for Britain” and were subsequently proscribed following the attack.
This attack represents the only non-Muslim-related attack, unless you buy the Neo-Nazi story. One would believe that Mair was an extremist, potentially a supporter of Brexit, yada yada.
All subsequent attacks involved the murder or harm of multiple people, and likely the work of a terrorist network.
2017, 22 March: 2017 Westminster attack – Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man, born in Kent as Adrian Elms, drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before crashing the vehicle into the Palace of Westminster’s perimeter. He then entered the grounds of the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place of the Houses of Parliament, before being confronted by a police officer, whom he fatally stabbed before being shot himself. Six, including the perpetrator and the officer, were killed in the incident, and 49 people were injured. The attack is being treated as an act of terrorism motivated by Islamic extremism.
2017, 22 May: 2017 Manchester Arena bombing – A large explosion caused by Salmen Abedi, a British suicide attacker with a bomb at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, killing 22 individuals and injuring 250. The attack occurred shortly after an Ariana Grande concert had concluded, and is the most deadly terror related incident in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
2017, 3 June: June 2017 London attack. 8 people were confirmed dead and at least 48 injured, some critically. A white van drove at high speed across London Bridge, running into groups of people, then crashed. The occupants then ran to nearby Borough Market, where they stabbed many people. All three of the terrorists involved were shot dead by police eight minutes after the incident was reported. All three were wearing imitation suicide bomb vests.
2017, 19 June: A van was rammed into people walking near Finsbury Park Mosque in London after tarawih prayers. 10 people were injured, and one person was killed, though it was initially unclear whether this was the result of a previous medical condition. The police declared the incident a terrorist attack.
Which brings us to the most recent attack of the London subway.
We know that authorities will find out that this was the attack of Muslim extremists. And the world will ignore the statistics yet again.
In years gone by, when terror struck London, it was the IRA. Now, when there is a terror attack in the UK, it’s Muslims perpetrating the attacks.
Interestingly, the rise in attacks coincides with the rise of Muslims in the UK. But don’t think the Left will care about causality when it comes to radical Islam.