This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
Posts Tagged: Manchester
From the IRA through to today’s Islamist extremist threat, the Labour leader has misidentified the causes and proposed the wrong solutions.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Nor should we indulge the murderer’s view of himself as being motivated by ideology. He was evil, and his final act was to spit in the face of God.
WATCH: Manchester’s Chief Constable – “It’s very clear that this is a network that we’re investigating”
“We have made three further arrests overnight, and this afternoon used a controlled explosion at an address at the city centre.”
Troops deployed. No MPs to probe Ministers. Temperer set to continue. No normal campaigning. We enter No Man’s Land.
The combination of a terror atrocity, mass deployment of troops, an election campaign and no legislature takes us into unchartered waters.
Five thousand armed soldiers are deployed on Britain’s streets as the terror threat level is raised to “critical”
This highest of five threat levels means that “an attack is expected imminently”. They are set not by the Prime Minister, but by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre.
These terrorists are fanatics – not just “losers”. Or simply “evil”. Until we grasp this, we won’t beat them.
Fear of western girls and women is a part of the ideology which is struggling for control of Islam – the hatred of liberal democracy where Salafism and Islamism meet.
WATCH: May – “I ask everybody to be vigilant, and support the police as they go about their important work.”
Plus, read the full text of the Prime Minister’s statement on the heightened threat level and deployment of troops.
Mohammed Amin: As a Muslim, Briton and Mancunian, I believe that defeating terror requires us to stay united
I am fed up to the back teeth with people pronouncing that such terrorist atrocities have nothing to do with the perpetrators’ religious views.
“It is an appalling act of violence against people, and it must be totally, unreservedly and completely condemned.”
WATCH: May’s full Manchester statement – “This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice”
“The spirit of Britain has never been broken, and will never be broken.”
“After our darkest of nights, Manchester is today waking up to the most difficult of dawns.”
The Prime Minister has suspended her election campaign. COBRA met at 9am this morning.