MANCHESTER HAS NO ENOUGH TEARS
“It is a possible for a Muslim child to grow up (in Britain) without coming into any contact with Western lifestyles, opinions or values.”
-The American Conservative
The U.K. has been attacked and has been hurt by terror attack, on Monday, 22.05.2017, in Manchester Arena. The European distant princess is bleeding innocent blood again. The homegrown baby of terrorism, Salman Abedi, delivered the death in suicide bombing attack during the concert night, to the 22 people. All of them were there to enjoy the music, to share their dreams and hopes for a better tomorrow. They are gone now just because someone decided it is the right time for him to sacrifice for his imagined God. Welcome to the age of terrorism, the terrorism we have raised on our own ground.
The phenomena of homegrown terrorism is not a new one, actually it is a fact that we have been warned about during so many ways of forced immigrations and clash of civilizations within the societies. You can’t let so many different social and cultural categories in your system and then having a hope it will work out. No, it won’t and especially it won’t work if there are no economical guarantees that melting pot will be financially in the limits of our costs.
According to the British media, the young terrorist in the Manchester case was born in the mentioned city in 1994, as the one of the four children of the libyan family Abedi, the same that has escaped the Gaddafi regime and found shelter in the U.K. during the refugee program. During the last ten years, they have lived in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester and the young Abedi has been introduced to the Didsbury Mosque in 2013, along with his school activity in Whalley Range High School. The security officers have confirmed doubts that he was radicalized and sent to Libya where he was trained and skilled as a future terrorist. Now the question is : why he hasn’t been observed as a potential threat to the U.K. safety? Because there are so many transparent and latent security threats and it is impossible to control the whole network at the same moment. It is like a virus, once it is in a body, we are definitely dead, just a simple matter of time.
The problem with the United Kingdom is not the Brexit and the leaving of the EU, it is the failed multiculturalism and gressive immigration that eat up local potential and bring out the force of domestic grown terrorism. We must be honest now and to admit that experiment of Tony Blair multiculturalism society has never been successful and that instead of multi culti collage of cultures we have been given the cancer of one subculture that wants domination. I am not accusing here anyone directly for destroying the foundations of the British culture and society but something definitely doesn’t work right over there because integration of immigration has turned into domination of immigration.
The Manchester case study is just a triumph of political ignorance that has been established in British governance in the last decade or two. The people they proposed the advantages of immigration have never really thought about the future of the British society itself but rather only about the political mandates. Immigration must be positively injected into the system or it will be a damage. Then, we have the popular immigrants that comment that they are not coming into the U.K. to assimilate but to earn the money. Which money? If you live on state costs,you take taxpayers money and at least something you can do is to try to find a place for yourself rather than to burn out the years of cultural development. Unfortunately, many come to stay forever and all they claimed they wanted to escape from,they bring with and want to implement. This especially applies on islamic wave of immigration. The majority of Muslim immigrants do not want to integrate and to accept the local rules of behaviour but to force upon theirs. They run away from Shari’ah Law but then they fight for it on the new ground. For me as a researcher, that is a paradox of integration, in other words, the malign side of Islamic assimilation.
Simply as, Shari’ah Law has nothing to do with the Western system and therefore has no place to ever be discussed about within the immigration debates and freedoms. If someone except that successful multiculturalism means successful implementation of Shari’ah Law into the land of immigration, that one must keep on mind that Non-Muslim countries must not accept Islam to confirm their understanding for immigrants problem. In opposite, they shall not accept Islam as a dominant religion because they are based on the freedom of choices. Legions of Shari’ah Law aren’t supposed to be organized in the U.K. or anywhere else where is not based Muslim country. If that is the case, we are not talking about multiculturalism but about the forced religious pillar upon the rest of the non-Islamic society.
What I see as a future and serious problem for the virus of homegrown terrorism is a lack of economical integration for the isolated immigrant categories. The lack of religious freedoms is not dangerous as a lack of economical choices, inputs and outputs. Why? First of all, because every isolated and condemned group or individual will naturally seek the protection and comfort. One who offers it, will be the final winner and can take all. I wrote in many of my research papers that good economy can solve all we are facing with, even the worst political and security riddles. If financial side of the system works positively, people will use their chances and they won’t be angry and so simply to be manipulated. Only unsatisfied people are an easy prey for the soul hunters. When someone is not accepted in the society or has a problem to find his place because of his failed economic importance, he will search for a key of success in destruction and disorder. Economic side effects must be empowered and the accent of state must be on the improvement of jobs and economy rather on the improvement of the religious ideals and cultural expressions. Religion should be a private and not a public thing but good economy must be a concern of all.
The U.K. must deal with its own confusions with the different stages of immigrants and that is very good explained in the article signed by Benjamin Schwarz:”For all their limitations, ‘non-white minority’ and ‘visible minority’—terms that take in both immigrants and British-born members of ethnic groups—are more illuminating categories than ‘immigrant’ or even ‘ethnic immigrant.’ This is because an essential feature of the society that mass immigration has created in Britain doesn’t only, or perhaps even mostly, involve immigrants. Several largely unassimilated, in fact often rigidly self-segregated, ethnic groups, members of which may be the British-born children or even the grandchildren of immigrants, from geographically distinct enclaves throughout urban England. To cite extreme examples, British-born children of immigrants make up most of the estimated 3,000 British Muslims trained in al-Qaeda camps, most of the estimated 500 British citizens fighting for ISIS, and most of the 300 known or convicted British Islamist terrorists—including three of the four bombers responsible for the 2005 ‘7/7’ attacks, the coordinated series of bombings in London that killed 52 people and injured more than 700. (Those three, by the way, were all of Pakistani descent.) A majority of the rapists and procurers—almost all ethnically Pakistani or Bangladeshi—in the sexual ‘grooming’ crimes that have plagued England’s North and Midlands are also British-born.”
We are dealing now with the British-born terrorism as we deal with American-born, German-born or French-born terrorism. It is domesticated form of terrorism, something we produced by our own ignorance, tolerance or lack of potential for new generations to be included in. I would rather choose the best economical options for young generations than the best religious freedoms. In the age of nanotechnology, talking about Gods and their will to have us all dead sounds like a barbaric step backward. We must change our perspective and instead of insisting on fake promises of eternal life, we must be able to offer the real promises for good and real life. Now and here.
Pray for Manchester.
4 thoughts on “THE GHOSTRIDERS OF HOMEGROWN TERRORISM: THE CASE OF UNITED KINGDOM”
Sarah’s provocative and redolent article reminded me of the 1980s in England, when I was attending a polytechnic college: it was at the height of the mainland bombing campaign of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (i.e. IRA extremist faction). I was living in Dover, Kent, England, and the Irish militants attacked a nearby military target: the Deal barracks bombing was an attack on the Royal Marine Depot in Deal. It took place on September 22nd, 1989, when the IRA exploded a time bomb at The Royal Marines School of Music building. The edifice collapsed; killing 11 marines and wounding another 21.
After the initial shock had diminished, I thought about the motives and progenitors of the bombers; Catholics with a specific perception of republicanism. Then, I remembered the immemorial statement made by Karl Marx (1818-1883): ‘religion is the opiate of the masses.’
My family comes from the north of England (Yorkshire), and I had been to Manchester several times; specifically, to undertake research on the period that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) lived in Manchester (1845). They used to meet in Chetham’s Library in Manchester; the oldest free public reference library in The United Kingdom. The research they undertook during this series of visits to the library led ultimately to their work on The Communist Manifesto. This treatise includes observations and opinions about human nature; with direct references to how institutionalised religion manipulates minds, from childhood onwards (in particular, Karl Marx was referring to how Christianity was being used to indoctrinate children to believe in Capitalism/Commerce, racial segregation, religious superiority and so on, under the guise of protecting and expanding Christendom [i.e. for the purposes of sustaining elite Occidental families]).
There are all sorts of terrorism, and one of the most lethal and destructive is economic terrorism perpetrated by powerful governments under the guise of a so-called ‘moral high ground’. Both the US-Constitution and US-currency directly refer to an all-supreme god (e.g. ‘In God we trust’). Yet, just as the elite of The British Empire did, the elite of North America employed Christianity to eradicate entire civilisations and indoctrinate the defeated (e.g. the aboriginals of North America). In 1609, The London Company (later, The Virginia Company – the origin of The British Empire) executive published a memo for all English colonials in Virginia; which included the following: ‘kidnap aboriginal children, so as to indoctrinate them with English values and religion.’ In 1622, this was enhanced: ‘perpetual war without recourse to an armistice or peace.’ The War on Terror of today being identical to this Christian-borne expression.
The economic, ecological and cultural terrorism thrown against the indigenous peoples of North America by Christian terrorists was occurring at the same time elite Christian families were employing savage terrorism against millions of Africans, in order to expand The Atlantic Slave Trade. Both The British Empire and The United States of America were born of extreme terrorism against highly vulnerable peoples (i.e. soft targets; just like those in Manchester).
All religious hierarchies are guilty of crimes against humanity; such as Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jew. This is human nature: the primordial mind holding sway over the potential for humans to refine their minds through logic and common sense. No First World government has ever renounced ‘terrorism’ (e.g. how Wall Street creates and sustains poverty in so many countries), because fear manipulates minds…
Like Sarah, my condolences and compassion are for the victims and their families in the recent bombing in Manchester. Yet, the progenitor of these ‘home-grown terrorists’ has its roots in the successive foreign policies of British governments who supported the US-government in Afghanistan and Iraq, during the 1980s. As long as powerful governments continue their clandestine support for terrorism, there can be no peace…
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Thank you, Sarah, for an excellent and interesting article. My condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families in the recent terrorist attack in Manchester city. I strongly reject such barbaric terrorism, commit to exposing the evil ideology of violence behind it, and stand together with our fellows in Manchester city. The killing of innocent people anywhere can never be justified in any way. It is wrong and sin. These murderers and criminals who carry such evil act in the name of Islam have a very profound lack of knowledge about the religion or being mentally sick. According to Islam it is a great sin to kill an innocent person, and anyone who does so will suffer great torment in the hereafter. “Whoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind” Quran 5:32.
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Such excellent research and such outstanding writing, Sarah !
I totally concur with you in that improving the economic conditions for those immigrants is the solution, and that it could eradicate terrorism !
One thing in common between some of the terrorist attacks in Europe and in the U.S. is the fact that the terrorists were on a blacklist, yet the officials failed to keep an eye on them.
As you mentioned, there are too many “people” to keep track of and, therefore, an option would be to “vet” those people whose behavior is suspicious instead of just monitoring them from afar ! In other words, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” !
Further, as a deterrent, an ultimatum may be issued to “people” who are believed to be radicalized as to their not being able to return to their country of residency, should they decide to continue to engage in such radicalized activities !
Thank you, Sarah, for this critically important article, as it relates to everyone’s safety !