The Prime Minister has said the “Islamist” attack on Parliament was not “Islamic” and Islam is a “great faith”.
Taking on the role of a theologian, Theresa May insisted: “It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.” Speaking in Parliament, she also said the attack showed “the importance of all of our faiths working together, and recognising the values that we share”.
Adding: “This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism like that and it will not prevail.”
Islamism is generally defined as a political interpretation of Islam. Some critics argue Islam is intrinsically political – as the Quran mandates a religious state and law – and say the term is irrelevant.
MPs almost unanimously agreed with the Prime Minister, lining up to warn against “demonising” and “stigmatising” Muslims, and to condemn “Islamophobia” and “racial and religious” discrimination.
Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, said the attacker or attackers “pretend to be of a particular religion”.
“If they were of a religion they would not be carrying out acts like this,” he added.
Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, added: “People who commit acts of terrorism in the name of Islam do not speak for the majority of Muslims in this country.”
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, meanwhile, did not shy away from describing the attack as “Islamic”.
“We have a cancer within a particular community and it needs to be cut out,” he told Sky News outside Westminster Palace. “The Muslim community I believe needs to do more about this.
“We have the problem that we have 800 British citizens out fighting in Syria and Iraq for Islamic State.
“I don’t believe they should be allowed to return and I think that, down the line, we’re going to have to look at foreign funding of mosques, particularly from Saudi Arabia, who promote radicalism across the globe.” source
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Is the idea of the Shared Society really this Conservative Government's plan or does it originate elsewhere?
According to Theresa May, in her article The shared Society, published on 8th January 2017:
When the British people voted in the referendum last June, they did not simply vote to withdraw from the European Union; they voted to change the way our country works – and the people for whom it works – forever......That means building the shared society. A society that doesn’t just value our individual rights but focuses rather more on the responsibilities we have to one another; ..... a society with a commitment to fairness at its heart....this government will seize the opportunity to build the shared society by embracing genuine and wide-ranging social reform....we will act across every layer of society to restore the fairness that is the bedrock of the social solidarity that makes our nation strong.
In her speech to the Charity Commission on the Shared Societyshe again emphasised that “this Government has a plan [my emphasis], not simply to manage our withdrawal from the European Union, but to take this opportunity to fundamentally change Britain for the better. A comprehensive, wide-ranging plan for the kind of country we want to be. A plan to build a country where wealth and opportunity are shared”.
The talk of war continues. It seems as if the North Korean regime exists to destroy the US. They have been like this for 70 years. Remember, they want to take out the cities on the West Coast, which are overflowing with sin. This is really serious because war with the North Koreans could bring judgement on America. May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you. Read in browser »
A man wielding an ‘eight inch’ knife has been shot outside Parliament after charging the gates and stabbing a police officer – with cops declaring a ‘terror attack’ in the capital.
Up to a dozen innocent pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by a grey 4×4 which then crashed into the gates outside Parliament. One woman has died and around a dozen more have "catastrophic" injuries state a Hospital Spokesman!
At 5.30pm this afternoon (Wed), a policeman who was stabbed a couple of hours earlier has now been confirmed as dead.
Dramatic pictures show bodies littering Westminster bridge and the vicinity outside Parliament. Two people have been seen lying within Old Palace Yard, immediately outside Westminster Hall. Earlier reports suggested sounds of an explosion were heard but this has not been confirmed.
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Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs: "What I am able to say to the House is there has been a serious incident within the estate.
"It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.
"An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.
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"There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it'd be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on." source
Kim Jong Un humiliated as missile EXPLODES on launchpad a day after despot boasted North Korea is ‘ready for war’
EDITOR'S NOTE: President Trump is not anything like his predecessor, the pusillanimous Barack Obama. Trump has made numerous references over the past few weeks saying that he will "not allow North Korean aggression". So it's quite interesting that after many recent successful missile test launches, this one explodes mere seconds after launching.
Kim Jong-un suffered stage fright when his latest missile test exploded just seconds after launching. The North Korean tyrant continued his show of sabre-rattling earlier this morning with the latest in a series of ballistic missile tests.
But US military chiefs confirmed Kim's rocket had erupted into a ball of flames moments after take-off.
US commander Dave Benham said: "US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt.
"A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch."
North Korean missile explodes seconds after launch
South Korea confirmed it had also tracked the rocket - just a fortnight after Kim's regime successfully tested four missiles. It responded by launching air force drills with the US over the Korean peninsular this morning.
Its secretive northern neighbour has made no secret of its bid to fit nuclear warheads to missiles capable of reaching the US.
Neighbours Japan and South Korea are increasingly concerned about Kim's nuclear capabilities, with attack drills held throughout the countries in recent weeks. Meanwhile North Korea's traditional ally China has stepped in to try and ease tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.