There has apparently been another serious London terrorist attack
A van plowed into Muslims leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque to walk home after taraweh, the prayers said before breaking the Ramadan fast. There are a number of casualties reported.
London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations, Kevin Bate said:
“We were called at 12.15am to reports of a road traffic collision at Seven Sisters Road.
“We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene. An advance trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car.
“We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene.
In many ways, this attack was a ‘copycat’ of the jihadi attack on London Bridge, using a rented van.
There is one difference. This time, the driver, who was arrested has immediately been identified by the British press as a ‘white man.’ Two other occupants of the van fled and are being sought by London’s police.
I have been afraid of something like this happening for quite some time.
Many governments, including the UK’s have been quite lax about dealing with Islamist based terrorism in their home countries for quite some time. The Finsbury Mosque, where this horrible attack took place is a prime example.
While the British press is quick to say that the mosque has changed under its new imam, The Finsbury Mosque was the notorious headquarters of jihad in London. Al Qaeda operatives including the “shoebomber” Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui attended the Finsbury Park mosque regularly. In 2002, The Guardian reported that weapons training had taken place inside the building. And it’s imam for most of this period was jihadi Abu Hamza al-Masri (AKA ‘Hookhand’).
The UK’s government did nothing about this and other jihadi outposts for years. And frequently, political correctness and multiculturalism were deemed more important than national security or even basic safety in the streets. After numerous terrorist incidents occurring and little being done except for verbiage, if non-Muslims (AKA ‘whites’) were responsible for this cowardly attack, it’s a bad sign that shows people’s tolerance for being unsafe in their home country may be coming to an end.
One of the primary reasons for having a government is to ensure public safety. If there are people who feel (with some justification) that the British Government isn’t providing that, some of them are liable to take matters into their own hands, with as little regard for the innocent as the jihadis have. That could be what we have here.
That, of course, will also likely lead to a hell of ‘revenge’ terrorism back and forth. That’s exactly what this could be the beginning of.
It is the British government’s responsibility to stop this before it gets started. Innocent blood is innocent blood no matter who is responsible.
UPDATE: ISIS and other Islamist groups are already using this to call for more terrorist attacks of the kind they already have perpetrated. The driver of the van, by the way has been identified as Darren Osborne, a 47-year old British man from Cardiff. As he was pinned down and held for the police by Muslims at the mosque, he reportedly shouted, “I’ve done my bit.” We may indeed be seeing the start of a war here.
Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com and other publications.