Or something like that.
First it was ‘Respect’ MP George Galloway in the immediate aftermath of the 7/7 terrorist attacks who said: “We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such warnings.”
Now apparently others are joining in the Galloway off-key chorus, including London mayor Ken Livingstone, who obviously only had about 10 minutes of moral clarity with his initial statements on the London attacks which harshly condemned the terrorists who committed them. Livingstone had this to say today:
“I suspect the real problem was that we funded these people as long as they were killing Russians. We gave no thought to the fact that when they stopped killing Russians they might start killing us.”
His comments seemed to fall in line with those of Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, also quoted in the same piece:
“I blame the British Government, the British public and the Muslim community in the UK because they failed to make the extra effort to put an end to the cycle of bloodshed which started before 9/11 and on July 7 was devastating for everybody.”
Anjem Choudary, the British leader of the militant Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, was also quoted:
[He] said that Muslim leaders should not meet Mr Blair for talks while Muslims were being “murdered” in Iraq.
Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, he declined to condemn the London bombings, which killed 56 people, and said there was “a very real possibility” of a repetition.
“The British Government wants to show that they are on the side of justice and of truth, whereas in reality the real terrorists are the British regime, and even the British police, who have tried to divide the Muslim community into moderates and extremists, whereas this classification doesn’t exist in Islam.”
Of course they are.
More: The father of 9-11 hijacker/terrorist Mohamed Atta has now publicly praised the London bombings and said “many more” will follow:
The father of one of the hijackers who commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, praised the recent terror attacks in London and said many more would follow.
Speaking to CNN producer Ayman Mohyeldin Tuesday in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, Mohamed el-Amir said he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus that killed 52 people, plus the four bombers.
Displayed prominently in the apartment were pictures of el-Amir’s son, Mohamed Atta, the man who is believed to have piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center as part of the attacks on the United States.
El-Amir said the attacks in the United States and the July 7 attacks in London were the beginning of what would be a 50-year religious war, in which there would be many more fighters like his son.
(ST response self-edited in case kids are reading this)