Empty Days

Saturday, April 03, 2004



It's interesting. In the past days BBC has been insistently showing radical Muslim clerics preaching to a radical congregation right in the middle of some british street, calling for Jihad against the west and the whole lot - they were chased out from the mosques by the moderate clerics, you see. The totally surreal effect is the juxtaposition of these scenes of open discourse of hate and recent arrests of plotting radicals in that very same London, UK.

I suppose if such an assembly were seen in the middle of some american street there'd be serious trouble - or at least major outrage. I just can't imagine anything like that taking place anywhere in North America, and that also includes Canada - believe it or not.

Coincidentally I just saw this post by A.Sullivan on the same subject - it gotta be too obvious to miss:
"There is nothing that me and you or the British services or the Government can do about stopping an attack in this country.[...]" - a British Muslim extremist. Radical Muslims burned the British flag in London yesterday and called to resist the notiont that mainstream Muslims should prevent or criticize terrorism.
Concidentally I just heard news on tv that some plotting Islamists were sorrounded by police in an appartment in a Spanish town and blew themselves up instead of surrendering. Obviously this injured some other people besides (residents of the appartment building).

This really ressembles what happened in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) recently - surrounded, about 20 extremists blew themselves up.

Things are heating up, it seems.





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