Scotland Yard’s top terror cop Mark Rowley – the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner – has wasted no time in coming out in support of the muslim community. Just hours after the horrific islamic terror attack on our capital, Rowley was already trying to feed the narrative of the “extreme right wing” being somehow on par with – or worse than – muslim terrorists.
Before the bodies of the victims had even turned cold, Rowley had made a statement that was released on the Met’s website, in which he stated:
“We must recognise now that our Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time given the past behaviour of the extreme right wing and we will continue to work with all community leaders in the coming days.”
Not sure exactly what those past behaviours included. I’m sure Rowley would predictably bring up the Jo Cox murder if pushed – the violent actions of someone who for once actually did fit the mentally-ill-lone-wolf-nutter description. The murderer had googled the KKK among other things though and the Brexit Referendum was coming up, so the establishment decided to gloss over his mental health history and instead blame it on the right as they cynically tried to exploit their supposed comrade’s death in order to keep us in the EU. But I digress. Anyway, it was a White British politician that he attacked, not a muslim. So nothing that troubled Masood or Zainab to any extent.
Other than that though, I’m struggling to work out what he is talking about. There was that racist scumbag that spat on a baby. Oh no, that’s right, he was a muslim racist scumbag and it was a white baby, I remember now. Scrap that.
Possibly that brutal murder in Coventry a couple of years back? Oh no wait, that was a gang of muslims and the victim a white teenager. The girl whom was attacked in the street by three racist men? Nope, wrong way round again. How about all those religiously and racially motivated gang rapes of little girls? Oh yeah, right.
Well then, maybe he was talking about Kevin Crehan, who died in prison after being jailed for leaving a bacon sandwich outside a mosque? Or the girl that featured in the viral video a couple of years back after she called a group of muslim women “ISIS bitches” on a bus, perchance? Other than that, I don’t know? Perhaps he was talking about voting to leave the EU? Who knows?
Whatever Rowley was referring to though, I’m pretty sure none of his fabled “extreme right wing” have mounted the pavement in a car or truck lately, and ploughed into a crowd of innocent men, women and children.
Tellingly, Rowley doesn’t mention the words ‘islam’ or ‘islamic’ so much as one single time in his 639 word statement. When speaking of investigating whether this was linked to any islamic terrorist group, he instead spoke of “international” terrorism. Maybe it was the Russians!
He only once mentions the word “muslim” and that was in the aforementioned excerpt, when he was conveying his recognition of the anxiety that they must supposedly be feeling over all the hate crimes the “extreme right wing” may, or may not, commit against them, in a clear effort to invoke sympathy for the persecuted muslim community whilst directing attention away and instead toward the “extreme far right” bogeymen.
Makes you wonder just how much of the Capital’s anti-terror resources he is wasting investigating the “extreme right wing” for sending offensive tweets and putting bacon in supermarket halal fridges, doesn’t it?