Terror strikes: Why no Reconciliation between Christians & Muslims in Europe?
Posted on June 4th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  

Europe has become the latest theatre for a spate of terror attacks across EU nations. European media goes into panic sensationalism mode claiming assailants shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and then automatically Muslims and their places of worship are attacked leaving many Muslims to live in fear and subject to blanket discrimination & hate speech. 91 mosques attacked in Germany in 2016 alone and over half of UK’s mosques attacked since 9/11. Of 743million population in Europe, Muslims account for 19million. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015 as a result of EU/US illegal bombing of Middle East nations. At the same time there are allegations that the Al Qaeda and ISIS are creations of the US/UK/EU Governments as a geopolitical tool and a means to bring legislations claiming to protect the people but in reality to stifle people’s rights and freedoms. However, while envoys of these countries peddling geopolitical interests are chorusing ‘reconciliation’ ‘peaceful coexistence’ ‘multiculturalism’ blah blah blah, why are the countries that pen these nomenclatures not applying what they preach to themselves. Where is the reconciliation between Christians & Muslims?

When Sri Lanka first experienced terror that was birthed and promoted by the Indian Government, no world leaders condemned India for training, arming and financing Tamil armed militant groups.

When these armed militant groups turned themselves from initially portraying themselves as a freedom fighters into an uniformed command-structure based terrorist group killing civilians irrespective of whether they were Sinhalese, Muslims, Foreigners or even Tamils including their own cadres, all that the West and their bandwagon of representatives in the form of the UN, INGOs, foreign envoys did was to issue a heartless statement condemning the attacks but asking the Sri Lankan Government to return to the negotiating table. Sri Lanka suffered over 300 suicide attacks by the LTTE and it was always ‘talk to the terrorists’.

But, when a supposed attack on American World Trade Centre occurred in 2001, without even investigating who was responsible both Iraq & Afghanistan were bombed. Please explain to us why Sri Lanka had to suffer terror attacks and talk to the terrorists but the West could bomb any country it deemed its enemy?

Hillary Clinton says ‘we created Al Qaeda’, Amnesty International says US supplied arms to ISIS, Wikileaks says CIA created ISIS while Edward Snowden’s 2013 leak of classified NSA documents also reveal the collaboration of western intelligence agencies in creating ISIS.

So when ISIS claims responsibility for a spate of attacks that has killed innocent people, in the backdrop of the accusations being made of their creators and handlers, you have to wonder who are the real ‘terrorists’.

  • Paris shooting which left 1 police officer dead (April 2017)
  • Westminster attack in March 2017
  • Russia’s ambassador to Turkey assassinated December 2016
  • large truck plowed through a Christmas market in central Berlin killing 12 (Dec 2016)
  • A police officer and his wife were killed in the French town of Magnanville in June by a 25-year-old man who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (2016)
  • two men stormed a French church and took five people hostage during morning Mass. They murdered an elderly priest, Jacques Hamel, by stabbing him in the chest and slitting his throat. (July 2016)
  • Brussels bombings in March 2016 kills 34

Nevertheless, we cannot ignore the sufferings of minorities across Europe who are becoming victims of violence.

  • Bacon sandwiches are left outside mosques,
  • Pigs blood is being thrown into mosques
  • “When I became identifiably Muslim, I got nasty looks, threats and abuse, and that’s an everyday experience especially because I am a white British Muslim”
  • Attack on Muslims increases in the UK – http://www.suchtv.pk/videos/item/47311-attack-on-muslims-increased-in-uk.html
  • There has been a 300% spike in Islamophobic hate crimes in Britain since ISIS’ horrific Paris attacks with most victims being Muslim women wearing traditional Islamic dress.

We are really shocked at how the UK and Europe are reacting to terrorist attacks by attacking the minorities. We hope that the people understand that after the 1983 attacks there have been no revenge attacks against Sri Lanka’s minorities despite LTTE carrying out over 300 attacks throughout 3 decades. It goes to also raise eyebrows as to who instigated the 1983 riots for it is generally the benefactors and the Sinhalese were definitely not the benefactors!

We seriously think that Jeremy Corbyn’s advice to sit and have tea with terrorists over a good English breakfast would do wonders and appoint a team to immediately roll out a program on peaceful coexistence and enter into ceasefires, peace talks and negotiations and why not get those infamous Norwegian NGOs involved. They have excellent experience in handling terrorists … these Norwegian leaders have even shed tears at funerals of LTTE board members and spoken very vociferously on behalf of them. Please also get inputs from the likes of David Cameron, David Miliband, Kouchner, Keith Vaz etc

When UK banned the LTTE in 2000 under its terrorism act several MPs raised their objections. MPs Robert Evans, Linda Perham, Andrew Dismore, Dr. Jenny Tong, Jeremy Corbyn, John MacDonald, Andy Love. Similarly, Hon Andrew Love (Labour), Hon Simon Hughes (Lib Dem), Hon Jeremy Corbyn (Lab), Hon John McDonnell (Lab), Hon Paul Burstow (Lib Dem), Hon Susan Kramer (Lib Dem), Hon Andrew Dismore (Lab), Hon Andrew Pelling (Independent), Hon Lee Scott (Conservative), Rt. Hon Keith Vaz (Lab) and the Hon Minister Bill Rammell (Lab) who joined to sing hossanahs for the LTTE. Hope they join in to speak on behalf of the terrorists attacking Europe! Maybe one of these MPs can become a CEO of one of the terrorist front ‘human rights’ groups like Joan R or maybe like comrade Sooka write a few reports on the human rights violations, sexual harassment that these terrorists had been subject to!

Why not also invite Gordon Weiss to give estimates of dead or ask Francis Harrison to count the dead! We hope the UK calls for an immediate investigation into why terrorists were killed violating their human rights. This is a good job opportunity for some commission to be appointed and an excellent chance for the UNHRC to do some additional foreign tours. Maybe the UNHRC head can attend the funeral or issue a condolence message to a dead terrorist as Kofi Annan did to a dead LTTE cadre!

If the international community can insist Sri Lanka enter peace talks, negotiations and cease fires with a brutal murdering terrorist group like the LTTE, why should they not do the same with Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Nusra or any of the other militant groups now striking terror in the very back yard of the nation’s forcefully delivering democracy, human rights, law & order!

This may also be a good opportunity to change UK’s constitution, maybe the military needs to be pruned a bit and some of their strategic areas closed down lest it is the reason why the terrorists are angry. If the UK authorities quickly take out their notes on how the UK-based LTTE fronts and lobby groups function, the British authorities may be able to make some breakthrough. In Sri Lanka, the LTTE’s mouthpiece is the TNA and it may be good to see who in the UK are speaking for these terrorists and enter into some negotiations with them. TNA leaders are demanding way too much but then UK Government should be able to deal with that aspect without too much of trouble! They are the masters of divide and rule!

Anyway, as a country that has undergone terror for 30 years and was forced to take zero action against the LTTE except talk with the terrorists, we are very concerned that the Muslims are being unfairly targeted as a result of these terror attacks. Please learn from Sri Lanka, the Tamil people were never subject to any of the atrocities that the Muslims are currently facing. Of course there are those infamous c4 edited documentaries which had been paid for by the terrorists themselves and there are outlets in the UK that burns Tamils for a fee and a doctor claims these are done by the Sri Lankan Army, but these are only commercial aspects of the problem, what is now most important is that the Muslim minority in Europe are not harmed.

We are ready to despatch our former lady President and her reconciliation team as they seem to be having the blueprint for reconciliation and everlasting peaceful coexistence. Let’s see if reconciliation works in Europe first!!

Shenali D Waduge




10 Responses to “Terror strikes: Why no Reconciliation between Christians & Muslims in Europe?”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Britain has also failed to offer a political solution based on devolution to its highly discriminated minority. This discrimination and unsolved grievances are driving them to violence. Britain is home to Tamil, Chechnyan and other terrorists. What is most shocking is these two groups are yet to put up their fireworks.

    The world must put pressure on Britain to respect international law, human rights, stop retaliatory attacks in Syria, etc., offer a devolution based political solution to the Muslim minority, address their grievances and deport its Tamil and Chechnyan terrorists to face trial in their home countries.

    Did the police shoot dead surrendered suspects? A suspect is assumed innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of law. What Britain did was summary execution of suspects which is a war crime.

    If this logic is suitable for Sri Lanka, it must suit Britain as well. Surely Tamil terrorists in Britain have shared their expertise with these terrorists. It is the same template they use though devices are different.

    It will be very interesting to see how Britain will address this issue sustainably.

  2. Sarath W Says:

    At least Jeremy Corbyn was honest and bold enough to admit the terror attacks in England is due to it’s foreign policy. But he was not bold enough to say it was mainly due to invasion of Iraq on false pretext and killing and destroying the livelihoods and homes of hundreds of thousands of innocent men. women and children. I am sure unless the terrorist TONY BLAIR is sent to the international courts of war crimes by the British government, these attacks will continue. Why should innocent civilians pay with their lives for the sins committed by their leaders?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    BREAKING NEWS – Saudi, UAE and 2 other ARAB states have cut ties with QATAR over TERRORISM FUNDING!!

    WILPATTU QATAR CITY has been built with Qatar aid!!

    This must be investigated for TERRORISM funding.

    Wilpattu jungle now has wild animals and terrorist animals!!

    BBS is correct.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sri Lanka’s ACCEPTANCE of the HYPOCRISY and the DOUBLE STANDARDS of Western Powers and of India on the issues of Muslim aggression and Tamil Separatism in Sri Lanka is DESTROYING Sri Lanka.

    Instead, Sri Lanka should DO UNTO OTHERS as OTHERS DO UNTO US!

    Following in the path of the Western Powers, Sri Lanka should start ACCUSING the West of Discrimination against the MUSLIM community, whenever Western countries act SUPPRESS Muslim terrorists!

    The AFTERMATH of the Manchester is a perfect opportunity to DO UNTO the British as they DO UNTO Sri Lanka!

    When these countries COMPLAIN about our new DOUBLE STANDARD, Sri Lanka should gently point out with EXAMPLES, in chapter and verse, of their identical policies, that we are merely following THEIR SHINING EXAMPLE.

    Similarly, India PREACHES INCESSANTLY to Sri Lanka about “discrimination” against Tamils in Sri Lanka, while the Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils happily discriminate against their own. India INTERFERES in the governance of our Motherland, going to the extent of militarily invading it, and forcibly amending our constitution that converted it into a de-facto federal constitution through the 13A.

    Meanwhile, India continues to MILITARILY occupy a part of Kashmir, populated by a majority of Muslims and a small minority of Hindus, with a massive 500,000 man force against almost universal opposition by its Muslim majority.

    We Sri Lankans largely support India’s rule over that part of Kashmir, and find fault with the Muslim Kashmiris for NOT INTEGRATING into India and allowing Hindus to settle in Kashmir, even as over 200-million Muslims live throughout the rest of India enjoying its bounty.

    It is a CLASSIC PARALLEL to the HYPOCRITICAL ATTITUDE of the Sri Lankan Tamil community in Sri Lanka that wants the North and East SOLELY for Tamils while the majority of Tamils live in the South: “what is mine is SOLELY mine, what is YOURS is for all of us to SHARE!”

    Well, as the following BBC article points out, India is finding that despite its massive 500,000 man occupation force, Kashmir is proving to be increasingly difficult to SWALLOW, DIGEST and ABSORB into its swollen belly of India.


    Is India losing Kashmir?

    Soutik Biswas
    India correspondent
    26 April 2017

    Image caption Schoolgirls have participated in protests against Indian rule

    As India’s most restive region stares down the abyss of what a commentator calls another “hot summer of violence”, the doom-laden headline has returned with a vengeance: Is India losing Kashmir?

    Last summer was one of the bloodiest in the Muslim-dominated valley in recent years. Following the killing of influential militant Burhan Wani by Indian forces last July, more than 100 civilians lost their lives in clashes during a four-month-long security lockdown in the valley.

    It’s not looking very promising this summer.

    This month’s parliamentary election in Srinagar was scarred by violence and a record-low turnout of voters. To add fuel to the fire, graphic social videos surfaced claiming to show abuses by security forces and young people who oppose Indian rule. A full-blown protest by students has now erupted on the streets; and, in a rare sight, even schoolgirls are throwing stones and hitting police vehicles.

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who leads an awkward ruling coalition with the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), rushed to Delhi on Monday to urge the federal government to “announce a dialogue and show reconciliatory gestures”.

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    Reports say Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh told her that they could not “offer a dialogue with separatists and other restive groups in the valley” while fierce violence and militant attacks continued.

    Former chief minister and leader of the regional National Conference party Farooq Abdullah warned India that it was “losing Kashmir”. What Mr Abdullah suggested was unexceptionable: the government should begin talking with the stakeholders – Pakistan, the separatists, mainstream parties, the minority Kashmiri Hindus – and start “thinking of not a military solution, but a political way”.

    Image caption Political leaders say Kashmir needs a political and “not a military solution”

    With more than 500,000 security forces in the region, India is unlikely to lose territory in Kashmir. But Shekhar Gupta, a leading columnist, says that while Kashmir is “territorially secure, we are fast losing it emotionally and psychologically”. The abysmal 7% turnout in the Srinagar poll proved that “while your grip on the land is firm, you are losing its people”.

    So what is new about Kashmir that is worrying India and even provoking senior army officials to admit that the situation is fragile?

    For one, a more reckless and alienated younger generation of local youth is now leading the anti-India protests. More than 60% of the men in the valley are under 30. Many of them are angry and confused.
    Five things to know about Kashmir

    India and Pakistan have disputed the territory for nearly 70 years – since independence from Britain
    Both countries claim the whole territory but control only parts of it
    Two out of three wars fought between India and Pakistan centred on Kashmir
    Since 1989 there has been an armed revolt in the Muslim-majority region against rule by India
    High unemployment and complaints of heavy-handed tactics by security forces battling street protesters and fighting insurgents have aggravated the problem

    Ajaz, a 19-year-old student in Budgam, told me that hope had evaporated for his generation “in face of Indian oppression” and he and his friends did not “fear death”. When I took him aside after a while to ask about his ambitions in life, he said he wanted to become a bureaucrat and serve Kashmir.

    “It is wrong to say that the Kashmiri youth has become fearless. He just feels alienated, sidelined and humiliated. When he feels like that, fear takes a backseat, and he becomes reckless. This is irrational behaviour,” National Conference leader Junaid Azim Mattoo told me.

    Secondly, the new younger militants are educated and come from relatively well-off families.

    Wani, the militant who was killed last July, headed a prominent rebel group and came from a highly-educated upper-class Kashmiri family: his father is a government school teacher. Wani’s younger brother, Khalid, who was killed by security forces in 2013, was a student of political science. The new commander of the rebel group, Zakir Rashid Bhat, studied engineering in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

    Image caption There have been clashes between protesters and security forces this summer

    Thirdly, the two-year-old ruling alliance, many say, has been unable to deliver on its promises. An alliance between a regional party which advocates soft separatism (PDP) and a federal Hindu nationalist party (BJP), they believe, makes for the strangest bedfellows, hobbled by two conflicting ideologies trying to work their way together in a contested, conflicted land.

    Fourthly, the government’s message on Kashmir appears to be backfiring.

    When Mr Modi recently said the youth in Kashmir had to choose between terrorism and tourism, many Kashmiris accused him of trivialising their “protracted struggle”. When BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told a newspaper that his government “would have choked” the valley people if it was against them, many locals said it was proof of the government’s arrogance.

    Fifth, the shrill anti-Muslim rhetoric by radical Hindu groups and incidents of cow protection vigilantes attacking Muslim cattle traders in other parts of India could end up further polarising people in the valley. “The danger,” a prominent leader told me, “is that the moderate Kashmiri Muslim is becoming sidelined, and he is being politically radicalised.”

    The security forces differ and say they are actually worried about rising “religious radicalisation” among the youth in the valley. A top army official in Kashmir, Lt-Gen JS Sadhu, told a newspaper that the “public support to terrorists, their glorification and increased radicalisation are issues of concern”.

    Image caption The young people in Kashmir say they are angry and alienated

    One army official told me that religious radicalisation was a “bigger challenge than stone pelting protesters”. He said some 3,000 Saudi-inspired Wahhabi sect mosques had sprung up in Kashmir in the past decade.

    Most Kashmiris say the government should be more worried about “political radicalisation” of the young, and that fears of religious radicalisation were exaggerated and overblown.

    Also, the low turnout in this month’s elections has rattled the region’s mainstream parties. “If mainstream politics is delegitimised and people refuse to vote for them, the vacuum will be obviously filled up with a disorganised mob-led constituency,” Mr Mattoo of the National Conference said.

    In his memoirs, Amarjit Singh Daulat, the former chief of India’s spy agency RAW wrote that “nothing is constant; least of all Kashmir”. But right now, the anomie and anger of the youth, and a worrying people’s revolt against Indian rule, appear to be the only constants.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    UK policy of SUPPORTING TERRORISM and DESTABILIZING other countries is BACKFIRING against ITSELF!

    I call on the UK to ABANDON its HYPOCRITICAL DOUBLE STANDARDS in its own interest, if not in the more altruistic interest of the rest of the world!


    ABANDON your POLICY of ONE standard for the UK, and ANOTHER standard for Sri Lanka!


    31st May 2017 – John Pilger writes:

    The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by a jihadist, are being suppressed to protect the secrets of British foreign policy.

    Critical questions – such as why the security service MI5 maintained terrorist “assets” in Manchester and why the government did not warn the public of the threat in their midst – remain unanswered, deflected by the promise of an internal “review”.

    The alleged suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was part of an extremist group, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, that thrived in Manchester and was cultivated and used by MI5 for more than 20 years.

    The LIFG is proscribed by Britain as a terrorist organisation which seeks a “hardline Islamic state” in Libya and “is part of the wider global Islamist extremist movement, as inspired by al-Qaida”.

    The “smoking gun” is that when Theresa May was Home Secretary, LIFG jihadists were allowed to travel unhindered across Europe and encouraged to engage in “battle”: first to remove Mu’ammar Gadaffi in Libya, then to join al-Qaida affiliated groups in Syria.

    Last year, the FBI reportedly placed Abedi on a “terrorist watch list” and warned MI5 that his group was looking for a “political target” in Britain. Why wasn’t he apprehended and the network around him prevented from planning and executing the atrocity on 22 May?

    These questions arise because of an FBI leak that demolished the “lone wolf” spin in the wake of the 22 May attack – thus, the panicky, uncharacteristic outrage directed at Washington from London and Donald Trump’s apology.

    The Manchester atrocity lifts the rock of British foreign policy to reveal its Faustian alliance with extreme Islam, especially the sect known as Wahhabism or Salafism, whose principal custodian and banker is the oil kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Britain’s biggest weapons customer.

    This imperial marriage reaches back to the Second World War and the early days of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The aim of British policy was to stop pan-Arabism: Arab states developing a modern secularism, asserting their independence from the imperial west and controlling their resources. The creation of a rapacious Israel was meant to expedite this. Pan-Arabism has since been crushed; the goal now is division and conquest.

    In 2011, according to Middle East Eye, the LIFG in Manchester were known as the “Manchester boys”. Implacably opposed to Mu’ammar Gadaffi, they were considered high risk and a number were under Home Office control orders – house arrest – when anti-Gadaffi demonstrations broke out in Libya, a country forged from myriad tribal enmities.

    Suddenly the control orders were lifted. “I was allowed to go, no questions asked,” said one LIFG member. MI5 returned their passports and counter-terrorism police at Heathrow airport were told to let them board their flights.

    The overthrow of Gaddafi, who controlled Africa’s largest oil reserves, had been long been planned in Washington and London. According to French intelligence, the LIFG made several assassination attempts on Gadaffi in the 1990s – bank-rolled by British intelligence. In March 2011, France, Britain and the US seized the opportunity of a “humanitarian intervention” and attacked Libya. They were joined by Nato under cover of a UN resolution to “protect civilians”.

    Last September, a House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee inquiry concluded that then Prime Minister David Cameron had taken the country to war against Gaddafi on a series of “erroneous assumptions” and that the attack “had led to the rise of Islamic State in North Africa”. The Commons committee quoted what it called Barack Obama’s “pithy” description of Cameron’s role in Libya as a “shit show”.

    In fact, Obama was a leading actor in the “shit show”, urged on by his warmongering Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and a media accusing Gaddafi of planning “genocide” against his own people. “We knew… that if we waited one more day,” said Obama, “Benghazi, a city the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.”

    The massacre story was fabricated by Salafist militias facing defeat by Libyan government forces. They told Reuters there would be “a real bloodbath, a massacre like we saw in Rwanda”. The Commons committee reported, “The proposition that Mu’ammar Gaddafi would have ordered the massacre of civilians in Benghazi was not supported by the available evidence”.

    Britain, France and the United States effectively destroyed Libya as a modern state. According to its own records, Nato launched 9,700 “strike sorties”, of which more than a third hit civilian targets. They included fragmentation bombs and missiles with uranium warheads. The cities of Misurata and Sirte were carpet-bombed. Unicef, the UN children’s organisation, reported a high proportion of the children killed “were under the age of ten”.

    More than “giving rise” to Islamic State – ISIS had already taken root in the ruins of Iraq following the Blair and Bush invasion in 2003 – these ultimate medievalists now had all of north Africa as a base. The attack also triggered a stampede of refugees fleeing to Europe.

    Cameron was celebrated in Tripoli as a “liberator”, or imagined he was. The crowds cheering him included those secretly supplied and trained by Britain’s SAS and inspired by Islamic State, such as the “Manchester boys”.

    To the Americans and British, Gadaffi’s true crime was his iconoclastic independence and his plan to abandon the petrodollar, a pillar of American imperial power. He had audaciously planned to underwrite a common African currency backed by gold, establish an all-Africa bank and promote economic union among poor countries with prized resources. Whether or not this would have happened, the very notion was intolerable to the US as it prepared to “enter” Africa and bribe African governments with military “partnerships”.

    The fallen dictator fled for his life. A Royal Air Force plane spotted his convoy, and in the rubble of Sirte, he was sodomised with a knife by a fanatic described in the news as “a rebel”.

    Having plundered Libya’s $30 billion arsenal, the “rebels” advanced south, terrorising towns and villages. Crossing into sub-Saharan Mali, they destroyed that country’s fragile stability. The ever-eager French sent planes and troops to their former colony “to fight al-Qaida”, or the menace they had helped create.

    On 14 October, 2011, President Obama announced he was sending special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops were sent to South Sudan, Congo and the Central African Republic. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent was under way, largely unreported.

    In London, one of the world’s biggest arms fairs was staged by the British government. The buzz in the stands was the “demonstration effect in Libya”. The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a preview entitled “Middle East: A vast market for UK defence and security companies”. The host was the Royal Bank of Scotland, a major investor in cluster bombs, which were used extensively against civilian targets in Libya. The blurb for the bank’s arms party lauded the “unprecedented opportunities for UK defence and security companies.”

    Last month, Prime Minister Theresa May was in Saudi Arabia, selling more of the £3 billion worth of British arms which the Saudis have used against Yemen. Based in control rooms in Riyadh, British military advisers assist the Saudi bombing raids, which have killed more than 10,000 civilians. There are now clear signs of famine. A Yemeni child dies every 10 minutes from preventable disease, says Unicef.

    The Manchester atrocity on 22 May was the product of such unrelenting state violence in faraway places, much of it British sponsored. The lives and names of the victims are almost never known to us.

    This truth struggles to be heard, just as it struggled to be heard when the London Underground was bombed on July 7, 2005. Occasionally, a member of the public would break the silence, such as the east Londoner who walked in front of a CNN camera crew and reporter in mid-platitude. “Iraq!” he said. “We invaded Iraq. What did we expect? Go on, say it.”

    At a large media gathering I attended, many of the important guests uttered “Iraq” and “Blair” as a kind of catharsis for that which they dared not say professionally and publicly.

    Yet, before he invaded Iraq, Blair was warned by the Joint Intelligence Committee that “the threat from al-Qaida will increase at the onset of any military action against Iraq… The worldwide threat from other Islamist terrorist groups and individuals will increase significantly”.

    Just as Blair brought home to Britain the violence of his and George W Bush’s blood-soaked “shit show”, so David Cameron, supported by Theresa May, compounded his crime in Libya and its horrific aftermath, including those killed and maimed in Manchester Arena on 22 May.

    The spin is back, not surprisingly. Salman Abedi acted alone. He was a petty criminal, no more. The extensive network revealed last week by the American leak has vanished. But the questions have not.

    Why was Abedi able to travel freely through Europe to Libya and back to Manchester only days before he committed his terrible crime? Was Theresa May told by MI5 that the FBI had tracked him as part of an Islamic cell planning to attack a “political target” in Britain?

    In the current election campaign, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made a guarded reference to a “war on terror that has failed”. As he knows, it was never a war on terror but a war of conquest and subjugation. Palestine. Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Syria. Iran is said to be next. Before there is another Manchester, who will have the courage to say that?

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  8. RohanJay Says:

    Shenali on the whole a good article. Yes you are right. Sri Lanka much more tolerant and nicer,pleasant place than the UK is I know because I have lived in both places. If I could I would move to Sri Lanka permanently right now. As things stand. I could only move to Sri Lanka for some of the winter months. To get away from the UK is always a happy experience for me.
    Also it is proven that the UK Govt has had a hand in creating and supporting all these terrorist groups including the LTTE. What we now is the UK inflicting the terrorism it created around the world on itself.

  9. RohanJay Says:

    Ananda-USA that article by John Pilger thanks for posting. He speaks the truth. The truth that the UK is a country which creates provides sanctuary allows terrorist groups to flourish and then unleashes them on innocent independent countries such as Libya,Syria or Yemen. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed by brutal British sponsored terrorism. This is the truth that no one has the courage to say.
    In Sri lanka its well known for some time that Britain is a major sponsor of terrorism. They aided and abetted the LTTE and allowed a head office to be had for the LTTE in London which planned terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. This is the real Britain that people dare not talk about. They nurture and give protection to every type of vile Terrorist scum on the planet which no other civilised country would tolerate. Not even the United States.

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