Where Were Sunday’s ‘British’ Thousands When Jordan’s Pilot Burned?

One of the few positive things to arise from the horror of last week’s Middle East news was the opportunity it gave some of us to hammer home the point that the young man so monstrously murdered by ISIS, Muath, was, like many of my friends here, a Muslim.

He became a hero to millions.

His martyrdom by satanic jihadists should have been a salutory lesson for some Facebook commenters who consistently use abusive words ( ‘muzzie’ being the most polite) to describe Muslims, that many, very many, Muslims share my detestation of the primitive nonsense, the sexism and intolerance we hear from too many of their clerics.

But then, just when we were thinking that message might have got across to those that need it…

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Thousands of British Muslims protested against cartoons of Mohammed in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo…

The crowd marched to Downing Street holding signs reading “Charlie and the abuse factory”, “We love Prophet Muhammad more than our lives”, and “To insult is not freedom”.

Speakers addressed the protest and held communal prayers, before representatives delivered a petition signed by over 100,000 British Muslims to Cameron’s office.


So one Sunday morning’s jolly outing, showing open abhorrence of the freedoms Britain has long championed, showing how little they have adapted to the country that took them or their parents in, has probably undone whatever hopes might have emerged from the horror.

And how many Britons today must be asking, as I am, where were those thousands when the video of that innocent Muslim man burnt alive was spread across the internet by the ISIS rape-gang?


Where were they, in their self-righteous, censorious thousands?

No thousands out on the streets condemning jihadist rape, murder, terror?

No 100,000 signatures demanding the UK respond in the right and proper manner, as Jordanians have done, execution of terrorists already captured, extra effort put into military action against the vermin?

‘Revenge for Muath’: Jordan Unleashes 56 Airstrikes …

Do those thousands on Downing Street yesterday, those hundred thousand whose names are on that petition, really lack any understanding of the Western democracy whose freedom of expression they themselves practiced yesterday?

Do they really want to live in a country with mediaeval blasphemy laws?

Then they are perfectly free to get the hell out of the UK and find a cosy corner in some region of the world where such nonsense prevails.