|Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 62):|
My thoughts exactly. I believe a lot of Maggie type "true Conservatives" if you know what I mean could be tempted to lean this way as the current Conservatives are not blue enough, but hesitate due to their more extreme manifesto.
The thing with them is, when we first saw manifestations of extreme Islamism in the UK, were the calls from some for the murder of Salmam Rushdie, for writing a book that few of his detractors had even read (those of them throughout the world that actually could even read), all based on deliberate provocations from their 'spiritual leaders'.
While the right thing was done with protecting Rushdie (that is, defending the right to free speech), the government of the day did not even attempt to prosecute any of those here that incited murder. This is a crime here, many did it to TV
I feel a dangerous precedent was set right there, the PM
of the day, Thatcher.
|Quoting CXB77L (Reply 83):|
Frankly, they shouldn't be in hospital, they're a drain on NHS resources. They should be denied treatment.
Another precedent we don't want to set. Where does it lead?
Besides, while it is likely those two acted alone, it's far from certain. Are there networks they might be a part of? Do they know like minded others? Those who do not show out like so many others now in prison, starting by suspicious trips to Pakistan and/or trying to source ammonium nitrate as an explosive.
Cannot find this out if they are dead.
While the police officer who shot them would, under UK police doctrine, 'fired to stop', in this case they survived. Though one of them might yet expire from wounds.
Much admiration for that Cub Scout Leader, a middle aged lady, who confronted them, challenged them, kept them busy talking to her not attacking anyone else, while they had blood drenched weapons and some reports, including from her, a revolver. (Not sure if it was real or a replica).
Despite the horror of this murder, I remain convinced that aside from their arrest, detention, or if it comes it, their elimination, is to make as few changes to our way of life as possible.
That's what these fanatics are attacking after all.