WE CAN SAY HE WAS INSANE, THAT HE WAS JUST SOME "RADICAL MUSLIM", SOME CRAZED MANIACAL KILLER, ONE IN A MILLION, BUT THAT DOESN'T EXPLAIN IT, DOES IT? IT DOESN'T EXPLAIN IT TO ME.
<<After the killing, one of the men, believed to be a British-born Muslim convert, spoke calmly into a witness’s video phone.
Speaking with a London accent, holding a knife and a meat cleaver and with his hands dripping with blood, he said: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. Your people will never be safe. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.
“We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I apologise that women had to witness this today but in our lands our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you. Do you think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start busting our guns? Do you think your politicians are going to die? “No, it’s going to be the average guy like you, and your children. So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so we, so you can all live in peace.”>>
<<The murder appeared to have been planned to ensure maximum publicity, with the killers urging witnesses to take their picture “as if they wanted to be on TV”. One witness, identified only as James, said he and his partner watched in horror as they realised what they were seeing. He shouted at the men to stop, only for one of them to pull out a gun and threaten to shoot him.
After driving his car further up the road, he stopped and called the police, telling them to bring armed units.
The Muslim Council of Britain condemned the killing as a “truly barbaric” act with “no basis in Islam”.
A spokesman said: “We call on all our communities, Muslim and non-Muslim, to come together in solidarity to ensure the forces of hatred do not prevail.”>>
I KNOW THAT THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF READERS WHO COME HERE FROM MANY MUSLIM NATIONS. I HAVE STUDIED YOUR QUR'AN SINCE 1966, BUT I CANNOT FIND A VALID REASON FOR THIS. I CANNOT COMPREHEND HOW OR WHY THIS CAN BE JUSTIFIED, THOUGH I HAVE TRIED.
ANYONE, ANYONE AT ALL DEVOTED TO ISLAM WHO CAN EXPLAIN THIS TO ME, I WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS.
JUST BE PURELY HONEST, HOLD NOTHING BACK, DO NOT SUGAR-COAT, NOR RESPOND IN ANY MANNER BUT IN ABSOLUTE, HARD, RAW TRUTH.
WE WILL NEVER AGREE ON MANY THINGS, BUT WE CAN TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, AND HOW ANYONE CAN JUSTIFY IT IF WE CAN BE 100% HONEST WITH ONE ANOTHER.
LET ME ALSO ASK THOSE WHOSE RELIGION IS ISLAM, OPENLY AND FRANKLY, IF MUSLIMS, SURELY NOT ALL MUSLIMS, SEE THIS AS NECESSARY.
IS THIS NECESSARY IN ISLAM?
IS THIS THE ONLY WAY TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT NEVER, NEVER IN TEN MILLION YEARS, WILL ALL THE WORLD CHOOSE ONE RELIGION?
SO LONG AS THE WORLD STANDS, SOME WILL CHOOSE TO BE WHATEVER THEY CHOOSE TO BE, OR PERHAPS WHATEVER THEY ARE BORN INTO...CHRISTIAN, JEW, MUSLIM, HINDU, BUDDHIST, WHATEVER THEY CHOOSE OR ACCEPT.
WITH THAT AS A FACT, IS RELIGION ALONE WHAT DRIVES US ALL TO WAR, TO DECIDE THAT KILLING ONE ANOTHER IS THE ONLY WAY?
IF THAT IS TRUE, IF THAT IS HOW "YOU" SEE IT, ANYONE WHO READS HERE, THEN PERHAPS YOU ALSO KNOW TO EXPECT THOSE WHO MAKE FREE CHOICES TO BE OPPOSED, IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE, TO BEING "BENT IN ANOTHER DIRECTION", TO BEING FORCED INTO ANYTHING NOT OF THEIR CHOOSING.
THAT IS JUST HOW THE HUMAN ANIMAL IS...FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, STRONGLY OPPOSED TO BEING FORCED, TO BEING DOMINATED, TO BEING SUBMISSIVE TO OTHERS THEY DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE SUBMISSIVE TO.
THE SOLUTION WOULD BE FOR EVERYONE TO LIVE AS THEY CHOOSE, TO DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHAT THEY WILL ACCEPT OR BELIEVE, AND NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR OF BEING KILLED FOR THAT, AND ALSO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES IF EVER THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS.
I REALIZE THAT IT TRULY SEEMS THAT ALL OF OUR "MAJOR" RELIGIONS TEACH THAT THEIRS IS THE ONLY ONE WORTH HAVING, THE ONLY VALID ONE.
I REALIZE THAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE ONLY CHRISTIANS CAN ATTAIN AN "ETERNAL REWARD", AND THAT EACH OF THE OTHER "MAJOR RELIGIONS" ALSO FIRMLY BELIEVE THEIRS IS THE ONLY "RELIGION OF PEACE"... BUT, LOOK!
THERE IS NO PEACE!
THERE IS NO PEACE ANYWHERE WE LOOK!
THEE IS NO PEACE IN CHRISTIAN NATIONS, NO PEACE IN MUSLIM NATIONS, NO PEACE FOR JEWISH PEOPLE, NO PEACE FOR HINDI PEOPLE, NOR BUDDHIST PEOPLE, NO PEACE ANYWHERE ON THIS EARTH, NOT EVEN FOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE PAGAN OR ATHEIST...THERE IS JUST NO PEACE ON THIS PLANET.
WHY IS THERE NO PEACE N ANY NATION?
WHY IS THERE JUST NO PEACE IF OUR RELIGION, OUR PERSONAL CHOICE, TRULY IS A "RELIGION OF PEACE"?
WE ALL GET ANGRY, WE ALL FEEL 'OPPRESSED' FROM TIME TO TIME, WE ALL FEEL THAT WE ARE TARGETS OF OTHERS NOW AND THEN, BUT WHY DOES THAT LEAD TO INSANITY AND RADICALISM, TO INHUMANITY AND WAR?
ONE VERY GOOD DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS THAT ONE DOES THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER, EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT.
THERE WILL NEVER BE A DIFFERENT RESULT, JUST THE SAME RESULT EVERY TIME!
IF ISLAM DECIDES TO KILL ALL WHO ARE NOT ISLAMIC, OR CHRISTIANS DECIDE TO KILL ALL WHO ARE NOT CHRISTIAN, OR THE PEOPLE OF ANY RELIGION DECIDE TO KILL ALL WHO DON'T ACCEPT THEIR FAITH, DO YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
IN TEN MILLION YEARS, THERE WILL STILL BE MUSLIMS KILLING OTHERS, CHRISTIANS KILLING OTHERS, AND OTHERS KILLING OTHERS, BECAUSE NO GROUP, NO RELIGION IS EVER GOING TO DIE COMPLETELY OUT.
AS LONG AS THERE ARE 10 PEOPLE ON EARTH, THERE WILL BE 10 DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS, 10 DIFFERENT BELIEF SYSTEMS.
AND, AS LONG AS THERE ARE HUMANS, THERE WILL BE DIFFERENCES.
WE CAN CONTINUE IN INSANITY, OR WE CAN DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
WE CAN ACCEPT OUR DIFFERENCES AND REALLY LIVE IN PEACE, OR WE CAN KILL FOREVER.
NO ONE, NO ONE ANYWHERE, WILL EVER "SUBMIT" TO ANY FOREIGN DOCTRINE NOT OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING.
I ASSURE YOU THAT ALL HUMANS WILL GUARD THEIR RIGHTS TO FREE CHOICE SO LONG AS THEY DRAW BREATH, HOWEVER THEY CAN DO SO.
SO, WHAT IF WE ALL AGREE THAT IS SO. WHAT IF, INSTEAD OF KILLING ONE ANOTHER FOR FAITH, FOR BELIEFS, FOR WHATEVER REASON, WE JUST STOP DOING THAT?
THAT WOULD BE THE SANE AND RATIONAL THING TO DO.
ANYTHING ELSE IS FRUITLESS, POINTLESS, AND COMPLETELY INSANE.
I HONESTLY DON'T CARE IF YOU CHOOSE A RELIGION THAT REQUIRES YOU TO WEAR A LIVE CHICKEN ON YOUR HEAD, BARK LIKE A DOG AND SACRIFICE BUNNY RABBITS EVERY MONTH ON A FULL MOON...BUT I WON'T DO THAT.
AND THERE IS NO WAY, NO WAY ON EARTH, NO WAY IN HELL THAT ANYONE CAN FORCE ME TO....SAME AS THE REST OF YOU READING HERE...JUST THE SAME...
YOU SEE? WE ARE ALL ALIKE AFTER ALL.
WE ALL HAVE THE BURNING DESIRE TO BE FREE TO CHOOSE.
WE CAN KILL EACH OTHER FOREVER AND THAT WON'T CHANGE.
YOU WILL NOT "SUBMIT" TO MY WAY BY FORCE, I WILL NOT "SUBMIT" TO YOURS BY FORCE.
HERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE...I WOULD NEVER, EVER TRY TO FORCE MY BELIEFS ON ANYONE! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR OWN LIVES...THAT IS YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR BUSINESS ONLY!
SO LONG AS NO ONE STEPS OVER THE 'LINE' INTO ANOTHER'S LIFE, UNINVITED, ALL IS WELL.
LEARN...LEARN OR CONTINUE TO PERISH, PEOPLE OF EARTH.
WE WILL NEVER AGREE, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO KILL EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF THAT.