By Matthew Vadum
U.S. president calls out Sadiq Khan for his permissive attitude toward terrorism committed by his fellow Muslims
After terrorists slaughtered seven people Saturday in London, England, President Trump turned up the heat in ongoing debates over Islam, terrorism, and immigration by criticizing London’s Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan for his permissive, laissez-faire attitude toward terrorism committed by his fellow Muslims.
“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people,” Trump tweeted after the killings at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. “If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”
The Metropolitan Police and British Prime Minister Theresa May have labeled the incidents terrorist attacks and Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the atrocities. May appeared to agree with Trump, saying “We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. Things need to change.”
Khan, a member of the left-wing Labour Party, doesn’t particularly care about the threat that Islamic terrorism poses to Western civilization.
It was just last Thursday (June 1) that Khan sounded as detached from reality as former Vice President Al Gore. “Climate change remains one the biggest risks to humanity,” he tweeted. “Now more than ever world leaders must recognise and act on this threat.”
Muslim terror is no big deal, shrugs Khan, who says terrorist attacks are “part and parcel” of city life.
Khan is one of those “urban elites … grotesquely out of touch with the lives of ordinary citizens,” writes Monica Showalter at American Thinker. “They dismiss terror deaths as ‘tragic’ suggesting the victims had some role in their own deaths as in the definition of tragedy.”
It’s easy for elitist hipsters like Khan to “claim global warming is a bigger problem than the immediate and deadly threat of terrorism,” she writes.
Taking action on global warming makes them feel good, costs them nothing and only threatens the livelihoods of farmers and fishermen and miners, not their own. As for terrorism, that’s no problem for them, either – you’ll never find an elitist like Khan strolling on London Bridge on a Saturday night for terrorists to take down. With his bodyguards and the protective bubble he lives in, terrorism is for little people.
Khan’s arrogance and disregard for the safety of others may help to explain why President Trump felt the need to slap him around on Twitter.
Trump mocked Khan, a Sharia-loving darling of the mainstream media, for trying to create a false sense of security among Britons. “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'”
“This is our city… and we will never be cowed by terrorism,” Khan had previously said in a press release, adding that the killers were “barbaric cowards.”
“Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days,” Khan continued. “There’s no reason to be alarmed. One of the things the police and all of us need to do is ensure that we’re as safe as we possibly can be.”
Media-savvy Trump used social media to treat the horrifying events in London as a teachable moment. He urged the courts to reinstate his stalled temporary travel ban aimed at six terrorism-plagued Muslim countries.
“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights,” Trump tweeted. “We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
Trump petitioned the Supreme Court last week to review his travel ban that various federal judges have enjoined. A Department of Justice spokeswoman said DoJ is “confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism.”
The tweet prompted criticism of Trump from the Left, which is more concerned about the president’s tweeting than about Americans and Britons being slain by terrorists. Much of the criticism was found on CNN, the unofficial news network of the Trump resistance movement.
Citing the travel ban tweet, one of CNN’s resident jihad apologists, Iranian-born Reza Aslan, lashed out at Trump. “This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
When NBC highhandedly refused to report on Trump’s tweeted claim that the attacks in London were Islamic terrorism, Aslan cited the NBC tweet, labeling the president a “man baby” and writing that he should be “ignored in times of crisis.”
CNN published an op-ed by hack Chris Cillizza titled, “The London terror tweets prove Donald Trump is never going to be ‘presidential[.]’”
Al Gore moaned on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, “I don’t think that a major terrorist attack like this is the time to be divisive and to criticize a mayor who’s trying to organize his city’s response to this attack.”
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee looking at the Left’s bizarre conspiracy theory about alleged Russian meddling in the election, said on CNN it “troubles” him to see Trump’s tweets in the wake of the London attacks.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who has never been right about anything during his long political career, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, “A travel ban will be cannon fodder to the recruiters. It’s the worst thing we could do.”
In a spectacular display of obtuseness, Jennifer Rubin whined in the Washington Post that “our president acted like a clod, a heartless and dull-witted thug in sending out a series of tweets.”
Out of these examples of criticism, Aslan’s tweets mostly closely match the desperate forehead-vein-popping mindset of the Left today as it begins to sink in that Trump is going to be president until at least January 2021. Left-wingers are experiencing these collective mental breakdowns almost daily in the Trump era. They risk death by spontaneous combustion as they treat perfectly normal things that a new president does, such as firing U.S. attorneys nationwide to make way for his own picks, like Hitler’s power-consolidating Enabling Act.
Trump’s disavowal of the Paris Climate Accord last week launched a million valium prescriptions. The Left exploded in anger at the president for goring one of its most sacred cows, unleashing the kind of over-the-top rhetoric we’ve grown accustomed to throughout the Obama years. Obama himself trashed Trump, and urged defiance.
On Saturday, the terrorists reportedly began by running over pedestrians on London Bridge with their vehicle and then stabbing people. One attacker reportedly said “this is for Allah.” Two restaurant customers told the Telegraph that the men entered the dining establishment and began stabbing diners. No firearms were involved. Three suspects were killed by police. Their names had not been released as of late Sunday night. Twelve people have been arrested in connection with the attacks.
Unlike most of the United States, the United Kingdom has draconian gun control laws, which means unless an armed law enforcement official happens to be in the right place at the right time, Britons must fend for themselves.
On Twitter, President Trump wrote, “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”
Meanwhile, British voters are scheduled to head to the polls on Thursday (June 8). The attacks Saturday night mark the second time in a fortnight that the U.K. general election has been disrupted by Islamic terrorism.
On May 22, 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena were killed by Muslim suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Abedi “met in Libya with members of an Islamic State unit linked to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attack, according to current and retired intelligence officials,” the New York Times is reporting.
On Sunday night the One Love Manchester concert organized by Grande to benefit victims of the bombing went forward as scheduled at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Greater Manchester. Grande performed along with fellow pop stars Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, and others. The event was broadcast live in at least 50 countries, and at time of writing had reportedly raised £2 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
On March 22, British Muslim Khalid Masood killed four people by running them over with his vehicle on Westminster Bridge. He also stabbed a police officer to death outside Parliament. Masood was killed by police.
Islam-motivated violence in becoming increasingly common in the United Kingdom.
On Dec. 5, 2015, Muhaydin Mire attacked people with a knife – and attempted to behead one man – at Leytonstone Tube Station in East London while shouting “this is for my Syrian brothers.” Mire was later convicted of attempted murder.
Mohammed Rehman and Sana Ahmed Khan had planned to detonate a bomb on July 7, 2015, the 10thanniversary of the London 7/7 bombings. They were convicted of possessing explosives. In the July 7, 2005, bombing, 52 people, along with the four perpetrators – Hasib Hussain, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay, and Shehzad Tanweer – were killed. Close to 800 people were wounded.
In July 2015, Mohammed Ammar Ali was convicted of attempting to possess a chemical weapon. “Under the username Weirdos 0000, Ali struck a deal with a supplier on the internet black market to buy 500mg of powder for 500 US dollars – enough to kill 1,400 people,” the Liverpool Echo reported. “Ali was unaware that his source Psychochem was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and substituted the consignment of ricin for harmless powder.”
On May 22, 2013, Muslims Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale attempted to decapitate British soldier Lee Rigby, 25, in London, after striking him with their vehicle. Adebolajo shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder. In a strange example of an evildoer speaking truth to power, Adebowale called out “that’s a lie” when the politically correct judge lectured the duo that their militant views were somehow “a betrayal of Islam.” Adebowale was sentenced to a minimum of 45 years imprisonment.
Omar Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud, Zohaib Ahmed, and Jewel Uddin were convicted of conspiring to bomb an English Defence League rally in Dewsbury on June 30, 2012. The bomb, which was not detonated, contained 359 nails and 93 ball bearings.
As part of the massive Operation Pitsford counter-terrorism operation, 11 Muslims were sentenced in 2013 for planning a terror attack.
Parviz Khan was sentenced to life imprisonment with a requirement to serve at least 14 years for masterminding a 2007 plot to behead a British Muslim soldier in Birmingham. The goal was to undermine British Army morale and make it difficult for the military to recruit Muslims.
This is not an exhaustive list.
Until our leaders open their eyes to the danger Islam and its difficult-to-assimilate adherents pose to the civilized world, innocent people’s lives will be in danger.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan epitomizes the problem, according to Showalter.
Khan is typical of members of “the ruling structure of large urban metropolises across the West, and his continuous inability to recognize reality, let alone take meaningful action or at least advocate for it, is a major reason why these terror attacks just keep happening.”