THE response to the assassination of Qasem Soleimani has revealed just how depraved the Quisling tendencies of the Left are. It has also shown how weak our establishment is in standing up to the Islamists among us who mourn for this monster.
Last Saturday the Islamic Centre of England (ICE) organised a vigil in London to mark the death of Soleimani.
During this vigil the chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, Massoud Shadjareh, told more than 2,000 people that they should all aspire to become martyrs like Soleimani and named the West as the ‘enemy’.
Shadjarah has form. He organises the annual Iranian-sponsored Al Quds day march, where Hezbollah flags were flown until this terrorist group was proscribed last year. In 2013 he advocated ‘jihad in Palestine’ at a demonstration outside the US embassy.
In a statement thanking those who came to this horror show, ICE director and UK representative of Ayatollah Khamenei, Seyed Moosavi, called those who killed Soleimani ‘the most wicked members of the human race’ and described him as a ‘soldier of Islam’. In response, the Charity Commission said it was ‘assessing the statement’. I am sure this has Moosavi quaking with fear.
CE also held a commemoration the next day for their ‘martyr’, attended by the Iranian ambassador.
Let’s not forget who Soleimani was. This warmongering terrorist created proxy wars, assassinated Iranian dissidents and killed Britons, Iraqis and Americans.
Under his command, the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps slaughtered thousands of Syrians too. Those who mourn the death of this monster, or criticise the US for rightful retaliation, reveal a certain evil in themselves.
These are dangerous men who advocate for jihad and preach hatred against the West. The Iranian regime has been at war with us for over 40 years. So why are its representatives given freedom here to shout war cries and spread an ideology designed to take away these very same freedoms? Why invite a vampire into your own home? These Islamists pose a menace to all who are not part of their death cult, including Jews, Christians and other Muslims. So why haven’t they been arrested for publicly inciting murder, for that is what martyrdom and jihad means to Islamists?
According to the Crown Prosecution Service website, a prosecution for an offence committed during a demonstration is likely when ‘the suspect took a leading role in and/or encouraged others to commit violent acts’. But for there to be a prosecution there first needs to be an arrest.
That nobody was arrested at the ICE vigil shows that the police are seemingly scared of Islamists. Surely the mandarins who run Prevent, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, should have also been aware of ICE’s sinister shenanigans and taken appropriate action. That they did not shows how ineffective they have become.
Britain is still a relatively free country and the freedom to demonstrate and hold vigils must not be curtailed. But the same rights afforded to Islamists who hate us should apply to Christians praying outside abortion clinics. Last August Christian Hacking was arrested by police for doing exactly that. As police yanked him out of his wheelchair they implied that it was illegal for him to pray. The charges against Hacking were dropped by the CPS but not before he had spent eight hours in a police cell.
Regardless of one’s stance on abortion, the comparison between how the authorities dealt with a disabled Christian man who was praying and Islamists preaching jihad in our streets must rankle. Why is Christian prayer deemed illegal by our establishment but the advocation of jihad not? Since when did Christian prayer in a Christian country become an arrestable offence but vigils for the enemies of the West not?
How worrying that devout Christians aren’t allowed public expression of their faith but Islamists are given a free pass by our weak authorities. Who are the government and police frightened of offending and why?