Attack on UK Parliament- Islamic teachings in Action
Author: Unknown Scholar
Dated: 24 March 2017
There was a deadly attack on India’s Parliament in New Delhi on 13 December 2001 by 5 Islamic terrorists who were Pakistani nationals- though Islamabad denies the allegation. This attack saw 14 deaths, and almost led to a war between India and Pakistan after Pakistan continued to stay in denial about the attacks. International pressure prevented India from taking action against Pakistan as at that time Pakistan was a Western ally in the ‘War on terror’ launched in Afghanistan. India was advised to show ‘restraint’ by major world powers, which led to a journalist commenting that India will show the same ‘restraint’ which the US showed after 9/11.
A similar attack has now happened in London near the Houses of Parliament. For all of the denials of Western politicians, such as the British Prime Minister and Leftists, this attack had everything to do with Islam, just like the attack on India’s Parliament. There are around 124 verses in the Quran which preach tolerance, that can be quite confusing. This ambiguity allows Muslims to have their personalized “divine guidance” based on their own preferences. Those who like tolerance or want to present Islam as a tolerant religion can quote parts of the Quran that advocate tolerance, while the hardliners, the fundamentalists and even the terrorists can quote those parts of the Quran that foment hate and killing of the disbelievers. Therefore ironically everyone can find what he is looking for in that book. However, the Quran makes it clear that in case of a conflict, the later verses abrogate the earlier ones. The verses preaching tolerance and patience are mostly early Meccan verses when Muhammad and his followers were in a minority. But after Muhammad became powerful, the later Medinan verses were ‘revealed’ which are very intolerant.
9:123 Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you
8:12 I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off.
3:85 Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him; in the next world he shall be among the losers.
9:5 Slay the idolaters wherever you find them
9:29 Fight those who do not believe in God and the last day… and fight People of the Book, who do not accept the religion of truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior”
47:4 When you meet the unbelievers, strike off their heads; then when you have made wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives.
8:65, O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers
8:60 Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies
60:4 Hatred and Enmity shall reign between us until you believe in Allah alone
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah”
Quran (8:67) “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…“
There is a comprehensive debate on the infamous ‘Sword Verse’ (Chapter 9, Verse 5) of the Quran. It is in the LAST Chapter of the Quran, and in this debate M A Khan has shown that it is not in any context, it is the final status of non-Muslims in Islam. It is this ideology that has caused a terrorist attack outside the Parliament Houses in London, which is not a ‘lone wolf attack’ since 8 people have been arrested for it. So long as Britain and the rest of the world continue to live in denial blaming anything except the real cause (Islam) they will continue to suffer. Most Muslims will not approve of such violence and will believe genuinely, though erroneously, that Islam is a peaceful religion. They must be encouraged to leave Islam and this ideology and learn to live without hating unbelievers, idolators and polytheists. In this 21st century, the Islamic State kidnapped non-Muslim women and sold them as slaves in cages in slave markets. It also forcibly converted and /or killed many Yazidis and other non-Muslims. Boko Haram in Nigeria kidnapped 300 Christian girls and forcibly converted them to Islam in April 2014.
This attack in London came on the 1st yearly anniversary of the Islamic attack on Brussels, Belgium on 22 March 2016 which killed 32 people. One day later, another Islamic radical tried to kill people under a car which he was driving in Antwerp, Belgium. The London attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain’s parliament was named on 23 March 2017 as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. The attack was the deadliest in Britain since 2005, when 52 people were killed by Islamist suicide bombers on London’s public transport system. It followed a series of Islamist militant operations that have killed some 280 people in France, Belgium and Germany in just over two years, and marked the third occasion a lone attacker has used a vehicle as a weapon. Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement issued by its Amaq news agency, but did not name Masood and gave no details. It was not clear whether the attacker was directly connected to the jihadist group.
The investigation into the terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London is continuing.
Here is what the Guardian has been able to confirm:
- Four people have died, including a police officer and the attacker.
- Police say 29 other people were treated in hospital, seven of whom are in a critical condition.
- The assailant was named by police on Thursday as Khalid Masood, 52, who was born in Kent but was believed to have been living in the West Midlands most recently.
- He drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two people, before crashing it outside parliament and trying to enter the complex armed with two knives.
- He stabbed an unarmed police officer who later died from the injuries. Armed police then shot the attacker. The police officer was identified as PC Keith Palmer, 48, who had 15 years of service with the parliamentary and diplomatic protection service and was a husband and father.
- Another victim was named as Aysha Frade, 43, who worked at a sixth-form college in Westminster. The mother of two had family in Betanzos, Galicia, north-west Spain, and her death was confirmed by the mayor of the town.
- The third person killed by the attacker was named as Kurt Cochran, a tourist from Utah in the US. He and his wife, Melissa, were on the last day of a trip to Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Melissa remains in hospital with serious injuries.
- The prime minister, Theresa May, said the attacker had been investigated “some years ago” by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism but was “not part of the current intelligence picture”.
- The Metropolitan police said Masood had a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences. His most recent was in December 2003 for possession of a knife.
- Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. It released a statement through the Amaq news agency, which it uses to broadcast propaganda, calling the attacker “a soldier of Islamic State”. The claim is unverified.
- The attacker is believed to have acted alone but police are investigating possible associates. May said there was no reason to believe further attacks on the public were planned.
- Police have searched six addresses in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country. Five men and three women were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.
- May told MPs in a statement to parliament on Thursday: “We are not afraid and our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism.” The prime minister, who was evacuated from parliament within minutes and driven to Downing Street, described Palmer as “every inch a hero”.
- Twelve Britons were injured, including three police officers, two of whom were seriously injured. Four university students, three French children, four South Koreans, two Romanians, two Greeks, a Chinese national, an Italian, an American, a Pole, an Irish national and a German woman resident in Australia were also hurt.
- A Romanian tourist pulled from the Thames was celebrating her boyfriend’s birthday in London. She sustained serious head injuries and badly damaged lungs, while her boyfriend suffered a fractured foot. The Romanian embassy in London confirmed the woman’s name as Andreea Cristea.
- The minister for counter-terrorism, Tobias Ellwood, a former soldier, raced to give first aid to the police officer who later died. Pictures showed him with blood on his face as he administered CPR.
- The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, vowed “Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism” in a video statement.
- World leaders condemned the attack and offered condolences. The US president, Donald Trump, spoke to May, promising the UK the full support of the US government in responding to the attack.
- Leaders of Canada, France, Germany and Spain were among others who sent messages of solidarity.
- Extra police were on duty across London, and the Metropolitan police force set up a casualty bureau for those worried about friends or family.
- A service took place in front of Scotland Yard on Thursday morning, in front of the flame that burns as a tribute to all dead Metropolitan police officers.