Criminal responsibility for terrorism is a notoriously tricky subject. There were some discrete events for which Muslims had little direct responsibility. However, it was Muslims who breathed toxic energy into the spirit of disorder that engulfed the city. And so I return with a message. I write this for my fellow Muslims, the mindless majority who have yet to be blamed, yet are guilty by joint enterprise.
The truth is, as a national religious community it is time to start taking responsibility for our members. The reality is that the corpus of Muslim culture, however much it has improved, still requires surgery. A bit of honesty is desperately required. So let us recap. Muslims turned up in huge numbers to an English city in a country in the middle of a state of emergency. .. They paraded flags bearing the names of the small towns and cities whence they came. They prayed excessively and they sang abusive songs, about Islam, about the English, about anyone who was not Muslim...An imam who has seen the light?
No. I've changed a few things. This is Tom Walker, a Cardiff barrister, writing about England football fans and the culpability he thinks they all share for those who commit violence abroad. I guess if you are mostly white and British, you can be blamed for anything and everything.
This was followed by the afternoon's shooting of an English Labour MP, and the immediate seizing on initial reports that her (mentally deranged) attacker was reported to have shouted 'Britain First'.
This was gleefully used to good effect by those who really should have known better, even as paramedics worked on the woman:
We need more female MPs for a 'kinder, gentler politics', don't we..?
The death brought out the worst in the sort of people who'd damn anyone who might suggest that inflammatory rhetoric from Muslim hate preachers might drive Muslims to acts of terror, all suddenly convinced that this murder must be linked to politics, all without a shred of hard evidence.
The same people that probably scoured the news reports of Omar Mateen's killing spree and sighed with relief when it transpired he might be bi-polar will be demanding you overlook the clear signs of mental illness and vote for Remain, or 'the fanatics will win'...
Truly, if it wasn't for low standards, the progressive left would have no standards at all.