Another day, another story that has nothing to do with any other stories, past, present, or future.
Six men from the West Midlands have pleaded guilty to planning to bomb an English Defence League rally.
Omar Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud, Zohaib Ahmed and Jewel Uddin admitted preparing an act of terrorism. All six will be sentenced on 6 June….
As the rally was taking place, the five men travelled there in two cars, one of which was carrying a homemade bomb constructed out of a modified firework and containing 359 nails and 93 ball bearings.
They also had two sawn-off shot guns, parts of other explosive devices, knives and a long printed message, dated the same day, describing their motivation and calling the Queen a “female devil”.
It said: “To the EDL (English Drunkards League). O enemies of Allah! We have heard and seen you openly insulting the final Messenger of Allah… you should know that for every action there is a reaction.
“Today is a day of retaliation (especially) for your blasphemy of Allah and his Messenger Muhammad. We love death more than you love life. The penalty for blasphemy of Allah and his Messenger Muhammad is death.”
Makes sense to me. What better way to show those racist right-wing loonies how wrong they are about Islam than to murder them for criticizing you?
I’m unfamiliar with the EDL, but according to the always-accurate Wikipedia, they’re “a far-right street protest movement which opposes what it considers to be a spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in the United Kingdom.” Well, in that case, I suppose they deserve to be blown up with a bomb.
We should all remember the words of the President of the United States — who isn’t a Muslim, NTTAWWT — when he said:
Update: Nothing to worry about, folks. All is well.