Manchester, So Much To Answer For

The Manchester Arena terrorist attack shows how former English working class suburbs have become breeding grounds of Islamic revolt against UK society

Manchester, So Much To Answer For

By David Semple – Israel News Online

In Manchester, as in New York and Jerusalem, Muslims in the West have celebrated Islamist attacks on non-Muslim people for decades. On 9/11, Palestinian Arabs danced in the streets and celebrated as 3,000 people were murdered by Muslim terrorists in New York City. On the same day, British-born Muslim school kids danced in the classrooms and celebrated at a sixth-form college in Manchester’s Moss Side. These kids were about sixteen years old and were brought up by their families and religious leaders to hate the Western way of life. Today, those same kids are now in their thirties, bringing their own children up to hate English values and English society.

The children of Pakistan, Somalia, Libya and Arabia want to re-create their caliphate in the British Isles. Already they have built Muslim mini-states within the cities of the Western world. The inevitability of Islamic takeover is actively preached in English mosques every day. South Manchester has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism, spreading like a virus through the vast Muslim ghettos of the city, from Whalley Range, Moss Side and Rusholme to Longsight and Levenshulme. These neighborhoods have been completely transformed in just under thirty years. Former English working class suburbs are now breeding grounds of Islamic revolt against British society.

Salman Abedi, the young man who callously slaughtered 22 people and injured around 130 on Monday night, was born in Manchester, the son of a Libyan Islamic jihadi who belonged to a notorious Muslim terrorist group and who came to Britain to flee the Gaddafi regime. Hijrah, the expansion of Islam through immigration, was the ideological goal of the Abedi family. Salman Abedi grew up in the south Manchester neighborhood of Whalley Range, dominated by leafy streets and Victorian and Edwardian houses, but infiltrated today by Islamic fundamentalists. The radicalization of Salman Abedi began not in the online universe of jihadi websites but inside his family home and his local mosques during childhood.

Whalley Range used to be the favorite neighborhood of Manchester’s richest families. After the Second World War it went into serious decline and became bedsit land as pictured in Morrissey’s lyrics from the Smiths’ song ‘Miserable Lie’: “What do we get for our trouble and pain? Just a rented room in Whalley Range.” For Morrissey, Whalley Range was “the little suburb of Manchester bedsit land, and everyone who lives there is an unrecognised poet or a failed artist.”

Today, Whalley Range has become the suburb of the unrecognised Muslim terrorist who is the failed immigrant, unable and unwilling to integrate into the English way of life. For Salman Abedi, the English way of life represented a failed civilization to be wiped off the face of the earth through Islamic jihad. Salman Abedi enacted this view when he blew himself up with a nail bomb inside the Manchester Arena.

“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private,” wrote Morrissey on his Facebook page this week. “Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire.” Criticising the UK prime minister, he claimed that “her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, ‘will not break us’ means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa.”

Almost fifty years ago events similar to the terrorist atrocities we witnessed in Manchester this week were predicted by a major Conservative politician, Enoch Powell: “As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see “the River Tiber foaming with much blood.”

The blood started flowing at 7/7 in London in 2005 and continues to flow this year in London at Westminster Bridge and at the Manchester Arena. Somewhere inside the no-go zones of Manchester, Birmingham, Luton and London there are Muslim jihadis plotting more atrocities across the nation. Most of them will be Muslims born in the UK. 

The ideology of Islam runs deep through the sands of Africa and the Near East, leaving trails of blood across thousands of miles of desert. The blood comes from wars between Muslims. Today in Europe and Britain the rivers of blood are now flowing from the deadly ideology of Islamic jihad, murdering Germans, Frenchmen and English men, women and children. Our political leaders blame radicalization. Yet radicalization begins with the Koran.

In the Second World War, Britain won because its inhabitants showed a united front against the Nazis and because the enemy was clearly identified. Today, the country is divided over the identity of the enemy. Spokesmen for the Left blame Western society and colonialism. But they refuse to blame the greatest colonialists in history: the Muslim occupiers of the Near East, Asia Minor and much of Africa. For Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour Party, the enemy is Western culture. For Theresa May, the enemy is Islamism but not Islam. She forgets that Islam has been fighting the West since Mohammed fled to Medina. Moderate Muslims model themselves on the peaceful Mohammed of Mecca. Islamic fundamentalists model themselves on the bloodthirsty Mohammed of Medina. Most Muslims see jihad as central to their ideology. We saw jihad in Manchester this week. Until Muslims reject jihad they will be unable to co-exist within our society.