London should pray for reality, not Divine Intervention

mesnipI must come clean this evening and admit to my view that the entire #PrayFor London twitterfest is just lachrymose, self-pitying drivel punted out onto social media in a manner unbecoming those who seek solutions – before anyone has any kind of real steer on what the hell has really happened over the last twenty-four hours. If I read another “My thoughts are with the families of the victims” I may have to murder the pol who said it without any thought at all for the family involved.


The News

This emerged from the Mayoral space late last night:


If you recall, I was the bloke who said, “Let’s shut up on the subject of our new London Mayor until we know more about what he’s about”.

Mr Kahn opines the violence was, ‘probably fuelled by the hot weather’. Funny how, with temperatures 5°C higher in Marseilles, Madrid, Rome and Kalamata yesterday, there was no violence at all in those places.

Sadiq is both right and wrong: he rightly points out that the ambient temperature is no more than a short-term catalyst, but is wrong in issuing a soundbite suggesting that parachuting ice into London could’ve nipped it in the bud.

If people protest – and then lapse into violence because it’s hot and they’re irritated anyway – the real blame lies with (a) their intemperate reaction to stuff and (b) the Whiteminster idiots who think they can plonk their fat, privileged bottoms on Vesuvius without it ever leading to the burial of Pompeii.

My view of Sadiq Khan remains a developing story.

And now we have a bloke with a knife lashing out at all and sundry.

Imagine that: an armed person in London – a man from 96% Islamic Somalia via Norway – lashing out at pink people about whom he perhaps had doubts….they being infidels an’ all. But this is the Met’s view:


Look: I’m not stupid. I understand the need to keep tempers calm until we know more, and not prejudice the Crown case. But surely there must be more scrupulous balance here:

  • Where is the evidence for random selection and spontaneous decision by the alleged killer ?
  • Why say that when the circumstantial evidence lists an American and an Israeli among the victims, with none of them being Islamic? How do we know the killer didn’t base his choice on accent and language of the targets?
  • How can police say there is “no evidence of radicalisation”? They must at least add the word “yet”.

Further statements during the day are giving great emphasis to “mental health issues” being involved. This adds nothing to the sum of knowledge: we assume the person who did this is deeply disturbed. But as the day goes on, one gets the feeling of “he was just a nutter” being used to override any other linkage.

What’s really going on here

The following dimensions should be considered:

  • We don’t want to offend those nice Middle Eastern folks to whom we sell arms, while looking the other way as they hack off limbs and pudenda
  • We don’t want to raise tensions with our NATO pal Recep Erdogangster any further
  • We don’t want to blame generalised violence on Government policy, so “the weather” is a convenient scapegoat
  • We don’t want to suggest that Jihadists who kill innocent infidels might be completely sane when they do so
  • We don’t want to suggest that Captain Maniac of the Good Ship Mayflower screwed up big time by letting every Tom, Dick and Haajib into Britain without so much as a moment’s thought about it.

Cue lots of tweets, emails and comment threads calling me a scumfascistbigotracist….as opposed to a reporter of empirical reality.

Earlier at The Slog: Labour’s moral maze

23 thoughts on “London should pray for reality, not Divine Intervention

  1. re calling me a scumfascistbigotracist.- prefer to allege that you are mistaken in leaving out a major dimension of the motives for what the police and pols are saying;
    Nobody wants to inflame rage, outrage or provoke attacks on Somalies or other dark-sinned Muslims in the UK.
    You have missed out the most important thing you scurvyfetishistbigtrotrascal – so there! Take that!!

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  2. Ah, the mental health descriptive. Do we deduce from this that terrorism is a symptom of mental illness or that the Islamic religion is a mental illness?

    It’s curious why, in amongst the brain surgeons, astronauts, engineers and scientists that we were promised, there are so many nutcases.

    Off topic, I see German intelligence have reported that despite Iran’s categorical assurances to the contrary, they are still going hell for leather in developing nuclear weaponry. Yet another statesmanlike success story for Obama to chalk up !

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  3. A irritant is not just a bug or skin disease it can be a number of things, recently I have found out how UK police are trained to become arrogant and ignorant hence a irritant to honest citizens and therefore if the system is taught by others to protect the few (self army protectionism) it could only mean the army itself can capitalize upon the stupidity and crudeness of unstable and greedy capitalists that the UK seems to of ‘invested’ within.This does not incite a civil war and I never would, but the people that stole and intend to keep the ill gotten gains of corrupt capitalism should be hunted down and jailed, this includes Cameron and Osborne who lied about off shore accounts to all, a person that should be brought into this is Blair, Just as sick and greedy as the others I have mentioned.So – hot weather, muggy and close climates, interest rates dropping and no friend in sight, the BoE making judgments based upon flawed figures designed and constructed by flawed annalists that have no desire to appear over the parapet protecting themselves and the firms that employ them – does it not say it all? I will now show my face as you have KEEP WRITING I DO READ AND ENJOY ANY ROAD TRIPS YOU CAN. Colin jones  

    From: The Slog. To: Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2016, 18:39 Subject: [New post] London should pray for reality, not Divine Intervention #yiv0698915531 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv0698915531 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv0698915531 a.yiv0698915531primaryactionlink:link, #yiv0698915531 a.yiv0698915531primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv0698915531 a.yiv0698915531primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv0698915531 a.yiv0698915531primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv0698915531 | John Ward posted: “I must come clean this evening and admit to my view that the entire #PrayFor London twitterfest is just lachrymose, self-pitying drivel punted out onto social media in a manner unbecoming those who seek solutions – before anyone has any kind of real stee” | |

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  4. Was the banking crisis of 2007/8/9 onwards the consequence of hot weather?
    Is the murder of Syrians/Libyans/Iraqies/Afghans/Palestinians etc etc etc the fault of hot weather?
    Are Manchester United fans radicalised?
    Can we have some flowers here – now- quick ……..
    I hate London

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  5. I am referring to another random killing in London by a Norwegian Somali. The weather I cannot comment upon all I can advise is come to Scotland and chill out.

    The reported attack led me back to an article I read by Peter Hitchins Daily Mail 31st July 2016. He has carried out some serious research over such incidents and over some years in USA Germany France UK.
    He states that in 25 Murders and massacres there is one common link prescription drugs of a mind altering nature. He goes on to state that whilst there may be in a number of cases Islamic influence he believes it does not tell the full story.

    From a personal viewpoint these attacks require any medical background to be included when police report the incident to the public. It is disturbing to find out the extent to which these drugs are being prescribed and no evidence submitted by the medical profession to justify the treatment.

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  6. Maybe Mr mentally ill lone wolf Norwegian Solmai was actually just really disappointed?

    Imagine if you’d crossed oceans, trekked hundreds of miles through foreign lands on no budget, driving yourself further north in search of security and safety only to find yourself surrounded by the same Somalis you fled Somalia from in Norway and then again in London?

    Would you be happy?

    Then you spot a tight knit group of white liberals on the street congratulating themselves loudly about how their relentless lobbying and protests for open borders has transformed London beyond all recognition when Mr mentally ill lone wolf Somali was really looking forward to experiencing the London he used to admire on old episodes of Minder and The Professionals only to discover that it is gone… forever.

    NO wonder he flipped! Don’t they understand what they’ve done?

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  7. The greatest “mental health issues” surely must be those afflicting our elite who, having unwisely and inexplicably opened the floodgates, now remain in complete denial regarding the consequences of their actions.

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  8. @ trulydisgusted. Since the attacker is 19 I think his recollections of the London he knew in the past will be sketcthy if they ever existed


  9. The young man in question has traveled from Somalia to Norway, and then to the UK. (presumably as a refugee). And yet the story is that he may be mentally challenged. You are having a larf.

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  10. @anonymous. Well he appears to have come to UK when 5 years of age – if he did as you suggest at that age some kid.


  11. How about this theory:
    – It was a botched street robbery. Not terrorism, and not even down to mental illness. Just a plain old nasty robbery (occurs daily in most large cities across the world) which went wrong and ended up with the attacker using a knife on his victims and others in the area as he attempted to escape.
    – Due to current MSM frenzy against any activity that might be connected to terrorism, and the pressure of Newsroom crews to be the first outlet to ‘Break the Story’, then the incident is put up in lights with an inclination towards a possible terrorism connection: allegedly, maybe, possibly, awaiting police confirmation, etc etc etc.

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  12. What I don’t understand is that if the perp was arraigned at the scene with just a taser, there is no evidence of radicalisation or that he was part of a cell then why today (one day too late, natch, Keystone Cops stylee) are the streets filled with sub-machine gun toting plods?
    Perhaps Bernard Hogan-Howe just likes this sort of thing, it gets him all priapic.
    Only two days ago he was telling us that a terror incident was bound to happen in London but not to worry as he has a battalion of armed goons ready to ‘keep us safe’, and then, as if by magic, this happens…

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  13. Perhaps you’d like to report some ‘on the ground reality’ for Libyans post the West’s enlightened ‘bombing campaign’? Ditto in Syria. Ditto in Iraq


  14. @GILMAR I know of one huge international crime with drug withdrawal at its heart.

    Check out martin keerns “Needle and the Damage done” PDF google it.

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  15. Why isn’t there anyone in Her Majesty’s Opposition pinning the Maypole to the rack about her appalling 6 years as HS, tasked with reducing immigration to the tens of thousands and instead, allowing it to rise to the highest numbers ever, some 336,000 last year alone? Something about unfit for purpose comes to mind.

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  16. For sure an American citizen murdered probably just because they were American … happens if you sanction aggressive foreign policy for the same greed and stand in a multicultural society = the UK you just don’t know what country the person standing next to you came from do you?

    In such a dilemma of wanting to feel safe how do you choose who to avoid … dam you are a racist but guess what? An increased probability of being alive.


  17. I think Peter Hitchens has most of these “terrorists” correctly identified. Also, have a look at what Paul Craig Roberts said earlier this week on the reason for the various “outbreaks” in France.

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  18. John
    Re the London the latest Solami murder :
    On the morning 6Am + following. I made a quick pencil note of this image on the TV. On the railings behind what I could not identify as a body!….. was a crude notice A2 or A3 size Approx ############## follows

    Lest London forgets
    Jo Cox mp
    There were other smaller notes to the left ..too small to resolve.
    I did press record in the chance of a repeat….but no repeats made!

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