| Woolwich attack: If the whole world’s a battlefield, that holds in Woolwich as well as Waziristan!


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Woolwich attack: If the whole world’s a battlefield, that holds in Woolwich as well as Waziristan ~
    • Denying a link between western wars in the Muslim world and the backlash on our streets only fuels Islamophobia and bloodshed.
    • The videoed butchery of Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks last May was a horrific act and his killers’ murder conviction a foregone conclusion. Rigby was a British soldier who had taken part in multiple combat operations in Afghanistan. So the attack wasn’t terrorism in the normal sense of an indiscriminate attack on civilians.

      The killing of an unarmed man far from the conflict, by self-appointed individuals with non-violent political alternatives, isn’t condoned by any significant political or religious tradition. Quite apart from morality, the impact was violently counter-productive for the Muslims that Rigby’s killers claimed to be defending, as Islamophobic attacks…

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