Normally, terror attacks will reignite debate about multiculturalism, immigration, and assimilation within a nation.That should especially be the case in UK following the recent London bridge terror attack, especially considering that we learned not long after that there are over 23,000 radical jihadists identified in the UK, 300 of which are believed to post a threat and are being investigated or actively monitored. In London in particular, there are 400 jihadists reported to have taken up arms for ISIS, then returned to the city.
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to that frightening fact was “I can’t follow 400 people,” before trying to use budget cuts as the rationale for why tabs couldn’t be kept on those men.There’s an easily identifiable problem at work here, but if you were to listen to many of the liberals in power, you’ll be left to wonder in what reality they’re living.
According to ABC News, the commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police says the nationalities of the eight victims in the terrorist attack on London Bridge tell a proud story of London’s unique makeup.
“It’s desperately sad and poignant but among those who died is someone who’s British, there are French, Australian, Canadian, Spanish,” Cressida Dick told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.“In terms of our witnesses that we’ve spoken to so far, out of the 300-odd people, there are about 20 different countries of origin. And the London British population comes from all kinds of backgrounds and every kind of faith and ethnicity.”
Yeah – thank God it wasn’t just one ethnicity ruthlessly murdered, that would be sooo boring!
She said longtime Londoners value this international aspect of the British capital. “We believe of course that that’s what makes our city so great,” she said. “It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”Dick became London’s first female police chief in April, taking over the sprawling agency also known as Scotland Yard several weeks after a terrorist attack on Parliament.
Mrs. Dick also told the BBC that there was “no intelligence failure” that led to the attacks, even though one of the attackers literally was a figure in a BBC documentary last year titled ‘The Jihadist Next Door.”
It’s only a matter of time until another one of the 23,000 suspected jihadists attacks, and if the Left really does value diversity, they should be even more distraught when the dead are from a diverse background– but strangely, the attackers all have ONE thing in common. What kind of reality-disconnected nut thinks this is something to celebrate?[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]