A Response to the Woolwich Incident by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley


3 thoughts on “A Response to the Woolwich Incident by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley

  1. Reblogged this on ModWestMuse and commented:
    I’ve been away (from blogging) for a few weeks and haven’t closely followed the Woolwich incident. I’ve only read one initial story and saw clips of the murderer with blood on his hands. Condolences to the family of Lee Rigby. In terms of meting out justice this way – well, this is revenge – not justice. And two wrongs don’t make a right. And a murderer is a murderer. (Everyone knows that the term ‘terrorist’ is an ideological word used to justify ‘wars’ against ‘terrorism’.) The criminals should be trialled like criminals in the usual way, I guess.

    I’m assuming from what little I’ve gleaned from mainstream media that this story is (more-or-less) true… And since all mainstream media reports on ‘terror’ tend to be spin with some other objective, I’ve recently not tended to rely on its presentation of facts as though it were the gospel truth. I will do my best, however, to give the benefit of the doubt and assume unlike the Boston Bombing incident there is no weird, messy involvement of secret services in this story (i.e. evidence of secret services talking with the suspects prior to the crime etc). Because if there is, this will render the whole news story problematic, right?

    Finally, we should all be outraged at the murder of innocents wherever they are in the world – whether in the UK or in Palestine, for instance.

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