Friday, July 22, 2005

Board to Bomb, Shoot to Kill

The London Metropolitan Police are taking no chances with suspected suicide bombers; the new policy is shoot to kill, as one would-be suicide bomber learned the hard way today.

Naturally, this aggrieves the Muslim Council of Britain, whose response has been to complain that Muslims are again being singled out for unfair treatment:

But MCB has urged the police to explain why the man - said to be of Asian appearance - was shot dead.

Spokesman Inayat Bunglawala said Muslims he had spoken to this morning were "jumpy and nervous".

"I have just had one phone call saying, 'what if I was carrying a rucksack?'.

"There may well be reasons why the police felt it necessary to unload five shots into the man and shoot him dead, but they need to make those reasons clear," he said.

"We are getting phone calls from quite a lot of Muslims who are distressed about what may be a shoot to kill policy."

I'm fed up with the continual whining about unfair treatment and racial profiling that Muslim leaders resort to every time one of their own gets stopped at airport security.

They're obviously unable or unwilling to deal with the young men who become terrorists in their ranks, so law enforcement will have to do it for them.

Just once, I would like to hear these Muslim leaders make an unequivocal denunciation of terrorism. Not a backhanded one full of condemnation of police investigations, American foreign policy or the lack of opportunities in their communities.

Just one denunciation of terrorism for the evil it is, and nothing else.

They'll never make it, of course.

Source: BBC

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