While politicians around Europe scramble to come up with some kind of appropriate response to the recent Paris massacres at the hands of militant Islamists, one British politician, a Muslim himself, has spoken out about the threat of radical Islam in no uncertain terms.
The gentleman in question, British Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, responded to the deadly jihadist terror attacks in Paris last week, which left a total of 17 dead, saying it is “lazy and wrong” to claim the attacks are unrelated to Islam.
The Telegraph in Britain reported that the British MP openly connected the violence in Paris to the “religion of peace,” Islam,
“There is no getting away from the fact that the people carrying out these acts – what we have seen just horrifically this week in Paris, what has happened in London and Madrid – these people call themselves Muslims. The lazy answer would be to say that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with Islam or Muslims and that should be the end of that. That would be lazy and wrong. You can’t get away from the fact that these people are using Islam, taking a peaceful religion and using it as a tool to carry out their activities.”
While Javid himself comes from a Muslim heritage, he is non-practicing and is married to a Christian wife, which would make him an apostate according to Islam; a “crime” punishable by death.
In talking about some possible solutions for the current terror threat in Europe, Javid told the publication, “all communities can do more to try and help and deal with terrorists, try and help track them down, but I think it is absolutely fair to say that there is a special burden on Muslim communities, because whether we like it or not, these terrorists call themselves Muslims.”
According to the British Culture Secretary, who has his eyes on leading the Conservative party in Britain, people would be better off just admitting that there is a connection between Islam and terror, “It is no good for people to say they are not Muslims, that is what they call themselves. They do try to take what is a great peaceful religion and warp it for their own means.”