In the latest example of multicultural blowback, 21-year old Roshonara Choudhry has received a life sentence for the attempted murder of her local Labour MP, Stephen Timms, because he voted for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
No doubt, devout Muslims in Britain and elsewere are even now trying to come to terms with the facts that:
- Stephen Timms and his pro-war colleagues receive taxpayer-funded salaries, pensions and awards, despite voting for the invasion of a sovereign state which posed no credible military threat to the UK, and for the attendant destruction of life and property in Iraq.
- Ms. Choudhry faces life in prison for trying to assassinate a man who personally authorised the deaths of thousands of Iraqi military personnel and civilians who had committed no crimes against the British government or British nationals.
I wish them well in their efforts to find a sensible and peaceful resolution of this dilemma, and close with an excerpt from the words of Mr. Justice Cooke to Ms. Choudhry:
You intended to kill in a political cause and to strike at those in government by doing so. You did so as a matter of deliberate decision making, however skewed your reasons… I also hope that you will come to understand the distorted nature of your thinking, the evil that you have done and planned to do, and repent of it. You do not suffer from any mental disease. You have simply committed evil acts coolly and deliberately.
I hope the wisdom of these words won’t be lost on Mr. Timms and his fellow warmongers either.