Where was the vast majority of decent, law-abiding British Muslims that we are hearing about these days from Prince Charles and Tony Blair while this recruitment was going on? Why didn't they stop it? Why didn't they act against the jihadists at this youth center long before the bombings? From The Globe and Mail, with thanks to Beila Rabinowitz:
LEEDS -- The transformation of four young British men into terrorists appears to have taken place at a government-funded storefront youth centre in Leeds that, according to youth workers, was a hub of radical Islamist activity.
The centre was sealed off and searched by police yesterday after three of its workers said in an interview on the street outside that at least two of the suicide bombers had been "very regular" visitors at all hours to the Hamara Youth Access Point, and a third had been seen there occasionally.
"It had become so radical and so hateful that I asked if I could stop working there," said one of the workers, who along with two others described the storefront drop-in centre as a hub of radical Muslim politics and a hotbed of Islamic organizing, routinely hosting mysterious figures to speak about extremist politics.
What the hell is going on with our governments? How can they allow this crap to go on unimpeded? How can they spend our tax dollars to support this type of thing? I'm sure there will be some high-profile raids and such, just to convince the public that "something is being done", but I'm confident there will be no systemic reform, either in Britain or here in the U.S. Did Churchill spend tax dollars to build a London Nazi Youth Center? I don't think I recall that happening. If a German cultural center in London was taken over by Nazis, do you think Churchill would have let them operate without interference? I doubt it. And no, I'm not
comparing all Muslims to Nazis. I am
comparing Islamists to Nazis, and I'll be more than happy to defend the comparison.