To speculate too much about the Algerian hostage tragedy where according to Sky news, up to 10 British citizens remain at this time (8:15am GMT) ‘unaccounted for’ would be foolish as there appears to still be a considerable amount of media confusion about the situation as it is as the PM Mr David Cameron said, an ongoing situation. However, it looks like there may well have been a consdierable number of deaths amongst the hostages held by the Islamic terrorists who had kidnapped the foreign gas plant workers. My thoughts and prayers are for the innocents who have tragically lost their lives during the rescue action by the Algerian military.
There may be a temptation for some to blame or criticise the Algerian military, but I’m not going to do this as it is presently not clear what happened during the rescue attempt. We do not know at this stage if the Algerians were put in a position where they felt they had to act to prevent either the hostages being moved, or to prevent greater loss of life.
Because we are dealing with Islamic terrorists who believe killing or enslaving the kufar is a prime directive, and who’s twisted ideology tells them that the life of a non Muslim is worth less than a Muslim, it is highly debatable as to whether these hostages would have been released unharmed anyway.
I do hope that this horrific incident will wake British people up to the fact that we in the free world are facing an enemy that is fanatical in its zeal for a worldwide caliphate, and therefore cannot and should not be negotiated with, parlayed with, listened to or pandered to. Islamic violence, piracy and deception is not a new phenomenon, it is something that has been going on for nearly a millenia and a half and evidence for this can be found in any non-PC history book that deals with the Islamic world. The scandal is we now have several generations who have been brought up with Left wing biased history teaching that constantly blames ‘colonialism’ for the worlds ills and doesn’t see historical events like the Crusades for what they really were, which was a defensive war against an Islamic attacker who was threatening Europe.
If you have a faith then pray for the innocents and the families who have been affected by this tragedy, if you don’t have a faith then take some time out to quietly think about the losses. All however, should take the time to find out about the threat we all face and speak up against it.