Following on from the unfortunate and regrettable arson attack on Grimsby Mosque its Chairman Diler Gharib said:
“‘People need to realise that the people who committed the murder in Woolwich are criminals and it had nothing to do with the Muslim faith.’”
The murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich and countless other similar jihadist murders have EVERYTHING to do with Islam. Just because many individual Muslims are peaceful doesn’t mean that the ideology of Islam isn’t violent nor that Islam doesn’t encourage or promote violence.
The Woolwich murder was carried out by someone who was a Muslim, who was inspired by the Koran, who had hung round with violent Muslims and so much more. How and earth could anyone have the sheer chutzpah to say that this murder was nothing to do with Islam?
Maybe to be charitable, Mr Gharib isn’t lying explicitly but instead is one of those many Muslims who have never read the Koran or seen the exhortations to violence it contains. On the other hand it could be just another example of Taqiyya.