At the start of the evening rush hour in the Australian city of Melbourne, an SUV jumped a red light and ploughed into a group of pedestrians. The incident happened outside Flinders Street Station, a major transportation hub, and as a result the area was busy. There were the usual suggestions that this was a terrorist act. But the cops concluded otherwise.
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As the BBC has reported, “The man who deliberately drove a car into a crowd in Melbourne is a drug user with mental health issues but no known terrorism links, police say”. But although he was an Australian citizen, the driver was of Afghan descent. Thus there was hope for the Muslim bashers. And so it came to pass that those who so wanted it to be a terrorist attack decided that it was indeed a terrorist attack, although it wasn’t.
Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, and isn’t a racist, honestly, declared “The political solution to Australia’s jihad attacks is @PaulineHansonOz”. Whatever the question, Pauline Hanson is never the answer. But do go on. Someone filed the incident? “#amerrymuslimchristmas”. Muslims Done It!
And on he went. The Police said it was not terror related, so Lennon just sneered “Yeah we believe that”. I mean, what do these people on the ground know, compared to someone with an agenda sitting somewhere in Bedfordshire? So then the attack was down to a mentally ill drug addict. No, Lennon knew better. “Who happened to be a Muslim?” The Muslims Done It! It was the Scary Muslims (tm)! It was a Jihadi!
On he droned: “‘The lone driver an Australian citizen of Afghani descent’ so he was a Muslim”. He was? How do you know? What the hell, it fits the Lennon agenda. And someone else with a hostile agenda was pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins, who declared “Leaders. Do not say you stand shoulder to shoulder with #Melbourne. Do not turn off the lights of the Eiffel once more. Your INACTION against Muslim terrorists speaks far louder than your worn words. #Melbourne #AVeryMerryMuslimChristmas”.
Also, the BBC did not know what it was talking about, but Hatey Katie did: “BBC v REALITY. #AVeryMerryMuslimChristmas #Melbourne”. And it was Sadiq Khan’s fault: “Come on the Khan’t. We’re waiting... you stand shoulder to shoulder... ‘inexplicable’ act... terrorists will never win.....beware far-right Islamophobia from relatives of the dead. #Melbourne”. It had to be terrorism, because she so wanted it to be.
But it was only a drug addict. “Time to put concrete jihadi barriers around the car parks of all drug-rehab centres. Inshallah #Melbourne” she sneered, before deciding The Muslims Done It Anyway and going totally gaga: “Get them out. Get their families out. Close their mosque. Remove the extremist Imam. #Melbourne #AVeryMerryMuslimChristmas”. Then she started to froth at the mouth and fall over backwards.
The Islamophobic hate mob don’t want peace. They want more and bigger terrorist attacks. They feed off them. It raises their profile, makes them feel big, important and wanted. So even though the Melbourne incident wasn’t terrorism, they said it was anyway.
That’s where Stephen Lennon and Katie Hopkins are coming from. And that’s why they are wrong.