The attack in Leytonstone Tube station, London, in which three innocent people were stabbed by an assailant who reportedly shouted out, “This is for Syria!” has continued to impress upon people that the scourge of Islamist terror is still an everyday reality on the streets of Europe.
A passerby was heard saying, “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv.”
Whether this comment was meant to chide the attacker for his motives or a defense of Islam as a religion/ideology, the fact remains, the attacker was a Muslim, and this is the common denominator in the majority of such terror attacks, whether we like to admit it or not.
Not every Muslim is a suicide bomber, but sadly every suicide bomber has proven to be a Muslim.
The facts speak for themselves. Many governments in Europe still seem to be in denial of this reality.
Maybe it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Colin Nevin, Bangor