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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2640

Woolwich slaying, an act against Islam

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

We highly commend the statements made by the British prime-minister, David Cameron and London mayor, Boris Johnson to defuse a situation otherwise will be capitalized by the British extreme rightist movements.

However a handful of mosques have been already vandalized by those suspected as the sympathizers of English Defense League (EDL), which had a violent rally against Islam near the murder scene of slain British young soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby a father of 2-year-old son.

The headlines in all the main British newspapers Thursday morning were interesting and in fact even those which occasionally pander to right-wing fanatics did not mention the suspects’ alleged religion in their main headlines.

We can clearly read in almost all the statements of various politicians and in the condemnation put out by all mainstream British Muslim organizations that this was just as much a crime against Islam as it was against Britain.

Like any minority group, British Muslims have their own problems but they are by far the best integrated of Muslim community in the Western world, certainly better than anywhere else on the European continent.

We are certain that most Britons will see the Woolwich attack as the actions of some lunatic individuals and will not brand an entire 3 million Muslim community, in Britain, for it.

Our thoughts are at this moment with the family of slain young soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby and very especially with his little 2-year-old son.

- Asian Tribune -

Young soldier Drummer Lee Rigby with his  2-year-old son Jack.
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