One thing is clear, Islamic terrorists want to turn
Europe into a battlefield, they want to kill, to murder,
to maim and they want it all to be brutal. There are said to be 3,000 people
that the British Services have information on, but these people are able to
live among us. Some of these people and others will go on to commit terrorists’
acts; it is a matter of when, not if.
Seven people died and up to 50 were injured when three Muslims terrorists, decided to go on a killing spree, they managed to do all this with very limited resources, using a vehicle and also large knives. Judging by their actions and choice of instruments of terror, I think we can safely conclude that these people weren’t professionally trained which although isn’t a comfort to the victims, is a blessing that things weren’t a lot worse.
The terrorists mowed down pedestrians and started stabbing people at random once they exited the vehicles, eye witnesses who saw the horror unfold also spoke of seeing victims with their throats cut. The people who did the killings didn’t live long to celebrate their success as armed police responded quickly and took out the terrorists with deadly force. In a situation like this, the priority is to save lives of innocent people, contain the incident and secure the area. Police shot dead the terrorists within eight minutes of initial call, however, the situation was to last a lot longer than that, as emergency services responded.
Thirty-six people remain in hospital at this time, including 21 who are in critical condition following the attack, the death toll may rise but let us hope for the best, and pray that those in hospital survive to go home. Most people haven’t been stabbed, when it happens to you it feels like you have been punched, and generally it happens so fast you don’t feel the pain till later. The real shock is when you see the blood loss which spills out so fast, that the important thing is to stem the flow and lie down as soon as practical. When you lose blood, you feel cold, you can literally feel the coldness travel down you face, lying flat is a good way drop the heart rate so the rate of blood pumped out is slowed. Some knife wounds cause death by cutting an artery that the flow cannot be stopped by just pressing the wound.
We need to look at solutions, we have imported problems into our country, and allowed dangerous people to roam free, we need to act, and the need is in the interest of national security. During the height of the migrant crisis, you will have seen my call for detention camps, some European leaders such as Donald Tusk, came to the same conclusion, because within the migrant population, terrorists came into Europe, we have seen the results.
What we need now is internment.
Internment is an option which now must be considered as a way forward, and we also need to deport people back to their home countries, when there is evidence that they represent a potential threat and impose life ban on entering this country, extreme vetting must also be introduced.
In an ideal world such measures wouldn’t be needed, but things are far from ideal, what needs to happen is action because things cannot be put off or the relevant discussion connected with them.
New laws on terrorism will have to be introduced, we have to be more pro-active and there must be cross party support in
Westminster, obviously this won’t apply to
the SNP, their record speaks for itself.
London has yet again seen murder, and the political class is saying how terrible it is, national campaigning has been stopped but local campaigning continues, but be have to move beyond politicians expressing ‘concern’ and ‘that’s terrible’, virtual signalling isn’t helping proved solutions.
Internment isn’t going to fix the problem, it is just part of a range of solutions which will need to be brought forward, we can expect more attacks, some of which will make the headlines, but we have to attempt to close down options. I said in the pass that the army needed to be brought onto the streets of
Europe. Although this isn’t the
role which they were designed for, it proves government with people who have been
trained in firearms. If we don’t consider this option, we have to expect that
the need to a fully armed and expanded police force is necessary and pressing.
The demand for action will come from all communities in the
no one is safe, and fear breeds distrust and resentment, the price of diversity
is a break down in social cohesion.
Finally, the three men who went on a murder spree managed to kill seven people and injured many others, they are now dead, they had a hatred of British values, and they achieved nothing. Although we will remember all the victims, these people’s names will be forgotten in time, their evil won’t however in the minds of the British people.
The Internment programme is a Bill which needs to be top priority in the next parliament.
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