Since the brutal hacking in London a couple of weeks ago by a group of Muslims who logically concluded that their ideology encouraged the barbaric enforcement of Mohammad’s ideals, London has seen the beginning of another round of battles in an, as yet, unnamed and unrecognised war.
Yesterday, in what appears to be a violent response, an Islamic centre in London was burnt to the ground. This is by no means an isolated incident, either.
I wrote yesterday that this type of reactionary violence was inevitable.
Some non-Muslims, seeing the threat posed by Islam, are going to take the law into their own hands. Some citizens, recognising the failure of their government to protect its citizens, will act without waiting for their government.
Now, I am not saying that this reaction is good, or welcome. But it is not unexpected.
And while the immediate blame lies with the perpetrators of violence, the actual root cause of an anti-Islamic reaction rests on the shoulders of the government that has allowed its nations culture and values to come under attack.
It is likely that this round of violence will continue for a while and then ebb off. Until the next flare-up.
But what must be recognised is that in the long run, this violence will get worse and more frequent.
There will be a silent, running war between the Islamic community and the non-Islamic community. If you don’t believe that, then you are betting that history never repeats.
That is not a bet I’m willing to take.
What do you think?