On Monday, Darren Osborne drove a van into a crowd of Muslims in what is being treated as a terrorist attack.
Not one person died as a result, but a number were injured.
(Read more on the attack here.)
The attack has been widely compared to the murder of MP Jo Cox at the hands of right-wing radical Thomas Mair – despite the chasm of difference between the two men and their motivations being so clearly vast, even at this early stage of the investigation into the Finsbury Park attack.
While Mair was an established fan of the Ku Klux Klan and allegedly shouted “Britain First” during his fatal attack on the MP, Osborne does not seem to have had any history of involvement in politics, be it right-wing or otherwise.
In fact, the closest any leftist journalist has come to pinning a link to right-wing politics on Osborne, was the pathetic discovery published by the Guardian that among 32 Twitter accounts he followed, two belonged to Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen of Britain First.
In short, Osborne is clearly not the next Thomas Mair, and appears to be a mentally unstable man who was angered by the frequency of Islamic attacks in his country and decided to react with violence.
Despite these facts being readily available to the inquiring public, some left-wing commentators and politicians have taken to their pulpits to take advantage of this (rare) attack on Muslims.
Among them is Muslim Labour MP Rushanara Ali, whom I would like to examine more closely in this article.
Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow – the London hotbed of Muslim extremism.
Rushanara Ali has been the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in London since 2010, and has recently been one of a small number of Ministers to stand in the way of airstrikes against enemy Islamic State positions in Iraq.
Following the Finsbury Park attack, Ali has called for a ban on marches in the city for certain groups.
No, not Antifa thugs who have in the past assaulted members of the public, nor the infamous London pro-Palestine marches which regularly descend into open anti-Semitism.
No indeed, it is only right-wing marches that concern this particular Muslim MP – specifically those organised by the English Defence League and Britain First.
Ali ranted in an interview for Sky News this week, with the appearance of someone manic:
“We need to make sure the government takes firm action against extremists and ban marches where they are wilfully and deliberately trying to provoke hate and intolerance in our country.”
She then called for the government to “get a grip” and called the prospect of an upcoming EDL march in the UK capital “unacceptable”.
No such condemnation for the al-Quds Day march which took place last weekend in London, and which saw the waving of Hezbollah flags to boot.
As I have mentioned, Darren Osborne was not a member of any of these groups, or any political organisation at all – rather, he was mentally ill, took antidepressants and even once tried to commit suicide by throwing himself into a river according to his sister Nicola.
It might be reasonable then to expect some morsel of concern for the mental health problems which could lead a man to such an act of violence, especially given the fact that the very week of the attack, Rushanara Ali had taken to Twitter to share an Independent article on the very topic of mental health.
It seems that instead Ali chose to blame political groups with which Osborne had no affiliation, in an act of pure and calculated opportunism and slander.
Rushanara Ali was tweeting about mental health the same week of the attack – yet showed no concern for the mental issues of Darren Osborne, choosing instead to blame political groups with which he had no affiliation.
Since the righteous Ali takes such a strong stance against extremism, it stands to reason that her constituency would be a picture of moderation and tranquillity.
Needless to say, it most certainly is not.
In February 2016, it was reported that 31-year-old Quran tutor Mohammed Islam (I’m not kidding, that’s his actual name) had been sentenced to 19 years prison time for the sexual abuse of a child who was his student over a 5 year period.
Islam had sexually assaulted and raped the girl repeatedly in the period between 2010-2015.
When the abuse began the victim was a mere 9-years-old, and by the time the degenerate was reprimanded, she was only 14.
The conviction came as a result of DNA evidence derived from the foetus which was the product of the ordeal this child was put through.
Mohammed Islam was a well-respected teacher in the Muslim community of Bethnal Green, and the abuse went on under Rushanara Ali’s nose for half a decade.
You may dismiss this as an isolated incident, but you would be altogether wrong to do so given the wealth of Bethnal Green degeneracy and extremism to hit newspapers during Ali’s term as MP.
A year prior to the conviction of Mohammed Islam, in February 2015 three British-born Muslim girls from the area ran away to Syria to become the brides of Islamic State fighters.
Two of the girls were aged 15 and the other 16.
They left the UK via Gatwick Airport, having presumably been radicalised in the same constituency which Rushanara Ali is purportedly so determined to defend from “hate” and “intolerance”.
It is unclear how many children have been raped or radicalised by EDL members in her constituency – I’d be willing to wager absolutely none – yet for some perplexing reason, Ali seems to consider these street demonstrators to be a more immediate threat than those within the Muslim community, who appear to be abusing both their power and the children of London.
Three girls aged between 15-16 from Bethnal Green travelled to Syria to marry Islamic State fighters in February 2015 – shown here on CCTV going to Gatwick Airport.
The obvious issue with the banning of any protest, demonstration or public assembly is that it constitutes a direct attack on the freedom of speech of citizens.
However, freedom of speech seems to be of as little concern as consistency to the bigoted Rushanara.
As did many of her Labour Party colleagues, Ali condemned US President Donald Trump for his temporary travel ban to the United States, which affected those with citizenship of a minority of Muslim countries.
Ali misrepresented the travel ban in the British Parliament as being “an attack on Muslims” – something she did not qualify, most likely because it was an incendiary and false statement.
It is the same fallacious claim that has been made repeatedly by the leadership of her party, so it is hardly a surprise that Ali would follow suit in attempting to demonise the President.
Rushanara Ali claimed that US President Trump’s temporary travel ban was an attack on Muslims, despite it actually affecting those who are citizens of specific countries regardless of their religion.
Ali also joined her superiors Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan in repeatedly and publicly calling for the cancellation of a state visit to the UK by President Trump earlier this year.
In the process, Rushanara Ali mislead her Twitter followers in an attempt to whip up hysteria, sharing a petition by notorious propaganda group Hope Not Hate.
Rushanara Ali mislead her Twitter followers about the nature of the US temporary travel ban, which did not affect all Muslim, nor did it affect only Muslims.
Of course, even if the claims Ali had made about the ‘Muslim ban’ were true, it would be very hard to take her feigned anger seriously given her lack of protest at the 16 Muslim countries which currently bar Israeli Jews from entering their borders.
These countries are: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
As one Conservative MP, Theresa Villiers pointed out:
“In the light of the fact that most of the countries covered by the Trump ban have a total exclusion on the admission of Israeli citizens, shouldn’t the protestors also be calling for that ban to be lifted?”
Of course, this hypocrisy has never been addressed by Ali or her colleagues – just as they will never address the other issues I have listed in this article, and just as they will never so much as attempt to tackle the true source of extremism and ideologically motivated violence in the UK capital: Islam.
Children have been molested, raped, impregnated and radicalised under the nose of MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali for the best part of a decade.
This is to say nothing of the assaults upon homosexuals and white women which have frequently taken place (to little response) in the constituency for a number of years, nor the Sharia patrols which held sway in the area for a period between 2013-14.
I for one will not be lectured to about extremism by a woman who is either incapable of, or unwilling to address the extremism within her own jurisdiction, and which arises from her own religion and community.