Thursday, 23 May 2013

RIP Lee Rigby – A brave soldier to the very end

Drummer Lee Rigby was 25, he had a two-year-old son called Jack, he was married, he fought for his country.

On Wednesday afternoon, he was savagely attacked and brutally murdered because he dared to wear a ‘Help for Heroes’ jumper outside Woolwich barracks.

Those are facts, here are some LIES – It was a taste of Baghdad or Damascus on our streets, it was a new front in the Muslim extremist war on the West and the day real Islamic fundamentalism came to the UK.

Drummer Rigby suffered at the hands of two irrational, spiteful and downright pathetic cowards. Not brave to fight properly, they armed themselves against an unarmed combatant and brutally murdered him ‘in the name of Islam’.

Except they didn’t – my Twitter feed was busy on Wednesday night of shock, horror and revulsion and abject condemnation.........from Muslim’s in the UK and beyond who stood and said ‘not in our name’.

Many quoted the Quran to make their feelings known about this pair while many simply just condemned the men verbally.

It’s that we need to focus on in the coming days, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Sikh, Buddist standing together as one, as British people to condemn these men and hope they rot.

After 7/7 did we turn on our Muslim brothers and sisters, no, we stood tall and stood together.

These cowards want to divide us, to begin a Holy War. I’ve news for you guys, Christians and Muslim’s have been there for each other for a very long time.

During the Holocaust, the predominantly Muslim population of Albania shielded the Jewish population from Hitler’s army.

In the midst of a genocide in Rwanda in 1994 which saw 1.2million die, tens of thousands of Christian Tutsis fled into Muslim mosques to escape from the machete-wielding Hutu mobs.

They were shielded, many were saved.

Today, Muslims’ and Christians’ fight TOGETHER in the British Army and other forces around the world.

And that brings me onto the final point, the coward with blood on his hands called for ‘our troops’ to be brought home. That was nothing more than a pithy little statement to cover up a truly awful, abhorrent and cowardly crime.

Stand side by side with men and women of all faith’s today, tomorrow and for the rest of your time on this planet to show that cowards will never win.

My deepest sympathies go to Drummer Rigby’s family, friends and colleagues. He died a hero at the hands of cowards and together we will ALL remember that.

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