The active involvement of radical British Muslims in the Afghan insurgency has led senior officers to claim that they are engaged in a “surreal mini-civil war” in Afghanistan. And yet, for all the compelling evidence that British-based Islamist radicals are actively participating in a jihad against Britain and its coalition allies, the Government, together with those who have opposed our involvement in the War on Terror from the start, seems determined to give the Islamist radicals the benefit of the doubt.
Even when incontrovertible proof is found that British Muslims are aiding and abetting the enemy in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the Government’s instinct is to try to cover up their involvement, for fear of further inflaming Islamist sensitivities.
Can you imagine, seventy years ago, Britain worrying about “German sensitivities”? Trouble is, this Islamic threat is much greater, and more likely to succeed, than the Nazi threat ever was. In fact, it has obviously already won in Britain.
Don’t think it can’t happen here. I’m looking at you, Obama voters.
Posting entire blog articles into my comments is not something I want to encourage, but I’ll link here to someone who sees signs that the British Army may, at this late date, want to turn defeat into something less like defeat. (In the future, please post a link in the comments instead of the whole article.)