t Double Yellow's Musings: The West can breed terrorists too
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The West can breed terrorists too

It’s almost a coupla weeks since the London bombings. The British authorities have identified the perpetrators – four young guys who were born in Britain, raised in Britain and hold British nationality. Of course, media reports (both local and foreign) all identify these traits. BUT almost all news reports say that the London bombers were “of Pakistani descent”. Bloody hell!! Why in the world does it matter what their ancestry is?

Somehow people are not prepared to accept that fact that a British born and bred national can commit an act of terror. There is this perpetual search about what sets these terrorists apart from the rest of the British population. There must be something unique about them – and hence, the news reports always say “they are British citizens of Pakistani descent” or “British Muslims of Pakistani origin”. Seriously, when businessmen like Sir Anwar Pervaiz make it big in Britain, the credit almost always goes to the British way of life, democracy, capitalism etc etc. None of the news reports even talk about him being of Pakistani descent.

Another common theme across initial news reports is that the London bombers visited Pakistan in the last couple of years. Sorry but how exactly does this matter? Since when was visiting Pakistan made a crime? These half-baked news reports paint a picture that jihadi terrorist groups have set up stalls on the airport runways of Pakistan, hiring anyone who gets off the plane. Who knows…maybe Al Qaeda offers them the highest discount? :) Later media reports talk about the London terrorists as having gone to Pakistan for religious education. Errr…so what? Just because they go there to learn Islam doesn’t prove a thing. Maybe it’s time that the West accepts that they can breed terrorists too.

It is because of this kind of pathetic journalism that the terrorists are winning the war!


Anonymous Illegally Blonde said...

When 'we' invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, our government failed to realise the potential damage.

As a country with virtually free borders, a very mixed racial population and high proportion of Asian descendents, Tony Blair was leading us into a civil war.

And here it is. Our very own civil war. Well done Blair...

3:52 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

haha illegally blonde...couldn't agree more!! blair/bush are leading us on a path we dont want to go...

7:25 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

As almost all terror attacks over the last number of years have been carried out by Muslims, it seems reasonable that the media point out that these terrorists were Muslims too. They committed the attacks because of how they were misled to understand Islam; not because they were raised British.

11:46 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hey ezzie, looks like you are equating the london subway attacks with terror attacks worldwide on all counts. The difference lies in the fact that the perpetrators of the london bombings were British. While you may identify them as Muslim, I see them as British citizens who have been brought up in British society...a society that has allowed for misinterpretations of Islam to be taught to its citizens.

Hence to blame Pakistan is problematic. The British will need to introspect on their own 'cohesive' society.

11:51 PM  

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