British Somali Man Murders British MP Sir David Amess in at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Because Islam.

British Somali Man Murders British MP Sir David Amess in at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Because Islam. By the BBC.

The man arrested by police following the killing of the MP Sir David Amess has been named as Ali Harbi Ali, … a [25-year-old] British man of Somali heritage. …

Sir David, who had been a Conservative MP since 1983, was stabbed multiple times as he held a regular Friday meeting with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. …

Sir David Amess with wife and four of his five children

Politicians clueless:

Tory MP Andrew Rosindell said the killing of his friend and fellow Essex MP “shouldn’t change things in a way that stops us going about our democratic role”.

“There’s got to be some balance to this. I don’t have an answer,” he told BBC Breakfast on Sunday. “This is not the Britain I want, this is not the country that we’re used to.”

Labour’s Diane Abbott MP said she would prefer to meet constituents behind a screen to prevent possible stabbing attacks.

Terror suspect trained to be a doctor before choosing Sir David Amess at RANDOM because he wanted to execute a politician after becoming radicalised watching YouTube videos. By Jack Wright at the Daily Mail.

Committed murder in the name of Islam

Investigators now believe that there may have been no specific motive for the targeting of Sir David, and that the 69-year-old was stabbed to death because his alleged killer had plotted to kill any national politician – and had succeeded in booking a face-to-face meeting with him at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.

Sources close to the investigation believe Ali may have considered killing other MPs, including Labour and Tory politicians …

Last night former friends of Ali, a British national of Somali heritage who grew up in a three-bed 1980s terrace house in Croydon with his mother, two sisters and brother, claimed he was radicalised after watching YouTube videos of hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Speaking to The Sun, they claimed that online material turned Ali from a popular pupil into an extremist. …

Ali’s parents split up when he was young and his father returned to Somalia. One neighbour, who has known the family for twenty years, said that Ali spoke of hopes of becoming a doctor with the NHS, saying: ‘He told me he’d been doing exams and he seemed westernised.’ But after finishing school, Ali is alleged to have shown an interest in radical Islam …

Detectives .. have not found any obvious affiliation to a terrorist group and do not believe Ali had ever previously met Sir David. …

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: ‘The kids used to go to a mosque nearby, but I didn’t think they did any more. They’ve been very good neighbours.’ …

Another neighbour described the household as ‘polite, respectful and decent’. He said: ‘There was often a tallish chap outside who would be around 25. He would smoke outside. He’d always say hello.

‘They’re a good family. This is off the scale. It’s horrendous.

‘They were all great. I can’t believe it. They were polite and respectful.

Can we now have an honest discussion about Islamist terrorism? By Brendan O’Neill.

The discussion about the horrific slaying of Tory MP David Amess is set to change. Possibly radically. The police’s decision to treat his murder as a potential terrorist incident, with an Islamist motivation, is likely to shake up how the media elites in particular talk about it.

Out will go any implacable political anger and the insistence that we search for the cultural and intellectual influences behind this barbaric act. In their place we’ll see demands for calm. Don’t feel too much fury, we’ll be told. Don’t extrapolate. Don’t blame it on any one faith or ideology. Don’t be Islamophobic. The liberal media will likely stop stirring up passionate feeling about this heinous crime, and instead seek to suppress such emotion. …

From the Manchester Arena bombing to the slaughter in London Bridge, Islamist outrages are always followed by a media demand that we don’t politicise them, don’t make them into focal points for national fury or feeling. Feel grief, of course. …  Just don’t dwell for too long on the frequency of such acts – scores of Brits have been killed by radical Islamists over the past five years – and, whatever you do, don’t ask awkward questions about what this violence might say about the divisions and tensions in 21st-century British society. …

The unbelievable left:

Consider the speed and intensity with which the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by an extremist right-winger came to be viewed as a violent expression of deep, dark social trends. Especially in relation to Brexit. Her killing was ruthlessly politicised, to the cynical end of political extrapolation, to the cause of demonising Brexit.This contrasts staggeringly with the liberal elite’s response to the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, and to the Islamist rampage in London Bridge in the same year, and to the stabbing in Fishmongers’ Hall in 2019, and to the Reading stabbing in 2020. Those acts were memorialised, yes — briefly. But they were never politicised. Indeed, those who tried to politicise them, and to organise public expressions of anger about them, were written off as racist and Islamophobic. …

This is why leftists in the UK still talk about the murder in Charlottesville in 2017, where one left-wing woman was mown down by a car being driven by a far-right extremist, but say nothing about the killing of 13 people in Barcelona in the same week by an Islamist terrorist using a van as a weapon.

The rule seems to be: acts of terrorism carried out by extreme right-wingers and white men must be remembered and protested about; acts of terrorism carried out by Islamists, by people from a Muslim background, must be moved on from as swiftly as possible.

Bringing third world politics to Britain. Who could possibly have foreseen that, Tony Blair?