By Anne Marie Waters, Leader
November 30th 2019
Two people have been tragically murdered in central London by a jihadist. Usman Khan, a 28 year old from Stoke on Trent, stabbed two people to death, and injured three others, near London Bridge, before being shot dead by police. Shockingly, though not surprisingly, Khan was a convicted Islamic terrorist who had been released from prison early.
In 2012, he was sentenced to an indefinite term for plotting terror attacks. This conviction was later quashed, in April 2013, when he was sentenced to 16 years. He had served less than half of this term before being released in December 2018. He then went on to murder and maim innocent people on the streets of our capital.
These terrorists are responsible for their heinous acts, but they do not alone bear the blame; those who decided to free him should hang their heads in shame. Our politicians, completely ineffective in the face of these threats, should do the same. Our legal system is broken and justice has been turned on its head. The innocent are placed in harm’s way as the system concerns itself only with the rights of attackers. Why on earth was a known terrorist released only half way through his sentence? What is the reason for this? The British people deserve to know why violent criminals are deemed so much more important than their safety.
Reductions in prison terms have got to stop. There is clearly a reason for the sentence, so why does it turn out to be meaningless? How can a 16 year sentence become a 7 year one? It’s something that people simply don’t understand, and they deserve an explanation. A “life” sentence often ends up being 10 years or so, it’s pointless, and an insult to law abiding people.
For Britain will bring it to an end.
We can now expect the usual platitudes from politicians. “They won’t divide us”, “our values will prevail” etc. etc. It’s like cut and paste. We can be certain our leaders will not discuss the religious beliefs that drive these men to carry out these murderous acts; in fact, the only mention of Islam will be to defend its name.
The British people are growing more and more aware of this extraordinary betrayal. They know that politicians have placed them in danger, and continue to place to place them in danger, now and in the future, by keeping our borders open and ignoring the threat that Islamic doctrine presents to our safety.
For Britain will not run and hide from this. We’ll bring the change the country needs. We’ll end the threat posed by the 23,000 jihadists that roam our streets, remove those who should not be here, and close the borders to anyone who endangers our people.
We can only do this with your help. Join us.
Anne Marie Waters