As new and tragic details continue to emerge surrounding the Wednesday terrorist attack outside of Britain’s Houses of Parliament that killed five and left dozens more injured, Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a statement in defense of the Muslim faith after it was determined that the attacker was a radical Islamic terrorist.
“It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith,” May said during a bizarre hair-splitting session before Parliament on Thursday. She also claimed that the attack proved “the importance of all our faiths working together and recognizing the values that we share.”
“This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism like that and it will not prevail.”
Sure enough, members of Parliament scrambled over one another to voice their agreement with the prime minister, citing vague incidents of “Islamophobia” and decried any possible “racial and religious” discrimination that could stem from the attack. One MP even went as far as to suggest that the attacker could “pretend to be of a particular religion.”
Paul Nuttall, leader of the UKIP party, was not afraid to dissent from the prevailing opinion among British legislators.
“We have a cancer within a particular community and it needs to be cut out,” he told reporters outside Westminster Palace. “The Muslim community, I believe, needs to do more about this. We have the problem that we have 800 British citizens out fighting in Syria and Iraq for the Islamic State.”
Nuttall also stated that those ISIS fighters should not be allowed to return to the UK and opined that the government should eventually look into foreign funding of mosques as a possible vector of radicalization across the globe.