Now let’s make this perfectly clear before we start : I condemn all acts which lead to the indiscriminate targeting, killing and maiming of anyone regardless of colour, class, race or religion. As far as the Finsbury Park attack was concerned, Darren Osborne was a total cunt. He was NOT, however, a terrorist.
And that’s the piss boiler. This morning as I was doing the weekly shop with Mrs D, it was announced there would be a one minute silence “in memory of the victims of the Finsbury Park terror attack”.
As muslims were coming out of the mosque, a nutter in a van ploughed into them. Yes, he’s a nutter. Not a terrorist. The Met confirmed after the attack that it was not ‘terror related’ so why are we ramping up the rhetoric to turn this incident into something it isn’t?
Three people wearing fake suicide vests and hacking people to death in Borough Market shouting “Allah ahkbar!” is a terrorist attack. A bloke driving a van into people on Westminster Bridge as part of a jihad is a terrorist attack. The IRA blowing up the Grand Hotel in Brighton was a terrorist attack.
Like Jo Cox’s killer, Derren Osborne was a lone fruitcake, not religiously motivated and not connected to a terrorist group.
So hold your minute’s silence if you want – but don’t try and sell it to me as a terrorist act, because it bloody well wasn’t!