Islamism,  Terrorism

It happened in England

After a ‘radical’ Nigerian Islamic-fundamentalist lunatic tried to blow up the aeroplane he was flying in on Christmas Day, the American authorities added Nigeria on a watch-list of states considered “incubators of Islamist terrorism”.

This has angered Nigerian author and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka:

“That was an irrational, knee-jerk reaction by the Americans. The man did not get radicalised in Nigeria. It happened in England, where he went to university. England is a cesspit. England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims. Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. And yet England allows it. Remember, that country was the breeding ground for communism, too. Karl Marx did all his work in libraries there.”

Soyinka says that a combination of post-colonial guilt and arrogance makes Britain blind to reality.