Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

Impotent vigil held in the aftermath of the London Muslim terror attack

The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray for London than a man of ‘North African descent’ was narrowly prevented from doing something similar in the Belgian city. This is life as usual in Europe now, of course. But among the endless replays to date – and the endless replays yet to come – there are several things worth noting about Wednesday’s attack in London.

  • tom_billesley

    The president of the National Union of Students released a statement on terror
    Malia Bouattia paid a small mention to the victims of the Westminster attacks
    But she used most of the letter to outline her political concerns in the aftermath
    She wrote: ‘Be aware of the concerns of Muslim, migrant and racialised students’

  • jayme

    What would they pray for, I wonder? No more attacks? Or perhaps fewer, less frequent attacks? There *will* be more attacks, and presumably their frequency will increase as the percentage of Muslims in society continues to increase. Additionally, it seems likely that at some point, as our enemies keep rolling the dice as it were, they will score a large scale massacre of some sort.

    But by all means, keep the prayers and candlelight vigils going: they clearly are therapeutic, convincing people that something is being done when in fact nothing is being done to ameliorate the problem, that they have some power over the situation when in fact, the only real power that they do have – to speak out against mass Muslim immigration and to vote against those supporting it – they do not care to use.

    • Millie_Woods

      It’s the Brits, they’re probably praying the government extends happy hour to 7 PM. To better honor the victims of course.

  • Dana Garcia

    Tasteful candlelight vigils are the liberal form of surrender.

  • Millie_Woods

    My favorite vigil scene.

    • Brett_McS

      Did someone say “Allah Ackbar”?

  • Brett_McS

    Or rather, @Pray4MuslimBan. as Pauline Hanson suggested.

  • Spatchcocked

    Where’s that fucking moron with his piano ? Probably rowing across the channel…..