From Churchill’s Parrot blog:

Is anyone surprised?  The British jury privileged with the opportunity to send seven Islamaniacs accused of plotting the most barbaric terrorist attack since September 11, 2001 to legal martyrdom, hadn’t the nerve to do so.  

Evidently they found greater accord with the defence which proposed these gentlemen had no intention whatsoever of simultaneously blowing up six transatlantic airliners full of innocent men and women with liquid bombs while flying over American metropolitan areas, but instead were merely planning a little anti-war protest at Heathrow airport enhanced by a few homespun pyrotechnics.

To their credit, the jury did manage to find three of the plotters guilty of conspiracy to murder, which is rather like finding John Wilkes Booth guilty of disturbing the peace. 

British defense and intelligence officials are beside themselves and prosecutors are expected to seek a retrial as soon as humanly possible.

We submit, however, and regrettably so, that whatever gaggle of British citizens are thrown together in judgment of this case, they are all too likely to arrive at precisely the same verdict. 

Stewed in a culture of relativism, non-judgementalism, and multi-culturalism; and seasoned with daily sprinklings of contempt for Western Civilization, they could hardly arrive at anything else. 

Far be it from us to draw sweeping conclusions from isolated incidents, but do we not see here the suicide of the free world in microcosm?  If a jury of our peers in an open and shut case cannot bring themselves to apply the full weight of the law where and when it is needed most, then why bring the case to trial at all?  Why the pretense of a judicial process when in practice it will be subordinated by our fashionable distaste for judging others?

In the post 9-11/7-7 world, if we cannot bring our 800 year tradition of jurisprudence to bear in defence of itself, we are no longer worthy of it. 



(We invite any and all to peruse this photo essay by our personal secretary, Mr. B. Walter Farley, What I Learned on Tuesday: Lessons of Tuesday September 11, 2001.)

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