After such an attack in Germany, you would expect that the police would increase their visibility and call in reserve officers. It is only logical that you would beef up security. With Christians seeming to be the primary target of the Berlin attack, and Christmas soon upon us, why would you not?
But, the Bristol police department in the UK is not adding security for the protection of Christian citizens. In fact, it is not even doing it to protect citizens at large. They are increasing their manpower to protect Muslims from the rest of the population.
Bristol has stepped up police presence in the city center to combat potential Islamophobia in the wake of the Berlin terror attack.
Area commander for Bristol, Chief Superintendent Jon Reilly, confirmed that extra officers have been deployed to prevent ‘hate crime’.
“Following previous terror attacks across mainland Europe we have seen an increase in the number of reported Islamophobic hate crimes in the Avon and Somerset area.
“We have subsequently increased patrols in areas of Bristol which have high footfall in order to provide additional reassurance and to act as a visible deterrent. We also hope it will aid and encourage reporting of any hate crimes or incidents should they occur.
I do not wish to make it sound as if I would prefer they left these Muslims unprotected. I believe that all people should be afforded the protection of the law. So, no matter what a person’s religious conviction, they should be treated justly. But, why would they assume that there was going to a rise in Islamophobia?
There certainly has not been a trend in the past.
Two Muslims have been murdered this year in religiously motivated attacks, but in both cases the perpetrators were Muslim fundamentalists. Following the murder of Asad Shah, who was stabbed just hours after wishing Christians a Happy Easter on Facebook, the victim’s family was forced to go into hiding. Posts appeared online celebrating the murder, and Muslims showed up to the trial to congratulate the killer and chant their support in the courtroom.
Police have been accused of reluctance to act on hate crimes when the perpetrator is from a minority ethnic group. An Asian family who converted to Christianity said they have effectively become prisoners in their own home, even after being forced to move twice, as a result of a campaign of vandalism and harassment at the hands of Muslims who regard them as blasphemers.
Once again the Liberal propaganda trumps reality. The perceived victim is given protection while the real victim is ignored.