On Friday 15th October, the Tory MP for Southend West, Sir David Amess, was fatally stabbed while he was holding his weekly constituency surgery. It is still unclear what the motivation that drove the attack was and the police still have not confirmed the full name of perpetrator. However, various media sources have named the suspect to be Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British citizen with Somali heritage. Some sources have suggested that he had been previously known to the security services who had been reported through the Prevent programme. If correct, this leaves many unanswered questions.
With the investigation in its early stages and ongoing with much unclear, what is clear are the politics of the victim and the overlooking of this in the eulogies that have followed from all sides of the political Parliamentary system. While we don’t condone this act, we certainly do not mourn for this Tory MP. Such violent spontaneous actions are unproductive and result in reactionary measures from the state, with calls for removal of civil liberties and attacks directed towards the Muslim community, which the attacker came from. Priti Patel has immediately called for the removal of anonymity on social media platforms, this is in all probability unworkable but shows the mindset of this reactionary government to capitalise from this attack.
It must be made clear that David Amess was an MP representing the Tory party, along with their ideologically driven class warfare attacks on British workers and their families, and British imperialism overseas. He was a strong advocate for capital punishment, Brexit and its racist driven agenda, and was a Honorary Secretary of Conservative Friends of Israel; a racist state responsible for the dispossession and ongoing oppression of the Palestinians. He was a member of a party overseeing the austerity programme responsible for the premature deaths of 120,000 leaving 4 million children living in poverty, increasing homelessness and the deaths of rough sleepers on British streets, 160,000 dead from COVID malign neglect with its ‘herd immunity’ programme, and the demonisation of refugees with British indifference to the suffering and drownings taking place in the Mediterranean and the Channel.
Who sheds their tears for these victims?
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খুন, হত্যাকে আমরা কোন ভাবেই সমর্থন করি না। তা নিন্দনীয়। জঘন্য অপরাধ। তবে, এই সকল হত্যা কান্ডের কারন কি? সন্ত্রাস কে করেন? এই সন্ত্রাসীদের জন্ম দাতা কারা? তাদেরকে কাদের বিরুদ্ধে এবং কাদের স্বার্থে ব্যবহার করা হচ্ছে। তা নিয়ে ভাবতে হবে। আজকের দুনিয়ায় যারা আল ক্বায়দা, তালিবান, আল শাবাব ও মুজাহীদিন ইত্যাদি নামে পরিচিত – এদেরকে কোন রাস্ট্র প্রশিক্ষণ, অস্ত্র,অর্থ দিয়ে সৃস্টি করেছিলেন? এই সকল প্রশ্নের উত্তর খুঁজতে হবে।
তা হলে কি সেই মানব রূপী দানব ই ফ্রাংকেনস্টাইন হয়েই ফিরে আসছে?
We do not support murder in any way. That is reprehensible. Heinous crime. However, what is the cause of all these killings? Who commits terrorism? Who gave birth to these terrorists? They are being used against whom and in whose interest. You have to think about it. In today’s world those who are known as Al Qaeda, Taliban, Al Shabaab and Mujahideen etc. – which state created them with training, weapons, money? We have to find the answers to all these questions.
So is that human-like monster coming back as Frankenstein?