Morrissey Criticizes Politicians For Not Saying ‘Islam’ When Talking Terrorism

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Rock legend Morrissey criticized British politicians for being out-of-touch and refusing to explicitly condemn Islamic terrorism in the wake of the Manchester attack that killed 22 and injured 59.

In a Facebook post, Morrissey condemned the responses to the Manchester bombing made by Prime Minister Theresa May, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Queen, slamming their lack of introspection on immigration policies. He also mocked the politicians for calling terrorists "extremists," but not naming their extreme ideology:

Theresa May says such attacks 'will not break us", but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, "will not break us" means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken - thanks all the same, Theresa. Sadiq Khan says "London is united with Manchester", but he does not condemn Islamic State - who have claimed responsibility for the bomb. The Queen receives absurd praise for her 'strong words' against the attack, yet she does not cancel today's garden party at Buckingham Palace - for which no criticism is allowed in the Britain of free press. Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an "extremist". An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?

Morrissey also attacked modern Brits who are “petrified” to name Islamic terrorism publicly, but discuss it privately, and politicians who offer their prayers but do not suffer consequences of policies:

In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.

This is far from Morrissey’s first controversial take on immigration. In 2007, Morrissey blamed immigration for the loss of “British identity.” Morrissey is also a public supporter of Brexit.

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