"Vibrancy is our strength"
After the attack, some of my fellow countrymen, including my MailOnline colleague Katie Hopkins, suggested this was evidence London has fallen apart.
That this great multi-cultural city, rammed full with 12 million people from all countries, colours and creeds, has been turned into an uninhabitable hellhole of extremism because we lost control of our borders and let in – and I paraphrase - 'too many bloody foreigners'.
For bloody foreigners, read 'bloody Muslims'.
The vast majority of whom (one in 12 Londoners is Muslim) live perfectly peacefully here, contribute hugely to British society, and hate ISIS as much as I do.
The same doom-mongers claim we're all shaking in our petrified little boots in fearful terror at what these nasty bearded ISIS loons might do to us next.
They reckon Britain's basically lost its bottle.
At 8am today, I stood with my GMB colleague Susanna Reid at the south side of Westminster Bridge as Big Ben began to boom out its bells for the top of the hour.
We stopped speaking and just turned to watch in silence.
The sun was creeping up between the towers of Parliament as a giant Union Jack flag fluttered at half-mast.
The bridge was closed and empty except for a few police officers.
As each of the eight rings slowly filled the London air, my own heart began to beat with enormous swathes of anger and sadness at what this sick maniac had done.
I hate him.
I'm glad he's dead.
I mourn for those he killed, and I pray for those he wounded.
And I urge the world's leaders to do whatever it takes to eliminate these cowardly scumbags from the face of the earth. [Not a bad idea. How's about you start by deporting your current Muslim population back to their lands of origin, and blocking any more from getting in?]
Sadly, the only language they will ever understand is violence.
They have no desire for peace, or political settlement.
They just want to use bullets, bombs and knives to force us all to be like them as part of their demented, deluded plan for a global medieval-style caliphate.One in which gay people are stoned to death, women are subjugated into objects of sickening submission, little children are turned into zombie-eyed killers, and people caught playing rock music have their heads cut off in gleeful public executions.Is that the best you've got, Piers? Is that supposed to convince me that Her Majesty's Kingdom actually understands what kind of a threat it has let into its own borders?
I come from a country that is 20% Muslim- a far, far higher proportion of the population than any nation in Western Europe. My people have a long, tragic, and terrible history of suffering at the hands of Islamic rulers. And yet, our Muslim population stays relatively quiet (as long as nobody is stupid enough to attempt to occupy one of their mosques).
In fact, you might be surprised to learn that many of our best butchers from back home are Muslim- and that many of those, particularly in the big metropolitan areas, don't really seem to have too many issues with cutting up and selling pork.
That is because there is a tacit understanding between "the Mozzies" and the rest of us. The simple version is: you loot, we shoot.
Not the most elegant solution, I admit. But it does bloody well work.
The British no longer understand this very simple solution to what afflicts them, and continental Europe too. If you insist on appeasing a violent, supremacist, racist, and deeply intolerant ideology in order to preserve your precious Utopian illusions about multiculturalism, you are going to get violence, racial supremacism, and intolerance in return.
If you insist on presenting a velvet glove against an iron fist, do not then be surprised when you get a mouthful of metal in return.
The British understood this once, when they colonised my country and made it the jewel of their incredible empire. They have long since forgotten that lesson.
The Prime Minister has said the “Islamist” attack on Parliament was not “Islamic” and Islam is a “great faith”.
Taking on the role of a theologian, Theresa May insisted: “It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.”
Speaking in Parliament, she also said the attack showed “the importance of all of our faiths working together, and recognising the values that we share”.
Adding: “This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism like that and it will not prevail.”
Islamism is generally defined as a political interpretation of Islam. Some critics argue Islam is intrinsically political – as the Quran mandates a religious state and law – and say the term is irrelevant.MPs almost unanimously agreed with the Prime Minister, lining up to warn against “demonising” and “stigmatising” Muslims, and to condemn “Islamophobia” and “racial and religious” discrimination.