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16 years…

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That is how long it has been since the 9/11 terrorist attack on our country,  and yet many of us are still blind,  dumb,  and deaf when it comes to Islamic terrorism.

Daniel Greenfield,  a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, learned everything he  needed to know about Islam on that dreadful day, because he was one of those bewildered,  shocked people walking away from the devastation in Manhattan.    

But Greenfield has earned.  Many of us have not.   Many of us believe the Lefist tripe that identifying terrorists by the religion which drives them is racist or Islamophobic,  or somehow just wrong.   It has been deemed politically incorrect,  of course,  almost as unforgivable as not protesting against statues of Robert E. Lee or not supporting the “right” of illegal aliens to stay in the U.S.

It will not surprise you to know that I have zero patience with these views. Few of the people who proclaim Islam to be a religion of peace know a damned thing about it.  They have not read a true translation of the Koran.  They probably have not even visited the website of MEMRI,  an organization which does the heavy lifting when it comes to pointing out the differences between what those in the Middle East say for the benefit of Western viewers and what they say for local consumption.

Barack Obama would shrug at each new attack,  loose another volley of meaningless speech,  then go play golf.   It became the new normal to have attacks take place on American soil by Islamists we allowed to come here, or who were born here because progressives and Leftists had no intention of dealing with the problem and never will,  deeming it perfectly acceptable to have dozens of their fellow citizens injured and killed by their refusal to bestir themselves.   The only proper response to Islamic terrorism is to make it so expensive that no one is willing to engage in it,  and the most efficient way to do that is to kill its practioners whereever you find them.   Pres. Trump has turned our  military loose to do exactly that,  something His Oneness would never ever do.   Trump has declared today  Patriot Day.   Be one.

UDATE:  You must read Brigitte Gabriel’s observations on 9/11,  here,  and those of Jed Babbin,  which  are here.

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September 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Flint attack…

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An assailant reportedly yelled  “Allahu Akbar”   before stabbing  an off-duty police officer in the neck at the Bishop Airport in Flint,  Michigan.   As if having  deadly water  created by Flint’s Democrats wasn’t bad enough,  now the FBI is  unwilling  to say that this was an act of terrorism.

 

 

 

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June 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

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Belgium blows…

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Good for the Belgian military for killing  this jihadist  before he could inflict his intended damage on those in the Brussels railway station.   However,  we will not be spared the panties-in-a-wad elite trying to find some non-Islamic reason for the attack,  despite the Moroccan native screaming “Allahu akbar” as he charged the soldiers with a backpack full of explosives.

 

 

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June 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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ISIS attacks Iran…

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Am I sorry ISIS  has attacked  the Iranian parliament?   Not one bit.   Am I surprised?   Not in the least.  The jihadis wish to bring about the return of the 12th Imam or al Mahdi.  That’s why you hear some people speaking of the effort to immanentize the eschaton.   Radical Islamists will generally admit only that they seek to bring about the final,  heaven-like stage of history,  without mentioning that in this perfect world,  their ideology will reign supreme and you hideous infidels will be either dead or enslaved.

Therefore,  causing  chaos everywhere  is part of the means of achieving their goal.   They don’t care that  they might  start World War III with nukes and such, because everyone is going to die anyway and only the truly righteous will be brought back.

UPDATE:  Iran claims the Saudis are to blame and  vows retaliation.

 

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June 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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ISIS really is a danger…

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Remember His Oneness hectoring we knuckle-dragging,  gun-toting,   God-fearing infidels about how terrorism was just the new normal and we should just carry on and quit whining about it and making it such a big deal?   Well,  it turns out that  it is a  big deal,  especially ISIS,  proving yet again that Barack Obama did not know much about much of anything.

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May 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm

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French elections…

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A win by Marine Le Pen would  be devastating  according to Ben Rhodes, the Obama former national security adviser.   Does he actually believe that his former boss will be able to influence this election?   No doubt he and Obama nodded sagely when a German pundit said that Le Pen would break down  the European Union even if she loses.

There is a fairly strong belief that the  recent terrorists  attacks in Paris are helping Le Pen because she doesn’t share the Left’s fondness for unlimited immigration and a relaxed attitude about terrorism.   Obama called to congratulate her rival, Emmanuel Macron,  whose  view is  that terrorism is just part of daily life one must get used to,  which is something the two men certainly agree on.

I rather suspect the French are weary of being set up like prey in a trap and will put Le Pen through to the next round.    I think the Germans and Swedes are as well,  but I could only guess as to whether the French elections  portend anything  for those of other nations.  If you can spare a few extra minutes,  do read this excellent piece by Christopher Caldwell, here  (h/t Andrew Stuttaford at The Corner).

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April 23, 2017 at 11:01 pm

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Dear lying media…

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…if you’re the least bit curious about why most Americans find you a corrupt,  slimy lot undeserving of the protections which our Constitution affords you,  you might try telling  the truth  about the recent shooting in Fresno.   You  substituted “God is great!” for the shooter’s shouted words of  “Allahu Akbar!”,  knowing full well that your deliberate omission of the Arabic words was misleading at best.   Of course,  CNN  simply ignored the inconvenient story altogether,  lest it interfere with its narrative of mistreated and misunderstood peaceful Muslims.

Or you could have National Public Radio  stop peddling  the endlessly repeated lie that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.   It does not,  but it does provide referrals for that and most of the other procedures it claims to offer.   The fact that Barack Obama helped spread the falsehoods during his presidency does not serve to make them true.

Of course,  the Fresno police haven’t  much clarified  the matter by declaring this a hate crime based on race because the killer of four was black and all the victims were white.  Can we say  “terrorism”  boys and girls?

 

 

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April 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm