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Clear Thinking on Paris and Islam

Nov 15, 2015

I am angry – really angry. Angry at the Islamic terror attacks in Paris? Yes, of course. But I am also absolutely outraged at the lamestream media and its despicable coverage of this tragic affair. I spent most of Sunday having the great misfortune of listening to the Australian MSM on the attacks.

One fool journalist after another, one clueless media person after another, and one useless “expert” after another spouted off so much utter PC baloney and dhimmi idiocy that it made my blood boil. No one wanted to mention the “I” word. No one wanted to mention that there is an enemy which has vowed to destroy us.

paris nov 6No one wanted to mention that a particular political ideology, masquerading as a religion, has been doing this sort of stuff for 1400 years now. No one wanted to mention that it was not the West’s fault, but the fault of devout Muslims, taking their faith seriously.

Even 8-10 hours after the attacks there were still mindless wonders assuring us we cannot be sure who did this. Obama also said that he would ‘not speculate on who was responsible’. And how often did I hear nonsense like ‘We must not stigmatise Muslims’.

How many pointed the finger at the West? How many of these ‘experts’ managed to say that France and the West had brought this upon themselves. And right on cue, the dhimmi commentariat were mentioning the Crusades! Yep, 400 casualties in Paris are all OUR fault! Of course.

And the chattering classes were especially loathe to see any Islamic conspiracy here. Amazing how eight lone wolves could coincidentally do so much damage at the same time, and without any ideological basis for it. Likely disgruntled Sunday school teachers. And it is probably all Tony Abbott’s fault anyway.

After a while the lamestream media could no longer deny that this was terrorism. But not one commentator had the guts to tell us the truth: this is ISLAMIC terrorism. Not Baptist terrorism. Not Confucian terrorism. There is a political ideology behind all this. Until we identify who and what we are up against, we will keep losing, and more innocent men, women and children will horrifically die.

I actually saw one loon claim that the attacks were caused by capitalism! Cluelessness abounds. Just two days ago the American Dhimmi-in-Chief assured the American people that “ISIS has been contained” and that “ISIS is not gaining strength”. Yeah right, try telling that to the French.

And clueless critics are already saying I and other realists are fear mongering. Umm, stampeding Muslims massacring infidels do a pretty good job of instilling fear I would have thought. No need to shoot the messenger. Telling truth is always crucial, especially when you are under attack.

However a few brave souls here in Australia did get it right. Miranda Devine spoke some much needed truth here:

Beautiful Paris has been attacked by Islamist terrorists again. There’s no point pretending there’s any doubt about who the perpetrators are. Not a “lone wolf” gunman, not “disaffected youth” or “un-Islamic” madmen.
Less than a year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the land of “liberte, egalite and fraternite” has been attacked at its heart, yet again, by Islamist fundamentalists driven by a murderous totalitarian ideology that cannot be appeased.
Co-ordinated, militaristic attacks by suicide bombers and gunmen on soft targets at six locations across Paris are designed to cause maximum casualties and maximum terror.
Survivors say terrorists wielding Kalashnikovs yelled “Allahu Akbar”, as they opened fire on young people watching a rock concert at the Le Bataclan theatre, scene of a dramatic police operation to rescue hostages from the carnage where 100 people were reported dead.

And Andrew Bolt wasted no words on this:

Spare me the empty talk of politicians talking of their “shock” and “resolve” over the Paris massacre. Spare me the weasel words of our new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who yesterday could not bring himself to even whisper the word “Islam”.
But, no, here we go again with the same evasions, this time after more than 120 Parisians were slaughtered by Islamists for not being Muslim enough. “This is an attack … on all humanity,” declared Turnbull from Berlin. Er, no, it wasn’t. This was an utterly inevitable attack by Islamists on the French — indeed the West — for not submitting to their brand of faith.

Or as Brendan O’Neil from the UK put it:

Less than 24 hours after the barbarism in Paris, the bodies of more than 120 concertgoers, Friday-night revellers and children barely cold, and the apologism has already begun. They couldn’t even wait a whole day, these cultural appeasers, whose kneejerk response to every act of terrorism is to ask what we the wicked West did to deserve it, or to argue that we the wicked West will make things worse with our response to it. The simple fact of our existence makes us ripe for murderous assault, apparently; and the folly of responding to such assaults with either police activity at home or military activity abroad makes us riper still for attack. We’re damned if we stay still, damned if we take action. Our citizens must die because our nations are nasty.

Indeed, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott had been warning Europeans just days ago about not allowing porous borders and open slather immigration policy. He was of course one hundred percent right, yet our current PM Malcolm Turnbull actually attacked Abbott for his sensible and proper remarks.

Many have warned that IS terrorists are quite happy to implant themselves in with the masses of migrating refugees in Europe, and that seems to be a successful strategy indeed. Some news reports already have mentioned that some of the dead jihadists had Syrian passports. Said one news item:

One of the terrorists responsible for the slaughter of 129 people in the Paris attacks held a passport used to enter Europe from Syria, officials have claimed. The shocking development suggests the killer may have been posing as a refugee before travelling across the continent to carry out the atrocity.
Officials have also revealed a second man who carried out the mass murder was likely to have passed through to the continent in a similar way. A Greek government official revealed the first terrorist, who died in the series of attacks on the French capital, held the document of a man who had passed into the southern European country, probably by refugee boat, last month.

Much more sensible commentary is starting to emerge on these horrific attacks, so let me quote from a few of them. David French offers some advice on the way forward:

Francois Hollande is pledging to wage “pitiless” war. Good. Now let’s see if France backs up its words with actions. While France is often the butt of jokes about its military prowess, it not only has a centuries-old tradition of military valor, it breeds warriors still. May they be unleashed.
Fourth, if European leaders (and the Obama administration) retain a shred of sanity, they’ll rethink their approach to the migrant crisis and start to close their borders, quickly. There are almost certainly more terrorists who have recently arrived in European capitals, awaiting only weapons, organization, and an opportunity to launch the next attack.

And as usual some of the best commentary on this comes from Mark Steyn. His article “The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates” is spot on. let me offer some of his insight and wisdom here:

As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre, a delightful bit of 19th century Chinoiserie on the boulevard Voltaire. The last time I was there, if memory serves, was to see Julie Pietri. I’m so bloody sick of these savages shooting and bombing and killing and blowing up everything I like – whether it’s the town where my little girl’s favorite fondue restaurant is or my favorite hotel in Amman or the brave freespeecher who hosted me in Copenhagen …or a music hall where I liked to go to hear a little jazz and pop and get away from the cares of the world for a couple of hours. But look at the photographs from Paris: there’s nowhere to get away from it; the barbarians who yell “Allahu Akbar!” are there waiting for you …when you go to a soccer match, you go to a concert, you go for a drink on a Friday night. They’re there on the train… at the magazine office… in the Kosher supermarket… at the museum in Brussels… outside the barracks in Woolwich…
When the Allahu Akbar boys opened fire, Paris was talking about the climate-change conference due to start later this month, when the world’s leaders will fly in to “solve” a “problem” that doesn’t exist rather than to address the one that does. But don’t worry: we already have a hashtag (#PrayForParis) and doubtless there’ll be another candlelight vigil of weepy tilty-headed wankers. Because as long as we all advertise how sad and sorrowful we are, who needs to do anything?…
Visiting the Bataclan, M Hollande declared that “nous allons mener le combat, il sera impitoyable”: We are going to wage a war that will be pitiless. Does he mean it? Or is he just killing time until Obama and Cameron and Merkel and Justin Trudeau and Malcolm Turnbull fly in and they can all get back to talking about sea levels in the Maldives in the 22nd century? By which time France and Germany and Belgium and Austria and the Netherlands will have been long washed away….
I’m Islamed out. I’m tired of Islam 24/7, at Colorado colleges, Marseilles synagogues, Sydney coffee shops, day after day after day. The west cannot win this thing with a schizophrenic strategy of targeting things and people but not targeting the ideology, of intervening ineffectually overseas and not intervening at all when it comes to the remorseless Islamization and self-segregation of large segments of their own countries.

Yeah, I’m getting pretty sick and tired of all this as well. But as long as we have dhimmi dunces for our leaders, and the media filled with clueless wonders, we can expect a whole lot more of this.

blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/lets-stop-pretending-we-dont-know-who-did-it/news-story/1f7d54d978719e94a97a717a7c6b4fb3
www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/after-paris/17631#.VkggAHYrK02
www.express.co.uk/news/world/619447/Paris-terrorist-Syrian-refugee-Greece-government-official
www.nationalreview.com/corner/427062/its-time-give-jihadists-apocalypse-they-long-and-other-thoughts-about-nightmare-paris
www.steynonline.com/7293/the-barbarians-are-inside-and-there-are-no-gates

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23 Responses to Clear Thinking on Paris and Islam

  • Bill

    Paris is also a proud “gun free” zone, so no possibility of defending one self from attack either!, same for Sydney, Brussels, London etec etc etc. ALL of the sheep [oooops! thinking people] are clueless, its referred to as a tragedy, sorry its NOT a tragedy, its actually a declared war [on us!] by Islam a long time ago !, so it must be renamed Islamic terrorists declare war on the West , Islam has again proven itself of total incompatibility with Judeo/ Western and Christian values.Needless to say the gutless and spineless cowards that are in power in Western countries are very willing Dhimmis, but of course they have their plainclothes bodyguards 24 hours a day so they don’t worry about changing to a better and more sane rational approach.

    Bill I would suggest you read the book Caliphate by Tom Kratman its a free kindle download from Amazon, the Author apparently requested the book be made a free download to warn of the dark times ahead if we do not halt Islam ..

    I have been reading and meditating this morning on The Lords words in Matthew 24 regarding the end of days and the rise of the new world empire of the Anti-christ, I say this is not far off.

    Sadly more of this I see is going to happen again and again.

  • Sorry in case anyone else is interested in Tom Kratzmans book, here is the link :

    www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=caliphate+by+tom+kratman+kindle+&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acaliphate+by+tom+kratman+kindle+

    Its set in the year 2106 (about 80 years from now). I started reading it, a real eye opener, the authors wife points out that what is in the book is coming true now, I don’t see the West lasting for another 80 years without a collapse of gigantic civilisation proportions. Islam I think will rise up to bring the Anti-christ to fruition, the word also says ….Matt.10

    “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

    As for me and my household we stand firm in the living holy word of God….he says he is a consuming fire….too many forget the consuming bit….God is love true, but he is to be regarded with utter awe and reverence and I for one will tremble with fear in his presence, its only Jesus saving me by his blood that even allows me to be in his presence, it behooves all true believers to remember that salient fact.

  • We have the False Prophet, Islam, we have the Beast the Pope/EU (remember Euro riding the Bull and Satan’s Seat Pergamon which is now housed in Berlin). All we need now is the AntiChrist. I guess it won’t be long.

    Blessings
    Naomi

    PS According to Rabbinic Law the Millennial Epoc starts at year 5750 (we have just started year 5776), so according to them we are in the preparation period for the final 1,000 years of creation ! Makes you think doesn’t it ?

  • There is a reason the Bataclan theatre was targeted;
    legalinsurrection.com/2015/11/paris-bataclan-theater-was-bds-and-terrorist-target-for-years/

    That place has been targeted for years by the BDS movement and terrorists. Pretty telling just how close BDS is to the terrorists.

  • In 1492 King Ferdinand of Spain EXPELLED the Muslim population, thus saving Spain and Europe. He’s the example of what has to be done to save the West – if it should be saved.

  • It’s not hard to see what’s going on here. It’s more a matter of desire than ability for most; of not wanting to see that which is obvious but far too frightening and intimidating to acknowledge as truth. There is a War on with a very nasty enemy, Satan himself !

    President Obama and the US and us as her allies are routinely find ways of “accidentally” funding, supporting and fueling ISIS, al Qaeda, and the like. Then ISIS, al Qaeda & Friends are used to justify all manner of destruction of liberty at home and perpetual war overseas.

    Yes, ISIS, al Qaeda & Company are truly evil. They really and truly are complete Islamic nutcases hell bent on pursuing all manner of wicked and perverse activity in order to advance their cause of the World Caliphate with everyone bowing down and worshiping Satan in one of his many forms (aka Allah) or being dead. And this is why they are so very, very useful to the forces of Western statist ONE WORLD government move, that routinely “accidentally” funds, fuels, and promotes them.

    The ability of ISIS to promote endless growth of State power, “security measures” and increasing dependence and impoverisment of the masses, is accomplished at almost every turn through the promotion of one kind of fear – THE FEAR OF MAN – and the dismissal of another: THE FEAR OF GOD. Fear is the word here. Fear is the game. Fear is the tool.

    Thus, this never-ending and never allowed to end “war on terror” is of incalculable value to those seeking to make the Tyrannic State god in practice above us all. Keep these things in mind as we watch things unfold in the wake of yesterday’s tragic events in Paris.

    May we be vigilant and diligent in identifying and rejecting the unbiblical fear of man being used at every opportunity by the Pagan Political Right and by the Pagan Political Left “leaders” of the so called free world, now that’s a joke isn’t it, and their media mouthpieces to lead us deeper and deeper into the “strength” and “security” of explicitly Godless, security conscious, Orwellian, anti-Christian Mega States.

    May we pray and study so that we might more easily see and more effectively oppose this present march to ONE WORLD government under cover of satanic models of “freedom”, “liberty”, and “justice”. With their sharing of information, security, intelligence and armed forces. May we reject the State as God in practice and stand faithfully upon the only power in God’s creation capable of supernaturally delivering true liberty, true freedom, and true justice: The Gospel-fueled Great Commission of Matthew chap 28.

    That’s how we can and will ultimately defeat Islam, Statism, and every evil in between.

  • Dear Bill,

    Both of your articles today were excellent and exceptional.

    Yes I too am totally sick and tired of all this as well. Gutless and weak PC politicians such as PM Turnbull who won’t even tell the truth.

    Clueless Turnbull on ABC TV around 7:30am this morning called the cold blooded murder of 120 innocent people in Paris an “INCIDENT.”

    UNBELIEVABLE !!!!

    It’s pathetic.

    regards and God Bless
    Phil

  • I think the ‘vomit’ point for me was when one the French political leaders said on the MSM that the solution was to bring more muslims into the country! The mind boggles. I just don’t understand how he can connect the dots in this way.

  • Again, thank you for sharing and also for including articles from others. You’re not the only one out there who feels this way, Bill! Others feel the same. You’re not the only one standing for truth. There’s a stirring of dissatisfaction among others, too. They see what’s not adding up. They’re getting that gut feeling something’s wrong. This drives me to want to pray like never before that this can all be turned around before it’s too late. God bless you, Bill!

  • Sharon et al, this is of course courting chaos and pursuing insanity.

    Watch this to see how mad the world has already become …

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM

    The Prince of Persia maybe ?

  • I have learned over the years that people don’t wake up to a problem until it affects their lives dramatically, or affects those close to them. It’s imperative that folk stop listening to idiot politicians and start bringing pressure to bear for action to be taken, to protect their countries. I really fail to understand why MSM journalists are so anxious to allow their own countries to be invaded….are they so stupid that they don’t realise that they too will lose their freedoms as a result?
    Politicians are purposely geared to lie to the people; only a small number have any genuine interest in protecting their nations. I too am sick of all the “we don’t know who did it” brigade…it’s obvious to a blind man, and it doesn’t need much intelligence either, to work it out.

  • Bill
    About 20 years ago I worked as a worker for a local independent in West Ryde in Sydney, during the federal elections one year, Phillip Ruddock was the sitting member at the time if my memory serves me correct, I got to have coffee and speak to many of the Lib/Alp reps then, all of them said the same thing , which was that a person can get elected by a local electorate for real community needs and have all the good intentions and zeal to change things for the people, but once in will get pulled into the back rooms and smartly told that is NOT how things are run, you are told to vote along party lines , you told big business pays the bills, you are told big lobby groups like oil, pharmaceutical etc pay and pay in sweet heart deals and you if a newly minted bright eyed bushy tailed politician goes against the rules, then you are threatened with ‘we will put 50,000 out of work in your electorate’ or there will be a sex scandal etc etc…so fear keeps politicians mostly in line, look at the member for North Sydney Ted Mack and how he tried to change many things and fight for the people of North Sidney, remember in the end he never claimed his parliamentary pension and salary when he resigned in disgust after seeing this first hand, I gave up on Australian politics, truthfully most politicians are out and liars and sociopaths, some are true psychopaths, so I don’t believe that the people in power don’t know the truth, they do and they just lie to cover up their selfish interests. What is truly disturbing is the amount of so called average people who refuse to see through the game of charades being played out around you and me at election time and how so few call out the politicians for being liars and traitors of the worst sort.
    God bless
    Chris

  • Sadly, you are right on the money yet again. My advice, don’t watch the GayBC news, I don’t, it makes me mad, I yell at the TV and think unChristian thoughts.

    I watch Andrew Bolt and that gives me some cause for optimism.

    Today on Twitter I see a Catholic Archdeacon being (possibly) prosecuted for preaching true marriage to his flock in Tasmania, and @adamhillscomedy tweeting that Australia would be better off of some politicians including Pauline Hanson were hung off Sydney harbour Bridge.

    What an upside-down world this has become, all according to Bible prophesy.

  • Graham … Adam Hill tweeting lynching Pauline Hanson and others from the bridge? I find that very disturbing and rather sickening and its ok to tweet that kind of hate and people are amused by that? That really disgusts me as an Australian and biblical Christian. How Australia has sunk so low morally. Is it a tasteless joke?

  • Politically Correct Jihad – Political Islam
    www.politicalislam.com/politically-correct-jihad/

    Its pointed out the Police refuse to study Islam and the Koran. Mr Scipione goes to Hillsong church in the hill district, but mouths nothing about Islam being the problem. Sadly the NSWP will demote and vilify and destroy any cops career who starts talking about Islam, there will be no help from the Police as PC is promoted ruthlessly. They will also prosecute any member of the public who speaks out about Islam.

  • In a Post-Modern Western society, where most people no longer believe anything is absolutely true or absolutely good, can we expect effective resistance against barbarians who truly believe Allah is on their side and welcome death in prosecuting His conquest of a world of blind, stubborn infidels.

    Late antiquity saw the Roman Empire – an empire drowning in its own narcissist hedonism – overrun by barbarians. Augustine’s The City of God was written as ancient Rome, that imperial “City of Man” was in her twilight. The pagans of the day, of course, found someone else to blame for the sack of Rome – those dreadful Christians…

    As long as Muslims come to the West only to “rediscover” Muhammad and Allah and miss our God and His Christ, Western civilisation will carry a deadly incubus within the matrix of its much-vaunted progressive, tolerant secularism.

    What would Richard the Lion Heart and Louis IX make of today’s Europe?

  • Here is a useful article entitled “Denying Islam’s Role in Terror: Explaining the Denial”

    www.danielpipes.org/12604/islam-role-terror

  • So good to see people talking common sense. But the big question is, what should be done? Everyone is talking about Islam taking over but no one is coming out and being clear about what they think the solution is? What should we do? People talk about unleashing the military but we have already tried that, invading Iraq and Afghanistan. The US has military activities in 7 Muslim countries right now. It’s not enough obviously. So what next?

  • I have family that live in Paris. Something must be done. Here is an interesting article which i think is on the money.
    www.danielpipes.org/comments/206003

    It says “the historical facts demonstrate that the ideology of islam the religion itself and its sharia law is the source of the ugliness, the depravity, the murderous barbarism, the totalitarianism, the intolerance, the oppression, the hatred, the psychopathology, and the delusions perpetrated by islam and its followers for 1400 years up to the present day.” This guy has a solution.

  • Violence is at the core Islam.

    What to do about it, now that is the best question I have heard so far.

  • Our God hates false gods and demands that we never bow down or worship them. This is the very first commandment. Multiculturalism is anathema to the LORD God Almighty. In fact it is a grave sin of which we must repent. We have reaped what we have sown in allowing the building of mosques etc etc and ‘honouring’ of their pagan religion. God had a very different way of dealing with pagan worship. Remember what he did to the Israel and Judah because Solomon brought in and allowed his foreign wives to worship their pagan gods – disaster. We have to purge the land of this iniquity ! God is very clear we must destroy all idols and sites of worship of false gods, lest we otherwise be seduced by them.

    The God of the Bible commanded the Israelites to “destroy all the inhabitants of the land” of Canaan (Joshua 9:24). They were to conquer, kill, and cast out the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites (Exodus 23:23; Deuteronomy 7:1-2; Joshua 3:10). After crossing the Jordan River, we learn in the book of Joshua that the Israelites “utterly destroyed all that was in the city [of Jericho], both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword…. [T]hey burned the city and all that was in it with fire” (Joshua 6:21,24). They also “utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai” (Joshua 8:26), killing 12,000 men and women and hanging their king (8:25,29). In Makkedah and Libnah, the Israelites “let none remain” (Joshua 10:28,30). They struck Lachish “and all the people who were in it with the edge of the sword” (10:32). The Israelites then conquered Gezer, Eglon, Hebron, Debir, and Hazor (10:33-39; 11:1-1). “So all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took and struck with the edge of the sword. He utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded” (Joshua 11:12). This was all because they worshiped false gods and the land must be cleansed.

  • Daniel Pipes writes this “The question should be how to defeat islam itself. My answer is that if islam is like the German facism and the Japanese barbarism and militarism of WW2, which I believe it is, then the islamic world must be taught a lesson it will never forget….Thus, all of islam’s enemies should unite to crush this scourge of humanity once and for all. The muslim world should be made to understand that mecca and medina themselves will be military targets just as Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Dresden and Berlin were targets in WW2.”

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