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Nice – The Islamists Have Already Won

Jul 16, 2016

There is only one thing as predictable as the regular Islamic jihadist attacks, and that is the brainless wonders in the West who defend to the death Islam and make excuses for the terrorists. It happens every time. Now with 300 casualties in Nice, France, we see this all happening again in horrific style.

I had the extreme misfortune of watching various news sites for quite a few hours yesterday, and it certainly was maddening. How many times was some ‘expert’ dragged up to tell us why Islam had nothing to do with this terrible massacre, and we need instead to deal with the ‘real’ causes.

With numerous children among the dead and injured, and a guy named Mohamed born in Tunisia responsible for the carnage, we have all the usual suspects – various eggheads, commentators, intellectualoids, talking heads, etc – coming out assuring us that once again this has nothing to do with a religion beginning with ‘I’ and ending with ‘slam’.

Instead we must understand the poor chap. You see, he did not fit in, he may have been poor, he may have been undereducated, he was not white in an ‘obviously racist’ white culture, he may have had various grievances, he may have been poorly potty trained, etc. You name it, any excuse will do.

nice 2016 4Yes poor guy – he just did not fit in. Why he did not just return to his Muslim country of origin if he hates things so much in the free West is never asked. He is simply justified and excused and exonerated for doing what he did because of not fitting in – this is the standard secular left knee-jerk reaction and part of its narrative.

Um, I have been unemployed, as have millions of other Christians, Jews, Buddhists, etc. And we have also not always fit in well to the surrounding culture. We have sometimes had poor educational opportunities, etc. But we never seem to read about such folks getting into a truck and ploughing down innocent men, women and children. Or flying planes into buildings. Or beheading others.

Not only do these lefties find plenty of reasons why someone becomes a bad egg – and it never has anything to do with an archaic, bloodthirsty political ideology – but they will immediately make a false moral equivalence. Christianity has bad eggs too, they intone like a mantra. And in that case, it WAS religion that caused it!

And then we get leaders like the French Prime Minister saying “France is going to have to live with terrorism” and various others like some of the Greens basically saying if we just showed some love to the terrorists, it will all work out. Sure, maybe if we all just hop into bed with John and Yoko and sing “Give peace a chance”, that should stop the jihadists right?

And then we have all the usual scapegoating: forget about the ideology. We need more gun control. Never mind that France already has very strict gun control, and the weapon of choice in this case was a very large 17-ton truck. But judging by the headlines of the major MSM outlets we had trucks killing people, not Islamic terrorists.

One can already imagine the preferred solutions of most Western leaders: time for some strict truck control. If we can’t ban all trucks, we can at least ask why such high-powered trucks are allowed in the hands of ordinary citizens. Time to get real on truck violence.

It is oh so predictable – and infuriating. Thankfully I am not alone in really getting tired of all this nonsense. Others are also becoming increasingly frustrated with our dhimmi leaders who sit by and do nothing – thus aiding and abetting the terrorists. Andrew Bolt was forthright here:

We in the West cannot live like this. We cannot keep living in this fear of catching a plane, standing in a crowd or even opening our mouths. We cannot keep making excuses for these attacks — in New York, Paris, Brussels, Bali, Sydney, Melbourne, Boston, London, Madrid, Orlando and dozens more of our cities. Nor can we keep letting in carriers of a faith whose most dogmatic believers wish to destroy us.
What madness is this “tolerance” of ours that we deem it rude to even discuss the warlike religion that licenses our destruction and demands an end to our most cherished liberties? And if our politicians will not speak frankly and protect us from Islam, watch out for a civil war. A frightened public will not put up with this for much longer and will defend themselves.

He concludes:

Forever we hear the plainly ludicrous claim that Islam is “a religion of peace”, even though it formally demands submission and was spread by the sword. Even today, Islamist terrorist groups quote passages from the Koran and sacred hadith to prove that beheading unbelievers and rape of war captives are licensed by their Prophet.
For hundreds of years this truth about Islam was known and feared by Western leaders — even churchmen. Martin Luther, the founder of Lutheranism, noted 500 years ago that the duty of Muslims was to “destroy the Christian faith”.
This is why we do not see what we regularly plead for after such atrocities as we’ve now witnessed in Nice — Muslims not merely deploring the killings but demanding the reformation of their faith and expelling the hate preachers.
Instead, we last year saw Australia’s Grand Mufti, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, issue a statement after the Paris massacre in which he listed five “causative factors”, every single one of which accused non-Muslims of doing bad things to Muslims, through their “racism” and “Islamophobia”. And so what can we do? Well, demand change. No more excuses from our politicians and leading apologists such as Waleed Aly.
No more demonising of those who at least have the courage to warn of the dangers, even of a Pauline Hanson. No more toleration of hate preachers. No more multiculturalism, and no more mass immigration from the Muslim world. Too provocative? But how can we keep living like this?

English commentator Katie Hopkins has also had a gutful of the lame and idiotic reactions in the West:

Politicians tell us to stand united. The Prime Minister of France has said he will not allow the country to be destabilised. President Hollande reminds us terrorism will not be tolerated. Well big news: France IS destabilised – in a perpetual state of Emergency. We do not stand united. We are divided, we are ripped apart. And yet we tolerate it every time. We do not stand strong. We sit like ducks. Waiting to be shot. Helpless, pathetic, slow.
We are reminded to be more tolerant. Liberal lefties takes to the airways lecturing at us, not to react. To remind us of the good and humanity in most people. Muslim mayors stand and tell us we will be there, shoulder-to-shoulder with France, reminding us Mohamed has nothing to do with ordinary Muslims or Islam. As with every other time, someone from the BBC informs us many of the victims will have been Muslim, as if that helps. Trying to give credence to the notion Islam can’t be blamed because Muslims died too. And again, we hear a familiar refrain.
The suspect was known to the police – he had a ‘fiche S’ on his file marking his links to terror and ISIS. He was a French national from Tunisia. (Why are they always French-Tunisians, never Tunisian/French? What do you think he called himself?) He was known to the police, but he was still able to get a truck and plough people down, laughing as he drove. Oblivious to (or enjoying?) the crunch of children, mums, dads, under his tyres, in his god’s name.
He was a French National because France – like Britain – is an extraordinarily tolerant nation; accepting of new, integrating migrants, opening its arms to welcome those from elsewhere. Too tolerant. And that needs to stop. Don’t spend three days in National mourning. Spend three days hunting down all those with ‘fiche S’ on their file and work out whether they really deserve a place in France. Are they an asset or a liability? Are they part of a solution or the problem? And if they are part of the problem get rid. Or at least get put under lock and key.

She continues:

Predictably I am called Islamophobic. A phobia is an irrational fear of something. Like spiders. Or men in speedos. I am not Islamophobic. I have an entirely RATIONAL fear based on the fact these horrors find home in some form of that religion. I have no hate. Only a powerful intolerance of those who murder. And I look to the people of France and tell them. Do not light a candle, hold a vigil in a public square or share a hashtag. Do not stand united against terror or spend three days mourning.
Take all this emotion and bundle it into energy for action, for change. This is not sustainable. We are not bowling pins. Ready to be knocked down and replaced by the naive, the believers in multiculturalism. Imagining there is tolerance. Your hashtags and pretty pictures might make you feel better. But they solve nothing. You are self-medicating on nonsense. We need action.

But don’t hold your breath for such action. In a few more days there will be yet another Islamic terror attack. And all the same useful idiots, as Lenin called them, will come out en masse and pontificate once again on the ‘root causes’ and how Islam is not to blame, etc, etc.

Predictable. And deadly. Is it too late to wake up?

www.heraldsun.com.au/news/andrew-bolt-on-nice-terror-attack-west-cant-keep-making-excuses/news-story/a1077e1c4c5d362a78bfedc2448ab683
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3691973/Do-think-ISIS-gives-two-pins-pathetic-hash-tags-prayers-candles-Stop-waiting-slaughtered-demand-leaders-something.html

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20 Responses to Nice – The Islamists Have Already Won

  • Horrific, but unfortunately the Gospel truth.

  • Now they are saying that the Orlando gunman was on steroids…which would have made him aggressive!! www.smh.com.au/world/orlando-gunman-omar-mateen-likely-a-longterm-steroid-user-autopsy-shows-20160716-gq77nn.html

  • In Britain we are sick to death of this “nothing to do with Islam” lark. And, according to one of the presenters on our ITV channel, it’s Nigel Farage’s fault, for “stirring divisions”! It will all be due to Brexit, or Christians, or intolerant churches, or homophobia, or the FTSE index, anything but Islam. The point is, how exactly do we overcome this wearisome repetitive narrative from the MSM, whichever country they are in?
    We are all too tolerant as nations. Something must change. But how?

  • Dear Bill,

    At Mass In last Sunday’s homily which was about Our Lord’s approach to sinners I was pleased to hear the priest mention the difference between Christianity and Islam. He said Christians are taught to love their enemies but Muslims are allowed to kill theirs. I think most of the congregation would agree with his ‘politically incorrect’ statement as many have lived in countries with Muslim majorities. The sooner this simple fact is admitted to by more of our cowardly ‘leaders’ the better off we will be. I won’t hold my breath.

  • Mrs May our new prime minister said Britain is on ‘severe’ security alert and has been for sometime (since the Paris shooting I believe) and this means that a islam originated hate attack is ‘likely’ on British soil. This was the best she could do as her response to the Nice islamic attack. Cold comfort and hardly an explanation or an excuse !

    So what is she and her government going to do about it ? Stating the fact that a terror attack is likely does not explain

    1 How we got here ?

    2 How we understand the problem ?

    3 What are we going to do about it ?

    Picking off already hate filled murders on the way to the murder scene is not the answer. We need to deal with the cause of the hate and the desire to murder, which truly IS the ideology of islam. It is about time the people who get paid to protect us started to acknowledge this truth and deal with it accordingly. Islam means subjection to allah, of all peoples, forcibly. That means you and me !

    It is a sin to worship false gods, allah being a case in point and it is a sin to bow down to them ! Our ruling class needs to get a grip of the ten commandments ! No more mosques, arrest and intern all known or suspected terrorists. Imprison hate filled radical clerics and stop ALL muslim immigration would be a good start.

  • Everyone is thinking it, but no one is game to say it.
    Time ever to ban Islam, or deport those that won’t change.
    And vote for a politician that has some guts….
    Oh, there probably aren’t enough of those.
    Well then, another couple of serious incudents and there’s going to be civil unrest.

  • There is no more to be said. We have been saying it for years and it is falling on deaf ears. Stop appeasing and address the problem that is Islam.

  • Well said George, yes we must ‘BAN Islam in our nation’. It is both the enemy within and the enemy without.

    “Let’s be thankful for the thousands of Muslims who disobey Allah and do not carry out the vile, oppressive and barbaric commands explicitly stated in the Quran… .”

    Thus spoke Kirralie Smith, of Australian Liberty Alliance. We can, indeed, be thankful, but here is a caution: we cannot rely on their disobedience for our continued safety. The Koran’s commands, all of them, are part of Islamic law, and are “universal and trans-time”. Disobedience is, after all, disobedience. “Whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error”, warns Koran 33:36. “Straying” means departing from the Islamic path, Sharia, which is a capital offence. Hardline Muslims, for their part, will certainly not be thankful. When they see Muslims who disobey Allah they will put pressure on them. A Muslim who does not carry out the commands of Allah counts as a hypocrite. The Koran commands that hypocrites be “fought” against, that is, fought to the death.

    “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them.” (9:73).

    The fight – “When you fight, you fight to kill, you kill”, said Abu Hamza – can be performed vigilante fashion by anyone, penalty-free, “since it is killing someone who deserves to die”. That is the kind of pressure they bring.

    We non-Muslims are all targets. The Koran commands Muslims to kill non-Muslims. This is not an opinion, nor an “interpretation”: it is a fact easily verifiable in an online Koran. “Kill the non-Muslims wherever you find them”, says 9:5, “And kill them wherever you overtake them… . Such is the recompense of the unbelievers”, says 2:191. There are over a hundred verses commanding violence towards non-Muslims.

    The Koran is the instruction manual for all Soldiers of Allah. We need to take it seriously.

    It incites murder, our murder !

  • We can’t even keep a mob of brats like the Sudanese Apex gang at bay, so we have no hope against true terrorists. There is only one answer and that is to eradicate Islam from our countries. I have no idea why they come to western countries anyway, there is nothing about our way of life they like so the only reasons are for the welfare and invasion by stealth.

  • Just in case you had any doubts about the nature of Islam …

    Caution – graphic

    www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/france-suppressed-reports-of-gruesome-torture-at-bataclan-jihad-massacre

    France “suppressed reports of gruesome torture” at last November’s Bataclan jihad massacre in Paris.

    A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan appear to have tortured their victims on the second floor of the club.

    The chief police witness in Parliament testified that on the night of the attacks, an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies. The 14-hour testimony about the November attacks took place March 21st. According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were reportedly stabbed in the genitals – and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said.

    www.assemblee-nationale.fr/14/rap-enq/r3922-t2.asp

    www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/france-suppressed-reports-of-gruesome-torture-at-bataclan-jihad-massacre

  • The left cannot admit that there are problems with Islam because that would undermine their (obviously false) position that all religions are essentially the same and thereby must be subjugated to the religion that pretends that it is not a religion i.e. atheistic, secular humanism. As soon as you allow that there actually are differences in religions and people are allowed to justly and lawfully compare them you begin to see what Christianity has done for the world compared to what other religions, including atheistic secularism, have done. This, of course, would result in the inevitable demise of their religious belief. To counter this you have to desperately try to lump Christianity in with Islam and try to come up with some evidence that the non-religion religion is superior.

  • If I am allowed to make a second comment may I say that while Christians are meant to overcome evil with good and do good to our enemies this in no way suggests we are meant to allow people to promulgate evil unopposed and act stupidly. While those that live by the sword will likewise die we are allowed by Jesus to defend ourselves:-

    Luk 22:36 And He said to them, But now, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his wallet. And he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
    Luk 22:37 For I say to you that this which is written must yet be accomplished in Me, “And he was reckoned among the transgressors”; for the things concerning Me have an end.
    Luk 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And He said to them, It is enough. (MKJV)

  • Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you,” says the Lord God. 9 “My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord God.

    10 “Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace—and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar— 11 say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down. 12 Surely, when the wall has fallen, will it not be said to you, ‘Where is the mortar with which you plastered it?’”

    13 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “I will cause a stormy wind to break forth in My fury; and there shall be a flooding rain in My anger, and great hailstones in fury to consume it. 14 So I will break down the wall you have plastered with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation will be uncovered; it will fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst of it. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.

    15 “Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it with untempered mortar; and I will say to you, ‘The wall is no more, nor those who plastered it, 16 that is, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,’” says the Lord God.

    Ezekiel 13; 8-16

  • I agree with all these insightful posts. Something certainly must be done about Islam to stop the terror attacks. Even if some Muslims are peaceful, it is very likely they would get on the band wagon with the terrorists because of their having the same religion, ethnic background, culture, family relationship, or whatever. Keep up the good work of warning people about the dangers of Islam and about the indifference of the Western world when it comes to doing anything effective against terrorism.

  • A good and necessary article. However I am confused with the figures used here: “Now with 300 casualties in Nice, France.” Google searches give me at most 84 dead and 50 in critical condition. Mistake?

  • Thanks Ed. But two problems here! I require a full name for comments, and a quick look at any dictionary would answer your query – a casualty is a person killed or injured. So we have 84 dead and some 200 injured = 300 casualties.

  • Thanks for the clarification. Although English is not my first language, I was aware of the meaning of the word. To recap, I indicated that in my Googling (which was brief, I admit) the only hits I got were around 80+50=130. Of the two external links in your article above, which I clicked to see if I could find a reference for the numbers, the first requires a subscription (so I wasn’t able to access it), and the second one only mentions 84 dead. Therefore, I asked if there was a mistake.

    I Googled now using the number “200” that you provided and, sure enough, I got lots of hits in my new search.

    If you felt as if I was putting into question your post, my apologies. This is the Internet: it is foolish to take anything for granted here. I was only looking for answers. I can only assume that your (to me) slightly offhand reply was the product of dealing in the recent past with annoying trolls, so I won’t take it personally.

    I reached your article from another site that linked to it, so this is the first time I come across your Web page. I didn’t know about your posting rules, and the reply form doesn’t indicate that the name has to be in full. I’ve been using the Web since the early 90s, and I’m used to use either handles or shortened forms of my name. I have corrected it, as you requested.

  • No problems Edwin. Thanks for the comments.

  • Facing the fact that Islam breeds this violence is something that the western self-styled elite can’t seem to do. But after that, what could governments do to address this problem? It seems to me that everything they will do is likely to be bad for everyone, such as Putin’s measures in Russia.

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