The unchanging reality of Muslim terror—so long as Muslims remain among us
British authorities have broken up a plot to blow up as many as ten airliners en route from Britain to the U.S. and have arrested 21 what the British call “Asian” men; in fact the suspects are mostly British-born Muslims of Pakistani background. The planned method was new: the terrorists would bring the explosives aboard the planes in undetectable liquid form in their carry-on luggage, and once on board mix them into an explosive mixture. British airports are now in chaos because passengers are not allowed to bring hand luggage on board, especially any kinds of liquids such as perfumes, drinks, and lotions. Passengers are being forced to shove their carry-ons into their checked luggage. “The British Isles are under a kind of lock-down,” reports NBC’s Pete Williams from Scotland. Many Britons’ long-held vacation plans are being disrupted. NBC says air traffic is in disruption all over the world. There is high security in place in U.S. airports.
A reader writes:
Let me tell you what they have been saying on Fox News about this new “terrorist” threat. [LA adds: I think the reader put “terrorist” in scare quotes to indicate that it is never called a “Muslim” threat.]This is the unchangeable reality I pointed to in my 2004 article, “How to Defeat Jihad in America.” We will have terrorist attacks and threats of terrorists attacks and inconvenient and humiliating security measures and the disruption of ordinary activities FOREVER, as long as Muslims are in the West in any significant numbers. The Muslim terrorists are part and parcel of the Muslim community. According to a survey reported in the Scotsman, 24 percent of Muslims in Britain (I never describe them as “British Muslims”) believe the July 2005 London bombings were justified. Imagine that. Not only do these Muslims in Britain support terrorism against Britain, they’re not afraid to say so openly to a pollster! The unchangeable fact is that wherever there is a sizable Muslim community there will be a very large number of terror supporters and therefore—inevitably—actual terrorists as well.
This is our future, FOREVER, unless we stop Muslim immigration and initiate a steady out-migration of Muslims from the West until their remaining numbers are a small fraction of what they are now and there are no true believers among the ones that remain. Travelers from Muslim countries must be tightly restricted as well. Muslims must be essentially locked up inside the Muslim lands, with only carefully screened individuals allowed into the non-Muslim world.
The enemy are among us, in America, in Britain, in the West, and will remain so until we remove them from the West and indeed from the entire non-Muslim world. As extreme as this sounds, it is a no-brainer. There is no other solution. All other responses to this problem add up to meaningless hand-wringing. The hand-wringing will go on FOREVER, along with the terrorist attacks and the threat of terrorist attacks, until we take the ONLY STEPS that can actually and permanently end the threat.
Karen writes from England:
That is a good article. This disaster is going to cause massive disruption at a peak holiday time and major economic problems. Just imagine how much money the airlines are going to lose as well as the damage to the local economy. The Government needs to take firm action against this and ban all Moslems from flying and from working in airports. Their exclusion will allow our continued safety and ease of travel. As long as they are permitted to travel freely, we have a huge and intolerable threat which will cripple the economy.A typical uncomprehending patriotic L-dotter comments on the foiled terrorist attack:
Reply 35—Posted by: AppleAnnie, 8/10/2006 6:28:32 AMFirst, she thinks that Bush and Blair are seeking to “eliminate” the enemy. They’re doing nothing of the kind. For example, Bush is looking for a way to get out of Iraq and leave the Iraqis dealing with the terror insurgency. He’s managing the terror threat, not trying to destroy it.
Second, she thinks that managing terrorism in the Mideast protects America from terrorists. The fact that Muslims continue to pour into the West—and one quarter of Muslims in Britain openly support terrorism against Britain—doesn’t occur to her.
Third, she thinks that capturing terrorists in the West proves that we should keep our forces in Iraq.
An Indian living in the West writes:
I thought that was an excellent post which really got to the heart of it—the heart of the issue in the most lucid language. I have sent it to almost everyone I know (liberal and conservative alike).
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 10, 2006 07:04 AM | Send