Germany inaugurates suicide bomber hotline
I said in the previous entry that existence is mental. As we are reminded in this entry, existence is also parodic. Which doesn’t necessarily mean that the hot line discussed in the attached news story is not a rational idea. Think of the almost never mentioned planned suicide bombing in the New York City subways in 1996 by Muslims living in Brooklyn, which was prevented from occurring only because one of the gang got cold feet a few days before the bombing was scheduled and went to the police.
James P. writes:
Outreach, therapy, and telephone hotlines can solve even the most intractable problems—in liberal fantasyland!James P. writes:
LA replies:” … the primary goal of HATIF is to prevent violence in the name of Islam.”Can you do this without preventing Islam itself? Experience suggests no.
It would have to be granted that some incidents of jihad violence might be prevented. But if the German police and government think that domestic Islamic violence as such can be prevented by this program, then I agree with you that they are living in liberal fantasyland. The only sure way to prevent all Islamic violence in the West is to remove all believing Muslims from the West—as I have been stating in increasingly specific terms since May 2004, and in general terms since September 11, 2001.
I do have to say though that I am stunned! A European country taking the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously? Am I reading this right? Maybe we are not in Kansas any more. Liberal fantasy land to some extent for sure, but a step in the direction of admitting there is in fact a danger. Now if we could just get those Dutch police to train and practice with their weapons I would think real progress was being made.LA replies:
Well, even the ultra politically correct countries of western Europe are concerned about Islamic terrorism and have active police programs aimed at investigating and stopping it, so I’m not sure that this suicide bomber hotline represents anything essentially new.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 19, 2010 11:55 PM | Send