French police have arrested a suspect in the knife attack on a French soldier. The suspect is 22 year old male "fairly recently converted to Islam." The attack in a Paris suburb recalls the recent beheading of an English soldier in the London suburb of Woolwich, where the attacker, again, appears to have been a recent convert to Islam.
Meanwhile, authorities in France and the UK are insisting that it would be wrong to speak of Jihad, radical Islam, etc. French Interior Minister Manual Walls cautioned against drawing hasty conclusions: "We need to know more about his motives, his background, his family environment." What about his eating habits and musical preferences?
In Britain, good old Dave Cameron has succeeded in outweaseling George W and his even more musteline successor. The Woolwich murder, he declares, is "a betrayal Islam and of the Muslim communities who [sic] give so much to Britain There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act."
The African convert and decapitator does not agree. Film shows him shouting, "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you."
Whom are we to believe, George W, Barry O, and Honest Dave--none of whom knows anything about Islam--or the homicidal maniacs who have converted to the "religion of peace." We know why marginalized young males are converting to Islam. It is not just the promise of polygenous erotic bliss both here and in the hereafter: It is the justification of homicidal violence. They convert to the religion of war because they want an excuse to kill, but no prominent politician in Britain or America will speak the truth, much less take one little step to protect their peoples.
In a desperate attempt to outdo Cameron, former MI5 chief , Dame Stella Rimington has instructed her fellow citizens to spy on their neighbors--and not just their Muslim neighbors--of they suspect them of plotting hate crimes. In an interview with the Telegraph, made the comparison with WWII:
“The community has the responsibility to act as the eyes and ears, as they did during the war … where there were all these posters up saying the walls have ears and the enemy is everywhere...There have often been indications in the community, whether it’s Muslim or anywhere else, that people are becoming extremists and spouting hate phrases.”
So, when Muslims murder policemen, prison guards, and ordinary people minding their own business, they are just as bad as the men in the bar who mutter in their beers that something has to be done.
But this is not at all like WWII. During the war, Churchill did not make Britain a safe haven for Nazi agents or disgruntled brownshirts. (I can only imagine the application made by homosexual SA members who had a reasonable fear of persecution after the Night of the Long Knives.)
If there is a war in the UK, it is a war in which ordinary British people are being attacked and murdered by a coalition of Muslims imported by the political leadership of both parties.
Christian (and postChristian and Jewish) Americans are lower than helots. We pay our taxes to a government that imports masses of violent aliens from South of the border and coddles Third World Islamic immigrants whose religion, on any fair and honest reading, instructs them to murder whom they cannot subjugate.
Thomas Fleming is the former editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of The Politics of Human Nature, Montenegro: The Divided Land, and The Morality of Everyday Life, named Editors' Choice in philosophy by Booklist in 2005. He is the coauthor of The Conservative Movement and the editor of Immigration and the American Identity. He holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Rockford Institute, he taught classics at the University of Miami of Ohio, served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, and was headmaster at the Archibald Rutledge Academy. He has been published in, among others, The Spectator (London), Independent on Sunday (London), Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, National Review, Classical Journal, Telos, and Modern Age. He and his wife, Gail, have four children and four grandchildren.