Europe: Suicide by Jihad


EU Multicultural Effect

Author Guy Millière writes about how European leaders are killing Europe by a suicidal policy of promoting Multicultural diversity as a new cultural era that is destroying a European cultural heritage that has a foundation of a couple thousand years of building blocks.

 

In essence Islamic culture is stuck in the days of its founder Mohammed and Europe (as all influenced Western culture) has moved from intolerant politics to tolerant representative government (for the most part). Islam is stuck in a 7th century mindset and Europe – for all its current plusses and minuses – is at a 21st century stage. As Islam is allowed to infect Europe with Islamic 7th century thinking, it will be inevitable that a return to an intolerant ruling political principle will return to Europe. If allowed to continue Europe will experience its second Dark Ages – all thanks to Islam.

 

As you read Millière’s essay, you should think of some similarities America is even now in the beginning stages of experiencing under the Multicultural guidance of President Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic Party. In my God! A significant amount pro-Dem Party voters are seriously considering to have a bald-faced liar or an open prominent of socialism! AND there is actually a statistical possibility that American voters will select a liar or a socialist (or both for that matter) as the President of the United States of America ensuring a likelihood of a European-style cultural regression.

 

JRH 4/16/16

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Europe: Suicide by Jihad

 

By Guy Millière

April 16, 2016 5:00 am

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  • In the last two decades, Belgium has become the hub of jihad in Europe. The district of Molenbeek in Brussels is now a foreign Islamist territory in the heart of Belgium. It is not, however, a lawless zone: sharia law has effectively replaced Belgian law.

 

  • One of the organizers of the Paris bombings, Salah Abdeslam, was able to live peacefully in Molenbeek for four months until police decided to arrest him. Belgian police knew exactly where he was, but did nothing until French authorities asked them to. After his arrest, he was treated as a petty criminal. Police did not ask him anything about the jihadist networks with which he worked. Officers who interrogated him were ordered to be gentle. The people who hid him were not indicted.

 

  • Europe’s leaders disseminated the idea that the West was guilty of oppressing Muslims. They therefore sowed the seeds of anti-Western resentment among Muslims in Europe.

 

  • Hoping to please followers of radical Islam and show them Europe could understand their “grievances,” they placed pressure on Israel. When Europeans were attacked, they did not understand why. They had done their best to please the Muslims. They had not even harassed the jihadists.

 

The March 22 jihadist attacks in Brussels were predictable. What is surprising is that they did not take place sooner. What is also surprising is that more people were not killed. It seems that the authors of the attacks had larger projects in mind; they wanted to attack a nuclear power plant. Others may succeed in doing just that.

 

In the last two decades, Belgium has become the hub of jihad in Europe. The district of Molenbeek in Brussels is now a foreign Islamist territory in the heart of Belgium. It is not, however, a lawless zone: sharia law has effectively replaced Belgian law. Almost all the women wear veils or burqas; those who do not take risks. Drug trafficking and radical mosques are everyplace. The police stay outside and intervene only in cases of extreme emergency, using military-like commando operations. Other areas of Belgium, such as Shaerbeek and Anderlecht have the same status as Molenbeek.

 

The Belgian authorities have allowed the situation to deteriorate. The situation in the country now is virtually equivalent to a surrender.

 

They seemed to hope that willful blindness and accepting the unacceptable would permit the country to be spared. It did not.

 

The attack on Belgium’s Jewish Museum on May 24, 2014 should have served as a warning. It did not. That “only” Jews were the target led the Belgian government to underestimate the threat. The jihadi who wanted to kill passengers on train from Amsterdam to Paris, on August 21, 2015, prepared his attack in Brussels. That three American heroes neutralized him before he could start shooting again led the Belgian government to think the danger was not large.

 

The jihadis who struck Paris on November 13, 2015 had also organized their attacks from Molenbeek, but the blood was not spilled in Belgium. Belgian authorities perhaps assumed that Belgium would be spared. They spoke of “imminent danger” for a day or so, but never increased security.

 

One of the organizers of the Paris bombings, Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted terrorist criminal, was able to live peacefully in Molenbeek for four months until police decided to arrest him. Belgian police knew exactly where he was, but did nothing until French authorities asked them to. After his arrest, he was treated as a petty criminal, not a jihadi terrorist. Police did not ask him anything concerning the jihadist networks with which he worked. Because he was hurt during police operations, officers who interrogated him were ordered to be gentle. The people who agreed to hide him for so long were not considered suspects and were not indicted.

 

The Brussels jihadist attacks took place two days later.

 

Despite the worst attacks on Belgium soil since World War II, Belgian authorities do not seem ready to change their behavior.

 

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (left) - Philippe Moureaux (right)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (left), one of the planners of the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, was — like many terrorists in Europe — from Molenbeek, Belgium. Philippe Moureaux (right) was mayor of Molenbeek for 20 years, thanks to his alliance with radical Islamists.

 

After the attacks, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel denounced “violent and cowardly acts” and stressed his “determination,” without saying what he intended to do. He did not speak of the necessity of changing the Belgian laws to make them more effective. He did not mention any enemy. He never used words such as “jihad” or “radical Islam.”

 

He behaved and talked as most of his European counterparts did. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls used more courageous words and said many times he is fighting “radical jihad” and “Islamism.” The French parliament passed laws allowing what is still impossible in Belgium: police searches at night. But France stands alone, and effectively the situation in France is no better than in Belgium. Islamist enclaves exists in many suburbs. Whole cities are controlled by thugs and radical imams: cities such as Roubaix, Trappes, Aubervilliers and Sevran in the northeast of Paris.

 

Islamist enclaves also exist in other European countries: Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

European leaders have been making choices. After World War II, they decided Europe would be a region of the world where war would be banished and all problems solved through diplomacy and appeasement. They gradually abandoned financing defense and security activities. Instead, they built welfare states. They thought that taking care of people from cradle to grave would suppress anger and conflicts. They denied the existence of totalitarian dangers and the necessity of showing strength. To this day, their statements indicate that European leaders think both the Berlin Wall and the Soviet empire fell thanks to the benevolence of Mikhail Gorbachev, not thanks to the determination of Ronald Reagan. To this day, they seem to think that Islam is essentially a religion of peace and that the jihadis belong to a tiny, marginal sect.

 

Decades ago, Europe’s leaders adopted a general policy of “openness” to the Islamic world in general, and the Arab world in particular. They decided to welcome migrants from the Muslim world by hundreds of thousands but without asking them to integrate. They made cultural relativism and multiculturalism their guiding principles. They acted as if Islam could mingle in the Western world harmoniously and without difficulty. Europe’s leaders disseminated the idea that the West was guilty of oppressing Muslims and had to pay for its sins. They therefore sowed the seeds of anti-Western resentment among Muslims in Europe.

 

When in the Muslim world jihadis started to kill, Europe’s leaders wanted to believe that the attacks would take place in the Muslim world only. They thought that by not interfering with what European jihadis were planning, they would not risk jihadi attacks on European soil.

 

When Jews were attacked, Europe’s leaders decided that the problem was not jihad, but Israel. They stressed the need not to “export Middle East conflict in Europe.” Hoping to please followers of radical Islam and show them Europe could understand their “grievances,” they placed increasing pressure on Israel. They also increased their financial and political support for the “Palestinian cause.”

 

When Europeans were attacked, they did not understand why. They had done their best to please the Muslims. They had not even harassed the jihadists. They still do not know how to react.

 

Many of them now say privately what they will never say in public: it is probably too late.

 

There are six to eight million Muslims in France, and more than thirty million in Western Europe. Hundreds of jihadis are trained and ready to act — anytime, anyplace. European intelligence services know that they want to make “dirty bombs.” Surveys show that tens of thousands of Muslims living in Europe approve of jihadi attacks in Europe. Millions of Muslims living in Europe keep silent, behave as if they see nothing and hear nothing, and protest only when they think they have to defend Islam.

 

European political leaders know that every decision they make may provoke reactions among the Muslims living in Europe. Muslim votes matter. Riots occur easily. In France, Belgium, other European countries, Islamists are present in the army and police forces. In the meantime, Islamist organizations recruit and Islamic lobbies gain ground.

 

European governments are now hostages. The European media are also hostages.

 

In most European countries, “Islamophobia” is considered a crime — and any criticism of Islam may be considered “Islamophobic.” People trying to warn Europe, such as the Dutch MP Geert Wilders, despite an apparently biased judge and forged documents against him, are now on trial.

 

Books on radical Islam are still published but surrounded by silence. Books praising the glory of Islam are in every bookstore. When Bat Ye’or’s Eurabia was published in Europe, she was denounced and received hundreds of death threats. Bruce Bawer’s While Europe Slept, published in the U.S., was not even available in Europe. Ten years later, the situation is worse.

 

Political movements expressing anger and concerns are rising. All are demonized by political power holders and the media. They have almost no chance of gaining more influence.

 

Populations are gnawed by fear, frustration and impotence. They are looking for answers, but cannot find them. A few hours after the attacks on Brussels, a man on Belgian television said that Europe is on the verge of suicide.

 

Europe looks like a dying civilization. European governments created a situation that can only lead to more attacks, more massacres, and maybe unspeakable disasters. Europe’s leaders continue to react with speeches and a few police operations.

 

If some European governments decided to restore their abolished borders, it could take years, and most European leaders would probably disagree with such a policy. Meanwhile, millions more “migrants” will enter Europe, and among them many more jihadis. In spite of the mayhem created in Germany by “migrants” who arrived in 2015, Angela Merkel said she would not change her decisions. No Western European government dared to disagree with her, except Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a lone voice of dissent.

 

In Brussels, as in Paris earlier, people gathered where the attacks took place. They brought candles and flowers to mourn the victims. They sang sentimental songs. They cried. There were no shouts of revolt against jihad. Members of the Belgian government called on the Belgian people to avoid reactions of violence, and declared that Muslims are the main victims of terrorism.

 

In Europe’s near future, more people will bring candles, flowers and songs to mourn victims. Another two or three jihadists will be arrested. But nothing will be done.

 

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Dr. Guy Millière, a professor at the University of Paris, is the author of 27 books on France and Europe.

 

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Paris: In the Shadow of Terrorism


Justin does a brief run down on the Islamic terrorists in France through the morning of the 16th.

JRH 11/17/15

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Paris: In the Shadow of Terrorism

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 11/16/2015 12:23 PM

I bowed my head in silent prayer when the first reports of another terrorist attack in Paris started trickling across numerous news feeds, like BFM-TV, BBC and the Independent. And today, millions of Americans and the people of Europe are continuing their prayers and support for the victims __ those wounded and murdered __ and their families, with their lives torn asunder by these evil, abominable, horrific and inhuman attacks.

On Friday the 13th 2015, reports started simply as “gunfire reported,” but once report of two explosions at Stade de France arrived, news agencies realized a full blown terrorist attack was underway. AK-47 gunfire erupted at 9:25 pm (2:25 pm CST) at Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding 18 more; but, the first of seven coordinated terror attacks in Paris suburbs, throughout the 10th and 11th Arrondissements (Districts), Boulevard Charonne, Boulevard Voltaire, Rue de Fontaine au Roi, the Louvre Museum and several others, began when a suicide bomber, now known to have made his way to Paris posing as a Syrian refugee, detonated his explosives outside the stadium at 9:20 pm.

Ten months after the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack, the chaos and horror, of the deadliest attack in France since WWII and the deadliest attack in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombing, is seen in the timeline of the reports and the speed of the murderous rampage, after four terrorists burst through the doors of the Bataclan Concert Hall and took control of the crowd watching ‘Eagles of Death Metal’, a California band. From 4:03 pm CST, the tragedy leaped from BBC’s report of “16 killed and 100 held hostage” to Reuters’ report at 4:20 pm CST of 40 dead, 60 wounded and 100 held hostage.

In the aftermath and with vigils being held from London’s Trafalgar Square to France’s Arc de Triomphe, we now know that 89 of the 132 murdered victims were executed one by one in the concert hall, as the terrorists shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “Syria.” Some people hid in the stairwells, one pregnant woman dropped from a second story window and others escaped, like Ginnie Watson, from fire exits. The terrorists did not detonate their suicide bombs until French special forces units stormed the building at 5:25 pm CST (Telegraph). Three more people have since died from their injuries on Sunday November 15th. Ninety were critically injured with 42 still in intensive care, and in total, 352 people were hospitalized.

Louise Dewast, ABC Paris editor, reported hearing “12 loud bangs” as special forces stormed Bataclan. Some of those “bangs” were police concussion grenades and three were the terrorists’ bombs.

BFM-TV’s live pictures illustrated the true horror that was taking place across Paris. Bodies were laying on the sidewalk outside the Petit Cambodge Restaurant. Some of the dead were found in the alley behind Bataclan Concert Hall, having tried to escape as they were being gunned down. And there were police, fire and emergency vehicles and ambulances lining the streets for hundreds of yards, as onlookers shook with fear and grief and anger

By all eyewitnesses’ accounts, the terrorists were well trained, firing and emptying their ammo clips rapidly and reloading quickly numerous times. Government officials and intelligence officers everywhere have stated that making the bombs completely undetected and coordinating multiple attacks by three terrorist teams takes a significant level of sophistication.

Near midnight in France, President Francois Hollande was visibly shaken, as he addressed his countrymen and declared a national state of emergency. He had been attending the soccer game between Germany and France inside the Stade de France, when one of the terrorists detonated his bomb. As the seriousness of the attacks became even more evident, President Hollande also ordered France’s borders closed and the deployment of 1500 French soldiers to secure Paris’s perimeter: A hunt was on for accomplices and cars utilized in this heinous attack.

Standing in front of Bataclan (7:30 pm CST), President Francois Hollande exclaimed, “We are going to fight, and our fight will be merciless …”

Soon after the initial attacks were reported to have ended by BFM-TV around 5:50 pm CST, messages from world leaders started arriving in France:

Prime Minister David Cameron expressed shock and concluded with, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Paris tonight. I will do whatever I can to help.”

President Obama, who had just declared that “ISIS is contained” less than 24 hours earlier, stated, in part, “once again we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians … This is an attack on humanity and the universal values that we share.”

Jans Soltenberg, NATO Secretary General, stated — “I am deeply shocked by the horrific terrorist attacks across Paris tonight. We stand strong and united in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism will never defeat democracy.”

By Sunday, French, Serbian and Greek officials had confirmed that two of the terrorists had traveled from Syria in March and two more in May. One of the stadium bombers was using a Syrian passport in the name of Ahmad Almomohammad that had been used on the Greek island of Leros on October 3rd. Three French nationals were part of the plot, along with one female suicide bomber.

As the attacks were unfolding, James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA, told BBC that the flood of refugees from Syria have made something of this nature much easier to stage and carry out. He concluded, “We [the U.S.] may have to fight this war and fight it much more thoroughly than anyone is right now.”

The AP in Iraq reported that intelligence groups were warned days in advance, and the Islamic State had sent messages through social media giving their blessing to the mission, hinting at the attack 72 hours prior. It is also known that French authorities knew five years ago that one of the terrorists in Friday’s attack, Imael Mostafa Mostefai, a French citizen, had terror ties.

Thankfully, German officials arrested a 51 year old Muslim man with ten automatic weapons and explosives on November 5th near the Austrian border. He was headed for Paris, and he is now being held in Berlin in connection with the Paris attacks.

Wasn’t this information shared across the European Union and in the United States, so security in the free world could be placed on heightened alert?

Why wasn’t France’s security level at “severe”, which indicates a high likelihood of an attack?

Now an eighth terrorist — 26 year old, Belgium born, Salah Abdeslam — is on the run (at this writing) although a police siege was carried out around 8:00 am CST in Molenbeek, Belgium, because police mistakenly thought they had him cornered; Brahim Abdeslam, his brother, and six other terrorists killed themselves the night of the attacks. Unrecognized at the time, Salah actually managed to slip through one checkpoint on Saturday near the Belgium border. Also, Mohammed Abdeslam, another brother, and several family members have been arrested in Brussels.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Intelligence officials have named Abdelhammad Abaaoud as the suspected mastermind; Ahmed Almohammad and Sami Amimour are named as two of the bombers. The Islamic State also warns that other nations conducting airstrikes in Syria can expect the same sort of attacks.

One hundred sixty-eight raids were conducted late last night (the 15th) and early Monday morning in Paris, Calaise, Lyon and on the Belgian border. Twenty-three arrests have been made, with 104 more under house arrest, as more rifles and rocket launchers have been found. And a Belgian police operation is also ongoing in Molenbeek, a Brussels suburb.

Saturday, a Frenchman wheeled a piano to the Bataclan and started playing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. The West Point football team waved the French flag, and from New York to Sydney to London, national buildings like the World Trade Center, the Tower Bridge and Belfast City Hall were lit in France’s red, white and blue colors to show unity with France and many nations’ heartfelt sympathy and sorrow for the victims and their families.

As the Bells of Notre Dame ring out this morning (the 16th), we pray and we prepare for war. We stand in the shadow of the attacks on France and we stand on the ramparts, as we defend freedom and liberty against the islamofascists of the world. We hear the words of “La Marseillaise”, the French national anthem, sung loudly and proudly today across France and those nations standing united with her, and we have come to understand that the spirit of humanity and God is greater than any terrorist act or group of terrorists can ever be.

By Justin O Smith

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Editing by John R. Houk

 

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