Tag Archives: Islamic terrorism

Religion of Peace Strikes Again

Suspected Orlando gunman identified, has ‘some connection to ISIS’

Mass shootings and other acts of domestic terrorism have surged under Obama:

Possible reasons include the exceptionally polarizing nature of the Obama administration, which provokes extremists. Also, Obama’s softness on terrorism and affinity to Islam.

As I alluded to yesterday, Islamic terrorism is the greatest threat to civilization right now, not global warming or other natural disasters.

As for 2016 predictions, ‘another mass shooting’ can be checked off. It certainty won’t be the last.

Maybe those on the ‘alt right’ (yes Vox Day) should not be so quick to dismiss Dawkins, Pinker, and Harris, who are right about Islam. Atheist vs. Christian ideological wars are meaningless when Islamic terrorism seeks to destroy all.

The Daily View: Turkey, Isolationism, & Islam

How to Carve a Turkey – Begin with Airstrikes.

This Thanksgiving, it looks like the biggest turkey of all is Turkey, for f-ing up big time in striking down that Russian warplane. For those who want to bet against Turkey’s continued economic decline, short TUR. Things are going to get worse. That’s what happens when you have a low-IQ country where incompetence isn’t punished.

In the years following the second Bush administration, isolationism has become popular among the right, but after some consideration, I realize it may be bad policy.

Isolationism ‘protects’ those who have nothing to lose. Businesses that have foreign customers don’t want war to breakout, and then policy makers to do nothing as the economy falls apart. People with property don’t want their homes and businesses devastated by terrorists.

If you want to ‘focus on the economy’, that means protecting foreign economic interests. If major trade partners are engaged in war, it will have economic ramifications in America.

Some say if we ‘pull out’ and cut ties to Israel, Islamic terrorism will go away.

Radicalized Islam (which is tautology) has claimed far more lives, caused much more destruction than radicalized Christianity – the ‘kill count’ is not even close. Islam comes way ahead.

It’s not just about Israel – Muslims attack all over the world, from Spain, to France, and even Australia. They will even attack other Muslims who aren’t radicalized enough. Just take a look at a list of recent Islamist terrorist attacks, modern causalities in Islam’s endless war against the ‘infidel’ going as far back as the first millennium. Only some of them involve territory of Israel and Palestine. The belief Muslims are going to stop terrorizing because we adopt isolationism, is delusional. The ‘neo atheist’ movement, which includes Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, is right its criticism of Islam as being an affront to Western civilization, intellectual discourse, and fundamental human rights.

The biggest problem with isolationism is that it relegates America to the role of defense, allowing the enemy to buildup with impunity and keep striking over and over. Just because we adopt isolationism, doesn’t mean our enemies will. If we’re going to spend all this money on the military, may as well use it. Right now, with the recent terrorist attacks on France the, tide may be turning against isolationism. France’s response of airstrikes against Isis was met with much approval by the right. Isolationism doesn’t work with Islamic terror. You have to treat it like an infestation and get rid of it. When a building is on fire, do you just wait for the fire to go out? No, you marshal the fire department to put it out; otherwise, it spreads and gets worse.

Also, proactive foreign policy and border control need not be mutually exclusive.

But now, on another tangent, why does the left love Islam? It boils down to to Hobbes and Rousseau, both of whom believe the natural state of man is savagery, which is a view also shared by many on the welfare left. The welfare left believe the world is doomed because of institutional ‘racism’, technology, capitalism, and wealth inequality, so the left’s natural ideological ally is Islam, because Islam wants to bring the world back to its natural, egalitarian, ‘noble’ savage state, liberated from ‘racism’, technology, wealth inequality, and other ‘ills’ of modern Western Civilization. Like Hobbes, the welfare left has a very pessimistic view of human nature.

Thoughts on France

Sigh…more terrorism by Muslims in France…not the first time, and probably won’t be the last.

Trump: Paris Attacks ‘Much Different’ If France Had More Guns

Not so sure about this. It’s not like everyone is armed and clairvoyant of an impending attack, especially not attendees of a concert. Terrorists, after all, have the advantage of striking first. If someone parks a car full of explosives and detonates it, how will guns stop that? Or someone wearing a suicide vest? Islamic terrorism can’t be thwarted with the same methods you would use to thwart, say, a burglar or a blank robber.

A commenter on Free Republic shares a similar sentiment:

I have carried for over 20 years and there is no doubt a firearm can be used to minimize a mass shooting or idiot with a knife, but look at the history of Israel. The most effective attacks have generally involved explosives and they are the hardest to stop.

Again, denying jihad Johnny access to the target via immigration is the most foolproof way of preventing this. I don’t take anything away from the 2nd Amendment, but our focus must be on defensive immigration policies.

Another problem is psychology – when ambushed by automatic weapons, I imagine the natural response for most people is to flee, not shoot back. Hypothetically, if some people in the concert were armed and had the bravery to not flee, they could have gotten some shots in, but this makes a lot of generous assumptions.

Terrorists and spree shooters target masses of people, with no respect for their own lives or the lives of others, whereas robbers want loot. In the former, it makes the situation much more deadly and unpredictable. I can’t even begin to conceptualize, beyond fear, what would go through someone’s mind in such an event.

The solution is better security, which includes racial profiling and immigration restrictions. I support the right to carry, but let’s not pretend it’s a panacea for Islamic terrorism.

From Return of Kings: France Allows Large Muslim Population, Rewarded With Most Sophisticated Terrorist Attacks Since 9/11

America has a much smaller Muslim population percentage-wise than France (1% vs. 5-10%), but that didn’t stop 911.

Why didn’t the Islamist terrorist attacks occur in a Muslim-free place like Poland?

Maybe security. France may have been an easier target. I don’t think Muslim terrorists care how many other Muslims live there (after all, Muslims commit terror against other Muslims); they care more about visibility (media coverage after attack) and probability of success.

One reason why France (and much of Europe) is susceptible to Islamic terrorism is because, unlike America, there are no natural geographic barriers with the Middle East. Also because of its culture that goes back many centuries – France is like a global hub that attracts both the good and bad, whereas other countries tend to be more insular and less eclectic. France was the intellectual breeding ground for most despots of the last century, many of whom such as Solath Sar (Pol Pot) studied there and returned to their home countries to apply those teachings with not so nice results.

From The Reformed Broker: The Market’s Response to Crisis

The historical evidence says to Buy the dip after periods of crisis.

Solidarity is Useless. France doesn’t need our solidarity; it needs to get its shit together.

Other examples of stupidity, those who say this is France’s ’911′, what happens if there is a worse attack, which would not shock me given Europe’s emasculated leadership. Does that become the new ’911′?