Multiculti pipedreams shattered:
Sympathizers of the militant group hail the attack as a reaction to Belgium’s “war” on religion.
Amman (AFP) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini broke down in tears Tuesday after talking about the deadly attacks in Brussels, cutting short a news conference in Jordan.
The bombings marked “a very sad day for Europe as Europe and its capital is suffering the same pain that this region has known and knows every single day,” she said, speaking alongside Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.
Mogherini said it was already clear that the blasts at Brussels airport and a metro station near the EU headquarters were attacks that resulted from radicalisation, and called for European and Middle Eastern leaders to work together to tackle the scourge.
“We are still waiting for more precise news on the dynamics of the attacks in Brussels but it is quite clear the roots of the pain we are suffering around our region are very much the same,” she said.
“We are united in not only suffering… but also reacting to these acts and preventing radicalisation and violence together.
“Being here together is the most powerful message of strength and friendship among our people that we can pass to those who would like to divide us,” she said.
“I will stop here. You will understand this. Today is a difficult day,” Mogherini added after speaking for several minutes, her voice wavering.
The former Italian foreign minister then became visibly overcome with emotion, prompting Judeh to cut short his own remarks and comfort Mogherini before escorting her from the room.
At least 21 people were killed in the triple blasts in the Belgian capital, which came days after the dramatic arrest by Brussels police of Salah Abdeslam — the prime suspect in Paris attacks claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 130 people in November.
Not doing more to destroy the Islamic State is looking more catastrophic by the day:
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for co-ordinated attacks in Brussels, Belgium’s capital, which have left up to 35 people dead and about 190 wounded. A pair of bombings at Brussels airport at 8am local time (6pm Tuesday AEDT) were followed by a third bombing, at one of the city’s railway stations.
But here’s the near-insoluble danger: Brussels now has up to 300,000 Muslims. It is the biggest Muslim city in the European Union. A poll two years ago found 16 per cent of young Belgian Muslims found terrorism acceptable. Terrorist networks responsible for the Paris slaughter and yesterday’s attacks in Belgium have enough supporters to hide in Brussels for months without detection or betrayal.
Europe opened its gates and now cannot eject the hostile culture it so foolishly admitted. The future for Belgium is clear: there will be more terrorism attacks.
And for Europe the illegal immigrant crisis has become even more dangerous. There is not just the threat of 1 million illegal immigrants a year to deal with but the increasing fear and hostility of Europeans. Weak leadership has left some European cities at the risk of a kind of civil war between Muslims and non-believers.
Edwin Bakker, director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counter Terrorism at Leiden University in The Hague, said with the highest number per capita of extremists travelling to and from Syria, Belgium seemed to have lost control of the problem.
“Apparently the intelligence position is not good enough to find these people or even to find the most wanted terrorist in Europe,” he said of Abdeslam, the Belgian-born French suspect who was arrested on Friday after a four-month manhunt.
“It took them several months and this guy was not hiding on his own…
“The events of today increase both worries about the intelligence position of Belgian authorities as well as how many supporters there are.
“They’re not that amateuristic either. These support groups are a big worry and in some countries they run in the hundreds if not the thousands and that’s too many for the authorities to monitor.”
Europe has tipped over the line between too few to worry about and too many to resist. Where is Australia?
After years of persecution for warning of this, Geert Wilders says there will come worse:
Dutch Party For Freedom (PVV) leader and prominent counter-Islamist campaigner Geert Wilders … has lamented it is just the beginning of growing Islamist violence.
Mr. Wilders said: “I fear that we ain’t seen nothing yet. According to Europol 3,000 to 5,000 European jihadists, who went to Syria to fight in the ranks of IS and similar terrorist groups, have meanwhile returned to Western Europe. Some of them hid among the hundreds of thousands of Islamic asylum seekers that entered Europe from Asia and Africa.
“Two of last November’s terrorist in Paris had fought in Syria. So had the terrorist who, last August, attempted to attack the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. So had the two terrorists who, in January 2015, massacred the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo. So had the terrorist who, in May 2014, shot four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels”.
Belgian police have recently said at least 90 returned fighters from the Islamic State are living at liberty in Brussels, many of them in the infamous Molenbeek neighbourhood.
Controversial Liberal backbencher Cory Bernardi says Islam is responsible for a growing global problem and “mealy-mouthed” politicians who say otherwise are wrong…
“I imagine it will only be a matter of time before the first mealy-mouthed, cultural-relativist politician will say religion has nothing to do with these most recent attacks,” Senator Bernardi writes in his “weekly dose of common sense” email.
“They are wrong, but it is the inconvenient truth that too few are brave enough to confront.” Senator Bernardi denies he is “picking on the Muslims” but says the West alone can’t fix the problem.
Only the Muslim population can “reject, refute and reform Islam”.
“They also need to lend their support to an open discussion about the problem and the solution without the cacophony of abuse that inevitably follows questioning Islam.”
Action needed. No more BS:
I’m completely over Leftist publications promoting meaningless expressions of sympathy for the latest victims of some Islamist atrocity rather than promoting solutions.
Forget this seeming good. The time is to do it.
Instead, the Sydney Morning Herald adores this twee sentimentality:
And The Age preferred to wring its hands as the West refused to rescue hundreds of Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. It satisfied its conscience by promoting instead a smug “bringbackourgirls” Twitter sensation:
The Leftist pieties and romantic falsehoods must end. Take this extraordinary ad from the Brussels tourism department two months ago:
VisitBrussels, the city’s tourism department, crafted the #CallBrussels campaign in an effort to disassociate the city with Islamic terror after residents were linked to the November, 2015, Paris attacks and other extremist plots.
As part of the campaign, VisitBrussels set up telephones across the city and invited people to call them in order to speak with Brussels passersby…
“After Brussels was linked to terror plots, the international media portrayed the city as a warzone,” the ad said. “We wanted to change this perception with an honest answer.”
The ad then shows interactions with (supposedly) random Belgians, who assure callers the city is completely safe.
A more rational reaction and plan for action:
Here are 10 steps to start with.
First: close the borders to mass immigration from the Muslim third world.
Second: expel illegal immigrants.
Third: end multicultural programs.
Fourth: defend, not destroy, Western values. Challenge the self-hatred preached in universities and end the war on Christianity.
Fifth: allow more free speech, and especially that which criticises hostile faiths.
Sixth: deport foreign hate preachers and let them exercise their free speech at home.
Seventh: help refugees where they are, and not by bringing them here.
Eighth: do more to destroy terrorism centres overseas, whether the Islamic State, Boko Haram or al Qaeda.
Ninth: end the police and media censorship over race-based and faith-based crime. Let people know the truth.
Tenth: stop demonising all critics of Islam as racists or bigots. Scrap the laws used to prosecute them.
Vote Australian Liberty Alliance!