“Muslims Fear Backlash from Tomorrow’s Terror Attack”


Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn
Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn

The best lines at this site are provided by readers. The finest of all those lines came from Jim Treacher in 2005, when he’d sometimes drop by here under the name Angus Jung.

Mark Steyn, who knows brilliance when he sees it, celebrated Jim’s perfect headline parody anew yesterday during an appearance on Fox News with Tucker Carlson:


Here’s NBC’s post-NYC attack headline, which is essentially identical to Jim’s 2005 mockery:

  CAIR whines: why is that some people want to define us by that ‘deranged monster’

 Could it be that they are all deranged monsters?

On Wednesday night I kept my midweek date with Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss the politico-media framing of the latest Islamic terror attack. From Media-ite:

On Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn slammed NBC News for a headline they put out hours after the terrorist attack in New York City.

That’s because their stupid headline was ringing twelve-year-old bells. But Media-ite pretended to be shocked by my objection to it:

“NBC’s headline is actually saying, ‘We care more about a hypothetical attack on Muslims that never comes, we care more about that than, say, for example the five dead Argentines being scraped off the pavement in lower Manhattan,'” Steyn said. “And that is actually a narcissistic and decadent intrusion upon the real news story…

“I don’t know where they are having dinner tonight, but let’s say Cuomo and De Blasio, whatever restaurant you are in- if you walked in and yelled “Allahu akbar,” they would dive under the table like everybody else,” Steyn insisted. “They understand the distinction but they are committed to framing this issue in a way that assures there will never be strategic clarity about what is going on.”

I thought Governor Cuomo’s remarks about New Yorkers’ “resilience” – for going to work and going to school today – in particularly poor taste when five Argentines are going home in coffins. The dead had been enjoying a 30th anniversary school reunion, so the slaughter has not only blown a hole in their friends’ future but also in their past, in all the school reunions to come with the classmates who aren’t there.

Nevertheless, Cuomo is just applying the same repulsive strategy seen in Paris and London and Manchester, dignifying as “resilience” what is really an enfeebled passivity no better than the Eloi in H G Wells’ The Time Machine, who even as their neighbors are stolen by the Morlocks in the night forget them instantly and gather in the dawn to dance and arrange flowers as if nothing has happened. Free peoples need to recover some righteous anger, or they will lose their futures – and deserve to.

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4 thoughts on ““Muslims Fear Backlash from Tomorrow’s Terror Attack””

  1. It’s a well worn theory that attack is the best form of defence. It’s well worn because it works. Don’t discuss the issues. Islam is sure to lose on that basis. It’s better to play the victim game and then attack anyone who says different. Never let the facts get in the way. For sure, applaud anyone who remains a spectator in this war and vilify anyone who questions the PC narrative. There is no nobility in being a passive victim. Sure, Muslims kill other Muslims. Murder is in their DNA. No infidels nearby? Kill someone else. For sure Americans kill each other in tens of thousands. That does not justify Muslims adding to the body count. The victims are real people, not statistics. Maybe it will change when a senior political figure loses a family member. I’m not holding my breath. The cosseted, highly protected and seemingly out of touch political class are pretty safe. I hope they are studying the Koran. They’ll need to be up to speed when Islam takes over.

  2. Re: ” the Eloi in H G Wells’ The Time Machine, who even as their neighbors are stolen by the Morlocks in the night forget them instantly and gather in the dawn to dance and arrange flowers as if nothing has happened.”

    That’s exactly what they do these days, with their “vigils!”


    And, Re: “Feeling virtuous about diversity is more important than your safety” because “diversity” really only means:

    “We demand there be less white people!”

  3. My story with Islam

    What was the immediate reason that made me leave Islam?
    The immediate reason is that when I read the Koran, I realized that” according to this book, all Muslims are destined to go to Hell.

    Following is the evidence:
    The verse (Sura 19:71-72) says:
    “There will be no one of you who will not enter it (Hell).
    This was an inevitable decree of your Lord.
    Afterwards he may save some of the pious, God-fearing Muslims out of the burning fire.”

    Or as it is translated more literally:
    No one of you there is, but he shall go down to it; That for thy Lord is a thing decreed, determined. Then We shall deliver those that were god-fearing; and the evildoers We shall leave there, hobbling on their knees.
    — Sura 19:71-72
    This verse tells clearly that all Muslims [everybody] will go to Hell, (inevitable, decreed, determined) and only some of them will eventually be rescued from Hell, while others will be left there forever.
    Obviously, it cannot be that all go through hell (Sura 19:71) and that martyrs go directly to paradise, being spared hell, and “they live (present tense), finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord.”

    Lord Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life”.
    Follow Lord Jesus and you will not lose your way.

    (gemoflightsisters@gmail.com) and (norminallah@gmail.com)

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