“The world is spinning dangerously out of control. The headlines blur into one another, feeding the sense of a world in chaos. The war in Syria bleeds into the refugee crisis. The refugees’ march into Europe boosts politicians on the nationalist right. The truck attack in France is followed by the shooting of police in Louisiana. Then it’s a man with an axe on a train in Germany. On Friday, it was a shooting at a mall in Munich. “Brexit” in the United Kingdom is knocked from the top of the news by a putsch attempt in Turkey,” writes Mark Mackinnon.
Then we have deadly machete attack by Syrian refugee in Germany kills one and injures two others yesterday on Sunday. Also over the weekend, least one dead and 12 injured in suicide bomb attack at German wine bar. Last week ISIS claims responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Kabul that kills 80, and leaves 300 injured.
If there ever was fuel for the rapid shift to the right in Europe, we have liquid nitrogen being ignited with each attack. Islamic terrorists are coming out of the woodworks. “Now with an attack striking the country on its day of liberation, a day that commemorates the start of the French Revolution, the people of France may once again decide to revolt against the ruling elite that continues to ignore their concerns,” writes Sputnik News.
The governments of the West are playing games with their public and the police are cooperating. As with the Orlando attack in the U.S., the German police are not rushing to call these attacks “terrorism” because the perpetrators are Muslim. If someone is using the terror of violence to stage executions in public – what else do you call it? We do not see any of these Muslim perpetrators in these Western attacks targeting or attacking any of the members of the Muslim community but the last thing most mainstream politicians want to acknowledge is a war of civilizations that is threatening to take the West down in a firestorm of terrorism.
Stopping the rain of terrorism of course would be a great accomplishment. It is impossible though because much of what the Western world has built has been shameful and destructive. However, living with the truth of Western ugliness does not preclude some sense of logic. We cannot just surrender and let the most violent radical Islamic warriors win.
In Turkey, it is a win for Islam as thousands of Turkey’s coup prisoners ‘raped, starved, and hogtied.’ The world is going mad and there is an Islamic maniac at the helm in Turkey, a Hitler for the 21st century. One of those boys in the above picture could be one of our sons. This is what we are coming to. These are boys, young men; does anyone deserve such treatment?
There is a rain of terrorism hitting the world and it is offering us a true picture of what hell on earth is like. If one is paying attention, one can see that terrorism is heating up though politicians continue as they always do offering little in the way of change. It is the liberal mind in display. Everything is fine, no need to look at anything deeply.
Clinton’s platform is “Things aren’t really bad. I’ll continue along the path we’ve been on.” The economy is running smoothly, all we need is a world war and the neo-liberals will be happy. (In a separate essay, I deal deeply with ‘Liberal States of Mind.’ Lying is one of the most basic forms of terrorism people like to forget that. In yet another essay, ‘Terrorism for Dummies’ we see how deep the rabbit hole goes. The war on drugs was a terrorist war that the Democrats championed until just this year. Western medicine is one of the most insidious forms of terrorism killing more men, woman and children than everyone.)
“When you look at how the US treats its own citizens, it’s less surprising that it is now the central power which terrorizes other nations with war and weaponized drones,” writes Myer Evans. Who is going to stop America? Fortunately, for history such powers end up being their own worst enemy guaranteeing their eventual fall.
No Shari‘a Law in the West – Absolutely Forbidden
If the Western world wants any measure of sanity and peace for itself, it is going to have to outlaw the law of Islam from its countries and be incredibly firm about it. Most politicians do not want us to look deeply at the religious, cultural and legal conflicts between the world of Islam and the peoples of the West.
Shari‘a law is not compatible with the Constitution and Western laws in general. I never thought I would agree with anything Newt Gingrich says but the Former House Speaker has called for all U.S. Muslims to be tested to see if they believe in the Islamic law of Shari‘a. “Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Shari‘a, they should be deported,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “Shari‘a is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Shari‘a, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.” This was said right after the exceptionally nasty terrorist attack in Nice France.
Mary Jo Anderson, a Catholic journalist, agrees with Gingrich saying, “The prevailing false pretense is that “religious fanatics” or “hatred” or “extremists” are the cause of increased assaults. But these are ways of speaking that deliberately avoid identifying the root problem. And this desire not to face the truth will only add to our grief. Some imagine that calling Islamic jihad, a bid for world domination, by its name will incite greater carnage. The evidence confirms the opposite: Failure to identify the ideology of Islamic jihad as the enemy is understood by ISIL as our flight from truth. It has only emboldened the enemy. Political correctness insists on recasting jihad against the West into a fuzzy “hatred” or “extremism.” Why? I would suggest that “extremist” sounds manageable. The truth is more daunting and harder to face: This is a civilizational war, one that we cannot fight without a massive engagement at all levels of our culture – military, political, educational, technical and social.”
Obama on the other hand reiterated support for the United States and France’s Muslim allies, saying that “Islam a religion that teaches peace and justice and compassion.” Seeming to respond Gingrich’s call to deport all Muslims in the U.S. who believe in Shari‘a law, Obama called for solidarity across religions. “In the wake of last night’s attack, we’ve heard more suggestions that more Muslims in America be targeted, tested for their beliefs… The very suggestion is repugnant and affront to everything we stand for as Americans,” the President said. “We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that’s exactly what the terrorists want.”
Obama is off base, probably deliberately so, because of his own Muslim roots. Also because he must not understand the nature of religion, which when taken seriously, always tended through history to bring division not unity. Religious freedom and tolerance border on the absurd in the face of Islamic Jihad.
One cannot go around killing people for crimes punishable by death described in the bible. However, a Muslim man knows that he can rape any woman he wants and get away with it if he knows that there will not be four other men, as eyewitnesses, that will testify against him. With infidel women, Islam is even more permissive.
It just is not going to stop unless we get tough as well as honest about who we, are and what our modern institutions really stand for. There is just too much ugliness in the world, in us. In a world that does not model listening we have what we have, barbarians on the loose and barbarians wearing professional white coats ready, willing and eager to dowse you with toxic poisons (drugs) or nuclear radiation (death and cancer causing rays), charge you a fortune for it, and call it medicine.
We have to change human behavior and attitudes on a deep level to change anything in terms of terrorism. That is a sentence of doom because deep change through ego confrontation is not even on the drawing board for us humans. We have too much terrorism in our modern civilization. Islamic terrorists will take years to gear up to and ever hope to compete with the larger more organized terrorism of medicine, which kills hundreds of thousands of people a year.
Moreover, if we look at the sexual terrorism of rape and child sexual abuse we can be honest with ourselves after all, we can see what a nasty race and civilization we have created with our cherished ideas and religions. Basic problem of humanity—thinking itself better than it is.
Instructions for the FBI
The FBI needs to realize the error of its ways. It had the Orlando shooter in its hands several times and it should have nailed him then. The federal government and the people of the United States (and everywhere else) would be served if all prisoners of drug crimes were released and prisons then would have room for all those who are planning actual harm to our societies and children.
The FBI would go after anyone in force who is caught even thinking of harming the president of the United States or any other high-ranking official of the government. It is against the law to plan an assassination, as it should be.
Years ago, Mateen spoke about becoming a martyr, and watched Islamic State terrorism and propaganda videos. Classmates recall that when the second jumbo jet slammed into the Trade Center’s south tower, the 14-year-old Mateen “started jumping-up-and-down, cheering on the terrorists.”
It needs to be a crime to think and believe in and talk about what terrorists and people like the Orlando shooter do. The only obstacle in this approach is that what we have to do, more or less, is make a religion a crime to practice in its entirety. How is it good to demonize an entire group of people one might easily ask? Well we do not have to, at least not yet. We can start with a rational and non-violent approach and forbid Islamic Law, in any of its forms, interpretations and practices in Western nations.
Special Note to my readers: I published this to the Spiritual Psychology division of my site rather than World News because it deals with and confronts deeper definitions of terrorism and with the behavior of the human race. Personally, I have not recovered from the second picture in this essay, from seeing all the young men hogtied. To be alive to see that is to stand by a fence at a concentration camp/slaughterhouse.