On Friday, London was hit with the fifth Islamic terror attack this year – a train blast that injured more than 30 passengers and would have been, according to terrorism experts, much worse had the attackers been a little more competent in their bombmaking skills.
But whether the attack killed no one or, like others have in the past, killed hundreds or more, is really beside the point. The point is that it happened. The point is that it keeps happening. The point is that it is happening at an ever-accelerating pace, and our destruction of the Islamic State on the battlefield is clearly not enough to stop the bloodshed on Western soil.
Islamic fundamentalism, also known as Islamism, is quickly gaining a dangerous foothold in Europe. Thanks to unrestrained migration and the sinister cooperation of clueless liberal politicians and academics, Islamists are not only changing the demographics of their host countries, but the very values that have defined the West for hundreds of years. In their quest for tolerance, liberals have freely given away the much more important values of freedom, dissent, and a steadfast commitment to the rule of law. Even some of their most cherished movements – such as feminism – have taken a backseat to their misguided desire to welcome all comers, no matter how insidious their beliefs, customs, and character.
While liberal European leaders sound slightly more enlightened about the dangers of accepting thousands of unvetted refugees than they did a couple of years ago, it’s too little too late. The political correctness has taken root, and there are very few politicians on the global stage willing to rip it out of the ground. Trump, Putin, Netanyahu, Hungary’s Victor Orban, and a few others. Mostly, we hear the same old talk about acceptance, diversity, and a vague solidarity against “hate.” Including – if not especially – the “hate” that preaches the truth about the coming Islamic takeover.
Terrorism is a major part of the problem, but it is not the only problem. Not by a long shot. In Germany, Britain, and other parts of Europe, we have heard stories of “no-go zones” where Islamic neighborhoods have rejected the societies that let them in. We’ve heard of mosques that openly preach insurrection without the slightest counter-pressure from Western governments. And again and again, we hear from the liberals about that greatest of evils: Profiling. As though we should spend as much time worrying about Granny Blue-Eyes as we should about Radical Omar.
Our collective Western civilization is losing its sense of…well, sense. In Europe, it is costing once-great nations their culture and, on occasion, their very lives.
We MUST not allow the U.S. to follow in their footsteps.