French officials estimate at least 129 people were killed in last week’s coordinated terrorist attacks by ISIS in Paris. An additional 350-plus were wounded, and nearly 100 of those are in critical condition.
Within hours of the French attacks, al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida offshoot, killed at least 147 people at a university in Kenya, according to government officials. Another 80 or so were injured.
These events horrify normal people, and they have awakened some people who were previously in denial about the nature of Islam and the threat of groups like ISIS.
French President Francois Hollande has declared war on ISIS. U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both offered to help France. Whose offer do you suppose France is more comforted by these days?
In Paris on Sunday, leftist forces of denial were out demonstrating in a “solidarity” march when another group, far more practical, crashed the party with chants and signs calling for all Islamists to be thrown out of the country.
The anti-Islamist group was chastised by left-wing blogs and online media outlets as “extreme right,” “Islamophobic” and “fascist” (the Left never wants to claim its own creations like fascism).
But this “extreme” group is the sane one, not the get-along crowd.
Hiding their heads in the sand is what has brought the people of France to this pass. For years, they have had problems with Islamic immigrants rioting and trashing parts of the City of Lights. As the population has grown, the problem grew worse, and it has seriously altered the world-renowned French culture.
Now, with ISIS planting its agents in the waves of European immigration, France has suddenly found itself with its back to the wall and a gun in its face.
Even now it may not be too late to save Europe from itself. In the past whenever Muslim forces have invaded, France has produced a Charles Martel, a Charlemagne or a Godefroy de Bouillon.
Even as dissolute as European culture has become, there is strength in the common folk just waiting for the right leader to come along. France has made a good start of it by furiously bombing Raqqa, the ISIS stronghold.
There are elements of the Left, though, that simply will not give up their delusional wonderland where everybody is equal and everybody thinks alike. The socialist/fascist dream will die hard.
America has that same problem.
Within hours of the Paris attacks, some of the crybullies behind the recent University of Missouri chaos and the resultant nationwide spate of college protests had vented on Twitter about how their drummed-up, phony-baloney “cause” was more important than Paris.
Twitter user @NeonElectricity posted, “Racist white people kill me, you want everyone to have sympathy for YOUR tragedy, but you have none for ours.” #GetTheF—OutOfHere #Mizzou
Other Mizzou supporters were equally vile. Presumably the backlash made a dent in the crybullies’ thick skulls because most of the Tweets were eventually deleted and the University of Missouri has put up a web page expressing sympathy for Paris and claiming those offensive tweets were the doing of “outsiders” trying to sow dissension.
The Leftist punditry outlet Salon published a ridiculous piece of flotsam titled “Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves.” The headline says it all. The article goes on to blame the victims for the terrorists’ actions, particularly in the U.S., and it especially castigates conservatives for assuming the Paris attacks were Islamist, likely ISIS. To bolster its ridiculous spin, Salon vomits up some phony statistics about how terrorism is mostly “ethno-national” not “religious,” therefore Islam is the innocent Religion of Peace.
A Huffington Post story published Sunday morning purporting to list what is known about the Paris attackers failed to mention ISIS/ISIL and only mentioned Islam twice in passing. Other Huffing-and-Puffington offerings were stories about online messages of support for Muslims and how Syrians were looking for ways to help the victims in Paris. Another featured story was about how thousands of people are using the Twitter hashtag #MuslimsAreNotTerrorists to fight “Islamophobia.”
Well, guess what? We “Islamophobes” were right. It’s the Left that’s living on a dark planet with its eyes closed.
I don’t think Hollande’s declaration of war is spurious or insincere.
And there’s a rumor — it’s only a rumor because it doesn’t seem to have surfaced except in obscure blogs — that Putin is getting serious about finishing ISIS once and for all after it claimed to have shot down a Russian jetliner in Egypt. According to the rumor, Russian military and diplomatic personnel are being ordered to evacuate as Putin repositions nuclear weapons to attack ISIS positions.
Whether that tidbit is true or not, France’s resolve shouldn’t be underestimated. Some serious stuff is about to go down, one way or another.
The Left simply is not to be taken seriously on this issue, like so many others. The best thing they can do as we head into a major war is get their heads out of the sand and help, or stay out of the way.