Thursday, September 06, 2007

Another Victory for the Good Guys

Old news by now, but thankfully the German police thwarted what appears to have been a serious terrorist plot. They're still looking for more people who were involved in the plot or aiding the suspects.

And while the media reported accurately that these were Islamists, there seems to be some factions of the media that are calling these guys Germans.

Point of clarification: it doesn't matter if these guys were born in Germany. Doesn't matter if they're as white as the driven snow. They're Islamists. That's what counts. We'd do well to recognize that this isn't an Arab problem any more - simply profiling Middle Eastern males might catch a number of jihadis, but it won't get them all. This is a problem with Islam.

We ought to recognize that this is also a problem with the West in general. We're losing an ideological battle with an enemy who espouses 7th century thinking. That just might be an indication that the strength of "modern ideas" - specifically Western liberalism and politically correct permissiveness - leaves a little to be desired.


Tanstaafl said...

As Islam gets stronger we can count on liberals to be among the first and most eager to convert. It's already happening. Betrayal is one of the few acts that bring them true happiness.

Michael Tams said...


Thanks for the comment.

You're absolutely right. I'm finishing up Steyn's book and he gives examples of this already.

If we think Europe is anti-American now, wait 10 years until the landscape changes. Iran gets the bomb, and before you know it the European powers will be appointing Muslims to positions of power in their governments to buy protection from a nuclear Iran.

It's going to get really ugly before it gets any better.


Tanstaafl said...

Even if we keep Iran from developing the bomb they're going to get the Paki, French, and UK bombs at some point. After that the world is going to get very messy. Because they will not hesitate to use them.

What I point out to any liberal who will listen is this: once the whole world is Muslim the violence and destruction still won't end. It will just switch over to entirely internecine struggles between sects of polytheists, blasphemers, apostates, etc.

Tanstaafl said...

BTW, as with most attempts to reason with liberals, it doesn't work.