No sooner had the press coverage of an Islamist militant’s attack on a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia, coalesced on Monday, than it was forcibly knocked off of the radar by reports of the horrendous slaughter of 141 people (including 132 children) by the Taliban at a military-run school in Pakistan on Tuesday.
Leading up to this week, we heard of 19-year-old New Jersey resident Brendan Tevlin, who was shot eight times by avowed Islamist Ali Muhammad Brown in June. Brown is accused of killing at least three other men in the Pacific Northwest. There were the September beheadings of American journalists by the ISIS terror group and calls by ISIS for beheadings of Westerners worldwide.
Then came the beheading of Colleen Hufford by Muslim convert Alton Nolan in Moore, Oklahoma. At the time of his arraignment, the New York Times reported that “federal officials said they had found no links between him and Islamic extremist groups that have beheaded several Western hostages in the Middle East and North Africa in recent weeks.”
As if this mattered in the context of the Islamic threat.
On Oct. 23, a man charged at four New York police officers wielding a metal hatchet, wounding two. Later, he was found to have been heavily influenced by Islamic doctrine. The same week, the nation of Canada was faced with the specter of Islamist violence when a soldier was killed after being run over with a car by a suspected jihadi, and another carried out a murderous rampage just outside the Canadian Parliament.
Police in Sydney hadn’t finished mopping up after the siege earlier this week when a Twitter hashtag campaign emerged. Started by some young Australian fool, it built into thousands of Australians offering to ride on buses and trains with Muslims, or give them lifts to work the following day in order to keep them safe.
Americans’ impression of Australians has always trended toward favorable, perhaps because there’s that shared component of rugged individualism. It has become evident, however, that the Australian press is at least as lousy with vapid, subversive leftists as the American press, and they’ve done a pretty good job at brainwashing a whole lot of Australians with dangerous politically correct twaddle.
On Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald published a positively disgusting piece admonishing Australians to empathize with and forgive Man Haron Monis, the perpetrator of the chocolate-shop siege. Monis, a self-proclaimed “sheik” who arrived in Australia in 1996 as a refugee, had a lengthy criminal record – like many overtly antisocial jihadi types who ought to have been scrutinized by law enforcement but who were not because that would be racist. In 2013, Monis was charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife, who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire. He sent hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers who had been killed in action and was charged with the sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman just this year.
Yet, after every heinous act carried out by Muslims, we are assured that such Muslims do not represent Islam, that they are aberrations with respect to Islamic doctrine and that the majority of Muslims are peaceful. President Obama is, of course, one of the most vociferous purveyors of this meme; he has used it time and again.
This is part of the psychopolitics that has been inflicted upon Americans for decades; Muslims, closet Islamists like Obama and dhimmi supporters of Islam have been able to get away with this, despite the fact that the most atrocious crimes against humanity we see carried out by Muslims on a daily basis are codified in the Quran. We’re intolerant, racist, Islamophobic if we fail to accept their contradictory line of reasoning.
To date, Obama has authorized the importation of tens of thousands of “refugees” from Islamic nations into this country. I would reiterate that the Australian chocolate-shop hostage taker, Man Haron Monis, was admitted to Australia under refugee status. In addition to the multitudes that we know of who have arrived from Syria, Somalia, Libya and other nations, charter pilots speaking under condition of anonymity have testified concerning planeloads of individuals from these nations bypassing Customs at major U.S. airports and being quietly bussed off to parts unknown.
Does no one find it odd that the world has had no peace as regards Islamic terrorism since Barack Obama came to town? Shortly after taking office, Obama sent operatives to Egypt (including former weather Underground associate Bill Ayers). Within 18 months, the Arab Spring swept Muslim nations, giving rise to the Muslim Brotherhood ascendency in Egypt and destabilizing other Muslim nations in the region. Then came Obama’s Libyan adventure. That nation is now essentially a vast training camp for al-Qaida and other terrorist groups; through it, weapons have flowed to Nigeria’s Boko Haram. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the virulent and barbaric ISIS group, was released by Obama in 2009.
Now, it has been revealed that just eight days prior to the Pakistan school slaughter, Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader Latif Mehsud from detainment. Mehsud is the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the very same group claiming responsibility for the school massacre in Peshawar.
As much as these savages don’t represent Islam, I suppose we are to believe that none of this has anything to do with Obama or his intent with regard to facilitating Islamic terror either. It’s obviously a fair bet that if you and I are aware of these facts (as well as Obama’s cozy relationships with Islamists and material support of them), that congressional leaders like House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other power players have a good deal more insight in these areas.
At this point, however, I guess we shouldn’t expect any more decisive action on it than they’re going to take on repealing Obamacare or blocking Obama’s executive amnesty plan.