The Patriot Post® · Islamic Terrorists and Their Progressive Enablers

By Arnold Ahlert ·

“The message that I would want to get over — and this is how the vast majority of people feel — this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim.” —Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham addressing the Manchester terror attack that killed 22 and wounded 119

“We understand that feelings are very raw right now and people are bound to be looking for answers. However, now, more than ever, it is vital that our diverse communities in Greater Manchester stand together and do not tolerate hate.” —Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, May 23, 2017

“Salman Abedi, 22, was known to the security services before he walked into Manchester Arena on Monday night and detonated a bomb packed with nails, nuts and bolts…” —Daily Mail, May 24, 2017

“MI5 is currently managing 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest at any one time.” —Telegraph UK, May 25, 2017

“Government sources have confessed that there are at least 23,000 jihadists in Britain — more than seven times higher than previously revealed.” —Breitbart, May 27, 2017

“Security sources have told Sky News more than 400 former fighters are now believed to be back in Britain. The authorities believe there is a growing risk the UK could suffer the kind of mass gun and bomb attacks seen in France and Belgium recently…” —Sky News, March 27, 2017

“Numerous laws have been enacted aimed at dealing with people deemed disloyal to the UK and the Crown, but since 2002, one crucial rule has stopped people being stripped of their British citizenship: statelessness. Two key conventions ban it; one from the UN and one from the EU.” —UK Express, May 13, 2016

“Richard Barrett, a former counter-terrorism chief at MI5 and MI6, said repentant fighters needed "to know that there is a place for them back at home.” —The Guardian, Sept. 7, 2014

“Europe is getting used to attacks like this, Mika. They have to, because we are never going to be able to totally wipe this out.” —BBC Anchor Katty Kay, May 23, 2017

“Now we have Manchester and its 22 dead, many of them children. Somehow, we always end up back at 9/11, leaving flowers and candles again.” —Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2017

“…#ManchesterStrong” means a limp passivity of flowers and candlelight vigils and teddy bears for a couple of days before we all forget it until the next ‘strong’ ‘united’ community gets blown apart.“ —columnist Mark Steyn, May 24, 2017

"There’s a competing narrative of fear and xenophobia and nationalism and intolerance and anti-democratic trends. We have to push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or that would restrict individual freedoms of conscience and religion. In this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall.” —Barack Obama, May 25, 2017

“Enough of changing your Facebook photo to the flag of the abattoir du jour, enough of the candlelight vigils, and enough of the #_____Strong hashtags. No more pleas for unity and pretending not to understand. We’re not unified, and we all understand, even if we refuse to admit it because of some bizarre suicide pact Western culture decided to join when no one was looking. Grieving doesn’t work. Hugging doesn’t work. Cowardice masquerading as enlightened passivity in the face of our enemies doesn’t work. Just ask the little girls blown apart in Manchester.” —columnist Kurt Schlichter, May 25, 2017

For progressives, especially the global elites and their media allies desperately attempting shape the narrative once again, “the little girls blown apart in Manchester” are nothing more than tangential parts of a conversation in which ideological priorities are far more important than brutal, gut-wrenching reality.

Better to warn the less enlightened about Islamophobia than the radical Islam that puts their children in the hospital and the morgue. Better to monitor thousands of potential terrorists than cut off the immigration spigot, or forcefully combat domestic indoctrination. Better to grant “repentant” fighters unfettered access to the streets than do away with mindless laws about “statelessness,” or hit them with treason charges they so richly deserve.

“Everything barely worth saying will be said endlessly,” warned columnist Douglas Murray wrote — more than year ago. “And the only things that are worth saying won’t be said. What are those things? Among other things the fact that we are living with the consequences of an immigration and ‘integration’ fantasy which should have been abandoned years ago. Instead our governments have kept pretending that the weakening of Europe’s external borders and the erosion of its internal borders happening at the same time as one of the largest population replacement exercises in history could have no tangible effects on our continent’s future.”

Tangible effects for the “little people.” Globalist elites, who actually believe sloganeering about “solidarity” sufficiently placates the masses, remain well-protected from the consequences of their ideological bankruptcy.

Thus, a feckless Barack Obama will lecture us about no walls (other than the one built around his mansion in Washington, DC) while an equally feckless Angela Merkel smiles in agreement — amidst the police helicopters and rooftop snipers ensuring their safety.

Safety from what? For Merkel, perhaps it’s one or more of the one million Middle Eastern “refugees” for whom she rolled out the red carpet. For Obama, maybe it’s protection from the MS-13 gangbangers he knowingly allowed to enter America during the border surge.

For their “subjects?” IEDs at pop concerts, no-go zones, mass sex attacks and rape gangs covered up by media and the police.

And then there are the lectures. Lectures about Western imperialism and Trump’s rhetoric fueling Islamic extremism and recruitment. Lectures citing nonsensical statistical comparisons to deaths caused by brain-eating parasites, alcoholism, obesity, etc., aimed at putting Islamist terror “in perspective.” Contemptible lectures insisting those who question the unrestricted immigration favored by global elites are comparable to Nazis.

Radical Islam is a death cult. Its adherents will infiltrate the West with people from war-torn, totalitarian hellholes dominated by a 7th century mentality, radicalize disaffected natives, and kill with bloodthirsty impunity whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Progressive ideology is a suicide cult. It followers will welcome millions of potential jihadists into their midst to assuage a collective post-colonial guilt, allow radicalization to thrive lest they be thought of as Islamophobic, and tolerate dead and mutilated children as the price that must be paid for preserving their commitment to tolerance, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism.

A game-changing cataclysm, one that will vaporize the bromides, the orchestrated guilt and the cultural self-castration, is virtually inevitable. And it is virtually inevitable because far too many decent people would rather endure a frog-march toward catastrophe than the wrath of utterly corrupt progressive elites more comfortable with mourning the dead than preventing their deaths in the first place.

Yet when the next attack occurs, finding a “wall” to protect oneself will be the last refuge — for innocents and scoundrels alike.

Not just over there. “The FBI says it’s actively investigating more than 1,000 ISIS-related cases in all 50 states, plus more than 300 terrorism cases tied to refugees from Muslim countries.” —New York Post, May 28, 2017