Secretary of State John Kerry once again, this past Sunday, demonstrated his profound lack of understanding of the Islamist mindset by saying on CNN that ISIS “is on the run” in Iraq and Syria, and that the attacks in Nice “show that ISIL is acting as though they have a noose around their neck”.
And of course, the killing of over 84 people and the wounding of 200 others by this latest act of jihadist terrorism is being accompanied by the usual bromides of how “this was just an act of lone wolf terrorism, and therefore cannot be attributed to ISIS or Al Qaeda.”
And finally, most of the liberals of the Western media will try to psychoanalyze the terrorist, and talk about either his societal-inflicted wounds or how he was a lone, deranged psychopath with absolutely no connection to a terrorist organization.
All of these palliatives display a total miscomprehension of the true nature of the war that the radical Islamist is waging against Western civilization. For the “politically correct” class that obviously sleeps a great deal better than those of us who have long been kept awake by the Islamist assault, I would like to offer four lessons that my fellow insomniacs have learned:
The FBI showed America’s profound lack of understanding about this when they interviewed Omar Martin, the shooter who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, prior to his shooting rampage and because he pledged allegiance to both ISIS and Hizb’allah, one being Sunni and the other Shiite, they dismissed him. There are plenty of disconnected “lone wolves” in isolated basements or lofts somewhere around the globe that read Inspire magazine from Al Qaeda or Dabiq magazine from ISIS. They might have a generalized hatred for America and the West who are not born into a Muslim state, and might not have a distinct ideology, but who are capable of doing plenty of real damage.
I appreciate how difficult this concept might be, but perhaps Europe should try to undertake a few “brave risks towards peace” as Israel is constantly being urged to do.
Originally published at American Thinker: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/_four_lessons_about_the_nice_attack.html
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