BRUSSELS BOMBING UPDATE: Isis claims responsibility for Brussels attacks ‘in revenge for Belgium’s role fighting militants in Syria and Iraq’. Toll now at least 31 killed and under 200 injured.
Brussels airport bombers used explosives packed in their suitcases. Two of the three men who casually wheeled their suitcases through the airport after arriving in a taxi blew themselves up, while the third is said to have dumped his nail bomb before fleeing the scene.
ISIS Overwhelming Europe’s Counterterrorism Forces. Belgian and European authorities knew this day was coming and they couldn’t stop it. Europe’s counterterrorism defenses have cracked because there are simply too many threats to track.
The Quran’s deadly role in inspiring Belgian slaughter. Western recruits for jihad are inspired by the literal interpretation of Muslim sacred texts. With frequent references to the highest sources of authority in Islam, the Quran and hadith (the collection of the sayings of the prophet Muhammad), ISIL enjoins upon Muslims their duty to fight against the enemies of Islam and to emigrate to the Islamic State once it has been established.
Belgium is home to an estimated 650,000 Muslims, or around 6% of the overall population. The number of Muslims in Brussels has reached 300,000 (or 25%), which means that the self-styled “Capital of Europe” is now one of the most Islamic cities in Europe.
According to Europol 3,000 to 5,000 European jihadists, who went to Syria to fight in the ranks of IS and similar terrorist groups, have meanwhile returned to Western Europe. …
They are dangerous predators roaming our streets. It is absolutely unbelievable that our governments allow them to return. And it is incredible that, once returned, they are not imprisoned.
In the Netherlands, we have dozens of these returned jihadists. Our government allows most of them to freely walk our streets and refuses to lock them up. I demand that they be detained at once. Every government in the West, which refuses to do so, is a moral accessory if one of these monsters commits an atrocity.
This is intolerable. Open borders are a huge safety risk. Our citizens are in mortal danger if we do not restore control over our own national borders.
Westerners and Muslims don’t agree on the basics of social order and don’t want to live under the same rules. That shouldn’t be a problem because that’s what separate countries are for. We should stop occupying their countries and stop letting them move to ours.
Europe, Islamism and some uncomfortable home truths, by Ed West.
Central Europe, chiefly Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, remain largely safe from the terror threat, despite the former in particular being a Nato player in the Middle East. It is precisely because the reasons for this are so obvious that they cannot be mentioned. Poland is 0.1 percent Muslim.
So nobody seems to be doing anything concrete to stop ISIS, or even suggesting a new way to do so given the spectacular lack of success to date. Well almost nobody.
Trump, current front-runner for the Republican nomination, wants to hit ISIS ‘so hard they never recover’. As he told me: ‘You’ve got to take them out and you’ve got to take them out harshly and you’ve got to take them out fast.’
If only Twitter were around 75 years ago, we could’ve prevented WWII with poignant cartoons of crying pineapples. #JeSuisPearlHarbor
It’s time for the Symbolic Illumination phase of the Useless Gesture Pageant (New York Times: Eiffel Tower lights up in solidarity with Belgium after Brussels attacks)
#IstandwithBrussels #IStandwithParis #IStandWithMumbai #IStandWithLondon #IWillStandForPrettyMuchAnything
[I]t becomes harder to mourn the dead when we never avenge them.
No doubt that narcissist wanker who plays “Imagine” is already dragging his piano to the airport or the metro. …
[W]e cannot assimilate Islam on the scale Frau Merkel and others are demanding. This isn’t Belfast. It can’t be held down to “an acceptable level of violence”. In the long-term, there’s no assimilation, only civilizational suicide.