On June 2, a 5-year-old girl in Twin Falls was raped by a gang of three Muslim invaders. I will not go into the details of the attack. Suffice it to say, it was pure evil. Just a few weeks after this rape, large gangs of Somalis rampaged through an upscale neighborhood in Minnesota for three consecutive days, driving trucks over people’s lawns, shooting off bottle rockets, playing recordings of women being raped, screaming “Jihad!,” and threatening to kidnap and rape women in the neighborhood. And that’s just been the past few weeks.
President Obama has compared Christianity to Islam and gone back to the Crusades or other historical actions for the purpose of drawing comparisons. Others have criticized Islam for the militant actions going back to the 8th century. This is not about that. Likewise, we will not discuss any parts of the Koran to establish a position. We will only examine the period after World War II. History will tell you that there was some coordination of the Islamic leaders in the Middle East with Hitler and Germany, but the world was at war and most everyone except for the Swiss chose sides.
Erdogan is now using the recent coup attempt to claim sweeping new powers for himself; some say that the coup was staged precisely in order to give the tyrannical leader a further grip on power. Erdogan vehemently denies this claim. The President of Turkey’s dissenters range from a 16-year-old arrested for insulting him to a former Miss Turkey who was punished for sharing a poem critical of the Turkish president. In fact, free speech is now being rebranded as a form of terrorism. It’s part of a troubling pattern in Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming increasingly tyrannical in his Islamization of Turkey.
Turkey will be even more deeply divided now. One of Erdogan’s former ministers admitted this recently when he said that half the country loves Erdogan and his party, and the other half “hates our guts.” Nothing in Erdogan’s character and history leads one to hope that he will recognize the danger to Turkey of such a deep and wide division and seek reconciliation. On the contrary, repression of the opposition—and of the Kurdish minority—will intensify. The last vestiges of a free press will disappear. The judiciary will lose such independence of the government as it has had. Social media will be monitored more intensely and people “guilty” of improper opinions arrested. Behind the facade of popular democracy, Turkey will be transformed into a one-party state. Kemalist secularism will be suppressed. Islamism will reign supreme.
It should be noted that the weapons kept in Turkey are each about ten times more powerful than the atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They should not be considered “tactical” at all. These are WMD — that is, weapons of mass destruction. Keeping them in harm’s way is an act of political irresponsibility. There is always the possibility of terrorists getting nuclear bombs. Under current political conditions, with the Turkish general staff and military decimated, the time is ripe for an external attack on Incirlik. The acquisition of a potentially usable nuclear weapon by terrorists is the worst nightmare of all.
No one knows how to stop these attacks — certainly not how to stop them over any quick period of time. We do, however, know that the evasion of naming them for what they are is not the route to travel. Swaddling ourselves in earnest hashtags, movie stars or first ladies taking grim-looking selfies while holding up the latest pasteboard slogans (“Bring Back our Girls”) are pathetic, excusatory diversions from any real call to action. Singing hymns to diversity, or the endless search for “root causes” and “explanations” — when the plain cause and explanation is usually present out of the mouths and declarations of the killers themselves — is no way forward.
If white oppression was the problem, then the end of European colonial rule in Africa should have brought a gush of affluence, liberty, and safety. Sadly, that is not the case at all. Most of the lands of sub-Saharan Africa are awful places, with poverty, disease, genocide, and corruption the norm. No sane black in America would want to leave his native land and move back to Africa.
Newt Gingrich took a lot of heat for comments he made Thursday night, but he was absolutely correct in his conclusion. “I am sick and tired of being told the wealthiest, most powerful civilization in history, all of Western civilization, is helpless in the face of a group of medieval barbarians who, for example, recently burned 20 young women to death, burned them to death, because they wouldn’t have sex with them. A group which beheaded recently in the Philippines two Canadian businessmen, and we’re told to be reasonable, to be passive, to not judge. I just want to tell you tonight, everybody who watches this video, this is the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary, and to tell us the truth, and that starts with Barack Obama,” he said.