Incredibly, the mayors of three cities hit hard by Islamic terror- New York City, London and Paris- argued for bringing more unscreened refugees into their countries/cities in a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece as the U.N. Assembly met in New York last week. The joint Op-Ed was published just a day or two after the terror attacks in New York and Minnesota. It read thusly:
“Our shared perspective is informed by the sober awareness of the dangers we face. In the aftermath of an explosive device going off in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York last weekend, and other attacks in cities throughout the world, we recognize that the security of all our residents is paramount in large, open, democratic societies,” they wrote. “But it is wrong to characterize immigrant and refugee communities as radical and dangerous; in our experience, militant violence is vanishingly rare. Therefore, we must continue to pursue an inclusive approach to resettlement in order to combat the growing tide of xenophobic language around the globe. Such language will lead only to the increased marginalization of our immigrant communities, and without making us any safer.” In your experience “militant” violence is “vanishingly rare?” Each one of your cities has been attacked multiple times in recent years, with a combined death toll in the thousands! And your biggest concern is the “growing tide of xenophobic language around the globe?” If so, you are criminally insane!
London’s Muslim mayor says terror attacks are simply “part and parcel of life in a big city.” I’m trying to recall, did Churchill state that “German bombing raids/v-bomb attacks are just part and parcel of life in a big city. We’ll just have to deal with them for the foreseeable future?”
Prior to that, the French Prime Minister actually said that the French will “have to live with terrorism.” Easy for you to say. Tell that to all of your former citizens who are now dead, slaughtered by Islamic terror. And their families.
Not to be outdone, John Kerry opined, “Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It's easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you're going to be a terrorist and you're willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn't cover it quite as much. People wouldn't know what's going on.” (Why should that pesky media cover terrorism and mass killings, John, even though they cover individual murders in every city around the country).
Can anyone imagine FDR saying: “Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover the kamikaze attacks quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
It’s always good for dictators if the “people don’t know what’s going on.” Most of the people don’t know what’s going on now, John, so why are you complaining? And the people who have some idea of what’s going on are being smeared as belonging to the “basket of intolerables,” and “clinging to their guns and religion.”
But at least we have Minneapolis mayor Betsey Hodges wise words to fall back on: “At this difficult moment, I also urge every Minneapolitan and every Minnesotan to support and stand firmly with our Muslim, East African, and Somali friends and neighbors. A horrible, violent attack like this should never be exploited to attack a whole community and a whole religion. Yet we have seen Islamophobia rear its ugly head in terrible moments like this far too many times — *and* at a moment when one person in particular is playing to fear and hatred of immigrants on a national scale, I fully understand the worry of the Somali community here that it will happen again.” This attack will be exploited to attack a whole community and a whole religion? She’s only worried that those who have been randomly attacked by Islamic extremists might “exploit” these attacks against them to cast aspersions on Muslims?! Are you bleeping kidding me?! Can anyone possibly imagine FDR saying, in December of 1941, “A horrible, violent attack like this should never be exploited to attack a whole nation and religion. Yet we have seen Shintophobia rear its ugly head in terrible moments like this far too many times!”
We also had this helpful comment from Minnesota’s governor Mark Dayton: “I ask everyone in the St. Cloud area and throughout Minnesota to rise above this atrocity and act to make religious and racial tolerance one of the ways in which Minnesotans again lead our country.” Perhaps you should’ve directed that towards the Muslim community, Mark.
Tolerance is literally going to kill us. Tolerance of evil, tolerance of the most abhorrent acts, tolerance of one’s own utterly unnecessary demise…these are not hallmarks of a healthy society, they are indicators of very real mental illness and extreme moral decay.