I think I’m going to take a day off from looking at climate crap.
There has been “Yet Another Bombing” YAB, or perhaps YAMB or YAIB… in the EU. After rounding up the guy involved with the Paris attack, this is likely either “retribution” (for enforcing the law against murder?) or a “move up” of planned attacks for fear of being outed by Dear Leader or Cell Comrade.
There’s a load of news listed here:
and I don’t feel the need to quote it here, it is being “4 walled” on all major news channels.
At the moment, I’m just a bit pissed about it all. I know it isn’t my country, not even my continent, but evil and aggression are just offensive to me. Wrapping it up in a veneer of “religion” makes it worse, not better. If your religion says to come kill me, then my religion says to exterminate you first. (No, not any formal religion, religion ‘writ large’ as ‘core values’).
So one “outside the PC mind prison box” idea:
AFTER building The Wall and putting in place full on border control (WITH fingerprint scan on entry / exit…) how about a very simple “tit for tat”? WHEN, and it is a “when”, not an “if”, the Jihadi Nutcases pull their next stunt, you look at the video tape archive of every Mosque on the continent. (Yes, ALL of them need 24 x 7 all weather monitoring with recording in both visual and IR and maybe even millimeter wave cameras, from all 4 sides plus overhead.) Then any Mosque they visited, you check the recordings / reports from inside said Mosque. Anything “inciting” and that Mosque is declared a non-religious site, and a terrorist haven. It gets bulldozed to the ground and any / all “clergy” connected to it get a one way ticket to Mecca… Then it’s their problem to deal with those folks. (Though I could see maybe sending the Sunni to Tehran and the Shia to Mecca…) Then, just to make the point, an area of 10 km per person killed around each such mosque is zoned for 0 mosques. Those that are already in that circle get a year to pack up and leave.
Basically, you don’t play well with others, you get sent to your room and your playhouse is taken away.
I suspect that in pretty short order the “Good Muslims” would start rejecting the Jihadi Muslims and ratting them out. If not, well, they can always move to some other place with a mosque…
Is This “Hate Speech”?
IMHO the whole concept of “hate speech” is broken. I don’t like folks who blow their cigarette smoke in my face. Is it ‘hate speech’ to say they are idiots and mean and need to be spanked? No. It is a statement of reality. Tobacco killed my Dad (lung cancer, Camel Cigarettes, unfiltered…) and it IS idiotic to smoke. Not having the decency to “take it somewhere else” IS mean and they DO need a ‘whack upside the head’ to ‘get it’.
So how is it any different to say “These folks directly state their desire to kill us. Maybe we ought to recognize that and kick them out before they succeed.” There’s a long rich history of just what Islam means in terms of the infidel. From the invasions of North Africa on across to Spain and from the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the final halt at Romania (from which we get the Dracula stories after the guy who actually did put heads on pikes… Muslim invader heads.) This movie has been playing since about 800 A.D. and the plot has not changed. Get a clue.
My basic philosophy is to “Be a mirror”. Nice behaviour toward me gets nice responses. Evil gets reflected back. It is not ME being mean, vindictive, or hateful. It is only me “being the mirror”. I also usually have an “at first, be a lossy mirror” rule for anything negative. In that mode, I think it is pretty clear that exchanging a building for 28 dead is a much nicer and lower “hate” response than going “head for head”. “You kill us, we shun you” is a pretty tepid response and not very “hateful” at all.
The simple fact is that I don’t hate Muslims. I’ve worked at a Muslim dominated company. I’ve managed and been managed by Muslims. Most of them really don’t have much of a political orientation. Like most of us, they just try to be good people and haven’t read most of The Book, or their book. I’d happily do it again, too. Were Islamists not trying to kill us and force us to adopt their rules, I’d have no issue with any Muslims. Live and let live, believe what you want just leave me alone. I’m fine with that.
Yet what is clearly a problem is an asymmetrical war against the west waged in the name of Islam. That needs to be reflected back (be the mirror…) and when “they” make civilians casualties they are saying that their own civilians can be made casualties. Again, a “get out” order is far far less than a “bomb for bomb” response. I can’t see any “hate” in saying “reflect their rules to them, but soften it greatly”. THEY are calling the shots here, to say we can’t respond due to some PC Crap about us not singing Kumbaya together while we mourn the dead is just being “Bag Of Rocks Stupid”.
So no, it isn’t “hate speech”, it is “mirror and soften” and a “modest proposal” about how to start approaching the active cultural and physical war being waged by Islam upon the west and Christianity. One simple first step is just to halt the 5th column invasion and attacks by removing the places where it is advocated and where there is safe haven for the perpetrators.
And, IMHO, it isn’t an “attack on religion”. When an organization advocates and condones attacks on civilians it is no longer a house of worship or a religious act, it is a 5th Column Cell. When an organization advocates for breaking the law with violence, it is a criminal enterprise, not a religious one. So call it what it is and take the appropriate action for that thing.
There is nothing wrong with saying “Clean up your own house or we will clean it up for you” to a criminal operation from a house.