Can we stop calling all these attacks “Terrorist Attacks” and stop calling the scum bags doing them “Terrorists”?
I’m not terrified, nor are most people. Next day we have flower piles on sidewalks and people out in the streets again. It hardly makes the top of the news cycle it has become so “Ho Hum”. I’m disgusted and a little P.O.’ed; perhaps even suffering from ennui over it. But “terrorized”? Hardly.
Look, the simple fact is that ONE thing unifies all these actions. There have been dozens of them now. It is a Jihad against The West by Islamist thugs. It isn’t ‘terrorist attacks’, it is Islamist Attacks. They attack in the name of Allah. They attack to bring Islam to the Infidel. There isn’t any doubt about the who and the why.
So let’s drop the pretense in the word “terrorist”. They don’t give a damn about our emotional state, ‘terrified’ or otherwise. They want us dead. ( I think they have given up on the notion of mass conversions to Islam, that just leaves enslaved or dead, and we’re not signing up to be slaves either…)
France- Charlie Hebdo, Paris – Shopping Mall / Louvre, French Priest, Bastille Day Truck, the train where some US guys decided to do a take down…
Sweden – Truck on a shopping mall
Norway – Oslo “bomb like device” found and defused
Belgium – Maelbeek Metro, Brussels Airport, Jewish Museum Shooting
UK – London Parliament
Germany – Christmas Market, Reutlingen machete attack, Train Knife Attack,
USA – Orlando Night Club, San Bernardino, Texas Art Show (attempted – Texans shoot real good…)
and undoubtedly more that I’m just not remembering, like, oh, that “workplace violence” at a US military base…
These all share ONE common element: They were done by Islamists, in the name of Islam, against us Infidels.
Given that, I think it is time to drop the PC Crap and the Pretense and the “cover story” and just admit the truth in how we name this.
It isn’t terrorism if you are no longer terrified. It is Islamist Guerilla War with Islamists doing the attacks.
These are not Radical Catholics going after Jews and Protestants (though that has happened in our past, we grew up…).
These are not Race Riots.
These are not Political Marches, Protests, or street riots (happening now in Venezuela because, well, because people get cranky when the don’t have any food, medical care, or a good job; and especially so when they elect a parliament that gets dissolved and their primary candidate to displace the Evil Bastard running the place gets banned from public office for 15 years…)
No, all of these are an attack by ONE Religious Ideology on everyone and anyone who does not bow down and embrace it. From Sudan to India to Russia to Europe and The UK, across the ocean to the USA. The sheer breadth of languages, cultures, races, and peoples attacked is breathtaking, and they all share ONE attribute: They are Not Muslims.
Now when your attackers all have one trait, and the attacked the exact opposite in common, there is one and only one apt description that covers it and which speaks the truth, and that is NOT “terror”. It is Islamist vs World.
I’m really really tired of doing “translation table maintenance” every time I hear “Terrorist” and have to put a pointer in the table to “Really, it is Islamists attacking Infidels”. I’d like to move on and embrace the simple truth of the common shared reality. It isn’t Buddhists attacking, nor Jews, nor Hindu or Christian. Not Agnostics nor Russian Orthodox, nor Protestants & Baptists. Heck, not even Animists and practitioners of Vudo. We don’t have “Lone Wolf Baptists” running down people in Brussels, nor “Radical Mormons” blowing up buildings, nor “Terrorist Atheists” hijacking airplanes to drive them into skyscrapers.
What we do have is Islamists trying to kill everyone else. It is Islamist Attacks, and Islamist Attackers.
Where PC puts you in mental shackles, The Truth shall set you free.