Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mark Steyn: I Wish That Bird Would Fly Away

Mark Steyn has written a very poignant post about the jihadi terror attacks in Australia. 

I was really angry yesterday, and I'm still angry.

Then I read about the two hostages that were murdered, as the details came out and I felt heartbroken. Two individuals murdered by a fanatic jihadist merely for the crime of existing, living and breathing as infidels, going for coffee in their own country, because someone decided-some anonymous bureaucrat-that letting that savage, "self-styled" barbarian imam into Australia was a great and compassionate idea.

As Steyn notes:

"The Ottawa shooter, the St Jean killer, the Marathon bombers, the Fort Hood major, the pantybomber, all were known to the authorities. So was "Sheikh Haron": Aside from various earlier charges and convictions, he had been charged as an accessory to the murder of his wife, who died in a particularly brutal way, stabbed and set alight in the stairwell of her apartment building."

"And yet he was out on bail. And so Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson died."

"The price of incubating, nurturing and growing Islam in the west is too high. Ms Dawson and Mr Johnson did not deserve to die for going to a coffee shop. And, beyond the folly of Sheikh Haron's bail eligibility, the two Sydney victims were sacrificed on the altar of multiculturalist delusion."

"Many more will be in the years ahead. It was striking that, even as the siege was beginning, the politico-media class were already firing up what Laura Rosen Cohen calls the "Lone Wolf Story Generator", isolating one man in his own derangement and separating him from any broader currents. Relax, it's not "terrorism" - those reports that it was an ISIS flag he was flying was wrong; it's just a regular ol' Islamic flag. But whoa, it's nothing to do with Islam, either."


"Indeed. Usually the Muslims-fear-backlash crowd at least waits till the terrorist atrocity is over. In this case the desiccated multiculti saps launched the #I'llRideWithYou campaign even as the siege was still ongoing - while Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson were still alive. Muslims are not the victims here. Ms Dawson and Mr Johnson are the victims. And yet the urge to usher Muslims into the victim chair and massage their tender sensibilities is now so reflexive the narcissists on Twitter don't even have the good taste to wait till the siege is over and the corpse count is known. "

"Laura Rosen Cohen again:
Muslim terrorist holds people hostage in cafe, entire world worries about imaginary "backlash" against Muslims.
I'm sorry, I'm a little more concerned about the hostages. Screw the imaginary backlash and all its pedlars."
I will repeat here that this is personal for me and it should be taken personally by every free born citizen in every democracy.

I dedicate these words to my late brother-in-law David Cohen, murdered in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists on his way to work, and to my parents' friends Esther and Syke Paltzur, murdered by Palestinian terrorists in Cyprus on their boat and Danny Vargas, murdered by Palestinian terrorists while at work. All left orphans in this world. May Hashem and the IDF avenge their deaths.