I can understand the Iranian frustration, they’re the world’s largest supporter of state-sponsored terrorism. And the prospect of making it more difficult to carry out their agenda, must be disheartening.
But who can understand the French, a country that’s suffered so much Islamic terror in the last few years. All I can say is, well, they’re the French. Maybe that’s why anti-immigrant – or should I re-brand her – pro-security Marine La Pen of the National Front is doing better than ever, in the presidential polls, with elections coming in April.
After the Brexit vote in Britain, and Trump’s victory, pro-security parties throughout Europe are on the ascent. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party; In Italy the Northern League and Five Star Movements; in Germany, where many feel Angela Merkel’s refugee policy has been a disaster, the Alternative for Germany, has gained ground.
All these ‘’far-right populist’’ or better, pro-security parties, seem to be against Arab or Muslim immigrants, why? Is it racism? Ask yourself this politically incorrect question, why is it that almost all the terrorism in the world today, originates with Arabs or Muslims?
Now for my politically incorrect answer. Maybe Islam encourages violence. Maybe Islam is at war with the Judeo-Christian west. Islamic terrorism - asymmetrical warfare - against Israel and Europe is the form that it takes. Israel is under siege from Hamas and other Palestinian groups, Europe is under siege from ISIS.
Donald Trump wants to prevent that from happening to America. What’s wrong with that? A political leaders’ responsibility, is first to his or her own people, doubly so, in times of war.
America First! Israel First! Europe First!
Islam started the fight, they fired the first shots, whether you date it from ISIS in 1999, Al-Qaeda in 1988, the Iranian revolution in1979, or the formation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. The Islamic revival, the global jihad, or whatever you call it, their fight against the west, is in full swing, and it’s about time the west wakes up, before it burkas for you. Or, before your head, ends up mounted on someone’s wall like a trophy.
Ariel Natan Pasko, an independent analyst and consultant, has a Master's Degree specializing in International Relations, Political Economy & Policy Analysis. His articles appear regularly on numerous news/views and think-tank websites and in newspapers. His latest articles can also be read on his archive: The Think Tank by Ariel Natan Pasko. He can be contacted at: ArielNatanPasko@columnist.com
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