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By Canadian mayor’s standard, Donald Trump is a terrorist, while it’s ok for Muslims to support ISIS

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In Marseille, a North African man yelled “Allahu akbar” and then used a knife to kill a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old in broad daylight outside the city’s Saint Charles train station. One woman had her throat slit and the other was stabbed in the stomach. The killer was shot dead by police.

In Edmonton, Alberta, an asylum-seeking 30-year-old Somali man was arrested for stabbing a policeman and injuring four pedestrians with his vehicle while driving at high speed. They found an ISIS flag in his vehicle, according to CBC and CTV reports.

In both cases, the respective countries’ leaders condemned the attacks. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it a “terrorist attack.” French President Emanuel Macron called it a “barbarous act.” In neither case did the leaders address the real cause of the problem. In fact, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said “Terrorism is about creating panic and sowing divide about disrupting people’s lives.”

“We can succumb to that or rise above it,” he added, while urging calm.

Opinion

By Iveson’s definition, Donald Trump is a terrorist. He certainly creates panic, sows divide, and disrupts lives. But let’s get to the root here. As we’ve seen in England, France, Belgium, Sweden, and Canada, importing refugees from countries where Islamic radicalism breeds is dangerous. It’s more dangerous in western pluralistic democracies where terrorism, as a tactic, is most effective. We must remember that terrorism is not an enemy or even an objective of an enemy. Terrorism is a tactic used in asymmetrical warfare.

A tactic cannot be fought, it can only be countered or neutralized. Every military and high-level intelligence agency knows this, yet the politicians continue to offer mealy-mouthed excuses.

The answer is surely to get rid of the enemy who is practicing terrorism, because their goals are the overthrow of pluralistic western democracies (including America’s, if they attain sufficient numbers here). But that’s not politically correct, so they “rise above it” and live with acceptable losses.

Perspectives

Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41461107Soldiers were already in the station as part of Operation Sentinelle, which sees combat troops patrol streets and protect key sites amid France’s ongoing state of emergency.

IS claimed it was behind the attack via its Amaq news outlet. The group regularly claims responsibility for militant attacks it believes are inspired by its ideology.

IS recently released a tape purportedly of leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he urged supporters to step up attacks.

ISIS claims responsibility for Marseille train station attack; 2 women killed | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/01/man-shot-dead-at-marseilles-train-station-after-knife-attack.htmlThe claim was carried in a statement Sunday night by the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency. It said the attacker on Sunday was one of its “soldiers” who acted in response to the group’s calls to target countries involved in the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq. French security forces shot and killed the attacker.

Police sources told Sky News the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he carried out the attack at Gare St. Charles.

Somali refugee faces terror charges in Canada stabbing, car attacks | Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-attacks/somali-refugee-faces-terror-charges-in-canada-stabbing-car-attacks-idUSKCN1C61FP?il=0EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) – A Somali refugee who had been on a watch list over extremist views faced five counts of attempted murder and terror charges on Sunday after Canadian police said he stabbed a police officer and ran down four pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man whom police did not identify, had been investigated two years ago for promoting extremist ideology but was not deemed a threat, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said.

Edmonton attack: Asylum-seeker arrested over ‘terror’ incident – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41459237Shortly before midnight, a man driving a rented van was pulled over at a checkpoint. His name on documents was said to be “very similar” to that of the man police were searching for.

The truck then fled the scene, and was pursued by officers. Four pedestrians were struck during the chase in what police say appeared to be a deliberate action.

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Final thoughts

When innocent individuals are killed in the name of a violent strain of a major world religion, how should governments react? Are they so afraid of insulting practitioners of Islam that they cannot bring themselves to reject certain individuals who are likely to believe in killing for their religion? That’s more racist than they know–they are implying that non-violent Muslims accept and support the violent ones by assuming they’ll be insulted when a government takes action.

This is the same logic used by those who oppose President Trump’s travel bans. They call it racist, but they are really the ones painting all Muslims with a big brush. If Muslims truly condemned violent jihad, they would applaud government actions to keep those loony individuals out.

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