2014 June 29 Sunday
Jihadists Leaving Germany For Islamic Caliphate
ISIL/ISIS has rebranded itself as an Islamic Caliphate now to be called The Islamic State. Hey, I like clear branding. Makes it easier to understand a product. Meanwhile, the German government wants to prevent Jihadists in Germany from traveling to Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. I think that's a mistake. The flow in the opposite direction is what should be stopped.
Jihadists in Europe are a sign of a very broken immigration system. But the EU, like America, wants to be inclusive and celebrate diversity. They need to recognize that their values are not universal and not guaranteed to survive in their own countries.
Retired 4 star US Navy Admiral James Stavridis lays out a bizarre argument for why NATO (really) should get involved in the fighting in Iraq and Syria: Itís time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.
As ISIS consolidates its position across the Syrian and Iraqi divide, NATO must realize that it is only a matter of time before a wave of EU-passport-bearing jihadists will be headed back home to wreak havoc.
EU-passport-bearing jihadists! Hey, modest proposal: deport them and revoke their citizenship.
I am opposed to the decay of civilization. This puts me at odds with elites who think we can take civilization for granted and exploit it for profit, power, and moral preening.
By Randall Parker at 2014 June 29 08:18 PM
UK already has a law to remove anyone who is working for the enemy, from British citizenship, and this law has already been applied to those who went to Syria to join the Jihadis:
References to "European" jihadists are hilarious. Such language also shows how sick European civilizaion has become.
I was in Germany last month and was shocked by the number of Muslims I saw. Last week I was in London, and it was even worse there. My wife and I went shopping at Selfridge's, but the place was full of them, so she got disgusted and we went to a pub. Thankfully, not many in there.
This could be a blessing in disguise for the Europeans if they play their cards right. Just don't let the Jihadis back in. If they return, there's going to be hell to pay.
Black Death wrote: " Last week I was in London, and it was even worse there. My wife and I went shopping at Selfridge's, but the place was full of them, so she got disgusted and we went to a pub. Thankfully, not many in there. "
The "Muslims" that you noticed in London, and the ones who "disgusted" your wife at Selfridge, must have been the ones that you and your wife detected due to their darker skins, namely the ones from Pakistan. But note carefully that Islam is not a race, it is a religion. In UK, in the regions that you visited, there were surely many other Muslims that you and your wife could NOT have detected because in Western Europe there are also many of the Turks, Bosnians, Bulgarians, are white Muslims (descendants of Europeans who converted to Islam in the Ottoman Empire.) In addition, there are many thousands of disgruntled native white Europeans who have been converting to Islam every year, and the latter group of new Muslims often become the most extremist terrorists as a reflection of their personal problems with the world. And there are also staunchly secular Muslims who are literally fighting for their lives to survive against the emerging Islamic extremists.
If you want to equate race and religion, then Der Mythus des XX Jahrhunderts is the book you might enjoy. It is written by the author of this book that since it's impossible to imagine a person as noble as Jesus with dark skin and curly hair, it follows that Jesus was an Aryan, not a Jew.
Have you ever been to London? It was hot there last week - almost 30 degrees C. Most people dressed for the weather. But for one group in particular, the women were wrapped up head-to-toe. Many wore scarves so that their faces were not clearly visible. Skin color? Most were probably light brown, but you could only tell that clearly for the men. Now just who do you think these folks were - Mormon missionaries? Race and skin color have nothing to do with it.
Black Death, I know London very well, but what I am saying is that there were many OTHER Muslims in Europe that you cannot detect with any DNA test, because they are white Europeans, and in the latter group, even the female suicide bombers might dress for the occasion by wearing a mini-skirt if it can fool the security guards. And some of the most adamant Islamist extremists are often converts who want to prove themselves.