Journalist and analyst specialising in the Middle East and terror groups, Jonathan Spyer, has said that Western Europe’s failure to stop Islamist terror taking route in its heartland represents ‘a profound failure of Western European political culture and of the continent’s elites’ to ‘grasp the nature of the time in which they are living’.
“The terror attacks in Nice and Wurzburg are the latest manifestations of what should now be seen as a still fairly low-level Islamist insurgency taking place in a number of west European countries. The fact that this insurgency has been allowed to kindle itself and slowly emerge before now bursting forth represents a profound failure of Western European political culture and of the continent’s elites.
This is not merely a matter of poor police or intelligence work. Rather, it is the culmination of a long process of enfeeblement. The Islamist insurgency is a disease attacking an already weakened body which lacks the means to defend itself.”
Yes, Europe is in the midsts of an Islamic insurgency and its elected leaders, tasked with defending the population, are asleep at the wheel. Only the British populace seems to have woken up to the fact that the EU’s open-arms policy is the beginning of the end.
Political Islam, in its many variations, has captured the minds of millions and is now leading to war and state fragmentation in the Middle East. And through the process whereby Mideastern refugees seek to quit the region and enter Europe, these ideas enter Europe, carried by some of the young men making their way behind the walls, like a plague bacillus.
The result is the current insurgency. It is erupting out of parts of the society untouched and undreamt of by the elite.
Is the New Zealand government doing enough to protect its populace and prevent an Islamist insurgency manifesting here? Or are we already too enfeebled, too enamoured with Islam, and incapable of taking the required proactive and almost-no-longer preemptive steps to defend ourselves? Read more »