A regular reader and commenter here at WOBH has supplied this guest post
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been ridiculed for his comments that Mohammad Emwazi, better known as ‘Jihadi John’ should have been arrested and “held to account in a court of law” instead of being ‘evaporated’ by a drone strike. The tongue-in-cheek comments by Labour MP Ian Austin, that Emwazi would have “come quietly” simply highlights just how ludicrous Corbyn’s views are even to members of his own party. But Corbyn’s views echoes those of many of the socialist liberals that saturate our society.
In the wake of the Paris attacks yesterday, this disconnect between what is reality and these widely held views amongst the liberal and socialist elite and many Western world leaders is potentially fatal to our society.
New Zealand also has its fair share of ignorant people. I was staggered to hear Annette King, deputy leader of the Labour Party reiterating on Newstalk ZB yesterday, the NZ Labour Party’s position that “we shouldn’t be in Iraq” and suggesting that these terror attacks in Paris are all the result of the “American’s going into Iraq”. I am not alone in my horror at her utterances on the radio. The blogger The Veteran, had a similar reaction describing it as “simply beyond belief,”
Unfortunately for us all, this is a pervasive view amongst the ignorant and ‘uneducated-as-to-Islam’ members of our society. Agnès Poirier in the Guardian writes that “the viciousness [the] terrorists reserve for France is notable. For obvious reasons: France and Paris are the cradle of the Enlightenment, the birthplace of secularism and the separation between the State and the Church, a beacon of freedom of thought, scepticism and powerful satire. It is also an active player in fighting Islamists in the world.” She suggests that for “35 years now, French governments, one after the other, have weakened the foundation of the République by allowing the rise of communitarianism. The extreme right is increasing its electoral hold, and so is antisemitism among young French Muslims.”
“Communitarianism,” that socialist utopian ideal imposed on Western society has in the past 24 hours enabled ISIS to deliver the worst atrocity to France since World War II.
As we all search for some understanding and ‘reason’ for these attacks while we channel-surf the news covering the unfolding horror and tragedy in France, in the days to follow there will no doubt be claims by socialists that the terror attacks are because of the lack of jobs for Muslim immigrants, poverty, racism, “Islamophobia”, the war in the Middle East and America. Yet none of these reasons are at the heart of the cause of the terror.
There is a simple answer. Read more »