Sunday, December 30, 2018

Lonve Wolves2


These "lone wolves" just obeyed Islam,
the ISIS flag is irrevalent

I opened my column, “Lone Wolves,” with:

Canadian Columnist Mark Steyn tackles a term, “lone wolf,” which describes not so much any jihadist as it does the authorities that fossick around a box of Islamic Crackerjacks in search of a motive, in strenuous evasion of the fact that the perps were Muslims  motivated by Islam .  

The authorities seem to be “lone wolves,” in their apparent divergence from the collection of facts about how Maren Ueland of Norway, and Louisa Jespersen of Denmark, were murdered.  One body was found inside the hiking tent they’d pitched, and the second outside of it. Photographs in several publications show investigators near the tent. But another picture claims that one was found near what looks like blockhouse (New Zealand Herald). Most reports say that the women’s throats had been cut and make no mention of their decapitation; were both women decapitated or just one?  How were their bodies mutilated? Was there evidence of the women being raped before being slain? There has been no mention of that in any of the accounts I’ve read. Did the woman have any contact with the killers before the killers struck? How many killers were there? No mention of that, either.  When do the medical examiners estimate the women were killed? Morning, noon, or night? 

A CBS report says:

Four men have been detained in Morocco, and authorities there consider the killings of two female students to be a terrorist act.  The women from Norway and Denmark had been hiking, and two French hikers discovered their bodies discovered Monday with stab wounds in their necks, [Holly] Williams reports. 

The term “Lone Wolves” is a piece of deceptive, distracting Politically Correct argot, almost synonymous with the term “extremist ” intended to change the focus of one’s attention from Islam to personal motives unrelated to Islam, so that one is led to the conclusion that the jihadist has “misunderstood” Islam or has psychological problems. There are a number of passages in the Koran and Hadith that the authorities can claim that a jihadist can “misunderstand” the  Koranic verses, such as:

“Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them” (2:191), “murder them and treat them harshly” (9:123), “fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.”

The holy Prophet prescribes fighting for us and tells us that “it is good for us even if we dislike it” (2:216). Then he advises us to “strike off the heads of the disbelievers (47:4).” Our God has promised to “instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” and has ordered us to “smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them” (8:12).


The homicidal language cannot be “misunderstood.” It is clear and explicit. Jihadists take the “extreme” meaning” of the verses, which are the precise and intended meanings. It’s the difference between adding a teaspoon of salt to one’s boiling water and a ton.

So there seems to be a disparity in the reported coverage of the murders and what information has been released about the nature of the murders. We have entered an era when words lose their meanings, when things have definitions, but which PC allows people evade the things they want to avoid for fear of PC name-calling, such as “racist” or  “Islamophbia.”

Pamela Geller reported:

The SUN  Three Muslim men have been arrested after two female backpackers, 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were found with severe neck injuries in their tent at a popular trekking spot in Morocco.

According to Morocco World News, a witness, who asked to not to be named, said the women were allegedly found decapitated.” Their bodies were found in a “remote mountainous region” about 6.2 miles from the centre of the village.

A decapitation is a far cry from a mere “knife wound,” which would precede a  decapitation.

“The emir of the group” was Abdessamad Ejjoud, a 25-year-old street vendor living on the outskirts of Marrakech, according to the head of Morocco’s central office for judicial investigation, Abdelhak Khiam.

Ejjoud had “formed a kind of cell that discussed how to carry out a terrorist act inside the kingdom,” he told AFP.

Investigators claim Ejjoud is one of the four men seen pledging allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a black IS flag in the background in a video uploaded by the group a week before the double murder.

Mr Khiam said the group “agreed under the influence of their emir to carry out a terrorist act … targeting the security services or foreign tourists”.

Two days before the murders, they travelled to the Imlil region “because it is frequented by foreigners” and “targeted the two tourists in a deserted area”, he said.  Described as “lone wolves”, the killers are said to have wanted to “carry out terrorist acts inside the kingdom” in revenge for Kurdish forces taking back control of ISIS-held towns in Syria.

Although the suspects had a photo taken of themselves with an ISIS flag in the background, Clare Lopez of the Center for Security Policy remarked:

When devout, practicing jihadis attack & kill non-Muslims, we are short-sighted to identify them only by a discrete group name - AQ, Islamic State, Taliban. We need to listen to what they themselves tell us: they fight jihad in obedience to Allah to establish a global Islamic State under rule of Islamic Law (shariah).

Islam has a definition that can’t be evaded. The suspects were motivated by Islam. It is a “religious” cult that prescribes death or submission for its non-believers,”or a living death for its believers. It is, basically, evil and anti-life.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Lone Wolves

Canadian Columnist Mark Steyn tackles a term, “lone wolf,” which describes not so much any jihadist as it does the authorities that fossick around a box of Islamic Crackerjacks in search of a motive, in strenuous evasion of the fact that the perps were Muslims  motivated by Islam .  

The suspects suffer from “mental illness,” their cranial instability probably the safest label they  can pin to a killer without being accused of not being “diversity’” friendly.


“This term ‘lone wolf’ is a cop-out…the idea that they somehow have to have a membership card in Islamic State or in al Qaeda for it to be official, fully-credentialed terror, like getting a hairdresser’s license in New York State is completely preposterous” he stated.

Steyn added that the rhetoric of "lone wolf" terrorists allows those who do not want to admit that radical Islam is a problem to brush off terror as isolated incidents, saying "all jihad is local. That actually suits them, to say, 'oh no this is just some mentally ill guy in Ottawa and this is another guy who's a bit goofy in New York and there's no connection between the two.' Because otherwise you have to treat it like your other big story. You have to treat it like ideological Ebola and you have to stop the infection..."

In other words, the term “lone wolf” permits authorities to hopscotch over the reality of Islam-fueled terrorism, and thus avoid the hypothetical unpleasantness of offending Muslims or their “religion,” and probably the accusation of “racism” (even though the practice of Islam is not confined to any one race; but apparently this is a difficult concept to communicate).

Being a “lone wolf” entitles one to belong to the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves. One acts alone in one’s butchery, not on command by ISIS. One is inspired by ISIS, by its videos and online encouragement.

Relating to the beheading murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, of Denmark, and Maren Ueland, of Norway in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Australian News reported:

In a press conference in Rabat yesterday, police and domestic intelligence spokesman Boubker Sabik labelled the suspects “lone wolves”, adding that “the crime was not co-ordinated with Islamic State” [ISIS].

Authorities allege the four main suspects — all of whom were arrested within three days of the murders — recruited up to 15 others into a hastily formed terrorist group.

Authorities in Morocco and Denmark initially pinned the attack on Islamic State after a video of the four main suspects pledging allegiance to the group a week before the murders surfaced online.

But local police now believe the alleged killers acted without advance agreement with IS or any other foreign terrorist organization.

Although no connection to ISIS has been firmly established, ISIS wasted no time in cashing in on the murder, and celebrated them by sending videos of the beheadings Jesperson’s mother and her friends in Denmark. The Swedish government news outlet has made it a punishable offense to send the videos.

RT reports

On Christmas Eve, the national public broadcaster in Sweden aired a report about the barbaric killings, but chose not to focus on the actual details of the crime or the now-established links to Islamic terrorism. The SVT report made no mention of the fact that one of the young women was beheaded, said nothing about the ISIS link and simply referred to “knife damage” on the woman’s neck.

Bizarrely, the report focused almost entirely on how it is a punishable offence to share the disturbing video. Written reports on SVT’s website did mention the fact that the murders have been linked to Islamic terrorism, but that fact was nowhere to be found in its strange Christmas Eve report.

“Knife damage”?  That is about as sensational as me nicking myself while shaving. One commenter remarked in response to SVT’ timid, s soft shoe coverage of the crime:

225 years ago Marie Antoinette suffered 'knife damage to her neck' during the French Revolution,” another user sarcastically wrote.

Maximilien Robespierre held the knife. More than two centuries later,  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became his successor in terror. Robespierre was eventually consumed by his own army of lone wolves. Let us hope that al-Baghdadi meets the same just fate.



“This term ‘lone wolf’ is a cop-out…the idea that they somehow have to have a membership card in Islamic State or in al Qaeda for it to be official, fully-credentialed terror, like getting a hairdresser’s license in New York State is completely preposterous” he stated.

Steyn added that the rhetoric of "lone wolf" terrorists allows those who do not want to admit that radical Islam is a problem to brush off terror as isolated incidents, saying "all jihad is local. That actually suits them, to say, 'oh no this is just some mentally ill guy in Ottawa and this is another guy who's a bit goofy in New York and there's no connection between the two.' Because otherwise you have to treat it like your other big story. You have to treat it like ideological Ebola and you have to stop the infection..."

In other words, the term “lone wolf” permits authorities to hopscotch over the reality of Islam-fueled terrorism, and thus avoid the hypothetical unpleasantness of offending Muslims or their “religion,” and probably the accusation of “racism” (even though the practice of Islam is not confined to any one race; but apparently this is a difficult concept to communicate).

Being a “lone wolf” entitles one to belong to the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves. One acts alone in one’s butchery, not on command by ISIS. One is inspired by ISIS, by its videos and online encouragement.

Relating to the beheading murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, of Denmark, and Maren Ueland, of Norway in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Australian News reported:

In a press conference in Rabat yesterday, police and domestic intelligence spokesman Boubker Sabik labelled the suspects “lone wolves”, adding that “the crime was not co-ordinated with Islamic State” [ISIS].

Authorities allege the four main suspects — all of whom were arrested within three days of the murders — recruited up to 15 others into a hastily formed terrorist group.

Authorities in Morocco and Denmark initially pinned the attack on Islamic State after a video of the four main suspects pledging allegiance to the group a week before the murders surfaced online.

But local police now believe the alleged killers acted without advance agreement with IS or any other foreign terrorist organization.

Although no connection to ISIS has been firmly established, ISIS wasted no time in cashing in on the murder, and celebrated them by sending videos of the beheadings Jesperson’s mother and her friends in Denmark. The Swedish government news outlet has made it a punishable offense to send the videos.

RT reports

On Christmas Eve, the national public broadcaster in Sweden aired a report about the barbaric killings, but chose not to focus on the actual details of the crime or the now-established links to Islamic terrorism. The SVT report made no mention of the fact that one of the young women was beheaded, said nothing about the ISIS link and simply referred to “knife damage” on the woman’s neck.

Bizarrely, the report focused almost entirely on how it is a punishable offence to share the disturbing video. Written reports on SVT’s website did mention the fact that the murders have been linked to Islamic terrorism, but that fact was nowhere to be found in its strange Christmas Eve report.

“Knife damage”?  That is about as sensational as me nicking myself while shaving. One commenter remarked in response to SVT's timid, s soft shoe coverage of the crime:

225 years ago Marie Antoinette suffered 'knife damage to her neck' during the French Revolution,” another user sarcastically wrote.

Maximilien Robespierre held the knife. More than two centuries later,  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became his successor in terror as the head of ISIS. Robespierre was eventually consumed by his own army of lone wolves. Let us hope that al-Baghdadi meets the same just fate.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

A Pair of Stooges


Ruth King wrote in her blogspot  Ruthfully Yours about the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis,  and President Trump’s announcement to withdraw American troops from Syria:

I was advised by a good friend with whom I almost always agree, that I should include more columns criticizing the withdrawal of our troops from Syria. I did below. However, they only hardened my support for troop withdrawal.

First: Jewish “leaders” are opposed? As I recall they were not uniformly opposed to Obama’s disastrous and scurrilous appeasement of the mullahs in the infamous Iran deal.

Second: Israel is “nervous” that the removal of 2000 American soldiers will embolden Iran, Turkey and Syrian jihadists. Now, I am hawkish on Israel- very hawkish on a hawkish Israel with defense forces that do not rely-never- on any foreign guarantees for the security of the nation. Am I to believe that the presence of 2000 United States troops is necessary for Israel’s defense?

Sorry I remain unconvinced. And as for General Mattis- he was opposed to moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem; opposed to quashing the Iran deal; was opposed to the 2017 bombing of Syria in retaliation for Syrian chemical weapons attacks; opposed to leaving the G20 global climate fraud.

 Mattis and McMaster wanted Trump and the U.S. to bow to the global consensus.

It seems that James Mattis has been one of the Three Stooges against Trump’s foreign policy:  the two other “Stooges” have been George Soros and H.R. McMaster.  

McMaster became history in March, and for good reason. For example, The National Interest in February commented:

McMaster called for reforms to strengthen the very institutions that the president had previously decried as being hostile to American interests. “We must actively cooperate to protect, reform, and strengthen these institutions so that they honor their original aims—and serve the interests of states that value the rule of law and human dignity,” McMaster said.

McMaster also decried “revisionist” powers bent on undermining the liberal international order. “Revisionist powers are challenging the stability of the postwar international order through military force and other pernicious forms of aggression,” McMaster said.
His presence in the Trump administration was almost as bad a hiring a SJW to work in the White House. He wasn’t any better than, say, John Kerry.

Soros, of course, is not in the White House (thank God) and nor is he one of Trump’s close advisors counseling the President by telephone to compromise with our enemies. We all know what Soros stands for and pursues, which is suffocating Western civilization under the wet blanket of primitive, hostile Third World “cultures,” chiefly that of Islam.  

Ruth asks, “Am I to believe that the presence of 2000 United States troops is necessary for Israel’s defense?” No, she isn’t expected to believe that. 2000 American soldiers?  The technologically advanced Israeli Defense Forces numbers in the thousands and has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to fight Iran, Hezbollah, and other enemies of Israel, with fatal consequences for the enemy. So I agree that the withdrawal of 2000 soldiers, even if they’re largely staffed by Special Forces, is going to make much of a difference in a theater of war as bizarre and roiling as the Mideast. Those soldiers are there chiefly as adjuncts to the Kurds.

The Kurds are also capable of kicking Turkish and ISIS butt, as they have also demonstrated in the past. Especially effective are the female contingents of the Kurdish forces; to be killed by a female soldier in combat automatically robs a Muslim of his supposed ticket to paradise, so Turks and ISIS terrorists avoid engaging them.

The hair-tearing and desk-pounding of the Left over Trump’s decision is almost amusing but eloquently indicative of its apparently incurable TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). “Oh, Gee, now the Iranians or the Turks will replace the Americans!” Since when did the Left care about what happens in Syria? Or in Iraq? Unless it was news of an American defeat or set-back?

What has the U.S. to gain by being in Syria, or in Afghanistan? Abundant supplies of figs, soap, or dish towels? Are we “nation building.” Creating a new partner in the war against terrorism? A new subsidized dependent, one that would require more billions of dollars and the lives of more Americans to protect from predators in the region?

Trump’s enemies claim that we’re handing Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan free rein to attack the Kurds once we’ve withdrawn our troops.

From my perspective, we’d be making a gift to Erdoğan of a stuffed pig gussied up with bright ribbons and a dash of lipstick.