Yet again, France has been attacked by radical Islamic terror. Over the last few years, Europe has seen death tolls in the hundreds as Islamists seek to instill terror in the hearts of innocent people. And yet we see little or no response from our leaders.
With each new attack, we are told that these terrorists do not represent Islam, we are told by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, that living with terrorism is part f life in a big city (tell that to Tokyo that has more people than London and not one recent terror attack). But perhaps there is one lone voice that understands where we are going wrong.
President Trump tweeted condolences to those who were attacked this week and wrote:
“Changes to our thought process on terror must be made. At some point, countries will have to open their eyes & see what is really going on. This kind of sickness & hatred is not compatible with a loving, peaceful, & successful country!”
And this is the point. We cannot appease our way out of this situation. We cannot accept that a certain portion of the Muslim community will continue to try and harm us. Until we understand that it is the very permissiveness that we engender allows killers to hide among otherwise innocent communities, we will forever be reacting to one attack after another.
It is time to out those that would shield terrorists on watch that extremism OF ANY FORM will not be tolerated. Those that protect would-be killers and extremists need to be prosecuted. Making new laws is not (and never was) the answer. We have laws in place for this…Time to start applying them!