“It is in essence
the Ground Zero
of European jihadism,
there is no question about that.”
— a former senior U.S. counter-terrorism official commenting on NBC about the area in Brussels where the terrorists operate
Hey, Europe, it’s well past time to take Islamic radicalism seriously.
Muslims who help terrorists are ENEMIES OF THE STATE, and the general public. Islamic leaders MUST publicly and vociferously DENOUNCE TERRORISM. There must be serious consequences for anyone refusing to do so, including deportation.
Obviously anyone helping and harboring terrorists — if taken alive — must be rounded up, arrested and charged. Yes, I realize our open-minded, tolerant friends would rather talk it out than resort to violence, but terrorists and their sympathizers must be scared out of the business, out of Europe altogether, or off the planet to meet Allah. There are no other options.
“ . . . the fact that [terrorist leader Salah Abdeslam] was able to evade authorities for so long demonstrates the high level of support for their network in the community.”
It’s a competency problem, says a former FBI and U.S. Army counter-terrorism operative.
“That they could sit for four months, not only in Belgium but in Brussels and especially in Molenbeek, and plot these kinds of attacks just four days after the arrest of such a high-level network facilitator — this is shocking to me because they should have been on the highest level of alert.”
The West must be proactive, vigilant and relentless. Waiting around for the next attack only kills, maims and terrorizes innocent civilians.
“It is hard to conceive that this would happen on such a large scale when it was so obvious that these guys were operating there. After [Abdeslam’s] arrest, you would have to assume everyone in the network was preparing to launch whatever they had.”
It’s time to scare the bad guys and their friends.
“I expect a lot of doors to be kicked in over the coming weeks.”
I sure the hell hope so.