The United States is a multicultural monarch, but its head is in the sand when it comes to radical Islam, leaving nations like France to act against shariah-shriekers looking to gain ferocious footholds across the globe.
President Francois Hollande rushed troops into Mali last week in an independent attempt to free its former West African colony from brutal fanatical Islamists, while protecting his nation’s energy interests there and keeping the kooks away from his backyard.
As payback, extremists in neighboring Algeria took hundreds of people hostage, including several Americans and Britons, prompting the Algerian Army to launch a deadly strike against the terrorists. The four-day siege killed three Americans with six Britons feared dead at press time.
Yet America is more abuzz about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s doping offenses — in keeping with a dopey society that is so sanitized by the wash of political correctness that it cannot recognize evil or take a stand against it for fear of being branded a racist.
Al-Qaida-linked Islamists are making Mali their latest haven, banning “Satan’s music” on radio stations, and glorifying violence against innocent citizens.
Fatima Al Hassan told the Washington Post last year that Muslim cops yanked her out of her home in the legendary city of Timbuktu, beat her up, tossed her into a truck, and drove her to their station house where she was told she would be whipped 100 times with an electrical cord — all for the “crime” of giving water to a male visitor.
The appalling incident is as routine as the silence of mainstream Muslims towards radical Islam’s victims.
The extremists are merciless, and have no regret for leaving a trail of collateral carnage along the way. They have achieved their catastrophic desires by operating cohesively and simultaneously in several countries, and by kicking western ideals to the curb.
“In the recent wave of anti-western demonstrations, political Islam has operated globally,” reported Al-Jazeera after the U.S. embassy attacks in Libya on 9-11. “It is a curious reversal of the historic imperial relation, in which it was the west who did the dividing and ruling.”
Europe is neck deep in its Muslim problems, including demands that businesses close on Islamic holy days, and public schools segregate the sexes and add Islamic teachings to curriculums.
Public prayers are banned in France, but that hasn’t stopped devout Muslims from breaking the law. A Frenchman who secretly filmed one illegal prayer party allegedly received death for posting the Islamization of his capital city on YouTube. He claimed Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers.”
Secular lands were once embracing of Muslims, but now they are wary of their disruptive — even violent — impositions on modern society.
Around 50 of the world’s 196 official countries — an astonishing one quarter — are governed by Muslims, have Muslim-majority populations, and are guided by Muslim principles. Yet not one of them feels moved to act significantly against their murderous holy warriors.
That should be cause for concern for everyone — far above and beyond the capers of lying Lance.