Terror and counter-strike
Perhaps there is still time for some common-sense solution, before everyone has reached for the guns
Prof. Mihail Konstantinov
24 June, 2017
Since 2015, terror attacks in Europe have become more frequent, to the point of regular; it is hard to keep track of the attackers’ names, even as not all of them have been identified. But there is one name we are likely to remember – that of a slightly demented subject of The Crown, an alcoholic, homeless man, who is father of four. This drunkard is named Darren Osborne, a white, jobless, 47-year-old man from Cardiff, Wales. He will be remembered as the man who drove his van into a crowd of Muslims outside one of London’s many mosques. Fortunately, no one was killed during the incident (the one deceased individual found at the scene died of unrelated causes).
Seemingly inebriated, the man shouted: “I want to kill all Muslims”. The worshippers at the site proceeded to beat him and would have probably taken his life if it had not been for the imam who rushed out of the mosque to his rescue. The police officers who arrived at the scene arrested Osborne, who was then charged with terrorism. I personally think Osborne’s actions were more in the realm of alcohol-induced idiocy. It remains to be seen how the objective and unbiased British court will view it. The fact remains that some people would like to believe that there is Christian terrorism, so it can push the Islamic version out of the spotlight.
Moreover, following 2015, sentiments among European citizens have started to shift. No, not radically, but you could feel that they are getting tired of being subjected to gun shootings and bombings, of being run over by trucks and vans or stabbed or bludgeoned with hammers.
Terrorism and the lack of measures to combat it sooner or later will produce terrorism in response. Perhaps we are already seeing it. For the sake of fairness, we should remind that there are recent examples of white Christian terror, described by its very instigators as counter-strike. The most notable such attack occurred in Oklahoma in 1995, when former US servicemen blew up a federal government building in the city, killing 168 and injuring over 800 people. The attack has an instructive background.
The militant protestant group Branch Davidians led by its pastor-Fuehrer David Koresh was running rampage in Waco, Texas in 1993. Unspeakable perversions were taking place within that religious group, something normal for such organisations. Polygamy was a common practice, torture was used, children were raped, guns were piled up and the members of the sect were preparing for an epic battle with the Satan embodied by the US government. Finally, authorities decided that they have had enough and the FBI laid siege to the compound. Instead of surrendering, the Branch Davidians fought back for 50 days.
On the 51st day, the US Attorney General Janet Reno gave permission for 70 heavily-armed agents, with tanks and helicopters for back-up, to raid the compound in what amounted to a military operation. The buildings were reduced to ashes, taking the lives of 79 members of the sect. Four FBI agents died. The episode left a deep wound in the hearts of Americans. Two years later, the revenge strike came in the form of the attack on Oklahoma, which is the second-largest in US history behind 11 September, 2001. Some see the actions of the authorities in Waco as an act of terror and the episode in Oklahoma as counter-strike.
The attack on Oklahoma was a collective effort. Meanwhile, the deadliest attack (77 victims, 155 injured) committed by a sole perpetrator was that by Norwegian Anders Breivik in 2011. Breivik insists that his actions were counter-strike caused by the inaction of authorities.
In other words, there is such a thing as white Christian extremism, irrespective of whether it is labelled as terror or counter-strike. If we look back, the very establishment of the state of Israel involved Jewish special forces attacking English government targets, including blowing up the British headquarters in Jerusalem in 1946, which resulted in tens of victims.
There is a real risk of terror and counter-strike becoming an everyday occurrence in Europe and worldwide. This would be a purgatory. If that happens, leaders of another kind will step onto the political stage to lead their people into battle. And these will not be your run-of-the-mill nationalists like Marine Le Pen and other heads of anti-establishment parties in Europe but leaders of the war-time variety.
To avoid this fate, we should start asking ourselves what brought us here. In 1948 The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2007 the EP and the EC adopted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. We are not going to go into their content here, they are easily accessible online. These are remarkable documents, the product of the thousand-year-old European Christian and world civilisations. There is not a single word out of place in those texts.
However, rights are pointless without obligations and this was abundantly clear, at least until recently. If one is not mindful of the effect of one’s actions on the next generations, there will not be next generations, at least not how we want them to be. Europe is being invaded by people who have ideology, mission and faith. Their religion instructs them to have many children (for example 10), to convert other people to their faith and destroy those who resist. There are no Christians left in the Middle East because the diligent Islamists either killed them or made them flee. In the meantime, Europe, when it is not silent, demonstrates close relations with those who finance the killers.
What does integration mean exactly and is it possible? I honestly do not know anymore and I do not believe anyone does. The people coming to Europe have no intention to accept our way of life. They are conquerors and their actions are deeply motivated and clear from an evolutionary standpoint. At the same time, these people are worthy opponents and should not be underestimated.
The logical result of terror attacks and the authorities’ lack of effort to stop them is counter-strike. But the latter only exacerbates the crisis. Perhaps there is still time for a common-sense solution before everyone reaches for their guns, or whatever weapon they could find. In Europe in particular, Islamic religious authorities should denounce terrorism and the Sharia. Imams who refuse to do this should be extradited, while religious places where terror is promoted should be shut down. Of course, this applies to any other attempts for any religion to be used as a tool to incite hatred and terror.
The religious communities themselves should renounce terror instead of praising it, especially on social media. And yes, suicide attackers are not the only ones responsible. Their communities, more specifically their families, are also to blame and ought to be held just as accountable before the law. The applicable anti-terrorism legislation should provide for deportation as punishment for complicity. Naturally, the ridiculous social policies in place need to be revisited. It is ludicrous that every single person who reaches Europe can receive benefits.
Continuing the disastrous pseudo-liberal policies wrapped up in politically correct clap-trap will only lead to a downward spiral of terror and counter-strike, of which God only knows who and how will manage to escape. We must remember that there are no rights without obligations, if we want civilisation to exist. But do we really want it to?