Tag: Islamic Terrorism

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Motive Mystery

 

“We may never know his motive.” “Authorities remain uncertain as to the killer’s motive.” Et cetera.

How many times do we read this, and see a very clear, very obvious motive? Seriously, if someone kills a person (particularly soldier or religious leader) while screaming Allah Akbar, you can safely say the scumbag is an Islamic Supremacist getting his jihad on. If someone is a member of an antisemitic group and kills a bunch of Jews after going to a place known to have Jews, they probably are a member of the Hitler fan club.

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Nicole Gelinas joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the recent bombing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and how the city is managing the streets in midtown Manhattan to handle not only gridlocked traffic but also the threat of vehicle-based terrorist attacks on pedestrians.

On Monday, December 11, New York City was stunned when a 27-year-old man from Bangladesh attempted to detonate an amateur pipe bomb during the morning rush-hour commute. The incident took place less than two months after another man intentionally drove his truck onto a lower Manhattan bike path, killing eight people.

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We’ve seen the statistic over and over again—the odds of being killed by a terrorist are a gazillion to one. Even the Daily Shot has mentioned this a couple of times the last few months. What is the purpose of repeating this statistic? Why do I care that I’m more likely to die in an […]

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Judith Miller joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the most recent Islamic terrorist attack in New York City.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Halloween, a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan, Sayfullo Saipov, drove a rented pickup onto a Hudson River Park bike path in Lower Manhattan. Within ten minutes, eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured. NYPD officers responded quickly after the attack began, shooting Saipov before he could cause more mayhem. He is in police custody, and details from the incident are still emerging.

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Bill shares his thoughts on the terror attack in New York City and how we should respond, particularly in regards to getting rid of the visa lottery program that allowed the attacker to come to the U.S. Then, Bill talks with Congressman Ron DeSantis about the attack, our immigration policies, and how Republicans should respond to the latest developments in the “Trump dossier” scandal. Bill interviews Congressman David Brat about the GOP plans for tax reform and what we can expect to see this week. Finally, Joel Farkas of the American Strategy Group joins Bill to discuss Pres. Trump’s potential nominees for Chairman of the Federal Reserve. They also discuss the upcoming next round of NAFTA renegotiations.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Washington Post, not only for condemning the Latino Victory Fund ad that depicts Republican voters in Virginia as racists that want to run over minority kids but also slamming Democratic nominee Ralph Northam – whom the Post has endorsed – for a weak response to the ad. They also grieve for the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Manhattan and get frustrated as the media immediately tried to rule out Islamic terrorism and then insist it’s not a time for politics once they find out it was related to radical Islam. And they groan as congressional Republicans are forced to postpone the release of their tax reform bill because of ongoing disagreements within the party.

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About a week ago Matthew Continetti had a great column at the Washington Free Beacon, entitled The Bodyguards of Kim Jong-Un. He starts with the historical parallel of today to what happened in the war we fought about 50 years ago: “Why did we lose this war?” asked James Burnham of Vietnam in 1972. One […]

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The 2016 film 10 Cloverfield Lane is a taut psychological thriller in which doomsday prepper Howard Stambler (John Goodman) holds Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Emmett (John Gallagher, Jr.) in his underground bunker after unexplained, possibly catastrophic events have taken place on the surface. More

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A bomb in the side chapel at the Cathedral in Cairo killed 25, wounded 49. This is probably early to avoid the extra security that is planned for Christmas. More

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From the Orlando Sentinel: “When the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security handed out $580 million in anti-terrorism grants in January for the second year in a row, Orlando didn’t get a dollar–because the threat of terror here was judged to be too low.” More

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Neither President Obama’s, nor Hillary’s, nor Sanders’ statement on the Orlando mass murder, the second worst in US history, included any reference to Islamic radicalism or Islamist terrorists. World leaders are normally diplomatic and circumspect when referring to each other, but after former French president Nicolas Sarkozy met Pres. Obama, he remarked that “Obama lives […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. From the Editors’ Desk: Petraeus’ Advice for the “Long War” Against Islamism

 

384px-DCIA_David_PetraeusA few days ago in the Washington Post, David Patraeus published a list of lessons the United States should learn from the past fifteen years. What follows is a highly abridged version:

First, it is increasingly apparent that ungoverned spaces in a region stretching from West Africa through the Middle East and into Central Asia will be exploited by Islamic extremists who want to establish sanctuaries in which they can enforce their extremist version of Islam and from which they can conduct terrorist attacks. Second, it is also apparent that the attacks and other activities of such extremists will not be confined to the areas or regions in which they are located. […] Third, it is also increasingly clear that, in responding to these challenges, U.S. leadership is imperative. […] Churchill was right when he observed, “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” And, if one of those partners wants to walk point — such as France in Mali — we should support it, while recognizing that we still may have to contribute substantially. Fourth, it is becoming clear that the path the United States and coalition partners pursue has to be comprehensive and not just a narrow counter-terrorism approach. It is increasingly apparent that more than precision strikes and special operations raids are needed. […] Fifth, and finally, it is clear that the U.S.-led effort will have to be sustained for what may be extended periods of time — and that reductions in our level of effort should be guided by conditions on the ground rather than fixed timetables.

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President Obama claims that terrorist acts like Paris, Brussels, and San Bernardino are supported by only a teensy-weensy smidgen of the Mohammdan Umma. This commenter at NRO thinks otherwise. I was sitting in a very high-level meeting in Dubai at the offices of my client. There were many high ranking government officials, businessmen, sheiks and […]

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You may have heard in this; in the former Great Britain, there has been a contest to name the latest addition to Her Majesty’s fleet. In a land that once gave us the HMS Indomitable, HMS Indefatigable, and HMS Dreadnought, the leading contender for the name of this ship is HMS Boaty McBoatface. A neat […]

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This the impolite question that everyone in the West better start asking their “leaders” every day. More

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The irrepressible gadfly and journalist Ezra Levant traveled to Europe to investigate the migrant crisis. This video shows him interviewing a Yazidi couple that fled ISIS rapists and murderers who cut up men with power saws and eat the eyes they have plucked from babies’ heads, only to arrive in Europe and find that Islamic threats […]

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that Hillary’s campaign is selling her “Love trumps hate” tweet as a bumper sticker. It’s only a matter of time before I expect to see it on every Prius in town, right next to the “Coexist” and “Old White Woman for Obama” stickers. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. “Nothing to Do with Islam”

 

Militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa provinceIn the aftermath of Paris and before San Bernardino, Hillary Clinton articulated the forced catechism of the Left: “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

What happens when a major political party becomes so wedded to political correctness that it feels constrained to deny reality? Clinton could hardly have chosen a less opportune moment to squeeze her eyes shut about the threat of Islamic extremism – a threat that is glaringly, blazingly obvious.

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