The terrorists in Holland woke up the sleeping Euros, who are joining increasing numbers of Arabs and Muslims to question the calls for jihad.
Yet the age of jihad is far from over, he suggests. Instead, the battleground may be shifting to Europe.
Well, of course. The colloquial term is "Duh"
We stood up to the terrorists. GWB showed backbone. The terrorists backed down.
By contrast, Europe tried appeasement. Throughout history that has failed.
From a simple military standpoint, the terrorists are going after the soft target and are leaving the hard target alone, at least comparatively.
The technical term for this in the military is maneuver warfare.
Too bad for the Euroweasels. Pity.
Quote: Yet we still don't know how big it is," "We still, today, don't know al-Qaida's order of battle."
I think that is largely false. Whe have a significant portions of the leadership in custody, and It seems highly unlikely that all of them are stone-walling. Given the general level of cowardice exhibited by these so called "masterminds" and the fact that they have been kept out of range of the US courts and in undisclosed locations in countries where torture and drug use are allowed, I suspect they are singing like birds.
I do agree with much of the article which suggests that the battle will be moved to Europe where they have a much better chance of success.
US muslims, by and large chose to remain silent, neither condemming nor overtly supporting al-Qaida.
I don't think the same will be true in Europe, where half of Paris is Muslim and becoming quite radicalized.
Old Europe's 9/11 is yet to come.
Alternatively, Europe is a temptingly weak target, and the U.S. has proved a hard nut.
Gay Paris, here they come!
That is good news for us - terrible news for Europe. Their politically correct societies can't comprehend pure evil, and they will appease their way to their own destruction. Their sell-out of Israel assures their fate. On another note, I heard on FOX that Egypt has been invaded by millions and millions of locusts. Wasn't Egypt the place where 16 Israelis were murdered several weeks ago?
Phase One: Lose your ass.
Phase Two: Lose your ass.
Phase Three Euro Version: See phase One.
Simple: reduce them through evangelization and immigration restrictions, while having more Christian babies as a counterweight to Islamic fecundity. Deny any concession to Sharia.
And what did George Bush say?
"According to the French academic Gilles Kepel Bin Laden's holy war, as originally conceived, is failing."
Yes. Kepel's right. And the reason it's failing it this: The expert, brialliant, and resolute leadership of one man--George Bush.
"The principal goal of terrorism - to seize power in Muslim countries through mobilisation of populations galvanised by jihad's sheer audacity - has not been realised."
Right. Because George Bush has more audacity, is smarter, and is on the side of God.
"The battleground may be shifting to Europe."
It is. Because President Bush and the American people have shown the jihidis that they cannot succeed in the U.S.--though they have never stopped trying.
9/11 has never been repeated--dispite the jihidis best efforts--despite the Super Bowl and the 2004 elections and everything else. The reason--George Bush and his supurb leadership!
Europe, on the other hand, led by confused, corrupt appeasers, lost, uncertain, and bogged down in a quagmire of decadence, is an easy mark.
"The most important battle in the war for Muslim minds during the next decade will be fought not in Palestine or Iraq but in communities of believers on the outskirts of London, Paris and other European cities."
They won't be fought in American cities. That's for sure! Thanks to President Bush and the people of the American Heartland!
"The challenge for Europe is thus how best to integrate these Muslim populations."
What if they don't want to be integrated?
"The so-called 'clash of civilisations' is moving closer to home."
Yes. It is. And so far, many European leaders are still in denial that it even exists. Lotsa luck!
Islam is Nazism. I say give them what they want and unleash hell.
What the Euros don't understand is that Islamofascism is like water--it will run downhill in the easiest place.
Bush is making America like a walled fortress so the water will run around it and downhill to the Europeans.
Too bad, but they will have to build their own dike.
Muslim minds an oxymoron...