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NRO ^ | 22 mar 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:30:16 AM PDT by rellimpank

The killer of French schoolchildren and soldiers turns out to be a man called Mohammed Merah. The story can now proceed according to time-honored tradition:

Stage One: The strange compulsion to assure us that the killer is a “right wing conservative extremist,” in the words of NRO commenter ExpatAsia, echoed by Chrisman and Galt’s Bain. Up north, this view was shared by Canada’s most prominent establishment Jew and the Liberal Party attack poodle Warren Kinsella (whom NR readers may recall from my free-speech cover story, which mentioned the groveling apology he was forced to make to “the Chinese community” after an unfortunately sinophobic cat joke). The insistence that the killer was emblematic of an epidemic of right-wing hate sweeping the planet is, regrettably, no longer operative. Instead, the killer isn’t representative of anything at all.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; marksteyn; merah; mohammedmerah; steyn

1 posted on 03/22/2012 6:30:27 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

http://www.newsmax.com/US/savage-france-jewish-attack/2012/03/21/id/433446


2 posted on 03/22/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: rellimpank

Islam has no place in Western society, and is not welcomed here.


3 posted on 03/22/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: rellimpank
From the link.

Instead, the killer isn’t representative of anything at all.

I'd say the killer was representative of something, but sadly, many are too unwilling to admit it even in the face of overwhelming evidence.

4 posted on 03/22/2012 6:42:59 AM PDT by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: rellimpank

The killer filmed his murders of the Jewish schoolchildren (above victim Miriam Monstango, 8 years old).

Israeli burial officials prepare the bodies of Toulouse shooting victims for their funeral after they arrived to Israel, at a morgue in Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 21,

5 posted on 03/22/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: and so?
Thats because the progressives in charge of allowing the infux haven't thought past what Styn calls the 'rapid, transformative' influence muslims are having.

With progressives its all about destroying whats in place and worrying about what will take its place it later.

The progressives share equal responsibility for every one of these attacks.

6 posted on 03/22/2012 6:52:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: rellimpank

Final sentences in Steyn’s prophetic prose say it all:

“A society that becomes more Muslim eventually becomes less everything else. What is happening on the Continent is tragic, in part because it was entirely unnecessary.”


7 posted on 03/22/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: and so?

That’s the point of Mr. Steyn’s piece. It’s worth the click.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 7:24:04 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: rellimpank
Most times in today’s Europe, the guys beating, burning and killing Jews will be Muslims..... But is it so hard to acknowledge that rapid, transformative, mass Muslim immigration might not be the most obvious aid to social tranquility? That it might possibly pose challenges that would otherwise not have existed — for uncovered women in Oslo, for gays in Amsterdam, for Jews everywhere? Is it so difficult to wonder if, for these and other groups living in a long-shot social experiment devised by their rulers, the price of putting an Islamic crescent in the diversity quilt might be too high? ... A society that becomes more Muslim eventually becomes less everything else. What is happening on the Continent is tragic, in part because it was entirely unnecessary.

I only wish the bastard had been taken alive so he could have been tried, found guilty, and guillotined (I know the French dropped that practice a long time ago, but for this animal it could have been reinstated.)

9 posted on 03/22/2012 7:29:14 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rellimpank
>"The strange compulsion to assure us that the killer is a “right wing conservative extremist,"

Is it too late to blame Sarah Palin?

10 posted on 03/22/2012 7:31:50 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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Murdered by islam.
March 2012


11 posted on 03/22/2012 7:38:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: rellimpank

12 posted on 03/22/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: FourPeas

Yeah, I know...got in a hurry and didn’t finish my thoughts.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 9:44:00 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: rellimpank

I thought the first comment to the thread at NRO was pretty good

Gregory of Yardale

You know, Mr. Steyn, it's just too bad there isn't an entire country run by Islamic clerics. Because if there were such a place ... a country governed by no one but scholars of Islam... then we could look to that country as the pure example of the political expression of Islam. If such a country... if it existed... were peaceful, and generous, and humane and tolerant in its treatment of non-believers and minorities, then it would be fair to conclude that the political expression of Islam resulted in peace and compassion.

If, on the other hand, this thoroughly imaginary country ran by Islamic scholars and holy men, were to engage in international terrorism, belligerently threaten its neighbors, brutalize non-believers and minorities within and outside its borders... we might then be able to draw quite a different conclusion about the relationship of Islam to terror and oppression.

If only such a land existed, then only the most simpleminded and stubborn would be able to deny the true nature of political Islamism.


15 posted on 03/24/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: rellimpank; All

“A society that becomes more Muslim eventually becomes less everything else.”

There was a lengthy debate on FReeRepublic in August, 2006, in which the question “Can a good Muslim be a good American?” was addressed:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1681793/posts

I am not sure the question was answered definitively, but my experience since 2006 is that the world has become more Muslim and less everything else.

Steyn has a firm grasp of the obvious!


16 posted on 03/24/2012 10:34:01 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Rummyfan

He should have bee guillotined the way the Gestapo did it in France. Face up.


17 posted on 03/24/2012 10:39:05 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: zeugma

BTTT


18 posted on 03/24/2012 2:17:04 PM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: rellimpank; SJackson; left that other site; Nathan; SandRat; sickoflibs
Stage One: The strange compulsion to assure us that the killer is a “right wing conservative extremist,” in the words of NRO commenter ExpatAsia, echoed by Chrisman and Galt’s Bain. Up north, this view was shared by Canada’s most prominent establishment Jew and the Liberal Party attack poodle Warren Kinsella (whom NR readers may recall from my free-speech cover story, which mentioned the groveling apology he was forced to make to “the Chinese community” after an unfortunately sinophobic cat joke). The insistence that the killer was emblematic of an epidemic of right-wing hate sweeping the planet is, regrettably, no longer operative. Instead, the killer isn’t representative of anything at all.

So on to Stage Two: Okay, he may be called Mohammed but he’s a “lone wolf.” Sure, he says he was trained by al-Qaeda, but what does he know? Don’t worry, folks, he’s just a lone wolf like Major Hasan and Faisal Shahzad and all the other card-carrying members of the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves. All jihad is local.

Ping

19 posted on 03/24/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: zeugma

I’m with you - I’m impressed!

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...first comment to the thread at NRO was pretty good

Gregory of Yardale

You know, Mr. Steyn, it’s just too bad there isn’t an entire country run by Islamic clerics. Because if there were such a place ... a country governed by no one but scholars of Islam... then we could look to that country as the pure example of the political expression of Islam. If such a country... if it existed... were peaceful, and generous, and humane and tolerant in its treatment of non-believers and minorities, then it would be fair to conclude that the political expression of Islam resulted in peace and compassion.

If, on the other hand, this thoroughly imaginary country ran by Islamic scholars and holy men, were to engage in international terrorism, belligerently threaten its neighbors, brutalize non-believers and minorities within and outside its borders... we might then be able to draw quite a different conclusion about the relationship of Islam to terror and oppression.

If only such a land existed, then only the most simpleminded and stubborn would be able to deny the true nature of political Islamism.


20 posted on 03/24/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: zeugma

We know a tree by it’s fruit.


21 posted on 03/24/2012 2:49:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: rellimpank

jihad bump


22 posted on 03/29/2012 7:04:51 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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To: Dajjal

Dang, I was beginning to think you got fatwah’d!


23 posted on 03/29/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if...")
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To: papertyger

LOL!!! No, I’m around, though I post less than I used to.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 12:54:16 AM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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