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Pat Buchanan: The Dark Side Of Diversity In Toulouse
Eurasia Review ^ | March 23, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 03/22/2012 11:32:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As an act of pure evil it was difficult to match.

After dragging the 8-year-old by her hair across a schoolyard, the killer put a 9 mm pistol to the girl’s head and pulled the trigger.

The gun jammed. So he took out a Colt .45 and finished her.

She was one of four victims. The others — a 30-year-old rabbi and his two boys.

As the gunman had targeted a Jewish school and the bullets were identical to those used in the murders of two North African soldiers and one black soldier, suspicion fell on some neo-Nazi racist.

And in France’s tight presidential campaign, left and center moved swiftly to exploit the atrocities by charging the French right with creating an atmosphere in which such racist horrors can occur.

“Killings Could Stall Election’s Nationalist Turn,” ran the New York Times headline. The debate over whether the murders were “inspired by anti-immigrant political talk is likely to continue,” wrote the Times’ Steve Erlanger, “both as a weapon in the presidential campaign and as a more general soul-searching about the nature of France.”

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was thrown on the defensive.

These murders, said centrist candidate Francois Bayrou, “because of their origin, of the religion of their family,” are linked “to a growing climate of intolerance.”

Politicians “have the duty to make sure that tensions, passions, hatred should not be kept alive at every moment. To point the finger at one or another according to their origins is to inflame passions, and we do it because in that flame there are votes to get.”

The massacre at the Jewish school and the murders of Muslim and black soldiers, said the head of France’s Council of Muslim Democrats, “are a strong signal sent to politicians and, more particularly, to those who, for several months, have played with fire.”

And who had “played with fire”?

Sarkozy and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the rightist National Front.

Sarkozy has been toughening his stance on immigration and national identity. In a March 7 debate, he said that there are “too many foreigners” in France and that assimilation is “working worse and worse.”

He pledged to cut immigration in half.

Last summer, Sarkozy sought to deport Gypsies who had overstayed their visas. In echo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he has called multiculturalism a failure.

He has spoken of revising the Schengen agreement, which lets residents of the European Union travel freely across borders. He has denounced burqas and facial veils worn by Muslim women. Boys and girls, he says, should swim together, a practice intolerable to devout Muslims.

With his rightward move to siphon votes from Le Pen, Sarkozy had surged into a tie with Socialist Francois Hollande.

So it was that the left leapt with alacrity upon the massacre to charge that Sarkozy’s new populism had created the climate in which such horrors against Jews and Muslims can occur.

So it was that the Times concluded that the nationalist turn in French politics might be halted, as it had in Norway after berserker Anders Breivik slaughtered scores of children last year.

What was happening should be readily recognizable to Americans.

When John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a Marxist in Dallas, the Goldwater right was charged with creating an atmosphere of hate that had made it likelier to happen there. When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot by a crazed gunman who wounded a dozen others and slaughtered six, moral responsibility was laid at the feet of Sarah Palin.

Unfortunately for the French left, however, by Wednesday, the mass murderer had been identified as a homegrown Salafist jihadi and self-styled member of al-Qaida who had spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan and been under surveillance for years by French intelligence.

Mohamed Merah was seeking revenge against Jews for the deaths of Palestinian children and against French soldiers for fighting in Afghanistan.

Le Pen seized on the news to blast the left, which had sought to blame the atrocities on her, and charged the French government with underestimating the Islamist threat and being lax on national security.

“It is time to wage war on these fundamentalist political religious groups who are killing our children,” she said.

“The threat of Islamic fundamentalism has been underestimated. … (I) have been talking about this for months and months, and the political class has rejected (me). Some are going to have difficulty explaining themselves, but I have a clear conscience.”

With the killer precisely the type of individual the French right has said bears watching, Bayrou was hastily backtracking:

Politicians must “tackle the risk of importing into French society conflicts that are foreign to us or should be foreign to us.”

As Europe’s native citizens age and die and immigration goes on and on — with 5 million Muslims already in France — issues of national identity will bedevil Europe, even as they will bedevil us, forever.

In Toulouse we see clearly now not only the dark side of diversity but perhaps the future of the West.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; buchanan; france; islam; nicolassarkozy; patbuchanan; patrickbuchanan; patrickjbuchanan

1 posted on 03/22/2012 11:32:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mohamed went mohamecidal because mohamed commanded him to!

Murdered by islam.
March 2012 Toulouse


2 posted on 03/22/2012 11:39:51 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Buchanan is the prophet crying in the wilderness. His book “Death of the West” is a must read. US needs to take heed and stop all Third World immigration from culturally backward nations. But greed drives H1B visas and chain migration. Our national politicians have sold us down a river.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 12:26:11 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“to a growing climate of intolerance.”

The tactic of pointing to a phantom cause is losing credibility fast as it becomes crystal clear that multiculturalism has more than met its match with radical Muslims. There is no degree of intolerance that can be offered as an explanation for such evil co-existing among us.

4 posted on 03/23/2012 12:26:28 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: rawcatslyentist

What depth of evil within this Muslim ‘dead’beat... to drag this wee girl across a school yard by her hair...then to have his gun jam... only to pull out a revolver and fire point blank into her head.

This goes beyond calling him a “terrorist”....this is diabolical and barbaric.. driven by pure hatred of the likes we’ll soon be seeing the same of here in the USA.

I hope the Lord God spared this wee one the fear she might have felt...and who actually saw this happening?

May God truly comfort her family members, especially once the shock wears off.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 12:40:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As usual with Buchanan, the money quote comes at the end, where he suggests that the “dark side of diversity” could be “the future of the West.”

Let us all take warning.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 12:44:56 AM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Steelfish
STOP all Third World immigration from culturally backward nations.

Amen!....we and other nations are asking for exactly what we are getting. These people cannot assimulate. Their minds have been so poisoned, from childhood, that there really is very little comprehension if any on how to live in a free society.

I use to question why God told Israel to not only destroy the adults, but the children as well. Now I understand for when these people can take their babies, strapped in bombs, to a dedication ceremony, and lay them out then and there as a sacrifcial killing machine to the demonic God of Allah...and train them to take life for that God. Then there is no hope these kids will ever be rational.

7 posted on 03/23/2012 12:49:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Muslims ARE the new Nazis--not all were murderers—heck some were even pretty nice—but all knew their evil agenda—it was written in their founder's book.
8 posted on 03/23/2012 1:27:11 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Rick Santorum--Public Enemy #1 of Leftists, RINOs and the GOP Establishmnet.")
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To: caww

We can only help the world if we are strong, but we are pursuing policies that weaken us. Liberals have sold us the idea, which is now embedded in popular thought and the national conscience, that to restrict immigration is immoral, selfish, and xenophobic. Even conservatives are careful to restrict their criticism of immigration to one of ‘legal vs. illegal’.

What’s missing are the logical arguments for self-preservation of our society and our nation. Why is it wrong to argue that rapid shifts in demographics are damaging and destabilizing - especially when involving groups that don’t want to assimilate? Why is it wrong to want to target immigration such that it brings more highly trained and productive people into the country, and strengthens us? Why is it wrong to restrict immigration of groups that have openly stated that they are opposed to the US and want to topple us?

If asked by any conservative political candidate publicly, most of these questions would immediately end their candidacy. Why?


9 posted on 03/23/2012 1:52:44 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Because we give the morons in the elite and MSM a pass. We need to ask those who support immigration whether legal or not what kind of neighborhood they live in. Like most leftists in Cali, I imagine their mass majority white.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 2:07:00 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn; caww; pieceofthepuzzle; Happy Rain; eater-of-toast; ThirstyMan; Steelfish; ...
How many people can look at their own children and not think of little Miriam? There can be no question that no one is safe from a hateful religion that spawns the evil men who will put a gun to the head of a beautiful little girl and pull the trigger.

I wonder if Obama still thinks the Muslim call to prayer at sundown is the most beautiful thing in the world. And I wonder if Merah did his dutiful prayers and bowed to Mecca after shooting Miriam. Obama would know. He was a Muslim in his youth. He talked about his Muslim faith before George Stephanopoulos stopped him.

11 posted on 03/23/2012 2:20:50 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone know? Is it legal under French law (probably not) to donate on line to the “far right” (conservative, anti-Islamobastard) National Front (Le Pen), as a campaign contribution so they can poll the maximum amount of french votes in late April and into May and be a real power player? Time to knock this open borders Socialist Party front-runner out of the race, over this monstrosity in southern France let loose by that Islamist monster.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 2:27:37 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: Enterprise
"I wonder if Obama still thinks the Muslim call to prayer at sundown is the most beautiful thing in the world."

One of most beautiful things in the world to me, at this point, would be a newspaper headline in October stating that we have a new president and Obama has been voted out of office.

13 posted on 03/23/2012 2:38:16 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: caww
This goes beyond calling him a “terrorist”....this is diabolical and barbaric.. driven by pure hatred of the likes we’ll soon be seeing the same of here in the USA.

We already have. Major Hassan, for one -- oh, wait, sorry, that was "workplace violence", wasn't it? Sorry, my bad.

Do I really need the < /s >?

14 posted on 03/23/2012 2:51:15 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Is it legal under French law (probably not) to donate on line.....

Do you mean, for you to contribute to Marine LePen and her political party?

I should think it's illegal, but I don't really know. Anyone here from France?

15 posted on 03/23/2012 2:55:36 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Sarkozy is a socialist.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 2:58:45 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody out there think this will end “Kindly and Gently”?

Me neither.

Lock and load, boys and girls. It’s getting interesting.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 4:33:45 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"A growing climate of intolerance"

Is that what it means to be Rousseauean?

18 posted on 03/23/2012 4:51:59 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Flintlock
think this will end “Kindly and Gently"

Well, yes, GHWB probably does. It's about its greatest claim to rhetorical fame. Dole probably even agrees. They were always too much on the same page to be real rivals.

19 posted on 03/23/2012 4:54:07 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: caww

If anything, the Left will do all it can to make sure Third Word immigration increases. To them, its means more votes and more clients for the Entitlement state to take care of. As long as they have power and can retreat to the saftey of their gated enclaves, the long term effect of the country be damned.

We can thank Ted Kennedy for this—its the most destructive part of this “legacy”....the gift that keeps on kicking us in the head.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:01 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rawcatslyentist
An angel, straight to heaven.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 5:38:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: All

Pat Buchanan was the best person for President when he ran. He only got one per cent of the vote. That speaks multiple volumes. He talked about the culture war in the 90’s and was villified. Couple years ago Joe Scarborough said conservatives have won the culture war.

The West is not committing suicide. Its being murdered by the left. I don’t see how this gets turned around.

Franklin said its a republic if you can keep it. I think the answer becomes more clear all the time.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 5:42:04 AM PDT by Valentine Michael Smith (I need to go to a Mars bar.)
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To: Enterprise
You make very, very good sense! Look at that innocent child and then think of what kind of savage Islamic barbarian would put a gun to her head. No Excuses!!!

The desire to excuse the Muslim's evil ways and to sanitize their devilish teachings is the greatest mystery of our time.

These multiculturalists desperately want Islam to be something it is clearly not. Their mistaken beliefs about Islam suit their anti Judeo-Christian beliefs, so they press on trying to believe the lie. see

"For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false." 2 Thessalonians 2:11

23 posted on 03/23/2012 6:10:06 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ThirstyMan

You also have centered on an undeniable truth. The hatred of the left for Christians is so intense that they will accept the evil of radical Islam before they will accept the grace of Jesus.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 7:29:52 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Well, the election is in November, but October would be acceptable and joyful too.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 7:31:37 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: rbg81

If you can’t get Americans to vote for socialist candidates then ship in those who will.....Our borders will never be closed for that reason....immigration is not about freedom...it’s about votes.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 7:47:38 AM PDT by caww
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To: lentulusgracchus
True.

...and more is coming.

27 posted on 03/23/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by caww
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
If asked by any conservative political candidate publicly, most of these questions would immediately end their candidacy..... Why?

I think you know the answer to that. America is being sold out in every respect and quite willing it be so.

28 posted on 03/23/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by caww
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To: Enterprise

“Well, the election is in November, but October would be acceptable and joyful too.”

Sheesh, I need more sleep..


29 posted on 03/23/2012 8:41:45 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

LOL. I’ve had a few posts like that myself. I figured I either needed more sleep or more coffee, or both.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 8:44:21 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Our culture has “de-volved” for sure to the point where people cannot recognize the difference between truth and error, good and evil. They look the same from where they sit. This can only mean trouble ahead.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 1:11:14 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: Enterprise

“How many people can look at their own children and not think of little Miriam? There can be no question that no one is safe from a hateful religion that spawns the evil men who will put a gun to the head of a beautiful little girl and pull the trigger.”

Look, the girl is an INFIDEL, she had it coming. If not now, then when she’s old enough to have kids, and when the Jihad is well underway. (that’s how it’s seen in the Islamic world).

Until the West is able to actually confront what they face, things will get much, much, worse.


32 posted on 03/23/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Enterprise

Actually, I think it’s a lot more likely that 0bama is an atheist by inward conviction rather than a Muslim. He’s said he doesn’t believe in an afterlife or teach his children that there’s one, and saying such a thing is an act of disbelief for Muslims and Christians alike. I know politicians in general and Democrats in particular lie a lot to get into office, but they don’t often make such baldly atheistic statements for political advantage, because there is no advantage in national politics to saying such a thing. This is a religious and predominantly Christian country, and if your goal is to win votes nationwide, there’s no sense in contradicting basic faith tenets that don’t impinge on public policy. So I would think he was probably being honest in that case, since he surely realized that if anything, that statement would likely cost him a few votes.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 10:25:18 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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