When the Islamic State murdered 12 people at Charlie Hebdo magazine in 2015, more than a million Frenchmen marched in solidarity. Ten months later, when the Islamic State killed 137, no-one bothered to march. There were just a few hundred kids singing love ballads in the park.
So last week was the "truck attack” as the New York Times put it. Shocking because it was new. But the next time, it won’t make a splash.
Oh, and last night — did you hear? A 17-year old Afghan “refugee” in Germany boarded a train with an axe and a knife, and shouted "Allah Akbar," and attacked 20 people, injuring four.
This is normal now. It’s not normal of course, but we are expected to act like it’s normal, and if you don’t want it, you’re racist, obviously.
So: a truck in Nice; an axe in Wurzburg. And knives and a gun in Ottawa. What — you didn’t hear about that? Yeah — three stabbings in Ottawa in 30 hours.
The accused are named Ali Abbari and Mohamed Mohamed. (Not to be confused with the other Mohamed Mohamed from Ottawa, charged with first-degree murder earlier this year. Or Abdukerim Ibrah Hussen from Ottawa, charged with firearms offenses over the weekend too.)
Was the mass stabbing in Ottawa a terrorist attack? It doesn’t look like that. More like pure rage, supremacism.
These attacks were in the Byward Market: a tourist haven, restaurants, outdoor fruit and vegetable stands, high-end shops.
So this isn’t some ghetto. This is the best part of the city. And it’s the site of a mass stabbing.
No big deal. After all, to make too much of a fuss about it is to be racist and Islamophobic, right…?
NEXT: Daniel Pipes, president of The Middle East Forum, joins me to talk about the situation in Turkey.
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