With three major terror attacks in three months, the Brits have had just about all they're going to take. On this side of the pond, Donald Trump – one of the few political leaders in the Western world who gets it – is getting dangerously stonewalled.
In the wake of Saturday's third Muslim Massacre in as many months in London, several observations come to mind. The attack killed seven and put 48 in the hospital, 21 of whom are in critical condition.
The British are still in denial about the source of the problem. The problem is not Islamic extremism, the problem is Islam, and the UK's leaders just do not get it. Or if they do get it, which they well might, they won't admit it.
Prime Minister Theresa May did finally use the expression "Islamist extremism," for the first time to my knowledge, but continues to give Islam itself a total whitewash. She did say "enough is enough," and pledged to ramp up vigilance and patrols and so forth. But let's not forget she was in charge of the UK's homeland security since 2010, so all of this has happened on her watch. If the problem is cancer, you're not going to cure it by only treating the symptoms, and Ms. May is still in the denial stage regarding Islam and still in the band-aid and cough drop stage of trying to defeat jihad.
The Muslim mayor of London told us how outraged and appalled and furious he was, but he didn't sound very outraged, appalled, or furious. He, of course, is institutionally incapable of identifying Islam itself as the problem, which is the very problem we encounter in today's world when we place Muslims in political office.
UK authorities are now acknowledging how troubled they are that all these attacks appear to be random and impossible to predict. Yet they almost immediately arrested 12 people, which means one thing: they know who these people are. The only solution is to suspend Islamic immigration and start closing mosques to keep the problem from getting any worse than it is.
Nigel Farage said over the weekend that the British people have had just about all they are going to take, and if something is not done, they are going to start insisting on the immediate detention of the 23,000 Muslims in the UK who have known terrorist ties.
Because it has no Second Amendment, Britain has left its citizens defenseless. The UK has made a concerted and systematic effort to disarm its own citizens, with the result that the Brits were forced to resort to throwing chairs and beer bottles at the invaders for their own protection. Bizarrely and incomprehensibly, 90 percent of Britain's cops are unarmed, a lethal vulnerability. One eyewitness, according to the London Guardian, observed unarmed police actually running away from the jihadis like everybody else who was utterly defenseless.
The UK police have developed what they believe is a brilliant strategy for conquering Islamic terror. It is "Run. Hide. Tell." Good grief. This is not the Britain that under Churchill stood fiercely and courageously alone against the Nazi menace for two years, and pledged to fight on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields, in the streets, and in the hills and never surrender.
Kurt Schlichter, a columnist for Townhall, said America, thanks to our Constitution, has a different response to terrorists: instead of "Run. Hide. Tell" it's "Draw. Aim. Shoot." Let's all thank God for the Second Amendment and for the wisdom and foresight of the Founders who gave us the liberty to protect ourselves with something other than furniture.
And finally, thank God for Donald Trump. He seems to be the only political leader in the Western world outside of Farage and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands who gets it and is prepared to do something about it.
His proposed travel ban will be before the Supreme Court this week, as he appeals to the Court to allow the ban to go into effect while it is making its way through the courts. The ban on travel from jihadi hot spots around the world is perfectly legal and perfectly constitutional, and only politically driven activists masquerading as federal judges have blocked it.
If anything, the president's proposed ban is too small rather than too large. Trump's critics actually make this point when they argue that it won't help that much because it doesn't block jihadis from Pakistan or Saudi Arabia or Qatar. Fine. Let's enlarge the list. (An Australian senator, by the way, began calling over the weekend for the immediate suspension of all Muslim immigration to the Land Down Under.) Since we have no way of knowing which Muslim immigrants will be harmless and which ones will try to blow us up, we must be careful with them all.
The only prospect America has of pulling back from the abyss England is staring into right now is President Trump. If ever there was a time for us to "pray for all who are in high positions," as the Scriptures urge us to do (1 Timothy 2:2), now is it.
Bryan Fischer hosts "Focal Point with Bryan Fischer" every weekday on AFR Talk (American Family Radio) from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Central).
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