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How Did it Happen?

September 20, 2016

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How Did it Happen?

On Saturday night, my boys and I were watching the Mets defeat the Minnesota Twins at Citifield in Queens. It was a typically patriotic event that opened with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and included the Veteran of the Game moment where a player presents a war vet with an American flag and we all stand at attention. My eldest got on the Jumbotron with a Mr. Met costume he made and I was beaming with pride; then I got an alert on my phone saying there was an explosion in Chelsea ten miles away. We were concerned because there had been an explosion that morning in New Jersey right where the Marines do their annual run for charity. De Blasio was quick to quell our fears, however, with the promise that there was “no credible terror threat against NYC.” We watched the game go into overtime and I carried the kids to bed from the car late that night.

The next day, we learned there were actually two bombs in Manhattan that night. One didn’t go off because thieves accidentally disarmed it while trying to steal the suitcase it was in (not quite as heroic as Glasgow’s “set about ye”). The news also reluctantly conceded that while New York was reeling from the blast, a Somalian Muslim in Minnesota stabbed nine people in the name of Allah. Later Sunday night, another bomb went off in Jersey. This time it was by the Elizabeth train station. That’s five major attacks in one weekend, but thank God (our God) nobody was killed.

“Let’s reserve some of our hatred for the Westerners who enable Middle Eastern violence.”

Now, obviously we’re angry at the Muslims responsible. Dahir Adan was the Somalian who did the stabbings in Minnesota, while Afghan Ahmad Khan Rahami appears to be responsible for the ten bombs surrounding NYC. They were both immigrants who became even more radical after moving here, and their shitty culture is what drove them to attack ours. I’ve hated their kind since 9/11, but I have a new enemy: us. We keep inviting this terror by pretending it’s not there. While we were at the game, infantile ethnomasochists in London were holding a parade to welcome refugees. They danced to babysitter music, chanting “I really, really, really like you” while hideously twerking sideways and pointing to a crowd of refugees holding the Syrian flag. To call the footage of this cringefest the gayest thing imaginable is an insult to gays everywhere. It is miles below faggoty. It is willfully naive virtue-signaling that haplessly gyrates through the victims of Britain’s numerous child prostitution rings, honor killings, genital mutilation, and Sharia horror. Despite this, London elected a Muslim mayor with ties to radicalism and David Cameron committed to 20,000 more refugees (a number the castrated dancers claim is way too low). Let’s reserve some of our hatred for the Westerners who enable Middle Eastern violence.

On Monday morning, I saw Governor Cuomo get on the news and ponder whether there may be a link between the bombs in Jersey and the ones in Manhattan. Then Obama stood at the podium and said a lot about the attacks without using the word “terror.”

The real question here is not what happened, but how did it happen? More specifically, what was Ahmad Khan Rahami doing here in the first place? He had been traveling back and forth to training centers all over the Middle East. “He was questioned every time he returned to the United States,” said law enforcement, “but was not on the radar as someone who might have been radicalized.” Rahami is here because “diversity is our strength” and to question his travel habits would be racist. Trump called this back in December but was laughed at for being absurd. Instead of admitting he was right, Hillary went so far as to blame Trump for these bombings. According to her, the jihadist who had come back and forth from the Middle East learning how to kill us was enraged that Trump said Muslims were going back and forth to the Middle East and learning how to kill us. She also excoriated him for using the term “bomb,” not noticing she had used it herself.

The same weekend this was all going on, a Muslim immigrant attacked a New York cop with a meat cleaver. We’ll refrain from calling it terrorism for now because the story is he was enraged that the car he lived in got a parking-violation boot, but again, what is he doing here? He’s making politicians and rich people feel good about themselves—an indulgence they can afford because they don’t have to live near the people they import.

The Somalian stabber is here for the same reasons. In fact, after the stabbing, many among the media class were concerned it would lead to hate crimes against Somalis. That’s right, when Americans get stabbed our heart goes out to Muslims. These are the kind of suicidal niceties that are putting us all in danger. The man who shot the Minnesota terrorist was firearms trainer Jason Falconer from the NRA, something the media has totally glossed over. They’d prefer to make this about how evil guns are. Chris Hayes decided we were “very, very lucky” the “attackers” didn’t use guns, totally ignoring the 86 they killed with a truck two months ago and the 3,000 they killed with planes. Remember Ahmed and his stupid clock? It was clearly created to look like a bomb and cause a panic, but we refused to see what was right in front of us and even the president insisted it was “cool.” Cut to Saturday and we have innocent civilians staring at a pressure cooker with wires hanging out of it and assuming it’s just another class project. A bomb is anything but a bomb and a terror attack has nothing to do with terrorism. As Ahmed himself said of the bombings, “If you invade another country, you aren’t defending your country, you’re attacking people who are defending their country from you.”

Ted Nugent said the victims in Minnesota were “pathetic” because they were unarmed. This is a hatefact. We aren’t armed. This is true both literally and perhaps, more important, metaphorically. We’re not mentally ready to accept that we are at war with Islam. No, not all Muslims are terrorists, but the bad apples who think suicide bombing is “sometimes or often justified” go above 25% and that’s well over 300 million people. That’s a war. Sure, it’s only a handful who go out and commit the acts, but they are enabled by hundreds of millions of moderate Muslims who tolerate it. They’re also enabled by us. I don’t know how these two terrorists got here, but they have to go. Not only do they have to go, but their entire families have to go. That’s what they do in India, and it works. You’re going to be a lot less tolerant of your crazy nephew when his negligence has the power to send you, your wife, and your children back to Afghanistan. 

On Sunday, as reports poured in about everything that had happened around the tri-state area and British liberals nursed their refugee dancing wounds, the Mets were back at Citifield to finish their series against the Twins. In a breathtaking act of ignorance and irony, the opening pitch was thrown by none other than London mayor Sadiq Khan, who is here to try to stop Trump from becoming president. Few noticed because the last thing we’d want to do on a weekend with unprecedented Muslim attacks is offend a Muslim. While Khan gets the red-carpet treatment here, Britain is discussing the legality of banning Trump forever.

Like Britain, we assume everyone will eventually become Western and enjoy the same liberties we do if we can just get through this rough patch. The time for this level of naïveté has passed. We are no longer importing “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” We are importing people who want to choke us to death. As Sadiq Khan himself proudly stated, “Social integration does not work.” To hell with them for coming here with that attitude—but to hell with us, too, for allowing them.

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