Update: Below, in our main article, we posted two suggestions for the American congress. The first is to invite Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi to speak before a joint session of congress soon after Obama bores everyone with his lies about the State of the Union. The second suggestion is to ban travel from residents of European “no go zones”.
We now have an additional suggestion. We think Republicans should consider an invitation to a certain mayor to speak before congress. Who is this mayor we think should be heard from? Muslim mayor of Rotterdam to Muslim immigrants: If you don’t like western freedoms, f*** off.
We discussed this mayor earlier and the spirit of Voltaire, as another mayor has termed the fight for the West. We can’t extol these courageous speakers too much however, so here is the mayor:
The new Republican controlled Congress of the United States should invite Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi to speak before a joint session – soon after Barack Obama delivers his “State of the Union” speech. This would not require permission from Barack Obama so it can be done easily and would be a powerful rebuke of Obama’s appeasement/pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies.
Why al-Sisi? Our very first article published this year featured the Egyptian President’s stunning speech on Islam and terror before an audience of Muslim Imams. Terror was not in the headlines when we published our article. We’re still with the zeitgeist and our crystal ball is excellent because soon thereafter, our very next article, was all about the terror attacks in Paris and terror is the watchword of the newborn year.
In our first article of the year we contrasted and compared Barack Obama to the courageous Egyptian President. Long ago we concluded, that like a thieving cashier, Obama’s “mistakes” all fall towards one side of the ledger which just happens to benefit terrorist organizations and groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. By July 2013 Obama’s pro Muslim Brotherhood actions could no longer be denied:
It’s almost as if Barack Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, doing everything he can with his speeches and actions to undermine Israel and the United States. Indeed even today Barack Obama acts as the protector of the Muslim Brotherhood, even against the Egyptian military and the millions in the streets.
This Obama support for the Muslim Brotherhood is not a new development. Barack Obama against the advice of Hillary Clinton, but urged on by John Kerry, decided his “brand” was more important than the interests of the United States in Egypt not only during his Cairo speech, but also during the “Arab Spring”.
Hillary’s “Arab Spring” warnings published in the New York Times about phony elections in Egypt went unheeded by Obama:
“faux democacy like the elections we saw in Iran…where you have one election 30 years ago and the people stay in power and become less and less responsive to their people.”
Hillary understood the dangers to American interests and to Egypt. Hillary made clear what had to happen before Mubarak could be thrown out:
In that article we noted that then Egptian President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi proved himself as bad or worse that American ally Mubarak – but Barack Obama did not demand his ouster as he did with Mubarak who as crooked as he was also loyally supported the United States.
In that article we further detailed how Barack Obama sent then Senator John Kerry to Meet The Press to sabotage Hillary Clinton:
Instead of listening to Hillary’s warnings John Kerry was dispatched to wage war on Hillary as the New York Times reported at the time:
“Mr. Obama was furious, and it did not help that his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Wisner’s key backer, was publicly warning that any credible transition would take time — even as Mr. Obama was demanding that change in Egypt begin right away.
Seething about coverage that made it look as if the administration were protecting a dictator and ignoring the pleas of the youths of Cairo, the president “made it clear that this was not the message we should be delivering,” said one official who was present. He told Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to take a hard line with his Egyptian counterpart, and he pushed Senator John Kerry to counter the message from Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Wisner when he appeared on a Sunday talk show the next day.”
Instead of joy when Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi was forcibly removed from office Barack Obama attempted to impose sanctions on Egypt. Sanctions were imposed on al-Sisi Egypt because the Muslim Brotherhood was removed by the Egyptian military. Big Media Obama backers expressed outrage that the Muslim Brotherhood won an election then were booted out by the Egyptian military. That the Muslim Brotherhood tried to use democratic elections to destroy democracy and impose Sharia Law (exactly as Hillary Clinton warned) did not restrain the howls from Obama, Big Media and the Left.
That vipers brood we call Big Media believed Obama was the Messiah in 2008. The same Big Media also believed in the nonsense of the “Arab Spring”. We were not fooled. We knew “Arab Spring” meant “Iron Veil”.
Egyptian President al-Sisi is not a paragon of virtue or democracy. But on the battle against Islamic terror and Muslim extremism al-Sisi is the most important General in the world. Congress should invite him to speak to the American people.
The ramifications of the Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris might prove even more significant than the Muslim terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
What next? Many do not seem to see that Hillary Clinton 2016 is rocked by the Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris. We noted above how Hillary Clinton proposed a rational policy and clear headed thinking when it came to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In the past Hillary has also spoken in very clear language and courageously so whether it was on women’s rights in Beijing or the circumstances which would lead America to “obliterate” Iran.
Such clear expression of policy horrified the appeasement left.
Recently Hillary Clinton has made statements written by an idiot if they were designed to mollify the never-to-be-mollified left:
“This is what we call smart power — using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect, even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problems, determine the solutions,” she continued. “That is what we believe in the 21st century will change — change the prospects for peace.”
“Empathize” is not what is to be done with Islamic terrorists. There is no need to understand them. There is only a need to kill them or capture them in order to interrogate them and extract information from them which will lead to the destruction of any and all Muslim terrorist organizations and their supporters.
Now is not time for Hillary Clinton to expand and revise her remarks. Now is the time for Hillary Clinton to consider the damage she does to herself when she tries to appease appeasers on the left.
Another problem opened up against Hillary Clinton by the Muslim terrorist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo offices is the eventual return of Benghazi. On Benghazi the claim was made and at times seemingly acquiesced to by Hillary that a silly Youtube video was to blame for the deaths of four Americans including the ambassador.
The problem is that the creator of the Youtube video was put into prison. There was not much protection but rather abuse of the free speech rights of the small time producer of the small bore video. The parallels to Charlie Hebdo’s product is striking and at some point this issue will rear it’s ugly head. Again, now is not the time for Hillary Clinton to speak. Now is the time to think about what the message is and how the attacks on these issues are to be truthfully and effectively replied to.
Unlike Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has a reputation of no nonsense toughness. Which brings up another suggestion we have and another problem/solution for Hillary Clinton, all presidential candidates, and the Republican members of the American Congress to consider.
The American Congress should pass a travel ban on the citizens of any and all European countries who reside in what are known as “no go zones”. In France there are over 750 of these “no go zones” wherein civil law is overthrown by Sharia law.
In these “no go zones” women are subjected to genital mutilation and we doubt there are any gay bars, safety for Jews or Christians, free speech rights, or any activity we in the West understand to be basic human rights.
In these “no go zones” Muslims are able to organize their communities as they wish to do without any interference by civil authorities. If civil authorities attempt to enter the “no go zones” they are attacked by Muslims who believe they are not part of the Western societies they inhabit. Is there any wonder that gun control France produced so many gun toting terrorists in the Paris attacks?
For 2016 what is needed is clarity of purpose. Even the Socialist Prime Minister of France, thus far blind to the full flower of antisemitism in France, is full of clarity:
PARIS — Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared Saturday that France was at war with radical Islam after the harrowing sieges that led to the deaths of three gunmen and four hostages the day before. New details emerged about the bloody final confrontations, and security forces remained on high alert.
“It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” Mr. Valls said during a speech in Évry, south of Paris. [snip]
The crisis and its aftermath presented a major challenge to President François Hollande and his government, which are facing deep religious and cultural rifts in a nation with a rapidly growing Muslim population while simultaneously coping with the security threats stemming from Islamic extremists. Large numbers of French citizens have been traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.
The French Socialist government is scrambling because they understand that their failures lead to the National Front and the victory of Marine Le Pen. If the Socialists fail to protect the Rights of Man and Woman – Le Pen will be mightier than the sword of Islam:
France now faces an existential dilemma. By most independent estimates France now has a Muslim population of 6 million, or almost 10% of its 65 million people. If we assume that just 1% of this population are radicalized to the point of engaging in or providing support for terrorist activities, that is a pool of 60,000 individuals. We are not speaking of 60,000 potential bombers or shooters, but a support network that will allow a much smaller number of terrorists to blend into the broader population. In the “no-go” zones of France now effectively ruled by Muslim gangs, moreover, the terrorists can intimidate the Muslim population. France already has lost the capacity to police part of its territory, which means that it cannot conduct effective counter-terror operations.
To put that number in context, the whole prison population of France is less than 70,000, of whom 60% are Muslims. It only takes a few dozen trained terrorists with an effective support network to bring ordinary life to a stop in a major city. France has had the toughest enforcement policy against radical Islam among the major European nations, as Daniel Pipes observes. But French security clearly has been overwhelmed. The use of assault rifles and (reportedly) a rocket launcher by highly-skilled gunmen in the center of Paris is a statement of contempt towards the authorities on the part of the terrorists.
The means by which France could defeat the terrorists are obvious: To compel the majority of French Muslims to turn against the terrorists, the French authorities would have to make them fear the French state more than they fear the terrorists. That is a nasty business involving large numbers of deportations, revocation of French citizenship, and other threats that inevitably would affect many individuals with no direct connection to terrorism. In the short term it would lead to more radicalization. The whole project of integration as an antidote to radicalism would go down the drain. The effort would be costly, but ultimately it would succeed: most French Muslims simply want to stay in France and earn a living.
Watching the horrifying events in Paris this week, I have found Churchill’s great speech of November 12, 1936, coming to mind. It is one of Churchill’s prophetic speeches — I believe in the Prophet Churchill — decrying the complacency of the government in the face of the gathering storm in Germany.
“So they go on in strange paradox,” Churchill asserted in Parliament of those responsible for the defense of the land, “decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent. So we go on preparing more months and years – precious, perhaps, vital, to the greatness of Britain, for the locusts to eat.”
Toward the end of his speech, Churchill rendered this judgment: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
President Obama and his administration refuse to name our enemy. They continue to yammer incessantly about “extremists.” An edict has gone forth to those in the executive branch of government that Islam is not to be mentioned, unless it is to be appeased and defended. Even General Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refers to the need to combat “extremists” and “extremism.” The corruption of thought and language appears to be thoroughgoing.
The Republican Congress and every man and woman who wants to run for president in 2016 must speak to history. This must be the moment we in the West stand in blood for our values. This, as in earlier times, must be our finest hour when our actions protect our values.