Dan Greenfield is easily one of the best writers within pro-Israel journalism.
I don't cite him that often, but sometimes I cannot resist sharing something that he has written. In a piece entitled, Obama Solves America's Terrorist Shortage he writes:
America's terrorist shortage may be reaching an end. If Orlando didn't satisfy you and San Bernardino left you wanting more. If you thought, why can't we have more Boston Marathon bombings, Obama has your back, and your front and any other directions that a pressure cooker full of nails can hit you from.I recently got an email from my local neighborhood listserve asking the neighbors if anyone knew of a two bedroom in Oakland for under $1,700 per month for a Syrian refugee family comprised of five people, parents and children. The family has the support of the Oakland branch of the International Rescue Committee, whatever that is, exactly.
This week the land of Washington, Jefferson and Mohammed Atta will reach a new milestone by taking in Syrian refugee number 10,000. It’s unknown if the TSA will shower him with balloons and confetti once he passes the gate while clutching a Koran and a copy of the Caliphate Cookbook.
Either way we hit the big explosive ten thousand. And the clock is ticking.
The first questions that popped into my head were, "Well, have these folk been properly vetted? And just what do we know about the parents? And why are you guys shuffling them off into what is one of the most expensive parts of the country? They may have family here, I suppose."
In any case, they're here. They have friends. And they're probably just fine.
Only a small percentage of these Muslim refugees, after all, will go on murderous rampages of the types that we are increasingly seeing in both the United States and Europe. The chances of any one particular American getting blown up or shot down or skinned-alive are slim, so we might as well break out the popcorn and enjoy the show.
This is what the late, great George Carlin had to say about terrorism:
Especially after your stupid fuckin economy collapses all around you, and the terrorists come out of the woodwork. And you’ll have anthrax in the water supply and sarin-gas in the air conditioners; there’ll be chemical and biological suitcase bombs in every city, and I say, “Enjoy it, relax! Enjoy the show! Take a fuckin chance. Put a little fun in your life.”What can I tell you?
To me, terrorism is exciting. It’s exciting! I think the very idea that someone might set off a bomb in Macy’s and kill several hundred people is exciting and stimulating, and I see it as a form of entertainment! Entertainment that’s all it is. Yeah!
But – but I also know most Americans are soft, frightened, unimaginative they don’t realize there’s such a thing as dangerous fun. And they certainly don’t recognize good entertainment when they see it. I have always been willing to put myself at great personal risk for the sake of entertainment. And I’ve always been willing to put you at great personal risk for the same reason.
There comes a point where all you can do is throw your arms up in the air and cry out, "Bring it on, baby!"
I'll tell you one thing, if Hillary Clinton wins the White House - which I still consider likely - she will go all Angela Merkel on us and fling open the doors of the United States to the very same kind of young Muslims running amuck in Europe.
Now, I understand that my friends on the progressive-left consider such sentiments to be hate-filled and racist. But what I would suggest to them is that the problem is not Muslims, in general, but ideological jihadis. This has nothing to do with "race." This has nothing to do with skin color or land of origin. And this has nothing to do with an irrational fear of the "other."
On the contrary, what the Left fails to recognize is that political Islam in the form of Jihad - that is, the effort to impose al-Sharia by means of terror - represents a political ideology and a political movement that is prevalent throughout the Muslim world.
Opposing political Islam or opposing the imposition of al-Sharia via the Jihad is no more "racist" than was opposing Nazism or Soviet Communism.
The great irony, of course, is that those on the Left who think that opposition to political Islam is somehow racist are, themselves, the bigots. To conclude that opposition to the Jihad is the same as "Islamophobia," or opposition to all Muslims, is to suggest that all Muslims are jihadis!
Now that's bigotry.
But the fact of the matter is that the progressive-left is the most "racist" political movement in the West today outside of political Islam, itself.
*Carlin refers to "Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montana."
I hope that if he had lived a bit longer he might have come to see the issue of terrorism in a somewhat different light.
The boys in Montana do not worry me a bit.