And still the national and international conversation is about islamophobia. It’s beyond absurd. It’s sick. My colleagues and I were right. We were right about everything and have been for years, and yet we are smeared, defamed, libeled, while terror orgs like CAIR are heralded and feted. Talk show radio hosts are fired for speaking candidly about jihad, while Nihad Awad is named one of “the new civil rights leaders.”
It is astonishing. The more the bodies pile up, the more heads roll, the more the West enforces the sharia on speech and accommodation.
And one thing I’d like to mention, off topic but related: thank G-d we defeated that Ground Zero mosque. Think about it. That mosque would have been mecca on the Hudson to millions of Muslim soldiers waging jihad in the cause of Islam. It would have been the icon of 21st century jihad. Despite the President, the Mayor and the media who wanted that mosque built, we defeated it. If I never do anything else, it will be the single greatest accomplishment of my work — helping to make sure it didn’t get built.
“There are 3,000 Europeans in Iraq and syria today. When you do a projection for the months to come, there could be 5,000 before summer and 10,000 before the end of the year,” Valls told French television channel iTele.
“Do you realise the threat that this represents?” he asked.
He said there were around 1,400 people who were either already in these conflict zones, who had come back from there or who were planning to go.
“There have already been nearly 90 French people who have died out there with a weapon in their hand, fighting against our own values,” Valls said.
Last month, france seized passports from six of its citizens and banned 40 more from travelling abroad after they were allegedly planning to travel to Syria and Iraq.
It was the first time the measure had been used in france following its introduction as part of a raft of new counter-terrorism laws in November.
“We have to face a particularly high threat level in France, in Europe and in other countries,” said Valls.
—Courtesy of Pamela Gellar