That was a traditional German Christmas Market—the kind that in the US has people trying to call it a "holiday Market"—in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and the Iraqi had a German passport, because he was born in Germany in 2004.
Mark Steyn noted the same thing, and the usual announcements from the press that the kid was a "homegrown" German citizen. (See similar announcements after Orlando and San Bernardino.)
This twelve-year-old boy was born in Rhineland-Palatinate, so these are his neighbors he wants to blow up. He is, as the media now say, a "homegrown terrorist". So the commentariat argue that it's nothing to do with refugees or immigration, because after all he's German born and bred. I've been writing for 15 years about generational disassimilation: there's a passage on the intensifying radicalization of second- and third-generation Muslim families in America Alone, which would make a lovely Christmas gift for German readers too scared to visit the local market. Instead, in service of the multicultural illusion, the press insist that, as the kid was born here, it can't be Islam that's to blame but Germany.Above, Steyn, writing on the 17th, referenced "German readers too scared to visit the local market" because his essay started with this nugget:
For What It's Worth, SteynOnline, December 17, 2016
Over the summer, I met a lady from southern Germany who had found herself on the receiving end of some vibrant multicultural outreach from one of Mutti Merkel's boy charmers. As a result, she no longer goes out after dark. She had also decided - with reluctance, because she enjoyed it - to cancel her participation in a local Christmas market, where she'd sung carols every year - in broad daylight.She was right on the 17th, with a luckily foiled nailbomb attack on the Christmas Market in Ludwigshafen, and she's even righter now, with the mass murder attack in Breitscheidplatz, Germany. Like the attack in France, it was a Muslim with a truck, score so far, 12 dead, 50 injured.
"Why would you do that?" I asked.
"Because it's Christmas," she said, "and I'm worried Christmas will be a target."
Tuesday's Mail: "Carnage at Christmas market" pic.twitter.com/xNO8n4PiWa #BBCPapers #tomorrowspaperstoday (via @hendopolis)— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 19, 2016
You may remember that in the Nice attack, which killed 70 people, the NYT called the Muslim kamikaze truck driver a "Frenchman of Tunisian origin."
In this attack, although the Berlin police have got one man in the cab of the truck dead at the scene, and apparently captured the driver who tried to flee, they haven't announced that they're Muslims. But Trump is willing to speak out:
Donald Trump blames 'Muslim global jihad' for Berlin Christmas truck terrorOf course, that's the kind of thing that makes wowsers complain that he didn't really know, but the same paper reports—still without official confirmation—that the drive was probably a "refugee" from Pakistan or Afghanistan, so perhaps we won't hear about how homegrown he is.
DONALD Trump has blamed Islamic terrorists for the Berlin Christmas market truck crash.
By Jamie Micklethwaite, Star [UK] 20th December 2016
But the other thing we get with this literal War on Christmas is the metaphorical War on Christmas factor. After San Bernardino, it was suggested that Syed Rizwan Farook and his imported bride Tashfeen Malik were "triggered" by an office Christmas party.
Peter Brimelow wrote
On the anniversary on the San Bernardino attacks we got a resurgence of this theory:
Although with impressive discipline the MSM refers to the site of the killings as a “Holiday Party,” and I’m quite sure that’s what the liberal bureaucrats at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health called it, of course it was actually a Christmas party. Indeed, NBC’s Kerry Sanders has speculated that an accidental reference to its true nature might have provoked Farook’s reported angry departure: NBC Journo Speculates on San Bernardino Shooting: Maybe ‘Christmas Party’ Was a ‘Trigger’, by Alex Griswold, Mediaite, December 3, 2015.
- This attack was a real War on Christmas
If Christian churches in the U.S. were not completely degenerate, they would be raising hell about Christophobia right now. Imagine the uproar if this was an attack on a Jewish gathering. (In fact, you don’t have to imagine).
We shouldn't care what triggers Muslims to massacre Christians. We should be thinking of ways to ensure that there are fewer Muslims in America to do so.