So I appreciated Spencer’s recent op-ed (posted below) recommending that Europe get serious about its survival by shutting down the disastrous flow of “refugees” from the Middle East and beyond.
The Islamic atrocity du jour inspiring this discussion has been the bombing of the Brussels airport and metro station, which seems to have shocked people in the city who thought they could avoid jihad mass murder. That’s odd, since 130 Parisians were murdered last November, and Paris is less than 200 miles from Brussels.
Robert Spencer appeared on Newsmax TV on Tuesday to discuss the Brussels attacks and general threat level.
STEVE MALZBERG: [2:24] How vulnerable are we, based on who you believe is already in this country?
ROBERT SPENCER: We’re 100 percent vulnerable, Steve. It could easily happen here. The fact is that the Islamic State threatened in February 2015 to flood Europe with 500,000 refugees, and of course we know courtesy of Barack Obama that tens of thousands of those refugees have come here. There is no way to vet them. The Obama administration says they will vet them and keep out all the jihadis. It cannot be done. The Islamic State has emphasized that its operatives should not wear beards, not carry korans, not even go to mosque, blend in with the local population, appear to be moderates if even Muslim at all, and wait for time to strike. You can’t vet against that.
Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino shooter — she passed five separate background checks from five different American agencies because they were all vetting for criminal records. She didn’t have a criminal record. The Islamic State very carefully recruits people who don’t have criminal records, so we are just asking for this kind of attack to happen here, and it’s only a matter of time. . .
[ISIS] is a very sophisticated group. It controls a territory larger than Great Britain, it has access to oil wells that are bringing in billions of dollars in black market oil money, and it has issued very detailed manuals to its followers on how they can and should mount attacks on both civilian and military personnel inside the United States. They are intent on mounting so many such attacks in the United States that they will overwhelm the system and ultimately cause it to collapse. That is something they are very much capable of doing.
Here’s Spencer’s opinion piece:
Blame multicultural fantasies for Brussels attacks, by Robert Spencer, Detroit News, March 23, 2016
The death toll in Tuesday morning’s jihadist attacks in Brussels is now 31. The political toll is almost as catastrophic: These jihad attacks in Brussels show anew the abject failure of Europe’s policies regarding Muslim immigration and multiculturalism.
Last year, the Islamic State warned that it was going to flood Europe with 500,000 refugees, among whom there would be an unknown number of jihadists. Now ISIS has done it. Europeans need to repudiate these policies and lawfully remove the politicians who are responsible for them.
Europe’s very survival as a home of free people is at stake.
The same thing goes for the United States, but we’re just getting more of the same. Hillary Clinton, in her response to the Brussels attacks, said that the mass murders were “deeply distressing,” but the “dream of a whole, free Europe … should not be walked away from,” and “we’ve got to work this through consistent with our values.”
The implication was clear: Any response to what is rapidly becoming a state of war in Europe must not reject the multicultural fantasies that created the problem in the first place. Muslim migrants, including any number of jihadists, must continue to stream into Europe, for to stop them would end the “dream of a whole, free Europe” and not be “consistent with our values.”
It’s time to say enough to all this. The political elites need to be repudiated, because they have failed. The existing governments are woefully inadequate for the task at hand. They are responsible for policies that have turned Europe into a war zone — and that war is just beginning. The political and media elites have failed Europe and the free world, and put Europe on a course toward civil war and more bloodshed.
Brussels is engulfed in chaos. Europe, if it is to survive as a home of free people, must turn out its entire political and media establishment.
Europe needs governments that recognize the “refugees” storming into their countries now include an untold number of jihad murderers who mean to kill their people and destroy their societies. Europe needs the courage to stand up and stop that refugee flow, and turn it back.
This is a war. It is a war for survival. It is a war that will determine whether Europe (and North America is not far behind) will live in freedom or slavery. Which side will win is by no means determined.
Robert Spencer, author of “The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS,” is director of Jihad Watch.