Like I was saying only a couple of days ago, it's all Islam, all the time...
~A decade ago today, suicide bombers blew up my favorite hotel in Amman. (I wrote about one aspect of that slaughter here.) On this tenth anniversary, a Jordanian police offer has killed four people, including one South African and two American instructors.
Since Obama pressed his reset button with Islam in that Cairo speech six years ago, he's handed half of Iraq and Syria over to the Islamic State, the other half of Iraq to Iran, and Egypt over to the Muslim Brotherhood and thence to military dictatorship, and turned the Libyan seacoast into the fast-track immigration check-in for the European Union, and Yemen into a failed state awash in state-of-the-art American weaponry. Up next, Jordan?
~Are you German? As you wander the streets of your glittering prosperous metropolis, do you find yourself pining for the good old days of highly communicable disease? The exotic frisson of scabies? The gossamer brush of tuberculosis? The glow of hemorrhagic fever? Well, don't worry - thanks to Mutti Merkel, they're back!
~Last week the Great Australian Wag Tim Blair dusted off an old line of mine from a decade back. Matter of fact, you can find it in America Alone (personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available, etc, etc):
Not long after September 11th I said, just as an aside, that these days whenever something goofy turns up on the news chances are it involves some fellow called Mohammed. It was a throwaway line but, if you want to compile chapter and verse, you can add to the list every week.
A plane flies into the World Trade Center? Mohammed Atta.
A sniper starts killing gas-station customers around Washington, DC? John Allen Muhammed.
A guy fatally stabs a Dutch movie director? Mohammed Bouyeri.
A gunman shoots up the El Al counter at Los Angeles airport? Hesham Mohamed Hedayet.
A terrorist slaughters dozens in Bali? Noordin Mohamed.
A British subject self-detonates in a Tel Aviv bar? Asif Mohammed Hanif.
A terrorist cell bombs the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania? Ali Mohamed.
A gang rapist preys on the women of Sydney? Mohammed Skaf.
A Canadian terror cell is arrested for plotting to bomb Ottawa and behead the Prime Minister? Mohammed Dirie, Amin Mohamed Durrani and Yasim Abdi Mohamed.
Could this freakish appellatory coincidence possibly be a clue to what's driving all the above unpleasantness? Oh, perish the thought. Those last three Mohammeds represented a "broad strata" of Canadian society, according to Mike McDonnel, Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a man who must have aced Sensitivity Training class. To the casual observer, the broad strata would seem to be a very singular stratum: in their first appearance in court, all 12 men arrested in that Ontario plot requested the Koran. But to the highest levels of law enforcement they're a tribute to the boundless diversity of a vibrant multicultural society.
Likewise, for one of the more recent Mohammeds in the news, Faisal Mohammad:
Campus stabber's manifesto included 'praise for Allah,' plan for beheading
But whoa, don't go jumping to any conclusions. Just like in Toronto, this kid is a broad strata, in this case all by himself:
Asked if the manifesto made any references to Allah, [Merced County Sheriff] Warnke said there were, but dismissed any suggestion that Mohammad was motivated by religion.
"His belief was through the Muslim faith, but there's nothing to indicate anything other than that," Warnke said. "It'd be like a Christian referring to the Lord Jesus."
Yeah, it's exactly like that.
The bad news is that law enforcement officials who see their principal duty as propagandists will get you killed. The good news is there's no point in anyone beheading Sheriff Warnke, because he's got nothing up there.
~Your Monday Mohammed: Speaking of which, if you're flying Ethiopian Airlines, place your tray in the upright position and then bring it down on the head of the Jew:
"He hit me over the head with a metal tray and shouted 'Allah akbar' (God is greater) and 'I will slaughter the Jew.' Only after a few seconds, just before I was about to lose consciousness, did I manage to call out and a flight attendant who saw what was happening summoned her colleagues," Arik said.
While the crew struggled to control the attacker, Arik says only one other passenger, a Lebanese man, attempted to help to stop the attack.
The good Samaritan and cabin crew were eventually able to restrain the violent passenger and guarded the injured victim near the back of the plane for the remainder of the flight.
The attacker, identified as Sudanese national Ahmed Mohamed, reportedly spent the last moments of the trip attempting to convince his fellow passengers to help lynch the Jewish flyer, repeatedly shouting, "Let's finish him off."
Sheriff Warnke is mystified as to the motive.
~Tonight, Monday, I'll be joining Sean Hannity on Fox News to mull the latest developments on the 2016 election front. It starts at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. Hope you can join us.