Europe’s terror summer: will politicians now accept the reality of Islamic terrorism?

How is your Merkelsommer going? For now, Britain seems to be missing the worst. True, a couple of men of Middle Eastern appearance tried to abduct a soldier near his base in Norfolk for what was unlikely to have been an interfaith dialogue session. But Britain’s geographical good fortune, relative success in limiting weapons and our justified scepticism of the undiscriminating ‘open borders’ brigade mean that we have so far been spared the delights of what Angela Merkel’s growing army of critics refer to as her summer of terror.

  • In a word: no.

  • Their vision of global Socialist governance is being shaken to the core.

    • Alain

      It seems to me that it remains on course. That is the major reason for importing mass numbers of hostile Muslims. That is also what “open borders” is about. A population sharing the same values and culture would be very difficult to get them to accept a non accountable global government.

      • pentelium

        Exactly, except it’s not necessarily socialist governance. Any collectivism will do: fascism, communism, socialism or Islam, so long as it is violent and socially destructive.

        The value of open borders to the authoritarians is that, the more social breakdown, anarchy and civil war there is, the sooner we will need a “strong man” to take charge and sort our social problems out.

  • Linda1000

    I don’t know – is Germany starting to get tough? Mosque raid, never heard of this being done in Canada or the U.S.

  • xavier

    A small offensive by German and French cops:

    O how I would love to see some of the scum doin’ the frog walk while being dragged and screaming

  • John

    Douglas Murray is always such a good read. Both he and Steyn have similar styles. The Euro elites will have to recognize the problem because not only is it never going to go away, it will,in fact, intensify over the coming months and years.

    It’s amazing that there wasn’t a word about any of this at the DNC. Muslim terrorism is now the signature feature of our age, and yet it is greeted with what can only be described as immense pathological denial on the part of those who should be battling it.