Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Incentive for Silence

I would like to point out that Moslems in Britain did exactly what one would hope they would do--told authorities of the dangerous jihadi tendencies of the Manchester bomber. What did the authorities do? Goddamn nothing.

This will encourage other Moslems, eh?

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi was known to the intelligence services "up to a point".

On Wednesday, BBC News reported that members of the public blew the whistle on Abedi several years ago by reporting him to the anti-terrorism hotline.

An unnamed Muslim community worker told the broadcaster two people who knew Abedi at college tipped off officers after he made statements "supporting terrorism" and expressing the view that "being a suicide bomber was OK".

Yeah, he was known "up to the point" he blew up a lot of little girls at a pop concert. After that point, who knows?

This is why I want the West to lean forward in fighting and killing jihadis abroad and investigating and arresting jihadis at home. Do that and the vast majority of Moslems who want nothing to do with slaughtering little girls will be unafraid to turn in proto-jihadis before they kill.

But when authorities here or abroad do nothing to stop the jihadis, do you think that encourages normal people who really would prefer to coexist to identify proto-jihadis or discourages them out of fear that the proto-jihadis will retaliate if they find out who fingered them?

Moslems in the West have to feel safe doing their duty of turning in Islamist threats if we want them to help defeat the jihadis rather than remain quiet in fear of the jihadis.

Britain's Moslems did their duty. Britain's "anti-terrorism" people apparently did not do their duty.

So now, smaller-than-usual caskets will be lowered into the cold earth all over the Manchester region.

UPDATE: And caskets in Egypt, as I noted elsewhere. While I welcome this Egyptian response, a one-off isn't enough:

Egyptian air raids over Libya have destroyed several camps that trained the militants who killed dozens of Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian military said on Saturday.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest directed at Egypt's increasingly embattled Christian minority following two church bombings last month that killed more than 45, also claimed by the group.

The statement from the military spokesman did not specify precisely where the strikes were conducted but state television said on Friday that operations were focused on the eastern Libyan city of Derna.

The victims of this terror must hunt the jihadis every day and kill them at every opportunity, and so make the jihadis too busy or too dead to kill us.