How many times have you heard this statement after a terrorist attack on innocent people in a public setting:
“The perpetrator was known to police.”
Such is the case again in Manchester, England, where some pathetic, brainwashed malcontent decided to put himself out of his misery and take out as many people as possible with him — this time children attending an Ariana Grande concert.
That’s basically what ISIS and its devotees are all about: pathetically unhappy people who can’t bear to see anybody else enjoying their lives.
One report I read this morning said the weapon of destruction used was a nail/shrapnel bomb that had to be constructed by someone with a certain skill and talent for making these things. It said the suicide bomber probably didn’t actually make the bomb because terrorist cells need the bomb makers to make more; so, cells use the most worthless pieces of human excrement in their ranks as suicide bombers.
And this particular piece of garbage was “known to police.” One can only suppose that he wasn’t being detained by the legal system because they didn’t have grounds — and to hold him in jail because he might pose a threat would be a violation of his civil rights.
Ditto for so many of the other terrorists who have committed such acts. They were known to police, seen as possible threats, but not detained.
And, you know, authorities in Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Canada and many other countries undoubtedly see many other people as threats who could stage terrorist attacks against civilians in public places. But, legally, they can’t round them all up and detain them.
Something is wrong with that picture. Do you think ISIS and its devotees are exploiting it? Do you think they are laughing at Western nations?
And it is probably going to get worse, unless authorities decide to suspend civil rights and round up the ISIS sympathizers.
OK, I can hear some civil rights advocates howling now. They want none of that. On principle, they would sooner see innocent children murdered than suspend the civil rights of ISIS sympathizers.
And that is part of the problem here. ISIS and its devotees are exploiting this weakness in our system. So even when the head of the monster is cut off — when the ISIS leader is killed, which is inevitable — the ISIS cells will continue to proliferate. The only way to stop them is to be proactive, to weed them out before they can commit terrorist acts. If it means suspending their civil rights, so be it.
This is war. It’s time the West weeded out the enemy within its borders rather than be more concerned about their civil rights. Round them up, and hold them till doomsday.
Photo: United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Source: Wikipedia