The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Monday, January 02, 2006

Eurabia's New Anti-Terror Plan

Clearly, this is a war Europe doesn't intend to win.
EU justice ministers have adopted a new counter-terrorism strategy and an action plan aimed at combating radicalisation and recruitment to terrorism, the EU's top anti-terrorism co-ordinator Gijs de Vries announced.

The four key themes are prevention of recruitment to terrorist groups, protection of citizens and essential infrastructure, prosecution of terrorists and a response to minimise the consequences of a terrorist attack.

The action plan on radicalisation and recruitment states that the EU needs to "engage with Muslim organisations and faith groups to reject the distorted version of Islam put forward by Al-Qa'ida and others", and should also "create a non-emotive lexicon for discussing the issues in order to avoid linking Islam to terrorism."

Swedish justice minister Tomas Bodstrom sought to calm concerns that some parts of the action plan pointed fingers at Muslims as a group, as possible terrorists.

Mr Bodstrom said that as long as the responsible authorities kept repeating that Islam is a religion of peace the measures target criminals, and nobody else, it would be obvious that the EU does not wish to accuse any particular religious group.

On questions about whether the Spanish police would survey mosques to make sure that radical interpreters of Islam would not recruit attendants, the Spanish interior minister Jose Antonio Alonso answered that "the controlling of terrorism has to be done where it is created, be it in a phone shop or a mosque."

The Spanish minister also indicated that Spain would like to focus more on the aftermath of terrorist attacks, creating a special European agency for helping the victims of terrorism.

"We need to hand out concrete help, not only nice political statements," he said.

[The Spanish minister] explained that the reason why Morocco had not yet signed a repatriation agreement with the EU, expected before the end of the year, was most likely that no EU money had yet been put on the table.
To summarize, the EU's four-point anti-terror strategy is to:

1. Luck into the occasional arrest;
2. Deny that Islam motivates 99% of all modern terrorism;
3. Accept a certain level of casualties with a Gallic shrug; and
4. After granting Islamist thugs political asylum, paying Muslim countries to take them back, where they can kill someone else's citizens.

This is in addition to enacting measures that unnecessarily intrude ever more into the lives of law-abiding citizens, and ransoming hostages knowing that the money will be used to fund further attacks. Roger.