ISIS is claiming responsibility for yet another terror attack in France. This one occurred yesterday in Paris, resulting in one police officer dead, and two others seriously wounded. The gunman opened fire on the famed avenue, Champs-Élysées, in Paris before he was shot dead. The local police have not named the gunman, but ISIS has, claiming him to be Abu Yousef Al-Baljiki. Whoever the shooter was, police say he targeted police, and French President Francois Hollande said he is convinced the circumstances of the Paris shooting points to a terrorist act.
The attacker was known by secret service in France as an extremist, according to officials.
President Trump said the shooting "looks like another terrorist attack" during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and sent his condolences to France.
The incident follows a number of election season attacks around Paris, such as the Louvre museum in February and one at Orly airport last month.
With the first round of balloting only days away, one wonders if these attacks are going to help Marine Le Pen's campaign. She has been adamantly against current refugee policies in France, and is using the danger of Islamic terror as a chief part of her platform.
The question, then, is not if the rise of more terror will help Le Pen's chances in the upcoming day at the ballot box, but how much it will boost Marine Le Pen towards her opportunity to be France's next leader.
According to the Daily Beast, based on the ideological writings of jihadists such as Abu Musab al-Suri, the terrorists' goal is to create violent divisions in Europe’s population, pitting Christians—“crusaders”—against Muslim immigrants and their descendants, to the point where eventually there is civil war.
In that context, from the jihadist point of view, a Le Pen victory is something devoutly to be wished. And the terrorist incident that could be the tipping point was all too easy to execute.
If that is the case, then the question becomes, "Would a Le Pen win be playing into their hands? Or does the Islamic jihad underestimate the capabilities of a Le Pen administration?"
Unlike the United States, the fate of France is considered to be all but written from a demographics point of view. The Muslim birthrate, for one, is much higher than that of the French. The Muslim population in France is estimated at around 6 million today, and it has been suggested it could grow to 12 million by 2020-2025. With the French population close to 65 million, that makes the percentage of Muslims in France today at just under 10%. In the United States, the Muslim population is roughly at 3.3 million, which means that Muslims make up about 1% of the total U.S. population (about 322 million people in 2015). In both countries, those numbers will likely rise rapidly over the next few years.
With France's Muslim population at 10% of the population, the Muslim population is more active. “When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions,” Dr. Peter Hammond notes in his book "Terror, Slavery, and Islam. “In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.”
Soon, in Europe, it will only get worse. Hammond continues: The violence increases when the Muslim population reaches 20%. “After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.”
In the United States, with the Muslim population just under 1%, according to Hammond as long as it remains under 2%, "they will be seen primarily as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to other citizens."
The only hope, then, is to keep the percentage of Muslims below 2%, and never allow them to increase their numbers. . . or, the crusaders can once again throw Islam out of The West. The problem with that is the liberal left positions, our continued willingness to buy Middle Eastern oil, and the rise of political correctness.
Dr. Hammond reminds us, “Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.”
Their takeover of a country, begins when the population of Muslims reaches a critical mass, and they begin to agitate for various privileges.
Open, free, democratic societies are particularly vulnerable (and we seem to have forgotten we are supposed to be a republic, not a democracy). “When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well,” he notes.
So, if we are to have a chance to combat the invasion of Islam, it will take tough stances against the islamization of the United States, and those are policies the liberal left Democrats are incapable of making, and the soft Republicans are too afraid to make. President Trump, on the other hand, may be willing to make the tough decisions, if he doesn't continue to allow the courts and the liberal left to dictate his moves with unconstitutional legal attacks.
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