A Bloody Au­gust – Global Ter­ror At­tacks In­crease Amid Grow­ing Fear

The Jewish Voice - - WAR ON TERROR - By: Daniel Green­field

"Ithought mad dogs foamed at the mouth, gal­loped, leaped and lunged at throats, and I thought they did it in Au­gust." — To Kill a Mock­ing­bird In Roanoke, Vir­ginia, Wasil Fa­rooqui had at­tacked a cou­ple with a knife while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar”. His tar­gets, a Mus­lim man and his non-Mus­lim girl­friend, had been swim­ming in the pool and were be­hav­ing im­morally by Is­lamic stan­dards. The Pak­istani at­tacker had re­cently trav­eled to Turkey and was sus­pected of try­ing to join ISIS. His male vic­tim had been cut “all over his body, in­clud­ing his neck.” Wasil’s lawyer fought hard to keep jurors from hear­ing about the “Al­lahu Akbar” part of the at­tack be­cause it would play on stereo­types. He brought in a pro­fes­sor to tes­tify that, “Al­lahu Akbar” is used to “ex­press praise or ap­pre­ci­a­tion.” But the judge made his de­ci­sion and jurors will hear the grim sound of Al­lahu Akbar in the court­room just as Wasil’s vic­tims did. The de­fense in this case, as in al­most ev­ery other Mus­lim ter­ror case, is men­tal ill­ness. Wasil had been “hear­ing voices”. Since a homi­ci­dal ma­niac hear­ing voices is how Is­lam was founded, that’s not much of a de­fense against ac­cu­sa­tions of Is­lamic ter­ror­ism. If an­tipsy­chotics had ex­isted in the 7th cen­tury, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ha­mas and the ev­ery­day hor­rors that tourists have en­coun­tered this Au­gust would not ex­ist. Au­gust isn’t quite over yet, but there’s been quite a few ex­pres­sions of praise and ap­pre­ci­a­tion this month sung in the same key as the pool hat­ing Pak­istani liv­ing on the Great In­dian Warpath. Just this week­end, a Mus­lim from Lu­ton drove up to Buck­ing­ham Palace. Her Majesty’s un­will­ing sub­ject might have been look­ing for the Queen, but she was over at Bal­moral Cas­tle in Scot­land. When the po­lice came to have a word with him, he reached for a 4 foot sword and shouted, “Al­lahu Akbar”. The Bob­bies, tra­di­tion­ally un­armed, maced him. He man­aged to cut up their hands be­fore be­ing ar­rested. Ear­lier, a So­mali in Brus­sels had ex­pressed some praise and ap­pre­ci­a­tion by stab­bing Bel­gian soldiers while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar”. They be­lat­edly shot him dead. A Ko­ran was found in his pos­ses­sion. It’s hard to think of any Euro­pean events that could bet­ter have val­i­dated the mayor of Venice’s dec­la­ra­tion that any­one shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar” in St. Mark’s Square would be shot by snipers. But it’s been a fairly busy Al­lahu Ak­bar­ing Au­gust. Early in Au­gust, the Eif­fel Tower had to be shut down af­ter a Mau­ri­ta­nian Mus­lim ef­fu­sively ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Al­lah by wav­ing a knife and shout­ing that he wanted to kill a French sol­dier for ISIS. The au­thor­i­ties claimed that he had psy­chi­atric prob­lems. Parisian tourist at­trac­tions have been spe­cial tar­gets of Is­lamic praise and ap­pre­ci­a­tion. Back in February, an Egyp­tian Mus­lim with a ma­chete shut down the Lou­vre while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar”. Some ex­tremely un­ap­pre­cia­tive French soldiers shot him. But at least French Chris­tians and Jews ap­pre­ci­ated the break from Al­lah’s in­ter­faith blades. Last year, Mus­lim at­tack­ers shout­ing Al­lahu Akbar had slit an 84-year-old priest’s throat and a Turk­ish Mus­lim teenager had at­tacked a Rabbi car­ry­ing a To­rah with a ma­chete while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar”. But this year, a Mus­lim broke into the apart­ment of an el­derly Ortho­dox Jewish nurs­ery school di­rec­tor, beat her and then threw her out the win­dow. He shouted anti-Semitic slurs, re­cited por­tions of the Ko­ran and shouted, “Al­lahu Akbar”. Pre­vi­ously he had vis­ited a Ji­hadist mosque. So of course the au­thor­i­ties blamed men­tal ill­ness. Fin­land got its first of­fi­cial ter­ror­ist at­tack in Au­gust as a Moroc­can Mus­lim refugee shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar” be­gan stab­bing women. The Mus­lim mi­grant came to Fin­land af­ter try­ing his luck in Ger­many. His ram­page claimed the lives of two women and wounded six women and two men try­ing to help. The slaugh­ter ap­pears to be an­other of Merkel’s presents in­flicted on the rest of Europe. It might be Ger­many’s best gift to Fin­land since the La­p­land War. The reign of ter­ror in Spain that be­gan with a van at­tack in Barcelona ended when Younes Abouyaaquob, the driver of the van, was hunted down by po­lice. He yelled, “Al­lahu Akbar” be­fore he was shot. His five mates in nearby Cam­brils had also been shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar” be­fore po­lice nailed them. It had been a bloody Al­lah Au­gust in Spain. The ter­ror cell had killed 16 peo­ple and wounded over 100. But this ter­ror sea­son in Spain had ac­tu­ally started early in late July when a knife-wield­ing Mus­lim, stop me if you’ve heard this one be­fore, at­tacked a po­lice of­fi­cer while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar.” Af­ter sev­eral months of bloody Al­lahu Ak­bar­ing in the UK, the dog days of sum­mer were qui­eter. At least un­til a Mus­lim with a 4-foot sword showed up at Buck­ing­ham Palace. Taha Hus­sain, who had de­vel­oped the un­ap­pre­ci­ated habit of driv­ing around the street while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar” was found guilty. In these try­ing times, no one re­ally wants to hear that sort of thing in their neigh­bor­hood. In Ger­many, the au­thor­i­ties de­cided that a man who shouted, “Al­lahu Akbar” while stab­bing peo­ple at a train sta­tion in Mu­nich last year was just men­tally ill and not a ter­ror­ist. Mean­while shortly be­fore­hand, a Mus­lim refugee had stabbed seven peo­ple in a Ham­burg su­per­mar­ket while shout­ing, you’ll never guess what. One of the su­per­mar­ket stab­ber’s vic­tims died. The au­thor­i­ties claim he was men­tally ill. Closer to home, at the start of Au­gust, some 400 miles from Wasil’s stalk­ing grounds, a Nashville man named Kaden be­gan shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar” at a Kroger’s while claim­ing that he had a bomb. Just as in the case of the Barcelona van driver, there was no bomb. Back in June, a Tu­nisian Mus­lim had walked over to an air­port po­lice of­fi­cer and shouted, “Al­lahu Akbar” be­fore stab­bing him in the neck. But that’s the way it goes. Some­times Au­gust is hot­ter than usual. Other times it’s cooler. Some­times the Al­lahu Akbar stab­bings flare up in Lon­don and other times in Paris. But like the weather, Is­lamic ter­ror­ism is al­ways there. If it’s not hap­pen­ing where you live, then it’s erupt­ing some­where else. Back in Roanoke, once the trial gets prop­erly un­der­way, jurors will be al­lowed to con­sider

whether Wasil Fa­rooqui’s yell of “Al­lahu Akbar” in­di­cated that he was a ter­ror­ist or just ex­press­ing praise and ap­pre­ci­a­tion while stab­bing two peo­ple who had com­mit­ted the crime of go­ing swim­ming.

And, like all the Al­lahu Akbar stab­bers in Ger­many and France, it’s just mad­ness. The mad­ness that causes the mad dogs of the Ji­had to foam at the mouth and leap at in­fi­del throats in the dog days of Au­gust. The mad­ness of a mad prophet who com­manded his fol­low­ers to kill all the black dogs be­fore he got around to order­ing the eth­nic cleans­ing of the Chris­tians and Jews of Ara­bia.

Au­gust is usu­ally hot. But when the Al­lahu Akbar shouters come around, it’s best to stay out of the wa­ter. If, like Queen Eliz­a­beth, you can re­treat to a cas­tle, you should do so. If you can’t, be care­ful on the side­walks of re­sort towns and in cafes. Walk care­fully in Lon­don and Paris. Stay on guard at the Lou­vre, Buck­ing­ham Palace, Lon­don Bridge and the Eif­fel Tower. And if you hear a shout of, “Al­lahu Akbar”, bet­ter hope that you’re in St. Mark’s Square and that there are trusty snipers watch­ing.

And if you can get through a Euro­pean va­ca­tion with­out hear­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar”, then thank God.

In Roanoke, Vir­ginia, Wasil Fa­rooqui had at­tacked a cou­ple with a knife while shout­ing, “Al­lahu Akbar”. His tar­gets, a Mus­lim man and his non-Mus­lim girl­friend, had been swim­ming in the pool and were be­hav­ing im­morally by Is­lamic stan­dards. The Pak­istani at­tacker had re­cently trav­eled to Turkey and was sus­pected of try­ing to join ISIS. His male vic­tim had been cut “all over his body, in­clud­ing his neck.”

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