Terrorism is no trivial matter. However, the mainstream media in America often treats Islamic terrorism with the delicate gloves of political correctness instead of how they approach terrorism or any kind of violence committed by a white male.
Case in point, on Friday, French media reported that a driver in the city of Blagnac purposely drove into a crowd of college students, injuring three in total.
The story has barely been reported by the American media, which has led many to believe it is because the attack bears all the hallmarks of Islamic extremist violence.
However, French prosecutors involved in the Blagnac case have added a possible wrinkle to the idea that this attack was inspired by jihadism.
The driver, whose name has been released only as “Abdellah B,” has a history of mental problems, and a criminal history involving “common law crimes” and narcotics. While the individual has a prior arrest record, his name does not appear on any registration lists concerning “radicalized” individuals.
Attempted murder charges are being brought against the driver, who allegedly admitted to planning the attack for a month in advance.
All three of the students, who are all from China, are expected to survive.
Blagnac is not too far from the southern French city of Toulouse. In 2012, terrorist Mohammed Merah shot and killed three French Army soldiers before invading a Jewish day school and killing four.
Subsequent arrests proved that Merah was a member of an extremist group of mostly Algerian Muslims, all of whom sought to kill French troops and French and Jewish civilians.
France has become a hotbed of Islamic terrorism and has some of the worst attacks in recent years. In November 2015, over one hundred Parisians were murdered in a night-long orgy of violence directed by ISIS and carried out by French- and Belgian-born Muslims.
After all, on Bastille Day in 2016, a Tunisian Muslim used a large truck to run over 86 people in Nice, France.
Many commentators have pointed out that France’s suburban ghettos (“banlieues”) are sources of alienation among France’s large Muslim population. In these areas, the mosques control the streets and strict religious laws dictate public behavior. The French police have all but given these areas away to the Islamists.
Another problem facing France is the fact the demographers predict that France will be a Muslim majority nation in less than 40 years. So far, France’s Muslim population has shown a deep ambivalence about integration. When they become the majority, there will be no need to integrate at all.
While the attack in Blagnac could be a case of a mentally unstable individual carrying out a crime for completely unhinged reasons, French officials still have to recognize that they are not doing enough to stem the tide of terrorism in the Fifth Republic. Much like in the rest of Western Europe, French politicians believe that more immigration and more secularization is a kind of panacea for the country’s woes. These two ideas contradict one another, for the children of second-generation immigrants are often far more religious than their parents. Indeed, many of France’s terrorists have been French-born and French-speaking Muslims who were radicalized on French soil.
Western Europe needs to wake up and wake up now.