Follow this link to a good compilation of articles about Mohammad Merah, 23, the now-dead Islamic terrorist. His story foretells the West’s future. I will add, addressing this sentence to Muslims who seek liberty and peace: you do not escape the wrath of radicalized Islamists, either.
Special warning to Jews and Muslims
Among his victims were Jews and Muslim French soldiers, the first group chosen simply because they were Jews, and the second, apparently seen by Merah as apostate traitors of Islam.
Lessons in terror tactics and errors
Purely as a matter of studying his operations and how he was tracked down, the articles also discuss his tactics, his tactical mistakes, and the investigation’s multiple clues to his identity and whereabouts. For example, he inquired at an auto-body shop about how best to re-paint his scooter to change its color. The alert paint shop people apparently alerted police.
This war between the worlds began about 1,300 years ago, got stalled at the uneasy, shifting lines snaking through Europe separating the West from the Muslim world, and now the Islamists have renewed their war. Lacking the capability to invade and conquer, they have discovered the new warfare tactics we call “terrorism.” Our defenses are breached; our might is a wonder to behold, yet ineffective to stop this kind of warfare; our fearful reactions oppress our citizens and change the very nature of our country.
People: They are not going away for the foreseeable future. The West for the most part no longer sees its civilization as worth preserving, much less dying for. That is why nations fail; they no longer believe that saving their way of life is worth their death. Even many in the United States fail to see the power of the blessing that was our founding. We are degenerate, at spiritual and philosophical war among ourselves, and—as a result—we are weak prey.
And, I think it all has to get worse before we turn.
In the meantime, note that one of the French soldier victims was targeted because he advertised a motor scooter for sale. The “buyer” who answered the ad specifically targeted the French Muslim soldier, and shot him, I suppose as they looked over the scooter.
Be armed; be alert. Anytime, anywhere. When you least expect it. You are at war.