Friday, October 26, 2007

A shout-down and a beat-down

On American college campuses, this has been “Islamofascism Awareness Week” – and throughout it, Muslim activists and their hard-left allies have reacted rabidly, even going the length of shouting down the event’s organizer David Horowitz at Emory University in Altanta Wednesday. In a column this week, the much-maligned Ann Coulter nailed it: “If liberals want to face real fascism,” she wrote the next day, they should “try showing up on a college campus and denouncing fascism.”

But in Europe things have gone even further, as the Web site of Stop the Islamisation of Europe reports. On Oct. 21, a goon squad of so-called “autonomists” set upon demonstrators from the Danish chapter of the group in Copenhagen with blunt-force and edged weapons – and drew blood:

That this heinous assault was evidently the work of leftist anarchists rather than Muslims brings to mind a line from a recent review of a book on slave ships, to the effect that "any totalitarian system enlists a lower layer to control those at the very bottom." It seems clear that there is a convergence of interests between leftist radicals and Muslim supremacists, such that the latter will be happy to utilize the former as enforcers. The rabid hard-left reaction to Islamofascism Awareness Week is part and parcel of this.

For Europeans, few of whom have access to proper weaponry, a few practical notes are in order:

* If you elect to carry cutlery, when responding to an attack such as this go for a hand cut – and cut hard. A copiously bleeding hand will not only compromise the assailant's ability to press his attack but may demoralize him enough to end it.

* During the hours of darkness, some of the newer flashlights are bright enough to temporarily blind an attacker and give the operator a chance to get clear. My own choice is a SureFire 6P.

* Safety shoes designed for factory workers protect wearers' toes with caps of steel or even titanium. Such footgear has defensive potential as well. Be safe!

* Don't overlook the power of a shillelagh. A stout length of blackthorn has served many an Irishman well over the centuries, and I carry the same on my nocturnal strolls. (I also carry two switchblades and a pistol, but then I live in the American West.)

I wish the defiant Europeans all success in their resistance to the creeping Islamization to which their wretched governments seem determined to deliver them. (See Bat Ye’or’s “Eurabia” for the squalid history of this process.) And to militant Muslims and their leftist lickspittles in America, a caveat:

That shit won’t flush on this side of the pond.

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