The Friday evening attack on the French capital is sending shockwaves around the world, and should serve as a wake-up call in our country. ISIS fighters who took advantage of Europe’s security apathy and open-borders immigration policy, perpetrated the single worst terrorist attack on French soil in generations. The attack was motivated by the terrorist army’s hatred for Western Civilization. This hatred of the West is based on the Islamists’ hatred of the Judeo-Christian Tradition, which serves as the foundation of Western thought.
As much as Europe, and to a troubling degree, the United States, wants to play-down its Judeo-Christian value system, the rest of the world recognizes the Judeo-Christian Worldview as essential to the Western experience in individual rights and democratic institutions. The very reason the West is free is because of this tradition. ISIS hates freedom, because they hate the freedom of mind and will that Western thought provides. They hate us because of our heritage.
In an online statement released after the attacks in Paris, ISIS called Paris “the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe.” This, they claim, is the reason why the French have joined the United States in our air strikes against ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria. The are describing the U.S.-led air strikes as a “crusade” against Islam. These fanatics are fighting a middle-ages style war against the Western World, and most Western leaders refuse to even acknowledge the reasons for it.
Our president had better get with the program. Instead of apologizing for our values and traditions, he should be aggressively defending them against a fanatical army of terrorists hell-bent on our destruction. ISIS specifically, and Islamic radicalism in general, cannot be contained. It must be soundly and completely defeated. The ongoing attacks against France ought to serve as a wake-up call that policies of moral relativism, indiscriminate open-borders policies, and pacifism toward terrorists are the recipe for national ruin.
The West needs to rise to the occasion and defeat this evil, for what happened in Paris could all-to-easily happen here at home.
Aujourd’hui, nous sommes tout les Parisiens. Today, we are all Parisians.