(1) At this rate Mohammedans are going to carry Donald Trump to the White House atop a continuous blast wave.
(2) I have some friends in Brussels. I hope they are safe. But not going to replace my Facebook avatar with a waffle even if it comes with a side of bacon.
(3) Svidomites predictably continue to svidomite.
“I would not be surprised if it is part of Russia’s so-called hybrid war against Russia, although there will be talks that it’s ISIL that stands beyond it,” said Hrycak addressing the students and faculty of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
(4) One important point worth bearing in mind is that the rate of terrorist attacks in Western Europe is still very much lower than during the late Cold War (an observation popularized by Steven Pinker although apparently first written about by Paul Robinson).
That said, will this happy state of affairs continue to hold as at least another 1.8 million immigrants – most of them from Muslim countries where majorities or near majorities espouse functionally radical Islamist views – are due to enter Germany alone this year?
And to what extent has the fall in terrorism been a change in underlying trends, versus the huge increases in mass surveillance, the power of the security state, and higher quality emergency medical care? (This is basically the NRx argument against Pinker’s thesis on the decline of violence but applied to terrorism).