British Security Services Were Warned Five Times About Salman Abedi Talking Up Suicide Bombing
Based on a True Story: Unlike Russiagate:
"Terrorism Hotline. Press one now for Arabic. Press two now for Persian. Press three..."
"English will be fine."
"How may I help you then?"
"I want to report my friend from the mosque. He's been threatening to become a suicide bomber."
"How dare you call here and insult Muslims!"
"But I am a Muslim. And this is a Terrorism Hotline!"
"Don't tell us what our job is. We are here to stop the Racist Backlash(tm)."
"What about stopping the bombings first?"
"That's not important now. First, we must prevent the Racist Backlash(tm) from terrorizing innocent Muslims."
"I am an innocent Muslim, lady, and I'm telling you this guy is gonna' blow up a lot of kids at a concert."
"I don't like the tone in your voice, sir. And speaking of, he's probably just a music critic with strong opinions."
"He's got strong opinions, alright. And Semtex."
"Sir, stay right where you are."
"Finally--I've got your attention!"
"Yes, sir, you do. We'll be sending around some detectives."
"Good. Just trying to do my..."
"They'll want to know how you became such a dreadful Islamophobe."
"But--but I'm trying to stop an attack..."
"That's enough, Hater! Tell it to the judge!"
("That's the fifth one today. We've really got them on the run, now!")
|"The Washington Post offered the celebrated headline "Event Organizer Offers No Apology After Thwarted Attack In Texas", while the Associated Press went with "Pamela Geller says she has no regrets about Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in 2 deaths". The media "narrative" of the last week is that some Zionist temptress was walking down the street in Garland in a too short skirt and hoisted it to reveal her Mohammed thong - oops, my apologies, her Prophet Mohammed thong (PBUH) - and thereby inflamed two otherwise law-abiding ISIS supporters peacefully minding their own business.|
It'll be a long time before you see "Washington Post Offers No Apology for Attacking Target of Thwarted Attack" or "AP Says It Has No Regrets After Blaming The Victim". The respectable class in the American media share the same goal as the Islamic fanatics: They want to silence Pam Geller.
In Copenhagen, in Paris, in Garland, what's more important than the cartoons and the attacks is the reaction of all the polite, respectable people in society, which for a decade now has told those who do not accept the messy, fractious liberties of free peoples that we don't really believe in them, either, and we're happy to give them up - quietly, furtively, incrementally, remorselessly - in hopes of a quiet life. Because a small Danish newspaper found itself abandoned and alone, Charlie Hebdo jumped in to support them. Because the Charlie Hebdo artists and writers died abandoned and alone, Pamela Geller jumped in to support them. By refusing to share the risk, we are increasing the risk. It's not Pamela Geller who emboldens Islamic fanatics, it's all the nice types - the ones Salman Rushdie calls the But Brigade. You've heard them a zillion times this last week: "Of course, I'm personally, passionately, absolutely committed to free speech. But..."
And the minute you hear the "but", none of the build-up to it matters.
...Alas, we have raised a generation of But boys. ...
"Stay quiet and you'll be okay:" Those were Mohammed Atta's words to his passengers on 9/11.
And they're what all the nice respectable types are telling us now."