The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Saturday that Ibrahim faced terrorism charges after threatening to blow up seven local businesses. He told proprietors at the BP gas station that "If you don't close this place up, I'm going to blow it to pieces." The police report indicates that Ibrahim had Islamist paraphernalia in his car, and he was carrying a butcher knife. Responding to news reports, a number of commenters on the right are appropriately questioning the decision to release this man on bail. But to the politically correct River Mud Company blog, a menacing jihadist, armed with a deadly weapon, treathening mass destruction, is just a "lone wacko." Not only that, he's a cool wacko, since he's scared the real enemey, conservatives tired left Fort Hood apologists:
I’d wager this guy doesn’t even belong to a mosque at all, much less some sleeper cell.The link at the quote goes to the communist Alternet. That "guy trying to set his balls on fire" is now under worldwide investigation for a near-catastrophic security breach that threatened hundreds of lives. The bomb materials Abdul Mutallab sought to deploy are among the most powerful currently available. In addition to the horrific loss of life, a succcessful attack could have shut down the U.S. and international aviation industry -- and the global economy -- on the scale of September 11, 2001.
All that aside, we’re talking about a guy with a butcher knife up his sleeve threatening to blow up random East Memphis gas stations on Christmas Day. Not an airplane, not a skyscraper, but the corner dine and dash. That’s not an attack on Western civilization, it’s the behavior of a disturbed individual. To his credit, though, if he was trying to scare people, he certainly frightened the wingnuts.
I suppose they have a point. Between the threat to democracy posed by this dude and the attack on our freedoms from that other guy who set his balls on fire, how can Liberty survive?
So, yeah, there might be just a couple of reasons to take seriously these "lone" jihadis looking to kill untold numbers of people in an escalating holy war on the West. But it's not just the Abduls nd the Mohameds folks need to look out for. It's also the radical leftists are in total solidarity with these murderous demons, the communist-Islamist alliance against freedom.