The ‘Arabian Nightmare’ of the West

The ‘Arabian Nightmare’ of the West
Paris: terror attack at the Bataclan Theater, Nov 2015. YouTube

Terror as curiosity: countless sufferings without the realization of such …

In 1983, Robert Irwin wrote a fantasy novel, The Arabian Nightmare, about a young Englishman who was dragged into a whirlwind of sinister and ridiculous events in Cairo. The Arabian nightmare he learned was like a disease or a curse. It was terrible and obscene, monotonous, but yet fearful. It brought countless sufferings without the conscious recognition or realization of their origin…

The Arabian nightmare has come to the West. It has come invisibly and struck the West like an evil curse. It subdued Western people gradually – through arson, sexual violence, “Salafi” vice squads and Muslim parties, under the slogans of tolerance and multiculturalism.

The miserable Eloi of the West did not even understand that were turned into cattle, being slaughtered in the light of day on their streets. In a desperate attempt to escape from The Arabian Nightmare, the ruling elite used all conceivable methods of escapism.

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Method #1: to equate terror with other types of violence. In August 2017, the Canadian Globe and Mail proclaimed that “Social networks should treat far-right extremists like Islamic State.”

The expert on terrorism for CNN, Paul Cruickshank, called the massacre in Manchester at the concert of Ariana Grande a “right wing false flag plot.” Leanne Wood, the leader of Welsh Plaid Cymru, claimed that the Barcelona massacre of August 2017 was a deed of “far right” extremists. According to Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, white racists are much more dangerous than Muslim terrorists.

Method #2: to declare that Islamic terror isn’t Islamic at all. We learned that the ISIS had nothing to do with Islam, and shouting “Allah Akbar” during an attack is nothing more than praising the world and its creator. The expert on counterterror for MSNBC, Malcolm Nance, said that the terror attack that took place in New York City on October 31, 2017 was anti-Islamic: “None of that is Islamic, it’s anti-Islamic.” According to Neil Coyle (Labour), “attackers at London Bridge and Borough market … were not Muslims,” and so on and so forth.

Method #3 (the most common one) is to declare that fanatics are mere psychopaths. Thus after the terror attack act at Hamburg’s supermarket in August 2017, the terrorist was described by Der Spiegel as a man with mental issues. The knifeman who killed one person and injured several more people while shouting “Allah Akbar” on May 10, 2016, apparently had psychiatric disorders, and so on and so forth.

Method #4: to hide both the ethnic origin of the terrorists and their motives. The New York Times called the terrorist on Westminster Bridge (March 2017) a “knife-wielding assailant,” and wrote about Manchester jihadist Salman Abedi (May 2017) that “No one yet knows what motivated him to commit such a horrific deed.” After the London terror attacks on June 3, 2017, CNN wrote that the “motives of the crime remain unknown.” After the massacre in Nice on July 14, 2017, Le Monde, BFM-TV and La Croix decided not publish images of the terrorists, and Europe 1 radio station doesn’t even mention their names. According to Fiordman, that’s a favorite method of Aftonbladet and other Swedish newspapers.

Method #5: to accuse of Islamophobia anyone who dares to identify the name and religion of a terrorist. “Focusing on whether the Parsons Green bomber [a 21-old Syrian refugee] was a refugee is shamelessly Islamophobic,” the Independent wrote.

Method #6: to blame the terror phenomenon on some other social problem(s). After the Orlando massacre in June 2016, The Washington Post emphasized that the main problem was the freedom to sell and buy guns. It is worth noticing here that this method is widely used by the Democratic establishment in America.

Method #7: depicting terror as a marginal, spontaneous, and irresolvable phenomenon in principle – something like seasonal flowering or inconveniences caused by pigeons. You wouldn’t kill pigeons only because they poop everywhere, or pull out flowers in parks only because someone is allergic to them, after all. “Europe has to get used to this,” said BBC host Katty Kay after the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert. After the truck attack in Nice on Bastille Day, Manuel Valls said that “we should learn to live with terrorism.” Emanuel Macron described terrorism as an “imponderable problem” that would be “part of our daily lives for years to come.” “Americans must prepare for a future where terror becomes routine,” according to the former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence under Barack Obama’s administration, Frank Figliuzzi.

Finally, the last method, from the arsenal of totalitarian regimes: censorship, fines, prohibitions and the brute withdrawal of online posts, as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube often do.

However, because the number of terrorist acts is growing so rapidly, all these methods have become untenable. That’s how a new concept appeared: terror shrugged off as something insignificant, an unpleasant accident like a lightning strike, a car bumping into a cow, an icicle or a tree falling on a passer-by.

On July 4, 2017 in Toulouse, two motorcyclists opened fire on passers-by, killing one and wounding six people. The police said it was “unlikely” this was a terror attack.

On September 13, 2017 again in Toulouse, a knifeman attacked passers-by while shouting “Allah Akbar.” The police are still investigating the incident to determine the motive.

September 26, 2017 – an explosion at the London Underground in which five people were injured. The police reported that a mobile phone charger had caught fire.

February 14, 2018 – a knifeman wounded five people in Paris. The police denied that the incident could be linked with terror.

February 26, 2018 – a powerful explosion in a shop in Leicester killed five people and destroyed a two-story building. Police reported there was no connection between the incident and a possible terror attack. Maybe it was a local earthquake?

March 4, 2018 – a mysterious explosion in the north-east of London . The incident wasn’t linked to terrorism. Not surprising…

March6, 2018 – a Muslim person (Koran was found in his car) crashed into three cars in a tunnel in Gothenburg and attacked a policeman with a knife. Of course this was not called a terrorist act.

March 8, 2018 – a knifeman wounded three passers-by in Vienna. Near the place of the first attack, there was another one, in which another person got injured. Motives of the two attacks are unknown…

The Daily Mail wrote that machetes became the main weapon of attacks in England. In the last two months of 2017, 928 attacks occurred: 425 in London, 99 in Manchester, 77 in the West Midlands. On average, about 15 machete attacks occur daily – every 90 minutes. What a wonderful British tradition to attack each other with a machete – don’t you think so?

On May 5, 2018, a Muslim person shouting “Allah Akbar” wounded three passers-by in The Hague. The reason for the attack was “unknown” – as you remember, “Allah Akbar” is nothing but a praise to the world and its Creator…

On May 20, 2018, a Muslim migrant seriously wounded two people in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The reasons again were unclear.

On May 21, 2018, men in hoods opened fire with Kalashnikov rifles against a group of people in Marseilles. Police ruled out terrorism as a motive.

On May 25, 2018, unknown people detonated a self-made bomb in a restaurant in Mississauga, Canada, wounding 15 people. Police reported that the motive of the attack was unknown.

On May 29, 2018, two female policewomen and a civilian woman were killed in a shooting in Belgian city of Liège – the gunman shouting “Allah Akbar.” The version of a terror attack wasn’t confirmed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre. However, according to Belgian police and media, it was too early to take this claim seriously.

On June 1, 2018, in Manchester, a car rammed pedestrians and seriously injured five people. The police reported there was no evidence to suggest that this was terrorism related.

May 30, 2018: a knifeman stabbed two people at a train station in Flensburg, Germany. A police spokesman was “not aware of any connection to terrorism.”

June 3, 2018 – a knifeman rampaged at Berlin Cathedral and was verbally aggressive. “The suspect had no motives for a terror attack.”

June 18, 2018 – a stranger opened fire on a crowd of people in Malmo, injuring five. “The incident has no connection to a terror attack.” It looks like the Swedes have a hobby – to open fire on random people on the streets.

June 18, 2018 – a shooting at a festival in New Jersey left 22 injured and 1 dead. The police version is that the shooting appeared to be gang-related. Decide for yourself what kind of “gang” this was: take a look at their photos and the names.

June 20, 2018 – another “small explosion” at the Southgate tube station in North London. Only five people were injured (there are neither Hamas militants, nor activists of Black Lives Matter to mourn them). Of course, there was no connection with terror.

I believe these cases are just the tip of the iceberg.

“There is no sex in the USSR.” No, this is not a joke. It was said on July 17, 1986, during the Leningrad-Boston U.S.-Soviet Space Bridge, by the administrator of the Leningrad Hotel, Lyudmila Ivanova. In the USSR, sex was associated with debauchery and pornography, and there was none of this in the country. In the USSR there was also “no crime, homosexuality, prostitution and drug addiction.”

Today, there is no Muslim terror in the West. Bullets accidentally fly out of guns, shops and subway cars explode spontaneously, cars squash pedestrians on their own, machetes and knives fly in the air on their own, cutting, chopping and stabbing passers-by. Is it a consequence of global warming? Quite possible.

Countless sufferings without the realization of such…

Alexander Maistrovoy

Alexander Maistrovoy

Alexander Maistrovoy is an Israeli journalist. He has written for Arutz Sheva, Gates of Vienna, and the New English Review, and is the author of “Agony of Hercules or a Farewell to Democracy (Notes of a Stranger).”