Another Day, Another Terrorist Attack in Europe

I’ve avoided using the word “Muslim” in the title here because the perpetrators in the latest attack detonated their device in a park and left before they could be captured by authorities. However, with the recent string of terrorist attacks, it is hard to draw any other conclusion than the probability that this was yet another Muslim terrorist attack, or even worse…

The prelude to another attack.

In fact, this is the idea that I keep returning to as I read the accounts of what took place just outside of Nuremberg, Germany on Wednesday afternoon.

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Apparently, around 2pm local time a suitcase bomb was detonated in a small park near a migration office in the town of Zirndorf, Germany. Zirndorf is just outside of Nuremberg and is located in southern Germany, a region of the country that has been rocked by 3 other attacks over the last week.

Authorities say that the public was never in any danger and that they were able to close off the park in the immediate aftermath of the bombing. “Up to now, there is no evidence that the suitcase was detonated by explosives. At no point were any people in danger.” Which begs the question that scares me most – why? Why detonate on obviously sophisticated suitcase bomb without causing any damage or death? Could it simply have been a practice run for a larger and deadlier attack?

As police search for two “persons of interest” described as “Mediterranean” in appearance, German authorities were announcing another terrifying find a little further North. A large cache of “weapons of war” were discovered in a “radical mosque” in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Local politician Ismail Tipi announced the discovery in a press release:

“According to my information, a weapons cache was excavated with heavy military weapons in this operation. The danger of arming violent fundamentalists in Germany is very large. That makes this secret use more than clear.

The fear is large that Salafist sleeper cells, jihadis, and ISIS terrorists in Germany get support from foreign intelligence services that are not friendly to us. We can assume that the secret arsenals for a major attack are used not only in Germany but the whole of Europe. It would be very negligent if we do not recognize this danger and don’t uncover these arsenals.”

Germany and France opened the door to this mess with their lax immigration policies. There is a difference between being compassionate and being suicidal. While we have a duty as moral people to care for our fellow humans, our governments are instituted to protect our populations. When the government chooses to ignore this most basic responsibility, it is the people’s duty to choose a new government. Responsible citizens of Germany, France, and yes, the United States, should all be looking to choose new leaders who will be more committed to protecting the homeland than they are to being politically correct on immigration.

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