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Police in the UK claim to
have foiled a terrorist plot to blow up more airplanes - this time with liquid
explosives - and have that the perpetrators are (you know what's coming don't
you?) Islamicists. Who'd have thought? Objecting to the close links between
the UK and the US, they
presumably thought they would attempt to symbolically cut those links by
downing a dozen airplanes en-route between the two countries.
What is the thing that Islamicists have with airplanes? Generally, little boys
like trains, little girls like dolls, grown men like cars and grown women like
diamonds (especially when they are attached to a ring). But Islamicists seem to
be fixated on airplanes - or more precisely in destroying them.
Boys like trains because they would like to build them. Men like cars because
they like to drive them. Girls like dolls because they would like, one day, to
have babies. Women like diamonds because they are symbolically attached to a
man's future income. But why do Islamicists hate airplanes so much?
Presumably it's because they symbolize their own impotence, ignorance and
failure. For all of the historical shaping which claims that the Muslim world
laid the foundations for all mathematics and science, the reality is that
the Muslim world is a demonstrable failure - politically, economically, and
The modern airliner is something that no Muslim country has ever managed
to build. Indonesia some
years ago tried to set up an aeronautical industry - a venture which absorbed
massive government subsidies before failing dismally. Some may blame the fact
that it was being run by the dictator's son, who pocketed much of the money,
but that really just underscores the main point - that they can't get it
together. Despite the immense natural wealth that some Islamic
countries have, they remain economic and technological backwaters.
The airplane symbolizes potency, strength, globalization, and technical mastery.
Something which Allah (in his wisdom) has chosen to bestow only on the dominant
West. Why has Allah
(in his wisdom) favored the Kaffirs over the loyal Islamic
Not that logic ever stopped religious fanaticism. Clearly
when you are in a weaker position that your opponents, and your only real
strength comes from screaming about being the victim, you should come out
and slaughter as many of your opponents as possible in an attempted mass murder. Obviously.
But even trials and tribulations bring some good things. Politicians are not known
for their propensity to tell the truth, but George Dubya has finally come out
and said that the US is "at war with
Islamic fascists". Exactly why he felt the need to add "ic fascists" to
his statement is a bit of a mystery, but it's also the nature of the politician
to embellish. At least he has has clarified what the 'War on Terror'
actually means. Some of us thought he was about to ban horror movies or
Dubya's war concept now seems a little less liquid, as frightened commuters
throw away their water, their foams and their gels, and take only
essential hand luggage on the planes in clear plastic bags. And airport
drug-stores on both sides of the Atlantic are rubbing their hands at the
prospect of new arrivals queuing to replace everything from spermicides,
lubricants and hair restorer.
And our own little Johnny weighed into the discussion with
"I guess the sobering thing about the July attacks of last year in London and
the arrests of those people in Canada and the arrests of those people in Sydney
and Melbourne at the end of last year, sobering thing about all of those things
is you were dealing with people who in the main had been born in the countries
where they were arrested."
If past experience is anything to go by, most of these people will be
second generation immigrants from Muslim
countries. Could there be a stronger indication of the idiocy of multiculturalism than
the failure of immigrants to integrate even in successive generations?