Opinion

Internal enemy

I’d much rather be naive, than offensive towards others, president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said. And I’d like to ask Mr. President, though he obviously won’t read this, to say this to everyone who has lost a loved one in the Brussels attacks. Or last November in Paris. Or another day – where now? It’s better not to think about it.

In an interview Mr. Juncker was wondering why these terrorists turned against Europe, when they were born and raised here, so they must be Europeans then. I’m sure he could have a great discussion about this over a drink with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, who said on the day of the attacks that “Europeans killed Europeans”.

I tend to disagree with this, but a foreign journalist told me that they are European citizens, which means that they are indeed Europeans and everything else is racism. Let me repeat my answer to this statement: No. Those who are responsible for the explosions in Brussels are not Europeans. Are they not Europeans because they are Arabic and their skin is a bit darker? No, of course not!

They are not Europeans because they morally and culturally excluded themselves from Europe and most probably they never identified as Europeans. This is obvious, because despite what eurocrats like to say, there is no such thing as a general European identity which is not based on national identity. This only exists in the world of the globalist EU-fans, who have lost their roots.

It’s highly unlikely that those young men who detonated in Brussels and Paris identified themselves as French or Belgian. (Of course, the majority of Belgians doesn’t identify themselves as Belgians, but Flemish or Wallonian, which is part of the integration problem – but that’s another story). It’s hard to become European when you are indifferent or even hateful towards the European nation state you live in. Alfano and Juncker are wrong by saying that these men were raised in Europe. False: they haven’t grown up among us, but among each other, in closed, parallel societies.

This is true even if until the moment of their radicalisation they liked some aspects of our culture. As academic Miklós Maróth said at a recent conference organised by Nézőpont Institute, Muslim immigrants don’t integrate into our religion. Into our culture maybe, but even in that case their lives are heading towards an impasse. They can easily fall between two cultures, two communities.

“Why does Paris, London and Brussels have a terrorist problem while Prague, Budapest & Warsaw don’t?” a young Swedish man asked this rhetorical question on Twitter, causing a politically correct shitstorm, among others from a Dutch lady. There are some inconvenient truths that Western people hate to acknowledge:

Islamist terror attacks are more likely to happen in places with a significant Muslim community. Their closed communities give shelter to radicals. They can easily escape Europe, get training in Syria or Iraq, then sneak back to Europe among the migrants. That’s it.

“Go on. Draw a cartoon to the survivors, come up with a hashtag, lay flowers in a square. Just like you did last time. And will do the next”, Katie Hopkins tweeted. Our sensitive, intellectual and hopefully at least honest grief is a laughing matter for these guys in Molenbeek or Raqqa.

This is all Europe is capable of?

Read this editorial in Hungarian on Magyar Hírlap Online!

 

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