Wednesday, April 06, 2005

My Enemy's Enemy

The proverb “My enemy’s enemy is my friend” is an ancient Middle Eastern saying (as are “death to America” and, “Achmed, why did you shit in my turban?”), but it is a pearl of wisdom that is applicable across time and space because of its simple common sense.

As I mentioned in my last post, however, the French suffer from a lack of common sense, and this is why they have failed to see that because we have common enemies we should come together as friends. Perhaps incidents such as the one reported in the Weekly Standard today will awaken them to this fact. The story recounts the attack of a Muslim mob on a group of French students in Paris:

Some of the attackers openly expressed their hatred of "little French people." One 18-year-old named Heikel, a dual citizen of France and Tunisia, was proud of his actions. He explained that he had joined in just to "beat people up," especially "little Frenchmen who look like victims." He added with a satisfied smile that he had "a pleasant memory" of repeatedly kicking a student, already defenseless on the ground.

Now, I know that there are a lot of Americans who can understand Heikel’s pleasure at kicking a downed Frenchman (as can a lot of older Germans with experience in that line), but if things like this keep happening you gotta think that at some point the French are going to wake up to their peril. After all, North African Muslims are a large and growing minority in France and Islamofascist extremism poses a much greater threat to them then it does to us.

How many times will Islamic Extremists have to go Bakersfield-chimp on them? When will they have a Van Gough-awakening like the Netherlands?

(I really do wish France the best. After all, the country that produced Audrey Tautou couldn’t possibly be all bad)

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