A horrific tragedy could have taken place at a nightclub in Calgary early Sunday morning.
A vehicle approached the 10 X Nightclub and a man exited the car, walked to the club’s entrance, took out a large gun and began firing inside. One man was wounded, but fortunately two of the club’s bouncers subdued the gunman. Their actions saved countless lives. Calgary Police arrived shortly thereafter to arrest the gunman and one other man although a third man managed to escape and remains at large.
The two men taken into custody have been identified as Mohamed Elmi and Mohamed Salad. However, the Calgary PD insists the incident is drug related and not related to terrorism. Salad had been previously arrested for drug possession (for which he received a conditional discharge). However, all that has been said about Elmi is that he “has no prior convictions in Alberta.” What does that mean? Does this mean he has prior convictions elsewhere? Like perhaps in Syria?
I don’t wish to cast aspersions on the Calgary PD, but I don’t believe them anymore than I believed the Defense Department when they declared the Fort Hood shootings to be “an act of workplace violence.” With Paris and Cologne still fresh in our memories, I don’t think we can so casually discount the possibility this was an Islamic terrorist attack.
After all, most of the fatalities which took place during Paris attacks in November were at the Bataclan which ISIS described as “a profligate prostitution party.” Night clubs are viewed by Muslims as a symbol of Western decadence. If this was only about drugs then why did the gunman seem to be shooting at everyone in sight rather than having a specific target inside the club? There were approximately 300 people at the club at the time of the incident.
Let us also remember that in Cologne, the authorities were not exactly candid about the sexual assaults which took place during New Year’s celebrations. After all, German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepted more than 1 million asylum seekers into Germany last year with at least 100,000 from Syria. All of which gave authorities plenty of reason to lie about their conduct until they were shamed into giving a damn. So far more than half the men apprehended in the attacks were asylum seekers.
While settling 25,000 Syrian refugees might seem modest by comparison, they were a centerpiece of Justin Trudeau’s campaign last fall. Trudeau has made a great show of personally greeting the Syrian refugees. Hours before the Calgary shooting, when a group of Syrian refugees, many of them women and children, waiting for a bus outside a Vancouver community center were attacked by an unknown cyclist with pepper spray over the weekend, Trudeau rushed to condemn the act tweeting in Obamaesque fashion, “This isn’t who we are.”
Now this is all well and good. No one wants people, especially women and children, to be wantonly attacked with pepper spray. But while Trudeau has since found time to express sorrow for the passing of David Bowie, wished Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic good luck at the Australian Open and cast his vote for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry for the NBA All-Star Game, there have been no tweets from him condemning the shooting at the 10 X Nightclub, not even a word of praise for the bouncers who saved the lives of his fellow Canadians.
As with Merkel in Germany, Trudeau has no incentive in commenting on such things lest the possibility it could cast his refugee policy in darkness. The same could be said for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (who is Muslim) and as of this writing has not condemned the shooting nor praised the bouncers for their actions.
Even if neither Salad nor Elmi (or for that matter the third suspect) are Syrian refugees, none of this has prevented native born Muslims or recent Muslim converts from carrying out attacks in the West. Whatever their national origin, there is a critical mass of Muslims prepared to do harm to our way of life and terrorize us into submission into accepting theirs. The concerted efforts of self-serving politicians, law enforcement and the media to pretend the problem doesn’t exist only ensures that it will grow stronger and get worse. As such when authorities are inclined to discount acts of terrorism where Muslim perpetrators are involved their denials must be greeted with the utmost skepticism until they present compelling evidence to the contrary.
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