Post-jihad gesture theater: Je suis sick of it

Pre-Twitter, outraged Americans all donned “Never Forget” magnets and ribbons on our cars and lapels after 9/11. I was one of them. But after 15 years of hapless homeland-security theater and bipartisan pandering to terror-coddling “Islamophobia” shriekers, I’m so, so sick of noble-gesture paraphernalia.

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I’m sick of preening celebrities who tell me to “PrayForTheWorld” and celebrate diversity while indiscriminate floods of Muslim refugees across Europe and America corrode the pillars of peace and freedom.

I’m sick of Silicon Valley moguls who pretend to champion free speech while muzzling the speech of those who use the Internet to criticize the very open-door immigration policies that fertilized European and American soil for jihadists.

I’m sick of all the same old emasculated politicians who declare that “justice will be served,” “this must end,” and “we stand against terror” — and who mouth all these platitudes while they refuse to take even the smallest baby steps to register and track Muslim refugees already here, to stop new ones from coming in and tying up our overwhelmed immigration bureaucracy, and to drain the jihad swamps inside our own borders.

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