Infidels might never have learned about, and thwarted, this Fort Dix plot, had it not been for that alert video store clerk. For these jihadists, with the pizza joint, and one with the “Elvis” nickname, were nothing out of the ordinary. They were the kind of people you see in America every day.
In Soviet days, the KGB had entire camps given over to recreate Western countries — a little England, a little America. There the spies-in-training could learn everything from slang, both current and slightly demode, and the history of the comic strips. You had to know something about Rex Morgan, M.D., and Pogo, and Li’l Abner, if you were going to fit in, as well as about radio shows (“Taint funny, McGee”). Oh, it was very useful.
Muslims in the Lands of the Infidels, behind what they are taught to regard as enemy lines, as land still possessed by that Infidel enemy (the fact that some Muslims do not believe this, or do not act on it, is no consolation, for many do, and even the children of the unobservant or uncaring Muslim immigrant may, at some later date, metamorphose into the full-fledged Believer that their parents would hardly welcome), do not need those KGB camps. They are already immersed in American culture. But it did not keep “Elvis” and his friends from plotting to kill as many American soldiers as possible.
The thwarted plot should be treated “AS IF.” For it was only a gross mistake by one of these would-be eager Muslim murderers — trying to have a copy of a videotape made into a DVD (a tape that showed them at their training and shooting and Allahu-Akbaring) — that allowed them to be seized in time.
And so we all read about it, as we read about another dozen, or hundred, or two hundred similar plots, some more ambitious, some less so, some the work of groups, some the work of individuals, all of them Muslims intent on killing — putting explosives at a Strasbourg Christmas Fair, or on the Paris Metro, or poisoning the water supply in Milan, or killing Americans and French and Englishmen and Germans and Italians and Spanish and Danes and Dutch and so many others, in a thousand different places and ways.
And because, so far, most of these plots have been thwarted in the United States, we don’t react correctly. We react with interest, with anger, but not with boiling permanent fury. We don’t come to our elected officials with the kind of fury that would lead to our demands being met: demands for various anti-Jihad defensive measures, and for a campaign to make the Infidels of this country thoroughly apprised of what Islam, its doctrine and its practice over 1350 years, demonstrates about the fate of non-Muslims under Muslim rule, and about the centrality and instruments of Jihad.
So as you read this story, or tell this story to others, or discuss this story here and there, make sure you think of it AS IF it had been successful, as if these plotters had murdered a hundred American servicemen at Fort Dix, as if they had thrown bombs all over the place, and machine-gunned those servicemen, of every non-Muslim variety.
Think about this case “AS IF.” Respond with the fury, never to be extinguished, that you would have felt, had that Muslim plot been successful.
For had that video transferral store clerk not been alert, it might well have succeeded. Don’t forget that. There was no changing of Muslim minds, no repentance. It was an accident that prevented the massacre from occurring. Do not take it lightly, or react to it as anything but the result that those Muslim plotters so tirelessly worked for, so ardently desired.
Eventually, something will happen. Perhaps Muslims in the Middle East or in Europe will attack American tourists as they gaze in shop windows or look for a restaurant. Perhaps the tourists will be specifically American Jews. One does not know. But even if appeals to morality and common sense do not work with the authorities — since Muslims have been working their way steadily into the political ranks of all the parties; it is startlingly noticeable if one consults the party lists — then perhaps an argumentum ad pecuniam, an appeal to economic interests, might work. There is, of course, the increased cost of monitoring this population. And finally, as the situation inevitably worsens, talented people in the areas most threatened will be unwilling to put up with the growing Muslim presence: its pressures, its expense, its unpleasantness, and its dangers for all non-Muslims.
And those pressures, and expenses, and unpleasantness will only increase, as long as Infidels continue to avoid reacting AS IF plots such as the one in Fort Dix had been successful.