“I in mine own house am an emperor
And will defend what’s mine.” –Massinger, The Roman Actor 
Sir Edward Coke wrote, “The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence as for his repose.” I believe the same can be said of one’s country. No matter how much I am maligned and excoriated (even by those who purport to be at my back and fighting the same battle), whether for my choice of friends or my condemnation of enemies, my country is my castle and fortress, as much for my defense as for my repose. But how am I to defend my country when my country is being subverted from within and turned into an enemy of my existence? How is my country to be my repose when I (and those of like mind) have discovered that the enemies of my country conspire under the same flag while posturing as patriots of that flag?
The most imprudent politicians of this country (and almost all politicians are imprudent, in my opinion) are those who believe that the imperialistic tendencies of Islam have lost their charm within our Muslim communities and that the subjugation and/or transmogrification of Western societies is not considered a viable goal of those same communities. I will never believe that such a goal is ever contemplated as an impossible reality by a majority of Canadian (or American) Muslims. Such expansionist contemplation is an essentially prescribed virtue of Islam proper. First you carve, and then you polish.
In his book Infidels, Andrew Wheatcroft objurgates Richard Perle and David Frum and their book An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror with his observation that, “A fifteenth-century manual against witchcraft and a twenty-first century manual against terrorism read rather differently, but their methodology is strikingly similar. Firstly, they lay out the conditions and causes of evil; secondly, they detail how evil spread and how it can be defeated; and thirdly, they present the operational necessities of a war on evil.” Here Mr. Wheatcroft’s argument against Perle and Frum and their proposed prescription for “the war on terror” is exposed as helplessly artless and not very well thought out, simply because witchcraft was an imagined evil, more than anything else a product of Christian superstition, whereas Islamist terrorism is overtly palpable and has caused immeasurable human suffering to date. To compare the war on terror with Christian persecution of witches is obviously simplistic, yet Wheatcroft concludes with unctuous reflection, “Killing witches ran its bloody course and eventually subsided. Can we halt a similar, modern, social panic, in its tracks?” Perhaps Mr. Wheatcroft should ask the citizens of Paris, France on this night of November 13th if they, deep-down, believe their “social panic” right now is merely an over-reaction to the seven terror attacks in that fair city tonight that have cost the lives of over 150 (as tallied thus far) innocent civilians. Should the people of France simply wait until this wave of Islamist terrorism runs “its bloody course”? Does he really believe that the hatred of the infidel (but especially the Jew), as taught in the Quran and from the pulpit of many mosques the world over, will somehow, someday subside and we all go to bed at night with smiling faces?
I believe terrorist strikes similar to the attacks Friday in Paris, France will shortly be carried out against civilian targets in North America. Islamist jihadists are religiously inspired copy-cat murderers. Defenseless civilians (read Jews) were first attacked and stabbed in Israel, and not long afterward defenseless students were attacked and stabbed at the University of California, Merced. And this religiously-inspired, homicidal trend is not just now catching on, nor is it in the slightest measure subsiding. The Charlie Hebdo operation was merely a precursor to bigger and better things for the jihadists living among us. The long list of Islamic barbarities, as reported from France tonight, even now as I write these words, are proof of this. These Islamic atrocities are merely portents of more terrible things to come, I’m sorry to say.
President Obama has just now announced that “those who think they can terrorize the people of France, or the values that they stand for, are wrong.” But you are so wrong, Mr. President. The people of France and the values that they stand for have just been “terrorized,” completely. Their house—their country—has been attacked from within, and time will reveal that these attackers were French citizens, albeit Muslim French citizens, or Muslim immigrants naively welcomed by French authorities into the midst of unassuming French citizens.
In North America, the media and the academia, the subversive elements and driving force that have been directing us to this defenseless pass, remain unaccountable for the erroneous and dictatorial influence that has, more than imprudent politicians, forbidden from broad-stream exposure all those who have been warning us that our houses are being torn down from within. Whatever repose patriotic Canadians and Americans experienced in the past has been removed because our common defense against injury and violence—free speech—has been removed also: we are no longer permitted to point the finger at Islam as being the primary source of this scourge of terrorism now engulfing the Western world. And so long as this expurgatory prohibition is levelled against us, so long as we are forbidden to speak what we perceive as the truth, we are helpless to defend our homes—our castles—from the jihadist’s intent to deprive us of our repose.