The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Via Glenn Reynolds, an interesting story today about key suspects of the German terror plot--which was supposed to rival or exceed the damage done in 9/11; it appears he one of them is a fugitive from the law, and that connections from this plot to Mohammed Atta have been found:


A KEY suspect in the alleged plot to mount an attack in Germany on the scale of 9/11 is on the run in Britain, German security officials disclosed yesterday.

Scotland Yard counterterrorism detectives are hunting the man, who escaped from Germany after a plot to explode bombs at Frankfurt airport and a US airbase. The collective power of the bombs would have exceeded those in Madrid and London in 2004 and 2005.

The plot was foiled on September 4 when three men were arrested at a rented holiday apartment near the central German town of Kassel. Police recovered chemicals and bomb-making equipment which investigators believe would have led to the biggest loss of life since the 9/11 attacks in America six years ago. . . . Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s interior minister, revealed last week that the three arrested men had acquired detonators that originated from Syria and had received direct orders to act from operatives in Pakistan. “We know that there is a clear network, highly conspiratorial,” he said.

Read the whole thing. And note this earlier report: "The prime suspect in a German terror plot that allegedly intended to blow up hundreds of people may have had contact with Mohammed Atta, who hijacked one of the planes that was flown into the Twin Towers."

But don't worry: the Democrat mouthpieces tell us nightly that 9/11 was a one-off and that our concern about Islamic terror is "fear mongering."

We normally try to stay away from politics, but this weekend I actually had a friend of mine from college tell me that he thinks the Baptist Church is a bigger threat to America than is Islamic Terror. I have to admit: when I encounter such arguments my shock and alarm is exceeded only by fear, that--with otherwise intelligent people being this ignorant of the real world--we are all in deep, deep trouble, before people finally wake up. By then it may be too late. (And trust me, I am neither Baptist nor an evangelical...)

UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers, and thanks to Glenn for the link. I am glad this particular story resonated, because it really has been bothering me ever since it happened; not merely the fact that this kind of inane argument was used, but that it was used by someone I know well.

When conservative advocacy groups are compared to people--who lop off heads and blow up village markets, stone their "sinners" to death (e.g. for daring to venture out in public without a head covering...), and advocate "hate crimes" on an almost daily basis--something has gone terribly wrong.
DiscerningTexan, 9/30/2007 07:17:00 PM |