Rob here with Patriot Privacy and the Self-Reliance Institute.
Please allow me a moment today to briefly express a thought about the Muslim terror attack against employees of Charlie Hedbo and the police in Paris yesterday because I believe Islamic terrorism is one of the greatest threats to our freedom.
As most of you know, when I was a Washington DC private detective, I was twice appointed by federal judges to investigate Islamic terror attacks against Americans.
I learned many lessons from those investigations. Lessons that I carry with me to this day.
But, above all else, I learned that appeasement will never satisfy Islamic radicals.
Having sat in rooms and safe-houses for hundreds of hours interviewing Islamic terrorists who were involved in the murder of Americans and American military personnel, I can assure you that there is a significant portion of the Islamic world that is hell-bent on the destruction of Western civilization.
For them, there is no compromise. They believe it is their religious duty to kill “infidels.”
Equally as frightening is the reality that an even larger number of Islamists – who may not pick up a gun or wear a suicide vest themselves – support those with murderous intent.
That brings us to yesterday’s slaughter.
Like most of you, I am filled with outrage and anger.
And I’d like to share a piece that was published yesterday by The Washington Free Beacon that expresses my feelings as a journalist and former talk radio show host who personally covered 9/11 in Washington DC.
The piece is headlined, “A Tribute to Charlie Hebdo: Publishing the cartoons that jihadist fanatics don’t want you to see.”
In addition to republishing the cartoons that seemingly drove Islamic fanatics to kill journalists, cartoonists, and police officers, the piece states:
“We pray the shooters are found and brought to justice.
“We also stand in solidarity with all journalists, cartoonists, and social commentators threatened with violence or attacked by censorious fanatics.”
I agree and I hope you do as well.
An enemy that will slaughter men and women because of cartoons is a mortal threat to us all.
It is an enemy that must be eradicated.
Those are my immediate thoughts about this horrific terrorist event.
What are yours?
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Thank you for allowing me to express my personal feelings and anger today.
Be safe, secure and free!
And join me in adopting the words of Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, the publisher of Charlie Hebdo who was killed in yesterday’s rampage:
“I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”
Rob Douglas – Former Washington DC Private Detective
PS – Let me add a quick cybersecurity note. Beware of any emails about this attack. As you know, cybercriminals take advantage of incidents like this to spread malware via email in the hope that folks will click on links in emails about emotional or newsworthy topics. So don’t click on links in emails from individuals or companies you don’t know. And don’t click on links in emails your friends forward you because they may not know they’ve forwarded a virus-laden email.
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