Pamela Geller, WND Column: “We dodged a New Year’s Eve bullet”

ByPamela Geller on January 3, 2016
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DEFENDING THE WEST
We dodged a New Year’s Eve bullet
Exclusive: Pamela Geller lists jihad terrorist plots to commit mass murder
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We escaped a bullet on New Year’s Eve. Many bullets, in fact.

Thankfully, freedom-loving people were spared a massive jihad attack on New Year’s Eve, thanks to extraordinary wartime measures that were implemented in many major cities across the world.

Jews in Israel were not so lucky when a devout Muslim opened fire on a bar restaurant in Tel Aviv, killing two people and wounding five. But that was all the success that jihad mass murderers had on New Year’s Eve, despite their best efforts. New York City’s Times Square was in lockdown, much like a war zone, and there was no jihad attack there.

Extreme measures were undertaken elsewhere as well. NBC News reported that “Munich’s main station was evacuated just before New Year after authorities received a ‘very concrete’ tip that ISIS militants from Iraq and Syria were planning an attack at midnight, officials said Friday.”

Meanwhile, the BBC reported that in Belgium and France, authorities were also working overtime to prevent more jihad mass murder: “Three people detained on Thursday in connection with an alleged plot to target Brussels on New Year’s Eve are to be held for a further 24 hours, Belgian prosecutors say. Another three people who were also detained during the raids in and around the Belgian capital have been released. Two other terror suspects were arrested earlier this week, and Brussels’ mayor canceled New Year festivities. French authorities have deployed more than 100,000 police to ensure security.”

Brussels was a particular target. The Independent reported on New Year’s Eve that “two members of a motorbike gang with alleged links to global terror networks are among the suspects arrested over a plot to launch attacks in Brussels. Authorities said a suspected Isis terror cell were planning to attack high-profile targets in the Belgian capital over the festive season, prompting the cancellation of its main New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Military fatigues, Airsoft replica gun equipment, ISIS propaganda, phones and computers have been seized from homes of the alleged suspects in a series of police raids.”

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“Brussels’ mayor canceled New Year festivities.” This is simply to reward terrorists, and to show them that they can get us to curtail our activities with the threat of murder. Breitbart London summed it up: “So this is the way 2015 ends for Europe, not with a bang, but with a whimper. With Brussels, Paris, London and Berlin all on high alert, having either canceled or drastically altered their plans for traditional New Year’s celebrations across the capitals of the continent.” What are the implications of this? The loss of our civilizational identity: “‘Tolerance’ – going. ‘Sexual liberation’ – going. ‘Feminism’ – gone. These, if not yet fully dead, are ideals in their death throes as Europe undergoes a seismic shift in demographics and inevitably, our politics. And what better way than to mark the occasion that German Chancellor Angela Merkel – not so much the architect as the project manager – delivering her annual New Year speech, for the first time, subtitled in Arabic?”

Even outside of major cities, jihad terrorists were plotting to commit mass murder on New Year’s Eve. According to the Christian Science Monitor, “A young man in Rochester, N.Y., faces charges of plotting to kill people celebrating New Years Eve, the FBI said, in one of several cases of suspected terrorist activity in upstate New York since 9/11. Emanuel Lutchman, age 25, is suspected of providing material support to the Islamic State. In the past few days, he had purchased supplies at Walmart in preparation to attack, kidnap and kill people at a restaurant or bar on New Year’s Eve, as the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported. Officials have not released the specific target. According to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Timothy Klapec, Mr. Lutchman had pledged allegiance to IS and was attempting to travel to Syria, but was encouraged by a suspected IS-affiliate to launch an attack against non-Muslims in the United States to prove himself.”

All those plots foiled – that’s a testimony to the continuing effectiveness of our law-enforcement apparatus, even as Obama has tried to cripple it by forbidding counter-terror training to contain any mention of Islam or jihad in connection with terrorism. But these foiled plots are hardly the end – no, they are, in fact, just the beginning.

CNN noted: “Disrupted terrorist plots. Increased police presence. Warnings to stay alert. Fears of terrorism and stepped-up security provide a sobering backdrop to planned New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world.” This is the new normal. CNN added: “In the United States, federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations, including New York’s Times Square and the Rose Bowl festivities near Los Angeles. In Belgium and Turkey, police said they disrupted terrorist plots that would have targeted celebrations to ring in the New Year in the capitals of those countries. … Before President Barack Obama left for his Hawaii vacation, his top security officials briefed him about a threat, originating from overseas, of possible attacks in New York, Los Angeles and Washington between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the matter.”

Yet in light of this, National Public Radio kicked off the New Year by pushing Muslim immigration and ignoring the terror threat. Your taxpayer dollars at work. Just how much does the U.S. government give to NPR annually? $400 million in 2010 – how much in 2015? Yet NPR does not represent We the People. It has its own liberal agenda to follow, smearing and defaming everyone who calls attention to the jihad threat. NPR must be defunded.

We escaped a bullet as we ushered in the new year of 2016, but this is no way to live – with a siege-like mentality while demonizing criticism of the ideology of the enemy. In 2016, this willful ignorance must end.

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  • FACTS

    16 Christians were killed in Syria celebrating New Years Eve. Syria: Islamic State suicide bombers target Christian restaurants http://www.christiantoday.com/article/syria.islamic.state.suicide.bombers.target.christian.restaurants/75409.htm You should add that story to your article.

  • EJO

    Have you heard about this?
    ———-
    Saudi Arabia Orders All Iranian Diplomats to Exit Country

    Mohammadreza Nadimi/ISNA via AP

    by BREITBART NEWS / 3 Jan 2016

    Saudi Arabia has reacted to the burning of its embassy in Iran by cutting off all diplomatic relations with the country.

    From the New York Times:

    BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday and gave all Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the kingdom, as escalating tensions over the execution of an outspoken Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia marked a new low in relations between the two Middle Eastern powers.

    The surprise move, announced in a televised news conference by Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, followed harsh criticism by Iranian leaders of the Saudi execution ofSheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the storming of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran by protesters in response.

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/03/saudi-arabia-orders-all-iranian-diplomats-to-exit-country/

  • Mahou Shoujo

    This is getting ridiculous. Europe should be divided into feudal style fiefdoms rater than islamic republics. There are too many cowards who willingly submit to terror, all lead by megalomaniacs who have transposed their evil onto gullible populations. Need smaller more independent political and economic units to prevent the excessive abuse of power, as Germany clearly illustrates.

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  • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

    “Wartime footing” THAT says it all.
    Pity no one in the mainstream media is prepared to ask ‘which war?’ or why we need to be on one. (wartime footing )

    And it isn’t going away anytime soon, Europe is in a ‘Deck the halls with Loads of Moslems” phase. Tra la la la-la…ALLAH la la.

    So the need to have troops all over the place will only increase as does the ‘cultural diversity’

    • Ron Cole

      Bring those Warriors home and let them seal the non existent border and recapture Waa`shit`dung, P&C and restore it and the Constitution to Americans.

      • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

        Amen to that!

  • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

    Subtitled in ARABIC! They can’t hand over fast enough can they. This Murkle bitch’s name will forever live in infamy, the equal of Hitler, maybe worse, let’s see how this plays out.

    • Ron Cole

      Where is Jeane Duane Jordan Kirkpatrick when we so need her?

      She was our American Ambassador and an ardent anticommunist.

      After serving as Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy adviser in his 1980 campaign and later in his Cabinet, the longtime Democrat-turned-Republican was nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and became the first woman to hold this position.

      She had the toughness and brilliance to handle any position, and would not bow to terrorist as does hussien the paperless muslim alien.

      She was the last politician after President Regan and government servant that I felt could handle the daunting task of preserving freedom and our Grand Constitution as President.

      She is known for her unyielding “Kirkpatrick Doctrine,”
      The UN Stars Wars Bar scene critters are probably still
      cringing in fear that American will find another Great Protector such as Jean.

      • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

        Very few real statesmen anywhere as far as I can see. Political correctness has excoriated them.

  • Drew the Infidel

    The Chinese best demonstrated how to deal with this element. Some Somali pirates sailed a hijacked ship to China expecting some sort of hero’s welcome. They were marched down to the sea shore and given a bullet to the back of their heads. Pirates do not sail to China any longer.

    • Ari Chen

      And whenever they capture any bad guys or terrorists that got injured or not… the outcome will be: “The perpetrators died on the way to the hospital…” Case closed. :p

      • Ron Cole

        Gee Captain it slipped on the ambulance step and expired peacefully on the spot.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Excellent. Almost makes me wish I could speak/read/write Chinese.

    • Jeremiah

      Great. Obama has rules of engagement that place our troops at risk and also means letting them go so that they understand that we mean them no harm. This sends a message to our friends as well.

      • Ron Cole

        I cringe at hearing that my brother Marines are doing garbage pick up like labor for the enemy and undeserving.
        The United States Marine Corps should be killing the enemy and destroying every thing in
        Their Warrior’s way.

  • KimWilde

    It is time to defund NPR, planned parenthood,immigration,welfare & any and all socialist programs. Time to defund most govt. workers in those programs. Time to defund the irs.
    Time to shake up the govt. and get rid of our democraps and republican’ts.
    Time to fund barry to the big house !

    • Ron Cole

      One problem with shutting down the feral fascist muslim lovin` gummit wh caliphate `created` mini-series* is that we have no idea of how many there are and where they hide.

      * mini-series: Formerly under American control labeled Departments, Agencies an` such.

      • john_willow

        Watch out for this “marine.” He’s a nutcase.

  • Jeremiah

    The lesson is that we are being overwhelmed by a few Jihadis which are causing us a massive military effort. If one Jihadi takes roughly 2,000 military and one dollar of terror costs us a million dollars in return . . . ? Unless we make the equation more equitable, we will quickly lose. The first thing we should do is raid the mosques without further notice and examine the presentations and their armories. Then see where that leads. Then keep all mosques under surveillance “until we figure out what is happening”.

    • iprazhm

      Great point Jeremiah! They are bleeding our resources dry in every way possible and that is one we cannot back down on, so it’s a win for the devils.

      • Ron Cole

        That is hussien ⊗’Blamer’s VYP*.

        Five Year Plot

        • john_willow

          You’re a real tough guy with your litte pop gun, aren’t you?

    • ForTehNguyen

      it was the CIA that taught the Mujaheddin asymmetrical warfare

    • john_willow

      I can’t believe a little pig like you has the absolute nerve to use a picture of Benjamin Franklin, a great man.

  • iprazhm

    It begins by cutting through the liberal propaganda protecting muslims in this country. Even most republicans ignore the now common knowledge that there is no moderate or radical Islam. There are only ‘moderate’ muslims until they gain a majority, then they ban together, as they have for thousands of years, to force Sharia law on their host country. It’s what they do. It’s all that they do. And they do it in the most vile inhumane and violent ways possible. UNLESS their host country rolls over to them, like dogs, giving up their belongings and freedoms without a fight…just like what our leaders have done…just like what we are now doing…

    • Ron Cole

      Find the meeting between Americas representatives Adams and Jefferson with the Barbary pirate’s leader.

      It reads as if it were this mornings news (from Pamela Geller – the media sure is blind to terrorism and treason).

      • iprazhm

        Absolutely Ron! Well said.

  • scocope

    Why attack on a Western holiday? There’s no Islamic significance to do so and they’ve already gotten us extremely jumpy as it is. Soon as we relax in a few weeks (or less) they’ll attack and we will find out once again that our political leaders failed us.

  • Ron Cole

    Thank you pamela Geller for informing us of the treason this muslim fascist wh caliphate is empowering.
    You stand alone in this since the emena enemy media is completely corrupted and sold out.

  • Jack Macleod

    We keep letting them inside our borders though. That’s where the real insanity is. A terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist. I get that. What I can’t wrap my head around is the civilized world welcoming them inside our borders. Makes no sense. If a guy showed up at my front door and told me he wanted to kill me, would I let him in? Of course not. I am not a fool. But that is exactly what the liberal governments are doing. Fools.

    • Fairness_in_Education

      Right on….the Koranic edicts against the survival and for the murder of any “kafir/non-muslim” are multitudinous. It is not a religion/governance system which puts up with any other faiths or a democratic governance system. Liberals/Democrats are INSANE to allow the followers of this fascist Islamic ideology into a peace-loving democracy.

  • Ari Chen

    The authorities were extra vigilant this NY’s eve and prevented a massacre… Great! But we know these beastly Muslim Radical murderers won’t stop trying and planning their next move… What next?

    Instead of looking for that 1% – 20% “radical extremists”… just round up 100% of all Muslims and then start sifting. “Moderate Muslims” have yet to ever give up the extremists among them.

    Human and whatever rights for Muslims have to be put on hold so as to maintain our own rights to live the way we choose in OUR country. And we better do it fast without warning, because they are not going to take it lying down.

  • Juanita

    Like all, I am happy to hear of the foiled plots. However, I am reminded of the universal truth often spoken by exterminators and others that deal with pests: If you see one or two, you may well be infested with those unseen. How many plots are in the making now? It is known that some crimes which were really low-level terrorist attacks are being covered up. For example, a murder committed by someone with Islamic ties gets reported as a routine crime because there is only one or two victims.

    Also, as distrustful as I am of this government, I am not convinced that they are actually thwarting as many plots as they are reporting. Such disclosures migh be an attempt to convince Americans that the government is “on top of it” and the risk is not as great as it really is.

  • joker

    Why not set the Islamic world on high alert during any eve. Just bomb the whole place silly until the muzzrats are beyond the point of return.

  • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

    Eventually one plot will get through. Sadly it may take that to cause Americans to rouse themselves and through off the islam.

    NPR is un-American in pushing for more wicked islamovirus to be imported, they should at LEAST be required to drop the “N”

    Perhaps MPR is more accurate!

  • Don Grantham

    While I applaud the unceasing efforts of our constabulary to prevent/delay ISlamic attacks, it is a sad commentary on the state of the world we now now inhabit.

  • john_willow

    You are an absolute creep, Geller. Frankly, there are very few Muslims who engage in terror attacks. But if one does, I hope they get you.