On 9/11, roughly 3,000 Americans were slaughtered in coordinated attacks by well over a dozen Muslim terrorists. There was a great fear among the chattering classes that mass lynchings of Arabs and widespread oppression of Middle Easterners was going to occur here in the US.
Yes, a few isolated incidents took place, and the perpetrators were sought after, and if found, punished. But there were no crazed lynch-mobs slavering for Islamic blood.
Now, let’s flash forward about three years. In The Netherlands, just about the most liberal, politically-correct, tolerant place on the planet, a single fellow gets murdered, and here is the reaction:
The Netherlands has seen an upsurge in violence since outspoken filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death by a suspected Islamic militant as he cycled to work on 2 November.
The murder provoked at least 20 arson attacks on mosques, churches and schools, several of them in the south where Mr Balkenende spoke at the Fatih mosque in Eindhoven.
Van Gogh had enraged some Muslims with a film accusing Islam of promoting violence against women.
His murder has prompted attacks on mosques and Muslim schools by right-wing radicals and revenge attacks on churches and Christian schools by Islamic militants.
A Muslim school was damaged by a bomb last Monday, another set ablaze on Tuesday and a Catholic school in Eindhoven was destroyed by fire on Wednesday.
Prosecutors said preliminary investigations into a fire that destroyed a small mosque on Saturday in Helden showed it was a case of arson, but no-one had been arrested.
Wait a second. This seems odd.
We mindless, violent, crazy, inbred, uneducated, white-trash Americans respond with class and relative calm to the worst terrorist attack in the history of mankind. Meanwhile, those sophisticated, cultured, high-minded and peace-loving Europeans respond to one single guy getting offed with violent attacks on places of worship and schools.
This just doesn’t jibe with what I’ve been told by The Guardian and The Mirror…