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French fire-brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following the ISIS terror attacks in Paris on November 13

Islamists have just massacred hundreds of civilians in Paris. This horrendous deed is being celebrated by ISIS. The President of France has announced that these six separate but coordinated attacks were perpetrated by ISIS.

Whether it was planned by Al-Bagdadi himself; whether a dozen lone wolf internet junkies decided to act on his behalf; whether these assassins were French citizens trained in the Arab Middle East; whether they belonged to another Jihadist group and “jumped ship” and joined ISIS’s march back to the 7th century is irrelevant. These attacks bear ISIS’s signature of the cold-blooded execution of captives, one by one. However, the fact that the killers were themselves not masked reminds me of Al-Qaeda and confirms that they were on suicide killer missions.

These are death artists who specialize in simultaneous “blitzkrieg” or killer bee swarm attacks. They are men who live in the shadows until they are all over their targets.

Some of us, myself included, have been warning about the inevitability of just such attacks. We were not heeded by our colleagues or our leaders.

Thus, despite the exceedingly criminal behaviors of Muslims in France,  the “city of lights” may not have been prepared for the fifth-column sleeper cells within its midst, the radicalizing effect of hate propaganda via cellphone, satellite, and within French mosques; it may not have comprehended, fully, the grand territorial ambitions of ISIS and the full-force nature of its aggression.

Have no doubt that such a tragic terrorist attack in France means that Israel is more, not less, vulnerable to similar attacks. Israel and America are the “grand prize.” Europe is merely an already softened-up launching pad. Europe has hoisted itself on its own petard in terms of its multicultural relativism–and its failure to demand that immigrants, especially from Muslim and Arab countries, assimilate or leave.

Lately, horrifyingly, Israelis have been stabbed, one by one. They have not been blown up or shot down in the hundreds as was once the case in the early twenty-first century. This must be due to Israel’s counter-terrorism savvy. vigilance, and genius.

I must note that when such Paris-like terrorist attacks were unleashed against Israeli civilians in the past–for example, in 2001-2002—western media and western leaders quickly scapegoated Israel for having “provoked”  them and routinely assumed that Israel could easily stop such assaults if only….Israel gave up more land or collectively jumped into the sea.

Journalists always referred to “cycles of violence,” “the justice of Palestinian resistance,” and the Israeli use of “disproportionate force.”

No one is describing the terrorist attacks in Paris in this way. (They may soon do so in terms of French involvement in Syria).

Jean Raspail saw it all coming and wrote about it in 1973 for which he was attacked as a racist.

In his book, The Camp of the Saints, Raspail imagined a flotilla of millions of immigrants traveling from the Ganges to France. An all-powerful multi-culturally “correct” intelligentsia that had taught Europe that it must atone for its racist, colonial guilt, welcomes the invasion. Europe, (European culture) is destroyed, both from within and without. The novel is raw, thrilling, overwhelming, ironic, cruel, bitter and every bit as brilliant as George Orwell’s 1984.

I wrote about Raspail’s prescient vision in my 2005 book The Death of Feminism. I doubt that politically correct thinkers ever read it.

Europe did not wake up after 3/11 (Madrid) or 7/7 (London) nor did it factor in the Mumbai massacres in which a small band of jihadists overwhelmed hundreds of civilians all at once and targeted only the religious Jews for torture. Europe did not believe that the attacks against Israel could happen to them. On the contrary. Europe acted as if by sacrificing Israel they would be spared.

Clearly, that is not the case. Will Europe now understand that Muslim jihadists have declared war—real war—against infidels and against the West? That it is both a new and a very old kind of war, one characterized by extra-state actors attacking civilians and hiding behind civilians in order to gain territory—and, at the same time, slowly, carefully, strategically acquiring nuclear weaponry.

Yes, Ghenghis Khan now has chemical and potentially nuclear weapons.

What is President Obama, who called ISIS the JV team, who recently insisted that ISIS was no longer a threat–going to do about it? When is he going to state that the war is against fundamentalist Islam, not against “terrorism,” not against “extremism?” Obama understands that this attack was launched “against all humanity.” He has never understood this when Israel has been under attack.

What is President Hollande going to do about it?

Now, I am going to say something cold-hearted, something that I began thinking about as the people were being murdered in Paris.

If I were in charge of Israeli intelligence I would not share it with any European country until or unless the EU rescinds its vote on labelling/boycotting goods from Judea and Samaria; until and unless it directed its media to tell the truth about Israel instead of defaming it; until or unless the EU puts Palestinian terrorists on trial for the murder most foul of Israeli civilians.

The writer, a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum and recipient of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, is the author of sixteen books, including Women and Madness, Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman, and The New Anti-Semitism. She has written four studies about honor killing, Her latest books are An American Bride in Kabul, (Palgrave Macmillan) and LivingHistory: On The Front Lines for Israel and the Jews. Professor Chesler may be reached at her website www.phyllis-chesler.com

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