Prior to 9/11/2001, the accepted wisdom was that if you were on a plane being hijacked, you just sat there and waited for it to be over. If you tried to do something, you’d only make it worse. But on 9/11, people began to realize that not fighting back *was* the worst thing they could do. Kenya, it seems, has reinforced the importance of this lesson:

Terrorists ripped off noses, gouged out eyes of hostages in horrifying Kenya mall attack

Hostages were mutilated, castrated, beheaded. Infants were stabbed to death, eyes were gouged out, noses ripped off with pliars.

The lesson: when faced with jihadis… surrender is not an option. Fight to the death. Preferably theirs, but better to die fighting and earn a spot in Valhalla than to end up as a jihadis plaything. Given how the media in the US has been going bonkers in the last few days talking up how  vulnerable US shopping malls are, it’s not unreasonable to expect that home-grown jihadis might try the same thing here.

  • Adam Holtz

    And this boys and girls is why pacifism is a tool for the naive.

  • Graham

    Well you have to remember that people like Noam Chomsky, John Pilger et al think that Jihadis are the forfront of the ‘Prolitarian Revlelation’ and that the left wing “Can’t afford to be choosy” in these matters after all how many of the attackers at Mumbai actually cared if their victims voted for Obama or not…?

    • Adam Holtz

      I recall reading that Michael Moore said that these muslim extremists are revolutionaries not unlike the Patriots of the American Revolution and that they were heroes for resisting the evil west! Personally, I hope somebody makes Michael Moore pay dearly for equating these radical muslim extremists to Jefferson and Washington.

  • Anonymous

    “Given how the media in the US has been going bonkers in the last few days talking up how vulnerable US shopping malls are, it’s not unreasonable to expect that home-grown jihadis might try the same thing here.”

    I predict they’ll choose a “gun free” zone. Choosing a mall in say, Utah, where there’s concealed carry might not be as fun.

    • Anonymous

      Actually… you’ll recall that a lone jihadi *did* try a mall in Utah a few years back. Got a few people, too, before he was gunned down. I’ve noticed quite a few malls here have little signs on the doors that say “no guns allowed;” it’s their right to do so, but if someone tries again in Utah and an unarmed CCW permit holder is killed or injured, I hope the mall is sued into bankruptcy.

      • publiusr

        That won’t work because even malls are considered private property–so libertarians who are very pro-gun will have to abandon the private-property uber-alles concept if we say that constitutional rights do follow you inside places of business.

        That should also be the case with free speech rights as well, especially how a no-fly zone was attempted in the oil spill from the pipeline that burst under a neighborhood.

        • Anonymous

          > will have to abandon the private-property uber-alles concept if we say
          that constitutional rights do follow you inside places of business.

          Huh? Property owners *do* have the right to set up whatever rules they want. And the public has the right to not frequent establishments that set up dumbass rules. One would hope that after the first organized jihadi strike on an American gun-free mall, other malls that keep those rules will find themselves short of customers.

          • Anonymous

            Like most lefties publiusr fails to see the Constitutional difference between private actions and Governmental actions, probably because his statist brain can’t conceive of any private action above and beyond abortion.

          • Anonymous

            Hey, now. Be nice.

          • Anonymous

            That’s okay–I like robust speech, if it makes sense. But I think it is fair to ask just where ones rights end and begin. If they are inalienable, then that is the case public or private. I can’t assault you in my home any more than I can in the public square, after all.

            As for me being a statist–I’m rather proud of that actually. We don’t march around in parchment powdered wigs and pantaloons anymore, and a lot of libertarians think they are Ramtha and can channel the Founders. I think they would rather like, say, NASA as an in house institution, and would probably not like stupid articles like this one

            Space junk?
            http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Non_Orbiting_Space_Junk_999.html
            I call it infrastructure.
            “Oak Ridge isn’t showing a profit, so let’s shut it down.”
            I really want bean-counters like that in charge of the future….not

          • Brianna Aubin

            They didn’t repeal the rule about military bases after Fort Hood or the Navy Yard shooting. They don’t repeal the rule about no guns in schools after school shootings. Nobody avoids movie theaters that ban guns after Aurora. So why should shopping malls be any different?

          • Anonymous

            So far in the US, the massacres have been done by lone whackjobs, not relatively well-organized teams. If, as the news media seems to desperately hope, this sort of thing breaks out in the US, there will be some sort of push for shopping malls to drop the ridiculous anti-CCW rules.

  • Edohiguma

    I’m honestly surprised no cell has yet attacked a mall in the US, or heck, a college or a hospital. Those are all easy soft targets.

  • Anonymous

    Tall tales by Africans.

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