Organisers cancel Sunday's Brussels attacks 'March Against Fear'
The organisers of a "March Against Fear" planned for Sunday to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears.Oh my aching back. Cancelling a "March Against Fears" due to fears about what might happen - words fail me...
...other than to note that, in accordance with political correctness run amok, the people responsible for causing this fear aren't identified.
In an earlier statement, the organisers said the march planned for Sunday was meant to show that Brussels and the country at large refused to be intimidated by terrorism and that everyone stood together.I guess "Brussels and the country at large" can be intimidated by terrorism after all.
Although, to be fair, the terrorists - islamic terrorists, to be specific - have once again shown their murderous intent and capability by killing dozens and injuring hundreds, mostly women and children, in an Easter Sunday attack that deliberately targeted Christians celebrating Easter.
A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing that killed 65 people in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that was crowded with Christians, including many children.Maybe the officials in Brussels had the right idea after all.
Ahsanullah Ahsan, spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, told the Associated Press that a suicide bomber with the faction deliberately targeted the Christian community.
Here at home, all this is playing right into Donald Trump's hands.
The Islamic State’s bombing of an airport terminal and subway station in Brussels, Belgium on March 22 horrified the world. But Donald Trump saw a silver lining in the latest terrorist atrocity.I don't know if that's true or not, but keep in mind that Jimmy Carter's ineffectiveness during the Iran hostage crisis helped propel Ronald Reagan into the White House.
During an interview a few hours after the bloodshed in Brussels, Trump announced that foreign threats benefited his presidential campaign. He proudly observed that “every time we have a problem in the world, I do better” in the polls. The reason, he asserted, was because voters view him “as much stronger” than his opponents.
Of course, Trump isn't Reagan by any stretch of the imagination, but still...