The enemy does have a name, but it's not one our oh-so-enlightened intelligentsia finds it easy to say out loud: Islamic terrorism.
Identifying it would seem to be against some politically correct code. It's as if the Allies had been obliged to fight the Second World War without mentioning German Nazism or Japanese imperialism.
The bloody work of today's terrorists, and its source, are just as undeniable. Today its results can be seen, felt, and its ever-present danger realized once again in the blasted ruins of a
Papers across the continent broke out the extra-big type on their front pages to report the latest "triumph" of Islamic terrorism, this time against an iconoclastic French weekly and its staff, now about a dozen fewer. Lest we forget, a French policeman was also mowed down. His name?
Editors of old-fashioned print publications were joined in their shock by television networks (
Once we were blind, but now we see. But only for a while. Look for political correctness to return tomorrow, if it's not back before the end of the day. But for a moment, everybody's awake. And we're shocked, shocked.
Why, who knew we were in such danger? Only those who've been paying attention. But the shock will fade -- until the next horror strikes. And unless the world learns to stay vigilant, it will, it will. En garde.