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PostWalking Les Rambles the Day After (Jordi Molins, Spain, 08/18/17 10:14 am)
This morning, I decided to walk through Les Rambles, in Barcelona. I wanted to emphasize that totalitarians will not defeat us--i.e. we have no fear. There were no blood stains on the ground, despite the massacre some of us have been able to see in videos circulating through social media (not in the mass media, though).
Several WAIS posts suggest there is no connection between the Barcelona events, and other violent attacks that have happened in Catalonia during the last few hours. In fact, the initial comment from the police was that "it was not proven there is a connection." However, given current knowledge, the events in Barcelona, Cambrils, Vic and Alcanar are all connected to each other. Most of the terrorists have still not been captured.
Left-wing politicians, media and commentators were busy yesterday night asking people to forget about the attack, even though the blood was still warm, and we had to suffer the Cambrils killings. CUP, the extreme left-wing Catalan political party, has shamefully stated today the acts are due to "fascism" and "capitalism," with no single word about Wahhabism.
It is also surprising, in my opinion, the insistence of left wingers not to show images or videos of the dead and wounded, when instead, they did not argue the same way with the famous picture of Alyan. Equally, the emphasis in not trying to link terrorism with Islam, but having no problem in relating the Charlottesville car killing to neo-Nazism and white supremacism.
This double-think (believing some terrorists are better than others, according to one's ideology) is the biggest problem in Europe.
JE comments: So relieved to hear that you and yours are safe, Jordi. Terrorists of all stripes are reprehensible, yes. But is there a moral equivalent between Islam and white supremacism? It would be more accurate to compare the violent, rogue offshoots of both Islam and Christianity (Al-Qaeda or ISIS with white supremacism).