Mark Steyn, author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn”, argued that homegrown terrorism and the rise of Islamic radicalism are aided by the vacuum left by modern multiculturalism on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
“The modern multicultural state is nothing, it’s a nullity, it’s a hole and so people go looking for identity, and some of them find it in relatively benign things like saving the planet through climate change and other cockamamie global warming theories, and other people just follow Justin Bieber, but a percentage of people, when they go looking for identity find it in this planetary-wide Islamic imperialism.”
Commenting on the shooting in Ottawa earlier that day, and President Obama’s declaration that “we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism.” Steyn stated, “the euphemisms we take refuge in are becoming more and more absurd. It is not senseless violence. When a man at the National War Memorial…puts a bullet at point blank range into a Canadian solider…that is an assault on the Canadian state.” And “it is not senseless. It is not shooting up a liquor store. Why is the president of the United States talking complete [nonsense] about this every time he is asked about it?”
When asked what he believes should be done if it is later determined that the shootings in Ottawa were the result of Islamic radicalism, he said “I think we need to wage war on the ideology…if you don’t fight the ideology, if you’re not combatting the ideology, if every time they chop the head off a US citizen or British subject, President Obama and David Cameron are going on TV and saying ‘oh, it has nothing do with Islam,’ as if they’re the world’s greatest Koranic scholars and they know Islam better than the guys do in the western desert in Iraq, unless you’re willing to address this honestly, and not call it senseless violence like a liquor store shooting and someone gets killed in the crossfire, you’re part of the problem. Calling it senseless violence is part of the problem.”
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