BCF : The terrorist attack in Barcelona last Thursday appears to be just another link in the radical Islamist chain of carnage being inflicted on the free world. There was nothing new about the attack, tactically or conceptually.
Ever since Palestinian terrorists discovered that trucks, tractors and other vehicles could be turned into weapons of murder and used against the hated infidels, the method has been adopted by attackers in France, Britain and Germany, among other places. In the hours following the Barcelona attack, Britain’s Sky News compiled a list of ramming attacks that have taken place over the past year.
The attack that killed four Israeli soldiers on Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv promenade in January was nowhere to be seen on the list. A similar list, which also made no mention of the attack in Israel, appeared on the BBC. Although they are competitors, both of these networks were remarkably unified in their decision to conceal the facts. Like many in Europe, they try to avoid having to admit that Israelis and Europeans are in the same boat.
The attack on Catalonia's capital has further sharpened the
distinction between those who recognize the growing threat and those who
would like to obscure it in the hope that it will disappear from the
public eye. Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy displayed
admirable moral clarity when he said that radical Islam presents the
greatest threat to the continent. But a fairly large camp in Spain and
its neighboring countries is doing everything possible to sweep this
fact under the rug. Instead of facing this reality, members of the Spanish Left prefer to
attack and denigrate Israel. Barcelona's city council called for a
boycott of the Jewish state just a few months ago.
representatives of the Catalonian government met with representatives
from a number of radical groups, including Hamas. The BDS movement's
Catalonia branch did not even wait for the blood of the Barcelona
victims to dry before taking the classic propaganda step of turning
facts on their head to announce that Europe itself was responsible for
the attack. It is no coincidence that the same elements that incite
against Israel also whitewash radical Islam. While one hand defends
terrorism, the other hand demonizes Israel in an effort to push a
confused public toward the false conclusion that stiff-necked Zionists
are to blame for Europe's suffering.