In 2016, London’s mayor said Islamic terror attacks are just part of living in a big city.
There’s just one major problem with that.
The biggest city in the world hasn’t even had a single terrorist attack from a radical Muslim.
Tokyo, Japan boasts the largest population of any city, and they’ve got their problems, including a declining population, but Islamic terrorism isn’t one — not a single one.
There’s a few logical reasons for this.
Japan has a long history and tradition of extremely strict immigration policies, making it one of the highest homogeneous countries in the world, next to Korea. Japanese make up 98.5% with the next highest ethnic group as Koreans at 0.5%, then Chinese with 0.4%, and other at a whopping 0.6%.
In the West, diversity is seen as a moral superiority and objective, but wide open doors to Islamic extremists only invites terrorism.
From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombing to San Bernardino to the Pulse nightclub massacre — America has seen brutal terror attacks done in the name of radical Islam.
President Donald Trump was elected in large part because of his promise to secure the Southern border, get “tough” on illegal immigration, and “defeat” radical Islamic terrorism.
Each attempt Trump does to make America safer and more secure, he is met with protests from the mainstream media, Hollywood elites, and liberals across the coasts.
In stark contrast, London Mayor Sadiq Khan ran on diversity, and in September of last year, said the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city.”
How did the West come to expect terror attacks in bigger cities? According to Tucker Carlson, “It wasn’t always this way. We made it this way.”
Carlson points out we brought this upon ourselves, or rather “the people in charge” through “reckless immigration policies…that none of us were asked to endorse, much less vote on.”
“Some of us didn’t even know they were happening,” he added, and I couldn’t agree more.
“Western cities got dangerous when they imported radical religious ideologies from other countries,” he said, and I’ll add the nuance, those are from the Islamic faith — not the Buddhists, Pentecostals, Baptists, Lutherans, or Catholics.
“Nobody from government wants to admit that, because it reflects poorly on them, but it’s true, and increasingly voters know it’s true, despite the official ban on saying it’s true.”
“In heavily Islamic areas terror is depressingly common. Elsewhere it is vanishably rare.”
I couldn’t agree more with Tucker, and the facts back us up as well.
Interestingly, President Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader was UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who had to be rushed to safety Wednesday when Parliament came under threat of a terror attack.
May described the attack as “sick and depraved,” but sadly it has become accepted as a norm for many in the West.
Getting back to Tokyo, though. The United States could learn a vital lesson from our friends in Japan.
President Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as president-elect and just a couple weeks after hosting May at the White House.
Trump reaffirmed his promise to Abe that he has spoken to the public many times: “America First.”
Although Trump was mostly referring to trade, this could be broadened to include national security.
You know, Japan doesn’t have to worry about homegrown terrorism.
If America doesn’t want to become another London, we have to pause, and ask ourselves if we really want to tolerate any more terror — haven’t enough American lives been taken at the hands of jihadists?
This doesn’t have to be our reality. We can change it. Let’s take a lesson from Japan.
Please carry through on your promise, Mr. President. Let’s Make America Safe Again.