Roger L. Simon

Munich All Over Again

When I was en route back to L.A. from the Republican National Convention and got word of the latest terror attack in Munich, shivers went down my proverbial spine.

Munich — déjà vu all over again.

It’s a while ago, 1972, that Palestinian terrorists massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics in that city, but that particular monstrosity came back into the news as recently as December 2015 with the release of a documentary far more potent than the pallid Steven Spielberg film on the subject. Apparently, the terrorists tortured the athletes before killing them, going so far as to castrate one in front of his teammates. (Spielberg and Tony Kushner, creepily, tried to make the Israeli revenge the moral equivalent of the Palestinians’ atrocities. Well, ignorance is bliss, I suppose.)

These and other horrifying details had been covered up for years by the German police — an interesting fact to ponder as we watch what is transpiring now and listen to the reports. As of now we know the new Munich killer was an 18-year old German-Iranian (some reports just say Iranian) who, according to at least one witness, a Muslim woman, yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he sprayed people with bullets; many were children. Early speculation he may have been a right-wing extremist appears to have faded.  A particularly scary report from the Daily Mail says police are investigating a fake ad on Facebook advertising free food at McDonald’s. The killer stood in front of a McDonald’s when he fired. Jihadi groups have advised killing children first because it inflicts the greatest pain on the community. Who knows where this will lead?

Our leaders, as we have been reminded in the last few days from France, tend to be tardy about informing the public on what actually is happening during terror incidents, often bowdlerizing or misdirecting the truth for dubious ends. The monster of Nice, we were told, was a loner only recently converted to radical Islam (and therefore somehow exonerated), when it turned out he and his Islamist co-conspirators had been meticulously planning their mass-murdering truck attack for months.

Oh, well. So it was in Nice and Paris and San Bernardino, so it was in Munich then and now — homicidal rage generated by sick religious ideology.

But it goes back further. Maybe it’s something in the water trickling down from the Bavarian alps, but Munich was holy ground to a group that got considerable support from the Islamic world through their great ally the grand mufti of Jerusalem — the Nazi Party, of course.

No political party had greater ties to Munich, from Hitler’s original speeches at the Hofbrauhaus to the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch to this place only 31 minutes from downtown on the A99. Indeed, Munich is no stranger to terrorism — on the grandest scale in human history.

That doesn’t mean the current citizens deserve to be shot. Far from it. But we should pay special attention when the bodies pile up in this epicenter of human villainy — if there is to be any hope at all for humanity. So when I saw President Obama grinning and making jokes in the midst of this madness, I wanted to puke.

This is the “Diary of a Mad Voter”and I have to say right now this voter is really mad, not just mad as in crazy or mad as in angry, but mad as in furious. And my fury is directed at the Democratic Party leadership, their complacent media and the rest of the morally narcissistic cohort from Hollywood to academia who have allowed this global epidemic of Islamic terrorism to grow and thrive.

They didn’t do this alone, of course, but they have contributed big time and continue to contribute, all the while doing so to preserve their pathetic grip on power. They brand Donald Trump as an unreliable blowhard, when they are something far worse — reliable enablers of evil.

Excessive?  I don’t think so. Look at the record as you listen to the news reports from Munich or wherever it happens next (and it certainly will). Go back and read Obama’s interview with Jeffrey Goldberg (speaking of enablers) when the president called ISIS — now metastasizing to the four corners of the world — the jayvee team.  Go back… well, no matter… you get the point.  The litany is long.  When will it end?

Roger L. Simon is a prize-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media.  His book—I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already—is just published by Encounter.  You can read an excerpt here. You can see a brief interview about the book with the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal here. You can hear an interview about the book with Mark Levin here. You can order the book here.

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