The political and media elite are still in denial, but a new Jihadi attack in France last night has shown much more than the absurdity of their “he was mentally disturbed, this has got nothing to do with Islamist terror”. The public response also tells us that something very important has happened in the hearts and minds of untold millions of ordinary people all over Europe.
The latest attack saw a man drive his car into a crowd of people outside a bar in southern France while shouting Allahu Akbar, witnesses and local officials said.
The 32-year-old suspect, believed to live locally, sped towards a crowd of about 50 outside the bar in the historic city of Nimes at around 1am Friday local time, witnesses said.
However, his white Peugeot ran into barriers set up for the town’s annual grape-harvesting festival featuring bull-fighting which attracts thousands of people. All of them, with the exception of a few tourists, actually French
Two people standing behind the barriers received slight injuries to their legs.
After the crash the man tried to flee but was dragged to the ground by onlookers and ‘roughed up’ before police arrived.
He was in a state of ‘mental confusion’ during his arrest and has been hospitalised, public prosecutor Eric Maurel said .
Several witnesses told AFP that the man shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – God is Greatest in Arabic – during the incident.
A source close to the investigation said the man was not known to police for suspected radicalisation.
The man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder. A police spokesman refused to comment on the man’s motives, but said the investigation was being handled by regular police rather than anti-terror police.
We’ve heard that ridiculous sort of talk from Politically Correct authorities for a long time now, but what is new is that recent attacks have seen ordinary members of the public switch instantly to ‘fight mode’.
This is just the latest such response in several countries. It confirms that ordinary people have moved in their heads from thinking that Islamist terror is not their problem and will never happen – and then panicking and squealing like animals in a slaughterhouse when it does. Well, not any more! Instead, they chased the attacker and put him in hospital.
Something dramatic has happened inside the collective head of the West European public. The virtually instant reaction and willingness to fight we are now seeing can only be because these people – and millions like them – have thought about it already.
They’ve considered the possibility that they could indeed be caught up in a Jihadi terror attack – and they’ve decided that, if it happens, they would rather fight and take their chance than die like sheep or run away as the cowardly authorities tell them them should. Denial and fear have been replaced with mental readiness and defiance.
This is an enormous psychological change, and seeing the good example now being set, it will only get stronger as new attacks take place. No wonder the ‘elite’ are so desperate and coming out with such ridiculous lies, for they must know that the people they have long been working to replace have quietly switched from victim-mode to ready-to-fight.
Silently, without show, without a single public pronouncement, millions of good, honest citizens have crossed their personal Rubicon. What about YOU?