The last week has seen increasing ‘Days of Rage’ type violence, as random sectarian attacks have been carried out in two Western European countries, leading to the deaths of three individuals and the stabbing of another.
In one incident, as per The Telegraph:
A man with known psychiatric problems stabbed a 19-year-old girl three times in western France on Tuesday, telling police he had heard voices ordering him to make a “sacrifice” for Ramadan, the Rennes prosecutor said.
“Voices told him that he had to make a sacrifice on the occasion of Ramadan,” the holy Muslim fasting month that began on June 6, prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet told AFP.
The 32-year-old man was immediately assessed by a doctor and sent to a psychiatric hospital after stabbing the girl twice in the wrist and once in the abdomen, Jacquet said, adding that the teenager’s wounds are not life-threatening.
Just one week previous, in Magnanville in Northwest France, a Muslim man carrying an ISIS ‘hit list’ attacked two off-duty French Police officers [link].
Larossi Abballa, who was under surveillance after serving time for links to jihadist networks, stabbed 42-year-old police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing outside his home.
He took Salvaing’s 36-year-old partner Jessica Schneider and the couple’s three-year-old son hostage in the house and killed the woman by slitting her throat.
Abballa then posted on Facebook a live 13-minute video of himself with the child in which he admitted the murders and urged fellow jihadists to carry out more bloodshed.
The 25-year-old was killed during a police raid which ended the standoff.
Finally, today in the UK, a 52 year old native British man attacked and killed Labour MP Jo Cox [link].
On a dark day for democracy, Mrs Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two, was shot three times and repeatedly stabbed by a killer screaming “Britain first”.
The first murder of an MP for more than a quarter of a century prompted widespread revulsion and led to the suspension of campaigning for the EU referendum.
Police arrested a 52-year-old former psychiatric patient named locally as Tommy Mair.
According to witnesses, Mrs Cox’s killer used either an antique or a home-made gun which he calmly reloaded between shots. As she lay bleeding to death, he repeatedly kicked her before walking away, having stabbed a 77-year-old man who tried to intervene.
Police will investigate whether Mrs Cox, a Cambridge graduate and former adviser to Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah, was targeted because of her support for the Remain campaign.
All of these attacks mirror the Palestinian ‘Days of Rage’ we are so used to at this point, when random Israelis are targeted in attacks- often stabbings- of blunt, phosphorescent 4GW hatred.
Such attacks were also something included in our hypothetical “How The War Could Begin” outline of what a complete 4Gw destabilization scenario could look like in Sweden (to read it click here). While I don’t think these attacks are the short-term beginnings of breakdowns in France or the UK, they do possess significance.
This significance, in my opinion, is also largely undiminished by the presence of mental illness in two of the situations. Whether or not the attackers were mentally ill, if we take both evolving stories as accurate (always a leap of faith of course), what we can gleam is that even those who ‘can’t think straight’ are still thinking in sectarian terms. Two of these attackers might have been crazy, but their actions nevertheless fit right within molds that been set for eons- attacking in the name of one’s God and attacking in the name of a political movement.
On the ground, for the families involved, these bits of news represent the great personal horror so common in all failed states. Each attack was extremely violent. And that violence- as it is meant to- reverberates across sectarian divides. The victims in France were our own people, attacked and in two cases killed by the alien invaders- invaders bent on subjugating and enslaving us. Ms Cox in the UK was part of group separate from each, for- as a member of the Labour Party- she was complicit in the mass-rape of White British children at the hands of Muslim men, and (whether consciously or out of ignorance) working towards the complete genocide of her own people. If she was a man a fair case could be made that she indeed deserved to die. As a woman and a mother though she should never have been killed (and wouldn’t have been by a sane or honorable individual), as the murder of women (even politically traitorous ones is a measure of depravity more representative of Islam, than of our noble peoples.
In the coming days the political versus mental health motivations of Ms. Cox’s attacker will be debated, just as they will in the case of the young Muslim man in France. But whether they can be considered “acts of violence of a political disposition that may involve mental illness” or “acts of violence of a mental health disposition mirroring political acts of violence” their significance is the same. For no matter the vagaries or specifics they paint a clear picture: that of a violent, chaotic Western Europe, pulling itself steadily into civil war.