Post-Jihad Gesture Theater: Je Suis Sick of It

By Michelle Malkin

Terror Attack Brussels Bombing
Terror Attack Brussels Bombing
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

USA –   -( While homicidal, suicidal and genocidal jihadists are busy plotting the next soft-target terror attacks on the West, docile Westerners are busy shedding cartoon tears and doodling broken hearts on social media.

European artists rushed to fill Twitter and Instagram with images of Belgian comic book character Tintin weeping after vengeful Muslim terrorists left the Brussels airport and subway system buried in rubble and dead bodies.

Residents of the besieged city — which recklessly opened its doors to mass Muslim immigration and criminalized the vocal dissent of those who’ve objected over past decade — meekly protested the Quran-inspired violence by leaving pastel-colored chalk messages pleading for “peace no war.”

Echoing the “Je Suis Charlie” and “Je Suis Paris” rallying cries that followed the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo jihad attack and the November 2015 jihad massacres in Paris and Saint-Denis, tens of thousands of people spread the “JeSuisBruxelles” message with their thoughts, prayers and memes.

And, of course, there will be flags lowered and monuments lit up all over the world this week in the national colors of Belgium to show “solidarity” with Tuesday’s victims of The Perpetrators Whose Religion Shall Not Be Named.

To borrow a useful phrase coined by British journalist James Bartholomew last year, we have reached the oversaturation point of post-terrorism “virtue signaling:” Hashtags, avatars and animated GIFs ad nauseam. These are the easy advertisements and maudlin displays of one’s resolute opposition to an unidentified something that must be stopped somehow by unspoken means.

Virtue signals are “camouflage,” Bartholomew explained. They are sincere-seeming shows of collective unity that disguise the millennial-age indulgence of publicly patting one’s own back for supposed moral courage. “No one actually has to do anything,” he opined. Virtue now “comes from mere words or even from silently held beliefs.”

Tintin Weeping
Tintin Weeping

Pre-Twitter, outraged Americans all donned “Never forget” magnets and ribbons on our cars and lapels after 9/11. I was one of them. But after 15 years of hapless homeland security theater and bipartisan pandering to terror-coddling “Islamophobia” shriekers, I’m so, so sick of noble gesture paraphernalia.

I’m sick of preening celebrities who tell me to “PrayForTheWorld” and celebrate diversity while indiscriminate floods of Muslim refugees across Europe and America corrode the pillars of peace and freedom.

I’m sick of Silicon Valley moguls who pretend to champion free speech while muzzling the speech of those who use the Internet to criticize the very open door immigration policies that fertilized European and American soil for jihadists.

I’m sick of all the same old emasculated politicians who declare that “justice will be served,” “this must end” and “we stand against terror,” while refusing to take even the smallest baby steps to register and track Muslim refugees already here, stop new ones from coming in and tying up our overwhelmed immigration bureaucracy, and drain the jihad swamps inside our own borders.

We’ve had enough piles of memorial flowers. We’ve heard enough hollow lip service paid to resolve. Where is the world’s active resistance to the sharia-imposing soldiers of Allah?

We need Tintin to wipe his nose, man up and remember Belgium’s once proud history. When German invaders attempted what they thought would be an easy romp through the tiny neutral country in 1914 on their way to Paris, resistance fighters who were outnumbered 14 to 1 took a brave stand in defense of their sovereignty. Bracing for an onslaught, King Albert addressed his people:

“One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance. In these solemn circumstances two virtues are indispensable: a calm but unshaken courage, and the close union of all Belgians. … It is the moment for action. … [A] country which is defending itself conquers the respect of all; such a country does not perish!”

How far the West has fallen. Farewell, steeled wills. You’ve been replaced by an army of sad-faced emojis.


About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild”. Her e-mail address is

  • 22 thoughts on “Post-Jihad Gesture Theater: Je Suis Sick of It

    1. Thank you for saying what many in our society (the doers and defenders) have been saying all along. It may seem as though nothing is being done and from a government perspective as the cogs turn oh so slowly. Everything is measured in dog years so it would seem. Rest assured however, there are those of us who quietly watch and prepare. We are the police officers, firefighters and military (retired, former or active) that understand what is coming without swift and decisive action against those that the government refuses to name. WE are the ones that will react in an emergency, defend our citizens and give selflessly. We also are the ones that don’t publish memes, ribbons or pretend to care digitally or virtually. Our hearts break and our minds race while our hands are busy preparing for the war that is coming. The people will have to save our nation from this scourge as our representatives refuse to accept the awful truth of it all.
      Thank you again for a well written and precise article. It was encouraging.

      1. There are regular citizens as well that don’t carry the hero status of police firefighter or solder that are ready and watching as well. While I have great respect and admiration for our heroes let’s not forget that without us backing you up you have nothing but defeat to look forward to. We are the Americans that still love this country and God. We are the last defense.

        1. Veterans only carry hero status on holidays and when politicians need votes. (personal experience) To me the hero is the Mom who grabs her miscreant protesting thug son out of the crowd beating him about the head and shoulders while yelling. “You are not going to become another Freddie Gray!”
          The hero is the old lady who cooks food and gives it away nearly every day for free to the homeless.
          It is the patriots who are at the forefront of a war against criminal politicians.
          It IS the soldier who takes one beach after another going from island to island believing he is protecting his country while unfortunately not realizing he is just making the wealthy wealthier.
          Heroes are those who expose the truth against the established criminals running their ponzi schemes and raping the wealth out of the unsuspecting sheeple.
          I agree with Reaper there are heroes waiting to be made right here in our home towns. Good people who are tired of the criminal BS our government and media are promoting for the wealthiest parasites.

    2. All those things Michelle is sick and tired of will not change while we have a muslim traitor in the White House and PC wimps in the Congress. Time to man up – good luck with that. All the PC wimps combined would have trouble “manning up” to the equivalent man. And the pussification of the country continues, lead by the likes of Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, the influence peddler and Bernie what’s-his-name. Win an undeclared war against an undefined enemy while importing at taxpayer expense more and more Middle Easterners? Like I said, good luck.

    3. We are at war and the sooner the white house realizes this the better. We must kill jihadists where ever we find them just as fast as we can and as many as we can. If they run into a mosque, totally destroy the mosque, stop the silly rules of engagement imposed on our brave troops over in the sandbox. We must allow them to do their job period. Until and unless this happens we will be engaging these terrorists for years and years. What the people in the beltway fail to realize is that this is a religious war. You can not win a religious war, you can not kill an ideal. This business with the terrorists will never end. The American people also need to wake up and understand this fact. We may only be able to contain it. In order to do this like I said before we must kill as many as we can, where ever we find them, just as fast as we can and screw all rules of engagement.

      1. Especially the baby factories that create the next generation of Jihadists that our children will have to fight.

    4. Beware of what is coming from your northern border, our loving new immigration minister is so eager to get these new liberal votes, with a smiling face they refuse to check the back grounds of Syrian immigrants. Canada is also in danger but the terrorists who have such an easy access to the U.S. will leave us alone, train up here and easily infiltrate your country until we start cracking down after your requests. Trudeau is a lot like Oboma they refuse to see the repercussions of there idle minds.

    5. Kudos to Malkin. I’ve just retrieved my 14-year-old copy of “Invasion” that opened my already enraged eyes. How many scholars have to tell our government to use its strength to protect us and our allies? Seems we’ve bred democrat and GOP weaklings who hope to talk the terrorists out of doing evil deeds. Everyone knows we need to start killing terrorists in large numbers or they’ll take our freedoms. November may be our last opportunity to resist instead of wiggle.

      1. Gene Raino Strength from our congress? (Most, not all). Calling for an end to career politicians, hasn’t worked yet, and I doubt it will this late in the “I voted for the only name I recognized” game. The current administration is leading the pack of ‘taking our freedoms away because we don’t use them anyway.’

    6. I can see that I am not alone in the sentiment that would not need to exist if it were not for criminal government creating the situation by instigating the Cloward Piven Strategy across the planet. ALL creating hate and discontent as well as terrorism BECAUSE of a “War on Terror” at a time when terrorism really did not exist.
      Remember every DRONE strike SIGNED off on by the reigning Dictator in Chief of the Americas Barack HUSSEIN Obama as well as those BEFORE have created the terrorists we see today. Every surviving parent and child of a “collaterally damaged”, “surgical strike” created by butterfingers Barack is another terrorist who wants to “get even”. Only THOSE terrorists have no intention of taking out the cause, instead they are hell bent on religious jihad to remove all not of their religion from the face of the planet.
      When American Leadership no longer follows the US Constitution and CONgress supports it (as well as all those idiots who do not understand the importance of it) what should Americans DO? I am sick of labels and their bullshit twisted in the opposite direction meanings used to play the idiots. War is not peace, one cannot be taxed into prosperity, idiots do not understand the correlation between history and EVERY socialistic state that committed genocide on their peoples. Many are too st’oo’pid to look at the facts and recognize that in EVERY instance where gun control took place crime rose and millions died usually at the hands of their own government.
      In America where there is more gun ownership that across the entire planet one would, using the logic of the gun grabbers think that the crime here in America would be greater than anywhere else. Yet TODAY in America crime is lower here than in 112 other countries. ALSO in America in the 4 cities with the MOST GUN CONTROL LAWS the crime is the highest in every one of those locations… Understand? If we removed those cities alone the USA would be within 4 points to the least amount of crime on the PLANET. Yer your political LYING leadership promotes the exact opposite. as “truth”. WAKE UP AMERICA! There IS a DOMESTIC THREAT and it comes from constantly re-electing criminal leadership, that is if the electoral system itself is not also totally corrupt as the Dog and Pony Show it appears to be.

    7. There is ‘what is’ and there is ‘what should be’. Unfortunately few people, especially politicians, have the fortitude to do what’s necessary. This is war of ‘Wills’.

    8. I dream of a time when the only injuries suffered by good people past the first 2 seconds of an attack will be minor burns from their own hot brass as they return fire and send the terrorists on an express trip to Hell.

    9. A start would be 40 megatons into Mecca at the height of the Hajj and a simultaneous 40 megatons into Riyadh. That should light the fire nicely. You hit us, we hit back so damned hard no one thinks about it again.

      1. A better campaign would be one of exposure. Expose the lies within religion. Explore and find the real truth and separate it from the lies.

        Every so many months lately an ancient manuscript of some sort is found that exposes the truth of religious deception. Nobody can tell me those do not exist for Islam. The Vatican has them all. But them the Vatican is near the core of all religious deception anyway . . . .

        Do we really need to toxify the planet with radiation? The carpet bombing of Germany killed more that both Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined…

      2. @RT – You’re absolutely correct. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki nobody messed with us until we stuck our noses into Korea and Viet Nam.

    10. We don’t need to carpet bomb. A couple of strategically deployed neutron devices will take care of business. The general fallout will be minimal in the atmosphere, damage to existing structures and infrastructure will also be minimal. The neurton device will kill all living things that walk talk, crawl, and or fly upon the face of the earth including all bacteria in the soil, and all plant life. Nobody will be able to enter the hot zone for a while(90 days or so) as even the bones of the deceased will be radioactive. The sand box is a shit hole anyway.

      1. The Sunnis and Shiites have been killing each other off for about 14 centuries. All we have to do is sell both sides all the arms and ammunition, training, and logistics that they can pay for and then get out of their way. No fuss no muss, and we make money on the whole thing. The greatest strength of capitalism is providing what is needed.

    11. Author: eaglesnester
      We don’t need to carpet bomb. A couple of strategically deployed neutron devices will take care of business.

      Agreed! I mean it is not like they would be sent back into the Stone Age. Not like they are not already living that way by choice… All the camel urine you can drink!

      Maybe not cool but it is mostly true.

    12. See they are bombing those muslims who stand in the way of the kingdom to be…
      they want to remove anti- global muslim leaders to get their weapons out of the kingdom to be’s way
      Then they (our leaders) need to flood eroupe and america with people from violent country’s.
      Then when its time to get american’s out of the way when civil war befalls us
      Then marshal law/ suspend constitution/ un boys coming to house with our leaders help…

      The nwo needed a strong america to do it war…will… now they need a weak america…..

      The roman prince of Dan 9:26-27 is this one world pushing pope……

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