We live in a world of lies.
We still do not know who is the co-pilot of the German plane that was driven into the Alps causing unending suffering and loss for relatives.The simplest answer is that he was a man who suffered from forms of depression and moreover we do not know how this was effected by the nature of the world we live in. Which is without dispute the world of Jihad.
But on 4international we remarked from the beginning that we are continually denied knowledge about Islam.
At the most basic level our sensibilities are atacked by the likes of Karen Armstrong whose claims that Islam in Spain was a good experience for humans went unchallenged and still is unchallenged.
Here I exclude people like Robert Spencer (to pick one of these truthful anti-Jihadists) who does show that Armstrong gives totally false information about Islam in Spain.
But that work of Spencer is not the mass market which is controlled by the Media and by a whole machinery of state governemnts.
Whatever emerges in time (and the Media will not ever give us the truth) about this German co-pilot our world has been turned upsdide down by Islam and by the various forms of its Jihad
This Jihad takes many forms and the most serious form is not violence. It is ideology which is like a cáncer eating into democratic rights. I refer to my comment in this regard relating to Karen Armstrong. But it goes very wide. Do not misunderstand. The violence of Islam is critical (In the midst of this Alps tragedy I watched a stoning on you tube of a Young Somalian girl or woman buried up to her neck and stoned. But it is the interaction of this Jihad violence and human perception especially leadership that is of such moment to us today. (for example the betrayal of what goes for the “left”)
Also on a purely mechanical level…The action of the co-pilot would not have been possible without 9-11
It was the reaction to 9-11 that meant that new locks were placed on cabin doors the most critical of which was the simple mechanical lock from INSIDE
That reaction to 9-11 was thus indeed the critical reaction that led to the Alps tragedy. Whether that ends up having a link to Islam or not that was central in this.