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Letters: The West will be forced to annihilate this Dark Ages savagery

Published 30/06/2015 | 02:30

Mourners on the beach at Sousse in Tunisia after last week’s attack
Mourners on the beach at Sousse in Tunisia after last week’s attack

I am enraged by the events in Sousse, in which more innocent Irish citizens lost their lives. The sickening catalogue of Islamic terrorist atrocities continues to swell, from the World Trade Center, 2001; Bali, 2002; Madrid trains, 2004; Beslan School, North Ossetia, 2004; London Underground, 2005; Camp Speicher and Sinjar Massacres, Iraq, 2014; Charlie Hebdo, Paris, 2015, to name just a few.

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The craven destruction of irreplaceable cultural heritage, such as the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the Golden Mosque of Samarra, Jonah's tomb in Mosul, antiquities in the Mosul museum, manuscripts in the Timbuktu library, and most probably soon the Roman metropolis of Palmyra, further confirm the underlying ideology as a depraved, blood-soaked, misogynistic, anti-enlightenment death-cult.

Western leaders make statements expressing "condemnation in the strongest terms", but are more concerned with the impact of 'foreign wars' on re-election than the morality of standing idly by as genocide, massacres, beheadings and all manner of depravity are perpetrated. These feeble statements are patently trite platitudes which reveal our impotence and only serve to embolden the jihadists. To quote Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

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