But make no mistake about it: Britain’s Muslims are just as radicalized, just as dangerous, and just as numerous as France’s.
So why has France recently been hit with one enormous terrorist attack after another, while Britain has gone relatively unscathed for the past 10 years?
I was discussing this with my one of my relatives who still lives there, and he thought that maybe it’s just because Britain’s brand of Muslims are dumber than those across the Channel. He cited a story about a wannabe suicide bomber in the UK who posted something up on Twitter asking his tribe to vote on which shopping mall was the best one to bomb.
The British Police are monitoring Facebook and Twitter constantly for clues about what the terrorists are planning next, and they happened to follow his Twitter conversation up, and raid his house. They found his house stuffed with explosives, and him and his wife ready to carry out an atrocity at Brent Cross (the largest shopping centre in London’s most obviously Jewish area) two days’ before they were arrested.
So, it sounded like a reasonable argument, but I still wasn’t 100% convinced. There had to be a deeper reason why France is getting hammered by massive Muslim terrorism, while the UK is (so far…) escaping the worst of it.
This week, I was going through some old news reports about when the Israeli government under Menachem Begin bombed the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981, when lo and behold, this is what I read on the BBC website:
1981: Israel bombs Baghdad nuclear reactor
The Israelis have bombed a French-built nuclear plant near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, saying they believed it was designed to make nuclear weapons to destroy Israel.
It is the world's first air strike against a nuclear plant.
An undisclosed number of F-15 interceptors and F-16 fighter bombers destroyed the Osirak reactor 18 miles south of Baghdad, on the orders of Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
The army command said all the Israeli planes returned safely.
The 70-megawatt uranium-powered reactor was near completion but had not been stocked with nuclear fuel so there was no danger of a leak, according to sources in the French atomic industry.
The Israeli Government explained its reasons for the attack in a statement saying: "The atomic bombs which that reactor was capable of producing whether from enriched uranium or from plutonium, would be of the Hiroshima size. Thus a mortal danger to the people of Israel progressively arose."
It acted now because it believed the reactor would be completed shortly - either at the beginning of July or the beginning of September 1981.
The Israelis criticised the French and Italians for supplying Iraq with nuclear materials and pledged to defend their territory at all costs.
The statement said: "We again call upon them to desist from this horrifying, inhuman deed. Under no circumstances will we allow an enemy to develop weapons of mass destruction against our people."
The attack took place on a Sunday, they said, to prevent harming the French workers at the site who would have taken the day off.
There have been no reported casualties.
The Osirak reactor is part of a complex that includes a second, smaller reactor - also French-built - and a Soviet-made test reactor already in use.
Iraq denies the reactor was destined to produce nuclear weapons.
In all of Israel’s wars with its Arab neighbours to date, do you know which side the French was on? Do you know who was arming the Syrians, and the Egyptians, and the Iraqis (and probably a whole bunch of other haters-of-the-Jews, too)? Do you know who was shoring up one despotic Muslim terrorist leader after another, both militarily and diplomatically?
God has a long memory, and it’s pay-back time.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how things continue to play out across Europe with radical Islam, because God appears to be using the Muslims to settle some very old scores. No-one needs reminding what the Germans did to the Jews. But Britain also had a large part to play in trying to kill-off the newborn State of Israel.
France we’ve covered, and Belgium? Well, Belgium is the home of the proudly anti-Israeli, Palestinian-funding European Union, which is probably why their terror-watch is currently also ratcheted-up to the highest levels.
The more ‘pro’ Israel the country, they less they have to worry about Muslim terrorism. But if you know even a little about European diplomacy in the Middle East, that’s probably not a very comforting thought.