Well, this is a surprise.
Three lone wolves probably tweeted #illridewithyou, hooked up to become a wolf pack and then #rodetogethertoaterroristattack.
That’s the power of social media for you.
And now we will listen to days of self-serving reporting about how dangerous it is to be a journalist and the importance of free speech. Of course, the ABC is already running these lines, while carefully avoiding any ‘irresponsible speculation’ about the ‘unknown motives’ of the ‘Allahu Akbar’ screaming Muslims who strolled around Paris avenging Mohammad. Free speech, as self-censored by the mainstream media, doesn’t allow any criticism of Islam.
I’ll have much more to say about this in the coming days. In fact, there is no doubt that the self-created problem of Islamic violence in Western cities will be the enduring theme of 2015. We only have ourselves to blame because we have allowed this problem in.
But for the moment, enjoy some ‘Jihad Word Bingo’.