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Britain slid closer towards a sectarian war between Muslims and non-Muslims yesterday. A terrorist drove a van into into a crowd of Muslim worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque around midnight local time, killing one and injuring at least 10 others.

Security forces wrestled the assailant (above) to the ground and took him into custody shortly thereafter. [UPDATE: The attacker has been identified as 47-year-old Darren Osborne of Cardiff, Wales.]

The BBC reports:

Eyewitness Abdul Rahman told the BBC: “When the guy came out from his van he wanted to escape, run away, and he was saying ‘I want to kill Muslims. ‘I want to kill Muslims.’

“I hit him on his stomach… and then me and the other guys… we held him to the ground until he couldn’t move. We stopped him until the police came.

The eyewitness report suggests that the man didn’t attempt to attack people with a knife or other weapon after exiting the vehicle, as has been the case in recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by members of the Islamic faith in the U.K. and elsewhere.

In 2006, Ralph Peters wrote something that may have been more prescient than people realized when he disparaged those who claimed that Europe would be overrun by Islam:

The notion that continental Europeans, who are world-champion haters, will let the impoverished Muslim immigrants they confine to ghettos take over their societies and extend the caliphate from the Amalfi Coast to Amsterdam has it exactly wrong.

The endangered species isn’t the “peace loving” European lolling in his or her welfare state, but the continent’s Muslims immigrants – and their multi-generation descendents – who were foolish enough to imagine that Europeans would share their toys.

In fact, Muslims are hardly welcome to pick up the trash on Europe’s playgrounds.

Don’t let Europe’s current round of playing pacifist dress-up fool you: This is the continent that perfected genocide and ethnic cleansing, the happy-go-lucky slice of humanity that brought us such recent hits as the Holocaust and Srebrenica.

THE historical patterns are clear: When Europeans feel sufficiently threatened – even when the threat’s concocted nonsense – they don’t just react, they over-react with stunning ferocity. One of their more-humane (and frequently employed) techniques has been ethnic cleansing.

In this twilight struggle, everyone is a first responder. It’s a terrible time to forego the right to keep and bear arms, as Britons have done. And they have little to no prospects for regaining that right any time soon.

True, automobiles are a tough weapon to defend against, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible (As Jon Wayne Taylor wrote, “Shoot the driver. Keep shooting the driver. When the vehicle is at rest, keep on shooting the driver until the driver is also at rest.”)

Stay alert, have a weapon and a plan. Meanwhile, this may not be the best time for a London getaway vacation.

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  1. This is one of the reasons I’m seriously considering an upgrade to a Glock 40 or 20. When shooting a suicidal jihadis through a windshield, even critical duty 9mm coming out of a long slide barrel just doesn’t seem like enough. I’ll give up 2 rounds per magazine for a whole lot more asswhooping at the business end of the barrel.

      • With less than 1/2 the number of rounds on tap and a much slower reload for more or less the same ballistics. The more I look at full power 10mm out of a long slide barrel, the less I understand why anybody would carry a full sized .357 revolver (or anything in .45 ACP). Unless you’re really recoil sensitive, I’m beginning to think that full power 10mm might be the best defensive handgun load short of .44 Magnum and up handcannons.

        I think I covered why I’m very capacity sensitive in our Monambique drill discussion. A properly executed failure drill (5 rounds) nearly empties most revolvers. With a Glock 20 or 40 you still have 10-11 rounds on tap with factory magazines.

        • 10mm in a 1911 is very nice. Shoots well and recoil mamgement is excellent. Wouldnt want to shoot it out of a plastic fantastic.

        • If they made a DA/SA double stack metal handgun in a long slide 10mm, I’d agree. However, with a light and optic on it, a 40 MOS quickly approaches 1911 weights.

        • There’s the eaa witness guns. CZ style all steel double stack and they have a few models in 10mm. Or if you’re set on the glock I’d consider the 20 with a comp instead of the 40.

        • .40S&W need not apply. Everything it can do, 10mm does better with the only downside being recoil management.

        • The short answer to your question is reliability.

          Otherwise, despite claims that the 10 is ‘almost equal to .41 magnum’, it is in reality a little weaker than .357 (when comparing full pressure loads from similar barrel lengths). This advantage to the .357 is especially pronounced as bull et SDs go up. A 180gr 10 mm bull et has an SD of .160 compared to .177 for a 158gr. .357 bull et. You simply can’t buy loads in 10 that compare to 180-200gr .357s.

          Then some of us just prefer the platform for lots of lesser reasons. I prefer the grip angle and shape. (Both for comfort and faster sight acquisition.) I like the option of a light SA trig get pull for well aimed shots. In 10 that means I’d probably be stuck with a 19 11 which weighs more and doesn’t hold all that many more rounds.

          To each his own. I never felt undergunned carrying 16 rounds of 9 mm and I wouldn’t with 9 rounds of 10. I just prefer .357.

        • If you are willing to go +p with .45 or even .45 super the numbers get interesting. Heavy, and stable usually is better for penetration even when it is slower.

          Or you could go the needle blower route and go for a Tok chamber pistol (9+1 max is the downside still better than a revolver) or the FN57.

        • BTW, I’ve got Federal 230gr.+p HSTs in my 19 11 right now, but they put out about 460ft/lbs out of the 5″ barrel as opposed to 600+ft/lbs out of my 3″ GP 100 which carries more like a sub-4″ auto. And to my knowledge, there is no such thing as +p .357, the hot stuff is actually the regular stuff.

      • On a side note, does anybody know of a holster manufacturer that makes a dropleg platform for a Glock 40 MOS with an X300 light?

        I’m really thinking of moving up to a properly tuned 40 with an RMR, suppressor height tritium sights and an X300 on it. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find anybody who makes and dropleg compatible retention holster for it. Not a whole lot of point dropping $1500 on a handgun that I can’t rotate into my training rig.

        • Thats gonna be flat out custom. I went through a similar issue.

          When I get back to my computer I’ll check a bunch of smaller custom holster companies for you since I have them bookmarked. Check back in a few hours.

        • Sorry, that run across the metro area took a lot longer than I thought.

          As I feared, asking for a weapon light, sights AND drop leg gets tricky with a gun like the G40.

          Options I can provide you with to start looking:

          Call up Black Rhino Concealment to see if their custom job will fit a leg rig. They do suppressor height sights and the rest of what you want for a G40. MOS, I dunno, call them and ask.

          You can also try Black Point Tactical. They make G40 holsters meant to take an X300 but I’m not sure on the sights or the ability to be attached to a leg rig.

          Lag Tactical makes leg rigs but you’d have to ask if they can do a G40 MOS + X300 set up.

          High Threat Concealment makes G40 + light holsters that will interface with their HTC system, I’m not sure if that includes a leg rig option or not.

          Finally, straight out custom order to get exactly what you want: contact The Cleveland Kydex Company.

          There’s a few others if those don’t work but those would be the first places I’d try. I’d drop you links but then this post will just be spam. Honestly I’d go with Cleveland Kydex first.

  2. So NOW I’m supposed to sympathise with Muslims who likely preach jihad in their embattled mosques? Not happening…btw they enshrined a Moose-lim as mayor in London. And have a boatload of no-go zones…

  3. Wow….
    I dont know what to say about this.
    I do not condone his actions, but i understand them. People living in fear will eventually strike back. Unfortunately this will probably cause more problems.

    • I don’t understand them. What’s killing 1 muslim going to do? Surely he could find one of the MPs who were letting them in and kill them instead.

      Seems like a poorly thought out attack.

  4. I expect much more of this across Europe in the coming months and years. When Truth is sacrificed on the altar of Political Correctness, violent irrationality may be viewed as a rational response by the silenced majority.

    • Agreed.

      People eventually get tired of being the target (be it of terrorism or demonization from the left) and will strike back. The silent majority can only be silent for so long.

      • Sadly true.
        When a people have their voice silenced, rage accumulates.
        Sooner or later that rage reaches the collective breaking point, and revolution begins. It is never pretty, and always flush with collateral damage of innocents.

        Of all people, Europe should understand this. Bloody revolution of the oppressed is a historical pastime of that entire continent.

        • Hence , The Old Colonies…Now The USA !!! Remember the American Revolutionary war…All thanks to the British Monarchy…And if any one knows about restricting rights, Freedoms, and Liberties…It would be Great Britain, and other parts of Europe…..

  5. The British government has completely abdicated it’s duties to protect the British people. The functions abandoned by the government now fall to the people themselves. If the British formed their own version of the IRA to kick out dangerous foreigners, I would root for them.

    • Well, they (police) are stuck 50 years ago, when the police bobbies apparently didn’t need more than a baton.

      I’ve listened to one of the recent interviews with Nigel Farage on LBC and he revealed two stunning (at least to me) numbers: There are 3000 (three thousand) FAOs (firearm authorized officers) for the whole London, out of 6000 (six thousand) for the whole UK. I mean, these numbers couldn’t protect anyone effectively even if they wanted.

      Well fortunately we have very low numbers of immigrants here and we get CCW by default. I hope the quiet times won’t be over anytime soon and that Mr. Junk-er won’t be able to push western-EU migrants failure also on us here in the East.

    • “If the British formed their own version of the IRA to kick out dangerous foreigners, I would root for them.”
      The IRA killed hundreds of people. Their indiscriminant bombings killed children in restaurants. They wiped out entire families just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The stopped random factory workers, asked them their religion, and executed them if they didn’t say “Catholic”.
      That’s what you want?

      • Does he want those atrocities to happen or are they already happening to English kids? Coexistance is just not one of the options when dealing with Islam.

        • Don’t deflect. Do you want IRA style bombings and murders in Great Britain for the purpose of driving out muslims?

        • If I was British I would desperately hope for something more effective and precise than decades old terrorist tactics. But then expectations are probably low when the response so far is to look the other way while hundred of kids are raped or holding a concert while they’re still cleaning pieces of children off the walls from the last one. Let’s be honest there isn’t going to be any IRA style resistance. There is not going going to be any resistance at all.

      • As reprehensible as it was the IRA wasn’t created in a vacuum. I grew up listening to the exploits of the Society of Orange.

      • Islam has destroyed whole civilizations, and that’s what is ongoing in Europe at the moment. Have you ever heard of someone who identifies as a Vandal? Or some form of a descendant of them? No? That’s because they’re all dead. Wiped out, as the Muslims have tried to wipe out the Copts, the Chaldeans, the Armenians, the Bangladeshi (look up the Bangladesh Liberation War, Pakistan was behaving exactly like ISIS, because ISIS is real Islam) etc.

        Anyway, every mosque in the West should be razed to the ground and all Muslims should be evicted and sent home. After the Bataclan massacre, France instituted a state of emergency, started shutting down mosques, and found some full of weapons. Mosques are military targets as they serve as bases of operations for militants.

        Should they kill people indiscriminately? Of course not. But you have to keep in mind, if a military aged Muslim isn’t a Jihadi, that’s because he isn’t actually a Muslim.

        • Islam kills every culture it is allowed to infect. It has since day one of that filthy child-molesting-rapey-warlord Mohammed, until this very second. Turkey’s unsuccessful coup was it’s last chance for keeping something approaching a civilized, secular nation. As with every other nation foolish enough to tolerate those primitives, they are rapidly being Islamized and the country will turn into Iran ,or something worse.

          Poles and Czechs know what these “refugees” are – invaders. They might still have a recognizable country in 50 years. The rest of Europe is lost to Western Civilization – barring any forced mass-migrations returning them to whence they came.

        • … if a military aged Muslim isn’t a Jihadi, that’s because he isn’t actually a Muslim.

          Best quote on the Internet this month!

        • Ironically, Palestinians, some of the most stereotypically fervent Muslims, were Christians hundreds of years ago. Their ancestors were conquered and forced to convert by sword. Most of the Crusades were defense wars against Muslim invasion. Many of the Muslim peoples of today like the Turks, Egyptians, and Iranians all had different religions and where made to convert or die. Kind of makes you wonder if the French would be the most fervent Nazis today if Germany had won WW2.

  6. Oh c’mon. Us Asians had genocide perfected when Europeans were still living in huts. And you know what? We own it. When was the last time you heard a Mongolian apologize for Genghis Khan?

    • The Mongols had much success negotiating with the Islamic states, particularly the Siege of Baghdad.

      • Hulagu Khan negotiated with the Muslims by issuing an ultimatum to surrender and when it was ignored he acted like a Mongol and went on a killing rampage.

  7. Nothing you can carry concealed will reliably stop a vehicle bigger than a motorcycle. Safety glass, home made armour or drugged up driver have all been used in different combinations.

    The advice of shot the driver is valid. But unless your incredibly lucky with brain shot getting out of the way and avoiding bad places is a better strategy. Please note I’m not saying don’t carry just don’t expect vehicle to stop with handgun.

    Coincidentally sold a car to ex U.K. resident yesterday and he would happily get rid of all muslin but he is over in Washington state now. All the English people I know with real backbone left for Australia or USA.

    • Yeah the anecdotal evidence I have seen is that young ambitious Europeans are leaving Europe. The US should be prioritize it’s immigration policy towards them, they are the real refugees.

  8. Not sure if the demographics are there for Ralph Peter’s scenario. A disarmed nativist populace is going to overthrow the entrenched globalist governments then fight civil wars to reclaim soverignty? Not sure the moral impetus is there. Christianity is gone and the white population has been brainwashed into thinking they are stain on the world and have almost stopped breeding.

    • “…and the white population has been brainwashed into thinking they are stain on the world…”

      Sounds like many liberal hell holes in the US as well.

  9. More ‘death by vehicle’ terrorism?

    This is my surprised face…

    Once the effectiveness of using such in a disarmed society was shown, it was only natural for those wishing to cause terror would use them.

    Now you have some countries talking about ‘banning cars’ from city centers. Some even making it a ‘misogynistic’ issue…

  10. Interesting take by Peters, almost reads like he is blowing confetti out his bum. Easy fix for this, BAN ASSAULT TRUCKS, do you really need a vehicle bigger than an suv? Obviously not! For the children, if even one life is spared, yada yada yada. Silly words, silly actions, silly people.

    Peters does a TYT level dodge of the violence perpetrated by the worst elements of the ME immigrant population, and he does so unflinchingly that he should consider running for high office with that flawless ability to bullshyt.

    But what do I know, I’m “just” an American typing away in front of his computer, ay, Peters?!

    • Tom. Nothing but respect for you. But avoiding england cause it’s dangerous on your way to africa…….where’s the sense in that. england has jihadis. So does africa. And they got everything else in africa. Shit that will stomp you and eat you.

      Go to Austrailia. They got buffalo. They sorta speak english. And they got nude beaches.

  11. With vehicles becoming more and more prevalent (vehicle homicide, gun store break-ins, etc.) you’d think more of the left would move to ban cars, or limit ownership.

    Must be they haven’t found an angle on it yet, or they fear that would put them over the top (when they’ve been on the back side of that mountain for the last 100+ years).

    • After the attack in Stockholm, that was what one of the local newspaper writers published as a solution. If left to their own devices, sooner or later proggies would try to force everyone to use public transportation and ban private vehicle ownership. For the Children!

  12. Sorry but I don’t feel sorry for the Brits. They chose a Muslim mayor who says that terrorism comes with life in a major city. Their government has disarmed the citizenry. Their PM is clueless. Winston must be turning in his grave.

    • His actual statement was that being prepared for terrorist attacks was part and parcel of living in a major city. Seems reasonable advice, unless one can think of some reason that it’s wiser not to be prepared.

  13. What in the actual fuck is wrong with you people?

    Look I get stop the threat when there is an actual active threat. Vehicle attack? Get out of the way or stop the threat! Someone stabbing someone else while screaming “aloha snack bar”? Drop ’em! See a suicide bomber? Hey head shots work if you can.

    But from all reports that is not what happened here. It appears from the reports I’ve seen that some old guy tipped over after services, a bunch of people went to help and cockbreath decided to drive his cube truck over the crowd. Sorry you don’t get this… but that is truly dicked up! Also as long as we are on the subject let’s take this to my country, just as dicked up is the issue in the Washington DC area where some idiot decided to take a baseball bat to a teenage girl (who it appears was on the ground after tripping).

    If this offends you I’m sorry your uncle-daddy didn’t learn you better.

  14. Fuck whoever sides with the goat fuckers, this is bullshit reporting, the media is shit…
    Oh, some “white guy attacked peaceful muslims” What a crime! we should be outraged! But when the muslims run over, stab, blow up or shoot non muslims where is the same flavor of outrage? Oh, sure its reported, but never done with the same “tone”. Its almost like we are supposed to accept the attacks by them, but never, never attack back?

    This guy is a criminal, plain and simple, driven to action by something…I don’t praise his actions, but I spit on those who are trying to make it sound like hes a fucking terrorist.

    Muslim attacks on non muslims will continue, a small percentage of retaliatory attacks will follow, this is the new norm it seems. There is an easy fix, muslims go home to your peaceful countries, where your religion of peace dominates…all will be good, right? Oh, thats right, then you will just worry about other muslim factions attacking you…

  15. Quite frankly, I’m surprised it took this long for someone to strike back. There should have been blood in the streets when those two Muslim guys cut off a soldier’s head in broad daylight in 2013.

  16. “THE historical patterns are clear: When Europeans feel sufficiently threatened – even when the threat’s concocted nonsense – they don’t just react, they over-react with stunning ferocity. One of their more-humane (and frequently employed) techniques has been ethnic cleansing.”

    …and don’t you ever ****ing forget it!

  17. Ralph Peters is full of shit.

    The muslims aren’t “confined” to ghettos, they self segregate themselves into communities then demand other adhere to their social norms.

    And Europeans are under ZERO obligation to share their lands with anyone

  18. “…happy-go-lucky slice of humanity that brought us such recent hits as the Holocaust and Srebrenica.”

    Something doesn’t sit right with me about comparing the Holocaust to a massacre during the war in Bosnia, which by the by, was the first ethnic cleansing/genocide since WWII nearly 50 years before.

  19. I think Peters is correct but it won’t be a revolution of the lower classes by force of arms. It will be a revolution at the ballot box by the middle and lower classes. They will run out of patience with Muslim terrorism and elect a hard right wing government willing to do something about it without regard for collateral damage to non-terrorists. Remember that Hitler first gained power in democratic elections. The European right hasn’t quite made it yet. They will if the established political parties continue to bury their heads in the sand and expect the general public to join them.

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