On the 5th of December, a 12-year-old Iraqi boy planted a nail bomb in a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen. The Muslim boy left the nail bomb in a marketplace filled with jolly plastic Santas bearing knapsacks of presents and booths of chocolates built like cottages covered with twinkling lights. Inside was his Christmas present to the little boys and girls of this German city, a glass jar filled with powder and surrounded by nails. Islamic terror had come like a bitterly cold wind from Iraq to Ludwigshafen.
The aspiring Muslim serial killer has already become known as the “Kindergarten bomber.”
Now a truck smashed into the Christmas market near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church crushing shoppers into a stand selling mulled wine. Visitors to the nearby Berlin Zoo picking out Christmas gifts or treating themselves to hot chocolate fled from the murderous carnage. Red fluid flowed through the market and the terrified crowds could not tell whether it was spilled wine or the blood of the dead.
This latest Muslim Christmas present took the lives of twelve men and women who might have otherwise picked up some eggnog or a stuffed reindeer. It injured dozens more who went from munching waffles one moment to watching a truck barrel at them through the Christmas market in another. Its back wheel stopped against a market stand boasting of the Magic of Christmas.
The Muslim killer reportedly entered the country as an Afghan refugee. He repaid the generosity of Europe’s open borders by smearing the blood of its people across a Christmas market.
The mass migration of Muslims to Europe has made Muslim terror into a new Christmas tradition.
In the UK, six were arrested in an alleged Christmas shopping bomb plot as SAS men are being deployed to watch over British cities. Earlier this week, there were reports that ten Muslim teenagers had been busted in a plot to bomb Christmas fairs in Belgium. Last year, two Muslims had been arrested there in yet another Christmas-New Year terror plot.
There had been warnings that ISIS was plotting a Christmas market attack this year, but attacks on Christmas markets were a fine Muslim tradition in Europe even long before the Islamic State was a twinkle in the eye of the Islamist butcher who would later be known as the “Sheikh of the Slaughterers.”
A year before 9/11, fourteen Muslims had plotted to bomb the Strasbourg Christmas market outside the cathedral. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were still in the future. The hatred that drove these Islamic terrorists to plot their mass slaughter of non-Muslims was as old as Mohammed.
“This cathedral is Allah’s enemy,” the Muslim murderers gloated, as they drove past the Christmas market, watching men and women shopping for presents, unaware of the fate intended for them. "Here we see the enemies of Allah as they stroll about. You will go to hell, Allah willing."
While that attack on a Christmas market in France did not succeed, two years ago another Muslim terrorist drove a van into a crowd at a Christmas market in Nantes while screaming, “Allahu Akbar.”
Just as in Berlin, the terrorist plowed his van into a stand selling mulled wine. Ten people were injured and one of his victims died. A day earlier, yet another terrorist had driven into a crowd in Dijon, France while also shouting about the supremacy of Allah. He managed to injure thirteen.
The French authorities claimed that both men were merely mentally ill and everyone was asked not to jump to any of the painfully obvious conclusions. Then they deployed 300 soldiers over Christmas to head off this latest outbreak of Allah-associated mental illness.
"Fear over Christmas," Le Parisien had declared. Holiday fear has become a horrifying institution in France where two-thirds of French citizens fear terrorism over Christmas.
But it’s not only Europe that has suffered Muslim Christmas terror.
In 2010, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali Muslim settler, plotted to murder as many people as he could at a Christmas tree lighting in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland. He dreamed of massacring them while they were "in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays.”
Mohammed had a simple Christmas wish. ”I want whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave dead or injured.”
Instead of lying in bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in his head, the Somali invader had a grimmer sort of vision for Christmas. "You know, what I like to see? Is when I see the enemy of Allah, then you know their bodies are torn everywhere.”
But Mohamed didn’t get his wish. The families in Pioneer Courthouse Square got to see a Christmas tree lighting while the Somali Muslim terrorists was dragged away while screaming, “Allahu Akbar.”
A year earlier, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had plotted to bring down a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. But when he went to the bathroom to set off the plastic explosives in his underwear, something went wrong. Umar’s pants caught on fire and instead of killing two-hundred-eighty-nine people for Christmas, he suffered painful burns on his legs and genitals.
"The Koran obliges every able Muslim to participate in jihad and fight in the way of Allah, those who fight you, and kill them wherever you find them," the Nigerian Jihadist explained.
If Islamic terror on Christmas is still only an occasional threat in Europe and America, it’s a more ominous horror in places like Indonesia and Nigeria.
The Congregation of Islam’s contribution to interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims was thirty-eight bombs going off in churches, convents and cathedrals on Christmas Day in Indonesia. A second round of Christmas bombings in Obama’s old country was only narrowly averted.
Meanwhile a year after the Somali Muslim terrorist failed to carry out his Christmas tree massacre in Portland, his fellow African Muslim Jihadists in Nigeria bombed five churches in a wave of Christmas Day bombings. The Muslim terrorists carried out their interfaith atrocities, “In the name of Allah.”
A year earlier, they had targeted Christmas celebrations.
But the Christmas terror once associated with Muslim countries has now spread to Europe. As migration moves from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to the cities of Europe, a shadow falls over Christmas markets and celebrations. And children who should be rejoicing, tremble in the dark shadow of Islam.
If we don’t want Muslim terror to become an annual Christmas tradition in the cities on this side of the ocean, it might to be time to save Christmas by ending Islamic immigration to America.
Or American children will grow up waiting for the next Muslim terror attack to ruin Christmas.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.