People in other countries can grovel to jihadists if they want. But the right way for Americans to answer these curs, when they attack our fundamental personal liberties, is to exercise those liberties all the more forcefully. If we want to call ourselves free people, we can never, never, never be cowed by the threat of violence from these bastards, or any others.
One thing came to mind when I heard about Pamela Geller's event in Texas ----- wow ----- that takes some balls.
And then after hearing about the shooting, I thought ---- attacking at an event in TEXAS thinking you'll actually be able to carry out your plan before someone shoots you?.... in TEXAS??? LOL!
I have to wonder what the jihadist were thinking. There are Texans who hunt feral pigs with high powered suppressed rifles and nightvision for sport and they think this is a good place to to show up spraying bullets?
My thought on this is this: If you have accepted as your religious beliefs that you need to kill people who will not accept your beliefs, you have declared your intentions. If you show up at an event with the intention of doing just that with the equipment to do it, you are an eminent threat and should be taken out for public defense. Jihadists do what they do with the intention of dying (it is their highest honor). So the cop who shot the two morons did not commit murder as the jihadists intended to die anyway. No different than shooting down a kamikaze plane before it reaches it's target.
A little further? Why not. Say those same hunters availed themselves as security at such events. Perhap a rooftop hunter would have taken the two armed jihadists down. They may actually be deserving of commendation for saving lived based on what the potential of what the jihadi weapons were. But you certainly can not murder someone who is already dead. It's really only a matter of timing. Now make that perfectly clear and see how often this happens in the future.
What the politically correct seem to overlook is that you can not dance around violent religious zealots who have already decided to die for their cause and expect them to leave you alone because of your compassion. So is drawing them in to the open and eliminating them a bad thing? It is no different than a police sting to catch drug dealers. So why not accept the help of the public for public safety? You want to be offended? Fine. Do it like the rest of us. Peacefully. Or die for your cause. Whatever you like.