Freedom and Terror

Of course we should all blame the perpetrator of the Nice attack, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, for the crime. But there was an accomplice, political correctness:

The 84 dead might be said to be the victims of political correctness and the ever-expanding doctrine of human rights. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was born and raised in Tunisia and, a totally unskilled man, was given leave to enter and stay in France only because he had married a French citizen of Tunisian origin in Tunisia. The decision to allow him into France was based on an abstract doctrine of human rights—in this instance, the right to family reunification—rather than on France’s national interest, which is never allowed to enter into such decisions.

As it turned out, the marriage was not a happy one, though it produced three children. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was very violent to his wife (witnesses testified that this violence was not merely occasional), and she divorced him, but of course it was impossible to deport this père de famille, for to do so would have been contrary to his children’s right to a father. His children therefore acted as his permis de séjour, his leave to stay, which was duly renewed when the original ran out.

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