WE’VE FINALLY SEEN THOSE EUROPEAN TERRORISTS
AL QAEDA PROMISED THEY WOULD SEND US
The title of H.G. Wells’ 1933 science fiction classic has been applied over and over to incidents or movements or products (or even people) that appear to presage future trends. Now that the second of the Boston bombers has been captured, a startling realization has dawned: There are Muslims who don’t look like Arabs. Actually, they are true Caucasians, people from the Caucasus, that region largely unknown to Americans, where eastern Europe elides into western Asia.
So now, guys of Caucasian Muslim descent who’ve grown up in the United States and are really, really angry about that are being seen as “The Shape of Things to Come” in domestic terrorism. [Read more…] about The Shape of Things to Come