9/11 The World Trade Centre.
I could have made this list longer...
I could have included the atrocities against Shia, Christians, Yazidis, women, homosexuals, atheists...
I could have included the many atrocities against Shia Muslims...
Where has this violence come from? It is true that there is a role for Western political thought in the situation, however the core problem within Islam has deeper roots. Wiki Islam provides a useful list that casts light on the character of the prophet Mohammed. Over 40 instances are provided, let's tally the score with Jesus Christ and The Lord Buddha.
Deaths ordered by, or sanctioned post hoc, by three religious leaders.
The Prophet Mohammed: >40.
Jesus Christ: 0.
The Lord Buddha: 0.
Particularly enlightening is the fate of the Banu Qurayza tribe, to quote from WikiIslam:
Attack Banu Qurayza because according to Muslim tradition he had been ordered to do so by the angel Gabriel. One of Muhammad's companions decided that "the men should be killed, the property divided, and the women and children taken as captives". Muhammad approved of the ruling, calling it similar to God's judgment, after which all male members of the tribe who had reached puberty were beheadedThe numbers are cite links to supporting references, which I leave in to avert any claims that this is not supported.
This reported attack on the Banu Qurayza tribe is enlightening in view of the recent activities of Daesh (aka Islamic State), who are reported to have murdered male Yazidis and taken their women and children as chattels (a word I choose pointedly due to its medieval connotations). Regarding the fate of abducted Yazidi and Christian girls I could mention the fact that Mohammed married one of his wives (Aisha) when she was 6 years old and consumated the marriage when she was 9 (and he was 53 or 54) ref.
Daesh are Muslim, and they are carrying out their religion in fidelity with the example of its founder. Claims that Islam is a religion of peace are baseless tripe, Islam is a heretical sect of Judaism and is a religion stuck in the past undergoing a violent internecine war, a process that Christianity underwent in the 16th Century. It should be borne in mind that the main victims of Daesh are fellow Muslims.
So what is to be done?
We bear the burden of being civilised in the face of an uncivilised religion. As such we understand that in spite of their religion many Muslims are good people, we should also understand that the price of maintaining our civilisation can be our lives. To be free makes us vulnerable to the acts of monsters like Daesh and their sympathisers. However it would be for the best of we didn't allow any of the Syrian Muslims, or other Muslims, to gain sanctuary in Europe. The war is a war within their religion and if we allow them to flee then we strengthen their enemies, if they have to stay then perhaps they would be forced to fight with the same fervour as Daesh.
I will never vote for a political party like the UK Independence Party, mainly because I have no time for racists and closet racists. But I would happier if the Muslims of Europe would just peaceably sell up and move to Muslim countries, Europe is a mature and civilised culture with liberal democracies, Islam is inherently incompatible with such a culture.
This incompatibility was best (worst?) shown in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, committed by people who believe that criticism justifies murder. Once again they are following Mohammed's example as he had people murdered for songs and poetry ridiculing him (see WikiIslam's list). This sort of reaction, within a culture that ridicules all as a source of humour and criticism, makes one wonder whether the perpetrators were living on the right continent.
And in the spirit of causing great offence, this is a personal favourite of mine which always gives me a chuckle.
If it makes you want to kill me or the artist, leave Europe, because we will not be stopped.