In Charleroi, Belgium, a man wielding a machete and yelling “Allahu Akbar” attacked two policewomen, wounding both, one seriously. He was shot and killed by a third officer.
This sort of attack can’t be deterred and is almost impossible to prevent. In this case, the terrorist reportedly walked up to the two policewomen, pulled his machete out of a gym bag and sliced one of the officers across the face.
The only ultimate solution to the problem of Islamic terrorism is missionaries. In the meantime, the two remedies on the table are more gun control and less immigration. In recent months, experience in Europe has shown that strict gun control laws do not prevent terrorists from obtaining guns. Experience has also shown that terrorists don’t need guns to be effective; knives, bombs and trucks will do. That leaves immigration controls as the only proposal with even a slim chance of reducing Islamic terrorism–which is what millions of Europeans have now concluded.