September’s attack on the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi announced loud and clear that virulent Islamism is now at a mall near you.
Counterterrorism experts’ worst fears came true when the ultimate symbol of secular western consumption — a glossy, multicultural, family-centered shopping center — became the latest target for Islamist jihadism.
Welcome to the new jihad.
Smartphone videos captured an interrogation of victims not seen since Hitler’s Third Reich as Islamists halted shoppers demanding proof of authenticity as Muslims. Failure meant execution. No exceptions.