August 24, 2015, - 3:13 pm

More “Workplace Violence”: How Will US Military Treat Heroes Who Foiled Muslim Terrorist v. The French Cowards

By Debbie Schlussel


Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler & Alek Skarlatos: They Should Get the Bronze Star for Staving Off Islamic Terrorist While French Crew Cowered


Yet Another Hip-Hop Islamic terrorist: Ayoub El-Khazzani

While you’ve probably heard lots about the three heroic Americans who foiled the Islamic terrorist on Paris-bound train from Amsterdam on Friday, there are a couple of outrageous and sadly hilarious things you probably haven’t heard about French cowards on the train and about how the two military members of the trio of heroes will be treated.

What’s gotten the least media attention in the story is that while Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler–the three Americans who foiled Ayoub Al-Khazzani (also spelled, Ayoub El-Qahzzani, which has a completely different pronunciation in Arabic) were completely unarmed, the French train staff barricaded themselves behind locked doors and refused to help passengers. The whole situation is a stark contrast between what American used to be and should be (brave and fearless) versus what France has always been (frog-eating, surrendering fraidy cats).

While I’m generally down on millennials, these three American men are shining examples of the courage and heroism that seems to be missing from their generation. They give me some hope for our country’s future. They’ve got the masculinity, guts, and decency I wish many in their generation had even a smidgen of. Despite not having any weapons and facing a Muslim with a whole cadre of weapons (multiple guns, rounds, a box cutter knife), they instantly risked their lives to pounce on the terrorist and save the lives of European passengers (hey, just like World War II). As you probably know, Airman Spencer Stone’s limitless bravery continued as he held down the Muslim would-be mass murderer and also attended to injured passengers. And he did this, despite having no thumb (which the terrorist sliced off with the box cutter, but which has now been re-attached in surgery) and despite a bloody gash on his head and neck area.

It was also the observant Stone who spotted the terrorist in the first place, just in time to foil his plot:

US airman Spencer Stone, who on board the train during the attack, spotted the 26-year-old Moroccan acting suspiciously and heard him trying to load his weapon in the toilet.

Contrast these great Americans’ courage with the typical cowardice of the French, cowardice most of Europe exhibited as Nazis ran over their continent and cowardice still exhibited as Muslims–the new Nazis (and the old ones reconstituted; see the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin El-Husseini, and the two Muslim branches of the SS)–now run over their continent with a much more lasting and bright future than their Third Reich predecessors.

Train staff on board the high speed train which was the scene of a suspected Islamic extremist attack yesterday have been accused of barricading themselves in their staffroom and locking the door, leaving passengers to fend for themselves. . . . French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who was on board the Thalys train during the attack has slammed train staff who he claims locked themselves in an office away from the attacker and refused to help the trapped passengers.

The actor told Paris Match: ‘We heard screaming passengers in English, ‘He shoots! He shoots! He has a Kalashnikov!” The actor, who was travelling with his two children and his girlfriend, said: ‘Suddenly, members of the crew ran into the hallway and their faces were pale.’ He said the staff hurried towards their own car on the train and opened it ‘with a special key’ before they locked themselves inside. Mr Anglade claims he and other passengers banged on the door and shouted at staff to open up, but their cries for help were ignored. He said: ‘Nobody replied, there was radio silence. It was terrible and unbearable, it was inhumane.

Then, there is how the Americans who foiled the terrorist will be treated. Specifically, how the two of the three Americans who serve in the U.S. military will be treated. Spencer Stone is in the U.S. Air Force, and Alek Skarlatos is in the Oregon National Guard. Will they be subject to yet another round of chants from the Obama Administration that, “It’s only workplace violence.” Or will they receive Bronze Stars for their heroic acts in a combat zone? It should be the latter, but we know it will only be the former.

While it is true that the American heroes were on vacation, the battlefield of Islam is everywhere. Jihadists perpetrate their wars 24-7-365. And that train was a battlefield. If anything, the attack was a reminder (we shouldn’t need to have) that Islam is always at war with us and at war with us everywhere. Spencer Stone should get a Purple Heart for his injuries. And both Stone and Skarlatos deserve those Bronze Stars.

But they won’t get these medals. And they won’t get them because they will be treated like the Fort Hood victims and heroes. We can’t insult Muslims by acknowledging their war against us, against the unarmed at any time, any place. We’re not allowed.

This is just workplace, or, rather, vacation-place violence. Right?

In fact, if we went Barack Obama’s way, he’d be handing out medals to the cowardly French crew for saving themselves behind locked doors. He’s made it very clear that he has little desire for heroes like these three men. His American foreign and domestic policy towards Islam and Islamic terrorism resembles those French wimps and sissies behind the locked doors, throwing passengers at the mercy of killers.

Ask yourself what kind of America we live in, in which an Air Force chaplain far away from the battlefield is awarded a Bronze Star for his Islamo-pandering, sensitivity-training Powerpoint presentation on how to “respectfully” and “properly” dispose of the koran; and in which this guy who nearly lost his thumb saving lives from an Islamic terrorist probably won’t get one.

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It was not always this way.

When terrorists hijacked an Air France airplane in 1976 and took it to Entebee the French crew chose on their own to stay with the Israeli passengers when the terrorists released all of the non Israelis.

Of course Air France Management wound up severely punishing the crew for doing this.

I_AM_ME on August 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm

I have great respect for our soldiers, sailors and airmen.

They risk their lives to defend people they don’t even know.

I don’t expect this Administration to honor their heroism.

Men like Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Anthony Skarlatos reminds us why this is still the greatest country on earth.

Our enemies think we’re wimps. We rise to the challenge.

That is America.

NormanF on August 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos need to remember the lesson of what happened to Seal Team 6.
We can’t have Americans celebrated as heroes for dealing with terrorists…now can we?

They need to be very cautious in the near future.

Ebayer on August 24, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Well,I hope these guys are honored and they deserved to be as well.

Ghostwriter on August 24, 2015 at 7:41 pm

I suspect that they will have to look over their shoulders for the rest of their lives. The French staff deserves termination and prosecution.

Worry on August 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The very first person to confront the gunman, as he was leaving the lavatory, was French, but he wishes to remain anonymous.

Also, an American professor assisted in the capture.

The Frenchman and the American professor will receive their decorations in a separate, private ceremony.

The three Americans, plus the United States Ambassador (?), were awarded France’s highest decoration for valor, which the military personnel are authorized to wear on their uniform.

The President of France telephoned his gratitude to President Obama.

John Robert Mallernee on August 24, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    The French try in their own feeble way.

    Nancy Kelly on August 24, 2015 at 10:54 pm

We must remember that, were it not for the French, there would be no United States of America.

It was the presence and threat of the French at Yorktown that caused Lord Cornwallis to surrender.

John Robert Mallernee on August 24, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    “We must remember that, were it not for the French, there would be no United States of America.”

    While that is true, France is an entirely different nation now. In the vein of Monty Python’s “what have the Romans done for us lately?”, the French have screwed up Europe by pushing the EU against all wisdom, much as ObamaCare was forced, and opening the genie bottle of Muslim immigration to Europe. The French completely deserve to wear brown pants an be called cheese eating surrender monkeys.

    Sure, they helped us out over 200 years ago, but there are still some living who remember that in WWII half their country was on the other side. Vichy.

    Richard on August 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The French were appreciative in this situation:

Worry on August 25, 2015 at 1:21 am

The latest is that American Professor Mark Moogalian was the first passenger to tackle the terrorist. He was severely wounded. Emanuel Skariatos (father of Alek Skariatos)on TV: “It’s better to die like a lion than to be slaughtered like a sheep. The PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is” Run for office. You have my vote.
Looking forward to seeing how these heroic young men are honored when they return to the US. Or not.

PaulaMalka on August 25, 2015 at 2:09 am

This early Tuesday morning, I heard my Grandfather speaking from his grave and telling me to write a Comment.

My Grandfather, way before WWI, was in the French Military. He was a member of the Color Guard. His Military book, photo, etc. and photo of Marshal Foch are still kept with the family. Below, there are two quotes attributed to Marshal Foch:

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

“The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.”

(Credit to

My Grandfather cries-out from his grave and asks: “Where is the fire of belief France needs to survive? Where is the Unity of Will the French need to save their civilization?”.

France, as do all other countries, bears the responsibility to save its Culture, Society, Citizens, History, and Artifacts.

To all the French and Francophones, please listen to the following and tell yourself and all of us you are not moved!

Now, and especially to all you French, my Grandfather wants to know: “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING TO SAVE YOURSELVES AND YOUR COUNTRY OR DO OUR MARINES NEED TO DO IT AGAIN?”.


Dennis on August 25, 2015 at 8:02 am

Who was it who helped bring all these Muslims to France in the first place?
Let’s not forget that it was French leaders who worked mightly to create the Islamic Problem in Europe.
France, delusional megalomaniacal France, has lusted after Islam for centuries.
It was France that dreamed of suicidal glory when it established it’s colony in Algeria, that ended well.
It was the new little Napolean, Charles de Gaulle, and other Globalists, who dreamt of creating a French lead super power to rival the United States when he and others sought to create a union of France and the North African, Mediterranean, Muslim countries.
Ever heard of the the Euro Mediterranean Project, the Euro Arab Project, the Euro-Mediterranean Community ?

Read the Barcelona Declaration

“Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis”
— Bat Ye’or – 2005

Tyrannovar on August 25, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Good Evening Tyrannovar!

    It seems to me that I had a book by Bat Ye’Or years ago and many relocations ago. I’ve looked, but it may have been given away!?

    Any way the same is happening here,e.g. DEARBORNISTAN, MINNEAPOMALIASTAN, etc.

    U.S. History is being destroyed simply for PC Bull S**t.

    Will the U.S. and Canada go down the same path as Europe?

    If all else fails, I have my KATANA AND IT WILL NOT BE USED FOR HARI-KIRI / SEPPUKU…

    Dennis on August 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Maybe France is no longer France; but, what are we after NAFTA and the gutting of our immigration laws? We’re cowed by people who hate Americana. We can kiss our apple pie good bye.

    nadie on August 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm

I was wondering the same thing. Would the ACLU slap a lawsuit on them for violating their deeply held religious beliefs that the Infidel must die? Would our Limp Legged Leader condemn this “mean-spirited” attack on a practicing Muslim? Don’t discount either of these possibilities. We’ve watched insanity become the norm since Hussein Obama “changed the country fundamentally”!

MuzzCrusher on August 25, 2015 at 9:45 am

    “We’ve watched insanity become the norm since Hussein Obama “changed the country fundamentally”!
    MuzzCrusher on August 25, 2015 at 9:45 am”

    …and surprisingly (or not) none of the other branches of government have done a thing to stop it. If anything, like the supreme court, they’ve just helped push it along. This is political sabotage and it’s been done in other countries before.

    theShadow on August 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

…the staff hurried towards their own car on the train and opened it ‘with a special key’ before they locked themselves inside.

Hey, hard-working Frenchmen probably had to eat a hearty lunch of frog’s legs and snails. Or shrimp and white wine.

DS_ROCKS! on August 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

You got it, Debbie. I already saw one article say they won’t get any valor awards because the terrorist wasn’t actually a combatant. Ummm, yes he was. He was an UNLAWFUL combatant, but he was a combatant, inspired by ISIS. I was actually surprised that France awarded them the Legion d’Honneur so quickly. They better enjoy those medals. Obama’s DoD won’t give them any, and if the guy with the cut thumb has problems with his recovery, there will be pressure to kick him out. We can’t have heroes like that, we need womyn Rangers and transgender bathroom trailblazers!

Sean M on August 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

I am very proud of our three brave servicemen.

I would expect, though, Obama’s DOJ will probably launch a civil rights investigation and will put pressure on their commanding officers have these guys forced out and their pensions eliminated.

Gary S on August 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Debbie is misinformed, as usual when France is concerned.

1) the crew did what he was supposed to do : phone to the police and prevent the islamist to take control of the entire train by loking the door and never open it again whatever happens. This has been officially recognized.

2) they could not fight with the aggressor, they would be prosecuted for that. Every day in France people are prosecuted for less than that. For example: 4 four montsh in jail for having boxed a rapist in action.

3) your courageous compatriots cannot be prosecuted for political reasons. However they said at the TV that they have boxed the islamiste until he fainted. If they were french, you cannot imagine the trouble they would be in.

4)) french are silly but not cowards. Since the WWII (and partially because of your Mr Roosevelt) we are governed by traitors, including de Gaulle and almost all of his successors.

breban on August 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

What happened to courage? In Europe, almost nobody in authority remembers that word.

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