- The Washington Times - Friday, July 27, 2012

The Olympics motto is “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” but it should be “Dominated, Captured, Enslaved.” The official motto may apply to the athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games in London — at least those who uphold the motto by not cheating or letting politics, religion or ideology blight the competition — but it certainly doesn’t apply to the games themselves. The Olympics have been dominated, captured and enslaved by Islamists, and as a result, Olympic ideals have been tarnished forever.

Security was a dominant feature in the run-up to the games, and the security presence throughout the games will be overwhelming and omnipresent. Security dominates everything and trumps everything in London, and this is a direct result of well-founded fear that Islamists may try to murder and maim large numbers in the name of Islam.

The emphasis on security above all else means Islamists are, in effect, dominating the games, whether or not incidents occur. This is because the security provisions and intrusions constantly inconvenience everyone: spectators, athletes, officials, tourists and ordinary Londoners who have no connection to the games.

Forty years ago at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, 11 Israeli athletes were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists. The International Olympic Committee refused to hold a minute of silence during the 2012 opening ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of this atrocity to remember the Israeli athletes killed by terrorists. This simple act of humanity and decency was not to be carried out because Islamic countries objected and the committee bowed to their demands.

The Olympics motto is composed of meaningless words, and Olympic ideals seem not to exist in any meaningful way.

JERRY PHILIPSON

Comox, British Columbia