More mayhem, alas, from the Muslim world, which is now in the heart of Europe.  A truck driven into a Christmas market in Germany, killing 12 and injuring 48; the Russian ambassador to Turkey shot in cold blood before a crowd at an art gallery, the gunman, a police officer, shouting Islamic slogans about Syria before being shot to death by his fellow officers; a shooting at an Islamic centre in Zurich.

I don’t agree with everything Mark Steyn says, but he is right about a country maintaining its borders, and holding to a rational immigration policy, which often requires  what we might call a severe mercy.  Yes, charity, but also truth, for charity without truth, and rightly ordered in hierarchical manner in terms of those whom one has the primary duty to protect, descends into mawkish sentimentality, and a dangerous deviation into chaos and insanity.