As President Obama deploys the U.S. Military to combat a virus in West Africa, there’s far more deadly virus that has hit America, which Obama has not acknowledged.
As reported by the Washington Times, “The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting alongside militants (Islamic terrorists) with the group, also known as ISIS.”
So we’re going to deploy to fight against the Ebola virus, but we have no strategy or plan to contend with the virus of homegrown Islamic jihadism here in America. And it’s not just men who are being recruited, we are also learning that women are as well– recently a young Colorado woman was indicted.
Here’s a story about a man recently arrested in upstate New York for providing aid to ISIS.
I suppose since we are “outsourcing” our national security to rebels in Syria and a dismantled Iraqi army, we could — or should — ask the Mexicans to secure our border? What are we going to change about visa procedures? What about countries that are also allowing fighters to slip into Syria to support ISIS, how are we going to reduce the possibility of their flying to America? Shall we revoke the citizenship of any American who departs our nation to fight against ISIS? Just as we are deploying to combat a virus in West Africa, how do we develop an antidote against the virus of Islamism in America?
The Times reports an official said, “We know that there are several hundred American passport holders running around with ISIS in Syria or Iraq,” offering a figure well above widespread reports of about 100 such fighters. “It’s hard to tell whether or not they’re in Syria or moved to Iraq.” The State Department did not respond to a request for the number of Americans traveling in Iraq and Syria.
Attorney General Eric Holder is offering up new community-based programs to combat this problem. I would hope we don’t have CAIR — or any other Muslim Brotherhood front group — as a clearing house for approval of these actions. These communities have been aware of such problems for nearly ten years — will this just be more talk?
The Times says, “among photographs posted to Twitter in recent weeks is one that shows the Islamic State flag unfurled in front of the White House at night. Another photo taken in front of a high-rise building in Chicago features the message: “We are in your state. We are in your cities. We are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.” The Secret Service is investigating the incident in front of the White House, and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security last week issued bulletins to local law enforcement agencies urging them to be alert but not identifying any specific threat.”
Therein lies my greatest concern. We are not being specific in identifying the threat. It’s not that difficult to trace these individuals and the communities from which they come and those with whom they associate — Imams, Mullahs, mosques or Islamic centers. We have to put aside the PC nonsense and get to the source of the Islamist ideology recruitment.
The seriousness of the situation was articulated by James Wright Foley’s executioner, “You’re no longer fighting an insurgency. We are an Islamic army and a state that has been accepted by large number of Muslims worldwide. So effectively, any aggression towards the Islamic State is aggression towards Muslims from all walks of life who has accepted the Islamic caliphate as their leadership. So any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.”
We have a bigger problem than I believe any of our elected officials may fully understand. Sure, I don’t want to see the Ebola virus spread, but there is a greater pestilence that has already spread to America — and it is far more long lasting and deadly if not eradicated. And I mean with violent indiscriminate action globally.
But hey, this is the last week for our legislators in Washington D.C. as the focus is on reelection. But the focus should be on our survival against this vile enemy, and it starts right here in our homeland.