Last year we reported here the story of one Ali Muhammad Brown and his Islamic jihadist attacks that took the lives of four Americans — including young Brendan Tevlin, shot 8 times. Fox News Greta von Susteren has to be commended for championing the cause of Brendan, who lost his life due to Islamic terrorism – along with three others. Now, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson would immediately seek to censure me for saying such a thing, which he refuses to state, as presented here.
And so it was yesterday that Ali Muhammad Brown appeared in court.
As reported by the Seattle Times, “A Muslim man accused of killing four people in two states in a fit of rage over the U.S. government’s role in the Middle East pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and terrorism charges in one of the deaths — the shooting of a New Jersey college student at a traffic light. Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, of Seattle, is charged with felony murder, carjacking, robbery and multiple weapons offenses. He also faces a terror charge, the first time such a count has been brought in the state in connection with a murder case, prosecutors said. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday, NJ.com reported.
Brendan Tevlin, 19, was shot multiple times on June 25, 2014, as he was stopped at a traffic light in West Orange on his way home to Livingston. Tevlin had just completed his freshman year at the University of Richmond. At the time, Brown had been a fugitive for three weeks after authorities in Seattle identified him as a suspect in two slayings there. Brown was arrested in woods not far from the site of Tevlin’s killing.
Brown faces three aggravated murder charges in Seattle: the April 27 shooting of 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in Skyway, south of Seattle, and the June 1 shooting deaths of two young men in Seattle, Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young.”
By the way, the Daily Mail reported Said and Anderson-Young were gay. Gee, did you hear a peep from the LGBT community about this? Can you imagine if it had been a white guy wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt who shot these men?
This hearing comes less than a week after Secretary Johnson’s declaration at the Aspen Institute. It is an incredible juxtaposition evidencing a complete disconnect from the Obama administration individual charged to protect our homeland and the reality of what is happening. Four Americans lost their lives, and my question is, could one or more of those lives have been saved if we’d been more alert in notifying the American citizenry?
Brown admitted what his motivation was, as described by himself to detectives after his New Jersey arrest, as a strict Muslim who was angry with the U.S. government’s role in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan because of the death of innocent civilians and children. At some point in time the inane game of political correctness we are playing has to end – or rather the game Obama and the liberal progressive left are playing.
We cannot embrace a homeland security policy that dismisses the enemy who clearly states who they are and their motivations. This doesn’t mean we round up all Muslims — of course that’s what the lefties are waiting to hear me say. But it does mean we seek out the associations of folks like Brown. And yes, when we find Islamic clerics in the United States who are proselytizing violence in the name of Islamic jihad, they should have two choices: prison or deportation.
We cannot continue down the path of classifying seditious speech as religious conviction and therefore protected. Freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof has to mean that which is respectful to the rule of law and the most basic premise of the law, as given from God to Moses: “thou shalt not kill.” And folks, that means not kill “infidels.”
Furthermore, we must come to the realization that this 21st century battlefield has no borders and boundaries. Sadly four Americans learned that as a result of Brown’s exploits. This is no different than four American Marines and one American Sailor who lost their lives. It is no different from 13 Americans who lost their lives and 31 being wounded at Ft Hood. It is no different from a woman being beheaded and another almost beheaded in Moore, Oklahoma. It differs not from the four Americans who were killed at the Boston Marathon attack and the hundreds wounded. It is no different from the two American Soldiers gunned down, one losing his life at a Little Rock Arkansas recruiting station.
My point is we cannot tolerate this attitude that this has nothing to do with Islamic jihadism and terrorism. This disconcerting dismissal only serves to embolden the enemy — not overseas — but right here, and results in our succumbing to terror altering our way of life.
I recently saw a video where students at Cal-Berkeley were interviewed about Islamic terrorism and they felt just saying the words “Muslim” or “Islamic” with terrorism was racist. One student even went so far as to accuse Christians as being terrorists as well — if you can’t blame the Jews, blame the Christians. What did one student use to refer to Christian terrorism? The Crusades, something first begun in 1095 AD by the declaration of Pope Urban II. But why were the Crusades called? Because of Islamic terrorism against Christian pilgrims in the Holy Lands…and folks, it had been going on for some 300 years after Charles Martel defeated an invading Islamic army at the Battle of Tours, 728 AD. Uh, just for y’all who don’t study history or geography, Tours is in France.
Here we are in the year 2015 and Christians are being crucified and we have charlatans that we have mistakenly placed in positions of leadership, which during these times find them incapable of meeting the expectations of their duties and responsibilities. And sadly, as they fail, Americans and others die. But what do they care? I’m quite sure Secretary Jeh Johnson and his cohorts have a bevy of armed protection surrounding them.
The case of Ali Muhammad Brown will not survive the 24-hour news cycle – as a matter of fact, I’m quite sure not more than 20 percent of Americans will know who he is. Even worse, young Brendan Tevlin, who had the world before him and was shot eight times by an Islamic jihadist will fade away, only to be remembered by his immediate loved ones. If the shooter had been white, and Tevlin had been black, you would have heard about it.
And he won’t be remembered by a president or Homeland Security Secretary who I’m sure if asked would again reply, who?