Originally posted September 24, 2014.
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, has led seminars on Islam for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. Intelligence community.
Now in Arab Winter Comes to America, Mr. Spencer tells readers that America must end Muslim immigration into the United States as a simple matter of national security. Spencer writes that his proposal “will be condemned as ‘racist,’ but the harsh reality is that Muslims who are peaceful cannot be readily distinguished from Islamist jihadists. Can America really afford the national security risk of importing whole Muslim communities from Iraq and Somalia, as is happening now, without trying to screen out potential jihadists?”
I have written about Securing the City, Inside America’s Best Counterinsurgency Force—The NYPD. In it, author Christopher Dickey writes, “In the six years since 9/11, the threat to the West that had taken shape was not from abroad but from within, and most of the plotters were what the report called ‘unremarkable’ people with unremarkable jobs and educations.”
Robert Spencer believes that America now has a new terror war at home. A good reading of Mr. Dickey’s Securing the City will convince readers that if anything Mr. Spencer is underplaying the risk to America. And as Debbie and I have found out to our great chagrin, the risk is amplified in Europe, especially in the Scandinavian countries, England and France.
Spencer explains: (1) The Obama administration scrubbed vital, accurate information about Islamic Jihad from its counterterrorism training materials to appease Muslim pressure groups. (2) A secret document seized from the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States—a group the Obama administration has zealously befriended—reveals the organization’s radical Islamic goals (including the imposition of sharia law in America).
America’s borders must be sealed, as Pat Buchanan clarifies. It’s a strategy that must be #1 on the list for politicians running for the House and Senate this fall. It is up to the voters to make every candidate take a pledge against the clear reality that our open borders policy presents to all Americans.
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