Saturday, October 31, 2015

U.S. Domestic Terror On The Rise

                 Just in time for Halloween, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee has issued a report stating that 2015 has been the worst year for terrorism in the United States homeland since 9/11. The report avers that the U.S. security picture “is getting steadily worse.” There have already been some 30 cases of domestic jihad this year so far. “In July alone,” the report continued, “a terrorist murdered U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and authorities arrested extremists seeking to live-stream a terrorist attack on a college campus and planning to kill U.S. vacationers on the beaches of Florida.”
                The number of terror incidents involving “homegrown violent jihadists” has tripled since 2010, the report added. Moreover, authorities have arrested or charged at least 48 individuals in the United States this year and 63 since 2014, in ISIS-related cases. The study concluded, “There have been nearly twice as many ISIS-linked plots against Western targets in the first seven months of this year than in all of 2014.” Yet the Obama administration continues to treat domestic terror attacks as a local law-enforcement matter. Actually, let me be more precise. The Obama administration continues to treat domestic jihadist terror attacks as a local law-enforcement matter. The few attacks not tied to Islamist extremism are considered to be: 1) doubly bad and directly caused by- and indicative of- the racist, bigoted nature of the rural American populace, 2) an a-priori beckoning for the repeal of the Second Amendment, and 3) an excellent opportunity for the president to attempt to embarrass America in front of the world.
                Oddly enough, the American people don’t seem particularly upset by these jihadist attacks, attempted or successful, though they can be immediately whipped into a frenzy by the death of Cecil the Lion, or by a fantasy football site scandal. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. No matter how many attacks nor how many Americans of all races die as a result of these satanic assaults by Islamic radicals, no “American Lives Matter” movement or group materializes.


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