Ahmad Khan Rahami is a U.S. citizen. He is wanted by the FBI in connection with the New York and New Jersey bombings. Thankfully–to God, in my case–nobody was killed in this string of terror.
The terrorists are already here, in our population. They are citizens like Rahami, who was born in Afghanistan but became a naturalized American. The FBI went calling at his Rahami’s last known address, but of course he was not home. Now a massive manhunt, on the order of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation which caught one Tsarnaev brother and killed the other, is underway to find him.
There are approximately 3.3 million Muslims in America, according to a January Pew Research report. The report projects that this number will increase to 8.1 million by 2050.
Just over half of the projected growth of the American Muslim population from 2010 to 2015 is due to immigration. Over the last 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of Muslim immigrants coming to the U.S. The number of Muslim immigrants currently represents about 10% of all legal immigrants arriving in the U.S., and a significantly smaller percentage of unauthorized immigrants.
Democrats deny that Muslim immigration is a source of terror. But it is. Many immigrants settle in clusters where they are together with others of like culture. That only makes sense. But the assimilation process takes several generations, and many first- and second-generation young Muslims are ripe for radicalization.
ISIS knows this and takes full advantage, using social media and glossy magazines to attract followers.
‘Dabiq’ as it is called, bills itself as “a periodical magazine focusing on the issues of tawhid (unity), manhaj (truth-seeking), hijrah (migration), jihad (holy war) and jama’ah(community). It will also contain photo reports, current events, and informative articles on matters relating to the Islamic State.”
It portrays the Islamic State as they see themselves: boasting of their victories and painting a romantic image of the restoration of an Islamic golden age and the heralding of a “glorious” new caliphate based on holy war.
Over the 15 years since 9/11, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Democrats have defined themselves by opposition to these wars. The have consistently beat the drum that America was at fault for Islamic terror by bombing terrorists. They equate American boots on the ground with Vietnam-era atrocities like My Lai. They use Abu Grahib, GITMO and waterboarding as bludgeons to remind us of American immorality.
One of the biggest objections liberals have to Hillary Clinton is that she voted for the Iraq war. If you are a Democrat, you cannot be against Muslim immigration. As a Democrat, you must trot out the most unassailable examples of American Muslim patriots, like Khizr and Ghazala Khan, while simultaneously despising the cause for which their son Humayun gave his life in Afghanistan.
Democrats cannot admit that the “good Muslims” are not stopping the “bad Muslims” from becoming radicalized. But it’s obvious they’re not. If 1 percent of the American population produces dozens of press stories a year that Democrats explain away as “lone wolf” incidents, imagine what 2.1 percent will bring?
Actually, we don’t have to imagine. We only need to look at Europe. France is a mess. British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell the United Nations General Assembly this week that “England has the right to control Britain’s borders and call on other nations to do more to distinguish between those fleeing war and persecution who deserve protection and economic migrants.”
All of these are things that Donald Trump has been saying all along. He’s been accused of being racist, and of being Hitler (just last night at the Emmy Awards, Jill Soloway compared Trump to Hitler, publicly, on stage). But Trump’s concerns are actually America’s concerns.
We don’t have to support Trump to recognize that he’s right and Democrats are wrong. People like Ahmad Khan Rahami will convince us of that. There are only so many cries of “Hitler!” we can hear before it lands on deaf ears.
Trump is a misogynist pig, a liar, and a self-absorbed, spotlight-seeking sociopath, but he’s not an idiot. He has developed a feel for the pulse of what plays in Peoria and on the Lower East Side. He doesn’t need to convince the main stream media or the elite. He has bet on ISIS to make his case, and the Democrats to have no defense.
Every week or two, radical Islamic terror strikes. It’s as reliable as Old Faithful. May 7, 11, 15, 17, 23; June 12, 14, 28; July 1, 3, 8, 14. It’s almost a certainty that we will see 4 or 5 major news stories about terror attacks in the next two to three months. Trump has set up a very strong confirmation bias about these attacks.
Any gain the Democrats received from Khizr Khan’s attack could be wiped out by one event. Gold Star family or not, Khan is an Islamic set piece. Trump planted that fact in his statements, while covering himself by walking back the worst of his disgusting verbal attacks.
The Democratic response to these attacks is predictable.
Nobody’s talking about Gold Star families anymore. Nobody’s talking about Hillary’s health right now, because, to borrow a military acronym, they are “OBE”–overcome by events. Now the nation is talking about radical Islamic terror again, and that makes Trump right, about everything.
The Democrats, over the past decade, have sealed their own doom. If Trump is elected, it’s because they have denied the very truths America needs to confront, and will have placed the man least likely to be able to solve them into office.
P.S. No that doesn’t mean I think Hillary Clinton would do any better. She would continue Obama’s soft-pedal approach overseas and look for domestic scapegoats in the form of gun control. Either candidate will end up with a weaker America.