Lately, news outlets can barely keep pace with “Muslims killing or attempting to kill Americans” stories. Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old Muslim male, just killed five Americans at a mall in Seattle; Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old Muslim male is in custody for attempted murder after having set off bombs in New York and New Jersey last week; Dahir Adan, a 22-year-old Muslim male, attacked and stabbed his way through a mall in Minnesota.
(Question: What do all these perpetrators have in common? Answer: military-aged males with Arab features who practice Islam. Just like Omar Mateen, Nidil Hasan, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Syed Rizwan Farook, and others. But that’s for another day.)
We now know that Dahir Adan was a refugee from Somalia. He was welcomed into our country and repaid us by shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he stabbed and slashed nine shoppers. Last Sunday ISIS claimed that Adan was one of their own.
For reasons none can explain, liberals like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton simply cannot connect the dots between unfettered refugee resettlement and the threat of jihadist terrorism. Even though Adan’s terror attack came on the heels of a bomb detonation in New Jersey, a Muslim man attacking New York police with a meat cleaver, and a bomb exploding in Chelsea, Manhattan, injuring 29 civilians.
Tragic loss of life and limb by American citizens is the price being paid by innocent people for leadership’s insistence on pursuing their agenda and those same leader’s blind spots to this dual threat. First is the threat of ISIS and other radical operatives mixing into refugee flows and coming here directly; second is that of non-radicals entering then being contacted or radicalized via other means once here. Of course those calling the shots are largely immune from the repercussions of their own decisions. Refugees are not being resettled into Chappaqua, Georgetown, Hollywood Hills, or Martha’s Vineyard.
Obama had set a goal of resettling at least 10,000 (more) refugees from Muslim nations by the end of this month. He reached that goal ahead of schedule. He went even further by raising the 2017 refugee ceiling to a dizzying 100,000. This on top of the nearly 700,000 green cards the Obama administration has issued to migrants from Muslim nations in the past five years alone.
Last year the Washington Times reported that the Obama administration’s permanent refugee resettlement efforts have been particularly strong on the Somalia-to-Minnesota path; “The State Department has helped to relocate tens of thousands of refugees from the war-torn African nation of Somalia to Minnesota, where they can take advantage of some of America’s most generous welfare and charity programs.
But the effort is having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.”
Thus making Minnesota reflective of what’s happening in Europe.
Namely, Islamic terrorism caused by Muslim migration. As Muslim populations grow, so do terror attacks. Though this connection is so simple even a caveman can see it, liberals refuse to so much as acknowledge any issues of national security and instead brand all who do as bigots.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared, “Minnesota is not like it was 30, 50 years ago. Anybody who cannot accept your [Somali immigrants] right to be here should find another state.” Dayton then condemned “religious bigotry” and said, “There’s no place in Minnesota for intolerance of all Americans’ constitutional right to worship according to their beliefs.”
Apparently immigrants have a “right” to be here and its “intolerant” if you have a problem with one of your loved ones being slashed with a knife while standing in line at Macy’s.
“I ask everyone in the St. Cloud area and throughout Minnesota to rise above this atrocity and act to make religious and racial tolerance one of the ways in which Minnesotans again lead our country,” Governor Dayton added.
What Dayton, Clinton, and other liberal social planners cannot seem to grasp is the fact that Muslim refugee resettlement areas like St. Cloud, Dearborn, Michigan, and now Clearwater, Florida become active recruiting grounds for terror groups. Somalis in Minnesota are targeted by terror groups like ISIS. One such organization specifically warned of attacks on American malls, and now it’s happened.
“This population is also being targeted by Islamist terror organizations like the Islamic State and al-Shabab, a Somalia-based group with links to al Qaeda” said a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity, “Among Minnesota-based Somali-Americans, American converts to Islam or Somali refugees, there have been numerous convictions for various levels of collaboration with Islamist terror groups, plus reports of fighting with al-Shabab or other Islamist groups. Al-Shabab made a propaganda video warning of an attack on shopping malls around the world, including the Mall of America in Minnesota.”
In May of this year Voice of America News reported that ISIS has steadily grown stronger in Somalia and that the terror organization is now a very significant threat. In July, World Net Daily reported that Somali refugees in Minnesota regularly threaten Minnesota women with kidnapping and rape. In June, three Somalians living in Minnesota were convicted of trying to join ISIS. See the connection, liberals?
Department of Homeland Security documents show that while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, over 31,000 Somali refugees were relocated to the United States. If elected, she plans on increasing the number of Muslim refugees from Syria alone by over 500%.
Breitbart News reports that under a Clinton administration, the total number of Muslim refugees permanently admitted into the U.S. could top 1 million in her first term alone.
Within the past ten days we’ve seen American men and women guilty of nothing but visiting one of our shopping malls have their faces slashed open and be stabbed repeatedly by a single ISIS convert. Yet the very idea that we should slow down our immigration roll and examine protocol and procedures to be certain we’re doing everything possible for the safety of the American people is an idea that’s rejected outright by the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They want to import hundreds and hundreds of thousands and do so as fast as possible even though it’s clear we don’t have adequate vetting processes and that Muslim immigrants and refugees are being targeted for recruitment by ISIS and other terror groups.
Considering that the most important job of any commander-in-chief is the safety and security of our citizens and homeland, it’s a very difficult policy agenda to understand.
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