San Bernardino terror: The Islamic jihadists among us

· December 3, 2015  
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An investigator looks at a Black SUV that was involved in a police shootout with suspects, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif. A heavily armed man and woman opened fire Wednesday on a holiday banquet, killing multiple people and seriously wounding others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours later, they died in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

How many deaths are socially acceptable before we stop the suicidal political correctness and the self-immolation of our immigration policies?

Once again, we appear to have a homegrown jihadist who was a devout adherent to Sharia, perpetrating a terror attack on American soil.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve written dozens of articles detailing the shocking amount of immigrants and foreign students we have admitted over the past two decades and, in particular, the past few years.  This terror attack serves as the latest example of why it is nothing short of suicidal to continue importing more Sharia-adherents fresh from the Middle East to our shores without first dealing with the problems we already have from homegrown Islamic supremacism.  And it also demonstrates how this runs much deeper than vetting immigrants for direct ties to ISIS.

The two suspects were an American Muslim, Syed Farook, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik. While we have yet to learn the ethnicity of Syed Farook, media reports have indicated Tashfeen Malik is a foreign national of Pakistan. The authorities have been amazingly slow to release the information on Malik, but the LA Times is indicating she was from Saudi Arabia.

How in the world are we going to empower moderate Muslims and stamp out radical Islam at home if we are bringing in 680,000 immigrants from the Middle East and hundreds of thousands of foreign students from the Middle East every few years?

The Left is so focused on violating the Constitution by pursuing a gun control policy that doesn’t work and banning inanimate objects under the guise of eliminating “assault weapons.”  Yet, they refuse to use the perfectly legitimate constitutional tool of not bringing in ‘assault people’ to our country in the first place.

This terror plot, from the information we know thus far, proves the point many of us have been making for a number of years.  The growing importation of Muslims into western countries in conjunction with the success of cyber jihad has transcended any natural progression of assimilation and has posed an existential threat to western civilization.  Farouk was not a disadvantaged youth.  He evidently had a good government job as an “environmental specialist” that even offered paternity leave.  He was born in this country.  What are we to expect from a number of Islamic immigrants who have recently arrived in this country?

The fact that this attack was likely not planned by a terror organization makes this even more ubiquitously dangerous and proves our broader point.  You could theoretically vet professionally trained terrorist infiltrators to a certain extent but you can never vet the mentality of so many of these Sharia-adherent immigrants we have brought to our shores.  And you can’t count on them assimilating with the assumption that the American Dream would allure them away from Jihad.  This couple was said to have been living the American Dream.  We also learn from here that we cannot assume the problem of Jihad is limited to Muslim males.

The Homegrown Muslim Brotherhood Problem 

There’s another important ingredient to dissect in this case.  Why did CAIR, which is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror case and designated as an arm of Hamas by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, jump out ahead of the FBI and give a bizarre and creepy press conference?  And how did they get ahold of the brother-in-law of Farook so quickly?  And why did they bring the brother-in-law if he was unwilling to answer basic questions about his relationship with the suspect?

That we would have an arm of Hamas deliver the first major press conference should scare all Americans. Having groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood serve as the spokesgroup for American Muslims instead of shutting them down will go a long way in fostering the homegrown radicalization and marginalizing legitimate moderates.  Muzammil Siddiqi, one of the attendees at the CAIR presser, once hosted a lecture by Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the “blind sheikh” who was involved in planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  Talk about the fox guarding the hen house!

Our nation will soon be on the fast path to Europe if we don’t contain the problem by calling for a cool off period on new immigration from the Middle East and work on rooting out the jihadists who already live here. The latter agenda item would mean that all non-citizen immigrants who are preaching hatred towards American should be deported and all citizens who give material support to terrorists should be stripped of their citizenship through due process. This is not, at its heart, a foreign policy problem, it’s a political correctness and immigration problem. Our political class will either learn this lesson now or after the problem is already immutable as it is in some European countries.

Shortly after the terror attack, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), thinking that this was about guns and not Islamic terror, scoffed at those who were praying and asserted that the only prayers that should be offered are by those who refuse to take action.

While his comments are certainly repulsive, he inadvertently stumbled upon one truth.  It is time for our politicians to take action on behalf of our Sovereignty, Security, and Society.

Let’s roll.


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Author: Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.