Could a Tunisian-Style Terrorist Attack Happen in America?

 In International, News, Religion, U.S.

The terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (better known as ISIS) claimed ownership of the recent vicious and destructive museum attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia that left 21 people dead. Seventeen of the victims were cruise ship tourists. Celebrating their dastardly deed, ISIS issued statements on jihadist websites, applauding the dead ISIS gunmen as “knights” for their “blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia.”
Could such an evil attack happen in the United States? Yes, it could! Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden told NewsMax that we have a number of soft targets where such violence could occur. Yet, Hayden qualified his comments by saying: “We’re less vulnerable because we actually have a very welcoming immigrant culture here,” . . . And, we’re a pretty tough target. We’re pretty good at defending ourselves through intelligence and the FBI.”

General Hayden’s statement is problematic. What does having a “welcoming immigrant culture” have to do with the threat of Islamic violence, either homegrown or imported? Unfortunately, the general’s statement downplays the present realities. We don’t know everyone who is in this nation or what they are capable of doing. We really don’t. This is mostly because of the massive illegal alien population and our inability to adequately screen refugees from terrorist-sponsoring nations. Illegal immigration itself is a problem. In fiscal year 2014, “The Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection reports that in fiscal year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014) agents apprehended 1,191 individuals from 12 of the 14 countries that DHS and the State Department have considered as countries that have problems with terrorism.”

Muslim Brotherhood ties within and around the White House raise eyebrows about the integrity of our National Security agencies. Since the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden, we have had difficulty conducting successful raids to rescue prisoners held captive by Islamist terrorists groups. So I say again, what could possibly make us think we are not susceptible to an ISIS-type attack that occurred in Tunisia? The conditions for such an assault are already in place, thanks to a politically correct mindset that prevents us from openly discussing issues related to illegal immigration and the admission of refugees from nations that sponsor terrorism.

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