Patriotic holidays in America, like July Fourth, have always been a target for Islamic terrorists. However, it’s a sad sign of the state of affairs under President Barack Obama that there are at least 22 terrorist training camps in the United States from which a possible attack could be launched.
And why are these camps allowed to exist without interference from federal authorities? Well, among other reasons, the president refuses to define the group that runs them as a terrorist organization.
A map of the alleged locations of these camps was compiled, and if you think these sites are an isolated phenomenon, you’d better think again:
The existence of the 22 terrorist training sites was announced by the FBI in 2014. The camps, run by Jamaat ul-Fuqra, also have ties to other extremist organizations like Al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Hezbollah. To enter these camps, terrorist trainees must pledge allegiance to an extremist Pakistani cleric.
From Boston to San Diego, the 22 camps are evenly distributed and very close to large cities — including New York, Washington and Los Angeles.
While every Independence Day is a time for heightened security, this year’s holiday has seen an almost unprecedented deployment of law enforcement and intelligence officials across the fruited plain.
The FBI has cancelled all vacations and time off for agents over the July Fourth weekend. It’s also installed 56 regional command centers across the country to respond to possible July Fourth threats and sent memos to local police departments warning that celebrations could be targeted.
Word has also gotten out that many FBI agents are privately warning friends and family to steer clear of “official celebrations” over the holiday weekend.
The FBI has also warned that “soft targets” — things like banks, schools, power plants and water treatment facilities, among others — could be targeted by terrorists (H/T Mad World News).
President Obama took office promising that he would make us safer and more respected around the world. Now, amid the crumbling of two nations America had saved from Islamist dictatorships, we face a July Fourth where we live in fear thanks to the blossoming of Islamic terror within America.
Thanks, Mr. President.