Center for Security Policy
The President’s Homeland Security Advisor says international terrorist groups are “planning for sophisticated and coordinated terror attacks” in this country. In fact, Lisa Monaco warned that the threats are becoming ‘broader, more diffuse, and less predicable than at any time” since the 9/11 attacks.
Call it Obama’s legacy.
Unfortunately, as former clandestine CIA officer Clare Lopez and I point out in a new book, See No Sharia, our first lines of defense against such threats have been effectively blinded to what motivates these terrorists, severely handicapping those supposed to protect us against them.
Before jihadists kill more of us, FBI, military, intelligence community and Homeland Security Department personnel must be allowed to know the truth about Islamic supremacism and the totalitarian ideology that animates it: sharia. Only then can we improve the odds of preventing the next murderous attack.
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Closing the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and releasing most of its detainees, Barack Obama argues, will make Americans safer. Just how has that worked out so far? Even the man in charge of Obama’s project at the Department of Defense admitted today that released Gitmo detainees have murdered Americans.
And yet, Paul Lewis argues, the project continues:
Testifying before the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee, Paul Lewis, the Defense Department’s special envoy for the closure of the detention center, declined to provide details and did not say whether the incidents occurred before or after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.
“What I can tell you is unfortunately there have been Americans that have died because of (Guantanamo) detainees,” Lewis said during an exchange with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.
“When anybody dies it is tragedy. We don’t want anybody to die because we transfer detainees,” Lewis said. “However, it’s the best judgment and the considered judgment of this administration and the previous administration that … we should close” the Guantanamo detention center.
Say, isn’t the primary duty of a government to keep its citizens safe? Shouldn’t government policies be calculated towards, oh, not getting Americans murdered? When a government official comes before Congress and reports that “X policy has resulted in murdered Americans,” the expectation should be that the very next sentence will be, “We changed that policy” — not “and we still think this is a good policy that should be followed.”
Family Security Matters
Police detective Lt. Joe Kenda-having solved over 400 murder cases during his career-has a hit television program, “Homicide Hunter.”
The real-life Kenda narrates cases as a young actor portrays him in re-enactments. Kenda’s dead-pan narration has popularized the phrase he often uses, “Well, my, my, my…” whenever a new piece of evidence suddenly leads to a suspect. Confident of this new lead, Kenda finishes with, “you are the guy I’m looking for, aren’t you?”
The first part of the Kenda phrase immediately came to mind earlier this month when President Barack Obama said something in an interview, bringing into question a party line to which he has adhered his entire time in office. Why, into his eighth and final year in office, would he suddenly offer up a statement making that party line suspect?
To better understand Obama’s “Aha” Kenda moment, we need re-visit his party line about Islam.
Ever since taking office, Obama has assured us, as one who grew up learning Islam, it is a “religion of peace.” He has described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” He has refused, any time an act of terrorism is committed by one who is Muslim and may even have shouted “Allah Akbar” during an attack, to recognize any linkage to Islam. Obama’s rationale is such a perpetrator-by virtue of committing an act of violence-could not be a true Muslim; he is one who has hijacked Islam. Such is the case because “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
Not only are we to accept these assertions, but Obama warns us, “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Thus, non-believers questioning Islam slander its prophet.