Family Security Matters
ABIGAIL R. ESMAN
When the leaders of ISIS declared the caliphate of the Islamic State in June 2014, the world already had a strong idea of who they were: a jihadist group so violent, so barbaric, so extreme, that even al-Qaida, with whom they had once been affiliated, wanted nothing more to do with them.
But as the world soon learned, it would get even worse.
A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.
“After leaving my 15-year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack,” the former employee, Patrick Haney, wrote in an explosive column that was published late Friday on The Hill website.
Haney alleges that the Obama administration has been “engaged in a bureaucratic effort” to destroy the raw material and intelligence the Department of Homeland Security has been collecting for years, leaving the United States open to mass-casualty attacks.
Family Security Matters
DR. PETER BROOKES
As if they didn’t have enough to deal with already, the Pentagon has a new problem to panic about: the rise of Islamic State (aka ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan and Libya.
While we’ve known that ISIS has been spreading beyond the Middle East, creating allies and claiming “provinces,” there has been limited U.S. military activity against it outside the Syria-Iraq theater.
That may be changing.
Canada’s new ultra-liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to let in 25,000 so-called Syrian refugees by March 1st and 50,000 at least by the end of 2016. I’m sure he has a “robust” vetting process like we do.
They are getting at least some of the refugees from Lebanese camps and David Cameron has already been warned that ISIS runs the camps.
Barack Obama is off to visit a mosque to celebrate Muslim contributions and religious freedom according to a White House official.
A White House official said Saturday that Mr. Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
The Baltimore Sun wrote that President Barack Obama will visit a mosque in Baltimore County on Wednesday amid growing concern about hostility directed toward Muslim Americans. It will be Obama’s first visit to an American mosque as president.
He’s the one causing the hostility and divisiveness.
Michael Smith, a resident scholar at the society, applauded Obama’s decision to visit and said he hopes it will calm what he described as a measure of hysteria that has developed in some parts of the country. That fear, he believes, has been whipped up by the election.
“Hysteria is never good for unity of the country,” said Smith, who is also an imam at the Islamic Society of Annapolis. “This visit by the president will show how we need to, as Americans, join hands and come together more than ever. … Now is the time for unity.”
Hysteria? What hysteria? Concerns about terrorists pouring into our country because our president believes in open borders?