The attempt to kill scores of Americans in Times Square was the fourth major Islamist attack on the U.S. homeland since President Obama took office, two successful and two unsuccessful. Prior to this was the fatal shooting at the recruiting station in Little Rock (successful), the Fort Hood massacre (successful) and the attempt to blow up a transatlantic flight over Detroit (unsuccessful). The car bombing in New York was also unsuccessful, but only through the greatest of good luck. There have been many other unsuccessful efforts to commit murder and mayhem in the United States since Obama became President as well.
All of these acts share one defining characteristic. They were carried out by Islamists acting in the name of Islam, every one of them. Although the perpetrators personal circumstances were different (some were born and raised in the U.S., some were naturalized citizens, some acted ostensibly alone, some with the support of foreign networks or individuals, some were Muslim and born into Islam, some were converts and so on) all had a visceral dislike and hatred for America and it’s way of life and were perfectly willing to wipe out as many Americans as they could because Islam told them it was their duty to do so.
President Obama and his administration have worked very hard to minimize and gloss over this basic fact, for reasons known only to themselves. Whatever they are they have nothing to do with national security or with preventing Islamist attacks on U.S. soil. The war on terror that the government is constantly talking about is really a war against Islam. Terrorists, Islamists, Jihadists, Murderers, whatever anyone wants to call them, all operate under it’s rubric and use it’s teachings to justify their vile actions, whether the government wants to admit it or not. Unless we refute Islam and change the Islamic mindset these attacks will increase and more and more Americans will die, no matter how stringent our security measures are.
So, Mr. President, until you and your administration go on the offensive against Islam, which is the root cause of the attacks, we will most certainly be terrorized.
In our own land.