The last I heard the death toll in the terrorist attack on the mall in Kenya was over 60, and somewhere around 200 were wounded. The attackers asked innocent victims if they were Muslim, those that could prove their faith were released. Those who could not weren’t so lucky.
The implications are disturbing. Not only do we deny the existence of Islamic terrorism when President Obama calls it an “overseas contingency operation” and when U.S. officials claim that the perpetrators are just “violent extremists,” but now we seem to be manufacturing our very own homegrown terrorists as well.
At least some of the Somalis who terrorized the Nairobi mall were brought to the U.S. by U.S. policymakers, settled by activist do-gooders such as Catholic Charities, reared on U.S. welfare, and given a relativistic education grounded not in patriotism but in one-culture-is-just-as-good-as-another multiculturalism.
It’s worse than just a failure to screen out bad apples. Somalis have warned federal authorities about terrorist recruiting in their midst and, instead of being lauded, have found themselves branded “Islamophobic” as a result of this same climate of denial.
According to a report in The Daily Caller, the chief enforcer of political correctness in the U.S., the Council on American-Islamic Relations repeatedly tried to stop a Minnesota community leader from warning about the dangers an al-Qaida-linked group posed to the Somali-American community prior to the mall massacre.
“I tried to warn America,” Abdirizak Bihi told Charles C. Johnson, explaining that he’s been trying to stop the radicalization of Minneapolis’ 32,000-strong Somali community, only to find his character attacked by the likes of CAIR.
Read the whole thing. It’s cultural suicide. Or homicide against those of us who don’t bury our heads in the sand. CAIR gets away with all kinds of shady overseas funding, while the IRS targets Tea Party groups. Yet you don’t hear anything about this on the news. Sure, they may have mentioned that some Americans were involved because they have to, but then that’s it. They don’t investigate why we’re exporting terrorists. Nope, it’s just mentioned in passing, as if there’s nothing serious going on. It’s insanity.