Another day, another terror attack on the western world. On Tuesday, Kori Ali Muhammad (born Cory Allen Taylor) shot and killed three men in Fresno, California. Muhammad also shot and killed a Motel 6 security guard on April 14.
The four dead shooting victims were white males. Muhammad, a 39-year-old African-American male, told authorities after his arrest that his plan was to shoot and kill white people.
And now, in the wake of the attack, the Department of Homeland Security has made a terrifying announcement.
While being arrested, Muhammad cried out “Allahu Akbar!” It is truly a sign of the times that so many Americans are all-too familiar with the Islamic jihadist battle cry.
It should come as no surprise that the police have said that the shootings have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.
The media will, of course, downplay the terrorism angle. Also, expect no outrage over the racial hatred aspect of these murders, as would be the case if the races of the victims and the killer were flipped.
It simply doesn’t fit the narrative the Left likes to push.
With terror attacks becoming nearly weekly events in Europe, and becoming more and more common in the U.S., it is worthwhile to examine what the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently said about the issue.
According to an April 18 article from the Washington Free Beacon:
Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike “each and every single day.”
The FBI has “open terrorist investigations in all 50 states,” according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 “ISIS-linked plots to attack our country” since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing.
Kelly, in his first wide-ranging public address on the threat of terrorism in America since taking office, warned that America’s borders remain wide-open and that there is evidence terror-linked individuals are exploiting these national security weaknesses and entering the United States.
“I tell you, without exaggeration, they try to carry out this mission each and every single day and no one can tell you how to stop it. No one,” he said.
The United States, he continued, is “under attack” from a wide variety of bad actors, including “failed states, cyber-terrorists, vicious smugglers, and sadistic radicals.”
“And we are under attack every single day,” he said. “The threats are relentless.”
The main takeaways from Kelly’s statements are that the United States is at risk of terrorism every single day, terrorists and potential terrorists exist in all 50 states, and the threats originate from outside the U.S. as well as home-grown threats like the Fresno shooter.
It should be added that the mainstream media and the Left are essentially aiding and abetting terrorists by downplaying the risk of jihadist terrorism while decrying those who voice concern to the growing threat as bigots.
The threat is great and the concern is warranted. The current President clearly understand what is at stake, even if many don’t. Let’s hope the efforts of the Left and the media to undermine the President’s attempts to make us safer do not succeed.