Recent polls suggest that terrorism has come back as a top issue for Americans — right up there with jobs and the economy. The point is that regardless of how prosperous we can be as a nation, it means little if you don’t feel secure. That’s the sad truth in our post 9-11 world — a world where the staff of a satirical newspaper was slaughtered when they sat down for a staff meeting. It’s a world where one of its most ancient Christian communities was driven from its ancestral home. It is a world where little Nigerian girls are kidnapped and used as suicide bombers. It is a world where a 7th century barbaric practice — beheading — has become a part of our 21st century existence.
Just a year ago our President Barack Hussein Obama referred to a small growing militant Islamic group as a “jayvee” team. They now control a huge swath of territory in Syria and Iraq the size of Great Britain and call themselves the Islamic State.
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