The response of our political leaders to the Paris attack has been typically feckless and hypocritical. President Obama has leapt to the defense of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo who ridiculed Mohammed, while just two-and-a-half years ago locking up a filmmaker whose movie simply told the truth about the founder of Islam.
Howard Dean said the other day that the terrorists weren’t even Muslims. And yet they shouted “Allahu Akbar” in between squeezing off rounds from their AK-47s, in obedience to their god, their prophet and their holy book. The Qur’an commands them, “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them” (Sura 9:5).
In other words, the Muslim attackers in Paris were not hijacking Islam, they were implementing it.
So here is the question: will our political leaders simply wring their hands and denounce Islamic terrorism, or will they do something meaningful to protect us?
One place to begin is by ramping up surveillance of mosques and Muslim communities, as the NYPD did for a full decade following 9/11. Most mosques in the U.S. are run by the Muslim Brotherhood, and are breeding grounds for jihad. As Rep. Peter King pointed out, the only way to stop these jihadist attacks is with “prior intelligence,” which can only be gleaned through surveillance and informants.
It is likely time to reconsider Islamic immigration into the United States, as Robert Spencer, Frank Gaffney and Andy McCarthy have suggested in one form or another. No one has a constitutional right to immigrate to the U.S., and Congress, in the interest of national security, has authority to set whatever parameters it wishes around the practice of immigration.
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