Donald Trump raised the rhetoric bar again as he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
That our current Administration has no idea what it’s doing was made obvious by the San Bernardino terrorist killings of 14 people, if it wasn’t apparent before.
No matter how many times President Obama or the White House assert that ISIS is under control or “on the run,” it doesn’t change the facts on the ground in Syria, Iraq, Paris or California. Simply put, not only did this Administration almost singlehandedly create ISIS, but it has proven itself unwilling and completely incapable of realistically admitting the nature of the terrorist caliphate, much less confronting and stopping it.
The married terrorists in San Bernardino, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, made it through the Administration’s “vetting” procedures with flying colors. The FBI investigators now admit that Malik did not drag the American-born Farook into ISIS as they initially believed, but that the two of them had been “radicalized” for years before meeting online and getting married.
Trump pointed to a poll from the Center for Security Policy that found that one-fifth of Muslims polled said violence against Americans was justified in order to make Shariah law the law of the land. The poll also found 51 percent believed Muslims in America should have the right to be ruled by Shariah law. Similarly, 51 percent said Muslims should have the right to choose between regular courts and Shariah tribunals.
The poll found that about a quarter of Muslims believe violence is justified against those who “give offense to Islam,” such as by portraying Mohammed.
Trump said in a statement, “Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
Trump’s call to temporarily stop Muslims from entering the country makes sense when we have an Administration that clearly allows its PC demagoguery to get in the way of putting immigrants through any serious vetting process. If you consider the CSP poll to be even partially true, it should give pause to anybody with functioning brain cells that a substantial portion of Muslims entering this country already have been actual security threats.
It’s a minor annoyance to people entering into the country that they should have to wait a few weeks or months longer. It’s a major danger to people already living here to let them enter willy-nilly.
Naturally, Trump’s common sense call has sent the Huffington Post over the edge in a barrel. (Is there any other way the Huffing-and-Puffington Post operates?) In a foaming-mad editorial touted on the web front under the headline “Trump Goes Full Fascist,” Arianna herself declared that her minions will now begin covering Trump’s campaign in the politics section.
Apparently, it was being covered in the entertainment section before (not that they’re biased at the Huff-n-Puff). That’s especially funny coming from a wannabe “news” organization that hopes to be taken seriously yet seemingly only survives by constant cash injections from America Online, and now Verizon.
The Huff-n-Puff editorial frets that The Donald has now become a national security threat, on the theory that he is “providing jihadists ammunition for their campaign to demonize the U.S.”
As the CSP poll makes clear, jihadists don’t need any ammunition, they already demonize us. What they need to complete their evil designs is an opening, something the Left is eager to supply them.
The realization that the Obama Administration plans on bringing hundreds of thousands more Muslim “refugees” into the country should trouble any sensible person.