News Flash !! Another middle-aged white guy was arrested for plotting to carry out a car bomb attack in America…..Oops, sorry, I got that one wrong! It was a Somali-born teenager named Mohamed Osman Mohamud….a naturalized US citizen, too! Mohamed yelled, “Alahu Akhkbar,” as the authorities arrested him. He was attempting detonate a car bomb in downtown Portland, OR., at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday. He actually dialed the cell phone that was supposed to blow up he car, but, the charges that had been sold to him by federal agents were duds.
We have to credit the intelligence community for identifying this nut-case; but I wonder how many other “Mohamed’s” are out there plotting jihad against America that we don’t know about. And, let’s do a recent review of potential incidents. In May, Faisal Shazhad, another naturalized citizen from Pakistan, tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square. His incompetence prevented a disaster….but authorities had no prior knowledge of his plans! We were lucky! Last month, Pakistan-born Farooque Ahmed, 34, was accused of casing the Washington subway system. Also last month, a Hawaii man was arrested for planning to attend terrorist training in Pakistan. Finally, in August, a Virginia man was arrested for trying to leave the country to fight with al-Qaida affiliated groups in Somalia.
Going back to the original World Trade Center bombing in 1993, ALL of the perpetrators of jihad on American soil have been Muslin males. Come on, America, let’s get a grip on the real enemy!
Could we please back off of patting down Granny at the airport? Shut the borders down! And institute more effective controls on who enters this country! Yes……let’s Profile for Terrorism!