Erick Stakelbeck does good work regarding the jihadist threat, but he does seem allergic to the “I” word — immigration. He has a new book out discussing the domestic danger, The Terrorist Next Door, but I haven’t heard him mention the stupidity of Muslim immigration, as Geert Wilders does often, for example.
Very few of the would-be killers-for-Allah are converts. A few do exist, but most terror types are Muslim immigrants who were already spending their Fridays at the mosque, soaking up anti-American hate.
But according to the dinosaur media’s usage, the word “homegrown” seems to mean anyone who didn’t purposefully come to American to commit jihad. Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square wanna-be bomber, came to the US as a college student at age 18, when he was an adult by law, but he got the tag. Or maybe calling Shahzad “homegrown” suggests that he got in touch with his inner jihadist only after living for years among the American infidels.
Anyway, Stakelbeck opines that Islam’s habit of mass murdering infidels hasn’t gone away just because Osama was snuffed. He calls the danger “homegrown” terror even though most of the perps will probably be immigrant and foreign Muslims, the same as up to now.
Experts Warn Homegrown Terror Next Wave of Jihad, CBN, May 18, 2011
Despite the death of Osama bin Laden, the Islamic terrorist threat against America is far from over.
The trove of intelligence recovered during the May 1 raid on bin Laden’s Pakistan lair indicates al Qaeda may be shifting its focus to smaller American cities nationwide.
The terror kingpin also encouraged his followers to target trains.
“The counter-terrorism community is now clearly looking at the mid-sized operations as they were designed and called for by bin Laden in his captured diaries as the future for al Qaeda and the jihadist movement in America,” Walid Phares, author of the book Future Jihad, told CBN News.
He said the terrorists who carry out these new attacks could very well be born and bred in the U.S. and have no direct ties to al Qaeda.
“The other non-connected jihadists, the lone wolf jihadists, who are connected ideologically but not organizationally, these are the most dangerous because we have no way to detect them…before they make their intentions known and start to act,” he explained.
Already, terrorism arrests made since bin Laden’s death include two New York Muslims charged with plotting to attack synagogues and two imams from a pair of Miami mosques charged with supporting the Pakistani Taliban.