Here is a recent box score of terrorist activity smacked down in this country since 9/11, derived from an interview with Assistant Attorney General Chris Wray: [Terrorists will fail, official says, By Jerry Seper, Washington Times, May 4]
Criminal Division prosecutors and investigators, working with state and local authorities, have disrupted more than 150 terrorist cells and threats from Portland, Ore., to Lackawanna, N.Y., incapacitating more than 3,000 known operatives. They also have charged 375 persons in terrorism-related cases, 195 of whom already have pleaded guilty or been convicted, and removed from the country more than 500 people linked to September 11.
Get those numbers? This country has a serious terrorist infiltration problem, caused by decades of open borders. Most cases are reported in the local press only, and we therefore don't see the big terror picture of the sons of Allah ensconced all over America, working to murder infidels like you and me.
We shouldn't underestimate the ingenuity of terrorists residing here. Many are fiendishly clever in how they endeavor to destroy the Great Satan (aka USA). Here are a few colorful examples:
More stylistically sedate jihadists include:
There have been important trials and convictions, but the MSM would rather run sob stories about allegedly innocent Muslims snatched up by the cruel state in the war on terror. For example, the New York Times has recently been dismissive concerning the arrest of two foreign girls for planning to be suicide bombers.
In the real world, increasing numbers of young Muslim women are blowing themselves up to kill infidels. But the Times and other MSM hate saying anything unkind about immigrants, so we get puff pieces about the opening of the Dearborn "Arab-American" museum rather than analysis about the real state of homeland security. The overall story of Muslim terrorists in America remains largely untold.
I love this...I worked hard here in Georgia all winter on a photo ID/proof of citizenship to vote bill...we won. This validates the effort.
Prop 200 Screening Out Illegal Voters , Newsmax.com
…Despite the fact that it's illegal for non-citizens to vote, the rejections had Arizona Democrats up in arms.
A good editorial in the Providence [R.I.]Journal, putting the blame where it belongs:
Mr. Bush should make clear that a new open-door policy is not in effect. His proposed temporary-worker program — really, a big amnesty plan — recklessly sent the wrong message to would-be immigrants. Observers at the border blame it for the recent upsurge in illegal traffic.
Congress, meanwhile, should refuse to consider Mr. Bush's proposal until his administration starts seriously punishing employers of illegal immigrants. The president has hinted that he might enforce the law, but only after he gets the temporary-worker program.
No civilian should be monitoring America's borders. That's a job for the Border Patrol, which has paramilitary training. And in any case, the immigrants are not the villains; they are mostly poor, and one can't blame them if they have the wrong impression about their right to be here.
The problem of illegal immigration is not made at the Mexican border. It is made in Washington. Either the federal government starts punishing employers for hiring undocumented workers, or it doesn't. The American public should not be distracted by the show being put on at the border. Serious about illegal immigration , May 2, 2005