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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Second-generation Terrorist Syndrome--Posted by reader Sarkazein

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Updated: 8:51 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016
While immigrants draw much of the attention, it’s their children who are proving to be the
most fruitful recruiting ground for radical jihad in the U.S., accounting for at least half of the deadly attacks over the past decade.
The latest instance of the second-generation terrorist syndrome played out in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend when Omar Mateen, son of immigrants from Afghanistan, went on a jihad-inspired rampage, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
Authorities said Mateen had flirted with other terrorist groups but declared his allegiance to the Islamic State on Sunday morning as he began his horrific spree.
He follows in the footsteps of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino, California, terrorists who was the son of Pakistanis; Nadir Soofi, one of two men who attacked a drawing competition in Garland, Texas, last year and whose father was from Pakistan; and then-Maj. Nidal Hassan, the child of Palestinian immigrants whose shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 set off the modern round of deadly lone-wolf attacks.
In other cases, attackers were immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children. They grew up in the U.S. but were besieged by questions of identity.


Sarkazein said...

Obama's speech yesterday answered none of the concerns many have of his understanding of the radical/fundamentalist/jihadist war on the West.
If a man states the sweetest sound he knows is the Muslim call to prayer, and not the sound of an aspirated Harley at idle or children laughing or a recip engine airplane passing overhead or The Beach Boys or your woman's voice or snow crunching under your feet or the wind blowing through the East Texas pines or a waterfall or the waves crashing onto the shore, or a fog horn across the bay, then he's a liar or a dumbass... or both.

Sarkazein said...

The cops have to quit waiting during an active shooter rampage. SWAT is geared up to attack an active shooter, but they wait too long. How many victims bled out in the two hours the shooter was killing? How many more were shot while the police commander was ordering "take cover!"? The shooter was posting on FB while the cops waited. To me, unbelievable. I speak as a father with a son in law enforcement and having had a political appointment in the 80's with a law enforcement agency.
This started with Columbine where SWAT hid in a closet in the school, complaining about being wet and cold, while the shooters went room temperature by their own hand.

Cyclops said...

When liberals emote that the Muslim refugees being allowed to come here are innocent women and children, it is an extremely short-sighted perspective. It is the young children of Muslim refugees that pose the biggest threat of terrorism in the future. Often raised in immigrant enclaves and exposed to radical Islamic Mosques and internet propaganda, these youths are prime candidates for radicalization. There is little or no assimilation into western cultures or values and no self identification as American citizens.

And yet, the left keeps advocating for admitting thousands more refugees into the U.S . This obsession by the left of diversification of American traditions, culture and values is the biggest threat to the future survival of the American experience.