By Betsy McCaughey
New York Post
Mrs Clinton chose Minneapolis with is growing enclave of fundamentalist Muslim refugees — to announce her “plan” to combat terrorism. That is like choosing Baskin-Robbins to announce your weight-loss plans.
Clinton offered little more than platitudes like “We have to do more to address the challenge of radicalization.” Meanwhile, that challenge was right under her nose.
The city’s huge Somali refugees population makes it a symbol of the problem, not the solution.
Some 30,000 have been placed there by the federal government. Many of them say they would rather live under Islamic religion law — Sharia — than American law, and resist adapting to
American ways. Their ideology makes them ripe for jihadization.
Indeed, dozens of young men from this Muslim enclave have left to fight with radical Islamists in Somalia and Syria. “We have a terror recruiting problem in Minneapolis.” reports Andy Luger, a federal prosecutor there.
The key to Hillary Clinton’s anti-terrorism plan is the empty hope that Muslims in America will self-police. “They are the best positioned to block anything going forward.”
Don’t count on it. As the ongoing San Bernardino shooting investigation shows, even Muslims who aren’t stockpiling AK-47 can’t be counted on to report what their family members or acquaintances are doing.
Clinton saved her scorn for Americans saying they should be ashamed for demonizing Muslims here. She called for “empowering Muslim-American communities.” But which Muslim-Americans is she talking about? Some Muslims are our friends, but others want to kill us. That’s true here and worldwide.
Clinton took aim at Donald Trump’s proposal to suspend all Muslims from coming to the United States. But Trump’s idea is not as dangerous as Madame Clinton’s insistence that anti-Muslim rhetoric is what incites Muslims to terrorism. That’s delusional.
Moderate Muslims here are not a problem. But fundamentalist Muslims pose a high risk. Madame Clinton cheerfully overlooked this distinction.
Minneapolis’ Somali community is a potential time-bomb. It’s the product of a naive federal policy to replace concentrations of refugees in American towns and cities, without taking into account the Islamic zealotry in the high risk countries they left, such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
The nation’s top national security experts, including the FBI head James Comey, warn the United States can’t screen individuals from nations in turmoil, like Syria, for terrorist connections. If we can’t vet individuals, we must bar newcomers from high risk nations.
In fact, Little Mogadishu is a far cry from Little Italy or Chinatown, where sucessive generations of immigrants have embraced American values.
Madame Clinton thinks that any group of newcomers could pose danger. “That is not who we are.” she announced, trying to shame us out of any caution about who we are.
It’s who they are.
Published by Ainhoa Aristizabal
Editor and publisher of Unruly Hearts