Innocent, defenseless Americans are being brutally murdered, and even beheaded by Jihadists not only on foreign soil but within our U.S. borders. Preceding the severing of an Oklahoma woman’s head by recent convert to radical Islam, Alton Nolen, there were numerous other savage, deadly, assaults that have been under reported.
Breitbart listed a number of U.S. terrorist attacks, most of us have heard nothing about – Other Lone Wolf Islamic Attacks.
The short version reads as follows:
- In April of this year Yusuf Ibrahim was indicted for killing, then cutting off the heads and hands of 2 Egyptian Coptic Christian expatriates.
- 2009, Faleh Hassan Almaleki murdered his daughter in a Phoenix parking lot when she became “too Westernized” and refused an arranged marriage.
- Yaser Said is on the run from accusations he, in 2008, shot to death his 18 and 17 year old daughters after they began dating non-Muslims.
- Five years ago Muzzammil Hassan stabbed his wife 40 times and then decapitated her, because she filed for divorce.
- The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was shot up 8 years ago by Naveed Afzal Haq. This self-identified “Muslim-American….angry at Israel”, killed 1 and wounded 5.
- 2010, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad murdered an unarmed Army soldier at a Little Rock recruiting station. He was, “mad at the U.S. military because of what they had done to Muslims in the past.”
One of the more recent terrorist tainted stories kept “on the down low” was the shooting of 19 year old Brendan Tevlin from New Jersey, whose fatal mistake was stopping at a red light next to confessed radical Islamist, Ali Muhammad Brown. The vulnerable teen was shot 8 times at close range. Brown has been subsequently charged with 3 counts of aggravated murder in Washington state. He’s alleged to have killed 3 gay men in Seattle. He told detectives, “All these lives are taken every single day by America…So a life for a life.
The Boston Marathon Bombing and Fort Hood Massacre received lots of media attention because those attacks were too horrific to ignore, although most media did their best to sanitize the Islamic aspect. The Tsarnaev brothers learned bomb making skills from extremists, and were angered by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army “shrink” Nidal Malik Hasan was communicating frequently with radical imam, Anwar al-Awlaki when he planned and executed his slaughter of innocents.
Recently, lives were saved only because jihadist Jacob Mugambi Muriithi was arrested for threatening a woman co-worker with beheading, and Alton Nolen was shot by Oklahoma County reserve deputy Mark Vaughn while he (Nolen) was stabbing his second, female victim.
So, among all the incidents of murder and mayhem listed above there have been basically two “saves”. One, because the terrorist unwittingly gave his target time to notify the police, and the other because an armed hero was able to shoot the killer. Given those 2 options, which one are people who are serious about saving both their own lives and those of their family, most likely to choose?
When we posed a very similar question to a retired law enforcement officer several years ago, his answer was clear. Recalling American History and speaking through an ironic smile, “Arm the settlers.” said he. The loved ones suffering the loss of those murdered, beheaded casualties of the War on Terror now being waged within our borders, would very likely agree with the blunt, former cop. “Arm the settlers.” No irony intended.