Douglas MacKinnon

Let’s go to the good side of extreme and say that 99.9 percent of all Muslim-Americans would never turn on their own government. That would still leave a questionable 1/10th of one percent – or 6,000 potential terrorist sympathizers. Even if we carve in granite that 99.9 percent of Muslim-Americans are beyond suspicion, the left wing of our media and government will still not let us question the motives of that 1/10th of one percent. Even with the evidence of England under their eyes.

During the “war” between Israel and Hezbollah, mostly Muslim-Americans and their sympathizers, protested outside of the White House against Israel and the United States. For the most part, the mainstream media ignored the fact that almost 10,000 of these protesters were shouting, “Rah, rah, Hezbollah! Long live Hezbollah!”

Make no mistake, these were your fellow citizens cheering a terrorist organization that has already proudly killed hundreds of Americans. If they would cheer such a despicable group, what else might they do for them or Al Qaida? A logical question that political correctness forbids us to ask.

The intelligence operatives of the British government would also tell you that they most worry about Muslim men in their 20’s. That they are the ones most likely to buy into the militant propaganda spewed by the Islamists.

If that is so, what are we to make Muslim-American men in their 20’s who were recently caught with over 1,000 cell phones (cell phones are often used to detonate improvised explosive devices), thousands of dollars in cash, and airline passengers lists? Maybe it’s all a big mistake or maybe it says “where there are a few, there could be a few hundred.” For the sake of national security, don’t we have a solemn duty to investigate? Should not Muslim-Americans demand that we investigate?

We may not be at war with the Muslim faith, but we are certainly in a deadly battle with a twisted segment of that faith. The terrorists who wage that battle day and night against us, pray that we will remain in denial of that fact just long enough.

Long enough so they can launch unimagined attacks here in the United States.

Douglas MacKinnon was press secretary to former Senator Bob Dole. He is also a former White House and Pentagon official and a novelist.


Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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