Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned for years that radical Islamic jihadis are slowly infiltrating America. And the bad news is, attacks similar to those in San Bernardino and Orlando are just microcosms of a much larger cultural issue.
“It’s not stopping,” Sessions said on Fox News Sunday. “We see apparently today more of these attacks are coming. It’s a real part of the threat that we face and if we can’t address it openly and directly and say directly that there is an extremist element within Islam that’s dangerous to the world and has to be confronted.”
Sessions, chairman of the Senate's Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said more than 570 people have either been convicted, charged or connected to terrorism since the 9/11 attacks on America.
“It’s a serious matter. I wish it weren’t so. I wish there were some easy solution, but there’s not,” he said. “We have to be more vigilant.”