FBI veteran Don Borelli appeared on MSNBC last week to speak about the recent terrorist massacres in Paris and Brussels. Borelli pointed out that no number of police at the airport could have stopped the carnage. He suggested we needed better intelligence. However, most of the terrorists involved had been on our watch lists--it seems that neither our intelligence efforts or police on the ground can stop an act of terrorism-if they're in the country! Perhaps keeping them out of the country would be a better way of stopping domestic terrorism?
The terrorists are currently able to live inside Muslim neighborhoods which are expanding throughout Europe and America. Residents of these ethnic strongholds have resisted any intrusion into their safe zones and many in the West, fearful of being called bigots and racists, have left them to their own devices. However, when the police eventually captured the terrorists who had conducted the Paris massacre and the Belgian airport bombings, they were found hiding in just such neighborhoods, living with "peaceful" Muslim families.
Ted Cruz reacted to this threat by calling for regular police patrols inside Muslim neighborhoods in America to guard against terrorists and prevent the residents from being radicalized. England's Prime Minister had already announced that they would monitor their Muslim neighborhoods. The lesson from all this is that while all Muslims are not terrorists, many are sympathetic to them, will offer them protection and support, and will certainly not call them out or report them to authorities.
There are three approaches being offered to deal with this danger. Mr. Cruz wants to expand surveillance within Muslim neighborhoods. Ms Clinton opposes that as racial profiling and wants to admit more Muslim immigrants and grant them access to immediate welfare benefits and free medical care. Mr Trump wants to exclude Muslim immigrants, perhaps all immigrants, until they can be properly vetted.
With hindsight, one must wonder why European nations allowed so many Islamic immigrants to establish large enclaves that retain their cultural traditions and jihadist attitudes. Even the "peaceful' ones allow the most radical killers to hide within their neighborhoods. Culturally, they will probably never assimilate into their adopted lands. How does such added "diversity" help the European countries that host these mostly angry young men?
With similar hindsight, why do we allow them to enter our country and establish whole neighborhoods that we must support but can't effectively police? We have no obligation to inflict this burden on our country. Clearly President Obama and Ms Clinton are pursuing suicidal policies that endanger America and its people.