It’s nice to know that at least one of our Congressional leaders “gets it.”
Representative Pete King (R-N.Y.), kindly note that he IS a Republican, called for “increased surveillance” of Muslims on Friday, April 19, saying the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ links to Chechnya represented a “new front” in the war on terror.
He’s probably right. The “new front” is being opened by radical Islamists using light-skinned Chechens. They’re doing that simply because some light-skinned Chechens are here, living in the United States, and they can pass for Americans of Greek, Italian or Spanish descent. It does not necessarily mean that Chechens now hate the United States any more than they did a short time ago. As I described in my latest fact-based fiction novel, Return to Darkness (WestBow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson, Bloomington, IN April 2012, they hate the Russians who deny them their independence more than they hate anybody else.
Representative King discussed the trade-off of civil liberties in exchange for a bit more vigilance in the matter of terrorism coming to this country: “Police have to be in the community, they have to build up as many sources as they can, and they have to realize that the threat is coming from the Muslim community in the US and increase surveillance there,” the chairman of the House subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence told National Review. “We can’t be bound by political correctness. I think we need more police and more surveillance in the communities where the threat is coming from.”
Again, he is correct. And the mosques where Imams preach sedition and recruit young men to fight for Islam in its war against the West need to be investigated even more strenuously than they may now be.
King went on to state that the Chechen background of the two suspects and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s visit to Russia in November 2012 suggest the increased radicalization of the Chechen community.
That may be but is not necessarily so. As I explained in my latest fact-based fiction novel, Return to Darkness, Chechnya has been “radicalized” for many years but it has not been an active participant in Islam’s war against the West. It is a warlike Russian province which wants to break away from Russia. It has already fought (and lost) two unspeakably brutal wars with the Russians in the recent past, something seldom reported by our liberal media because it does not fit their agenda of socializing the US and painting the “new Russia” in a favorable light.
What has changed? The Islāmic Jihadists recruiting Americans on American soil, simply because it’s easier for those recruited to engage in terrorist acts under our radar. The two brothers immigrated to the United States in 2001 from Kyrgyzstan, with which we have had diplomatic relations since the fall of the old Soviet Union. It used to be one of the Soviet Socialist Republics, but it now has a limited autonomy, allowed by the Russians. But the two young men did not live in Kyrgyzstan. Why did they go there before coming here? To make it easier for them to gain entry into the United States? “There’s never been any history of any threats emanating in this country from the Chechen community itself,” King told the Review. “So in a way this opens up a new front in the war.”
Thank you, Representative King. We’ll be watching to see what, if anything, you and other members of Congress do about this developing situation.
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