• Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel: ISIS Not A Direct Threat To U.S. Security; New FBI Report Says Otherwise

    One day after an ISIS-inspired terrorist attacked Canada’s Parliament, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) went on national TV and said ISIS is not a direct threat to the United States’ national security.

    In response to a question about the Islamic State’s conquering of Kobani, Syria, and its attacks in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Rangel said “I don’t see where that’s a threat to our national security.”

    “There is a cancer in this part of the world, and it is true that America and probably Europe has no idea the depth of feeling and discord that are in this area for religious reasons. Notwithstanding that it appears as though they could be overall a threat, not directly to us, but for us to be involved in a military way, I don’t see how in the heck that’s going to resolve anything,” said Rangel on MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart Show.

    However, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security recently released a report that directly contradicts Charlie’s drivel. The FBI’s detailed report warns of attacks from homegrown ISIS terrorists and supporters on American law enforcement officers.

    The report titled “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Its Supporters Encouraging Attacks Against Law Enforcement and Government Personnel,” is especially relevant after Wednesday’s Canadian Parliament terror attack.

    DailyBeast foreign editor Christopher Dickey told Jose Diaz-Balart Thursday that the Canada attack came write out of ISIS’s “playbook.”

    “There was actually an address to the followers of ISIS that was made on September 21st, where the guy, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, who is a spokesman for ISIS, said ‘Look, do anything you can any way you can to attack,’” Dickey said. “Where? In Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States, in Australia. If you can’t get a gun, if you can’t get a bomb, lure people aside and bash in their heads with a rock, run them over with a car, do whatever it takes. That’s exactly what ISIS is asking its sympathizers to do.”

    “ISIS is trying to inspire followers wherever they can find them,” Dickey explained.

    My hope is that mindless tools like Charlie Rangel won’t be proven wrong by the murdering of Americans on U.S. soil.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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