• Disturbing Reminders: Radical Islam Still a Threat to America

    Surge Summary: Yet another attack on a U.S. Navy base tied to Islamic extremism and indications that domestic attacks linked to radical Islam are increasing remind us: violent Islamists remain a problem for America.

    While the progressive left and its media allies continue to obsess over the coronavirus and climate change, a jihadist attacked the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas [Thursday].

    Local law enforcement said within hours that it was an act of terrorism.  The attacker, who was killed by base security officers, was identified as a Syrian national and had studied in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

    This is the second jihadist attack against a U.S. Navy base in the past six months.  Earlier in the week, Attorney General William Barr noted that the Pensacola shooter was working with Al Qaeda.  We will see what else this investigation uncovers.

    The Anti-Defamation League recently reported that there was a 50% increase last year in the number of domestic terrorism arrests linked to Islamic extremists.  Clearly, radical Islamism remains a serious threat to our homeland and to the rest of the world.

    Speaking Of Islamic Extremism. . .

    Earlier this week, we told you that the daughter of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Isra Hirsi, denounced U.S. troops as “bitches” and baby killers in a recent Tik Tok post.  Fast forward to [Friday].

    Law enforcement authorities in Maine are investigating the desecration of the grave of Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, a member of the Delta Force.  Gordon was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courage during the Battle of Mogadishu.

    You can learn more about his heroism here, which served as the inspiration for the book and movie “Black Hawk Down.”

    As you may recall, we were engaged in Somalia trying to save the country from radical Islamists.  We later learned that Osama Bin Laden had a major influence in the Battle of Mogadishu.

    It is worth mentioning that the Somali community in Minnesota, represented by Congresswoman Omar, has become a hotbed of terrorist recruitment.  There also happens to be a large number of Somali refugees in Maine.

    I concede I have no evidence, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we later learn that Master Sergeant Gordon’s grave was desecrated by an anti-American ingrate, perhaps someone inspired by Hirsi’s Tik Tok rant.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Dying Regime from Maldives – Protest calling for Sharia in Maldives, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38161912

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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