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Are We Crazy? The Junior Varsity Is for Real

By Rob Tenery, MD on November 16, 2015

CBCNEWS WORLD: Syria refugee crisis: U.S. opens centers to speed vetting: The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday. November 6, 2015.

OBAMA: ISIS is not getting stronger. We have contained them. Friday (November 13) on ABC’s Good Morning America, President Barack Obama seemingly down played the threat of ISIS in an interview with George Stephanopoulos saying, “ I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is that from the start, our goal has been to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria. They’ll come in, they leave, but you don’t see this systemic march of ISIL across the terrain.”

Paris (CNN), November 15:  On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists -- some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them -- attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway. Iraqi intelligence officials claimed Sunday the attacks were carried out after some of the terrorists trained in Syria with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and later met up with a sleeper cell in Europe. Additionally, a passport found at the scene of the attacks at the soccer stadium had links to the migrant wave of refugees fleeing the Syria crisis.

Published on Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum on November 8, 2006, and authored by Vinod Kumar Sharma, who is Professor at the Advanced Research Institute of the Reserve Bank of India, is the article How Many Muslims Are Terrorists?  In his article, Professor Sharma points out some very disturbing revelations:

There are between 1.2 and 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. Half are women. Less than one in fifty Islamic terrorist acts is actually perpetrated by a female. The overwhelming preponderance of terrorist acts are conducted by young Muslim men 15 to 30 years old. Based upon the most objective data available, at least 60% of all Muslims have the potential to be jihadists by way of their fundamentalist voting patterns. Using these criteria of sex and age reduces Islamic terrorist candidates down to a maximum of one in every seven Muslims.

Last Friday night the world changed with the attack on defenseless citizens in Paris. It is only a matter of time until it will happen again here in this country. Five sorties a day by our forces in the Middle East is a drop in the bucket to the 1500 sorties a day when the United States rescued Kuwait away from Saddam Hussein.

Bringing the refugees from syria in to this country without better vetting is a loaded time bomb that will go off. If there is any good that comes out of this terrible tragedy, it serves as a wakeup call to the Administration and the people of this country that we (the United States and the rest of the free world) are at war with the radical jihadist movement. They have already declared war on us by 9/11 and the massacres in Paris last Friday night.

Silence by the American public only puts off the inevitable of more strikes on American soil. It is the time to put our elected representatives in Washington on notice to do what they were elected to do--- stand up against the forces that want to take us down. The Administration knows this, but waiting for the next President to lead the fight may be too late. And adding more potential terrorists to a country that already has a Muslim population of over one and a half million is not only stupid, but suicidal. 





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