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News Flash: Radical Islam Is Dangerous

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We have a Secretary of Homeland Security who will jump through hoops to avoid saying the word "terrorism," preferring instead to refer to mysterious "man caused disasters."  Still less is the Administration willing to acknowledge that the principal source of terrorism man caused disasters is radical Islam.  The Attorney General is fully on board with the plan to pretend that, say, abortion clinic bombers and the IRA pose threats to the United States comparable to those posed by al Qaeda. 

Rep. Peter King does not share this somnambulent attitude, and so is holding hearings to examine the role of radical Islam it the landscape of terror.  And while the Attorney General may prefer to look the other way, his own Justice Department tells a different story when it comes down to the actual figures.

As Powerline reports:

The Department of Justice has tracked convictions resulting from international terrorism investigations conducted since September 11, 2001. It has compiled a chart of convictions that is included in this document.

In light of Rep. Peter King's hearings on the threat posed by radicalized Islam in the United States, the chart is an extremely interesting document. The folks at the Investigative Project on Terrorism have analyzed it, finding that Islamists are prominently featured, with more than 80 percent of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involving defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda.

The New York Times isn't happy about Rep. King's hearing, so it has made much of King's past support for the IRA, devoting a page-one story to it. But the New York Post acidly comments: "as if anyone ever declined to walk through Times Square for fear of being blown up by a rabid Irishman."


 

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As someone who writes curriculum for DHS training, I can attest to the ridiculous nature of political correctness that has enveloped the department since Janet Napolitano has taken the reigns. "Man-made disasters" was the most noteworthy, as we had to scrub "terrorism" and "terrorists" (now extremist groups) from most of the curriculum.

The funniest, though, is the flip pad, which is a large pad of paper that sits on an easel. The instructor writes on it during training and the pages flip over the back of the easel when full. DHS has now demanded that they are referred to easel pads.

Why? Because FLIP used to be an acronym by people in the military for South Pacific Islanders. It stood for [Having sex with] Little Island People.

TarlsQtr,

That is eye-opening, alarming and hilarious.

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