Senseless Jihadist attacks perpetrated by Muslims shouting ‘’Allahu Akbar” — praising Allah — as they intentionally slaughter innocents going about their lives, is incomprehensible to those who practice other faiths. The attacks are becoming so commonplace that the mayor of New York City, where the latest carnage took place on Tuesday, referred to the deliberate terror attack that killed 8 and wounded 15 on a bicycle and jogging path as a “tragedy,” giving it the aura of something preventable. When a terrorist explosion occurred in New York City last year, London’s first Muslim Mayor Sadig Khan, then visiting New York, blandly referred to it as “part and parcel” of life in a big city.
The Arizona Republic newspaper, which devoted countless front pages to destroying Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was so blasé about this latest radical Islamic terrorist attack, it didn’t cover the massacre at all, relegating coverage to the B Section USA Today insert.
The most recent mass murderer Sayfullo Saipov, 29, entered a popular bicycle and pedestrian path mid-afternoon Tuesday in a rental van, mowing down victims before deliberately crashing into a school bus. One of the children returning home from school is reportedly in critical condition.
A bit of background is in order: Saipov, a Uzbekistan native, moved to the U.S. in 2010 under the Diversity Visa lottery, which is another irrational idea, intended to “diversify America,” springing forth from leftist Chuck Schumer — who has also partnered with John McCain and Jeff Flake on the notorious Gang of Eight amnesty scheme. At least 50,000 legally enter the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery program each year, gifted with a permanent Visa
President Trump has renewed his call for “extreme vetting” of those entering the United States. But there are no reliable data bases in countries such as Uzbekistan. We need to shut down the myriad programs that allow for lax immigration. Within short order after assuming the presidency, Trump issued this order, and was met with opposition and slurs of racism.
Despite the ‘ho-hum’ attitude of the Arizona Republic, we are at war with those who want to impose 7th century Sharia law on free people in the West. The only Muslim voice that can be heard in opposition to this scheme is that of Scottsdale physician Dr.M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, who has repeatedly warned against Islamic extremism. Yesterday, he was getting the usual workout when these atrocities occur, as the guest on a conservative local radio station and appearing on Fox News and other national media outlets.
His lone voice is not enough. Our immigration policies must change and our porous border must be secured. Political correctness has no place in the bottom line discussion of providing safety to Americans. Our Founders referred to it as “Promoting the general welfare to ourselves and our posterity.”