Fox News reports that jihadi web sites are rejoicing over today’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The line we have heard more than once from ISIS-related sites is, “The American blood is best, and we will taste it soon.” The French are tougher than many realize, but they are not the primary targets of Muslim extremists.
This morning, in a burst of bad timing, Barack Obama said on ABC that ISIS is “contained.” Far from being contained, ISIS is on a roll, from the Sinai, where they apparently brought down an airplane full of Russian tourists, to Paris, France.
No one can seriously doubt that ISIS, and other Muslim terrorist groups, are doing all they can to attack the United States. We, meanwhile, are welcoming enormous numbers of immigrants from Islamic countries, and have gone “open borders” so that anyone can enter the United States from the south. What reason is there to think that Islamic terrorists will not enter across our unguarded borders and organize attacks similar to, or worse than, what France experienced tonight? None.
The Obama administration is at risk. If a Paris-style attack is launched during the next year by ISIS or by Muslims inspired by ISIS or al Qaeda, especially if the perpetrators enter the United States illegally–not that entering legally is a major barrier–the open-borders Democrats will have a great deal of explaining to do.
One way or another, as Paul has written, the U.S. must up its counter-terrorist game, or be prepared for a disaster like the one that befell France today.