By now, many of you know about a terrorist attack that took place in Garland, Texas during the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest. A law enforcement officer was shot and two jihadis killed.
The exhibit and contest itself involved speakers and drawings of Mohammed competing for a $10,000 prize.
What basically happened is that two jihadis - Ellis Simpson and Nadir Soofi - attacked the community center with AR-15s to try and kill off as many attendees as possible, after sending a tweet announcing "“The bro with me and myself have given bay’ah to Amirul Mu’mineen. May Allah accept us as mujahideen, make dua,”
This was essentially a pledge of allegiance (bay'ah) to 'Amirul Mu'mineen' the 'prince of believers' which is another name for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the head of Islamic State. Then they went off to kill some infidels for Allah.
They managed to shoot and wound one policeman, but both of them took the dirt nap thanks to an off duty cop working security. From what I heard a number of attendees also were strapped and prepared for action....silly jihadis,this is Garland, Texas,not San Francisco or DC!
As some of you may recall, I don't support this kind of activity for some very practical reasons, among them that there are far better uses of resources. But if Pam Geller wants to sponsor a 'draw Mohammed' cartoon contest that's her right and her prerogative.
What I'm far more concerned about is what this reveals about our country's continued tolerance for jihadis and Islamist radicalism. This pair were known jihadis whom had been on the FBI's radar for years, yet they were able to operate freely and even purchase weapons:
Ellis Simpson was born in Illinois and converted to Islam at a young age, court documents show. The government began investigating him in 2006, recording conversations between him and a paid informant.
In May 2009, according a federal court document, Simpson told an FBI informant: “It’s time to go to Somalia, brother.” He added: “It’s time. I’m tellin’ you man. We gonna make it to the battlefield…it’s time to roll.”
Simpson was arrested by the FBI in January 2010 after a lengthy investigation (4 years? WTF?). He was charged with lying to agents in connection with terrorism. Authorities suspected he was trying to fly to Somalia, but Simpson claimed at the time he had intended to travel to South Africa to go to school and study Islam there.
They had him on tape telling an FBI informant the real story. And he was facing up to eight years in prison. But then guess what happened? One of those wonderful Obama appointees stepped in:
Following a bench trial, a judge dropped the terrorism enhancement, citing insufficient evidence. The judge, Mary H. Murguia, said in March 2011 that the government had failed to prove that Simpson intended to wage violent jihad in Somalia. Murguia reduced the charge to making a false statement to federal officials and sentenced Simpson to three years of probation. Authorities also returned his passport, which they had confiscated after his arrest.
Yes, even though the FBI had Simpson on tape with an informant talking about how he was going to Somalia to fight the jihad, this clueless Obama appointed judge let him off the hook. And nicely gave him his passport, so he could sneak overseas for jihadi training if he wanted.
Simpson then moved to Phoenix and found himself a nice radical mosque to hang out at. That's where he met up with Nadir Soofi, whose story is similar. They became roomates, spending their days fantasizing about fighting for Islam and killing infidels. Yesterday, they put their plans into action.
And that to me is the real story here.
We are allowing jihad to get a major foothold here in America, especially since Barack Hussein Obama and his team took over. We have allowed over 600,000 Muslim immigrants to come to America since 2009, many of them without adequate vetting and more on the way. That's especially true of those coming from Somalia or Syria claiming refugee status.
We aren't monitoring Muslim Brotherhood front groups adequately, let alone prosecuting them even when we have open and shut cases regarding material support for Islamist terrorism.
With a few exceptions, we aren't blocking Islamist propaganda and websites from overseas. We aren't monitoring mosques or the imams running them. We aren't vetting the imams trolling for converts in our prisons, which is probably where Ellis Simpson, pictured above was recruited.
We aren't even vetting our police or military for jihadis, which is why Major Nidal Hasan was able to murder so many at Fort Hood. And we certainly aren't securing our borders.
In fact, trying to do anything but the politically correct cha cha in these areas in a sure way to end your career in law enforcement, the military or the government these days.
Thanks to our failure to confront it and combat it actively, Jihad has become a brand name here in America, our government is aiding and abetting it and even worse, we're allowing it.
Is it any wonder we have these so-called 'lone wolf' attacks?
Expect more of these. This one turned out well thanks to an off duty traffic cop with steel nerves, a firearm and excellent aim. We might not be that lucky in the future.
UPDATE: ISIS has posted a death threat agaonst Pam Geller and 'those who protect her.. Everyone who houses her events' on JustPasteIt:
Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
“The New Era”
To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is the Golden Era, everyone who believes… is running for Shaheed”.
The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning of housing this woman and her circus show. Everyone who houses her events, gives her a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets. We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.
We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.
The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble your face.
May Allah send His peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhummad and all those who follow until the last Day.
Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki
Quick, somebody call White House spokeshole Josh Earnest - can we call it a terrorist attack yet?
I notice Texas isn't on the list of states...who says these people are incapable of learning?
Actually, there's something to that. When we start treating these people like the mortal enemies they are instead of tip-toeing around the fact that there's a mainstream reading of Islam and the Qu'ran that condones this behavior - in other words, when we start dealing with reality and refuse to tolerate any manifestation of that reading and that behavior - we will begin to deal with this threat as it should have been dealt with from the very beginning.
There are aspects of Islam that are simply not compatible with a free society, although there are Muslims who certainly are. It's high time we stopped appeasing the others at every turn, but that won't happen until President Barack Hussein Obama is out of the White House.
And yes, I know exactly what that statement implies.