Opinion

Rampant European Terror Attacks Support Trump’s Call To Get Tougher On Terrorists

President Trump tweeted on September 15, the morning of yet another Islamist terror attack in London, reminding us that “terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner,” also noting that they are “losers.” At least 29 people were hurt in the attack this morning, mostly burns. In addition to the London terror attack, a man yelling “Allahu Akbar” attacked two women in eastern France with a hammer.

I have to agree on both points the president makes. When Islamist terrorists attack overseas it forces us to look at our own security measures, and when it comes to Islamist terrorism, the Trump administration has been tough, and it’s time to get even tougher.

Earlier this year I supported President Trump’s travel ban, which remains controversial but has secured the support of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Based on the growing problem of uncontrolled Islamist terror in the U.K., France, Germany and across Europe, it has never been more clear that Islamists pose a threat to public safety and we must take every precaution possible to prevent their entry through our borders.

Friday’s subway blast, proves that the U.K. has no control over terrorism within its borders, which includes over 23,000 jihadist extremists planning and executing terrorist attacks. The Cavendish Road property, owned by Penelope and Ronald Jones has reportedly been home to refugees from many countries, including those of Muslim-majority countries.

As we learn more about the 18-year-old terror suspect, it has been reported that the home of prominent foster carers was raided by authorities, as part of the investigation.

I’ve reported this before, but a reminder is certainly due. A 2016 ICM poll of 1,081 British Muslims found:

  • 23 percent of British Muslims want Sharia Law to replace British law in certain parts of the nation
  • Two-thirds of British Muslims would not inform the police if they thought someone was involved with terrorism

I encourage all to read this 2005 article by Anthony King, which ran in The Telegraph. It seems to foreshadow these events that have unfolded nearly a decade later — the board was set long ago for Islamist extremism to become “part and parcel of living in a big city,” as London Mayor Sadiq Khan says.

There are reports that the suspect was arrested about two weeks ago by authorities on suspicion of planting a bomb on a London train and then released, only to actually succeed in planting the bomb that injured dozens.

Authorities in the U.K. are not learning from their own mistakes, so it is important the U.S. takes note and citizens stay vigilant.

“We need to take the lessons learned from the tragic attacks in Europe and talk to our domestic and international partners,” said Dr. Karla Mastracchio, strategic communication consultant and adjunct professor of international affairs at the University of South Florida. “We’ve got both homegrown and international terror threats that we’ve got to mindful of. Citizens need to be aware of their surroundings and stay educated about what to look for.”

The Islamization of the U.K. and Europe comes with violence that occurs when political correctness supersedes common sense and national security. The U.K. is not tough on Islamists, and the price the citizens pay is deadly.

I reached out to ACT! For America founder and chairman Brigitte Gabriel for her thoughts on today’s events as they relate to border and national security in the U.S.
“The Trump administration has consistently stood up for the protection of America through strong border security,” said Gabriel. “We applaud the President’s work. Last week’s attack in London is a reminder of the importance of securing our nation and vetting immigrants from terror linked countries, especially knowing that ISIS and radical Islamists are committed to conducting terrorist attacks here in America to kill Americans.”

Our president is committed to stopping Islamist terror and is not afraid to name the problem: radical Islamists. Our SCOTUS has supported the President’s travel ban aimed at protecting citizens from the dangers of laxed immigration standards and more recently allowed broader enforcement of the ban, a win for all Americans that value national security over identity politics.

James Merse is a healthcare communications professional from Northern New Jersey and teaches communication courses at community colleges. Follow him on Twitter: @JamesMerse