After the Boston Marathon bombing, the FBI stated that it had visited the radical mosque that the Tsarnaev brothers attended. The visits were part of the failed “Muslim outreach” approach to making nice with radicals in the hopes they won’t engage in terrorism.
Clearly, that did not work. But that doesn’t stop military and other advisers continuing to recommend this failed course of action.
In response, Admiral James Lyons explains that “community outreach” will not keep us safe.
It is an acknowledged fact that since we have refused to secure our borders, we have facilitated the transit and infiltration of al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists and narco-terrorists who are now living illegally in the United States. Unfettered immigration with open borders has allowed for seeding Islamic jihadists among the Muslim immigrants who have settled throughout the country.
This is a serious national security issue, and there is one critical incident that shows simultaneously the terrorism risks involved in this unrestricted immigration, as well as the abject failure of “having fundamentally strong community institutions and strong partnerships between security officials and leaders in our community” as a deterrent to jihad terror attacks. This quintessential example of this failure is the Boston Marathon bombing.
In June 2013, two months after two immigrants exploded two bombs at the Boston Marathon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) confronted then-FBI director Robert Mueller about what the FBI had done to investigate and monitor the Islamic Society of Boston, which both bombers attended. Gohmert noted that “the FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15th attacks.” He pointed out numerous reasons why the FBI had reason to be concerned about the Boston Marathon bombers before their attack, as well as about the mosque they attended.
. . . . Despite this, the FBI had sent agents to the mosque only “as part of our outreach efforts.” The FBI was reaching out to this mosque in order to try to ensure that in Boston there were “strong community institutions and strong partnerships between security officials and leaders in our community.”
Clearly, it didn’t work.
The FBI, however, was following the Obama administration’s guidelines, ones that effectively shackled them and hindered their ability to investigate radicalization at mosques in America.
And people wonder why President Trump won!