The Jihadist Fifth Column
The existence of “fifth columns”- clandestine and subversive jihadists working in every Western nation – is becoming clearer by the day. Yesterday, police from around Australia were secretly moved to Melbourne to launch raids on homes in seven suburbs. Four men were arrested for plotting an attack against Australian military installations. All the men had Somali and Lebanese backgrounds.
The men were apparently plotting to force their way onto bases to commit suicide attacks. Several of the men have traveled to Somalia for weapons training and were sponsored by the terrorist movement al-Shabaab. This is the same terrorist group that is recruiting jihadists in Minneapolis to fight in Africa.
We have learned of terror plots being foiled in our country and other nations around the world. But how many plots have we not uncovered? The threat of Islamofascist terrorism is real, yet our government often sides with political correctness rather than doing what’s necessary to protect the American people.
For example, just outside our nation’s capital in northern Virginia, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 6-to-4 in favor of a planned expansion of the Saudi-funded Islamic Saudi Academy. This is the same school whose valedictorian was arrested for plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush. Many observers believe its curriculum promotes anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. Until our government is ready to take the necessary steps to combat Islamofascism here, innocent Americans will continue to be in harm’s way.