Don’t tell Robert Reich or those other ignorant liberals who say westerners signing up to join ISIS is “no big deal,” but police just arrested two more would-be terrorists who were looking to help out ISIS right here in America. Just last week, former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Reich told us all to calm down because having dozens of Americans seeking to join ISIS was no great shakes.
Here’s what he said, “We’ve covered it during the headline of all these westerners joining ISIS. I don’t understand that. I think that there are not that many trying to join ISIS and you say all these European, all these Americans. Out of 600 million Europeans and Americans you’ve got, what, 400, 800 trying to join ISIS? This is not a big deal. The press is making it a big deal and the more we talk about it, the more people are gonna go.
I wonder what he’d think if those same Americans were successful in carrying out a few attacks on American soil? Would it be no big deal then, Robert?
Because a pair of New Yorkers almost did just that.
In New York City two American women, Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, were quietly doing their level best to help out ISIS, to whom they claim allegiance. The two women repeatedly voiced their support for violent jihad against non-Muslims, as well as their support for ISIS to an undercover federal agent.
Prosecutors said the women “researched and acquired” components for a car bomb such as the one used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a fertilizer bomb like the one used in the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, and a pressure cooker device such as the one used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
The women possessed propane gas tanks along with instructions from an online jihadist publication making explosive devices out of those tanks,
We’ll continue to see more cases just like this because of the nature of our fight against radical Islam. We are not fighting an army or a nation; we fight a philosophy, an idea… and ideas don’t need borders. Ideas can be spread as easily as a book, a website or even a speech. I hope you’re ready for this, folks. If we want to win we’ve got a long slog of battles ahead of us.
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