That is one of the myriad of lessons learned from the horrific, multiple Muslim terrorist attacks unleashed on Paris, France, on Friday the 13th of November, 2015.
At least 129 people died and at least 352 more were wounded when Muslim terrorists, claiming affinity with ISIS, and armed with AK-47s, hand grenades, and suicide bomber vests, attacked at least six different sites across Paris, including the soccer stadium, a restaurant, a concert hall, and a mall, among others. Upwards of 100 people may have been slaughtered in the concert hall alone.
ISIS quickly claimed credit for the bloody attacks. At least one of the suicide bombers had a Syrian passport on him. Hostages in the Bataclan concert hall heard terrorists cry out, “Allahu Akbar!” as they riddled the victims with bullets and fired hand grenades at them.
This type of wave of multiple, synchronized terror attacks did not involve hijacking airplanes, such as we saw on 9/11; instead, it involved murdering victims in places of high civilian traffic – a stadium, a restaurant, a concert hall, and a mall, among others.
It is likely that this similar style of multiple attacks will be attempted in the United States sometime soon.
And exactly what will our government do to try to stop it?
The FBI and CIA and the White House could not stop 9/11. Are we any safer from these types of attacks today?
Legal Immigrants For America (LIFA) has two very important recommendations which will save American lives.
First, the U.S. must prohibit all immigration from Muslim countries on an immediate basis.
Rev. Franklin Graham proposed this idea back in July of 2015 and it makes all the sense in the world. Graham made his recommendation after a Muslim killed four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, TN. Graham wrote at the time, “We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. They do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad.”
Rev. Graham further noted that the U.S. did not allow any immigration by the Germans or Japanese during World War II. It made sense then. It makes sense now.
We are at war, and war is no time for compassion for the enemy.
Second, the U.S. must prohibit all Syrian refugees from entering the country on an immediate basis.
We already know that at least one of the Muslim suicide bombers had a Syrian passport on him when he blew up himself and many others. Apparently he entered the European Union through Greece in October and then made his way to France.
How many similar terrorists are entering the U.S. today? The terrorists hide among the other Syrian refugees. One such terrorist was recently captured trying to enter Sicily, but the Paris suicide bomber made his way freely to the scene of his bloody attack. Our sieve-like border with Mexico offers little challenge to similar terrorists looking to enter the U.S. to wage terror.
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has called for the U.S. to block Middle East refugees from entering the country. In Orlando at the recent Sunshine Summit, Carson observed, “If we’re going to be bringing 200,000 people over here from that region – if I were one of the leaders of the global jihadist movement and I didn’t infiltrate that group of people with my people, that would be almost malpractice.” Carson further added, “The global Islamic movement is an existential threat. It is very different than anything we’ve ever faced before.”
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz added that such a refugee program is “nothing less than lunacy.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that it is “insane” for the U.S. to accept any refugees from Syria after the Paris attacks.
But do we, as a nation, have the courage and the character to confront such evil in the same manner as we did in World War II?
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik is concerned with how political correctness is destroying this nation. After the Paris attacks, Kerik stated, “Everybody’s worried about insulting the Muslim community. We’re not talking about law-abiding Muslims. This is a radical Islam extremist group that’s responsible for this. Nobody wants to go into the mosques anymore. Nobody wants to collect intelligence in the Muslim community. As soon as anybody even talks about it, they’re attacked. There’s this major outcry that there’s profiling. Being politically correct in combating terrorism is only going to get us hurt. This is an enemy that is a chameleon. This isn’t a conventional enemy.”
Franklin Graham, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Bernard Kerik are all correct.
But do we as a nation have the intestinal fortitude to destroy this enemy?
Or are we too concerned with political correctness?
Or are we too concerned with compassion?
Ecclesiastes 3:8 says that there is, “A time of war, and a time of peace.”
This is a time of war.
We didn’t choose this war, but now we must destroy the enemy.
French President Francois Hollande said that France will be “pitiless” in this war.
Can the U.S. say the same?
We must prohibit all immigration from Muslim countries on an immediate basis.
We must prohibit all Syrian refugees from entering the country on an immediate basis.
There are those who think that the aforementioned immigration and refugee programs are compassionate.
They are not compassionate.
They are suicidal.
European compassion led to 129 citizens being mercilessly slaughtered. The exact same terror will strike the U.S. if this nation substitutes compassion for vigilance.
The U.S. has already suffered through 9/11. France has suffered through 11/13.
If the U.S. wants to avoid its own similar version of 11/13, then it must learn the lesson from that blood-soaked night in Paris:
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