Saturday, February 7, 2015

Another American Success Story: Six Bosnians Charged in ISIS Plot in St Louis

St Louis is home to thousands of Bosnian immigrants. Recently, in the wake of the Ferguson riots, a Bosnian man was murdered by street punks for no reason. Indeed, it seems there is some degree of friction between the Bosnian community and the black community of St Louis.

Bosnia is a predominantly Muslim country, and many found their way to the US during the wars following the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Now, it seems that this immigration policy is boomeranging on us as 6 Bosnian immigrants in St Louis have been charged with aiding ISIS.

Hopefully, we are not going to have the same problem with the Bosnians as we are having with Somalis, many of whom are going back to Somalia to join Al Shabaab. In addition, we are currently relocating hundreds, if not thousands of Syrians to the US in the midst of that war. I wonder how long it will take before some of them turn up being charged with aiding or joining ISIS or worse yet, bombing some public venue a'la the Boston Marathon. We don't need this.

Of course, this is an unfair characterization for the majority who will simply come and try to become Americans in a country where they can lively safely. Yet, for us, it is a public safety issue at this point in history. I can certainly understand why the West would welcome persecuted Christians, Yazidis , Baha'i or other religious minorities, but I don't see any emphasis placed on bringing them out of Syria or Iraq.

In Boston, innocent people died because of our misguided refugee policies. They will not be the last. Yet, our leaders, just like the politicians in Europe, will not wake up and face the reality. Thus, the FBI will have a heavy case load for the foreseeable future.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Maybe the black youths in St. Louis were inspired by Fousesquawk to pre-emptively take out incipient Bosnian terrorists before they could strike? They're young patriots, Gary!

Stereotypes are so tangled.