Hat tip Creeping Sharia
We should not be shocked that a terrorist "homegrown" attack has happened in Tennessee. The warning signs have been there for years. Creeping Sharia has re-posted a 2008 summary of events in the Volunteer State.
In addition, Bill Warner, an expert on Islam who runs the site Political Islam, is based in Tennessee. He has long maintained that Tennessee is a battleground state for Islamist encroachment. The reasoning goes that if a Bible Belt state like Tennessee can be conquered, any other state would be easy. The recent controversy over the Murfreesboro mosque is an example.
Tennessee has also been used as a settlement locale for Muslim refugees brought into the US.
Then there was the well-publicized town hall meeting two years ago in Manchester, Tennessee. It was on this occasion that Bill Killian, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, spoke and warned the citizens that they might be prosecuted for speaking out against Islam. He was accompanied by the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Knoxville office. Killian is giving press conferences in Chattanooga as I write this piece.
As I often state, I in no way want to incite resentment against innocent Muslims-in Tennessee or anywhere else in America. They must be left in peace. However, we must carefully and accurately assess the threat that exists.