Everyone is apoplectic over refugees flooding out of the Middle East and North Africa. Europe is awash with a human wave. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is committed to taking more of the load.
Concerns that ISIS is using the wave of migrants to infiltrate terrorists into Western Europe are likely overblown. There are more efficient means of terrorist travel. Further, the vast majority of refugees are looking to flee conflicts — not start them.
But there is plenty of real and present danger to worry about.
Further, there have been at least 73 Islamist-inspired terrorist plots aimed at the US since 9/11. The number and frequency of those plots are growing.
And, threats of terrorist attacks account for only about 30 percent of the ISIS-related activity in America. The director of the FBI acknowledged that every field office of the bureau has an open ISIS-related investigation.
Also this week, a Minneapolis man “pleaded guilty today to conspiring with at least eight other individuals to travel to Syria in an effort to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”
The surge of activity in the U.S. ought to come as no surprise. The Congressional Research Service reported there are plenty of signs that Obama’s anti-ISIS strategy isn’t working.
Because the White House isn’t dealing with the problem over there, we are seeing it over here.