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Monday, August 20, 2018

Texas Juvenile Jihadi Shows Why We Need State-Level Terrorism Statutes

Far too often during the Obama administration, attacks that had all the hallmarks of Islamist terrorism were never charged or labeled as terror attacks. Some of the many examples: The 2009 fatal shooting attack by Tennessee Islamic convert Carlos Bledsoe on a military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas; the 2014 fatal decapitation attack by Oklahoma’s Alton Nolen at Vaughn Foods in Moore, Oklahoma; and the 2017 head-shot execution of a Denver transit security officer by Texas resident Joshua Cummings. Those and many other Islamist-inspired attacks were left to local authorities to charge under various state laws, such as murder.

Correct or not, critics often attributed Obama-era decisions not to charge extremism-motivated cases under federal terrorism statutes to a desire to downplay the Islamist threat -- and maybe also to reduce the number of terrorism attacks accrued under the Democratic Party’s watch. In other cases, legal rationales actually underlay decisions.



Anonymous said...

Obama is a Terroristt sypathizer.

Anonymous said...

Joe, I know this is off topic, but I just came back from work and at the intersection in front of the royal farms in Hebron, looks like a possible fatal accident. Another head on collision, there was a body in the medium strip and it looked there here medics working on him. Thought I would give you a heads up on this. Dangerous intersection!!!!