"Giving these men the chance to work here could diminish their poverty, their anger, and their misunderstanding of the U.S. before they are radicalized," says Toure. Boston jihad bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won a Cambridge City Scholarship in 2011.
And Pamela Geller notes: "Yes, that's why Obama Bin Laden came from an oil rich family. And Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas underwear bomber, was the son of prominent Nigerian banker Alhaji Umaru Mutallab. Many of the 911 jihadists were all well educated and/or well off. Mohammad Atta was the son of Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta, a lawyer, and Atta studied architecture in Egypt and Germany. Faisal Shazad, the Times Square bomber, comes from a wealthy, well-educated family in northwest Pakistan. Nidal Hasan was a psychiatrist in the US army. And the Boston jihad bombers were living the good life here in the States."
"Toure's 'Open Borders' Rant: 'Muslim Poverty Is What Threatens Our Security,'" from RealClearPolitics, May 6 (thanks to Mackie):
MSNBC'S TOURE: ...And then there is the terrorist card. Open borders and all those bad guys would flood in! I remind you that the 9/11 hijackers and the two brothers in Boston entered our shores legally.
But open borders attacks the root cause of Muslim extremism–young, impoverished men in Muslim countries. Men with no future are more easily radicalized. Muslim poverty is what threatens our security, not our immigration system.
Giving these men the chance to work here could diminish their poverty, their anger, and their misunderstanding of the U.S. before they are radicalized.
Just like corporations without borders have given the fat cats a better bottom line, people deserve the chance to be a full part of the global marketplace.
Open borders will improve the world.
I like what the gang of eight is doing but only by empowering the workers of the world just as the one percenters are empowered to go anywhere in search of a buck, only by thinking globally can we solve global problems. (The Cycle, May 6, 2013)