As President Obama calls for gun control, making himself and his like-minded cronies look ever more foolish and out of touch with reality on the issue of the jihadist threat to the American public, experts are concluding that defending against mass shootings in public places is nearly impossible.
That leaves us regrettably dependent on the likes of Obama, and on political and security policy to crack down on messages of hate and death being routinely preached from Sharia-adherent mosques and Islamic centers. So the question becomes, how formidable are the powers-that-be in securing our safety and Western freedoms? We’re weak.
A big part of the problem resides in the ideological realms, where Westerners are unable or unwilling to grasp jihadist zeal and the deceptive promotion of the word “Islamophobia” to protect the jihadist ambitions.
A Canadian imam of a so-called mainstream mosque, referenced in a national newspaper as “Toronto’s million-dollar ‘radical mosque,’” well illustrated the divide between jihadist ideology and Western ideology — to the point of disobeying laws.
Imam Aly Hindy of the Salaheddin Islamic Centre said: “Illegal means illegal in Islam, not illegal in the Canadian law”. He was referring to “illegal sexual acts” in a disparaging talk against homosexuals.
Leftist enablers and jihadist sympathizers are walking right into the enemy trap, enabling the sacrifice of the blood of innocents in this violent (and historic) quest to conquer infidel lands and people.
Making bombs is complicated, so terrorism and mass shooting experts are noting that the use of firearms is likely no coincidence. Gun control unfortunately disarms law-abiding citizens. Even though killers are oftentimes reported as using registered weapons, it isn’t difficult to obtain one illegally. Jihadists also believe in rewards for murdering infidels, and they don’t respect our laws, as Imam Aly Hindi revealed.
A professor in the article below cites a “certain level of satisfaction they can get by shooting people,” over using a bomb. He states that with a bomb, “it’s sudden and over. With shooting, you have tremendous power and control over your victims. One by one you can see them suffer and die.”
This is the monstrous mentality of Islamic jihadists who lurk in our cities. We lock our doors, teach our children about talking to strangers, and most of us try to stay away from crime-ridden parts of town; but we are collectively unprepared for rampaging jihadist lunatics who hate beyond our comprehension. No one knows where or how they will strike next, whether in a group or as a lone wolf. This is not about victimizing innocent Muslims. That is a separate fight. This is about targeting violent Jihadist ideologies and violence against all innocents.
“Orlando rampage reflects convergence of terrorism and mass shootings”, by Michael S. Rosenwald, The Washington Post, June 12, 2016:
The deadly attack at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday is raising serious concerns among global security experts and criminologists about a convergence between terrorism and the American phenomenon of mass shootings.
Armed with an AR-15 — the weapon of choice for mass shooters — Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during an attack that killed 50 people at a popular gay club called Pulse, authorities said. The rampage echoed several recent high-profile terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in which extremist sympathizers used firearms instead of explosives, once a terrorism staple.
Nidal Malik Hasan, a follower of radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki, gunned down 13 people in 2009 at Fort Hood, Tex. Last July, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, seeking martyrdom, fatally shot five service members in Tennessee. And late last year, not long after terrorists in Paris shot up cafes and a theater, a radicalized couple in San Bernardino, Calif., killed 14 people at an office holiday party.
Terrorism and mass shooting experts say the use of firearms in terror attacks, particularly among lone wolves, is probably not a coincidence. For attackers without direct ties to experts in terrorist networks, the country’s nearly 60,000 gun dealers offer plenty of high-caliber options.
“It’s becoming increasingly apparent that mass shootings can be just as deadly as bombings,” said Adam Lankford, a University of Alabama criminal justice professor and author of a book on mass shooters and suicide bombers. “And the scary part is that it’s often much easier to pull off.”
Making bombs is complicated. Buying materials and seeking assistance from others — online or in person — can tip off law enforcement officials. And bombs have a way of either blowing up attackers during construction or failing to detonate when needed.
“It’s much easier to purchase and learn how to shoot a gun than it is to learn how to make a bomb,” said James Alan Fox, a Northeastern University professor who studies mass killings. “You have more tactical control with a gun than a bomb.”
And there are psychic rewards, too, for radicalized mass killers.
“There’s a certain level of satisfaction they can get by shooting people,” Fox said. “With a bomb, it’s sudden and over. With shooting, you have tremendous power and control over your victims. One by one you can see them suffer and die.”
Statistics on terrorist tactics generally involve completed attacks, not those that have been disrupted, so it’s difficult to know with precision how terrorist playbooks are evolving, according to William Braniff, the executive director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
But the group’s statistics offer clues.
From 1970 to 2014, explosives were the primary weapon in more than half of terrorist attacks in the United States, according to START. Several times during that period, no firearms were used in U.S. attacks. But in 2014, 14 of the 29 terrorist attacks involved firearms. And START’s research shows that between 1970 and 2014, 40 percent of terrorist attacks with firearms were deadly, versus 4 percent in attacks without guns.
“Firearms are available, lethal and frankly they get a lot of media attention,” Braniff said. “As a country, we obsess over it. We have a gun culture.”
And what makes the potential convergence so terrifying, experts said, is that defending against mass shootings in public places, whether by extremists or psychopaths, is nearly impossible……