This is a good step, but much more is needed. If President Trump wants to stop jihad activity in the U.S., he has to follow through with his immigration ban from all Muslim countries, monitor the mosques, and require Muslim communities in the U.S. to renounce jihad violence and the aspects of Sharia that contradict Constitutional freedoms, and do so in a transparent, inspectable way. All that is impossible in today’s political climate, but if we want to stop jihad, that is what would need to be done.
“Trump Orders More Extreme Vetting In Wake Of Fatal NYC Terrorist Attack,” by Ryan Pickrell, Daily Caller, October 31, 2017:
President Donald Trump stressed on Twitter that he has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to take extreme measures to screen foreign visitors to the U.S. after a fatal terrorist attack in New York City Tuesday evening.
The president has pushed an extreme vetting program for immigrants since he took office earlier this year. After what is being called the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since 9/11, the president appears to believe that more aggressive measures are required.
Trump has repeatedly tied immigration to radical Islamic terrorism on American soil, a link that was demonstrated by Tuesday’s attack. The 29-year-old attacker — Sayfullo Saipov — was a green card holder from Uzbekistan. Authorities found a letter in Arabic at the scene that appeared to indicate the terrorist is loyal to the Islamic State….