Americans must be ready to fight jihadis on U.S. soil

By May 9, 2015July 21st, 2015Terrorism
image of a Boston Herald article by Adriana Cohen about ISIS and terrorism

image of a Boston Herald article by Adriana Cohen about ISIS and terrorismWe knew it was a matter of when, not if, we’d be hit again by Islamist terrorists on our own soil.

Just last Sunday, two ISIS-sympathizing terrorists, clad in body armor and wielding assault rifles, attacked a Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas. Luckily, they were killed before they could slaughter the people attending the event.

Now U.S. military bases and installations are stepping up security, as FBI Director James Comey is warning that there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country who are being recruited by ISIS with orders to attack the U.S. Security at these bases is now at the same threat level as it was during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

America, you’ve just been given your wake-up call.

Clearly the Islamist threat is no longer over there. It is now in our own backyard.

It’s high time our leaders in Washington stop the bickering and come up with a winning strategy to defeat ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the rest of the jihadists once and for all. We need a plan, not “winging it.”

Let’s remember, it took more than 1,000 members of law enforcement to hunt down and capture one 19-year-old terrorist punk after the Boston Marathon bombings. How would we handle a future attack made up of five or 10 terrorists?

We don’t have 300 million-plus military and law enforcement officers to protect us. But we do have that many people here on the homefront. There will be a time when Americans will need to fend for themselves.

That’s another reason Americans must stay vigilant in protecting the Second Amendment. Our founders created the right to bear arms for a reason.

I recently completed a Pistol Firearms Safety Course. Like learning CPR or first aid, one never knows when this basic survival tool may come in handy.

Let’s face the facts that President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won’t utter: Radical Islamist extremists are waging a holy war against America and western civilization. Denying that stark reality won’t stop their march and daily massacres.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Boston Herald Drive” on Herald Radio and WMEX AM 1510 weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

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