Another Terrorist Car Crash in Britain: When Will It Stop?
Last month, a man deliberately drove his car into the sidewalk into innocent pedestrians walking in front of the U.K. Parliament. It is not the first terrorist attack to take place near Parliament—in early 2017 a terrorist struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer before he was killed. Nor is it the first time terrorists have used vehicles to kill innocent people. It happened in New York and Nice. And sooner or later it will be repeated in another city.
President Donald Trump tweeted after news of the last travesty: “Another terrorist attack in London…These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!”
While we all wish that President Trump would reduce his predilection to tweet, it is difficult to disagree with him on this statement. Innocent civilians have been injured and killed at the hands of terrorists time and time again. Families have lost loved ones. In my blog post on MS-13, I agreed with President Trump that the gang members are animals—and I agree with him that all terrorists are animals. Period. People are fearful, on edge, and likely to take their fear out on innocent Muslims. All this plays right into the terrorists’ hands. Yet what we hear from the world’s political leaders is more political rhetoric than solutions.
I cannot repeat or stress enough that the United States must spend time, energy, and dedication to investigate and stop the terrorist cells that are in our own country. And we must take aggressive measurements to keep more from entering our country. If that means a wall, a list of banned countries, or more enhanced immigrant processing, so be it. We must also educate ourselves as to why—and how—our own citizens are willing to kill fellow countrymen or go overseas to fight for radical terrorist groups. But we cannot sit by idly debating the issues while we put our citizen in increasing danger.
We must never give in to the demands of terrorists or allow them control America’s destiny. Yet our inaction on immigration controls is doing exactly that. We must stop protecting the guilty at the sake of the innocent. My question to our politicians is simple: How many more murders will we witness before you do something to stem the terror?