Today I stopped and had lunch at Qdoba on the Southside of Pittsburgh. While I shoveled my Burrito Bowl into my mouth, a young Arabic man sat down in the next booth. Probably harmless, right?
Then why, can you tell me, did I instantly wish that I had my sidearm tucked neatly in my pant line. Nothing against this fella personally, and I don’t care that he worships different than I, I just don’t want to die without a fighting chance.
Hell, for all I know he might have been born right across the river at Mcgee’s Woman’s Hospital? He might even worship at the same church as me?
The unfortunate thing for him, is all these attacks occurring all over the world, are being carried out by people that look just like him! The same age as him. Wearing similar clothes
as him, you know the kind that says outwardly, “I’m one of you. ” As if he is assimilated and has become an American.
But he hasn’t, as far as I can tell, or if he has how will I ever know?
I’m becoming an Islamophobe.
I didn’t ask for this. I never was an Islamophobe before, before 9/11, when I watched the World Trade Center melt into the earth.
Demolished along with over three thousand souls, when terrorists that looked like him flew airliners into the iconic New York skyscraper.
But ever since, I don’t fly in a plane without extra anxiety, if I see someone that looks like him on my flight.
Do you know what I mean?
And it keeps getting worse.
Now you may tell me about Eric Rudolph, or Timothy McVeigh, who were home grown terrorists. You may tell me about the loonies that shoot up our kid’s schools, colleges, and our work places. I get it, America is chalk full of dangerous people, but this is different.
This is different.
I don’t want to be, but I am. I don’t want to be wary of a young man because of the way he looks, but I am.
At least one hundred and twentynine people were killed and almost five hundred more injured when eight Islamic radicals decided to kill and die for Allah. Eight is hardly the whole Islamic population in France, yet they all looked like this guy.
President Obama is pushing forth his policy of taking in Syrian refugees, even after this French Murderous Assault by Syrian, Islamic men purported to be (no doubt) part of ISIS. Many State Governors as well are following suit. Yet at least one, up to four, of the terrorists reportedly had entered France disguised as a Syrian Refugee.
Shouldn’t our government be protecting it’s citizens? If so why are we valuing our citizen’s lives so little by pushing through these refugees. While the President says there are rigorous security checks on these folks, his underlings have said otherwise.
“Leaders from the FBI, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have repeatedly indicated to my Committee that we lack the on-the-ground intelligence necessary to thoroughly vet Syrian refugees seeking to resettle here,”~ Michael McCaul(R-TX) House Homeland Security Chairman
So my concerns are :
Others that look like this guy have blown up onlookers as they watched a Marathon in Boston, tried to blow up a car in Times Square, shot and killed numerous unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood,
shot repeatedly into Marine recruiting offices, and a Chattanooga Reservist Depot, killing the finest of our society, in Tennessee.
In France, there have been two horrific atrocities in less than a year, and in Israel, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and on a plane traveling to Russia, people have met there death at the hands of these sworn killers.
Decapitated news reporters on TV for all to see, Kidnapped school girls from their school, are targeted. Let’s face it, people that look like him are killing innocents everywhere they can.
I’m becoming an Islamophobe.
Now, we are going to add to the number of folk that look like him, right here in the good ole U. S. of A.. At a time when people that look like him, are calling for people that look like him, to kill people that look like me. Especially in America, now that they’ve got Russia, and France. They have actually said,
“America is next! “~ISIS dudes that look like him.
Our President, feels America is all about, being a home for wayward refugees,
“Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values,” ~Obama
“The people who are fleeing Syria are the most harmed by terrorism,”
OK, that may be true, but it is their country and faith that fosters that very terrorism they may or may not be running from.
Syria is their country and they have failed to quell the environment that fosters such Ideology. An ideology where men that look like him often become people who look forward to killing folks like me!
In Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Governor Wolfe and Mayor Peduto , are on board with Obama.
Pittsburgh is reportedly going to take five hundred Syrian refugees. While, I am sure they aren’t all terrorists, if only one percent have terroristic proclivities that’s bad news for Pittsburgh.
Consider the damage, five would be terrorists, that look like him, could inflict in Pittsburgh, on any given Sunday, on the Northside during football season.
Obama has said his administration is accepting ten thousand refugees nationally. One percent of those desiring to commit terroristic attacks would be an extra hundred terrorists with suicide vests and Kalishnikovs roaming our streets and inflicting their brand of urban renewal on us compassionate Americans.
Did I mention, I’m becoming an Islamophobe.
This kind of renewal will be felt by the people, not our leaders. The leaders supposedly elected for the people by the people. Our leaders will be safely tucked away in their plush DC or state Capitol offices.
But people waiting in line to board the Gateway Clipper fleet following the football game at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers will be sitting ducks.
Shouldn’t us citizens feel our government is doing all they can to keep us safe? So why do we have to open our country’s doors wide open to unvetted refugees. I know they need help, but they need to be patient.
If anyone would understand this, it should be the refugees , apparently they are Islamophobic too.
I mean, four million of them are trying to get away from people who look like him killing them!
If they are trying to escape the same thing I’m worried about slinking into our country, surely they wouldn’t mind being patient. Wouldn’t they want the US to make sure the Islamic radicals don’t get in along side of them.
And just for the record, I don’t like going places without my sidearm for all the reasons not connected with Radical Islam, but……
I’m becoming an Islamophobe.
And I don’t like it. Not one bit.