A former editor said to me after 9-11, “I’ll start worrying about terrorists when they come marching into Mill Basin.”
That may be sooner than later judging from the horrors three aspiring jihadists from Brooklyn — “nice, quiet guys,” according to their Midwood neighbors — had in mind for the borough and nation that accommodated their sorry arses.
Heroic federal agents believe they stopped Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, before they achieved their noxious dream to join the Islamic State, bomb Coney Island, kill cops, knock off President Obama, and “strike fear into the hearts of the infidels.” Remember these are the same law enforcers who routinely take a beating for trying to keep America safe, and the twisted trio was likely tweaking its monstrous scheme while the Senate Intelligence Committee was flogging our good guys with its scathing Dec. 2014 “torture report” on enhanced interrogation practices.
The suspects are inglorious bastards for turning against the nation which embraced them, and offered them opportunities far and above those found in the armpits of their birth: Juraboev and Habibov come from Uzbekistan, where a sadistic dictator boils people to death. Saidakhmetov’s oppressive Kazakhstan forbids freedom of speech, religion, and assembly among other civil rights violations.
The America built on Judeo-Christian values is headed for a multicultural showdown with Islam’s one-note believers. Tens of thousands of refugees from Syria — home of the Islamic State — are set to infest our cities and burden our welfare rolls, thanks to the same refugee resettlement program that granted political asylum to the family of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspected Boston Marathon bombers.
Lone-wolf Islamo-kooks in western societies exemplify the failures and dangers of trying to integrate those whose culture is dictated by iron-clad social and religious codes, and who view assimilation into the free world — complete with the right to choose their own partners and lifestyles — as a betrayal of their beliefs.
Western standards have defined our civilization since people first realized that life was meant to be enjoyed. Any compromise ushers in the advent of a new social order where turmoil — not happiness — reigns supreme.
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