Call Terrorism What It Is

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, December 28, 2009

Call Terrorism What It Is


Here we go again. A Nigerian man named Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempt to blow up a flight between Amsterdam and Detroit on Christmas Day. 

Let's see now. Muslim name, Christmas Day, Detroit is rapidly becoming a Muslim city. Put it all together and what have you got? Why, terrorism, of course.

Fortunately, the incendiary device the man managed to get by security did not destroy the plane. Authorities say the suspect told them he was associated with al Qaeda. I'm sure he was read his Miranda rights. 

The Obama administration, which has reached out in humility and apology to the Muslim world, is sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen, where this guy says he traveled to collect his device. Yemen is a failed state. 

We're going to see much more of this until we get serious about fighting Islamic terror. And we'd better call it what it is and skip the diplomatic niceties. The list of adherents to this "peaceful religion" who want to kill us is getting longer and longer.  

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.