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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 22, 2017

         THE NEW YORK TIMES HEADLINE REVEALS WHAT THE REAL PROBLEM HAS BEEN IN FIGHTING RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM. IT SAID: “SUSPECTS IN BARCELONA ATTACK HAD TIES TO IMAM LINKED TO ISIS.”

         A WASHINGTON POST HEADLINE FURTHER UNDERSCORES THE PROBLEM: “IN BARCELONA, A REJECTION OF ISLAMOPHOBIA.”

         I WONDER IF THE WOUNDED AND RELATIVES OF THE DEAD FEEL IT IS “ISLAMOPHOBIA” TO STOP BELIEVING THAT AN INFLUX OF MUSLIMS FROM COUNTRIES WHERE RADICALISM GROWS LIKE POVERTY BECAUSE OF THE WRONG ECONOMIC, POLICIAL AND RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS WILL LEAD TO THEIR CONVERSION TO WESTERN VALUES AND BELIEFS?

         YES, THERE ARE UNVERIFIED STORIES OF LARGE NUMBERS OF MUSLIMS COMING TO CHRIST, BUT NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO PREVENT ATTACKS LIKE THE ONE IN BARCELONA AND ELSEWHERE. IF WE LET THEM IN WITHOUT NECESSARY BACKGROUND CHECKS; IF WE LET THEIR IMAMS  PREACH HATE AGAINST THE WEST, CHRISTIANS AND JEWS, WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT?

         MANY OF THESE IMMIGRANTS HAVE NO SKILLS AND SO WIND UP ON THE PUBLIC DOLE. IT’S TIME FOR A DIFFERENT APPROACH, THAT IS IF IT ISN’T TOO LATE. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.