Concern over Muslim Communities amid New Attacks in Europe

It does not take a genius to realize that it could happen here. It is a fact that we have already face the same kind of event already. We could be faced with events such as the Boston bombing. Young men, barely trained and ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting populous and entirely unknown to law-enforcement. Now the question has become: what if anything can we do about this possibility?

The Washington Post reports that this is the key issue on the agenda for the White House Wednesday. They said.

The three-day gathering, which has been in the works since the fall but has attracted significant attention in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, will launch a new U.S. framework aimed at preventing potential extremists from launching strikes in the United States or joining the fight overseas.

This work is set to employ civic and religious leaders in an effort to identify and discourage what they are calling “radicalization.” This has become more of a concern as the number of American citizens fighting overseas for Islamist has risen to 100 persons.

The Washington Post further reported this summit’s goals:

The president will address domestic summit participants — including some foundation and private-sector representatives — at the White House on Wednesday and then ministers from more than 60 participants at the State Department on Thursday. Attendees will devise a seven-month action plan and assess its effectiveness when the U.N. General Assembly meets in September.

The problem that faces the government is the lack of trust of them. The Muslim community could see this as a means of gathering information on their activities. This is coupled with Concerns from conservatives that there has developed closed off communities within America. This concern is highlighted in an article in Yahoo News.

Bianna Golodryga reports:

A national debate as to whether Muslim communities within the U.S. are breeding grounds for extremism and so-called “no-go” zones, alleged communities where non-Muslims are not welcome and where Sharia takes precedence over federal law. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has warned of them, as has Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, which is based in Washington, D.C. Perkins went on to specifically call out such areas in Minneapolis and Dearborn, Michigan.

The Washington Post further reported that these efforts could have the opposite effect.

“They seem to focus primarily on Muslim communities, which account for only a small fraction of terrorist activities carried out in the United States,” Farhana Khera, executive director of the group Muslim Advocates, said in an interview. She added that any faith community — including Christians and Jews, “would be horrified to learn that their religious leaders were asked by law enforcement to monitor their congregants’ religious views and opinions and report back to them.”

What everyone continues to miss is the fact that most of these attacks have come from the Muslim community. To say otherwise is to stick your head in the sand. It is no more than “political correctness” that causes us to look at this in any other light. There are a growing number of communities that have effectively cut themselves off from the American culture. They are Muslims, and they are seeking to rule themselves. This will breed conditions perfect for Islamist recruiters.