A news alert from the Washington Post:
"Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an Ohio State student, drove a speeding car into a crowd outside a classroom building Monday morning officials said, then got out and slashed at people with a large knife, sending 11 people to the hospital in what authorities said was a planned assault.
Officials said they had no information on a possible motive and said that campus video cameras showed Artan was alone in the car."
Google "stabbing jihad" and you quickly get a list of other recent examples.
I loathe Donald Trump and everything he stands for, except that he at least pretended to take Islamic fascism seriously, which surely got him some votes. Banning all Muslims from entering the US is dumb and probably unconstitutional, but acknowledging that we have an Islam problem is at least a start at understanding the issue.
Islam has an extremist problem, and Islam's problem is also our problem. If Muslim countries don't like our leaders saying that, too fucking bad.
Unlike some of Trump's associates, I don't think Islamist extremism by individuals like this is an "existential" threat to our country's existence.
But it is now and in the future a threat from people like the Ohio State student, who see it as their divine duty to kill unbelievers wherever and however they can. These fanatics can't destroy the US, but they can do a lot of damage and kill of lot of people. The battle will go on for the rest of our lives, since there is no obvious or easy solution to individual jihad.
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