American Thinker “It is not an exaggeration to say that because of Democrat political correctness hamstringing our FBI agents, they could not combat the Islamists in our midst without Steven Emerson.
Oliver “Buck” Revell, former head of FBI Investigations and Counter-Terrorism, said as much in these words: “The Investigative Project has been one of the most important sources of accurate and timely information on the real goals and objectives of the wide spread and powerful Islamist movement.”
The FBI turns to Emerson to find out what is happening. So does AT. This is what Emerson told us: Isis is Al Qaeda 3.0. They are already in the United States and the only reason there has not been a terror attack is that they have not decided to do it yet.”
Opinion: I do this all day. Yet, until two days ago, I had never heard of Khorasan, and until yesterday, I had never heard of Steve Emerson.
Steve says this “ISIS is recruiting biophysicists, engineers, social media types, people who have expertise in really carrying out sophisticated terrorist attacks coming back to the United States.” Yesterday, we heard that it was Khorasan that was the real threat to the US.
And Steve also said this “There’s one recruiter that [had been]… picked up [in the past], well identified, in Bloomington, Minnesota at the Al Farooq Mosque. There are recruiters going around the country in other mosques, where they identify potential volunteers.”
And this “They test them out to see if they’re willing to die on behalf of martyrdom of the cause for Allah. Then they give them cash, they provide money for their families in case they die. They give them tickets to go to Turkey. Turkey has allowed them, hundreds, to go through to Syria, then to Iraq. And we [the U.S.] count Turkey as one of our top allies.”
And worst of all, is this “We haven’t put [many of] them on the terrorism watch list, which we should.”
So, none of ISIS’ American recruits are on watch lists, and all of them are free to come and go at will. The President’s tough talk at the UN yesterday, “They should leave the battlefield while they can” needs to be followed up with protection at home.