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Is ISIS in the U.S.--and Planning a Terrorist Attack?

The Islamic State was reportedly behind the devastating terrorist attack at a concert in Moscow, killing well over 100 people and injuring many more. The attack raises several questions, including how a terrorist group infiltrated, planned and carried out such an attack in one of the most closely surveilled and controlled cities in the world? It also raises the question: If terrorists can do that in tightly controlled Russia, have they also infiltrated Biden’s open-borders America and are they planning a similar attack here?
The answer to the second question is almost certainly yes.
We will likely never know the truth about how ISIS carried out its attack in Moscow, because truth and transparency just aren’t Vladimir Putin’s thing. Unless Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which isn’t overly concerned with violating privacy and human rights, had just become complacent, it’s hard to see how ISIS managed to pull off an attack. And yet it did.
Now compare Russia with the United States. Russia’s problem isn’t immigrants and refugees trying to enter the country; its problem is citizens trying to flee.
By contrast, immigrants by the millions from all over the world have been crossing the U.S. southern border, and now the northern border, with few or no obstacles.
While some of those captured at the border have criminal or terrorist records, the vast majority of them are likely just looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Though breaking U.S. law by entering illegally, most are surrendering to Border Patrol agents and starting the long—and getting much longer—process of being granted asylum.
However, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens recently told CBS News there were some 140,000 “got-aways” last year, people actively avoiding border patrol officials.
“Why are they risking their lives and crossing in areas where we can’t get to? Why are they hiding? What do they have to hide? What are they bringing in? What is their intent? Where are they coming from?” Owens says those are the questions that keep him up at night.
Owens continues, “Border security is a big piece of national security. And if we don’t know who is coming into our country, and we don’t know what their intent is, that is a threat and they’re exploiting a vulnerability that’s on our border right now.”
The Islamic State is almost certainly operating in the U.S. And given President Biden’s open borders policies, the terrorist cells have likely grown significantly.
Given the U.S.’s support for Israel and the upcoming presidential election, ISIS could see an unprecedented opportunity to both punish the U.S. and create political chaos. If that happens, the blame will fall squarely on Biden and progressive Democrats’ border policies.