He wants more, probably to show his voters that he is on board the PC train. He just went through a weekend of terror attacks. He would probably be saying something different if the bombings were more destructive.
In the wake of a radical Islamic terrorist attack on New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is telling citizens not to worry about the threat of jihadist violence and pushing for even more questionably vetted migrants to be resettled in the United States.
De Blasio and the mayors of London and Paris co-wrote an op-ed in which they said terrorism committed by refugees is “vanishingly rare.”
“Militant violence is vanishingly rare,” the trio wrote in The New York Times on the heels of three separate attacks in the United States.
The comments are not likely to go over well in a city on edge after the explosion. Police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami after a shootout in New Jersey Monday. Authorities allege he is responsible for planting bombs in New York and near the site of a charity run in New Jersey.
Rahami is not a refugee — he is a naturalized citizen, having moved with his family to the United States from Afghanistan. Acquaintances say he returned from a trip to Pakistan a changed man, suddenly devout in his faith and wearing traditional Muslim robes, according to The New York Times.
The suspect identified by officials in the weekend’s other terrorist incident, Dahir Adan, who launched a Jihad inspired mass stabbing at a mall in Minnesota, was a Somali refugee. Adan moved to the United States with his parents when he was 3 months old, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
But a new description has been applied to him: terrorist. As he stalked through the Crossroads Center mall, wearing a security guard uniform and wielding a knife, Adan, 22, mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if he was Muslim, the police said.
Kyle Shideler, director of threat information at the Center for Security Policy, said the tone of the op-ed is consistent with progressive rhetoric that angry Americans will seek retribution on innocent Muslims.