First the drugs, now the Muslim cleric. It’s starting to look like Border Day here at Fausta’s blog:
Surprise! Radical Islamist smuggled across US-Mexico border
Almost seven years ago, the 9/11 Commission warned Congress about the security risk the nation runs against terrorist infiltration over the US-Mexico border (as wel as the US-Canadian border). Specifically, they recommended heightened security along both borders to ensure that terrorists could not cross over from either Canada or Mexico undetected, and that “[i]t is elemental to border security to know who is coming into the country” [page 407]. Since then, conservatives have demanded border security and immigration enforcement as part of a rational national-security strategy. Opponents to this approach argue that conservatives blow this out of proportion, that there is no evidence of such infiltration, and the argument only serves to feed xenophobia.
Said Jaziri, an imam advocating Sharia law in Canada, was smuggled into the US hidden inside a car after paying Tijuana coyotes $5,000. He was found after the car was pulled over by Border Patrol agents near San Diego.
Ed also posted a link to a report about that book celebrating Iranian suicide bombers that was found in Arizona, just north of the border.
How many times have I said that securing the border is a matter of national security?