"Do More Than Connect the Dots!" Robin Smith, TN-3

During the last few weeks, the phrase, “Connect the dots” has returned to our national conversation following the failed Christmas Day terror bombing.


We must “connect these dots.”  Our focus, however, should be the clear picture recognizable from the dots already connected yet ignored; ignored out of the scream of “intolerance” and the fear of being deemed “politically incorrect.” For decades, the acts of terror committed toward the US, Israel, the United Kingdom and all other nations have found their grounding in one purpose: the desire to establish Islamic law globally. 


Young radicalized extremists of the Muslim faith have been the vehicles to inflict terror through various imaginative means we saw on September 11, 2001.  Those “dots”, along with other acts of terror and subversive activity distract from the overlooked goal that motivates these unthinkable deeds.  The global Muslim community, the ummah, governed by Islamic Law, Shariah will be aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike.  Unfortunately, political correctness is allowed to restrain our efforts to confront the threat.


Skeptical?  Criticism of Islam is forbidden in Shariah.  After Fort Hood, what was our response?  President Barack Obama urged, “I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we get all the facts,” despite Major Nadil Malik Hasan’s cry of “Allahu Akbar”, often accompanying acts of terror, as he murdered 13 U.S. soldiers on American soil. 


What was the initial response to the attempted bombing of Flight 253 on Christmas Day?  After three days of public silence, President Obama noted, “This incident, like several that have preceded it, demonstrates that an alert and courageous citizenry are far more resilient than an isolated extremist.” 


The parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, has as its stated mission in their strategic plan from 1991, “A kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” 


Our nation must be vigilant against individuals who attempt to board airplanes with the intent to murder “innocents” to most, but “infidels” to the radical Muslims through intelligence-gathering, monitoring visas and travel patterns, behavioral profiling and the enforcement of our current immigration laws.  This treatment of the symptoms must be matched with a determination to remove any cancerous threat to our nation’s sovereignty and safety.  The U.S. Constitution must truly be, as Article VI notes, “the supreme law of the land” and defended by our elected officials at all times, not just when it’s viewed as popular or politically correct.


So, the question must be answered:  Will we permit Shariah by failing to implement effective measures or will we honor and defend our U.S. Constitution and protect Americans?


Robin Smith,

U.S. House Candidate, TN 3