Are American Malls Next?
When you see something like the massacre at the mall in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend, aren't you tempted to think about your local mall?
This was an upscale mall. When you look at the mall and the stores in that mall, they were every bit as nice as any mall you might find here in America.
It might make you want to ask a question that I've been asking: How well protected is your local mall?
I'll bet the average American shopping mall in your neighborhood is only as well protected as the one that was attacked this weekend in Nairobi.
That's a big problem.
You'll notice if you walk into a bank, they're protected by men with guns. You walk into the local courthouse? Men with guns. You walk into any federal facility? Men with guns.
But when you walk into an American shopping mall, which usually has thousands of Americans inside shopping?
Can you imagine what would have happened if that attack had happened at an American shopping mall? The response likely would have been as slow as it was in Nairobi.
Here is something else to be concerned with: As you monitor what goes on in the American media when this story is told to you, notice how they will fail to say Islamic terrorists or Muslim terrorists. The will say Al Qaeda, but they'll leave the rest for you to figure out on your own.
An Indian man was shot when he failed to answer
a question on Islam asked by Somalian terrorists who were holding hostages
after killing 68 people at an upmarket mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
The heavily armed gunmen belonging to al Qaida-linked Somali militant group al
Shabab, reports said, were trying to weed out non-Muslims for execution by
interrogating people on their faith or asking them to recite the 'Shahada'.
On the second floor of Westgate, Nairobi’s swankiest shopping mall,
Joshua Hakim saw gunmen, some of whom looked to be teenagers, strapped with
ammunition belts, carrying AK-47 assault rifles. "They were firing
indiscriminately, they shot a lot of people," he said. During a lull in
the firing, the attackers called out for Muslims to identify themselves and
leave, British newspaper The Guardian quoted Hakim as saying.
Covering the Christian name on his ID with his thumb, Hakim approached one of
the attackers and showed them the plastic card. "They told me to go. Then
an Indian man came forward and they said, 'What is the name of
Muhammad's mother?' When he couldn't answer they just shot him."
These are the folks that the American news media, for the most part, are not identifying as Islamic terrorists.
Because, of course, we've got a Muslim Brotherhood guy in the White House who doesn't care very much about going after those people...