Muslims Caught Trespassing at Boston’s Quabbin Reservoir

May 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Yesterday, I wrote about an alleged increased threat level here in America, noting that more terror-related events could be right around the corner. The potential is certainly there since we can assume that radical Muslims are living inside America. It would be thoroughly naïve to believe that every Muslim in America is benign.

Pamela Geller reported today – May 15 – that seven Muslims were caught trespassing at Boston’s Quabbin Reservoir.

“State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and ‘cited their education and career interests’ for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.”

Apparently, after checking, police determined there were no wants or warrants, so the individuals were allowed to leave, but given a summons to appear for the trespassing charge. Interesting that the men were “chemical engineers.”

Geller also reminded us of a previous attempt to poison the Spanish water supply back in August of 2011 and another situation in which Canadian jihadists recently talked about poisoning the air and water. The plan was to kill 100,000 people.

I think it is clear that there are plenty of Muslims throughout the United States and Canada who would like to harm us. Of course we cannot simply round them up and toss them in another Gitmo-style holding area or internment camp. However, the other truth is that the only ones who appear to be entering a new phase of jihad in the United States are radicalized Muslims. They don’t care how many innocent people are destroyed (or whether those people are conservative or liberal). They simply want to introduce fear into the daily life of Americans.

Hopefully, law enforcement understands the risk of having so many Muslims in the United States and the fact that included among them are radical Muslims. We hope the authorities can stay on top of the potential problems that these type of Muslims wish to rain down on America.

Of course, the other side of the equation is that Americans might begin giving into fear. We can allow our lives to be lived from that vantage point and it can rob us of our joy and love of life.

I’m all for doing what we can to be as safe as possible. At the same time, I’m also well aware that there is nothing I can do to completely safe guard my life. Danger is out there. I could be killed in a car accident today or while riding my motorcycle this weekend. I could be the fatal victim of an armed robbery, carjacking, or home invasion. My heart could simply stop beating (though my doctor says that won’t happen because I have no “blockage”).

Radical Islamists want the world to fear them. I say “nah.” Don’t give into their unstated demands. Live with the understanding that our life is not in their hands, but God’s.

It is good to know what might be out there. It is for this reason that I lock my doors and windows when I’m not home. I also lock my car doors when I’m inside it. I avoid places that appear creepy or unsafe at night. I am always aware of my surroundings. It’s because of these things that I do not live in fear (though some would argue that I do). Being alert keeps me safe because I do not fear.

I have come to terms with reality. I do not go blindly through life-like Will Farrell’s character Buddy, from the movie “Elf.” Life has risks. Understanding that truth helps keep us alive.

The apostle Peter spoke of the need to be alert. “The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer,” (1 Peter 4:7). Essentially, he knew that for him, life was coming to an end and it did. It was not a time to hang one’s head and hide. It was a time to be real, be alert, and face the danger head on without shrinking from it. Alertness allows us to make good decisions. Blindness keeps us from doing that.

We have snakes in Georgia and I hate snakes, even the non-poisonous snakes. I can’t help it. When I walk through the woods, I am always prepared for the possibility that I will come across a snake. I learned this while still in California when I was not prepared for the possibility.

My wife and I were jogging along a bike path and talking about the day. I was not really focusing on my surroundings and then I heard what sounded like paper rattling very fast in the wind. I glanced up just in time to see a very large (and very real) rattlesnake sliding across our path only a few feet in front of us. I don’t think I’ve ever jumped that high in my life!

The snake was actually trying to move away from us and was simply rattling its tail as a warning. It was at least three feet long and thick. I found out later that rattlesnakes cannot normally strike unless they are in a coiled position. This one was on the move and couldn’t strike. Still scared me though because I was not prepared for the possibility of seeing a snake even though I knew they existed there.

The sight and sound of a large rattler unnerved me that day and taught me that being alert is the first real step in keeping your life. Had I been alert, I would have seen the snake sooner and stopped until it had passed by.

Terror-related events will come and go. They are terrible when they happen, but we need to react more like people in Israel. Terror events don’t stop them. They keep living. That’s the only way I know how to deliberately win against terror, especially since the federal government has purposefully allowed so many potential radical Islamists into America in the first place.

Entry filed under: Islam, Life in America, Political Correctness, Politically Correct, Politics. Tags: , , .

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