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Istanbul, Turkey: Terror Attack at Airport – 41 Dead and Counting

Another day, another terror attack.  This time the target was a majority-Muslim nation, Turkey.

According to reports, at least 41 people have been killed and 239 injured in another airport attack, similar to the March 22 attack in Belgium, which left 31 dead and 300 injured.

Three assailants entered Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, opened fire with machine guns, and detonated suicide vests, according to ABC news.

Terror attacks are increasing in both frequency and catastrophic loss of life.  Unfortunately, the media and our government officials are still unwilling to properly identify the threat.

Never, has the lack of common sense been more evident than on MSNBC, as the headline for Chris Matthews’s Hardline report was Is there a pattern to recent terror attacks?

The answer?  Anthony Roman says, “Yes, they’re increasingly sophisticated and they’re happening with greater frequency.”


Initially, there was no mention on the program of motive or ideology, just tactics, surveillance, sophistication and organization.  Finally, one of the guests, Laith Alkouri, briefly mentioned Ramadan and the Islamic State’s call for Jihad by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Ramadan…Jihad…  Oh, so close, but he still didn’t specifically name the common threat by name.  Why can’t we just admit that Islamic terrorists are responsible?

The last guest, Tara Maller, didn’t want to speculate as to whether they were inspired by the Islamic State or acting on their own.

In another MSNBC report, the anchor said, “We don’t know, officially, if this is ISIS, but if it is, why do you think they haven’t claimed credit yet?”


If our media and world leaders truly want to address the growing terror threat, they need to listen to Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University.  Dr. Gorka is well-informed, highly astute, and uses common-sense principles to address the concern, as detailed by Garth Kant on in reference to Dr. Gorka’s book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.

The extremely abbreviated version of Kant’s summary of Gorka’s recommendations involves:

  1. Identify the enemy
  2. Empower allies
  3. Delegitimize the ideology of jihad

It’s a long article, but well worth the read if you are interested in helping others understand the methods necessary to defeat the growing terror threat.  Kudos to WND for highlighting Dr. Gorka’s work.

We need more brave voices like WND and Robert Spencer who are willing to tell the truth despite the personal cost.


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