For the simple reason of math, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson insists the violent, sadistic Central American street gang MS-13 “is a far greater threat” to the lives of Americans than Islamic State militants.
MS-13 is well known for brutal killings, including several in the news recently, but Carlson said on Thursday’s show that it goes well beyond murder.
“Killing is not the end of the problem with MS-13,” the Fox News host explained. “Its members have been caught running child prostitution rings. They’ve been contracted by Mexican drug cartels and paid to run torture operations, and of course, they engage in the usual extortion, drug trafficking, and human smuggling.”
Carlson then explained why the gang poses a greater threat than ISIS.
“But unlike ISIS, MS-13 makes it hard to live in certain neighborhoods here in this country,” he said. “Also unlike ISIS, there are a lot of them. ISIS may have significant passive support in the U.S., and a lot of us suspect it does, but [the number of] true active ISIS members [is] pretty small, maybe a few hundred at most.”
“MS-13, by contrast, has at least 6,000 members according to the government in this country,” Carlson continued. “And they’re supported by more than 30,000 abroad. Yes, abroad, because MS-13 is fundamentally a foreign threat.”
And make no mistake, just as President Barack Obama is responsible for ISIS growing into a worldwide terrorist organization, his administration also bears responsibility for MS-13’s growing footprint in the U.S.
At least, that’s the take of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro.
“They came into this country in 2014 under the Obama administration policy of allowing those in from Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,” Pirro said on “Fox & Friends.”
The comment being a reference to the Obama administration’s policy of welcoming unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally crossing the southern border.
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