Terrorism seems to be thriving in the United States under President Barack Obama.
Thursday’s attack on military recruiting facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez marks the seventh terrorist attack on U.S. soil by a radicalized Muslim in as many years, according to the Daily Caller.
In June 2009, a similar incident occurred when Abdullhakim Mujahid Muhammad killed one soldier and wounded another in a drive-by attack on a U.S. military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In November 2009, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on soldiers stationed at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 bystanders in an attack described by the Obama administration as “workplace violence.”
In April 2013, the Boston Marathon turned into a bloodbath when brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev exploded two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounding hundreds of others.
In October 2014, four New York City police officers were attacked in broad daylight by a man armed with an 18-inch metal hatchet, 32-year-old Zale H. Thompson, who was known for frequenting Islamic State (ISIS) propaganda websites.
In December 2014, the NYPD once again found itself targeted when Ismaaiyl Brinsley – a Muslim man who attended a mosque linked to terrorism and anti-police activity – brutally murdered two officers in “retaliation” for the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
In May 2015, Elton Sumpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi opened fire outside of a “Draw Muhammad” art exhibit at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, before being killed by a police officer at the scene.
The world has also seen an uptick in terrorism outside the U.S., with four Americans brutally murdered by terrorists at a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi in 2011, 12 people gunned down in Paris after Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon of Muhammed in early 2015, and countless people barbarically murdered by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
It can’t all be written off as “workplace violence” – even by this administration.