On February 5th, 2016, an ISIS sympathizer in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was arrested. His name was Khalil Abu-Rayyan, and his plan was to carry out a suicide attack on a church with a capacity of 6,000. He had access to an AK-47, an AR-15, and was actually talked out of carrying out his planned massacre by his father. The FBI has been surreptitiously monitoring him since May 2015. He was posting, liking, and commenting on many Islamic jihadi social media accounts. His statement about being prevented from carrying out the massacre is chilling: “Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.” Luckily for Dearborn, a bid by his father to have Khalil Abu-Rayyan released to his custody was denied by a judge last Wednesday, and he remains behind bars at the time of this writing. You can read the actual criminal complaint here.
You would think an event like this…a plot to carry out an Islamic-inspired religious massacre averted by both the FBI and a Muslim with a scrap of true conscience…would be incredibly newsworthy. Try googling “Khalil Abu-Rayyan” and then click “news” under the search bar. A few Detroit papers and local Detroit TV news affiliates picked up the story, as did a couple of British newspapers, along with a few very minor players in the internet news business. NO CNN coverage. NO Fox News coverage. NO New York Times, or New York Post, or Washington Post, or MSNBC, or Los Angeles Times, or even Newsmax.
Why? What are they trying to hide from us? Is anyone behind the orchestration of this wall of silence? This wall grows ever more rock-solid with each Islamic attack that is thwarted. If all the attacks that have been prevented had instead been carried out, there would be thousands dead in this country. Prevention of an Islamic attack is something we, as citizens, need to be informed about. The security and safety of citizens that comes with vigilance and awareness is far more important than political correctness or anyone’s “sensitivities.” Are we on a news blackout when it comes to the terrorists already among us? Is it THAT important to them to keep the sheeple safely asleep?