ISIS is a dangerous group of Islamic radicals. And with international intentions that might even represent a threat to Americans.
The Canadians are certainly taking them seriously. See Canadians in terrorist armies threaten us all. Excerpt:
It is now public knowledge that well over 100 Canadians have left Canada to support or train with terrorist movements abroad. Most are men, but some are women. Some are immigrants to Canada, and some are Canadian-born. ...
The most obvious national-security threat is the one posed by extremists who return. How many are coming back to Canada more radicalized than when they departed? Will their status as veterans of a foreign conflict better enable them to recruit other Canadians? Will they use their foreign contacts to set up networks in Canada to facilitate the movement of fighters, materiel and money in and out of the country?
And, most importantly, will they use their terrorist training to attempt violent acts here in Canada? This is a very real prospect. Europe has already suffered such an attack, where a French citizen and “returnee” from Syria went on a shooting spree in Belgium and killed a number of innocent civilians.
Recalling that the 9/11 terrorists immigrated through Canada, one has to wonder if their target might be America. What we don't know yet is how many Americans have gone to train with ISIS.
Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry is concerned that they may try to come into the US through our unsecured Southern borders. Is he right to be concerned?
Not according to this front pager in the morning paper. The Mexican Embassy says they "have no record of presence of Islamic extremists groups or individuals in Mexico." Sorry. The suggestion that anyone really knows who is crossing the border would require a belief in clairvoyance.