Al-Quaeda operates in places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and a lot of other countries "over there." And except for 9/11 and the first strike of the World Trade towers, we're pretty safe here at home. Right? Wrong!
How many people know, for instance, that Al-Quaeda and Hamas have cells currently operating in Santa Clara, California? Or, how about the Algerian Armed Islamic Group in San Diego, or Hizballah in Detroit, or the group known as the Islamic Jihad in Herndon, Virginia. According Steve Emerson in his book, American Jihad, and others, there are dozens of terrorist cells or terrorist support groups across the U.S. in cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, Missouri and even in Orlando--Disney Land for goodness sake.
As Americans we need to take our heads out of the sand and look around. I did a book a couple of years ago called Soldier of God in which I have suicide bombers coming to our shores. Cops I talked to around the country all had the same thing to say: It's not if suicide bombers are coming here, it's when.
Let's wake up.