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America needs a national terrorist registry to keep us safe

[foxnews.com 5/10/18]

Domestic terrorist Herman Bell is a free man, walking the streets. And if a New York judge has his way, fellow terrorist Judith Clarke will be free as well.

This raises an increasingly important question: How many more convicted terrorists are already out there? It is impossible to answer accurately.

Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, more than 500 people have been convicted in the U.S. of terrorist crimes. That number increases when you add in people, who – although investigated for terrorism – were allowed to plead guilty to a non-terrorism offenses such as wire fraud or illegal possession of a weapon.

For example, Edwin Lemmons was arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force after he traveled overseas for jihadist training, yet he was only charged with possession of an assault rifle.

What happens when a terrorist is incarcerated is important. We know that there is currently no adequate prison program in place that deals specifically with rehabilitating terrorists. The federal Bureau of Prisons response to that alarming fact is to inform us that it “offers the same re-entry opportunities for all inmates.”

Does a convicted jihadist really need to learn how to make license plates? Or in the case of bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi, does it help for him to take drama classes?

While these failures are troubling, what happens when terrorists are released from prison is exponentially more important.

Without a viable post-release program, terrorists who complete their sentences could just be dropped off at a gas station and told to take a bus somewhere. That’s exactly what happen to Shaker Masri after serving seven years in prison for attempting to travel to Somalia and join al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda affiliate.

The recent case of Casey Charles Spain is an example of why we need a national registry for convicted terrorists.

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  1. Anonymous

    Only sex offenders. Period.

    • FRegistryTerrorists

      Was this comment supposed to mean something. If so, I have no idea what.

      • AO

        I think he meant that this won’t happen because only Sex Offenders are evil and dangerous enough to warrant a registry.

  2. Facts should matter

    “To keep us safe?” Sounds like a bumper sticker on a jacked-up 4×4 and it’si right up there with “make America great again.”

    The only registry we need is a bridal and gift registry.

    • FRegistryTerrorists

      When I hear people talk about Registries that is exactly the kind of inbreds that I imagine. I am really hoping that rednecks truly are an endangered species in America. They can’t disappear fast enough.

  3. FRegistryTerrorists

    Foxnews.com will not allow any comments which they do not like, no matter how tame they are. So just keep that in mind when you see anything from them. You will not see reality, you will see what they want you to see. To me, that makes them nothing but a propaganda machine with an agenda. If foxnews.com were an actual news organization, they would be immoral liars.

  4. bob

    we need to put 99% of politicians on this terrorist list !!!!

  5. Eric

    I think burglars and robbers should have a registry. Just imagine if one of “them” moved in next to you, or a drug dealer! Why aren’t people worried about that, they have a very high recidivism rate, and of course drunk drivers, you don’t want one of them driving in your neighborhood. And certainly all politicians convicted of crimes. they are smooth talkers and could easily take advantage of you. We all have a lot to fear.

  6. bluewall

    We need a DUI registery.. with photos of the vehicals on the website, maybe a different color license tag so people are aware when they see the vehical drive irratically

    • @bluewall

      Ohio has a DUI registry, but one has to have five (5!) DUI convictions first before there is a list entry for them. There even has been discussion of different colored license plates. Look it up online to see the topic movement over the years with Ohio and other states.

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