The Orlando massacre has been declared the worst shooting in U.S. history. The FBI suspects the shooter, Omar Mateen, may have been inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group.
Shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, I was tasked to develop a training course on terrorism. While doing research, I found an al-Qaida training manual on the Internet. I had to dig deep to find it and what I read was scary. The document told terrorists how to adopt our culture and habits, and how to hide in plain sight.
There is a book available from Amazon that made the New York Times Bestseller list titled “American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us” by Steven Emerson. You should read this book. Even more sobering is that they live among us here in the Valley, but you wouldn’t notice them because they blend in and hide in plain sight.
Rebecca Boston, Madera