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'ISIS IS BACK': GOP Rep. Pens Op-Ed Warning of Resurgence of Deadly Terrorist Group

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.01.24

By Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)

History tends to repeat itself, especially as it relates to President Joe Biden. His ideologically rigid open-border policies have laid us wide open to the growing threat of terror abroad.

Despite Biden calling his disastrous and shameful withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 an “extraordinary success,” radical Islamic terrorists somehow didn’t get the message.

It’s been nearly three years since Biden announced his plans to unconditionally withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. In 2011, then-President Barack Obama announced a similar end to our war efforts in Iraq and withdrew our troops.

But radical jihadists love a power vacuum, and what followed is a similar pattern to what we’re seeing unfold in Afghanistan. Our country finds itself with an almost identical threat we faced from ISIS in 2014.

Within three years, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) filled the power vacuum left behind by the U.S. and established a caliphate the size of Indiana to terrorize the region and inspire attacks across Europe and the U.S.

In 2015, two Islamic extremists murdered 14 people in San Bernadino, California and the attack was hailed by ISIS. Six months later, a terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 49 in the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando. We witnessed a wave of Islamic terrorist attacks across Europe.

Now similar terrorist attacks and plans are being exported from ISIS-K in Afghanistan to carry out against the West.

In March, German officials arrested two Afghans linked to ISIS-K for plotting an attack against Sweden’s parliament. In December, Austrian officials arrested three terrorists with ties to ISIS-K for plotting attacks on Christian sites during Christmas Eve.

Full op-ed over at Fox News:

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