The Corner

The Americans Slain by ISIS that You Haven’t Heard About Yet

From the first Morning Jolt of the week:

The Americans Slain by ISIS That You Haven’t Heard About Yet

A week ago, Wednesday:

Three Dearborn residents, including a mother of four who had returned to her native Leb­­a­non in a quest to bring her family to the U.S., were among at least 43 slain Thursday in twin terrorist bombings in Lebanon. . . . Also killed was Leila Mazloum, who recently became a permanent resident of the U.S., and had moved to Dearborn in the past year.

A week ago Thursday Obama said ISIS was “contained” and said it was “premature” to say that ISIS is “the greatest terror threat in the world.”

A week ago, Friday:

A 23-year-old California State University, Long Beach student was killed in the Paris terror attacks, the school announced Saturday.

Nohemi Gonzalez, an El Monte resident, was a junior studying interior design. She was in Paris attending the Strate College of Design as part of a semester abroad program.

Last Monday:

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Jordanian police training facility that left two Americans dead — an attack Jordan says had no links to terrorist groups.

In addition to the two Americans, one South African trainer and two Jordanian translators were also killed.

Thursday:

An 18-year-old U.S. citizen was among three people killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.

Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old resident of Sharon, Massachusetts, was a recent graduate of the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA.

Friday:

Anita Ashok Datar, an American aid worker of Indian-origin was among the 27 victims of the terrorist massacre in Bamako, Mali, the Obama administration confirmed on Friday, even as world powers closed ranks at the United Nations to defeat the terrorist group ISIS.

ISIS and its affiliates or related Islamist groups have had a really good month for killing Americans. They’ve done it on three continents.

Most Popular

Elections

Biden: Make America Great Again

A promise of economic nationalism, an expensive infrastructure bill that’s really a make-work program, prejudice against foreigners, denunciations of Wall Street — Joe Biden is running the 2016 Trump campaign against Donald Trump in 2020. Joe Biden gave a big economic speech in Pennsylvania yesterday, and ... Read More
Elections

Biden: Make America Great Again

A promise of economic nationalism, an expensive infrastructure bill that’s really a make-work program, prejudice against foreigners, denunciations of Wall Street — Joe Biden is running the 2016 Trump campaign against Donald Trump in 2020. Joe Biden gave a big economic speech in Pennsylvania yesterday, and ... Read More
Culture

The Fragility of the Woke

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics. She won a huge audience, as she intended. But her video also came to the attention of the ... Read More
Culture

The Fragility of the Woke

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics. She won a huge audience, as she intended. But her video also came to the attention of the ... Read More
Culture

No One Is Ever Woke Enough

Closing out the week: The Harper’s letter calling for freedom of expression demonstrates that no one is ever “woke” enough, and that any institution that tries to make peace with the perpetually aggrieved eventually becomes dysfunctional; the value of Hamilton as a litmus test of the limits of cancel ... Read More
Culture

No One Is Ever Woke Enough

Closing out the week: The Harper’s letter calling for freedom of expression demonstrates that no one is ever “woke” enough, and that any institution that tries to make peace with the perpetually aggrieved eventually becomes dysfunctional; the value of Hamilton as a litmus test of the limits of cancel ... Read More