"i am always flabbergasted that there are still people that think there is a "terrorist threat" to our country"
I immediately called BS and told said nitwit that he was just baiting us; playing Devils Advocate just for the sake of argument. (I have friends who will do that, because they like to see me get worked up and go off on a tangent.)
Sadly, in this case, the referenced nitwit was serious.
The moron actually thinks there is no terrorist threat.
Los Angeles Times -- U.S. sees homegrown Muslim extremism as rising threat
Writer Sebasian Rotella provides an unsettling litany of attacks and near misses on America soil by Islamist radicals in the past year.
“‘Radicalization is clearly happening in the U.S.,’ said Mitchell Silber, director of analysis for the Intelligence Division of the New York Police Department. ‘In years past, you couldn't say that about the U.S. You could say it about Europe.’
Europe has suffered a militant onslaught: transport bombings in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005, an assassination in the Netherlands in 2004, and close calls such as the fiery failed attack on the Glasgow airport in 2007.
Hard borders have helped the U.S. ward off the threat. But experts also said that Islamic radicalization is more widespread in Europe. Crime, alienation and extremism roil Muslim immigrant communities in places like tiny Denmark and the vast slums of France.”