Did America just narrowly avoid another San Bernardino style attack, this time in Arlington, Texas?
Normally there is nothing unusual about a Texan having firearms in their vehicle.
However, what this man said yesterday after being arrested has left many shaken — because it could mean there are others like him, still on the loose.
The CBS affiliate station in Arlington reports:
It was around 3 p.m. Tuesday when police say an Arlington School Resource Officer was driving to the station when two people flagged him down. The residents told the officer about a possible aggravated assault by a man who was believed to be armed.
The officer found Sadek’s vehicle, and made a traffic stop near Green Oaks and Waterview Drive. It was then police say Sadek got out of his car and began walking toward the officer, in what was perceived as an aggressive manner. (…)
The officer used the taser on Sadek after the two got into a physical fight. But, with the help of two private citizens, the suspect was eventually taken into custody.
According to sources, the man in custody, Wahib Sadek, “claims to be a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group.”
Of course, the suspect could be exaggerating and simply delusional. However, it’s worth noting that no one like this ever claims to be part of an “Amish People’s Front” or the “Methodist Power Movement.”
Whether or not Sadek is “really” an ISIS recruit wouldn’t have mattered much to any victims who might have found themselves in his line of fire.
Those who condemn Donald Trump’s call for a moratorium on Muslim immigration to the U.S. need to pay closer attention to stories like this one.