By JAVIER MANJARRES
Latino groups are attacking a Texas Congressman for saying that Middle Eastern terrorists have formed links with Mexican drug cartels and are getting training on how to pass as undocumented Mexican immigrants when entering the United States.-Fox Latino
We have long known that terrorist organizations have set up shop in Mexico and have been working with drug cartels. The Department of Homeland Security has identified “other than Mexicans” (OTM) from at least 35 other “special interest” countries to be crossing into the U.S. They have also already confirmed that Islamist terrorist are using the Southern border as an entry point into the U.S. Why wouldn’t they exploit a porous and unsecured border to enter the country?
“We know that Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border,” U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN. “We know that people are being trained to come in and act like they’re Hispanic when they’re radical Islamist.”
He did not elaborate how they are taught to “act. . .Hispanic.”-Fox Latino
Now we have Hispanic groups blindly bashing Gohmert for his statements, calling them “unacceptable, offensive and ignorant.” In reality, what could be perceived as being ignorant, are statements like these made against the Congressman. These Hispanic groups are not privy to the facts and information that someone like Representative Gohmert has about the matter, considering that he sits on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Look, here is the dirty truth. Many Hispanics, not all, look a lot like Middle Easterners. This is just a fact.
I get am frequently asked if I am “Persian,” Mediterranean, and other parts of the Middle East. Once on a trip to Germany, a group of girls I met at a bar in Berlin didn’t believe me when I told them that I was Colombian. According to one of the girls, before they approached me, they sized me up as being either Northern African or from the Middle East.
Over the years, this has been the case with other people that I have met along my worldly travels, especially in Europe. You see, due to the dense population of Middle Easterners in those countries, Europeans are used to seeing these folks on a regular basis, Hispanics to them are a rarity. Even here in the States, I am asked if I am from that region by actual immigrants from the Middle East.
You may find that strange, and many have, simply because you are so used to seeing Hispanics like myself on regular basis. The thought of me possibly being Persian or for from somewhere else in Northern Africa or the Middle East, just doesn’t register to you.
Did you know that there are Black Colombians? Probably not, but there are. There are also Mexicans that have blond hair and blue eyes.
Americans have it in their heads that all Middle Easterners have beards and big bushy eyebrows, just as Europeans and other foreigners believe that Hispanics probably all look like the “Speedy Gonzalez” type immigrant that lives south of the U.S. border.
The moral of this story is this , keep an open and objective mind, especially when it comes to national security. The terrorist who is looking to set off a bomb at a local grocery story is not going care who he harms. Whether you are black or white, illegal or legal, Hispanic or Persian, he will do whatever it takes to get to the U.S., even if it means posing as an illegal immigrant. You can take that to the bank.