Terror Averted

Via FrontPage Magazine: The recent arrest of four Muslim men who allegedly plotted to blow up two synagogues in Riverdale, N.Y., serves as a startling reminder of both the potential dangers that America continues to face, and the impressive counterterrorism tools that, despite the efforts of some on the Left, the country still has at its disposal.

What is notable about the Riverdale plotters – James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen – is that they were not trained in overseas camps, nor were they radicalized by a large terror cell. Instead, they are U.S. and Caribbean natives who converted to Islam in prison. Equally significant is that their surveillance by the FBI, and later their successful apprehension, owes a great deal to the preventative measures of the much-maligned Patriot Act.

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