American author, Ed Cline, got a visit from the FBI where he was informed that he was on the Islamic State murder list. When his landlord found out...
Above is an interview done last night about this issue. It is not getting the press it deserves.
Bet there has been some coverage of it.
Cyrus Skeen, Edward Cline’s fictional detective, has survived countless brushes with death and danger across eighteen novels, the latest of which, Exegesis, is coming out just now. Its author, a 70-year-old Air Force veteran, has lived a life that in some ways has been as difficult as that of his fictional protagonist.
But while Cyrus Skeen brushes off threats with witty quips and a keen intellect, his creator’s keen intellect and wit have come up against the harsher reality of ISIS terror and the willingness of some in our country to appease that terrorism by turning on its victims.
The Islamic State has been publishing lists of thousands of names of those it claims will be its targets. One such list included 3,600 New Yorkers. Another contained the names of 43 government employees and yet another listed 70 members of the military. But many of those on the hit lists were ordinary people, like Julie, a dogwalker living in Brooklyn. They received calls from FBI agents and then they went back to living the routine of their ordinary lives.
Those of you who have read Ayaan Hirsi Ali's superb book, Infidel, will know she faced a similar situation in the Netherlands. When she spoke out against Islam and the danger it represented to liberal democracy in the Netherlands, the building she lived in told her to get out as well. And so did the Netherlands for that matter.
But what a shame that the land of the brave and the land of the free would also punish the bell ringers. The Laura Secords and the Paul Reveres.
Even if they were on different sides.
And now we throw them out of their own homes.
How low can we sink.
We are al Vichy France now.
Arresting the French Resistance is next.