A tale of two Texas towns By John P. Kuchta, Jr. for American Thinker
Garland and Uvalde are two Texas communities with similarities common to small towns across America. Their residents are traditionally patriotic, hard-working, overwhelmingly Christian, and conservative both fiscally and socially, and they are targets for the leftists in this country who wish to change the very character of what makes Texas, well, “Texas, it’s a whole other country!”
For full disclosure, I am a Texas lover. The first fall night that I spent under a big Texas sky beside a mesquite fire, watching more shooting stars in five minutes than I had ever seen in my entire life growing up in light-polluted New Orleans, I fell in love with the place.
I am going to compare and contrast the attacks that both Uvalde and Garland endured, separated by just over seven years, with vastly different outcomes.
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On May 3, 2015, two Muslim jihadists drove from their mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, to Garland to attack a gathering at the Garland Convention Center (GCC). Why? The shooters were upset that two anti-jihadists, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, were sponsoring a “Draw Mohammed” contest at the GCC.
As readers may be aware, Muslims believe that it is blasphemous to render a likeness of their prophet. They are less likely to wish to discuss the fact that their prophet married his second wife, Aisha, when she was six years old, consummating the marriage when she had reached the relatively mature age of nine. But I digress.
The two shooters had been well equipped by their fellow believers with the very best body armor and weaponry. Nothing is too good for those who carry on the jihad. Besides the support of their mosque, these jihadists enjoyed the support and counsel of none other than the FBI.