The economic burden of Islamic FUD

On Tuesday, the entire Los Angeles Unified School District was shut down and more than 640,000 kids were forced to stay home due to a “credible terror threat” received via email.  Fortunately, it turned out to be just a hoax, but following the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, everyone is on edge, and it’s clear that Islamic FUD has taken root.  Creating an atmosphere of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the Islamic terrorists.  FUD is what enables a small number of jihadists to commit a violent act and subsequently causes millions to alter their behavior in the aftermath.  The emotional and financial costs of FUD can be staggering. Tuesday’s shutdown of LA schools is a perfect example.  While FUD certainly caused an overreaction to a perceived “terror threat,” beyond the emotional response there was also an enormous cost burden placed upon the taxpayers.  Before...(Read Full Post)