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A black flag used by the Islamic State group extremists flutters over their combat positions, outside of Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq, May 29, 2015 (AP photo).

Post-9/11 Measures Make U.S. Hard Target for Islamic State

Michael A. Cohen Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Last Friday, as America was focused on landmark Supreme Court rulings that made same-sex marriage legal and prevented millions of citizens from losing their health insurance, the so-called Islamic State (IS) flexed its terrorist muscles. The impact was as horrific as one might imagine.

In Tunisia, a Kalashnikov-toting jihadist gunman shot and killed 39 Western tourists sunbathing on a resort beach. In Kuwait, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque, killing 27 worshippers and wounding 227. And in France, in an attack whose motivations remain unclear but that bore all the hallmarks of IS, the head of a transportation company was killed and then savagely decapitated by one of his employees, who was subsequently apprehended while apparently trying to set off an explosion at a chemical factory that subcontracted the company’s services. ...

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