Obama on ISIS: "We have contained them."

Investor’s Business Daily:

Jihad: Amid fresh terror strikes in Paris and Beirut, and the FBI arrest of an Ohio Islamic State operative who sought to kill U.S. soldiers and American shoppers and students, President Obama downplays the IS threat.

‘ISIS is gaining strength, aren’t they?” ABC’s Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked the president Friday, citing this month’s suicide bombings in Beirut and the bombing of a Russian commercial jetliner by the Islamic State, which killed 40 and 244, respectively.

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama asserted. “We have contained them.”

This may go down as one of the most irresponsible statements uttered by this president. For nothing could be further from the truth.

Just hours after his remarks, Muslim terrorists carried out simultaneous attacks on at least three targets in the heart of Paris, where in February an IS foot soldier shot up a Jewish deli and took hostages.

Dozens have been killed, say new reports. Terror experts suspect that this latest round of attacks is the handiwork of the IS caliphate, which, contrary to Obama’s fantasies, is projecting its power farther and farther from its base in Iraq and Syria.

In fact, it is now an existential threat to the American homeland. Within days of the IS-inspired stabbing of four on a California college campus, the FBI Thursday arrested an IS agent in Akron, Ohio, who solicited the murder of more than 100 U.S. service members.

Black Muslim convert Terrence J. McNeil, 25, allegedly distributed their names and addresses to IS websites along with the IS command: “Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe.”

The federal complaint says that McNeil, who pressured the hospital he worked for to let him wear his beard out of respect for his religion, last year posted an Internet message: “I can’t wait for another 9/11, Boston bombing or Sandy Hook.”

In another, he said, “I’m an African-American and native American so this country has made my people suffer (for) years . … I would gladly take part in an attack on this murderous regime and the people.”

Added McNeil: “I’ll be proud when I sled(sic) American blood,” later suggesting the bombing of “a church, school or mall.”

The case is just one of 900 active investigations of IS operatives inside the U.S., as FBI Director James Comey revealed earlier this month.

So let’s keep bringing in another 100,000 Muslims a year plus the 200,000 Syrians. Sure, why not?