The terrorists are seeking to supplant al-Qaeda and other Islamic movements in order to spearhead the war against the West, and by giving greater attention to attacks like the one in Orlando relative to those in Syria, the West is playing into the hands of terrorists.
"By the frequency and ferocity of its attacks, it seeks to displace al-Qaeda and other Islamic resistance movements in the eyes of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, and to be seen by the young as the great liberator of the Islamic world and future conqueror of the West."
"Compare the returns from this act of Islamist terror in Orlando, to those from similar attacks in Kabul, Baghdad or Damascus," Buchanan wrote.
Since 19 hijackers carried out the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and transformed US foreign policy, prompting wars across the Middle East, only 95 Americans have died at the hands of Islamic terrorists at home in the US, he pointed out.
"Any wonder ISIS (Daesh) would implore its followers to strike where they are, inside the US, inside Europe, and not come to Syria to die anonymously?"