Alice in Terrorland

Everybody knows the motive of the Minnesota mall attacker, but authorities are unwilling to say it.

While attending the Minneapolis trial of three Somali-Americans who sought to join ISIS, I had a moment that almost took my breath away. It came when the prosecutors displayed a photograph of one of the defendants wearing a security guard’s uniform. He was smiling. Work as a security was one of the occasional jobs he did for money. It was a photograph that represented the through-the-looking-glass quality of life in Minnesota.

On Saturday night, another man wearing the uniform of a security guard went on a stabbing rampage at the Crossroads Center shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.