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Seif Ashmawi, an Egyptian-American newspaper publisher, issued what is now an oft-repeated quote: “Radical Islamic groups have now taken over leadership of the mainstream Islamic institutions in the United States.” The late moderate Muslim journalist made that statement in the 1990s.

We can only wonder today how many Tsarnaev brothers are being trained for terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls,” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.