El Cajon is the home to the second-largest Iraqi diaspora in the United States.
Iraqis have been coming to San Diego for decades now. The local schools have Arabic-speaking staff. So do healthcare providers.
Here, grocery store signs are in English and Arabic. Posters advertise realty and investment services in both languages, alongside signs for concerts headlined by Arab pop stars.
At the downtown El Cajon farmers market, resettlement agencies set up booths to explain their services and hand out ACLU pamphlets about the right to wear a hijab.
Now Syrian refugees are flooding in.
El Cajon has become an incubator for terrorism. It’s just a matter of time before this place explodes.
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