The alleged terrorist who drove a rented truck into a group of people in Manhattan Tuesday and killed at least eight people and injured a dozen more, lived in Paterson.

He allegedly rented the truck used in the attack in Passaic. The suspected attacker is identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov and is said to have come from Uzbekistan to the U.S. legally in 2010.

We just saw the conviction of 29-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghanistan-born man living in Elizabeth, for the NYC bombing attack in the summer of 2016. This pocket of northeast New Jersey is no stranger to investigations and arrests of radicalized Muslim extremists for the last 20 years. These types of people are not only here, but they are in many other pockets across the country.

The problem is complex, but it boils down to two basic issues: Radical Islam and immigration.

The number of foreign-born individual in the U.S. population has more than QUADRUPLED since 1965. Back then foreign-born individuals represented 5 percent of the U.S. population. By 2013, immigrants made up 13.1 percent of the total U.S. population.

Too many new people coming in too fast. In many cases, it takes a good two generations of a family coming to America to really "feel" American. Some take to it right away, but seemingly not from many of the countries we're allowing people in from today.

This terror suspect was let into our country under a something called the "Diversity Immigrant Visa" program, also known as the the Green Card lottery. Immigration is supposed to be for the benefit of the U.S., not a community outreach program to help foreigners of a small number feel more comfortable.

We live in dangerous times and we need to severely curtail immigration and specifically from countries and cultures whose ideals and moral codes do not match our own. We also need the majority of good, loyal American Muslims to weed out and/or identify those in that religion who have a twisted violent, anti-western ideology.

We are starting to see more leaders in the Middle East and here in the US openly admitting there is a problem and reaching out to authorities to cooperate in hunting these crazy people down.

I love immigrants. All four of my grandparents were immigrants. They were also part of a group that was looked upon as suspicious and dangerous. They were also one of the ethnic groups interred in camps in large numbers along with the Japanese in World War II.

Immigration can be good. So can chocolate, but it you have too much of it you can get sick. We have a serious case of too many immigrants too soon and we all saw some of the sickness yesterday.

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Dennis & Judi are on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tweet them @DennisandJudi or @NJ1015.

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