Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists recently set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace.
Boko Haram still holds at least 219 school girls the Islamic terrorists kidnapped in April.
Meanwhile in Iraq, another group of Islamic terrorists continues to push back government forces and massacre civilians it deems religiously suspect. Officials in that country say they cannot defeat the enemy without help from other countries.
U.S. reaction to that was to note that 300 special forces troops sent to Iraq will assess the country's ability to resist.
In Afghanistan, where President Barack Obama's announcement of a deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops has invigorated Taliban terrorists, that group is making progress in conquering territory.
Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists have stepped up their attacks against the Pakistani government too.
After a daring raid by Navy SEALs killed former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011, Obama in effect declared "mission accomplished" against Islamic terrorists.
He was wrong. Islamic terrorism is a multi-headed hydra. Cut off one head and a new one grows in its place.
Clearly, Islamic terrorists in scores of countries are increasing the level of their violence. Far from defeating al-Qaida and related groups, Obama and other U.S. leaders seem content to allow them to win bloody victory after bloody victory.
A re-evaluation of U.S. policy is in order. Unless we connect the dots soon, they will lead straight to our shores.