In the wake of the Brussels attack on March 22nd, many Americans were concerned we could be taking in terrorists among refugees from Muslim majority countries – particularly Syrian refugees, who FBI Director Comey has said can’t be properly vetted, since we lack the database on them that we have on Iraqis.
But we not only face a terror risk from admitting foreign Muslims. Syed Rizwan Farook, who, with his wife’s help murdered 14 people in San Bernardino last December, was born in the USA of Pakistani parents.
Police say Omar Mateen gunned down 103 people in an Orlando gay nightclub, early Sunday. He called 911 from the club and swore allegiance to Abu Bakr Baghdadi, leader of ISIS. The Islamic State took responsibility for the murders. Fifty died, and 53 are wounded, in the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11. Mateen was also born in America.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump correctly noted in a Monday, “The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America … was because we allowed his family to come here.” Referring to his December 2015 declaration calling “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until [we] can figure out what is going on,” he said, “The ban will be lifted when we … are in a position to properly and perfectly screen those people coming into our country.” He added:
“When I am elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats.”
Trump mentioned that “The principles of Radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions,” and he alluded to “oppressive Sharia Law.” His speech was forceful; it showed that he knows there’s a problem with Islam that must be dealt with – which is far superior to the Obama-Clinton fantasy that terrorism is unrelated to Islam. But the Don’s knowledge of the enemy is wholly inadequate to protect America from this enemy, and his plans don’t go nearly far enough.
FBI Director Comey delivered a metaphor after the attack illustrating the magnitude of the problem: “We are looking for needles in a nationwide haystack. But we’re also called upon to figure out which pieces of hay might someday become needles.”
Truly, we will never be “in a position to properly and perfectly screen those people coming into our country,” as Trump says. Suspending immigration from terror hotspots will not do it. Muslims who come here may not be terrorists, but their children will always be at greater risk of self-radicalization than other Americans. Muslims come from a culture that is inimical to American culture, and they will frequently bring that culture with them, in unpleasant ways that don’t include terrorism.
Because of our low (1.862 children per woman) and the high of Muslims (3.1), if we wish to survive as a culture, we must severely limit the numbers of Muslims coming to America. We have been doing the opposite, often at the urging of congressional Democrats, and with the compliance of congressional Republicans. Last December, Congress funding to bring in nearly 300,000 Muslims this year, including 10,000 Syrians, that the FBI director said could not be vetted.
Europe reaps the whirlwind of multiculturism
Like Sweden, which has been Muslim immigrants for decades, Germany is rapidly learning the consequences of admitting large numbers of Muslims to its country. In a Gatestone Institute , Soeren Kern outlined appalling signs of the devastation to German society, resulting from the relentless immigration of Muslims:
Muslim men residing in Germany routinely take advantage of the social welfare system by bringing two, three or four women … to Germany, and then marrying them in the presence of an imam. The women request social welfare benefits, including the cost of a separate home for themselves and for their children …” – Polygamy, although illegal under German law, is among Muslims in all major German cities: In Berlin, for example, an estimated … one-third of the Muslim men living in the Neukölln district of the city have two or more wives.
Sharia law is rapidly throughout Germany, with Sharia courts now operating in all of Germany’s big cities.…At the same time, German judges are increasingly and deferring to Sharia law in German law courts.
In Wuppertal, groups of bearded Muslim radicals calling themselves the “Sharia Police” have tried to on the streets by distributing yellow leaflets that explain the Islamist code of conduct in the city’s Sharia zones.
In another , Kern lists a host of rapes just in the month of August, 2015; and crimes have not been limited to sexual assaults. Der Speigel that “In Cologne alone, more than 11,000 people have been robbed … in the last three years. According to police, all of the perpetrators have been male and [most] have come from North African countries such as Morocco and Algeria.”
Germany was a charming and safe country, eight years ago, when this writer last was there.
If America is not to go the way of Europe, we must face certain realities. For one thing, there’s a reason that Muslim immigrants commit crimes against women: the society from which they come is inimical to Western society in a very unique way.
The toxic values of honor/shame societies, brought to America
Americans should be wary of the large percentage of immigrants bringing with them the medieval cultural values of Muslim countries, particularly attitudes toward women. Professor Valerie Hudson that those attitudes are hard-wired into men of such “honor/shame” societies; this gives rise to honor-killings, to cleanse the family from loss of honor, due to a daughter having a Western boyfriend or other imagined sin.
Dr. Hudson also reveals a new dimension to why Muslim men rape women. Though they clearly see an “uncovered” or unaccompanied woman as fair game, Muslims’ rapes of Western women can also be an act of aggression against their husbands and families:
“Rape [is] a crime of power, not a crime of sexual desire. Rape’s target in such societies is not women; rape’s target is men and families. Rape shows that the men could not protect the chastity of their women, hence emasculating them. And rape strips honor from a family.”
This aspect leads us inevitably to the realization that the rape of Western women is also intended to emasculate and strip honor from Western men and Western society.
The Hijra being enabled by political correctness.
Those who suggest limiting the number of Muslims entering America face finger-wagging and admonishments that “This is not who we are.” But the relentless migration of Muslims is part of an age-old command to spread Islam across the planet.
“I charge you with five of what Allah has charged me with: to assemble, to listen, to obey, to immigrate and to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah” – Quote from Hadith (five responsibilities or “charges” for those who submit to Islam) —Ann Corcoran, “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America”
“Hijra means migration.” Ms. Corcoran, “and, according to Islam’s doctrines and its quietly acknowledged organizational strategies, the goal of migration today is not peaceful assimilation to the political system and mores of the host country. Instead, the goal is jihad by non-violent means—known as civilization jihad or Islamization.
“Hijra remains the model to this day for jihadists who seek to populate and dominate new lands. Their migrations are not for the purpose of assimilating peacefully in a new host nation, adopting as their own
its traditions and legal systems,” writes Frank Gaffney, Jr. in the Foreword.
“Rather, Mohammed’s followers… are driven first to colonize and then to transform non-Muslim target societies – whether through violent means or via stealthy, pre-violent ones favored by the Muslim Brotherhood when it is not powerful enough to use violence decisively.”
Geert Wilders is quoted with an ominous warning to the West:
“The vast settlement of Muslims in the West is bringing the ‘gradual and incremental transformation of our societies and legal systems, or what is termed “Islamization” of our democratic societies by the vast growing numbers of Muslim immigrants who are importing Islam into our Western way of life.’”
“Hijra is central to the Brotherhood’s aim to ‘destroy the Western civilization from within,’” writes Gaffney. One of the mechanisms is America’s abdication of its sovereignty to the United Nations in selecting beneficiaries of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Because of the baleful influence of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), whose membership comprises 56 Muslim nations, “The asylum and refugee resettlement program is giving preferential treatment to problematic Muslim populations. Such cohorts typically adhere rigidly to the authorities of Islam’s totalitarian and supremacist doctrine of shariah.”
It’s worth a brief digression to note that Hillary Clinton, with the blessing of Barack Obama, closely with the OIC to achieve the adoption of UN Resolution 16/18, which calls upon all nations to adopt “measures to criminalize incitement to imminent violence based on religion or belief.”
“In 2009, the Obama administration shockingly supported Muslim allies trying to establish a new international blasphemy standard,” Turley wrote, “And as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton invited delegations to Washington to work on implementing that standard.”
What we must do
On Sunday, former CIA director James Woolsey said on Fox News that “Islamists are at least as ideological as the Nazis; somewhat different from the Nazis, but they are effectively their own kind of Nazi. The jihadis hate gay people… think they should die as soon as possible.”
In 1942, would we have ever have admitted nearly 300,000 German immigrants to America?
Recognizing that we are at war, we can no longer tolerate the restraints of political correctness: We cannot tolerate a president who refuses to connect Islam with terrorism. Donald Trump speaks forcibly, rejects PC, but lacks real understanding of the threat. His bullpen is also sparsely manned: he lacks qualified advisors, and tends to ignore those he does have. This is a recipe for failure.