By Bob Bennett
The title is adapted from page 7 of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.” Here’s what “by their hands” means: The RINOs and Democrats in Congress recently funded Obama’s entire program to accept 168,000 Muslim migrants and refugees this year—including the 10,000 Syrians. They ignored a November 18th Bloomberg poll showing that 53% of Americans opposed admitting any Syrian refugees. Apparently, they think the 47% of Americans who told Gallup they’re worried about being victims of terrorism are misguided.
Moreover, since there was no prior discussion of a moratorium, an annual cap, or even a valid new way to vet them, they also believe we can take in unlimited numbers of Muslims, with no added risk whatever.
But obviously, there would be significant risk in accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees because our FBI director has said they cannot be vetted. That’s because, when it comes to Syria, we lack the enormous IED fingerprint database we have from Iraq. Nor can we expect info from the Syrian government we’ve been trying to overthrow for the last four years. Therefore, if a Syrian applicant hasn’t shown up on our radar somehow, we know nothing about him.
Yet, it’s manifestly clear this is not a priority. Unquestionably, we have no idea how to distinguish Muslims who are harmless from those that mean to kill us or overthrow our form of government—and we aren’t even talking about it. This is not helped by White House efforts to confuse by declaring terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. The purpose of such an deranged statement can only be to deter all discussion of keeping America safe by excluding Muslims who mean her ill.
The true risks of Syrian refugees coming to America
We’ve recently seen in California the damage just one person entering on a visa can wreak. Do we really trust our DHS to properly vet these 10,000 Syrians after their releasing of 104,000 criminal illegal aliens, in 2013? There’s more: The Washington Free Beacon reported on December 16th:
“At least 29 individuals legally granted entrance to the United States between 2012 and 2015 have been accused of having a role in terrorist plots”—20 were charged in 2015 alone—and that may be “only a fraction of those foreigners in America who could have ties to terrorism.” Most of the 29 were from Muslim-majority countries, it said.
Thanks to the Syrian civil war that Obama’s pursued for four years, Syria is saturated with tens of thousands of Sunni Islamists who converged on Syria to battle the Shi’ite-leaning Assad regime, or to fight with ISIS to reestablish the caliphate, lost in 1918. Many of them are Islamists, to one degree or another, such as the “al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra and the ultra-Islamist Ahrar al-Sham…[and] the Levant Front, [whose] charter, released in June, called for the establishment of Islamic government with Sharia as the sole source of law.”
An April 2015 report prepared by experts for the UN Security Council says, “More than 25,000 foreign fighters from 100 nations have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State …. For the thousands … who travelled to the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq… they live and work in a veritable ‘international finishing school’ for extremists.” Most came from “Tunisia, Morocco, France and Russia…but [also] from unlikely places like “the Maldives, Finland …Trinidad and Tobago.”
Also, recall that ISIS has promised to infiltrate agents with the refugees. If the 10,000 we cannot vet will be drawn from this area there’s a high probability that a significant number will be trained and motivated terrorists.
The ever-increasing number of Muslims coming to America
The most recent available data show that in 2013, “118,000 migrants from Muslim-majority countries were permanently resettled within the United States on green cards.” In addition, figures show that we also took in “approximately 40,000 refugees and asylees from Muslim countries.”
That makes 158,000 people from Muslim-majority countries who were allowed to permanently live and work here, in 2013, and in successive years. With benefits. Now, Obama wants to take in an additional 10,000 refugees specifically from Syria. For starters. That’s 168,000 total. This is not to mention 123,000 so-called “’temporary migrants’ from Muslim countries as foreign students and foreign workers.” In the face of widespread public objection, the GOP-led Congress just funded all of that.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) released figures in November showing, “The U.S. issued 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority countries in the five-year period from FY2009 through FY2013.”
The report states that “Census Bureau data shows migration from the Middle East to be one of the fastest-growing categories.” That makes the risk fast-growing also. There are logical reasons why there’s a significant risk of admitting Muslims from countries other than Syria, also.
The risks of Muslim migration to America
In spite of the doctrine, disseminated by Muslim advocacy groups, that there’s more than one Islam—the “moderate” variety, that these groups profess to inhabit, and the extremist variety, like ISIS and al-Qaeda—There is really only one Islam. As the intelligence experts who wrote Shariah the Threat to America put it:
“Shariah obliges [Muslims] to engage in jihad to achieve the triumph of Islam worldwide through the establishment of a global Islamic State governed exclusively by shariah, under a restored caliphate.”
“It is totalitarian in character, incompatible with our Constitution and a threat to freedom here and around the world.”
“Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim,” wrote Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. “It is the nature of Islam to dominate … to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”
This is the path laid out for all Muslims. Whether they take it depends upon how whether they’re content to follow shariah in their private life or feel compelled to impose it on the world.
All Muslims, even those born here and “living the American Dream,” as Syad Farook has been described, are at risk of turning down that path, with the right kind of nudge from a recruiter. And turning is very possible, given the massive efforts being expended to bring all Muslims together under that banner:
“Shariah’s adherents are making a determined, sustained, and well-financed effort to impose it on all Muslims and non-Muslims, alike, here and around the world.”— Shariah the Threat
In addition, there is the Hijrah: Mohammad’s order to “emigrate in the cause of Allah – that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there.”
Muslims are likely to bring cultural values from their home countries
According to Senator Sessions’s migrant figures, the two countries with the highest number of migrants admitted to the U.S. are Iraq and Pakistan—both 83,000, over the last five years. In both, over 8 out of 10 Muslims believe Islam should be the law of the land, according to Pew Research’s Forum On Religion & Public Life—The World’s Muslims Survey. Of those who so believe, 42% in Iraq and 76% in Pakistan favor the death penalty for leaving Islam. Just one proof of how un-American their culture is.
The attitude toward women, in Muslim-majority nations, is of concern also. The effects of migrants from such nations is becoming very evident in Europe. Gatestone Institute reports, in “Germany: Migrants’ Rape Epidemic”:
“Growing numbers of German women in towns and cities across the country are being raped by asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Many of the crimes are being downplayed by German authorities and the national media, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.”
A partial list of twenty-two rapes and attempted rapes of German women is at the end of the linked article.
Gatestone also describes a little month of horrors—November 2015—in Sweden, which has opened itself to immigration from countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia for over a decade. The article is titled, “Sweden: Rapes, Acquittals and Severed Heads.”
Sweden is now the rape capital of the world, next to Lesotho, in southern Africa. This article from July 2015 presents a constellation of crimes committed primarily by Muslim migrants and their descendants. It describes very familiar tactics of the deranged mindset of the Left: media lying about the magnitude of the problem, concealing the ethnicity of the criminals; government refusing to deal with the utter devastation of personal safety in Sweden rather than confront far-left immigration policies:
“Neither of the two political blocs seems to regard the rapes and other violent crimes against Swedes as a problem. In any case, there are no hints of any attempt at political actions to stop the growing and increasingly brutal violence…. They know that if they deal with crime, they must also deal with the irresponsible immigration policies. And that is a sacred cow that must not be slaughtered.”
This transformation, by no means unique, is the deliberate act of a leftist cabal that seeks to obliterate national identity: Why should there be a Sweden, with its own culture, populated by blondes? By what right does Germany have a unique culture? Who are Americans to enjoy their traditions of Christmas and Christianity? Why should these countries’ citizens be prosperous and safe? Why not let in teeming millions from Mogadishu, or Aleppo?
These will be the consequences of allowing worthless politicians to admit large numbers of Muslims to America. Republican voters are well-advised to choose a candidate who is aware of these issues, and who we know will deal with them.