Is Trump right about halting Muslim immigration?
Donald Trump has spoken out, and his comments are the talk of the land. Whether one looks at the liberal media, the Democrats, the other GOP presidential contenders, or the GOP establishment in Washington, everyone is saying the exact same thing: Trump is wrong. Trump has crossed the line. Trump doesn’t represent American values. But when we step back and look at the facts honestly, we have to ask ourselves: is Trump actually right?
We no longer have to look back at September 11, 2001 as the last time Americans were attacked at home by radical Islamic terrorists. All we have to do is look back to last week. Islamic terrorists are striking all over the globe, and now they have struck again in America. In reaction to that attack (along with the recent Paris attack and countless others), Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the country. This is what he said:
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice.”
Enter the media firestorm and the parade of people coming out against Trump. Our new speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, spoke out against Trump.
Ryan spoke of the virtues of Muslims, so that we won’t think they are all terrorists. Barack Obama did the same thing in his Oval Office address. Rather than talk about how to keep us safe, Obama lectured Americans on the need for gun control (which would not have stopped these terrorists) and spoke on the importance of being nice to Muslims. Guess what? No one is lumping all Muslims in the same boat. No one is saying that! And yet Paul Ryan speaks about it. Obama speaks about it. And the entire left wing media is talking about it.
On the homepage of CNN.com yesterday, the main headline was The truth about Muslims in America, a story which plays down their danger to America but also plays up their contributions.
All of these people want to ignore the FACT that radical Islamic terrorists have just struck on American soil again. They want to ignore the FACT that ALL major terrorist attacks around the globe are being perpetrated by members of one type of religion. They also ignore the fact that radical Islam is not just a religion, but it is a political and governing way of life. Sharia law is incompatible with the American way of life and the American form of government. That’s just a simple fact.
So, here’s a little refresher of what the media and even our own GOP leaders and candidates wont’ tell you. First of all, there is this notion that Islamic radicals make up a very, very, very, very small percentage of all Muslims. Take a look at this video by Ben Shapiro:
In summary, Ben notes that there are around 680 million radical muslims around the world and about 500,000 right here in America. These may not be terrorists, but they sympathize with the motives and means of the terrorists.
A story from this summer which ran on Breitbart.com points out the results of a new poll of American Muslims.
The results show that a startling number of American Muslims, our fellow citizens, agree that violence is a legitimate response to those who insult Islam. A full majority of 51% “agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”
A full 25% of those polled agreed that “violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.”
For those who don’t know, Sharia Law is nothing less than the Nazi-ification of a religion. Sharia authorizes murder against non-believers who won’t convert, horrific oppression of women, the execution of gays, the extermination of Jews…
So, 25% of those polled believe that violence against Americans can be justified?! And what are we doing about this? It seems like the media and GOP candidates are bending over backwards NOT to talk about it. Trump is the only candidate that is speaking about American safety.
There are a few fundamental reasons why America is not just some loose collection of states. There are reasons why we drew up a Constitution and created a federal government. The NUMBER ONE reason is for the protection of American citizens. That is the main and most important function. And yet, there is only one person talking about it? Does anyone find that to be odd?
Now, let’s look at Trump’s outrageous, racist, misguided, insane, out-of-line, over-the-top recommendation, and let’s compare with other times America has been under attack.
As noted by Frontpage Mag, “During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency.” Wow, liberal president Jimmy Carter proposed this?
Here’s Jimmy Carter saying it back in 1980.
Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.
In another Frontpage Mag story, we learn that “after Pearl Harbor, the naturalization of enemy aliens was suspended for a time.”
The myth popularized by the left is that after Pearl Harbor the United States began randomly going after Japanese-Americans because of racism. The actual reality is that the United States began relocating “enemy aliens” in the West Coast, which meant Germans, Japanese and Italians who were not United States citizens. Race wasn’t the issue. Fear of an invasion was.
So… is Trump so wrong?
In an article on National Review, Andrew McCarthy actually points out that Trump’s comments should “touch off a badly needed debate.”
The lack of separation between spiritual and civic life is not the only problem with Islam. Sharia is counter-constitutional in its most basic elements — beginning with the elementary belief that people do not have a right to govern themselves freely. Islam, instead, requires adherence to sharia and rejection of all law that contradicts it. So we start with fundamental incompatibility, before we ever get to other aspects of sharia: its systematic discrimination against non-Muslims and women; its denial of religious liberty, free speech, economic freedom, privacy rights, due process, and protection from cruel and unusual punishments; and its endorsement of violent jihad in furtherance of protecting and expanding the territory it governs.
Let’s bear in mind that permitting immigration is a discretionary national act. There is no right to immigrate to the United States, and the United States has no obligation to accept immigrants from any country, including Muslim-majority countries. We could lawfully cut off all immigration, period, if we wanted to. Plus, it has always been a basic tenet of legal immigration to promote fidelity to the Constitution and assimilation into American society — principles to which classical sharia is antithetical.
So, was Trump out of line with his comments? If an American leader is truly concerned about the safety of the American people, doesn’t it make sense to take a hard look at the immigration process?
How about this… How about if we call for a two-year halt to ALL immigration from ANY country? As McCarthy noted there is no “right” for anyone to come here whenever he or she wants. It is up to America to let people in, and we are a country at war with radical Islamic terrorists.
What if a candidate proposed a two-year timeout on immigration so that America can secure its northern and southern borders, review the visa process that so many terrorists have abused in the past, and come up with new policies for who can actually come into this country. To appease the left and the weak GOP establishment, the timeout would apply to all races, nationalities, etc. We wouldn’t want to offend those trying to kill us, would we?
In a world where radical Islamic terrorists are trying to kill us, doesn’t that proposal make sense? And yet, there is only one candidate who is talking about American safety and security, and that candidate is getting attacked from all sides.
I saw Islamic terrorists kill Americans. I saw Flight 77 fly overhead and crash into the Pentagon. I saw the explosion that killed innocent Americans. I don’t want to see it again… ever! So, rather than the media or Paul Ryan or the Young Republicans (who sent out an e-mail denouncing Trump’s comments) or the establishment GOP coming out and continuing to tell us that not all Muslims are bad, when are we going to hear some real plans about dealing with the ones who are trying to kill us?
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