via Dial Three for Arabic for Public Assistance in Michigan, USA :: The Phyllis Chesler Organization.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, nearly 16% of Americans are now Hispanic-Americans. Thus, Spanish is available in a variety of setting: on the phone, at the post office, in voting booths, and in limited ways in some public school classrooms.
According to The Pew Research Center, as of 2011, 2.7 million Muslims, (native-born, converts, immigrants) were living in America. Thus, Muslims from the Middle East, Southeast and Central Asia, and North Africa, comprise less than 1 % (.87 %) of our population of 313.9 million Americans.
But guess what? America may just have joined Europe in welcoming a new kind of immigrant. If you dial the following number in Michigan: 1-888-678-8914, you will be dialing the Public Assistance Office. You will be told to “Press 1 for English. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for Arabic. Call, test this for yourself.
This is interesting since Arabic-only speakers comprise a small percentage of Americans, and Arabic-only speakers comprise a small (but growing) percentage of Michigan residents. While it is true that Christians, mainly from Lebanon, also speak Arabic and have also immigrated to America, I doubt that they live in Michigan or in Dearborn, which is a magnet for Muslims.
Nevertheless, magically, mysteriously, Arabic-speakers in Michigan have just gotten their own fast-tracked special “hot line” for public assistance. Interestingly enough, the majority of Arabic-only speakers in Michigan are Muslims. Similarly expanding Muslim (but not necessarily Arabic- speaking) populations exist in about twenty states, including New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and California. Such immigrants also speak Pashtu, Urdu, Dari, Bengali, Turkish, Persian, Hindustani, Tamil, and Somali as well as Arabic.
The need for Arabic as a second language in order to obtain public assistance might increase if the Arab Christians who are being ruthlessly persecuted by Arab Muslims seek and are granted asylum in America.
Am I an “Islamophobe” for raising these questions? I think not. I am concerned with the willingness and ability of a tribal culture to modernize and assimilate to western values if they continue speaking only in their native-language and listening only to native-language broadcasts. I am worried about Americans-turned-Jihadist because their main frame of reference remains the Islamic ummah and not their American adopted country.
I am worried about the girls and women who may not wish to face-veil, who want to dress in a modern way, have non-Arabic speaking friends, obtain an advanced education, and choose their own marriage partners. I am worried that they might be honor killed on American soil for such desires, just as they have been in Europe where the Muslim population has reached a point of no return.
I am even more afraid that Arabic-speaking Muslim girls and women may not have such desires—not even in America—if they remain surrounded by Arabic-only words, ideas, and customs.
I am a strong advocate for political asylum to be granted to Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and women, especially to individuals who are persecuted and even murdered by their own cultures because they have dared to critique or to leave that culture. Thus, I have submitted affidavits on behalf of (mainly) Muslim women in flight from being honor killed. I welcome them to America. I do not welcome their persecutors—male or female.
I fear that it will prove unwise—possibly our undoing if, like Europe, America welcomes those who wish to live here on government handouts with no intention of assimilating and leading productive lives; who refuse to speak our language, in every sense of the word.
In the name of tolerance and political correctness, guilty, but still racist Europeans have allowed a second-class, hostile, and parasitic population to flourish, one which does not wish to become “European.” America should not repeat Europe’s tragic mistake I would hope that the majority of Muslims in America are not busily face veiling their women, genitally mutilating their daughters, secretly engaging in polygamy, and forcing their children into arranged marriages with uneducated first cousins from the home country.
But I fear that this is precisely what is happening.
Recently, during the Eid festival, at the end of Ramadan, a close friend was visiting the beach community of Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. She saw women wearing heavy burqas (head, face, and body covering) in the heat; their male escorts were wearing summery, western clothing, including jeans; their very young daughters were wearing high heels, makeup, and sparkly, eroticized clothing. This last feature was new to me. I will have to think about what this means. Whatever I conclude, this emerging picture is worrisome
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