By: Rachel Molschky
A new report shows a significant rise in Muslim immigration to the US. The Pew Forum has analyzed the results and found that over the past 20 years, around one million immigrants have been granted permanent residency status every year. Sometimes they are able to obtain this status because they are family members of other residents, while other times they get work visas, are refugees and asylum seekers, or they have won a visa lottery. But as the report shows, where they are coming from is changing. Whereas before, there were more arriving from Europe and other parts of North America as well as South America, now those numbers are decreasing while those from Asia, Africa and the Middle East are increasing. Surprise, surprise.
What this means is that while there are still many Christians immigrating to the US (though less than before), the number of Muslims is increasing steadily. In 1992, 68% of the new legal permanent residents were Christians, while this number has dropped to only 61% ten years later. Meanwhile, during the same time frame, Muslims comprised 5% of the new legal permanent residents before and have increased to twice as many, 10%, a decade later. Religious minorities once made up one out of every five new legal immigrants, but now they are one out of every four. Some of these religious minorities are Hindus and Buddhists, but they are generally productive members of society and contribute to the economy. They are not the ones responsible for 94% of the world’s terrorism, much of which is directed to the very same Western nations where they are immigrating, and much of which is done now through homegrown terrorism, that which is done by legal immigrants and mainly naturalized citizens, second generation immigrants or recent Muslim converts.
These numbers are troublesome, but what is worse is the fact that Obama is actually considering inviting Syrian refugees into our country, thereby increasing the number of legal Muslim immigrants even more. But that’s not all. Many of the Syrian rebels have professed their allegiance to Al Qaeda. If we invite them to infiltrate our borders, not only legally but actually welcoming them with open arms, what is to come of this great nation? While before they had to be sneaky about getting here to perform their terrorist acts, now they come legally and are protected. They have freedom of religion, which is an important thing so long as that religion does not preach hatred and violence and the destruction of your own civilization. In the case of Islam, it does just that. And if anyone criticizes this religion, Muslims then insist on anti-blasphemy laws, and they cry about unfair treatment and Islamophobia. The intent is to walk into the country legally, complain about Islamophobia and then proceed to plan the most destructive and violent terrorist attacks possible.
The LA Times has reported that in the near future we could see thousands of Syrian refugees in American towns and cities. There are currently 1.6 million Syrian refugees in other Middle Eastern countries. The idea is that these countries cannot support them all, but shouldn’t they be taking care of their brethren? Why is it the responsibility of the US?
According to the Times, “The United States usually accepts about half the refugees that the U.N. agency proposes for resettlement. California has historically taken the largest share, but Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia are also popular destinations.”
The US is not the only Western country considering taking in these refugees. Germany has already committed to taking in 5000 people. The US will likely take in a far more substantial amount than that if we typically accept half of what the UN proposes. On board to take in the refugees are Susan Rice, Obama’s new anti-Israel National Security Advisor, (a post once held by such people as Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice), and Samantha Power, Obama’s nominee for US Ambassador to the UN, another extremely anti-Israel and clearly anti-Semitic person in Obama’s camp, who showed her true colors several years ago when she suggested taking aid away from Israel, actually invading our great ally and instead helping Palestinian terrorists. These are the type of people serving in high ranking government positions now. With such people in power, the acceptance of Syrian refugees into our nation is likely to become a reality.
As of now, these refugees are mainly in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, and the 1.6 million number is expected to double to 3.2 million by the end of the year. Turkey is not happy and is demanding that the West relieve the burden. But imagine if Turkey, a Muslim country, is fed up, what will become of the West if we allow these people, who are already from a completely different culture from our own and who profess a religion which preaches hatred against us, to come and live in the very nations they hate? What’s more, according to the Times article, approximately 80% of these refugees are women and children who have war injuries, both physical and mental. Rather than adding to our society, they will require care and will be a drain on the economy as the government sustains them. More taxes will be going to supporting these people, many of whom hate us. We are just asking for more homegrown terrorism.
We’ve already seen this effect with the massive amounts of Iraqi refugees we have taken in. There have been Iraqis arrested and convicted of terrorism plots, honor killings and other crimes, as well as a gang rape case involving who else, but Iraqis once again. Those poor, defenseless refugees.
Immigration has drastically changed in the US. In 1992, 41% of new permanent residents came from the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East-North Africa region or sub-Saharan Africa. But by 2012, this number rose to 53%. Additionally, while the United States accepted around 250,000 immigrants each year in the 1950s, this country is now accepting around one million each year. Of that one million, 260,000 of them belong to other religions besides Christianity, and 130,000 do not belong to any religion. But how many of those 130,000 come from nations with cultures completely different from our own and cultures which teach that America is the enemy? In other words, many of that 260,000 are Muslim, and what about the 130,000 who claim to have no religion? Whether they claim to be religious or not, if they come from a Muslim country, the ideology is imbedded in their culture.
Then these Muslim immigrants have children, and their population multiplies. They build mosques and Islamic cultural centers, which is their right as legal residents and citizens of the United States, the land of opportunity which provides for them that very sought after freedom of religion. But it is in these mosques and cultural centers where many terrorism schemes have been masterminded. There have been multiple FBI and police undercover sting operations which have led to the capture of these terrorists. And secret recordings in mosques throughout the West have uncovered the truth about what imams really preach: it is not peace but rather, that the West is the enemy, that it is ok to rape non-Muslims, death to America, death to the Jews, death to Israel, etc. This is the “religion” we are protecting.
The point is not if we agree with someone else’s religion. If someone wants to believe in G-d, multiple gods, or no gods, they should have that right. However, if people immigrate to a largely Judeo-Christian society, and their religion preaches the destruction of that very society which took them in, this is when it becomes an issue. Or at least, it should.
Not only is modern immigration changing the religious and ethnic make-up of the US and the rest of the West, but it is doing it at an incredibly rapid pace as these numbers demonstrate. Those who openly say without any hesitation that we are their enemy are welcomed with open arms. Diversity is one thing, but if that diversity means more terrorism against us and more economic instability, then it is time to rethink the approach.