The biggest threat to the safety and security of the American people is not North Korea or Russia but Islam.
As we saw on 9/11, when 19 Muslims hijacked planes and flew them into the Twin Towers, Islam carries a dark and dangerous energy that is determined to vanquish Christianity and extend its demonic rule over the whole earth.
Because the Supreme Court, for a change, ruled in accordance with the Constitution and the law this week in upholding the president’s travel ban, we now have the opportunity to stop the spread of Islam at our borders and to contain this deadly contagion.
The Constitution grants Congress authority to control the “migration” of persons to our shores, and Congress, using its constitutional authority, has enacted a law that grants the president the power to determine, on his own, who gets to come into this country and who doesn’t. Any group of aliens the president “deems” to be “detrimental to the interests” of the United States can be prohibited entirely from entering the country.
The president can do this entirely on his own. He doesn’t need to get permission from anybody, including Congress. President Trump used this authority to ban immigration to anyone from five Muslim-majority nations which are hotbeds of Islamic fundamentalism (Iran, Syria. Libya, Somalia, and Yemen) and from two additional unstable and therefore dangerous regimes (North Korea and Venezuela).
You can ignore the nattering nabobs of negativism who screech that this is anti-Islamic discrimination. Of course it is. First, not all discrimination is bad. We discriminate against murderers by locking them up for life or putting them to death.
Second, there is absolutely no religious right to immigrate to the United States. It is a privilege, not a right, which we are free to grant or withhold in order to protect our nation’s security.
Third, Islam is a totalitarian ideology which is profoundly antithetical to every value America cherishes. Not one single right enshrined in the First Amendment is found in Islam, the Qur’an, or in the vast majority of Muslim nations. There is no freedom of religion (Saudi Arabia still does not have a single Christian church, not one) or freedom of the speech or press (say or write anything critical of Muhammad and you’ll be behind bars so fast it’ll make your eyes water). There is no freedom to peaceably assemble, as Christians who try to hold Bible studies have discovered the hard way from the inside of a prison cell. There is no right to petition the government for the redress of grievances. If a Muslim government wants your opinion, it will give it you.
Fourth, Islam cherishes an overt hatred of and animosity toward anything remotely Christian or Jewish. Muslims are instructed by their prophet to “slay the idolaters wherever you find them” (Surah 9:5) and to “cut off their heads” (Surah 47:4). Our Marines to this day are known as “Leathernecks” from the thick strips of leather they wore to protect themselves when they went ashore in Libya to defeat the Muslim hordes of Tripoli in 1804.
This innate, inbred animus toward Christianity and the West is why Islam is the Ebola virus of culture. Everywhere it erupts, people die. It is not a religion of peace; as Bill Maher has said, it may more accurately be described as a “religion of pieces,” because that’s all that’s left after a jihadi attack. It is in fact a religion of war, violence, and death, and has been since 630 AD. As Winston Churchill said, “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”
Communists have been forbidden to immigrate to the U.S. since 1952. Why? For one reason: Communism is a totalitarian ideology utterly contrary to American values of liberty and self-governance. Muslims can, and should, be banned for the same reason.
During the 2014-16 Ebola-virus epidemic, seven central African countries banned immigration from any country where there was an Ebola outbreak. Did they believe that every single immigrant was a carrier of the virus? No, of course not! But they knew there was no way to find out who was a carrier and who was not until it was too late.
The same is true with the jihadi virus. According to a 2015 poll done by the Center for Security Policy, 25% of American Muslims believe that violence against Americans here in the U.S. is justified as a part of global jihad.
So we can freely stipulate that we have nothing to fear from 75% of American Muslims. But the other 25% are okay with violence against infidels (that’s us) in order to advance Islam. Here’s the question: do we know who those 25% are? One out of every four Muslims you meet would be happy to see you die in the name of Allah. (In the U.K., more Muslims join ISIS than the British military.)
Since we have no way of telling the difference between the Muslims we need to worry about and those we don’t, we must be careful with them all.
Americans get almost weekly reminders of the danger Islam poses to the West in general and to the U.S. in particular. Donald Trump won the election, in part, because he campaigned on a promise to impose “a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
The Constitution, the law, and now the Supreme Court agreed that he can do it if he wants. Maybe it’s time.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Northwest Connection.)