By Bob Bennett
On September 10th, Obama announced he will accept 10,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal year, a large increase over the ~1500 accepted this year, which ends September 30th. On September 21st, he said he would raise the number of refugees accepted from 70,000 to 85,000 in fiscal year 2016, which starts the end of September. This will include the 10,000 Syrians.
In fiscal year 2017, the number will go up—to 100,000.
Certainly the case could be made that the refugee issue is urgent—but why is it urgent for us, and not for their co-religionist countries in the Middle East, most of whom have ignored the problem? For most of the refugees are Muslims. And the UN decides on the religion of refugees to America.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians and Yazidis face murder for their religion, by the rebel groups in Syria, by ISIS in Syria and Iraq; by Boko Haram in Nigeria. But the UN and the State Department have chosen to virtually bar Christians from admittance.
Breitbart says Obama’s new refugee number will be on top of almost a quarter million migrants already admitted annually. Breitbart reviewed State Department and Homeland Security data and found that “in 2013 alone, 117,423 migrants from Muslim-majority countries were permanently resettled within the United States.
“Additionally in 2013, the United States voluntarily admitted an extra 122,921 temporary migrants from Muslim countries as foreign students and foreign workers…”
That makes 240,344. Adding in Obama’s new promises, we could see 325,344 Muslims entering next year and 340,344 the following year—if he doesn’t raise the numbers.
The recent migrant crisis that has overwhelmed Europe has brought calls for the U.S. to take even more refugees than the 185,000 Obama just ordered. That should be a warning.
This crisis is a direct result of Obama’s policies in the Middle East. Calling these policies “misguided” is inadequate; the results were so predictable one suspects they are part of some deranged mission.
Obama’s Project to Topple Secular Dictators a Disaster
The Obama policy of supporting rebels to topple dictators: first, Egypt’s Mubarak, next, Libya’s Kaddafi, then Syria’s Assad has spawned a catastrophe—not only for the people in the region, but also for Europe. Assad did not step down, like the others, he instead launched a full-out assault on the rebels, which has raged since 2011. We’ve been arming those rebels, many of whom were Al Qaeda or Salafist, another violent jihadist group. This was known to the Administration, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
An August 2012 report indicated the rebels were mostly made up of terrorist groups:
“…The opposition in Syria was driven by al Qaeda and other extremist Muslim groups: ‘the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [al Qaeda Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria…. AQI supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning. . . ’ ”
The confluence of these violent groups “was predicted to have dire consequences for Iraq, which included the ‘grave danger’ of the rise of ISIS:
“ISI [Islamic State in Iraq, the group subdued in the Iraq War] could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria…”
Now all of this has come to pass, thanks to Obama’s arming and encouraging jihadist rebels in Syria. Add to that his waging only a token fight against ISIS (compare 14 daily air strikes on Syria and Iraq on 9/16 and 9/18, for example, with 1100 daily, during Desert Storm). That enabled the brutal regime to grow and grow, beheading and immolating at will. Thus, he created an ever-evolving cataclysm that’s displaced some 4 million Syrians.
Had we destroyed ISIS; had we not supported the rebels, perhaps Assad would’ve overcome the opposition long ago, far fewer lives would’ve been lost—And Europe would not be awash with refugees.
Is Obama just a hapless idiot, or is he purposely carrying out Mohammed’s Hjira? (See below.)
The Destruction of Christian Europe
Hundreds of thousands of migrants now stream into Europe, largely as a result of the chaos in Syria and Iraq. Europe’s manifest compulsion to “do the right thing,” accepting untold numbers of migrants, inspired many others to join the movement—from strife-torn Afghanistan and Eritrea, a repressive dictatorship.
Reportedly, 500,000 refugees have already swarmed into Europe, this year, heartened by a misguided offer from Germany’s Vice Chancellor Gabriel on September 8th to take 500,000 of the Middle East’s huddled masses annually for several years, and waiving the EU rule that migrants must stay in where country they first land.
This loosed an immediate deluge of migrants into Europe, heading for Germany—many of whom were not fleeing war, but poverty. The offer was madness, considering that Germany had already allowed 450,000 refugees in this year, according to the Daily Mail.
Chancellor Angela Merkel instantly backtracked on Gabriel’s offer, saying the German government had responsibilities toward its own people. Having made this discovery, she called for a plan to share migrants between all European countries. But the damage was done: “Tens of thousands of people … streamed [through Europe] into Austria, heading for Germany, since the two countries said they would let a wave of migrants… enter their territory.”
Muslim armies out to conquer Germany were twice stopped at the gates of Vienna: once by God, in the summer of 1529, when the worst torrential downpours in the history of Europe bogged down Suleiman’s wagons and cannons; and a second time, in 1638, when they were stopped by the great Polish King Jan III Sobieski.
Now it seems Vienna has fallen; Germany—and all of Europe will follow—defeated by political correctness.
The European Commission announced plans for mandatory quotas to share out the 120,000 asylum seekers remaining in Europe among 25 member countries. But they know full well that millions more will descend upon Europe.
“Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania oppose the plan.
The Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban said:
“ ‘These migrants are not … from war zones but from camps in Syria’s neighbors… So these people are not fleeing danger …,’ he said.” He was referring to Turkey, which shares a border with Syria; it has spent $6 billion to build a vast refugee camp system, which now houses 2 million refugees. From the camps, refugees can travel overland to Greece, and the rest of Europe.
“He added how Merkel’s decision to relax asylum laws had caused ‘chaos’ and accused European leaders of ‘living in a dream world.’ ”
When Germany withdrew its offer to accept 500,000 refugees annually, Orban erected fences across Hungary’s borders, to prevent migrants from passing through to Germany. He controlled surging migrants with water cannons and tear gas. This generated intense criticism across Europe, which Orban called “moral imperialism.”
We’d call it political correctness.
A Warning for America’s Leaders
Mr. Orban, a conservative, expressed an opinion that will resonate with Americans, one that our leaders should take to heart: “In most European countries…there is a gap between the opinion of the people and the policy pursued by the elite,” said Orban.
The Wall Street Journal reported: “Mr. Orban argued that the very future of Europe was threatened by the migrants,.… ‘a competition of cultures’ between Christianity and Islam. ‘It’s clear that Christians will lose this competition if one allows many Muslims to come to Europe,’ ” he said; citing Muslims’ emphasis on families and children, he predicted: “ ‘eventually there will be more of them than us. That’s simple mathematics.’ ”
His sentiments were echoed by “some 82 percent of Hungarians surveyed.”
They were also echoed by Imam Sheikh Muhammad Ayed who, in a speech at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, told Muslims to use the migrant crisis to breed with European citizens and “conquer their countries.”
“ ‘We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries – whether you like it or not, oh Germans, oh Americans, oh French, oh Italians, and all those like you….’ ” —Pamela Geller
The Muslims call it Hjira: Mohammed’s dictate to spread Islam throughout the world.
Frank Gaffney’s Foreword to Refugee Resettlement and The Hjira to America tells us:
“Hjira remains the model to this day for jihadists who seek to populate and dominate new lands. Their migrations are not for the purpose of assimilating peacefully in a new host nation….Rather, Mohammed’s followers…are driven first to colonize and then to transform non-Muslim target societies.”
He says it’s “particularly alarming” that the UN, dominated by the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, gives preference to Muslims in assigning refugees to the West.
Ann Corcoran, longtime administrator of Refugee Resettlement Watch and author of the book, writes: “Muslim immigration of Iraqis and Afghans from the Middle East, or Somalis from Africa, or Bosnians and Albanians from Eastern Europe, as well as the … large scale Muslim migration from Syria… has burdened … American communities with increasing demands for special treatment and sharia compliance as their populations grow…
“Infiltration into all of our institutions… is already well underway. Demands for Halal food, Islamic finance, and the visible presence of women in head scarves are all part of the plan to “condition the host community.”
She calls for investigation of the abuse-laden Refugee Resettlement Program and reports that Reps. Babin and McCaul of Texas have introduced the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314) which seeks to suspend refugee resettlement to America until economic costs and national security concerns are analyzed. It quickly gained ten co-sponsors. Odd that Texas is the number one state targeted by the for refugee distribution.
Europe’s crisis will soon come to America, where our politically correct president and congressional Democrats encourage hundreds of thousands of Muslims to settle here and force them on 190 cities designated as “receiving communities,” under Obama’s “Task Force for New Americans” plan.
The Muslims call it Hjira.
Bob Bennett is a New York-based writer who has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal and the NY Post, and has appeared on Fox and Friends and America’s Newsroom. He has traveled widely and written travel pieces for the NY Post, a cover article for the Jewish Press, and an op-ed for the medical journal Cancer Biotherapy & Radioimmunotherapy. Bob was also award-winning producer of a travel radio show heard on New York stations: WMCA, WNWK and 50,000 watt WOR and the national Sky Angel Network. He now blogs on Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Community and Red State Diaries.