Why Do Democrats Want to Bring Thousands of Muslim Refugees into America—but Not Christian Refugees?
By Bob Bennett
What is the allure of Islamic immigration to Democrats? First, we have to realize what the Democratic Party is not, and what it actually is. There’s a eureka moment in this realization, because one of the universe’s most profound mysteries is: Why would an entity that depends upon the public’s goodwill consistently take positions that drive average Americans into paroxysms of spitting-up, screaming-at-the-TV rage?
Those positions are directed by political correctness, which defends—even celebrates—things Americans despise: violent criminals, late-as-possible abortion, Islamic terrorists, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran; illegal aliens, sanctuary cities and criminal illegal aliens. In fact, we should put PC itself on the list of things Americans despise.
Why do Americans despise these things? It’s instinctive, for the same reason most of us recoil from large, poisonous spiders, snakes, and Amazonian giant centipedes, which are the length of a man’s arm and venomous: Because they are patently harmful.
And we recoil from the various species protected by PC because we instinctively know they are harmful to America.
Now, we’re getting somewhere. Is the answer that Democrats are attracted to things that drive Americans up a wall? We might theorize, then, that the Democrat Party’s purpose is to infuriate us. In the sense that making you submit to something abhorrent is a form of control, that is correct. But that’s only their secondary goal.
Their primary goal is to grind down America: to degrade the military to 1940 levels and compel it to include Muslims, openly gay and transgender individuals; to render America hopelessly divided by race and financially destitute; to turn its image from the quintessential respected and trusted world leader into a feeble, dormant giant that betrays its allies and sucks up to its enemies.
Thus, the Democratic Party is not a political party; it is the engine of America’s deconstruction, a descendant of Soviet Marxism. And its leader, Barack Obama, is the ideal person to spearhead that mission: he’s Black—and the Democratic mission depends upon support from, and control of Black Americans.
He also spent part of his childhood in Indonesia, and was raised under Islam while there. Now, he exhibits a loyalty to things Islamic that supersedes his sham loyalty to Blacks and to America.
Want a good example of an ideal Obama/Democrat project? On May 26th, Examiner.com reported that:
“The Syrian civil war [enabled in part by Obama’s support of Syrian rebels] has created a refugee crisis, with approximately 2.9 million Syrians now living in refugee camps in surrounding countries. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees wants the U.S. to accept 130,000 Syrians by the end of 2016.”
Fourteen Democrat senators
, led by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin—sometimes dubbed “Turban Durbin,” have written a letter to Obama pressing him to allow 65,000 Syrians in as refugees. “This would require a dramatic expansion of the refugee program, and virtually guarantee that a sizable number of ISIS fighters would slip in among them.” Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy nicknamed these Dems the “Jihad Caucus.”
WND reports that over 90 percent of the Syrian refugees will likely be Muslim:
“Of the 843 Syrians resettled in the U.S. since the start of the Syrian civil war, 92 percent have been Muslim and about 7 percent Christian.” Also of note, WND says this:
“FBI counter-terrorism experts … have openly admitted it is virtually impossible to screen Syrian refugees … because U.S. agents don’t have access to reliable biometric and law enforcement data.
In February, President Obama made a change in immigration law, apparently to lay a foundation for the Jihad Caucus request:
Senator Jeff Sessions has issued a “Timeline of Obama Administration’s Dismantling of Immigration Law.” The following change to Federal Law provides prima facie evidence that Obama’s policies—with Democrats’ assistance—are meant to fundamentally transform the United States into a place more like, say, Somalia. How else could you explain this move?
“February 5, 2014: Obama Administration Unilaterally Changes Federal Law Prohibiting Admission of Terrorists to U.S.
“The Departments of Homeland Security and State publish[ed] new regulations to narrow a ban in the INA prohibiting individuals who had provided “limited” material support to terrorists from entering the country. The regulations would excuse activities such as:
- Committing or inciting to commit, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily injury, a terrorist activity;
- Preparing or planning a terrorist activity; gathering information on potential targets for terrorist activity; soliciting funds or other things of value for terrorist activity;
- Committing an act that the actor knows, or reasonably should know, affords material support, including a safe house, transportation, communications, funds, transfer of funds or other material financial benefit, false documentation or identification, weapons (including chemical, biological, or radiological weapons), explosives, or training for the commission of a terrorist activity.
“Under the new administration policy, such individuals would be permitted not only to enter the country, but to apply for any immigration benefit, including permanent resident status.”
There are large numbers of Muslims also being admitted through other pathways: “According to U.S. Census Data, the United States admits roughly 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year, representing the fastest growing block of immigration into the United States.… immigration [and higher birthrate] will cause the population of U.S. Muslims to more than double over the next two decades—from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030.”—Breitbart
Why would Democrats want hordes of Islamic refugees in America? It’s certainly not because they feel compassion for refugees; if they do, why are they not doing anything to help the thousands of displaced Syrian Christians? On January 7, 2015 Abraham H. Miller, reported in The Hill that Christians are excluded, under State Dept. rules:
“The Department of State is adhering with all the rigidity of a Soviet era bureaucracy to the rule that only people at risk from massacres launched by the regime qualify for refugee status. The rapes of Christian women and the butchery of Christian children do not count.”
He compares the plight of Christians in Syria to European Jews, desperate to flee the Nazis. Though the scale was obviously very different, it’s still the slaughter of innocents, while we do nothing to stop it—not even take in those who survive.
“The Christians are being raped, tortured, and murdered by militias, not by the Syrian government. This technicality condemns them to continue to be victims without hope. And … is being adhered to with all the tenacity with which President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State Department manipulated quotas and created subterfuges to keep out the Jews fleeing the oppression of Nazi Germany. Obama no more wants the Middle East’s Christian refugees than Roosevelt wanted Europe’s Jewish refugees.”
Miller makes the point that Christian refugees would neither be a terrorism risk nor would they have a problem assimilating into our culture:
“The Christians would barely have to be vetted for ties to terror organizations, which by their very nature do not take Christians. Meanwhile, there is the uncomfortable issue that among the Sunni refugees there are some in league with the Sunni terror militias. And beyond that there is the equally uncomfortable question of the acculturation of segments of the Muslim community.”
August 8, 2015: Christian Today reports that State Dept. exclusion of Christians has become even stricter, since last fall:
“Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, and Melkite Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria said they found out from official US government sources that since October last year, 906 Muslim refugees from Syria have been granted US visas. However, out of the 700,000 displaced Christians from Syria who applied for a US visa during the same period, only 28 succeeded in getting one.
What could be the intent, in importing ever-greater numbers of Muslims? Do Obama and his Democrats seek to enable the Hijra—Mohammed’s command to migrate and spread Islam across the world? And is it in our interest?
Experience in Europe has demonstrated that attempts to integrate large numbers of Muslims into a Western society produce a demonstrable clash of cultures. Gatestone Institute, in an article titled “Sweden: Rape Capital of the West,” tells us:
“Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 1,472%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.
Forty years haven’t passed since we’ve started down the path of Islamization, but the results are already evident: Health Research Funding reports, “There are 33 known honor killings that have happened to date in North America.” The Islamization link above contains a voluminous and alarming list of Islamic intrusions into every area of American life, compiled by Pamela Geller.
We’ve seen reports of the Oklahoma beheading of one woman and the attempted beheading of another, last September, at Vaughan Foods—allegedly by a recent convert to Islam. Shariah Unveiled provides the following sampler of other American beheadings:
- Ariel Sellouk – Houston, Texas: August 2003: throat was slit and beheaded.
- Hossam Armanious, Amal Garas, Sylvia Armanious, and Monica Armanious, – Jersey City, NJ: January 2005: necks, throats and bodies stabbed, mutilation of Coptic tattoo.
- Aasiya Hassan – Buffalo, NY: 2009: Beheaded by her husband Muzzammil Hassan
- Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman, and Raphael Teken – Waltham, Massachusetts: September 2011: throats slit, probably by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers.
- Hany F. Tawadros and Amgad A. Konds – Jersey City, NJ: February 2013: shot, decapitated, hands severed.
It is often said that most Muslims coming to our shores are not radical, but these are crimes non-Muslims would never commit. Also, Muslims’ younger generation is unquestionably more susceptible to radicalization than our 70.6 percent population of Christians. Radicalization of the latter is virtually unknown. It often takes place at Mosques, which Judeo-Christians do not attend. It also occurs on the Internet—but non-Muslims have no reason to seek out jihadi recruitment sites.
The rise in incidents of honor killings and beheadings in America has demonstrated that Muslims immigrating, or being resettled in America is plainly incompatible with our culture, which is 70.6 percent Christian. This is a concept Japan has wisely realized and strictly limits Muslim immigration, terming it a culture alien to theirs. But the Japanese are not burdened by the doctrine of Political Correctness, which is nothing but a smokescreen to conceal policies designed to ultimately destroy America as we know it.
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.