Temporarily stopping the influx of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into America in order to counter Islamic terrorism is like placing a band-aid on a bullet wound. Still, it is a good first step, and American families, who understand that Islamic terrorism is not isolated to some few “radical” groups like Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Islamic State, were well represented on November 16th and 19th, when at least thirty-one U.S. Governors and the House of Representatives set course to block President Obama’s plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees into America next year.
By Tuesday, after the Paris terror attacks, twenty-eight governors were saying that Syrian refugees are not welcome in their state, and by Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 289-127 in favor of a bill that requires “greater scrutiny” of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
Secretary of State John Kerry is advocating that 65,000 Syrian refugees be brought in next year. And Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton states that we must accept no less than 100,000.
If the House bill should fail in the Senate, all U.S. Governors should follow Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s example. He issued an executive order authorizing “all departments, budget units, agencies, offices, entities and officers of the executive branch of the State of Louisiana … to utilize all lawful means to prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees … while this Order is in effect.” The House should also revisit the matter in any upcoming spending bill, even if it means shutting down the government.
Most Americans, many of our leaders as well, are aware that terrorists infiltrating groups of refugees are only part of the problem. They are not speaking of imaginary space-aliens, when they cognitively and logically reason that the ideological doctrines within Islam, such as the mandated perpetual war between the House of Islam and the House of War (non-Muslims) and the supposed supremacy of Islam, creates the prime motivation for the endemic violence of Islam. Americans understand that the terrorists are found in the ranks of converts like Carlos Bledsoe, second and third generation U.S. Muslims like Anwar al-Awlawki and refugees like the Tsarnaev brothers; and, as such, it certainly does not make any sense to import tens of thousands of more potential terrorists, in the middle of a generational and civilizational war between Islamic and Western principles.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that we shouldn’t be accepting “any Syrian refugees without complete assurance those we are welcoming intend us no harm”, but when dealing with the agents of Islam, “complete assurance” would be a false assurance. One cannot offer an assurance against Muslims insidiously infiltrating any neighborhood, as they frequent ballgames, movies and restaurants and act like normal citizens, until they unleash bloodbath upon bloodbath, just like the Abdeslam brothers did in France, terrorist bomber Ramzi Yousef did at the World Trade Center in 1993, nineteen terrorists did on 9/11 and Abdulazeez did at the Chattanooga Naval facility.
Late Tuesday night, eight Syrian men were arrested in Honduras using stolen Greek passports. They were headed for the U.S., and they didn;t speak a word of Greek.
And, Sen. Rand Paul recently pointed out that two Iraqi Al Qaeda members were caught in Bowling Green, KY in 2009, as they attempted to buy Stinger missiles. He also noted the scores of Somalians who came here as “refugees” and then returned to Somalia to fight for Boko Haram.
From the G-20 conference in Turkey, Pres. Obama stated: “… a religious test for [people] fleeing from a war-torn country … is not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests for our compassion.” But, on November 19th, Speaker Ryan defended this legislation, which was supported by 47 Democrats, saying, “It’s a security test, not a religious test.”
Obama revealed himself once more to be an arrogant, condescending, hypocritical liar, since he led the legal battle to deport the Romeike family, German Christians, last year. A judge had acknowledged they were escaping religious persecution and initially granted them asylum, but Obama demanded their return to Germany.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott penned a letter to Obama that read “American humanitarian compassion could be exploited to expose Americans to similar deadly danger” (i.e. Paris attacks), and he also stated that the federal government cannot guarantee the Syrian refugees would not contain a significant number of potential terrorists. “As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril.”
Isn’t keeping murderers out of America and defending America our leaders first duty?
On Nov. 16th, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told radio host Hugh Hewitt: ” I don’t trust this administration to effectively vet the people that they’re asking us to take in. we need to put the safety and security of the American people first.”
The security screening cannot be too precise and accurate, notwithstanding the fact that it takes 18 to 24 months. As many officials, like Rep. Bob Goodblatte (R) have observed, we cannot thoroughly screen someone, when we don’t have access to their actual records, due to the war.
Please also note that last year the Obama administration unilaterally relaxed the security assessments of an untold number of “refugees” who confessed to providing “limited material support” to terror groups.
Testifying on Capitol Hill last month, FBI Director James Comey once again acknowledged that database “gaps” seriously limit the U.S.’s ability to properly screen Syrian refugees: “If someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria … reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing showing up because we have no record of them.”
Senator Chuck Schumer, a top Democrat, is now saying, “We may need a pause in our refugee program.”
Resettle these “refugees” in Muslim majority nations. Let them go to Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Emirates, the five wealthiest countries on the Arabian peninsula, which have not accepted a single refugee to date.
Aside from all of this, something is also horribly wrong with our passport tracking system. Terrorists from America and Europe are bragging about how easy it is to travel to Islamic enclaves and return, just like Paris terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Abdulazeez, who murdered the U.S. soldiers in Chattanooga, not to mention visa overstays.
America should not fall sway to Obama’s false piety, as he spoke at the G-20 conference of Syrian parents, children and orphans. Look at how easily and naturally Muslims booed and shouted “Allahu Akbar” at a soccer game on November 18th in Turkey, when a moment of silence was called for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Understand the prevalence of the “eye for an eye” philosophy ingrained in Islamic culture and applied against any perceived wrong, at the slightest provocation, across the entire world, from France to Mali, despite the fact their Islamic doctrines have created their own misery. And then, rather than open the door to thousands of more potential and active terrorists, remember American parents and children murdered on 9/11 and at Boston __ American children orphaned __ and act forcefully and effectively to ensure something similar or worse will never happen on our watch again: Press America’s leaders to halt all Muslim immigration now.