Europe’s Migrant Crisis Is Simply Muslim History vs. Western Fantasy

Progressive Europe erased or rewrote its own history. Now they can’t recognize an invasion by people to whom history is everything.

PJ Media, by Raymond Ibrahim, September 29, 2015:

The world as understood by Islamic nations varies wildly from the Western nations’ understanding of the world. Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.

This dichotomy of Muslim and Western thinking is evident everywhere. When the Islamic State declared that it will “conquer Rome” and “break its crosses,” few in the West realized that those are the verbatim words and goals of Islam’s founder and his companions as recorded in Muslim sources — words and goals that prompted over a thousand years of jihad on Europe.

Most recently, the Islamic State released a map of the areas it plans on expanding into over the next five years. Not only are Mideast and Asian regions included, but the map includes European lands: Portugal, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, parts of Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Crete, and Cyprus.

The reason for this is simple. According to Islamic law, once a country has been conquered (or “opened,” as the euphemistic Arabic words it), it becomes Islamic in perpetuity.

This, incidentally, is the real reason Muslims despise Israel. The motivation is not sympathy for the Palestinians — if it was, neighboring Arab nations would’ve absorbed them long ago, just as they would be absorbing all of today’s Muslim refugees. No, Israel is hated because the descendants of “apes and pigs” — according to the Koran — dare to rule land that was once “opened” by jihad and therefore must be returned to Islam. (Read more about Islam’s “How Dare You?” phenomenon to understand the source of Islamic rage.)

All of the aforementioned European nations are seen as being currently “occupied” by Christian “infidels” and in need of “liberation.” This is why jihadi organizations refer to terrorist attacks on such countries as “defensive jihads.”One rarely hears about Islamic designs on European nations because they are large and blocked together, altogether distant from the Muslim world. Conversely, tiny Israel is in the heart of the Islamic world, hence it has received most of the jihadi attention: it was a more realistic conquest. But now that the “caliphate” has been reborn and is expanding before a paralytic West, dreams of reconquering portions of Europe — if not through jihad, then through migration — are becoming more plausible, perhaps more so than conquering Israel.

Because of their historical experiences with Islam, some central and east European nations are aware of Muslim aspirations. Hungary’s prime minister even cited his nation’s unpleasant past under Islamic rule (in the guise of the Ottoman Empire) as a reason to disallow Muslim refugees from entering. But for more “enlightened” Western nations — that is, for idealistic nations that reject or rewrite history according to their subjective fantasies — Hungary’s reasoning is unjust, inhumane, and racist.

To be sure, most of Europe has experience with Islamic depredations. As late as the 17th century, even Iceland was being invaded by Muslim slave traders. Roughly 800 years earlier, in 846, Rome was sacked and the Vatican defiled by Muslim raiders.

Some of the Muslims migrating to Italy vow to do the same today, and Pope Francis acknowledges it — yet he still suggests that “you can take precautions, and put these people to work.”

We’ve seen this sort of thinking before: the U.S. State Department cited a lack of “job opportunities” as reason for the existence of the Islamic State.

Perhaps because the UK, Scandinavia, and North America were never conquered and occupied by the sword of Islam — unlike the southeast European nations that are rejecting Muslim refugees — they feel free to rewrite history according to their subjective ideals. Specifically, they stress that historic Christianity is bad and all other religions and people are good. Indeed, books and courses on the “sins” of Christian Europe from the Crusades to colonialism abound. (Most recently, a book traced the rise of Islamic supremacism in Egypt to the disciplining of a rude Muslim girl by a Christian nun.)

This “new history” – which claims that Muslims are the historic “victims” of “intolerant” Western Christians — has metastasized everywhere, from high school to college and from Hollywood to the news media, institutions which are becoming increasingly harder to distinguish from one another. When U.S. President Barack Obama condemned medieval Christians as a way to relativize Islamic State atrocities — or at best to claim that religion, any religion, isnever the driving force of violence — he was merely being representative of the mainstream way history is taught in the West.

Even good, authoritative books of history contribute to this distorted thinking. While such works may mention “Ottoman expansion” into Europe, the Islamic element is omitted. Turks are portrayed as just another competitive people, out to carve a niche for themselves in Europe with motivations no different than, say, the Austrians, their rivals. That the “Ottomans” were operating under the distinctly Islamic banner of jihad, just like the Islamic State is today, is never made clear.

Generations of this false history have led the West to think that being suspicious or judgmental of Muslims is unacceptable, and that Muslims need to be accommodated. Perhaps then, they’ll like the West.

Such is progressive wisdom.

Meanwhile, in schools across much of the Muslim world, children are being indoctrinated into glorifying and reminiscing about the jihadi conquests of yore — conquests by the sword and in the name of Allah. While the progressive West demonizes European/Christian history — when I was in elementary school, Christopher Columbus was a hero, when I got into college, he became a villain — Mehmet the Conqueror, whose atrocities against Christian Europeans make the Islamic State look like boy scouts, is praised every year in “secular” Turkey on the anniversary of the savage sack of Constantinople.

The result of Western fantasies and Islamic history is that today Muslims are entering the West unfettered in the guise of refugees. They refuse to assimilate with the “infidels,” and form enclaves — in Islamic terminology, ribats – that serve as frontier posts to wage jihad against the infidel one way or another.

This in not conjecture. The Islamic State is intentionally driving the refugee phenomenon, and has promised to send half a million people — mostly Muslims — into Europe. It claims that 4,000 of these refugees are its own operatives:

Just wait. … It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah.

It is often said that those who ignore history are destined to repeat it. What happens to those who rewrite history in a way to demonize their ancestors while whitewashing the crimes of their ancestors’ enemies? The result is before us. History is not repeating itself; sword-waving Muslims are not militarily conquering Europe. Rather, they are being allowed to walk right in.

Importing Our Own Destruction

20150920_refugeeAmerican Thinker, By Joe Herring, Sep. 24, 2015:

The 1,400-year-long cycle of Islamic violence is fed not by injustice or fresh new assaults on sovereignty.  Rather, it pre-exists the rise of Western capitalism by several centuries, and it constitutes the heart of the Muslim world.  The cycle is fueled by Muslims’ fundamental organizing principle: Islam.

There is no place on Earth where a significant population of Muslims are present that does not also live with regular Islamic-inspired violence and disruption.  This applies to both Muslim enclaves in Western democracies and Muslim-dominated nations around the world.  Where Islam is, violence and civil tension follow.

Are all Muslims like this?  No, they aren’t.  Just as all Catholics don’t abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent, there is a continuum of adherence to religious principles found in Islam.  However, every religion has its universally accepted core elements – shared tenets that are foundational to the faith.

It is the “supremacist” core element of Islam (note: this is an aspect of Islam, not a perversion or interpretation) that ensures the reliability of the cycle.  The battle is the aim – the jihad that cannot rest until the Earth has submitted entirely to Islam.

What does this mean for the United States?  The Obama administration is pledging to accept tens of thousands of “refugees” from Syria and Iraq.  Recent reports indicate that this number may rise exponentially in coming months.

The United States has already accepted hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants from around the world, and to date, their assimilation into American society is proceeding at a snail’s pace, if at all.

Warnings have been issued by European governments that terrorists (elements of ISIS and al-Qaeda) have inserted themselves into the stream of Muslim migrants currently invading Europe.

This warning, while important, misses the larger issue entirely: that the importation (en masse) of Muslims brings with it an ideology bent on the destruction of the host nation.  Islam arrives not to “blend in.”  It arrives to take over.

By some estimates, the composition of the “refugee” arrivals is upwards of 70% males of military age.  War refugees flee their countries with wives and children, while migrants traveling for economic opportunity or other reasons typically send a father or son ahead to prepare the way for the rest of the family to follow.

There are certainly some war refugees amid the masses currently flooding Europe, but they are just as certainly a minority of the whole, and the likelihood that these Muslim men, coming from Muslim-dominated nations, intend to culturally assimilate into the societies of Europe is statistically nil.

Over the coming months, America will be asked (then told!) to accept “our share” of “refugees.”  Incomprehensibly, these “refugees” will be almost entirely Muslim, despite the fact that it is the Christian and other non-Muslim residents of the region who are truly in danger, with tens of thousands already slaughtered and enslaved as a part of the current pogrom of subjugation under the heel of Islam.

It has been said that just because a group of Sunni Muslims is fleeing extermination from a group of Shia Muslims – or vice versa – that doesn’t mean that either is innocent in the conflict.  Should the pursued become more numerous than the pursuers, they will immediately turn and put their former tormenters to the sword.  Each flees from each other, but neither is really a “refugee.”

It is important to ask, if this is indeed a refugee crisis with hundreds of thousands fleeing their war-torn homelands, why now?  The Syrian civil war has been going on for years.  ISIS has been operating for nearly as long.  It seems reasonable to conclude that the genesis of this migration lies elsewhere.

If you are a well-informed reader, then you have heard the term “civilizational jihad,” the process by which Muslims seek to overwhelm host nations through immigration and the exploitation of Western values of religious tolerance and liberty.

The present surge of Muslims into Europe is not a spontaneous response to deteriorating conditions in the Middle East.  Instead, it is a carefully orchestrated migration to swell the populations of existing Muslim enclaves in Europe to the breaking point.

The subsequent social disruptions will have native Europeans calling for action to bring the migration to a halt by any means necessary.  In the mind of the Muslim Brotherhood (at whose behest this “migration” began), it is a win-win.

Ideally, the Europeans will grow so uncomfortable with the influx of Islamists that they’ll support increased action to remove Assad, thereby restarting the “Arab Spring” and handing the Brotherhood an essential jewel for their planned caliphate crown.

At the very least, the cause of civilizational jihad will be advanced more in a matter of months than it would have progressed in decades of orderly immigration and high birth rates.

Either scenario is catastrophic for the West and is functionally equivalent to giving Typhoid Mary an unlimited EuroRail pass.

We screen new arrivals at the border for diseases because we don’t want to permit the importation of infections to which we have little or no natural immunity.  In the case of Islam, we are indeed importing the infection itself, subsequently refusing to quarantine the carriers from the native population out of a misguided sense of tolerance.

Germany has committed to accepting millions of Islamic “refugees” over the next ten years – 800,000 this year alone, followed by half a million more each year thereafter – in the hopes that the infusion of new laborers can offset the ridiculously anemic birth rate of native Germans.  Combine migration at such extreme levels with a government so enamored of multiculturalism that they will prosecute their own citizens for speaking against the policy, and you have the stuff of an invasion.

Under what circumstances has any nation permitted an influx of a different culture at such extreme levels and remained sovereign?  I’ll give you a hint…it hasn’t ever happened.  Ever.

Unless Germany reverses course, it will become a Muslim nation within 15 years, and native Germans will live under the rule of their new Muslim overlords, dhimmis in their own land.

Remember, someone asking for political asylum is not guaranteed to be deserving.   Each of the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was an asylum seeker when they arrived on our shores.  How’d that work out?

The author writes from Omaha, Nebraska and is the communications director for the Global Faith Institute.  He welcomes comments at


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The Barbarians at the Gates


migrants-588958By Justin O. Smith, Sep. 25, 2015:

The United States and our leaders should heed the historical record and listen to the reluctance of Eastern European leaders to admit the recent  spate of hundreds of thousands of Muslim “refugees” into their countries, because most of Eastern Europe views these “refugees” as invaders, rightly so. Muslim “refugees” have illegally breached the borders of several European Union nations, including Greece, Italy, Serbia and Hungary, and they have violently crashed the gates at Horgos-Rozke in Hungary, with arrogance and temerity, on their way to the Gates of Vienna and Germany and America; and as such, they are invaders in every sense of the word, who bring with them undeniable risks to every Western nation’s national security, and America must refuse to accept any Muslim “refugees” into our nation __ these barbarians at the gates.

These Muslim invaders have appeared on Europe’s borders uninvited, with the exception of an open invitation by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose moral compass has become distorted. Merkel has placed the invaders’ desires and demands above the welfare of the German people, and her unilateral decision to accept 800,000 Syrian “migrants” will hasten Germany’s Islamicization and demise.

As one witnesses all the intense, healthy, able-bodied young and aggressive Muslim men expending a great deal of energy to crash through Europe’s borders, one must ask, “Why aren’t they expending that energy to fight and save their home;lands?”

Whether or not a significant portion of these Muslims are truly docile and “peaceful,” mythical “moderates” yet to discover the cognitive recognition of Islam’s evil, the majority hold to an ideological belief and a worldview that is 100% contrary to the worldview of Christians and western civilization. Defiantly, they trample the values of religious freedom, they demand special accommodations from host nations, they subvert their host nation through Sharia law and they never fully assimilate. And now the abysmal dysfunction of Islam, Middle Eastern problems and terrorism are being brought to the streets of Europe and America.

Invasion and conquest by military might, migration and procreation has been an incessant aspect of Islam, from the time Charles “the Hammer” Martel repelled a Muslim army at Tours in 732 A.D. to the present. This Trojan horse “refugee” movement and European appeasement and acceptance of these Muslim “refugees”, will ensure the fall of Europe to Islam; this alone, in conjunction with an ascendant and ever increasingly murderous and militant Islam, is enough to suggest that any nation is insane to leave the gates open to Muslims.

It is purely delusional for any world leader to equate Islam to a “religion” in any normal sense of the word or to dismiss the ideology of Islam and all it encompasses. But, on September 17th, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic of Croatia stated that “their religion … is completely irrelevant.”

Clare Lopez, a former CIA agent and a senior analyst for the Center for Security Policy told World Net Daily (Sept. 7th): “Today, it is the nation-state system and any concept of national sovereignty that is under concerted attack by the forces of the global jihad movement.”

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary had the acumen and fortitude to call this Muslim exodus an “invasion” on September 17th, and he ordered fences to be built along all of Hungary’s borders. He also warned on Sept. 6th that “Europe risks being swamped by migrants.” And, in his comments for ‘Allgemeine Zeitung’, PM Orban stated that he was closing Hungary’s borders to Muslims to preserve Hungary’s Christian heritage: Equally important, Slovakia announce in August that it would accept only Christian migrants.

Approximately seven to ten thousand Muslim invaders, Afghans, Lebanese, Syrians and Iraqis, have been crossing the European Union’s borders daily for the past two months. One hundred and twenty-seven thousand Muslim “refugees” entered Austria alone in only a three day period, between Sept. 17th and Sept. 20th.

However, Eastern Europe has not forgotten that four million Armenian Christians were murdered by Muslims (1904-1917). They remember that Muslims traveled to Bulgaria, Ukraine and Austria and mounted attacks at Varna, Khotyn and Vienna; they remember that one million Slavic people were enslaved by Muslims from Crimea, between the 15th and 18th centuries. And Europe certainly hasn’t forgotten Serbia and the heinous genocides first perpetrated against the Serbs in the 1990s by Muslim jihadists returning from the Afghan War against the Soviets and the ensuing mayhem of the Balkan Wars.

Even today in September 2015, four million Christians have been systematically displace and murdered in Syria and Iraq by the bastard enforcers of Islam, the Islamic State, and Christians cannot seek sanctuary in the U.N. refugee camps, because these camps are managed by Muslims. And yet, all U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon can offer is how “shocked” he is by Hungary’s so-called “hardline anti-migrant stance” towards Muslims.

One should ask the most important question: How many of these “migrants” are terrorists entering Europe and America as “refugees”?

On September 11th, 2015, Joshua Katz, ex-CIA, noted that even with a thorough vetting process, some Syrians accepted into the U.S. could still turn into terrorists in the long run _ [10%-20%-more?]. He is against increased quotas for this reason.

With our CIA and experts such as Lopez and Katz opposed to mandatory quotas, the U.N. and the world cannot expect Eastern Europe to take risks and act against their national interests. However, such is obviously the case, since on September 21st, European President Donald Trusk and the European Union majority voted to implement mandatory quotas that all members will be required to accept.

President Obama and Secretary Kerry have asserted that the U.S. will accept 10,000 extra Syrian refugees by the end of the year and 200,000 over the next two years. They have essentially bowed to political pressure from international human rights organizations and the UN High Commission for Refugees.

Interestingly though, Nick Fagge of ‘The Daily Mail’ reported recently that he had flown from London to the Turkish-Syrian border and acquired a new identity as a Syrian, complete with a Syrian passport and driver’s license, for $2000. He was there and back in London within four days.

The FBI stated in February 2015 that it had no reliable way of vetting Syrian refugees, and during this same month, ‘The Express”, a British newspaper, reported that Islamic State operatives were using the Muslim exodus to form a covert army inside Western nations, with over 4,000 trained Islamofascist jihadists already having entered Europe. Combining this information with Fagge’s report presents a compelling argument to  halt any U.S. refugee program from accepting any Muslim refugees.

Surely all of our hearts do ache for the poor little Muslim children, who are suffering this odyssey through the accident of their births under the crescent of Islam; but, finding a solution for this crisis is a moral imperative that rests squarely on the shoulders of Middle Eastern leaders, since the bad choices of these leaders and their people and the ideology of Islam have brought us to this point.

America must refuse to follow the European Union’s path to national suicide. Even the less extreme of these “refugees” are only marginally accommodating to other religions and democratic principles, and to allow these Muslim hordes into one’s nation, as an ascendant Islamic ideology murders its way across the Middle East, is placing that nation on a path towards destruction: refuse to accommodate any Muslim, until Christians facing genocide are saved __ until all Islamic State jihadists are executed and rotting in the dirt __ until the Middle East accepts responsibility for the situation __ and until all of Islam has taken significant steps toward real reformation and Christian icons and  historic Christian Churches, such as St Elian Monastery, St Simeon Chapel, St Ephraim and the Allepo Chapel, have been restored and rebuilt.

The Emperor’s Moral Narcissism

1498by Mark Steyn
Steyn on Europe
September 24, 2015

Twelve years ago, it was said that the western armies in Iraq would be welcomed as liberators. (They were – for a while.) Today in Germany, another conquering army are being welcomed as liberators – liberators from the residual moral stain of what remains of ethnic nationalism and cultural identity. Watching European news broadcasts right now is like an insane demotic inversion of the Emperor’s new clothes. “To a fool these thousands of fit young Muslim men appear well dressed and well fed. But a wise man such as Your Majesty can easily see that they are desperate starving refugees in rags.” And so as the trains pull in to German railway stations to disgorge men who meet no known definition of “refugees” they are greeted on the platform by volunteers offering food and second-hand clothes. The cameras do their best to alight on a telegenic moppet or a covered woman, but, even when they do, you notice that they’re surrounded by a sea of confident vigorous males – who, according to the UN, make up 75 per cent of the “refugees”.

That would be an unusual demographic distortion in most emergency situations. If 75 per cent of the Titanic’s survivors had been men who’d left their women and children back on the ship, there might have been a few disapproving comments. But not here. And why complain that the Syrian refugees aren’t really “refugees”? After all, they’re not Syrian either. Only one in five of the arriving migrants are Syrians fleeing the implosion of their country.

To be sure, there are a lot of Syrian refugees. One in four people in Lebanon right now is a displaced Syrian. That’s the equivalent of America taking in 100 million Mexicans – or Canadians, if there were such a thing as 100 million Canadians. But the vast majority of those marching across the Continent to the bountiful welfare states of the north-west are economic migrants lured by western weakness:

The 35-year-old mother of three is from Ghana. She says she came to Germany for economic reasons and is waiting to hear about her visa status. Her children attend the local school, and she wants to settle in Friedland for their sake.

“I want my children to have a bright future,” Amoah says. “My first child says she wants to be a doctor and the second one a lawyer. My prayers are that their dream should come true.”

There is no civil war in Ghana. But, if you’re a 35-year-old single mother, Friedland beats Accra. Not everyone wants to be a doctor or a lawyer, but, like Ms Amoah, the “Syrian” “refugees” have grasped that picking out which European nation to settle in is like choosing universities. Britain, France, Benelux and Scandinavia are the Ivy League. If necessary, Spain and Italy are good solid fallbacks. Nobody really wants to go to the post-Communist countries:

“I don’t want to be registered in Croatia. I want to be out of here as soon as possible,” said Khalid Nasr from Damascus, Syria. “I want to go to Germany and nothing will stop me.”

In the Universities of Life, Germany is Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale rolled into one – everybody’s first choice, and with an open admissions policy:

I want to go to Germany to study computers,” said Mr Momtaz.

Great! And Chancellor Merkel can’t wait to pay your tuition.

Germany! Germany!‘ cries an Afghan teenager aged around 15 in a filthy pink pullover and jeans who is roasting a cob of corn over a makeshift fire.

With piercing blue eyes that contrast with his sunburnt skin after weeks on the road, these are practically the only words of English he knows.

But they’re the only words you need.

I want to go to Germany. Please, Angela”, hat ein Flüchtling auf die schwarze Wand in der sogenannten Transitzone geschrieben.

That’s the literal writing on the wall.

I want to go to Germany, there are jobs opportunities there, the healthcare is good and accessible to everyone,’ said Kasim, a 35 year-old maths teacher from Iraq.

And there’s nothing like accessible health care after a long walk:

“We walked too much. I want to go to Germany, but then I stop,” a 26-year-old Syrian man from Homs, whose feet were wrapped in bandages, told Agence France-Presse.

It’s a good thing Germany has plenty of – oh, what’s the word? – lebensraum. Angela Merkel, a childless woman, has been obsessed with her country’s deathbed demography since taking office: Germany’s fertility rate has fallen from 2.9 births per woman in 1965 to 1.3 today, and, even with immigration, they’re already in net population decline. I wrote about this extensively in America Alone, and all that’s happened since then is that the trend has accelerated. Without Germans, there won’t be a Germany: when your workforce shrinks and ages, you can’t be the economic powerhouse of Europe, or justify your seat at the G7 summit.

I was supposedly an “alarmist” when America Alone warned of the demographic death spiral. Now every western reporter has embraced the thesis as justification for accepting “refugees” – because you wrinkly old Krauts need these strapping young Muslim lads far more than they need you. It’s an easy piece to write: pick a German town with declining population – and don’t worry, there are zillions to choose from. The Guardian:

Goslar, a town of 50,000, has shrunk by 4,000 in the last decade and is currently losing as many as 1,500 to 2,000 people a year. In some parts of the town, which once thrived on silver mining and smelting as well as a spa, whole housing blocks stand empty while others have been torn down…

Oliver Junk is determined to reverse the trend. The mayor of Goslar has sparked a debate that has spread across Germany by saying he wants more immigrants to settle in the town… There cannot be enough of them, he says.

The Globe & Mail:

The town of Manheim, in western Germany, was slated for outright demolition after its lignite coal mine closed; it is a place where, according to the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, “cigarettes are all you can buy.” Yet it has postponed its own demolition to receive 73 refugee families.

The Financial Times:

The newcomers will not on their own rejuvenate Ottenstein’s ageing population of 900. But they could be enough to save the school, which the authorities have pledged to keep open as long as the roll does not drop below today’s level of 50. “We have to keep the school,” says 71-year-old Mr Weiner. “What is a village without a school? Without a baker? Without a butcher? Without a pub?”

Hmm. I wouldn’t be so sure Muslim “refugees” are likely to save the village pub. Better plan for a smaller Oktoberfest. Mr Weiner never asks: What is a German village without Germans? Where the butcher is Halal, and the church is a mosque, and no one wears lederhosen because showing your knees is verboten, and the school makes “unclean” menstruating girls sit at the back during Friday prayers…

I wrote about that too, all those years ago in America Alone:

Perhaps the differences will be minimal. In France, the Catholic churches will become mosques; in England, the village pubs will cease serving alcohol; in the Netherlands, the gay nightclubs will close up shop and relocate to San Francisco. But otherwise life will go on much as before. The new Europeans will be observant Muslims instead of post-Christian secularists but they will still be recognizably European: It will be like Cats after a cast change: same long-running show, new actors. Or maybe the all-black Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! is a better comparison: Pearl Bailey instead of Carol Channing, but the plot, the music, the sets are all the same. The animating principles of advanced societies are so strong that they will thrive whoever’s at the switch.

But what if it doesn’t work out like that?

Best not to ask. Because if you do, you’ll get prosecuted, like Marine Le Pen. Best to talk about the dangers of “climate change”, as the Pope is doing this week, even as in the heart of Christendom the post-Christian future is showing up at the express check-in. For us 19th century imperialists a hundred years past our sell-by date, the migrant army indicts almost every contemporary western worldview: from Iraq and Afghanistan come the product of a decade of ineffectual desultory “nation-building”; from Libya of frivolous pointless interventionism, and from Syria of non-interventionism; and from everywhere else from across the map of the ruthless demographic logic of what happens when an impoverished dysfunctional tide of humanity next door to a depopulating not-so-gated community of soft decadent poseurs has sufficient access to “social media” to figure out whose system is easiest to game. The west’s cultural imperialism – the smart phones, the TV shows – do not spread western “values” but only western weakness: Look at how we live! And how close and undefended we are!

“I want to go to Germany”. If everyone goes to Germany, there will be no Germany to go to. But Angela Merkel has given a generation of young men from the Mahgreb to the Hindu Kush their battle cry. And the lesson of this month is that no one will stop them.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are real refugees in Europe, and there will be more: Ask a Jew in Toulouse, a gay in Amsterdam, an uncovered woman in Rosengard…



Wilders: Lion Among the Jackals

Far-right-Dutch-pol-Geert-Wilders-Mike-Stone-Reuters-640x480Diana West, Sep. 22, 2015:

With thanks to H. Numan, Vlad Tepes and Gates of Vienna.

Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders delivers a bravura performance, debating the Islamic invasion of the Netherlands with fellow parliamentarians who seem keen to turn the Netherlands into one big refugee center. Three thousand refugees, who are mainly not refugees and are mainly Muslim, are flooding the Netherlands each week. Wilders is calling for a halt and for closing the Dutch border.

No wonder Wilders’ PVV is the most popular party in the Netherlands polls. His is the only party fighting to save the nation from Islamization and financial ruin.

TRANSCRIPT at Gates of Vienna



Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders called the wave of refugees pushing into Europe an “Islamic invasion”, during a parliamentary debate on Thursday that exposed deep divisions over how the Netherlands should respond to the crisis.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday appealed to EU members to share out refugees arriving on the bloc’s fringes. Several EU countries oppose the idea of mandatory quotas, as supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the conservative Dutch government says it is only willing to take in more if all EU states agree.

At the start of the debate, Wilders called the wave of refugees passing through Hungary and other countries “an Islamic invasion of Europe, of the Netherlands.”

“Masses of young men in their twenties with beards singing Allahu Akbar across Europe. It’s an invasion that threatens our prosperity, our security, our culture and identity,” he said.

Tens of thousands of people, many fleeing war and Islamic State in Syria, are trying to get to Germany where Merkel has said they will be allowed to stay. Wilders said the fact that they were pushing northwards through the EU from the Mediterranean indicated many were economic migrants, not refugees.

“Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia are safe countries. If you flee them then you are doing it for benefits and a house,” said Wilders, whose Party for Freedom leads Dutch opinion polls.

Roughly 54 percent of Dutch voters are opposed to accepting more than roughly 2,000 refugees previously agreed, a poll from last week showed. Under the latest proposals that figure is seen rising to more than 9,000.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government said on Friday it was willing in principle to accept a larger share of asylum seekers, but only as a “temporary solution”.

In the long term, the Dutch want better shelters for refugees near conflict zones and will donate 110 million euros ($123 million) this year to improve capacity in and near Syria.

Jesse Klaver of the opposition GreenLeft said: “We should agree with the request of the European Commission unconditionally and without differentiating between the short and long term.”

Rutte’s fragile coalition government nearly split in April over asylum policy. The government plans to toughen its stance by cutting off food and shelter after a few weeks for those whose claims for refugee status are turned down.

It was not clear whether lawmakers would vote on the issue after their debate.

From Reuters

Grassroots campaign under way to prevent Obama’s plan for Syrian refugee resettlement to go forward in CR

syrian_refugees (3)Refugee Resettlement Watch, by Ann Corcoran on September 22, 2015:

‘CR’ is Washington, DC lingo for the ‘Continuing Resolution’ on the fiscal year funding that keeps the government open after the first day of October.  Because the slugs we have elected to Congress are unable year after year to accomplish a timely appropriations process, the ‘CR’ is now part of our everyday language.

Citizens concerned about the massive influx of not-thoroughly-screened Syrian refugees are seeking a provision in the CR to prevent the White House from going forward with its plan to resettle 10,000 (or more!) Syrians starting next Thursday.  The CR is expected to go to the House floor in about a week.  (September 30th is the deadline for getting it done).

Here at Numbers(USA) is the text of a fax you can send to your Member of Congress and US Senators on the issue:

Your Three Members
Street Address
City, State Zip

Dear Your Three Members,

Please make sure that the continuing resolution contains a provision that prevents the United States from resettling Syrians. The FBI is adamant that it is impossible to determine if such an action would pose a security risk. I hope you will do all you can to make sure the CR prevents the government from resettling Syrians.

The White House has floated plans to resettle 10,000 Syrians and some Members of Congress are pushing for the government to resettle up to 100,000. With the FBI unable to determine if those Syrians wishing to relocate to the United States pose a security risk, it would be foolhardy and dangerous for the U.S. to place these individuals in our communities.

The continuing resolution must contain language to prevent the White House from resettling more Syrians to the United States. Actions which pose a security risk must be carefully considered and must not be taken on the basis of emotion or politics.


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And, here is Jim Simpson writing at American Thinker on the campaign launched yesterday:

With its usual stupidity, Congressional leadership has evaded the appropriations process and will attempt to avoid a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution (CR) prior to the start of the fiscal year. That is 10 days away.

We hereby demand Congress insert a one-line provision in the CR:

No funding shall be provided for bringing Syrians into the U.S. under any program.

I urge you to call the GOP House and Senate Appropriations Committees, their Chairmen and members, House and Senate leadership, and your GOP reps and senators.  Unfortunately the Democrats have already boldly signaled their contempt for America. They are a lost cause.

If you live in a state where one of these members (scroll down) resides, be sure to call that member in every single one of his/her offices. Also you can find the contact information for your own reps and senators here:

Please go to American Thinker (scroll down) for all of the contact information you will need.  Readers ask me all the time, what can I do?  This is something you can do NOW!

And, remember, the refugee contractors, No borders groups, Muslim activist groups and assorted hard Left (Social Justice!) community organizers are hard at work because they want to bring in 200,000 total refugees, 100,000 Syrians (to your towns and cities), during this coming year.  You need to work harder!

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Obama4Report says 85,000 suggested for 2016, 100,000 for fiscal 2017

WND, Sep. 17, 2015:

As millions of Syrians flee ISIS tyranny and violence, the Obama administration already is pushing higher the numbers of people he hopes to relocate to the United States.

Senior national security officials are discussing boosting the projected number from 70,000 in 2015 to 85,000 in 2016 and then 100,000 in 2017, reports Josh Rogin at Bloomberg View,

Importantly, the White House has until Sept. 30 to make a final determination on the number it will accept for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, and it could go higher yet.

Rogin said three administration officials gave him the numbers, and if the National Security Council Principals Committee agrees, the plan soon could be on President Obama’s desk.

The plan has the support of Samantha Power, the ambassador to the United Nations, as well as White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

But the problem with the plan, Rogin wrote, “no matter how quickly adopted, is how long it will take to have any effect.”

“Migrants applying for refugee asylum in the United States now will not have their applications considered until at least 2017 because of a long backlog. And once an application begins to be considered, the asylum seekers can face a further 18 to 24 months before they are granted or denied asylum.”

Read what conservative icon Ann Coulter has to say about America’s borders, in “Adios, America!”

Obama just this week called for cooperation from European countries on the migrant problem. He said it is important for the United States also to act.

The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration say there is resistance to a flood of newcomers, and Democrats and Republicans are divided on the issue.

Democrats charge that the U.S. isn’t doing enough, while top GOP officials have warned that taking Syrian refugees creates a national security risk, as terror-seeking individuals may come to the country amid those who truly are fleeing violence.

ISIS has confirmed its intent to infiltrate the West through the flow of migrants.

A spokesman for a Muslim-American advocacy organization, meanwhile, claimed that “right-wing extremists” in the U.S. are a bigger danger than thousands of Syrians who want entry to the U.S.

The involvement of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, in a recent “Bring Them Here March” confirmed what WND has been reporting for months – that 95 percent of the Syrian “refugees” are Muslims.

“Either we let them in, or we take the Statue of Liberty down,” Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR for St. Louis, told KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

Meanwhile, Christians, who are being hunted down and butchered by Sunni Muslim terrorists affiliated with ISIS, al-Nusra Front, al-Qaida and other jihadist factions, have no hope of getting into America as refugees.

But Syed said there’s no concern over Syrians arriving.

Syed told independent video journalist Adam Sharp that right-wing extremism is far more dangerous than the “one-in-a-million” chance that a jihadist could slip in among the 10,000 people who are coming from Syria, which has large swaths of territory under ISIS control. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has called it “jihadist pipeline” into the West.

Ann Corcoran, author of the blog Refugee Resettlement Watch, earlier warned that a plan to take 10,000 people was just the start.

“The flow never stops. The Somali program has been going on for about 20 years. And the Iraqis we started bringing in near the end of the George W. Bush administration, and that’s been 20,000 or so a year ever since,” Corcoran said. “Why are we still taking Somalis? It never ends, and one of the things that caused it to never end is the family reunifications. Once they’re here, then we have to bring in all their families.”

According to longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, it is Europe that should be resolving the migrant problem.

In a commentary, she wrote, “Europe has not offered to take refugees from Central America, so why are some politicians here insisting that we take many thousands of refugees from the Middle East?

“Our daily freedoms could be sharply limited if terrorists were to slip pinto our country along with migrants from areas hostile to the United States,” she wrote. “Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., warns that ‘we’re really not able to vet Middle Eastern applicants now, and if we increase that number, we’ll be even less able to do so.’

“Our welfare system is already strained by the Central American migrants who entered our country illegally and never went home. There are a potential six billion people in the world who would like to partake in the American welfare system if given the opportunity, but we cannot afford to foot the bill for everyone in the world who does not have a job.”

She continued, “We should learn from the experience of accepting about 55,000 Somali refugees between 1983 and 2004 … and taking another 27,000 Somalis between 2008 and 2013.

“An open-door policy toward Syrian refugees would be dangerous and costly for American communities.”


Migration as Jihad


Published on Sep 15, 2015 by Political Islam

Migration is part of the doctrine of jihad. Migration is so important that the Islamic calendar is based upon the Hijra, Mohammed’s migration from Mecca to Medina. Why? Because it was migration that lead to the creation of jihad in Medina. And it was jihad that made Islam triumphant.
In the past Muslims tended to stay in Islamic countries. Today, the new politics is to migrate to Kafir lands and immerse themselves in local politics. This is the jihad of money, writing and speech. Their politics is to bring the Sharia to Kafir culture. An example is using Islamic money is to build departments in universities that will support Sharia and never criticize Islam.

The Refugee Crisis Must Not Undermine U.S. National Security

distressed_persons_are_transferred_to_a_maltese_patrol_vessel.-1024x683Frontpage, by Michael Cutler, Sep. 15, 2015:

The Middle East has become a roiling cauldron as multiple and often competing terror groups continue their bloody rampages throughout that embattled region of the world.

By its words and deeds — or more properly, by lack of deeds — the Obama administration created a power vacuum.  The situation was further exacerbated when the president drew “lines in the sand” and demonstrated an abject lack of resolve when he failed to act when those lines were crossed.

Negotiations must always be conducted from a position of strength, however, the administration’s posture and apparent lack of resolve projected anything but strength.

Our adversaries respect strength and, conversely, become emboldened when we demonstrate weakness.

Radical Islamists saw opportunities in all of the above and ISIS pushed on with its plans to create a Caliphate.  Today huge numbers of people are understandably fleeing the violence and chaos that has enveloped Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

I am certainly sympathetic to the plight of refugees.  My grandmother (my mother’s mother for whom I was named), was slaughtered during the Holocaust in Poland because we are Jews.  In point of fact, many of my mother’s family died during the Holocaust.  My first wife died of cancer 30 years ago.  Her mother (my mother-in-law) had been held in a concentration camp in Poland during the Holocaust while her father lived in forests, always somehow managing to stay one step ahead of the Nazis, although many of his family members were caught and killed during World War II.

However, the undeniable problem we now face is that there is no reliable way to vet these refugees.  This is hardly a minor problem.  Isis and other terror organizations have made it clear that their goal is to attack our nation and ultimately fly their flag over the White House.

On September 20, 2013 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) posted my article,Comprehensive Immigration Reform:  Background Checks Require a Reality Check.”  In my article I presented my “insider’s” perspectives about just how difficult it is for the various federal agencies, especially  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Benefits (USCIS), to effectively screen applications filed by millions of aliens who seek various immigration benefits.  Because the number of alien applicants is so huge, most often applications are adjudicated without so much as a face-to-face interview, let alone an actual field investigation.

On November 10, 2014 Newsweek Magazine published a disturbing report, “Inside the CIA’s Syrian Rebels Vetting Machine.”  The article focused on the utter ineptitude in the program by which the CIA attempted to vet a force of only 5,000 Syrians they recruited to fight against terrorists.

Here is how this important article begins:

Nothing has come in for more mockery during the Obama administration’s halting steps into the Syrian civil war than its employment of “moderate” to describe the kind of rebels it is willing to back. In one of the more widely cited japes, The New Yorker’s resident humorist, Andy Borowitz, presented a “Moderate Syrian Application Form,” in which applicants were asked to describe themselves as either “A) Moderate, B) Very moderate, C) Crazy moderate or D) Other.”

After Senator John McCain allegedly posed with Syrians “on our side” who turned out to be kidnappers—a report later called into question—Jon Stewart cracked, “Not everyone is going to be wearing their ‘HELLO I’M A TERRORIST’ name badge.”

Behind the jokes, however, is the deadly serious responsibility of the CIA and Defense Department to vet Syrians before they receive covert American training, aid and arms. But according to U.S. counterterrorism veterans, a system that worked pretty well during four decades of the Cold War has been no match for the linguistic, cultural, tribal and political complexities of the Middle East, especially now in Syria. “We’re completely out of our league,” one former CIA vetting expert declared on condition of anonymity, reflecting the consensus of intelligence professionals with firsthand knowledge of the Syrian situation. “To be really honest, very few people know how to vet well. It’s a very specialized skill. It’s extremely difficult to do well” in the best of circumstances, the former operative said. And in Syria it has proved impossible.

Daunted by the task of fielding a 5,000-strong force virtually overnight, the Defense Department and CIA field operatives, known as case officers, have largely fallen back on the system used in Afghanistan, first during the covert campaign to rout the Soviet Red Army in the 1980s and then again after the 2001 U.S. invasion to expel Al-Qaeda: Pick a tribal leader who in turn recruits a fighting force. But these warlords have had their own agendas, including drug-running, and shifting alliances, sometimes collaborating with terrorist enemies of the United States, sometimes not.

“Vetting is a word we throw a lot around a lot, but actually very few people know what it really means,” said the former CIA operative, who had several postings in the Middle East for a decade after the 9/11 attacks. “It’s not like you’ve got a booth set up at a camp somewhere. What normally happens is that a case officer will identify a source who is a leader in one of the Free Syrian Army groups. And he’ll say, ‘Hey…can you come up with 200 [guys] you can trust?’ And of course they say yes—they always say yes. So Ahmed brings you a list and the details you need to do the traces,” the CIA’s word for background checks. “So you’re taking that guy’s word on the people he’s recruited. So we rely on a source whom we’ve done traces on to do the recruiting. Does that make sense?”

No, says former CIA operative Patrick Skinner, who still travels the region for the Soufan Group, a private intelligence organization headed by FBI, CIA and MI6 veterans. “Syria is a vetting nightmare,” he told Newsweek, “with no way to discern the loyalties of not only those being vetted but also of those bringing the people to our attention.”

A particularly vivid example was provided recently by Peter Theo Curtis, an American held hostage in Syria for two years. A U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) unit that briefly held him hostage casually revealed how it collaborated with Al-Qaeda’s al-Nusra Front, even after being “vetted” and trained by the CIA in Jordan, he wrote in The New York Times Magazine.

“About this business of fighting Jabhat al-Nusra?” Curtis said he asked his FSA captors.

“Oh, that,” one said. “We lied to the Americans about that.”

On September 12, 2015 Fox News posted a Wall Street Journal article, “Refugees pose as Syrians to open door to asylum in Europe,” which reported on how many of the aliens who have poured into Europe claiming to be refugees from Syria are actually citizens of other countries who are seizing the opportunity to falsely claim to be Syrians to be granted asylum in Europe.  This level of chaos could easily enable a relative handful of terrorists from a wide variety of countries to conceal themselves in this human tsunami.

What is happening in Europe mirrors what will happen in the United States as the administration moves to admit tens of thousands of refugees.

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3456Breitbart, by Julia Hahn, Sep. 14, 2015:

A Breitbart News review of State Department and Homeland Security data reveals that the United States already admits more than a quarter of a million Muslim migrants each year. President Obama intends to add another 10,000 Syrian migrants on top of that.

In 2013 alone, 117,423 migrants from Muslim-majority countries were permanently resettled within the United States— having been given lawful permanent resident status. Additionally in 2013, the United States voluntarily admitted an extra 122,921 temporary migrants from Muslim countries as foreign students and foreign workers as well as 39,932 refugees and asylees from Muslim countries.

Thus, twelve years after the September 11th hijackers were invited into the country on temporary visas, the U.S. decided to admit 280,276 migrants from Muslim countries within a single fiscal year.

To put these numbers into perspective, this means that every year the U.S. admits a number of Muslim migrants larger in size than the entire population of Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; or Dayton, Ohio.

The rate of Muslim immigration has been increasing since September 11. Between 2001 and 2013, the United States permanently resettled 1.5 million Muslim immigrants throughout the United States. Unlike illegal immigrants, legal immigrants granted lifetime resettlement privileges will be given automatic work permits, welfare access, and the ability to become voting citizens.

Experts believe these numbers will only continue to increase.

The Middle East represents the fastest-growing bloc of immigrants admitted into the country on visas, according to a census data-based report authored by the Center for Immigration Studies. Student visas for Middle Eastern countries have similarly grown enormously, including 16-fold increase in Saudi students since 9/11. Arabic is now the most common language spoken by refugees, and 91.4 percent of recent refugees from the Middle East are on food stamps.

The large-scale importation of Muslim migrants from nations that do not share Western values has posed a series of assimilation difficulties for the United States. For instance, the importation of immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries has now put half a million girls in the United States at risk of enduring a traditional anti-Western, anti-woman practice known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This means that there are more girls in the United States at risk of lifelong sexual disfigurement than there are in Uganda and Cameroon.

Moreover, the importation of Muslim immigrants through the nation’s refugee program has led to the development of pockets of radicalized communities throughout the United States— as evidenced in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dearborn, Michigan.

A review of recent terror activity– provided by the Senate Immigration Subcommittee– confirms the terror threat posed by our federal immigration policy of issuing large numbers of visas to majority-Muslim countries:

A refugee voluntarily admitted from Uzbekistan and “living in Idaho was arrested and charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, in the form of teaching terror recruits how to build bombs.”

A college student voluntarily admitted from Somalia, “who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, attempted to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon.”

An immigrant voluntarily admitted from Kazakhstan “with lawful permanent resident status conspired to purchase a machine gun to shoot FBI and other law enforcement agents if they prevented him from traveling to Syria to join ISIS.”

An immigrant voluntarily admitted from Sudan, “who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, tried to join ISIS and wage jihad on its behalf after having been recruited online.”

An immigrant voluntarily admitted from Bangladesh, “who applied for and received U.S. citizenship,‎ tried to incite people to travel to Somalia and conduct violent jihad against the United States.”

An immigrant voluntarily admitted from Yemen, “who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, was arrested for trying to join ISIS. He was also charged with attempting to illegally buy firearms to try to shoot American military personnel.”

Yet even as the United States struggles to properly screen and assimilate the large numbers brought in each year, many Republican presidential candidates say that number should be even greater. GOP presidential hopefuls John Kasich, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeb Bush, and Sen. Marco Rubio have all expressed support for admitting more Syrian migrants.

“I would be open to that if it can be done in a way that allows us to ensure that among them are not people who are part of a terrorist organization who are using this crisis,” Rubio told Boston Herald Radio on September 8th. This proposal could result in the admittance of many refugees. “The vast and overwhelming majority of people who are seeking refuge are not terrorists, of course, but you always are concerned about that,” Rubio said.

By contrast, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has suggested that Muslim countries should be willing to take in some of the Muslim migrants.

“Look, from a humanitarian standpoint, I’d love to help, but we have our own problems.” Trump declared on the September 9 broadcast of Hannity. “We have so many problems that we have to solve… The Gulf states [are] tremendously wealthy. You have five groups of people, six groups, they’re not taking anybody. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, these are tremendously wealthy and powerful from the standpoint of money. They — they’re not taking anybody. Russia’s not taking. Nobody’s taking. [But we’re] supposed to take — we have to straighten out our own problems,” Trump said.

Some presidential hopefuls have objected to the premise of Trump’s America-first immigration proposal— arguing that greater levels of immigration would only serve to benefit America.

For instance, the I-Squared bill currently before Congress introduced by Marco Rubio— whose campaign has declared he will be in first place by February— would import even more immigrants — some Muslim — by lifting green card caps for foreign students and tripling the number of foreign workers admitted on visas. This bill is central to Rubio’s campaign platform of creating “A New American Economy.”

Several of Rubio’s business backers have already begun to implement this policy throughout the nation. In Rubio’s home state of Florida, for instance, the New American Economy is at work at corporations including Disney, which is replacing many of its current American workers with foreign low-salaried workers from developing nations. This “New American Economy” would have multiple benefits for America such as fewer English speakers, more diversity and lower wages that will allow corporations to increase their bottom lines.

Rubio’s effort to create a New American Century is supported by many prominent Republicans and Democrats who say we need to expand our refugee resettlement of Muslim migrants.

For instance, Glenn Beck and Lindsey Graham have both explicitly said that the United States needs to take in more more refugees because a poem written by Emma Lazarus now displayed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The poem, entitled “The New Colossus,” reads in part:

Give me your tired, your poor/ your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/the wretched refuse of your teeming shore./Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,/I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

According to the Pew Research Center, there are nearly 5 billion people world-wide living on $10 or less a day. The globally poor and low-income population is fifteen times larger than the entire population of the United States.

The Statue of Liberty was not given to the United States with any association to immigration. Rather the statue was intended to be a symbol of “Liberty Enlightening the World,” which is why the only text originally included on the statue was the year 1776 written in Roman Numerals.

Yet even when Lazarus’ poem was later added to the statue in the early 1900s, it was understood that the poem was not meant to represent the nation’s federal immigration policy– a detail underscored by the fact that shortly after that poem was added, then-President Calvin Coolidge enacted a nearly five-decades-long immigration pause to allow the influx of European immigrants to better assimilate and allow middle class wages to rise.

Ironically, the Statue of Liberty– so often invoked by advocates for large-scale immigration– was a gift from the nation of France. Yet of the one million green cards handed out last year, very few were given to the Thomas Jefferson’s second favorite nation. About 9 out of 10 of green cards issued last year went to non-European foreign nationals from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

In 2013, we added more than ten times more immigrants on green cards from the Muslim countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Egypt (48,507) than we did from the nation France (4,425).


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Refugee crisis hits prime-time but Christians left ‘out in cold’

About 350,000 Syrian Christians have been forced to flee their homes. Many have been killed, sold into sex slavery, or forced into hiding. They are not going to U.N. refugee camps, where they often face further persecution, sources tell WND.

About 350,000 Syrian Christians have been forced to flee their homes. Many have been killed, sold into sex slavery, or forced into hiding. They are not going to U.N. refugee camps, where they often face further persecution, sources tell WND.

WND, by Leo Hohmann, Sep. 10, 2015:

As U.S. and European leaders reach out with open arms to tens of thousands of Muslim refugees flooding into Europe, the groans of persecuted Christians in Syria, Iraq and Pakistan are increasingly drowned out.

President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will accept an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, on top of the 1,600 that have already arrived.

The Syrian arrivals coming from United Nations refugee camps to date have been 95 percent Muslim.

When it comes to the plight of Christians, most of the voices of concern for “refugees” – whether they come from the EU, the White House, the Congress or in the media – fall silent, says a spokesman for the International Christian Concern.

The ICC posted an alert on its website Thursday that an estimated 30,000 Pakistani Christians have been forced to flee their homeland due to persecution from the Muslim majority in Pakistan. They are living in crude conditions in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia with little help from the United Nations or various international aid agencies.

Christians in Pakistan are often jailed for their beliefs, their churches are bombed and their pastors killed.

The president of Pakistan Christian Congress has urged the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada and other countries to open doors to the persecuted Pakistani Christians.

Nazir Bhatti, who launched the Pakistan Christian Congress in 1985 and was forced to flee Pakistan in 1998 after he challenged the nation’s Islamic blasphemy laws, has written leaders of the E.U., U.K., U.S. and other European countries asking that they receive Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, reported the website Christians in Pakistan.

Bhatti’s plea comes after the announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that the U.K. will accept 20,000 Syrian refugees, while Germany is welcoming 800,000, Spain is taking 20,000 and France 24,000.

President Obama has previously committed to taking 5,000 to 8,000 Syrians over the next year, but his administration announced today it is considering increasing that number by 10,000.

Refugees or migrants?

Despite all of the attention being given to Syrians as “war refugees,” data from the United Nations refugee agency indicates that the majority may actually be economic migrants rather than true war refugees.

The UNCHR data shows, for instance, that 75 percent of the so-called refugees flooding into Europe this year are men, and that only 51 percent are Syrian.

Bhatti has petitioned the leaders of U.K., Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Hungry, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and other E.U. member states to give refuge to Pakistani Christian asylum seekers by allowing them easy entry into their countries.

“Thousands of Pakistani Christian asylum seekers are not economic immigrants but persecuted Christians who are not rich to pay huge amounts to human traffickers to reach shores of Europe,” the letter reads.

Lord George Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, in a recent op-ed in the Telegraph, urged Britain to focus on taking Syrian Christians, saying they are the most vulnerable and repeatedly targeted victims of the Syrian civil war.The situation for Christians in Syria and Iraq may be even more desperate. They are hunted by ISIS.

While Carey said he welcomes Cameron’s announcement to take in more Syrian refugees, the most targeted refugees are being left behind to face their Islamic killers.

“But the frustration for those of us who have been calling for compassion for Syrian victims for many months is that the Christian community is yet again left at the bottom of the heap,” Carey wrote.

Syrian Christians flee U.N. camps

According to the Barnabas Fund, which recently resettled some 50 Syrian Christian families in Poland, “Cameron’s policy inadvertently discriminates against the very Christian communities most victimized by the inhuman butchers of the so-called Islamic State,” Carey writes.

“Christians are not to be found in the U.N. camps, because they have been attacked and targeted by Islamists and driven from them. They are seeking refuge in private homes, church buildings and with neighbors and family.”

This confirms reports that WND has previously published about the dangers Christians face in U.N. refugee camps.

‘Openly glorifying slaughter of Christians’

Carey argues that even though 100 years have past since the Armenian and Assyrian genocide, in which 1.5 million Christians were wiped out by Ottoman Muslims, the same genocide is being carried out today in the form of an ethnic cleansing of Christians in the region.

“Christians have been crucified, beheaded, raped, and subjected to forced conversion. The so-called Islamic State and other radical groups are openly glorifying the slaughter of Christians,” he said.

Lord Carey further urged that Britain should make Syrian Christians a preference, “because they are a particularly vulnerable group. Furthermore, we are a Christian nation with an established Church so Syrian Christians will find no challenge to integration. The churches are already well-prepared and eager to offer support and accommodation to those escaping the conflict.”

Bhatti said Pakistani Christians suffering in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and other Southeastern Asian countries have been waiting for years as their cases languish with the United Nations.

They go “without any shelter provided by UNHCR, International Rescue Committee and other international NGOs, or any education for their children,” Bhatti said.

“Pakistani Christians are facing genocide in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” he said.

He said the notorious blasphemy law in Pakistan is used against Christians and any non-Muslim. To speak any truth from the Bible about Jesus Christ being the “Son of God,” or having “died on a cross” for mankind’s sins, is considered blasphemy by the Shariah courts. Wearing a cross around one’s neck in public can get you arrested and thrown in jail.

Congressman rebukes Obama plan to take more Syrians

Yet, among the 70,000 refugees taken by the U.S. this year, almost no Christians from Pakistan or Syria are included.

Of the 1,600 brought from Syria since the start of that country’s civil war, 95 percent have been Muslim and less than 4 percent Christian.

The administration, while heavily lobbied to accept more refugees, has also been warned by some in Congress that bringing in thousands of people from ISIS-controlled territory would pose a grave security risk.

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee issued the following statement Thursday rebuking the Obama plan to allow a “surge” of Syrian Refugees into the U.S.

“The president wants to surge thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States, in spite of consistent intelligence community and federal law enforcement warnings that we do not have the intelligence needed to vet individuals from the conflict zone. We also know that ISIS wants to use refugee routes as cover to sneak operatives into the West. I implore the president to consult with Congress before taking any drastic action and to level with the American people about the very real security challenges we face. It is heart-wrenching to watch innocent Syrians fleeing the violence in their country, and we can do more to help. But the best way to solve this crisis is at the source. The president needs to develop a real strategy for victory to defeat ISIS and remove Assad from power, which is the root cause of the problem. This is the culmination of a failed foreign policy to deal with the threats and now we have a humanitarian crisis on our hands.”


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Europe’s Migration Crisis

migrants 2Gatestone Institute, by Soeren Kern, September 9, 2015:

  • One migrant was asked why he doesn’t want to stay in Hungary. He replied: “[Hungary is] not giving us like in Germany… a house, money…”
  • “It’s not 150,000 migrants coming that some want to divide according to quotas, it’s not 500,000, a figure that I heard in Brussels, it’s millions, then tens of millions, because the supply of immigrants is endless.” — Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.
  • Only 20 of the 12,000 people who crossed the border during the weekend of September 5-6 applied for asylum in Austria. The rest have already moved on to the more generous Germany.
  • In Germany, the number of asylum seekers entering the country in a single month surpassed the 100,000 mark for the first time ever. Germany expects to receive a total of 800,000 refugees and migrants this year, a four-fold increase over 2014.
  • Germany and Sweden are the final destinations of choice for most migrants, lured by the generous benefits they can claim, and the governments’ message that refugees are welcome in unlimited numbers. The open-door immigration policies could draw millions of Muslims into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Hundreds of Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity, apparently in an effort to improve their chances of having their asylum applications approved. Under Islam, Muslims who convert to Christianity are guilty of apostasy, a crime punishable by death. The “converts” apparently believe that German officials will allow them to stay if they can be persuaded that they will be killed if they are sent back to their countries of origin.
  • In Bulgaria, a search of five Albanian men trying to cross the border revealed that they were carrying Islamic State propaganda, including videos of decapitations.

Half a million migrants and refugees are known to have entered the European Union during the first eight months of 2015; that number may increase to more than one million before the year is through. This figure does not include individuals who got into the EU undetected.

A total of 364,183 migrants entered the European Union by sea between January and August, compared to 280,000 for the whole of 2014, according to updated statistics published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on September 3, 2015.

Of the total maritime arrivals, 245,274 arrived in Greece, 116,649 in Italy, and 2,166 arrived in Spain. The top countries of origin are: Syria, followed by Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Albania, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan and Iraq.

In addition, 132,240 migrants are known to have arrived in the European Union during the first seven months of 2015 by land, crossing from Turkey into Greece and Bulgaria, according to Frontex, the EU’s border management agency. The top three countries of origin are: Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Germany and Sweden are the final destinations of choice for most migrants, lured by the generous benefits they can claim and the governments’ message that refugees are welcome in unlimited numbers.

If sustained indefinitely, the open-door immigration policies could draw potentially millions of Muslims into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa.

Every European country is being affected by the migration crisis in one way or another. What follows is a brief survey of developments in selected countries.

In Austria, Chancellor Werner Faymann said he would end an emergency measure that allowed more than 10,000 migrants and refugees in Hungary to enter the country unhindered. “We have always said this is an emergency situation in which we must act quickly and humanely,” he said. “We have helped more than 12,000 people in an acute situation. Now we have to move step-by-step away from emergency measures towards normality.”

Only 20 of the 12,000 people who crossed the border during the weekend of September 5-6applied for asylum in Austria. The rest have already moved on to the more generous Germany. In addition to receiving free clothing, food, housing and healthcare, migrants in Germany also get a monthly cash payment of €143 ($160), compared to only €40 ($45) per month in Austria.

Meanwhile, six people — five Bulgarians and an Afghan with Hungarian residency — have beenarrested in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants whose decomposing bodies were found in the back of an abandoned truck on August 27. Police believe the truck, which was left on the side of an Austrian highway, entered into Austria from Hungary. The truck owner is a Bulgarian citizen of Lebanese origin.

In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron on September 7 announced plans to accept 20,000 Syrian refugees during the next five years. Just days earlier, he said the UK had already taken in enough refugees. Cameron’s position is said to have changed after British newspapers published photographs of the body of a Syrian child washed up on a Turkish beach.

Since then, a petition calling on the government to accept more refugees has garnered more than 400,000 signatures, well above the 100,000 threshold needed to allow for a debate in Parliament.

The petition states: “There is a global refugee crisis. The UK is not offering proportional asylum in comparison with European counterparts. We can’t allow refugees who have risked their lives to escape horrendous conflict and violence to be left living in dire, unsafe and inhumane conditions in Europe. We must help.”

Thousands of economic migrants have attempted to enter the UK illegally through the Channel Tunnel, a 50 kilometer (31 mile) rail tunnel between France to Britain.

In Bulgaria, five jihadists posing as refugees were arrested on August 28 while trying to cross the border at Gyueshevo, one of three checkpoints along the Bulgarian-Macedonian border. Police became suspicious after the five men, Albanians aged between 20 and 24, attempted to bribe the border guards with 175 euros ($195) each. A subsequent search found that the men were carrying Islamic State propaganda, including videos of decapitations.

In the Czech Republic, authorities assigned migrants with numbers, which they wrote on the migrants’ arms and hands with a felt-tip pen. The government said many migrants had no documents and did not speak English, and that this method was the best way to track them. The move was widely criticized because of its connotations with the Jewish Holocaust, when the Nazis tattooed numbers on everyone they sent to concentration camps.

In Denmark, Andreas Kamm, the secretary general of the Danish Refugee Council (Dansk Flygtningehjælp), warned that the current refugee crisis could lead to total collapse of European society. In an interview with the newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Kamm said he believes that Europe is facing “a total Armageddon scenario.” He added:

“We are experiencing a historical imbalance between the very high numbers of refugees and migrants and the global capacity to provide them with protection and assistance. We are running the risk that conflicts between the migrants and local populations will go awry and escalate. The answer cannot be that Europe imports surplus populations. We cannot be required to destroy our own society.”

Danish Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said: “I’m most indignant over the Arab countries who are rolling in money and who only take very few refugees. Countries like Saudi Arabia. It’s completely scandalous.”

The Danish government has placed ads in Lebanese newspapers aimed at deterring potential migrants. “Denmark has decided to tighten the regulations concerning refugees in a number of areas,” say the ads, which warn that Denmark recently passed legislation, cutting benefits by up to 50% for newly arrived refugees.

On September 6, Danish police stopped 150 refugees who began marching towards the border with Sweden, known for its more generous asylum policies. The group was among 300 refugees who arrived in Rødby, a busy ferry crossing between southern Denmark and Germany. Scuffles broke out with police when some ran off to avoid having their fingerprints taken, in fear they would be registered as seeking refuge in Denmark and unable to go on to Sweden.

On September 8, Danish police sent back a group of economic migrants who had arrived from Germany. “These are people who do not want to seek asylum and are therefore here illegally. They have been deported and barred from re-entering the country for two years,” police in southern Denmark said in a statement. “This first group was a score of people. More will follow after their cases are processed,” the statement said, adding that they were sent back by bus.

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Expediting National Suicide with ‘Refugees’

090715_an_syria_640American Thinker, by Carol Brown, September 9, 2015:

Should the United States take in (even more) Syrian refugees?


And here’s why.

We have already committed to accepting thousands of Syrians over the course of the next five years.  So the decision to bring Syrians to our country is not one merely being debated, it is, regrettably, already well underway. (It is regrettable to have to say “regrettably” when talking about this, but Muslims pose a unique threat to free people everywhere.)

By the end of 2016, the State Department anticipates we will have brought as many as 10,000 Syrians to the United States. It’s safe to assume that number is low since just last month the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) submitted the names of more than 16,000 refugees from Syria for resettlement in the United States. Either way, this is just the beginning. The State Department expects the numbers to “surge” over the few years.

Numbers aside, the issue of Syrian refugees must be put into a larger context. (And, just for the record, the word refugees really should be put in quotes, as will be explained later.)

First, everyone must ask why so many Islamic nations are refusing these refugees. Breitbart reports:

“…amidst cries for Europe to do more, it has transpired that of the five wealthiest countries on the Arabian Peninsula, that is, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, not one has taken in a single refugee from Syria. Instead, they have argued that accepting large numbers of Syrians is a threat to their safety, as terrorists could be hiding within an influx of people….”

No doubt this fear of importing terrorists is sincere, if not also ironic coming from countries that enforce Sharia law. But there is likely another factor at play, which is hijrah, the Islamic doctrine of immigration whereby societies are overwhelmed with Muslims such that Muslims become the dominant force. Immigration jihad. As Robert Spencer writes in Front Page Magazine:

…evidence that this is a hijrah, not simply a humanitarian crisis, came last February.…  The Islamic State published a document entitled, “Libya: The Strategic Gateway for the Islamic State.” Gateway into Europe, that is: the document exhorted Muslims to go to Libya and cross from there as refugees into Europe. This document tells would-be jihadis that weapons from Gaddafi’s arsenal are plentiful and easy to obtain in Libya – and that the country “has a long coast and looks upon the southern Crusader states, which can be reached with ease by even a rudimentary boat.”

The Islamic State did not have in mind just a few jihadis crossing from Libya: it also emerged last February that the jihadis planned to flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. Now the number is shooting well beyond that in Germany alone. Of course, not all of these refugees are Islamic jihadis. Not all are even Muslims, although most are. However, no effort whatsoever is being made to determine the refugees’ adherence to Sharia and desire to bring it to their new land. Any such effort would be “Islamophobic.” Yet there are already hints that the Islamic State is putting its plan into effect: jihadis have already been found among the refugees trying to enter Europe. There will be many more such discoveries.

Eight hundred thousand Muslim refugees in one year alone. This will transform Germany, and Europe, forever, overtaxing the welfare economies of its wealthiest nations and altering the cultural landscape beyond recognition….

Meanwhile, no one is bothering even to ask, much less answer, one central question: why is it incumbent upon Europe have to absorb all these refugees? Why not Saudi Arabia or the other Muslim countries that are oil-rich and have plenty of space? The answer is unspoken because non-Muslim authorities refuse to believe it and Muslims don’t want it stated or known: these refugees have to go to Europe because this is a hijrah.

Robert Spencer never backs down from the terrifying and sobering truth. Nor does Daniel Greenfield, who, also writing for Front Page Magazine, describes the heart of the problem in a brilliant piece I would urge readers to read in its entirety.

What is happening in Syria is a religious civil war fought over the same ideologies as the ones practiced by the vast majority of the refugees. This is an Islamic war fought to determine which branch of Islam will be supreme. It is not a war that started last week or last year, but 1,400 years ago.

We can’t make it go away by overthrowing Assad or supporting him, by giving out candy or taking in refugees. This conflict is in the cultural DNA of Islam. It is not going anywhere. (snip)

There are Christian and non-Muslim minorities who are genuine refugees, but the two Muslim sects whose militias are murdering each other are not victims, they are perpetrators. Just because Sunnis are running from a Shiite militia or Shiites from a Sunni militia right now doesn’t make them victims. (snip)

The refugees aren’t fleeing a dictator. They’re fleeing each other while carrying the hateful ideologies that caused this bloodshed with them.

We aren’t taking in people fleeing the civil war. We’re taking in their civil war and giving it a good home.

And then there is the matter of so much hysteria over Syrian refugees when Christians persecuted in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East have been refused entry to the United States. Where has been our outrage and where has been the world’s commitment to make sure they are given safe haven in the West? (See here, here, here, and here.)

Of course we know the sickening and tragic answer to that question. We are living in an age when Christianity is demonized and Islam is elevated, thanks to the leftist/Islamic agenda along with a hefty dose of cowardice and ignorance on the part of those who passively sit on the sidelines.

So as the national dialogue continues to focus on illegal immigration from Mexico, Islamic immigration advances with little-to-no scrutiny or truth telling.

Who among our presidential candidates is talking about this incredible danger?

Hardly a soul.

Here’s a snapshot of the top six GOP candidates (according to the latest RCP averages) stand on Syrian refugees:

When Donald Trump was asked whether the United States should accept some of the Syrian refugees, he said, “possibly, yes.”

Wrong. The answer must be an unequivocal “no, and here’s why.”

Marco Rubio expressed interest in accepting more Syrians if we could have a vetting process that would assure no terrorists got through.

Wrong. Of course we don’t want terrorists entering the United States, but this issue is about more than terrorists. It’s also about increasing Muslim immigration. (Not to mention the near impossibility of ensuring that no terrorists get through.)

As of this writing, perpetually wrong Jeb Bush does not appear to have made a statement on Syrian refugees, nor has Ben Carson or Ted Cruz.

When Carly Fiorina was asked about the Syrian refugee crisis, she said: “I think the United States, honestly, sadly, cannot relax our entrance criteria…We are having to be very careful about who we let enter this country from these war-torn regions to ensure that terrorists are not coming here.” She also said the United States has done “its fair share” in terms of humanitarian aid and “that the Europeans need to continue to step up,” while acknowledging with apparent approval that some European countries are beginning to accept these refugees.

Fiorina’s first comment was too circumscribed. Again, this isn’t just about making sure we don’t import more terrorists; it’s also about the unique threats posed by Muslim immigrants – a threat no candidate appears willing to address.  And her comments about Europe were off the mark. This should not be Europe’s burden to bear. At the very least, Fiorina should have shined a light on the numerous Islamic nations that have closed their doors to these refugees.

All in all, the top GOP presidential candidates have been a profound disappointment regarding comment, or lack thereof, on the Syrian swarm into Europe and the United States. This should be a crystallizing moment to highlight the very issues raised by Robert Spencer and Daniel Greenfield. Instead, our candidates  are limping along in ignorance.

Where is Allen West when you need him? Or Geert Wilders, who knows precisely how to address the Syrian onslaught by speaking the truth?

We must close our borders to Syrians and all Muslims who want to live in the United States. There’s no room at the inn. We’re all filled up with mega mosques and Muslim schools that teach hate; with Muslim Brotherhood front groups, lawfare, and creeping Sharia. With beheadings and honor killings. And prison converts. And terror training camps. And deadly actsof jihad.

Migrant crisis isn’t just Europe’s problem, it’s our problem, too

People receive food after they arrived at the Western railway station in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Some hundreds of migrants arrived by train from southern Europe, after making a perilous journey into Europe. (AP Photo/Hans Punz) (The Associated Press)

People receive food after they arrived at the Western railway station in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Some hundreds of migrants arrived by train from southern Europe, after making a perilous journey into Europe. (AP Photo/Hans Punz) (The Associated Press)

Fox News, by John Bolton, Sep. 1, 2015:

Europe’s illegal immigration problems are daily growing more serious, evidenced by the human tragedies of North Africans and Middle Easterners dying at sea or in overcrowded vehicles.  Precise statistics are in short supply, but the numbers involved are unquestionably at crisis levels.

While Americans may believe that Europe, long disdainful of our own intense debate over border-security problems, is getting what it deserves, we should nonetheless focus on both the potential threats and lessons applicable to us.  One critical cause of Europe’s illegal-immigration spike is the growing chaos across the greater Middle East.  This spreading anarchy derives, in substantial part, from Barack Obama’s deliberate policy of “leading from behind” by reducing U.S. attention to and involvement in the region.  When America’s presence diminishes anywhere in the world, whatever minimal order and stability existed there can rapidly evaporate.

For years, the central cause of population movements into Europe was economic:  North Africans crossed the narrow Strait of Gibraltar or headed to France or Italy.  Turks and Arabs entered through Greece and Eastern Europe.  Once into the European Union (“EU”), thanks to the Schengen Agreement, travel barriers are now almost nonexistent, and, as in the United States, illegal aliens can essentially travel freely.

Now, however, after years of benefitting from cheap immigrant labor, Europeans are worried their borders have been too open.  High birth rates among “non-nationals” (i.e., non-Europeans, in the politically correct phrase) are changing the very shape of their citizenry.  This is particularly dramatic on the Old Continent, which has nothing like America’s tradition of the “melting pot” to absorb diverse immigrant populations.  (Of course, even in this country, “Americanization” is under attack;  ask Al Gore, who once translated E pluribus unum as “out of one, many,” exactly opposite its true meaning.)  Europeans see growing immigrant communities living separately from “national” populations, but they have few if any ideas what to do about it.

Spreading terrorism, armed conflict and collapsing political authority in the Middle East are now powerful causal factors equaling or exceeding continuing economic disparities.  Europe fears being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people on the move, thereby losing control over decisions on who to admit and who to turn away.  These concerns are legitimate, but there are deeper risks as well.  Mirroring worries in Washington, there is a serious and rising Islamicist terrorist threat hidden within the tides of people seeking refuge.

Photos of immigrants trying to storm the Eurostar train’s “chunnel” entrance in France to cross under the English Channel to Britain compete with videos of the recent terrorist attack on the Thalys high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris.  How many boat people and others who seem to be economically motivated are actually terrorists, perhaps trained by the Islamic State in Syria or Iraq, seeking to conceal themselves among economic migrants to gain access to Europe?  This is the same issue America faces on the Mexican border.  Even the Obama administration recognizes the problem, as in 2011when it indicted senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards officials for plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Washington, using drug-cartel hit men who regularly crossed the Mexican border illegally.

Compounding the problem, tens of thousands of legitimate Middle Eastern refugees are fleeing religious genocide in their home countries, and several EU states, mostly in East and Central Europe, have moved quickly to grant them asylum.  These refugees are primarily Christians from Syria and Iraq threatened by the Islamic State or other radical jihadis, but non-Christian sects like the Yazidis are also properly and successfully seeking asylum.

Hard though it may be for some to acknowledge it explicitly, the receiving European governments feel that their humanitarian decision to provide refuge to Christians and others fleeing radical Islamicists is far safer than accepting undifferentiated populations that may contain terrorists using the true refugees as cover.  This is hardly farfetched.  In 1980, Fidel Castro deliberately and cynically emptied Cuban prisons of true criminals and allowed them to escape to American in the Mariel boatlift, along with over 100,000 legitimate refugees.  The Europeans are well to be cautious.

With the entire “European project” under enormous strain because of Greece’s financial crisis;  increasing awareness of the EU’s “democratic deficit” whereby unelected Brussels bureaucrats wield enormous authority with essentially no accountability;  and growing unease about the lack of American international leadership under Barack Obama, it is no surprise Europeans are nervous, many close to panic

The lesson for the United States is that reducing our global influence does not increase international peace and security. Quite the opposite.  Obama’s retreat from the Middle East, whether in the aftermath of Libya, his disinterest in the Islamic State’s continuing rise, or his surrender to Iran’s nuclear-weapons program, are all part of the larger pattern.  Europe’s illegal immigration problem is our problem as well.

John Bolton was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 through 2006. He is currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Fox News contributor

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Germany’s Muslim Demographic Revolution

Gatestone Institute, by Soeren Kern, Aug. 31, 2015:

  • The surge in Germany’s Muslim population — propelled by a wave of migration unprecedented since the Second World War — represents a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that critics of the country’s open-door immigration policy warn will change the face of Germany forever.
  • “There are 20 million refugees waiting at the doorstep of Europe.” — Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.
  • According to Aiman Mazyek, head of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, attendance at many mosques has doubled in the past month alone.
  • A large number (40%) are from countries in the Balkans, including Albania and Kosovo. This implies that nearly half of those arriving in Germany are economic migrants, not refugees fleeing war zones. — Thomas De Maizière, German Interior Minister.
  • Muslim men residing in Germany routinely take advantage of the social welfare system by bringing two, three or four women from across the Muslim world to Germany, and then marrying them in the presence of an imam. Once in Germany the women request social welfare benefits, including the cost of a separate home for themselves and for their children, on the claim of being a “single parent with children.” — From an exposé broadcast by RTL television.
  • “For us today, what is at stake is Europe, the lifestyle of European citizens, European values, the survival or disappearance of European nations, and more precisely formulated, their transformation beyond recognition. Today, the question is not merely in what kind of a Europe we would like to live, but whether everything we understand as Europe will exist at all.” — Viktor Orbán, President of Hungary.

Germany’s Muslim population is set to skyrocket by more than 700,000 in 2015, pushing the total number of Muslims in the country to nearly 6 million for the first time.

The surge in Germany’s Muslim population — propelled by a wave of migration unprecedented since the Second World War — represents a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that critics of the country’s open-door immigration policy warn will change the face of Germany forever.

At a press conference on August 19, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière revealed that a record 800,000 migrants and refugees — the equivalent of nearly one percent of Germany’s total population — are expected to arrive in Germany in 2015, a four-fold increase over 2014. He said that 83,000 migrants had arrived in July alone, and that the figure for August would be higher still.

De Maizière said that although many of the migrants are from the Middle East and North Africa, a large number (40%) are from countries in the Balkans, including Albania and Kosovo. This implies that nearly half of those arriving in Germany are economic migrants, not refugees fleeing war zones.

According to German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the Berlin refugee center pictured here receives up to 2000 applications for asylum per day. (Image source: Deutsche Welle video screenshot)

Of the 800,000 migrants and refugees arriving in Germany in 2015, at least 80% (or 640,000) are Muslim, according to a recent estimate by the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutschland, ZMD), a Muslim umbrella group based in Cologne. This estimate is not in dispute.

In addition to the newcomers, the natural rate of population increase of the Muslim community already living in Germany is approximately 1.6% per year (or 77,000), according to dataextrapolated from a recent Pew Research Center study on the growth of the Muslim population in Europe.

Based on Pew projections, the Muslim population of Germany reached an estimated 5,068,000 by the end of 2014. The 640,000 Muslim migrants arriving in Germany in 2015, combined with the 77,000 natural increase, indicates that the Muslim population of Germany will jump by 717,000, to reach an estimated 5,785,000 by the end of 2015. This would leave Germany with the highest Muslim population in Western Europe.

By way of comparison, the surge in Germany’s Muslim population would be equivalent to the Muslim population of the United States increasing by 3 million in just one year.

Critics say that German officials, under pressure to solve Europe’s migration crisis, are ignoring the long-term consequences of taking in so many migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

In addition to security concerns (Islamic radicals are almost certainly trying to enter Germany disguised as refugees), they say, the surge in Muslim immigration will accelerate the Islamization of Germany, a process that is already well under way.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in post-Christian Germany. This is evidenced by the fact that an increasing number of churches in Germany are being converted into mosques, some of which are publicly sounding calls to prayer (the adhan) from outdoor loudspeaker systems. The increase is such that some neighborhoods in Germany evoke the sights and sounds of the Muslim Middle East.

Islamic Sharia law is advancing rapidly throughout Germany, with Sharia courts now operating in all of Germany’s big cities. This “parallel justice system” is undermining the rule of law in Germany, experts warn, but government officials are “powerless” to do anything about it. At the same time, German judges are increasingly referring and deferring to Sharia law in German law courts.

Polygamy, although illegal under German law, is commonplace among Muslims in all major German cities. In Berlin, for example, it is estimated that fully one-third of the Muslim men living in the Neukölln district of the city have two or more wives.

According to an exposé broadcast by RTL, one of Germany’s leading media companies, Muslim men residing in Germany routinely take advantage of the social welfare system by bringing two, three or four women from across the Muslim world to Germany, and then marrying them in the presence of an imam (Muslim religious leader). Once in Germany the women request social welfare benefits, including the cost of a separate home for themselves and for their children, on the claim of being a “single parent with children.”

Although the welfare fraud committed by Muslim immigrants is an “open secret” costing German taxpayers millions of euros each year, government agencies are reluctant to take action due to political correctness, according to RTL.

Spiraling levels of violent crime perpetrated by shiftless immigrants from the Middle East and the Balkans have turned parts of German cities into “areas of lawlessness” — areas that are de facto “no-go” zones for police.

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