We Americans like to think we`re
tougher opponents of jihadist Islam than the
cheese-eating surrender monkeys of
That may be so in our heartland, but not so much in the our appeasement-inclined capital.
One indicator of wobbly
Iftaar is the traditional Muslim meal that breaks the monthly Ramadan fast.
What a great source of amusement it must be for Osama that his murder of nearly 3,000 Americans has nevertheless driven Bush into a greater appreciation of Muslim diversity.
However, away from the White House—from which Karl Rove banished him anyway—Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has different idea about hostile Islam. And he has put it into legislation: HR 6975—the Jihad Prevention Act.
press release announcing the bill emphasized the
warning signs from
"Amid disturbing revelations that the
verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally
binding in civil cases in the
"According to recent news
reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen
major cities in the
" `This is a case where truth is truly stranger than fiction,`" said Tancredo. `Today the British people are learning a hard lesson about the consequences of massive, unrestricted immigration.`
"Sharia law, favored by Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for brutal punishment – such as the stoning of women who are accused of adultery or have children out of wedlock, cutting off the hands of petty thieves and lashings for the casual consumption of alcohol. Under Sharia law, a woman is often required to provide numerous witnesses to prove rape allegations against an assailant—a near impossible task."
Tancredo, in his announcement, concludes with this important point:
"`When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims, you are also importing their radical ideology—an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of western democracy—such as gender equality, pluralism, and individual liberty,`" said Tancredo. "`The best way to safeguard America against the importation of the destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first place.`"
The bill simply says that advocates of
sharia would be ineligible for
Who can object?
ending all immigration on environmental grounds
seems too radical for our Congress to cope with,
We could consider a bill stopping all immigration from countries that are national sponsors of terrorism, as named by the State Department.
Our much-touted "diversity" wouldn`t suffer too much without them.
It`s hard to fathom why our arrogant government continues to welcome many thousands of immigrants from these hostile countries as if we didn`t have an enemy in the world.
According to a report prepared last
year by the Government Accountability Office, the
diversity visa program has been a dangerous open
nearly 10,000 from "terrorism" states
The point is that there are plenty of
things that could be done legislatively to protect
At any rate, it`s good to know that not everyone in Washington is oblivious to the catastrophic immigration narrative being played out in Europe—the violence, terrorism, crime aimed at women and general social breakdown caused by the influx of millions of unfriendly Muslims.
When a culture hostile to the values of individual freedom announces that it is using terror and immigration to capture the homeland of western civilization, it is prudent to take those threats seriously.
Polling of Muslims residing in
According to a 2006 survey
40 percent of British Muslims desired sharia law be
instituted there and 20 percent were sympathetic to the
bombers who had murdered 52 in
Yet Islamic law has been officially
Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.
Previously, the rulings of sharia
What kind of self-respecting country can toss aside its honored tradition of equality under law with so little concern?
It`s not like sharia can be considered superior to British law in any way—quite the opposite. Islamic jurisprudence is based on primitive Koranic ideas from the Arabian desert in which brutal corporal punishments are employed—like amputation for theft and stoning for various offenses including suspected homosexuality.
Islamic law upholds polygamy, forced marriage of children and slavery. Women have no rights in marriage are exist as the property of the husband. In a sharia court, a woman`s testimony is worth only half that of a man.
Muslim women will get it in the neck first of
course, but Islamic authoritarianism will spread further
unless it is restrained. The sons of Allah are
notoriously offended by everyday freedoms we
consider normal, from
walking a dog to
taking a swim.
Rep. Tancredo is right to see the
increasing Muslim immigration to
Unlike naive triumphalists who believe
our tradition of assimilation will prevent any jihadist
tendencies like those being suffered in
A Pew poll in 2007 found that Muslims
on our side of the pond share the same feelings as their
An alarming 26 percent — or roughly 100,000 — of younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings against non-Muslim "civilian targets" are cool.
For all intents and purposes, that`s
the same as the 35 percent of young Muslim Brits who
told Pew the same thing after some of them bombed the
With economic difficulty likely to continue for some time and in addition to the energy supply problem, prudent prevention of domestic terrorism is a highly desirable goal.
Let`s be honest. We don`t need the extra aggravation.
Rep. Tancredo is doing
yeoman`s service by continuing to protect
Tancredo, a great patriot, will be sadly missed when he leaves the House.
Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in