Apparently patriotic assimilation to America remains in short supply within the "Religion of Peace" as a recent gathering revealed [Dearborn AntiWar Protest: 10,000 unite for Lebanon, Detroit Free Press, 7/19/06].
At one point, a speaker held a portrait of Hassan Nasrallah, Hizballah`s secretary-general. The crowd burst into applause.
Rana Abbas-Chami, deputy director of the Michigan Chapter of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, called Israel`s violence "appalling, unfathomable and unforgivable."
"The sad reality is that the United States and Israel have decided that they are at liberty to determine the value of human life based on what side of the border you fall. The U.S. is just as guilty as Israel is. History will not forgive, nor will it ever forget, these crimes."
These are the new, "diverse" immigrants we are supposed to celebrate.
Furthermore, the mythical "moderate Muslim" has a lot of popularity among the political pundit class, but few actually exist. They do not appear at rallies in support of America, and polling of Muslims living in America is similarly sobering [ Misunderstanding the Enemy, by Srdja Trifkovic, Chronicles Magazine, September 22, 2004].
In a survey of newly naturalized citizens, 90 percent of Muslim immigrants said that if there were a conflict between the United States and their country of origin, they would be inclined to support their country of origin. In Detroit 81 percent of Muslims "strongly agree" or "somewhat agree" that Shari`a should be the law of the land.
Remember that hundreds of illegal alien Lebanese were smuggled over the Mexican border ("some with connections to Hezbollah") a couple years back by an industrious Tijuana restauranteur. That crime plus open borders generally makes it no surprise that the FBI is looking for sleeper cell killers awakened by the ongoing conflict in the Mideast.