A reader wrote to me in response to my recent article Islamic Sharia Law in the Heartland?
Muslims are still a small fraction of the population and most of the ones I know are secular, or at the very least don’t want to impose Sharia law. That’s why they came to the U.S. in the first place.
I realize there is the occasional honor killing or other backward thing that Muslims do in this country, but as bad as this is, how are you or me damaged by this?
I have never been personally damaged by Muslims in the U.S.A., and I have had both employment and academic relationships with Muslims. But it's not about me—it's about how a growing Muslim population is affecting and will continue to affect this country.
I also received some interesting correspondence from "Logan" in Dearborn(istan), Michigan
Hi Allan………it’s me again, “Logan” from Dearborn(istan), Michigan, the original Islamic capital of the USA. But since Muslims have been flooding into all parts of the country, we may actually lose this “coveted” title. I read a while back, that our State Department is purposefully directing incoming immigrants, especially Muslim immigrants into the heartland of the country in order to force diversity upon the mostly Caucasian, native born American population. I believe it to be true.
I won’t bore you with the details but my main point is two-fold. 1) the sheer numbers of Muslims coming into Dearborn and the country since 9/11 has exploded and 2) the Muslims are much more at least, seemingly fundamentalist. Every girl and woman is dressed in bizarre 7th century desert attire, whereas Arabs/Muslims in Dearborn back in the 60s, 70s and 80s were dressed as Westerners. My wife and I have a house, three doors down from, where there are not one but two Arab/Muslim women dressed in complete, full-on burkas (only a slit for an eye opening). And since their numbers have risen, the push for more and more acceptance of Sharia Law and Islamic customs is on 24/7/365 in the school system and in City Hall.
Islam is not just a religion. It is a religion but it is also very much a political ideology. And Muslims use the religious diversity argument and the tolerance argument to get Islam and Sharia rooted in a country.
It’s the immigration...