Cross posted from Right Truth
Two friends write on two topics that mesh perfectly. Glen Reinsford,
editor of The Religion of Peace website and author of a must read
book, Age of Tolerance, writes an article today about Muslim
immigration to the United States at Family Security Matters.
Muslimimmigration Muslim Immigration: A Winning or Losing
Proposition for America?
Pardon the crude analogy, but what if someone handed you a
revolver with one bullet and five empty chambers and asked you to put
it to your temple and squeeze the trigger? Would you indulge them?
If you are a sane person, then you would naturally decline the
offer, regardless of the number of empty chambers. Even a one in a
hundred chance of doing harm is hardly a reason, in and of itself, for
taking an unnecessary risk.
Consider the similarities to Muslim immigration:
1) In most cases, nothing bad will happen.
2) In some cases, it will.
3) The risk increases as the process continues.
4) There is an utter pointlessness to the whole affair.
First, let’s concede that the majority of Muslim immigrants mean
Americans no harm. They have their reasons for not wanting to live in
Muslim countries and these aren’t hard to guess. Of the fifty-three
Islamic nations on the planet, there is hardly a single one that isn’t
characterized by some combination of debilitating corruption, economic
blight, third-world standard of living, political repression, or an
appalling human rights condition.
Unfortunately, however, more Muslims in America will inevitably
result in a more Muslim America, which ultimately means having to deal
with the problems that plague Muslim society. If there are tangible
benefits that offset the added strain of trying to accommodate a
religion that is very much at odds with Western liberal values
(including freedom of conscience, social tolerance, democracy, and the
equality of women), then they are not immediately apparent.
That’s only the beginning of the article, go read it all here
The take-away quote for me from Glen Reinsford is this, ” … the
message should be clear: “If you want to live in a Muslim country,
then go live in one. On the other hand, if you don’t want to live in a
Muslim country, then stop trying to turn America into one.” This could
be adapted to any group of immigrants to the US. The group that
obviously comes to mind are the Mexicans. The impression I get is that
many of the pro-open borders groups supporting the Mexican illegals,
are not hoping to assimilate into the United States and become
Americans. On the contrary, their goal seems to be taking back
portions of the US they believe should be part of Mexico.
Another friend, R.J. Godlewski, describes his article like this …
“an article about personal observation not international relations or
even history”, he begins:
Looking for a few good Muslims…
“The Lord replied, `If I find fifty innocent people in the city of
Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.'” — Gn 18:26)
We all know how the Genesis story ended; persistent Abraham worked
the Lord’s patience down to ten innocent people before God finally
nuked the damn place off of the planet and into the annals of Biblical
history. Well, maybe He didn’t nuke the place, but He sure as hell
carpet bombed Sodom and Gomorrah into non-existence leaving countless
generations wondering what exactly was so evil about the two cities
that couldn’t even account for ten decent souls. Flash ahead a few
thousand years and I, myself, wonder about the prospects of finding
innocent people living within the Middle East; perhaps the entire
region is under some divine justice that will allow itself to
disintegrate into utter chaos.
Yes, I know. There are at least ten decent, law-abiding, faithful
citizens living in the region. I just wonder about their leaders –
particularly those among the ranks of the ulema (religious scholars).
The region is disintegrating into complete mayhem and yet I don’t see
many – if any – people calling for peace, compassion, or tolerance.
What I do see, however, is blame. Blame against Israel. Blame against
America. Blame against globalization. Even blame against other Muslims
(e.g., Sunni versus Shiite and vice versa). Apparently, the greatest
effort from the Muslim elite is simply pointing the finger at others.
You should go read it all here, because Godlewski ends his excellent
article with a challenge for Muslim individuals. I hope they will
respond. I really do.
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