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Chattanooga: The Effects of Our Suicidal Immigration Policy
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The deadly terror attack that killed four Marines in Chattanooga will undoubtedly weigh on Americans sitting around the dinner table tonight and present questions for many heading into the weekend. Why have we not learned the lessons of 9/11?
This past month, liberals looked throughout the country to destroy every last vestige of Civil War history in the pursuit of a peaceful utopia. In the state of Tennessee, liberals are in the process of disinterring the grave of confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. But nobody is willing to discuss the biggest existential threat to our national security, despite yet another sad reminder with the Islamic terror attack that killed four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee yesterday.
When are we going to stop letting in Islamic terrorists through our front door?
After 9/11, when the bipartisan 9/11 Commission identified the obvious root cause of the attack as an immigration problem, we doubled down on stupidity.
In an open country, we will always have criminal threats from a portion of our native population. There is a limit to what can be done to prevent violent attacks. But immigration is elective. It is optional. We should never be admitting entire classes of people from the most volatile Islamic countries at a time like this.
After 9/11, when the bipartisan 9/11 Commission identified the obvious root cause of the attack as an immigration problem, we doubled down on stupidity. The U.S. has admitted roughly 1.6 million individuals from predominantly Muslim countries since 9/11 – twice the rate of immigration from that part of the world relative to the previous decade.
The Most Important Lesson of Chattanooga Terror Attack
The Islamic terrorist who murdered four marines at a recruiting station, Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeer, was an immigrant from Kuwait. Let’s be honest, not a single person has been killed in this country in recent history from a killer acquiring inspiration from the confederate flag and generals. Yet, we have had countless Islamic terror attacks on our soil since 9/11 that have been directly inspired by the Islamic ideology and the teachings of Sharia.
We could joke about the lack of outrage and desire to ban Islamic paraphernalia and flags in light of the Chattanooga attack with the same alacrity the Left exhibited following the Charleston shooting. But the more serious question is why we won’t address the core issue of Islamic immigration. Talk about “immigration reform,” for once!
We can waste trillions of dollars and incur thousands of casualties refereeing endless Islamic civil wars oversees. We can tip the scales of power from ISIS to Iran in response to this terror attack. But what will that accomplish if we have already let in so many ticking time bombs through our front door and continue to do so on a daily basis?
We can talk about the absurdity of gun-free zones on military installations, and that is a valid point. As Mark Levin observed last night, the Iranian Islamists can be trusted with nukes but our military cannot be trusted with guns on their own bases. But the most fundamental problem is suicidal immigration. And it’s time we wake up as the political class gears up for new waves of immigration from the Middle East.
Twenty-nine percent of males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land.
Growing Radicalism Among American Muslims, Particularly Young Males
According to a new poll commissioned by the Center for Security Policy, 51% of Muslims in America believe “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia.” Twenty-nine percent agree that violence against those who insult Mohammad is acceptable and 25% agree that violence against America can be justified as part of Global Jihad. Among males under the age of 45 that number rises to 36%. Twenty-nine percent of males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land. With an estimated 3 million Muslims in this country (projected to triple by 2050), that could mean there are hundreds of thousands of radicalized ones.
The more precipitously Muslim immigrants are admitted to this country, the less likely they will assimilate and the more likely they will cluster in cities and cultivate a climate of Jihad. The numbers speak for themselves. This is by no means the majority of Muslims, but 25% support for Jihad is an awful lot of security risks, especially among young males.
With so many security threats already brought here in the unforced error of suicidal immigration – the FBI is investigating homegrown terror in all 50 states – the least we can do is immediately prevent more bad decisions in the future. There are two immediate courses of action that must be taken: preventing a mass wave of Syrian refugees and clamping down on the terrorist funding of Mosques in America.
Broken Refugee System
One of the most imminent threats to our country is the broken refugee system. As we’ve noted here many times, our refugee system has been abused to become a magnet for endless waves of radical Muslims. There has been a terror infestation among the Somali refugees in Minneapolis. After admitting over 100,000 Somali refugees from 1993-2013, we are still bringing in up to 10,000 more each year. Of the 15,470 Somali refugees brought in since fiscal year 2014, 99.7% have been Muslim.
Now Obama plans to bring in thousands of Syrian refugees. At present, we’ve admitted over a thousand Syrians the past two fiscal years and more than 94% of them are Muslims. Syrian refugees, much like Iraqi refugees, represents a prima facie threat. There are hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes in an Islamic civil war that involves so many disparate factions. Just because they are displaced doesn’t mean they don’t harbor radical Islamic views. Why are we doing this?
Source: State Department Refugee Processing Center database
Where We Go From Here
It’s time for Congress to:
- Block all Syrian refugees until a proper vetting system is presented to Congress by this administration. The Chattanooga jihadist’s family emigrated here from Kuwait after the Gulf War. It’s a mistake to bring people in from parts of the world that are going through upheaval when we have strong concerns about Islamic terror.
- Block the expansion of 3,000 Special Afghan Visas that are included in the NDAA – a bill that might get a final vote in Congress next week.
- Designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror group and prevent them from funding mosques inside of this country. If we are going to admit so many Muslim immigrants, the least we can do is not have our enemies radicalize them in a subversion campaign.
When political correctness became a fad, it started out as a cute gesture. Then it became obnoxious. Next it became tyrannical. Now it has become dangerous and downright suicidal.
It’s time to choose priorities…while we still can.
Daniel Horowitz is the Senior Editor at Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.
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