Refugee policies are killing us with ‘compassion’

Daniel Horowitz · March 27, 2018
Refugee policies are killing us with ‘compassion’
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Over the weekend, I received a piece of spam mail from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) begging for donations (millions from the taxpayer is evidently not enough) in order to be “humane” and “compassionate.” They were referring to one thing: bringing in more Islamic refugees from the Middle East. Later that day, I saw in my news alerts that a Holocaust survivor in France was stabbed 11 times and then set on fire by a Muslim immigrant neighbor living in the budding French caliphate. The Left’s “compassion” is really quite cruel.

As we see every day, importing large numbers of fervent Muslims from the Middle East without any circumspection or common sense merely imports the values of the Middle East. The sickening irony of the Left’s multi-culture agenda came full circle over the weekend when the body of Mireille Knoll was discovered in Paris, charred and stabbed by a Muslim neighbor. Knoll evaded capture by the Nazis in Paris in 1942, but she couldn’t evade the suicidal policies on Islamic immigration of her government.

According to various Israeli news outlets, a granddaughter of the victim, who moved to Israel, posted the following powerful message on Facebook:

“Twenty years ago I left Paris knowing that my future was not there, neither mine nor that of the Jewish people,” she wrote. “But who would’ve thought that I was leaving my relatives where terrorism and cruelty would lead to such a tragedy. My grandmother was stabbed to death 11 times by a Muslim neighbor she knew well, who made sure to set fire to her home and left us not even one object, a letter, a photograph, to remember her by. All we have are our tears and each other.”

And these people have the outrageous impertinence to call us neo-Nazis? Are you kidding me? In another disgusting twist, these same liberal NGOs are the ones who want Israel to commit suicide and create a PLO state, thereby eliminating the one safe harbor for European Jews fleeing anti-Semitism thanks to their suicidal immigration policies in the West!

Sandwiched between overt cruelty and the “compassionate” cruelty of leftism

Jews have now become refugees from Europe thanks to the “compassionate” refugee policy of Western European countries that have imported people who harbor a satanic hatred for the West and particularly for Jews. Yet these same left-wing government officials and NGOs, including liberal Jewish groups like HIAS, are now trying to turn America – one of the last beacons of freedom for Jews – into the Euro-Islamic nightmare.

There have been a slew of gruesome attacks by Muslims living in Europe against peaceful Jews. Just last April, a 66-year-old retired French physician, Sarah Halimi, was beaten to death by a Muslim neighbor and thrown out the window of her home. The killer was a Mali immigrant who shouted “allahu Akbar” before throwing her out the window. Her crime was being Jewish.

In January, a few days after two kosher markets were set on fire, a 15-year-old girl coming home from a Jewish private school was attacked and slashed in the face with a utility knife.

Last February, two Jewish brothers were kidnapped in France, and one’s finger was sawed off.

As a side note, notice the “creative” ways the Islamists in Europe devise to kill people, as most citizens, including Jews, can’t own or carry guns to defend themselves. Yup, that’s another “compassionate” principle of the Left.

The security situation has gotten so bad for Jews in Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city, that most have had to flee after many settled there after the Holocaust and built peaceful lives. What changed? Nearly 20 percent of the city’s population is now Muslim.


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Here is how a recent New York Time story described the situation in Sweden for Jews:

Today, entering a synagogue anywhere in Sweden usually requires going through security checks, including airport-like questioning. At times of high alert, police officers with machine guns guard Jewish schools. Children at the Jewish kindergarten in Malmo play behind bulletproof glass. Not even funerals are safe from harassment.

Jewish schoolteachers have reported hiding their identity. A teacher who wouldn’t even share the city where she teaches for fear of her safety told a Swedish news outlet: “I hear students shouting in the hallway about killing Jews.” Henryk Grynfeld, a teacher at a high school in a mostly immigrant neighborhood in Malmo, was told by a student: “We’re going to kill all Jews.” He said other students yell “yahoud,” the Arabic word for Jew, at him.

What is the cause of the fear?

The Times reported that a recent survey “showed that 51 percent of anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden were attributed to Muslim extremists. Only 5 percent were carried out by right-wing extremists; 25 percent were perpetrated by left-wing extremists.”

Even the left-wing Swedish prime minister, Stefan Lofven, was forced to admit the origin and source of the problem:

“We will not ignore the fact that many people have come here from the Middle East, where anti-Semitism is a widespread idea, almost part of the ideology. We must become even clearer, dare to talk more about it.”

In a tragic twist of irony, religious Jews in Sweden are now caught between “tolerance” towards Muslims and intolerance towards other religious faiths, as they are prohibited from keeping their children out of the dangerous Islamic-infested public schools because of the ban on homeschooling.

Thus, as we look ominously across the pond toward our European brethren, we are seeing the hypocritical and compounding devastation of liberalism.  On the one hand, there is a religious liberty “right” to immigrate and flood the country with large numbers of hateful and intolerant immigrants. On the other hand, there is no religious liberty right to peacefully worship your God in your own country and escape the pagan theocracy of government schools mixed with Islamic violence. The governments are weak on crime and borders but ban peaceful citizens from owning guns. A recipe for a living hell – for a violent death.

If this nonsensical mix of policies sounds familiar in America, you are not missing anything. We are always a half a step behind Europe in the road to despotism.

Demographics are destiny here in America too

And indeed, we are seeing these values brought to our shores, as Islamic immigration increases rapidly. There have been a number of recent stealth jihad attacks that don’t even get reported in the media as Islamic terrorism.

Earlier this month, an ISIS sympathizer was arrested in southern Utah for bringing a homemade bomb to his high school and raising an ISIS flag in another school.

Last week, Hafi Kazi, a Muslim immigrant from India, drove a burning minivan stocked with propane and gas tanks into the front gate of Travis Air Force Base in California.

In February, Tnuza J. Hassan, who hails from the Somali community in Minneapolis, was arrested for setting eight fires at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was caught flying to Afghanistan last year, expressing her desire to join al Qaeda and wage jihad, but the FBI let her go at the time, part of a disturbing pattern of negligence on the agency’s part.

Earlier this week, it was reported that an Iraqi couple living in San Antonio on some form of visa were arrested for nearly beating their daughter to death after she refused to accede to their arranged child-marriage. Are we now bringing the practice of honor killings to our shores?

We have imported roughly 2 million immigrants from the Middle East since 9/11, and the numbers are growing between 150,000 and 175,000 every year. Terrorism is downstream from the much broader cultural problem of Sharia supremacism that we have needlessly imported. This culture of Sharia supremacism and anti-Americanism cultivated in clustered communities becomes the breeding ground for terrorism. Just a few months ago, after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, a large gathering of Muslims assembled in New York to protest Israel. They chanted violent pro-Hamas slogans and called for an intifada.

This is something we used to witness in places like France and Sweden but have now brought to our shores. There is simply no way anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty can look us in the eyes and say that we will not repeat the same problems as Europe as we follow in their demographic footsteps. Numbers matter – a lot.

The Islamic immigration issue is where the moral perversion of liberalism comes full circle, as leftists’ mercy on the cruel creates cruelty to those deserving mercy.

Author: Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.