Numbers in immigration policy matter. As I noted in my 7-point plan to protect the homeland, there is a lot of middle ground between never bringing in a single Muslim immigrant and continuing on the current trajectory of record high immigration from the Middle East.
While the media completely ignores the rampant problem of homegrown terror, we are seeing stories of young Muslims—either brought here as children or born here to Muslim immigrants—engaging in terror plots on a daily basis. Thanks to the success of the cyber-jihad there is a growing dynamic of reverse-assimilation in which the children of Muslim immigrants to western countries are becoming more radicalized than even their parents.
To illustrate the sheer magnitude of the potential security risks, Census data shows that there are 918,306 U.S. born children of immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, just like Syed Farook. More importantly, 42,163 of them will turn 18 every single year, the prime age for radicalization and Jihad. Obviously the vast majority of them will not grow up to commit mass terror attacks. But consider these two factors:
Now remember that as we struggle to assimilate many of these younger, potentially vulnerable American Muslims, we admit over 100,000 new immigrants from the same countries every year, in addition to over 150,000 foreign students. How in the world will such a mass migration not exacerbate the existing problem?
It is a fair and important question to ask because the incidents of young Muslims arrested for terror attacks are rampant. These are just the examples off the top of my head of young Muslim terrorists from this week alone:
In all of these cases, there is a complete media blackout about the broader details of the terror plots or suspicious circumstances and no mention of the family’s immigration history. Dr. Nidal Alsayyed, a brave Imam from southeast Texas, was fired from his position for expressing his support for a cool off period of new immigration from the Middle East. He recognizes the existing problem among the Muslim youth. “We need to stop taking new ones until we fix the existing situation,” said an exasperated Alsayyed.
With the growing population explosion of young Muslims in this country from the existing irresponsible immigration policies, why can’t our elites see the writing on the wall that is so obvious to this courageous Muslim Imam?
 It’s important to note that there is no way to count precisely how many Muslims live in the U.S. or are admitted every year. However, by calculating the Census numbers or immigration numbers from the predominantly Muslim countries, we can ascertain a ballpark figure. While a certain percentage of immigrants from these countries is likely non-Muslims, there are several other countries, such as India, that have sizable Muslim populations that are not included in these figure. Consequently, on balance, they are likely a close estimation to the actual Muslim population.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.