The chattering classes and apologists for illegal immigration and Islamist terrorism have been tearing themselves into an infantile fury over President Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting immigration from the following seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, and Libya. These countries are well documented for either sponsoring terrorism or harboring Islamist terrorist cells in their countries.
While the timing and initial implementation of this policy could have been more effectively handled, it is perfectly legal and sound policy. The following section of Title 8 Section 1182(f) of the United States Code:
F)Association with terrorist organizations
“Any alien who the Secretary of State, after consultation with the Attorney General, or the Attorney General, after consultation with the Secretary of State, determines has been associated with a terrorist organization and intends while in the United States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in activities that could endanger the welfare, safety, or security of the United States is inadmissible.”
is one of the legal anchors for the President’s action. Other portions of this section of the U.S. Code further document the legal grounds on which the U.S. Government can exclude individuals from entrance to the U.S. including membership in a totalitarian organization like ISIS. Despite the lawsuits and infantile fury which have erupted over this policy, which is temporary in nature, until extreme vetting can be effectively implemented, it is on solid legal ground and should be upheld by any sane court.
The most basic responsibility of any sovereign government, whether it is the U.S. Government or the government of some other country, is maintaining the physical safety of its citizens and legal visitors to that country. I would ask the critics of this legislation several questions. Do you want someone believing in Sharia law to live in your community or be your next door neighbor? Have you ignored 93 instances of Islamist terrorist plots and attacks which have occurred or been uncovered in the U.S. since 9/11? Let this Heritage Foundation story and info graphic refresh your memory. While you were advocating for unrestricted illegal immigration, did you forget Islamist terrorist attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, Orlando, San Bernadino, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris (including yesterday’s knife attack at the Louvre Museum), multiple sites in Israel, the Yemen-based Houthi terrorist attack on a Saudi naval ship which may been intended for a U.S. naval ship, and numerous other locales? Does your leftist secularist worldview really have room to tolerate individuals who are opposed to your concerns about “social justice” for “marginalized” groups like women, GLBT’s, non-caucasian ethnic groups, and non Abrahamic religions?
Idealized attitudes toward the Islamic world have permeated many areas of the West including foreign ministries, academe, some sectors of international business, and some public policy research institutions. The unfortunate reality is that while there may be some Muslims who wish to build and sustain respectful relations with the West, a very significant percentage of this demographic seeks to engage in perpetual violent jihad with the West. They raise their children with a petulant victim narrative that seeks to promote and build upon the scars of perpetual hostility toward those not adhering to the Sharia worldview. Unfortunately, this perpetual victim mentality has become deeply ensconced in many sectors of the west including academe as reflected in many protests occurring on university campuses. Do we have to experience violent Islamist bloodlettings on these campuses before the wool will be pulled from the eyes of these deluded academic useful idiots. Although the violent protests at the University of California-Berkeley against Milo Yiannopolous were due to his refusal to adhere to the “politically correct”GLBT ideological line, they just have easily been instigated by Islamist thugs with visions of “heavenly virgins” in their poisoned minds and souls.
We’ve made some progress in achieving greater public understanding of the existential threat posed to our lives, values, and interests by militant Islam. Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go as the infantile protests and legal action against Trump’s purposeful policy action indicate. The power of ignorance and denial about Islamist terror retains its tenacious grip and we must pray that more terrorist assaults are not the price we will pay to remove the veil from our eyes and minds.