Auster: The Minimum
Lawrence Auster writes: For any commentator who describes Islamization as a calamity that must be prevented at all costs, here is what I would see as the minimum position on Muslim immigration and the regulation of the Islamic religion that is consistent with such a view:
- All new mass immigration of Muslims under the national quotas and other general immigration laws, not just from Muslim countries, but from all countries, must stop. Only select numbers of Muslim individuals with particular connections to the U.S., of a family or business nature for example, can be admitted.
- To the extent possible, all Muslims here illegally must be found and be made to leave (the U.S. made a nice start of that in 2002 and 2003 when it got a large number of Pakistani illegals to depart voluntarily).
- All legal resident alien Muslims must be subjected to an...examination of their beliefs and allegiances. Anyone found to support sharia and jihad, or who on the basis of his background and associations, can be reasonably expected to support sharia and jihad, will be deported. As compared with the outright exclusion of prospective immigrants that I propose above, the milder expedient of a questionnaire is suitable in the cases of legal residents because these are persons who have already been admitted to the U.S.
- Mosques and Muslim schools must be closely examined and monitored for promotion of jihadist beliefs and those that fail the test will be closed.
I would support such a platform if put forward by immigration reformers. Despite the fact that republicans try to minimize the importance of it, immigration reform will likely be a top priority issue for voters in 2008 both pro and con. We must answer the question,"what is America?" once more. This is a pivotal query that occurs once in a generation and eventually leads to another, deeper and even more urgent question, "what is man?" which goes to the heart of this conflict, but needs be answered only once a century or so.
Posted on 12/30/2006 12:05 PM by Rebecca Bynum