Jihad Watch Advisory Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald discusses the phenomenon of marriage scams and visa fraud — a rampant practice which unfortunately receives little attention:
“I was just a stepping stone to a green card,” said one victim of visa fraud. “I married a terrorist. I married somebody who did not like America, who didn’t like Americans.”
I have known one or two of these stepping-stones. Some are complete innocents, others don’t want to know. But it is not always the Green Card alone. Sometimes it is the Green Card, and the stepping-stone’s property, or even inheritance, as well.
And it happens all over Europe as well as in North America and Australia. Indeed, one can find guides on Muslim websites for the “muhajiroun” as to the advantages of marrying an Infidel woman. And since women are essentially chattel, who really cares what happens to them?
The advantages are clear:
1) If you are a Muslim student and enter into this “temporary” (from your Muslim point of view, the only point of view that counts) union, you will have a source of steady sex — and all that cooking and cleaning are not to be sneezed at, either.
2) Protection against expulsion or against visa-expiration (at least until recently). If you can father a child, or six, while in the particular Infidel country you happen to be in, that polyphiloprogenitive activity may get you in, like Flynn.
3) Economic benefits — those Infidel women sometimes own property, and why not enjoy the Infidel loot, or at least some of it, by waiting around for it to drop from your wife’s inheritance into your lap. Several spectacular cases of such come to mind.
4) While Arab and Muslim apologists now enjoy dismissing any realistic assessment of Islam, of its tenets, as merely the result of the West’s, or America’s, supposed “need” to “create the ‘Other'” (funny since Islam itself is based entirely on the need to subjugate, push back, destroy ‘the Other’ — i.e. the Infidel), in fact the Arabs and Muslims who manage to inveigle Infidels into marrying them often exploit their own seeming outward exoticness, their physical “otherness”: shades of the Sheik of Araby and other cliches that linger in the substratum of some incurably Emma-Bovaryish minds, intrigued by the liquid brown eyes, and soft speech — in short, by the tariqramadanish come-hither that ought to be so transparent, and to which one must now add that frisson of societal and political transgression that can now be derived from sleeping with someone who, in ways the foolish Infidel does not understand — is in the deepest sense, the enemy.
But before becoming so entangled, Infidel women should pay a visit to their nearest art museum. And look carefully at the sculptures and the paintings. And go to the cafe, where some CD of Mozart may be playing. And look around, and think about what, in your afternoon at the museum, would be allowed, or could have come out of, the world that your would-be husband comes from. Think: you have no idea what his real views are.
No one should enter into any such liaison without reading the extensive testimonies of women who married into Islam and “reverted” — and then little by little saw what they took to be the underside, but turned out to be the beating heart, of Islam. And left their husbands, and re-reverted. There used to be a category of literature for children called “cautionary tales.”
Those tales need to be updated for Infidel adults.
But your naivete affects, in the main, you, and your children. The naivete about Islam of American policymakers, who are slowly, slowly beginning to realize that perhaps “democracy” cannot be imposed, and that there is absolutely no connection in any case between “democracy” and de-islamization (meaning the imposition of Kemalist constraints on Islam, in order to create a secular class sufficient to keep the Kemalist ball rolling), and that Infidel interests are not served by the further misallocation of men, money, material, and attention in order to pursue the will-o’-the-wisp of this Light Unto the Muslim Nations.
Besides, for 80 years there has already been a Light Unto the Muslim Nations. It is called Turkey. Ataturk did what he could to constrain Islam, step by systematic step. And in those eighty years not one circumjacent or distant Muslim state emulated Turkey (except, very briefly, in Afghanistan, where the semi-enlightened ruler seemed to be interested in the Turkish experiment). Turkey itself is in constant danger of what, from the Infidel point of view, would be a relapse into greater, not less, Islam — as Erdogan, that male sparrowhawk, chirpily pecks, pecks, pecks away at the foundations and protections of Kemalism, disguising his tying down the Turkish army, the last protector of Kemalism, as merely “complying with the requirements of the E.U.” — and who can object to that?
A futile policy, based on ignorance of Islam, or on the continued dreamy belief that Islam itself is not a problem, or that the idea of Jihad is a recent invention — see the “Army War College study,” recently put out by one Lt.-Commander Aboul-Enein, and wonder just who thinks this sort of thing, full of misstatements about Islamic tenets and what Muslim attitudes really are, was worth sponsoring. It’s just one more attempt by someone who, while no doubt a reasonably fine fellow and decent lieutenant commander in the Navy, either has no idea what Islam is all about: bearing the name Aboul-Enein, and calling yourself a “Muslim” does not make you an instant expert on what is uttered in khutbas all over the Middle East, especially if you have yourself been raised in Mississippi. Or perhaps he does know, but out of professional fear or filial piety, cannot allow himself to say.
There was recently in the news the story of a lady who realized that her husband saw her only as a way to get a Green Card, while he continued to hate America (where he could now live safely). She had the courage to publicly explain how silly and trusting and innocent of Islam she was.
If she can do it, so can the highest-ranking officers in the American army, and so can the officials in the Pentagon.
And they had better.