“U.S. authorities are searching for 11 Egyptian men who arrived in the United States last month but failed to turn up at Montana State University for a scheduled academic program.” — from this news item
Lots of blame for this idiotic and dangerous business. First, the people who have the bright idea of winning hearts and minds, unwinnable hearts and minds, by bringing Arabs and other Muslims to this country to learn about it and all its wonders, so that then naturally they will be impressed with the Western world. How often do the idiots who are supposed to protect us, in the government, in the FBI, in the CIA, have to be told that many of the most dangerous Muslims are those who have traveled to, lived in, or may still live in that West? Some only feign to be the kind of “moderates” we keep hoping for. Others find, in the West, that they cling harder to, or often return to, religion — as a way of coping with too much strangeness, that threatens to overwhelm or unhinge them. We should not be risking the lives of our citizens for the sake of this experiment in international living. Leave that to the boys and girls in Putney, Vermont.
Then there are the entrepreneurs, whether offering special classes, special courses, or are merely part of some already-established college or university hoping to get in on the “cultural awareness for and about Muslims” racket. The government no doubt is eager to spend money on this sort of thing, because it is so much more in harmony with the spirit of this sappy-sentimental age, in which all problems merely reflect an imperfect “understanding” of each other. No — the hatred for Infidels inculcated by Muslims is not based on any misunderstanding, any failure to understand those Infidels, any misinterpretation of how well-meaning those well-meaning Infidels may be. Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira fill Believers with hostility, even hysterical and murderous hatred in many though obviously not all cases, not because we do this or do not do that, but simply because we are Infidels.
Yet here was this group, being brought to Montana. To study what? At what institution? Paid for by whom? The United States is not some kind of Fun Fair and Playground, open to all who manage to talk their way in, so that they can then promptly disappear from view. After that, if they are Muslims, who knows what one or two or several or many more of them will be capable of in a month or a year, or five years.
Heads should roll for this dangerous farce. Give it wide publicity. Raise the matter in Congress. Find out as much as you can about the whole thing. And then make sure that such farces, from those “democracy projects” that some entrepreneurial Americans in Washington think-tanks are no doubt making money on hand over fist (cherchez not la femme, but le fric, toujours le fric), are not repeated.
Then there are the schools. Their role in this sort of thing must not be ignored. Various language schools, if they happen to be owned by and for Muslims, can cleverly hire people, thus providing them with work visas, to teach, say, Arabic or Farsi. The person thus hired can then receive a letter, to be shown to the INS, that affirms that Muhammad or Abdullah is doing a job — teaching Arabic or Farsi (both of them defined, don’t forget, as “critical languages”) — that can’t be done by an American. In fact, if a Muslim owner of such a school were to wish, he could assign a teacher for each separate class. Even better, he could simply make up phantom classes or phantom students who are supposedly taking individual tutorials, put the money in the till (money may not be the point: remaining in America for some of these people may be far more important), and the government would be none the wiser.
Now if I were a clever policeman, if I were an FBI agent really trying to do my job, and if I were living, say, in the Boston area, then I’d start with, say, this or that language school. . I’d find out who owns it. I’d find out what classes are offered, and who is on the teaching staff, and teaching what. I’d do a lot of things. And then I’d go on to another five hundred such language schools, or other “schools” for which student visas or for that matter teaching visas can be obtained, and go from there.
It’s not hard to figure out what has to be investigated, what has to be looked into.
Not in a year or two. Now.