The nation-state is meaningless to a good Muslim, to the precise extent that he takes his Islam seriously. It exists; he needs its passport. He wants, in the case of the Infidel nation-state, to enjoy all the fruits of that state — the fruits that are produced because it is the creation of Infidels, and is well-run, productive, and has stability and the rule of law. The “refugee,” or rather immigrant, generally comes from one of an assortment of badly-run Muslim countries where despots are the natural order, given how Islam inculcates the notion that political legitimacy is to be located elsewhere than in “will of the people.”
Listen carefully to Muslim rhetoric in this country. It is always not-quite-what-it-seems-to-be: we hear, for example, the phrase “we are here to stay.” What does that mean? Is that a rousing sign of loyalty to the American political and legal system? Or is it, rather, an aggressive and defiant expression — we’re here, we’re not going anywhere, and we will do exactly as we please, in putting relentless pressure on the American legal and political system, on its educational system, on its social understandings, and will never give up, and don’t think about trying to stop us — because “we’re here to stay.”
Have you seen Muslims visiting the rude bridge in Concord or Gettysburg, or any sites having to do with American history? In what fields have Muslims demonstrated an interest? Yes, in computer engineering, or other kinds of technology, and the more applied and the less imbued with values, including the values of science, the better. But when have you seen Muslims in this or any European country teach the history of that country — say, American history, or Western civilization, or European art, or European music, or much of anything at all save those same few areas of engineering (and some parts of medicine), and those same “Islamic studies” of a comically apologist nature (where those who haven’t gotten with the collaborationist program are carefully kept down, or kept out)?
Islam does not recognize the nation-state. It flatly contradicts the idea of the nation-state, of loyalty to the nation-state. This does not mean that some Muslims, in some Muslim-dominated lands, do not feel a desire to claim that “their” country is the “leader” of the (Arab, Islamic — choose one) world. Muslims in Egypt may mock the rich Gulf Arabs for being rich, and uncivilized. Muslims in Iran may mock all the Arabs for being “desert” or “primitive” people, as compared to the “civilized” and “sophisticated” Iranians. (There is a nationalist pride in Iran, but that pride goes against Islam, and always has — and that appeal to Iranian pride could be useful in de-islamising part of the Iranian population). Muslims in Jordan may mock the Kuwaitis as languorous sissies. Muslims in the Gulf may mock the poorer Arabs…for being poor. Muslims in Iraq may mock the other Arabs because Iraq “has a culture that is thousands of years old” or Iraq “is the cradle of world civilization” (even as the present Arabs show a complete indifference to the pre-Islamic past) or some such puffery that they love to engage in — while we, looking at them, can only say “what have you done for the world lately?” And by “lately” we mean the last thousand years. They like to think of themselves as having been the inheritor of the Abbasid Caliphate, and full of this vast “middle class” that in Iraqi minds is exaggerated into something practically like England in 1920, when that “middle class” was, in that same 1920, almost entirely Jewish and Christian, and is now — or was until the last few years –Christian with an admixture of those who were determinedly secular (that is to say, as non-Muslim-as-possible) Muslims.
Islam and the nation-state do not blend. Islam dictates to Muslims, inculcates in Muslim minds, a Belief System that offers both Complete Regulation, from dawn to dusk, soup to nuts, and a Total Explanation of the Universe. It has no need for, it ignores, it effaces or steps over, the silly limits of those silly Infidels with their silly nation-states.
This has to be thoroughly understood by Infidels, if they are to protect themselves.