What could possibly go wrong? In FrontPage today:
The Reuters headline was “Obama wants U.S. to prepare for 10,000 Syrian refugees next year: White House.”
Prepare? How can we prepare? Bomb shelters? Underground bunkers? Metal detectors at shopping malls? Funeral arrangements? Exactly what preparations does the President expect us to make?
I know what you’re thinking: there you go again, Spencer, you racist, bigoted Islamophobe. Here is Barack Obama magnanimously opening America’s doors to a desperate population in crisis, and you’re demanding that our nation’s hospitality not be tendered to these poor people – and why not? Just because they are “brown”?
Nope. That’s not the problem at all, although as always, charges of “racism” will be used to drown out any dissenting voices. The real problem is that last February, the Islamic State promised to flood Europe in the near future with as many as 500,000 refugees. That future is upon us, and it is important to note that the Islamic State was not simply talking about engulfing the continent in a humanitarian crisis that would strain its resources to the breaking point. The jihadis were also planning to cross into Europe among those refugees, and now they’re boasting that they have done so.
An Islamic State operative boasted last week that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had entered Europe. “They are going like refugees,” he said, but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said, “Just wait.” He explained: “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah.”
And now Barack Obama is bringing 10,000 of these refugees to the United States. How many Islamic State jihadis will be among them? No one can say, but what jihadi would pass up a chance to go to the Great Satan itself, and win his share of virgins by destroying an American landmark or mass murdering American infidels wholesale?
Such talk is, of course, “hateful” and “Islamophobic,” besides the evergreen “racist.” Now we see the cost of this manipulative sloganeering: an untold number of Americans is virtually certain to die at the hands of jihadis hidden among these refugees, and the public square is so corrupt and compromised that it isn’t even possible to have a mature and thoughtful public debate about the Islamic concept of emigration and the role it may be playing in this refugee crisis.
So here is one way that lovers of freedom can prepare, as Obama wants us to, for this “refugee” influx: call upon your elected officials to oppose this, and endeavor in every possible way to inform them about the Islamic State’s statements and the facts that the overwhelming majority of these refugees are male, Muslims, and able-bodied. Where are the women who have been displaced? Where are the elderly or chronically ill people? Where are the non-Muslims, even as tens of thousands of Christians have been driven out of their ancestral homelands?
The Qur’an says: “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance. And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.” (4:100) To emigrate for the cause of Allah is to come to a non-Muslim land with the goal of subverting its existing order and Islamizing it, as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, did when he moved from Mecca to Medina – a move so significant that it, not Muhammad’s birth or death or becoming a prophet, stands as the Year One of the Islamic calendar. Are we to believe that absolutely none of the refugees in Europe now and on their way to the United States have the hijrah in mind? Are we really supposed to accept that none of the Muslim refugees thinks this refugee crisis is a golden opportunity to bring Islam to Europe and the United States?
That thought has certainly crossed the mind of Islamic State operatives. But why should Barack Obama be expected to take seriously the boasts and threats of the “JV team” that is so weak and powerless that it only controls an area the size of Great Britain and wealth beyond that of many established nations?
These 10,000 refugees will almost certainly not be the last to come to America. They and their fellow refugees will likely transform America forever, as Obama promised to do when he first ran for President. Meanwhile, several Muslim countries have declined to take any refugees from Syria, citing the terror risk. Those racist Islamophobes! If, in a few years, the Statue of Liberty is a smoking ruin and Obama’s successor is living in hiding while the White House is repaired from a jihad terror attack, courtesy some of these “refugees,” American policymakers may wish they had worked more forcefully to make sure that the U.S. followed the example of those Muslim countries. But at the moment, the political cost is just too high for anyone who opposes this refugee influx – even though the societal cost of ignoring the threat is likely to be astronomical.