The Hill is an execrable and cowardly rag, eager to kowtow to Left-fascists and Islamic supremacists, but this is over the top even for it. Their “reasoning” here appears to be that if we defend ourselves against Islamic jihadists by temporarily stopping immigration from jihad terror hotspots, it will only create more jihadists. So we must let that immigration continue, even though Islamic jihadists will be among the immigrants, and that will presumably make for fewer jihadists. If, in other words, we allow jihadis to enter the country and murder a certain number of American citizens, that will pacify other Muslims and keep them from becoming jihadis. But if we stop this immigration even temporarily in an attempt to prevent jihadis from entering the country, Muslims who were hitherto peaceful and moderate will be so enraged that they will take up arms against us.
This is an inversion of rational thought that only the Leftists of The Hill could possibly swallow. It’s tantamount to saying that we must not defend ourselves, because that will only embolden our attackers further. We should instead surrender to those attackers.
Also, Barack Hussein Obama was President of the United States from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. He flung the nation’s doors wide open to Muslim migrants, and heavily favored Muslims over non-Muslims. Did this stop Islamic State recruitment? Did it even slow it down? No, the Islamic State proclaimed itself the caliphate on June 29, 2014, during Obama’s presidency, and repeatedly declared its intention ultimately to conquer the U.S. It also repeatedly called for the murder of Americans. So we have solid evidence that an open-door immigration policy does not in reality pacify Islamic jihadis.
Remember also that the Islamic State declared:
The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah [tax for infidels] and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.
Clearly, then, the Islamic State will continue to hate us even without immigration restrictions.
The Hill is outstandingly ridiculous even among Leftist establishment propaganda media outlets.
“Trump’s refugee ban is the perfect ISIS recruiting tool,” by Stuart Shapiro, The Hill, January 28, 2017:
Sometimes government actions result in making the problem they are trying to fix worse rather than solving it….
Well, guess who just got some amazing fodder for their anti-U.S. rhetoric? As Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has said, the executive order has given ISIS a “path to rebirth.” An organization that was on the run in Syria and Iraq has just been handed an amazing recruiting tool: A written proclamation from the U.S. president that everything they’ve been saying all these years about the United States being at war with Muslims is true.This recruiting tool is likely to be effective in messages consumed by individuals like those who perpetrated the awful attacks in Fort Hood, Orlando and San Bernardino. So while we will be keeping out individuals who mean the United States no harm and indeed are in many cases the victims of those who do, we will have handed our enemies an important weapon.
By allegedly trying to decrease the risk of a terrorist attack, we may have increased it.