By Bryan Fischer
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To continue the practice of
virtually unrestrained Islamic immigration is to pursue a practice that is
guaranteed to further Balkanize the United States and to guarantee continued
This is for one simple reason:
the implacable hostility of Islam toward anything Jewish or Christian. Muslims
- in league with neo-Nazis, by the way - have firebombed synagogues in France
and trapped hundreds of Jews inside their houses of worship. Together, Muslims
and neo-Nazis as one chant “The Jews Are Beasts,” in harmony with the teaching
of Muhammad that Jews are nothing more than apes and pigs.
Why this sudden outburst of
vitriolic anti-Semitism? Because Israel is doing nothing more than defending
itself against Muslim rockets launched from Gaza against innocent civilians.
Closer to home, an official with
the Department of Homeland Security fired his weapon Monday in Los Angeles in
an effort to quell a similar disturbance, created by pro-Palestinian Muslims
vigorously protesting a pro-Israel rally.
These violent protests in France
and Los Angeles obviously make no rational sense. The Jews pinned down inside
their synagogues and on the streets of L.A. have nothing to do with decisions
the Israeli government makes. And the Israeli government is simply doing its
duty to protect the safety and security of its citizens.
But all of that is no matter
against a religion that is irrational at its very core. The Qur’an sanctifies
an unremitting hostility toward “People of the Book,” both Jews and Christians.
This malevolent hatred toward non-Muslims is part and parcel of authentic
“Slay the idolaters wherever you
find them,” Allah commands in Sura 9:5. One translation renders the verse this
way: “[K]ill the polytheists (i.e., Christians) wherever you find them and
capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of
ambush.” I don’t have a trained eye, but I don’t see a lot of ambiguity there.
Muslims have a sacred duty to kill everyone who does not believe in Allah and
will not submit to his will.
The entire history of Islam is
one of abiding animus directed against its Jewish and Christian neighbors. Thus
it should come as no surprise to find Muslims causing civil unrest in Western
countries, especially when they are granted most favored religion status by
political leaders such as the president of the United States.
We should be astonished, in
fact, to find anything else. If we take the word of Allah seriously - and I do,
perhaps even more seriously than many Muslims do - then to invite Muslims into
our culture is to invite a potentially corrosive and even lethal toxin into our
Is this to say that all Muslims
want to kill us? Of course not. Most Muslims do not. But the simple problem is
that we have no way to separate the Muslims we don’t need to worry about from
the ones we do.
We can of course be grateful
that most Muslims are not devout enough to dedicate themselves to obeying Sura
9:5 and many other Qur’anic verses just like it. But a dangerous pattern
repeats itself endlessly in the West, in which seemingly harmless followers of
Muhammad are suddenly and rapidly radicalized and strike with little or no
In our land, school-children
every day pledge themselves to the flag and to the Republic for which it
stands, “one nation, under God, indivisible.” It is not our diversity that
makes us strong but our unity - a unity of faith, history, heritage and values.
We are not one nation “under Allah,” the god of the Qur’an, but one nation
“under God,” the God of the Bible.
To continue to grant Islam
special protections and unrestricted access to the United States is to pursue a
policy that will fracture this nation and lead to unending social disruption
and violence. When we allow Muslims to immigrate, we are inviting in a people
who cannot in good conscience recite our Pledge of Allegiance. To recite it is
an act of idolatry for them. It would be better for them to live in a Muslim
land where committing the sin of blasphemy is not a daily practice.
The prophet Elijah rebuked the
nation of his day for trying to worship both Baal and Yahweh. “How long,” he
said, “will you limp along on two opinions?” The nation of his day was hobbled,
not strengthened, by its religious diversity.
We cannot be one nation under
two gods. We cannot be an indivisible nation if we try to serve two gods. As
Jesus himself said, we cannot serve two masters. And the sooner we figure that
out, the better.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do
not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or
American Family Radio.)