Islam, as Brussels, Paris, and 9/11 demonstrate, is the Ebola virus of culture.
- Bryan Fischer
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders has lived with constant police protection for the last decade for one simple reason: he has the courage to tell the truth about Islam. At one point, he was even locked up in solitary confinement in a Dutch prison, not as punishment but for his own protection. He knows firsthand the threat of Islam.
In the wake of the bombings in Brussels, Wilders said quite simply, “The cause of all this bloodshed is Islam. We need to de-Islamize the West. That is the only way to safeguard our lives and protect our freedom.”
The Islam Wilders speaks of here is not “radical” Islam, for there is no such thing. There is only “Islam,” Muhammad-style Islam. We can be grateful more followers of Allah don’t take his words seriously about slaying infidels wherever they can be found (Sura 9:5), but enough of his followers do to make them a lethal threat to freedom everywhere.
How do we de-Islamize America? While it’s not easy (because of politically correct hysteria) it’s simple. It must include three steps.
- Immediately suspend Islamic immigration
While it may be hard to believe, because of our visa-waiver program many highly radicalized Muslims in Belgium can travel directly to the U.S. without needing to get a visa and without undergoing any security background checks.
This unvetted, untrammeled immigration of Muslims to the U.S. is a form of insanity. As Wilders said, “The government must also close our national borders. The European Union’s Schengen zone, where no border controls are allowed, is a catastrophe.”
Can this be done constitutionally? Of course it can. The Constitution gives to Congress unilateral authority over “the Migration or Importation of such Persons” it thinks are “proper to admit” (Article 1, Sec. 9). If Congress wishes to suspend Islamic immigration, it can do so tomorrow.
2. No more mosques
Mosques are the incubators of jihadist ideology. The Center for Security Policy determined some time ago that 95% of all American Muslims who attend mosque on a weekly basis attend a mosque which either distributes literature or features imams who advocate the use of violence in spreading Islam.
Can stopping the building of mosques be done constitutionally? Of course it can, if we use the Constitution given to us by the Founders and not the one mangled by the courts. Under the Founders’ Constitution, the States have unilateral authority to regulate religious expression within their borders.
Joseph Story, in his Commentaries on the Constitution, put it this way: “Thus, the whole power over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the state governments, to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice, and the state constitutions.” If states want to ban the building of any more mosques, they certainly can.
And the First Amendment protects the right “of the people peaceably to assemble.” If any mosque assembles for anything other than peaceful purposes, it has no First Amendment right to meet at all.
3. No more Muslims in the military
Serving in the United States military is a privilege, not a right. Congress has complete authority “to make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces” (Article 1, Section 8). If Congress believes it’s a mistake to allow individuals who have a sacred duty to kill American infidels to serve in our military, they certainly can prevent it. The massacre at Ft. Hood is all the evidence we need that such a restriction is timely and necessary.
Islam, as Brussels, Paris, and 9/11 demonstrate, is the Ebola virus of culture. Everywhere it has been allowed to take root since 630 AD it has brought with it violence and oppression.
Preventing carriers of this cultural virus from entering America is simply common sense, as well as the essence of compassion for American citizens who should not have to live in a society that must live in constant fear of Islamic violence.
The problem, or course, is that we cannot identify carriers of this virus until it’s too late. This simply means we must be careful with them all.
Liberia made headlines this week by closing its border with Guinea because four people in Guinea have died from the Ebola virus. No one, I mean no one, from Guinea is allowed to cross the border into the Liberian homeland.
Liberia’s Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nangbe declared, "We have ordered the border with Guinea closed with immediate effect. The border will remain closed until the situation in Guinea improves. We are not taking any chance at all.”
Are Liberia’s leaders being mean, hateful, and xenophobic? Hardly. They’re just acting responsibly to protect the health and safety of their own citizens.
Does Liberia believe that everyone coming from Guinea into Liberia is a carrier of the Ebola virus? Of course not. But since they can’t know who is a carrier and who isn’t until it’s too late, they must be careful with them all. And so it must be with Islam.