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 social unrest.
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 Islam.
“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 midst.
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 warning.
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.