By Dan Perkins
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Some Americans watch the TV news and hear about IS the Islamic State and think that IS is focusing their attention on the Middle East. While they are telling us in their videos, and tweets they are coming to America, in most cases Americans don’t believe the boasts of the terrorists, they will not come here.
You don’t have to worry about the possibility of them coming to America because they are already here. According the US Census Bureau the Muslim population in the United States has tripled since 2001. Right now in many towns in the mid-west and the south, the number of Muslims is greater than the number of Jews. In 2001 there were 1,209 mosques at the end of 2011, ten years later the number grew by 74% up to 2,106. Muslims are the ‘second largest group of ‘illegal immigrants’ in New York State.
We have seen the story of the mosque in Minnesota that has sent 40 young men and some women to join IS in Iraq. Our government says that about 300 Americans are fighting with IS. My guess is that with 2,106 mosques in the US the Muslim leaders at these mosques have been doing a much better job of recruiting for IS than our government is reporting. One mosque sends 40 then the other 2,105 only send 260? I don’t think so.
We know from the Border Patrol that people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, China and North Korea have been intercepted trying to cross our southern border illegally, my guess is that many have already made it through, and are here working in the mosques converting hundreds if not thousands of young people to the IS cause.
They are not recruiting people to go to Iraq and join IS, but rather they are training an army in America. I believe that they are approaching their control of America in much the same way they are gaining control in Europe. The Forum reported Obama and Janet Napolitano appointed Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
They start with low-level positions in government and work their way up gaining more and more influence and control. We saw recently how much of an influence Muslims were in France and England during the War between Hamas and Israel. The anti Israel protest in these two European Capitals intimidated the central governments and politicians. I believe that the one group of people that politicians, in all levels of government, fear the most, are Muslims.
Nobody knows for sure how many Muslims there are in the United States. The counts range between 4 and 9 million but their population is growing faster than any other group in America. The birth records show that the non-Muslim Americans birth rate is insufficient to replace those that are dying. So the non-Muslim live birthrate results in a diminishing population in America. The Muslim birth rate is showing a net increase meaning that Muslims are having more children than older people are dying. With an ever expanding population they will be an ever increasing percentage of the population leading to control of America.
The greater their population, the greater the influence they will have in the direction of America. We have seen in Western Europe the influence that Muslims have had on the culture of many of these nations, they are not assimilating but they are forcing change in their direction to the point that some people are beginning to protest the loss of their language and culture to the Muslims.
I believe we will see a day in the near future when we will see people from the 2,100 mosques take to the streets and protest America’s leadership decisions. Perhaps we have already seen a hint of what is to come when the Muslims rallied in support of Hamas?
One last thought, “What did those young men and women have in common that would be important for us to review?” They, or perhaps their parents, came to America full of hope and opportunity and when it didn’t happen the anger, despair, and frustration of a lack of opportunity reached a point where they had to react. Being recruited to make their way to IS was a way of channeling that anger and where they could kill people with immunity. But how long before hundreds, if not thousands, are recruited to turn that murdering and destructive anger loose in America? The real answer to preserve America and its culture is through prosperity. The best way to counteract IS in America is jobs. Putting people to work making them less dependent on a religion or government but more on themselves and fruits of their labor.
Dan Perkins is the author of the trilogy, The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, a fictional account of a Terrorist attack against the United States using nuclear weapons. Mr. Perkins is a Registered Investment Advisor with over 40 years of investing money on a global basis. His web site is www.danperkinsatsanibel.com