One central aspect of the Trump immigration policy that Biden immediately reversed was what Trump liked to call ‘extreme vetting’.
The concept is pretty simple: if someone trying to enter the country has a known criminal history or is linked to terrorist groups, they should be denied entry.
Predictably, the left looked for a way to demonize Trump with that story, so they ginned up outrage calling it anti-muslim and xenophobic. Or whatever their smear du jour happened to be.
Meanwhile, in America, we have elected officials (Democrats) who never seem to miss an opportunity to take a swing at Israel as an ‘oppressive’ or ‘apartheid’ state, while never seeming to have anything negative to say about terrorist violence undertaken in the name of the Palestinians they so robustly defend. Rashida Tlaib won’t even recognize the nation of Israel on a map.
We’re told, emphatically, that it is some kind of ‘ist’ or ‘phobic’ (not that we can keep all these rules straight) to question the loyalty of people like Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib to prioritizing issues that concern America over and above their own private political concerns.
We take that to mean that the Squad and the rest of the Democrats are therefore robustly pro-American and will take any calls to violence against America with all due seriousness.
For example, this call to violence was uttered last week by a Palestinian Islamic Scholar. Surely they will denounce him when he says ‘you should prepare to go and fight the infidels in America before they come here.’
Palestinian Islamic Scholar Sheikh Yousef Makharzah: You Should Prepare to Go Fight the Infidels in America, before They Come Here; Only Fear Keep the Infidels at Bay #Palestinians #terrorism pic.twitter.com/bEdYJBg9HQ
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 13, 2023
But it’s probably unfair of us to hold up an isolated example like that as though he represented a larger problem.
Here’s another video Memri translated, showing how excited a preacher from Sudan was to see a visit from an Israeli minister:
Sudan Friday Sermon by Dr. Adam Al-Shain in Response to Israeli FM Visit: The Jews Are Occupiers, Plunderers, Enemies of Allah; How Could Al-Burhan Meet This Man, Shake His Hand? #Sudan #antisemitism pic.twitter.com/xNSWi2WTsf
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 14, 2023
Here are two other recent videos translated.
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 9, 2023
Kuwaiti Islamic Scholar and Muslim Brotherhood Leader Tareq Al-Suwaidan Praises Al-Qaradhawi’s Book on Jihad in an Interview with Texas Imam Yasir Qadhi, Adds: Abdallah Azzam Was a Personal Friend, One of the Giants @TareqAlSuwaidan @YasirQadhi pic.twitter.com/habPDBW4YO
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 14, 2023
Could it be possible that some segments of the Religion of Peace™ haven’t bought into the ‘peace’ part of that narrative… including some influential leaders?
It really doesn’t matter if ‘most’ Muslims genuinely do not share this aggressive attitude. It only takes a couple to cause serious damage, whether that means nineteen people on planes with box cutters or one guy driving a truck through pedestrian traffic. Even a ‘lone wolf’ can do some serious harm.
So long as prominent people like these ones are giving public justifications for private acts of violence, the regional solutions and paths to local peace we keep looking for will remain a long way off.
As for the first guy, if even one person takes his call to arms at face value, lives in America are in danger.
As we recently saw when ISIS was making some pretty grusome threats against the West in response to that Koran burning stunt in front of the Turkish embassy, there is no shortage of rhetoric looking to whip up angry young men to acts of ‘justified’ violence.
There is a better alternative. One that doesn’t require attacking strangers:
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