Category Archives: Jihad

NEW COLUMN: A Muslim Ban Is Logical, Moral, Even Libertarian

IMMIGRATION, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism

THE NEW COLUMN, currently on The Daily Caller, makes the case that, “a Muslim ban is neither illogical, immoral, or un-libertarian:

” … Violent Jihad is not an ideology, as our Moderate Muslim friends keep calling it. Jihad is a pillar of a faith. That faith is Islam.

Christianity has just commemorated 500 years since its Reformation. Islam has yet to undergo a reformation; it’s still radical. Yes, there are many moderate Muslims. Perhaps a majority of them. But their existence and their moderate beliefs do not belie Islam’s radicalness.

The fact that there are moderate Muslims doesn’t mean there is a moderate Islam—or that these moderates won’t sire sons who’ll embrace the unreformed Islam. The data show that young, second-generation Muslims are well-represented among terrorists acting out almost weekly across the West.

Vetting will do nothing to stop second-generation Muslim Americans. These are American citizens or legal residents, as Saipov is, who’re more prone to act out on their faith than their parents.

Religion is The Risk Factor, not chaotic countries-of-origin. It’s impossible to vet migrants not because of ISIS infiltration, or countries in disarray, but because Islam is a risk factor. Their Muslim faith puts Muslims in a security risk group.

Being Muslim is a predisposing characteristic, a risk factor, if you will, for eruptions associated with this religion. By “a risk factor,” I mean that Islam predisposes its believers to aggression against The Other. For in Islam we have a religion that doubles up as a political system that counsels conquest, not co-existence. (“Islam’s borders are bloody,” cautioned Samuel Huntington.)

A preponderance of Muslims will remain dormant. But, as we see almost daily in the West or in the Muslim world (where Muslim factions vie for religious dominance), a Muslim individual could be “triggered” at any time to act on his radical religion.

So what if Moderate Muslims assure us Saipov was acting out-of-faith. That’s irrelevant to the irreversible outcomes.

It’s a distraction to claim, as The Moderates do, that the Jihadi is misinterpreting Islam, and that we must all do battle for the real Islam, a thing as elusive as Bigfoot or the unicorn. Fact: A Muslim’s actions, be they in accordance with the real Islam or not—sanctioned theologically or not—could be deadly.

Consider:

Proposition 1: The faith of all Muslims is Islam.
Proposition 2: Islam teaches and sanctions some disturbing things like Jihad against the infidel.
Proposition 3: Some Muslims, practitioners of Islam, will be prone to act on teachings that are indisputably part of Islam.

While most Muslims are not terrorists, an unusually large number is willing to dabble in the lifestyle.

Policy is meant as a declaration of the common good. On average, a bunch of people that commits more faith-based murders than another group (say non-Muslim Chinese) is unsuitable as a source of immigration to the US. … ”

… READ THE REST. THE NEW COLUMN is “A Muslim Ban Is Logical, Moral, And Even Libertarian.” It’s on The Daily Caller,

You can read the Mercer Column weekly on the Daily Caller, Unz Review, WND.com, occasionally on Townhall.com, and certainly on the other fine outlets listed here. It’s always posted, eventually, on IlanaMercer.com, under Articles. Please share.

Of Course You Can Vet Immigrants. Ask What Faith They Practice.

Homeland Security, Islam, Jihad, Media, Terrorism

On Fox News, broadcaster Mark Levin ranted cliches. You can’t bring certain individuals into the US, he yelled, because there is no way to check them out, or vet them. People come from countries with ineffective governments. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was likely a good little Uzbeki before America reached out and recruited him to come to the US.

That’s plain silly. Most Muslim arrivals likely don’t have criminal records on arrival. Enough of these Muslim immigrants devolve—or is it evolve?—from passive practitioners of Islam to a more “proactive” practice of the religion of peace in their host countries.

Jake Tapper:


Treason:

A Cub For The Caliphate. Yippee; His Daddy Serves In Our Military.

IMMIGRATION, Islam, Jihad, Military, Multiculturalism

Thank US immigration policies for this cute Cub for the Caliphate. The junior Jihadi, “Yusuf,” is probably a third generation Muslim-American. Say “Thanks for your service” to Yusuf’s daddy. Yusuf’s daddy is serving with your son, or daughter or your sexually TBD (To Be Determined) progeny : LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning).

Via Jihad Watch:

The Islamic State has released a new propaganda video featuring an American boy who speaks directly to President Trump, calling him “the puppet of the Jews” and warns that “this battle will not end in Raqqa or Mosul;” it will end in the United States.

In the video, entitled The Fertile Nation 4, the young boy, identifying himself as 10-year-old “Yusuf,” says he made hijrah, or pilgrimage, to the Caliphate from America, “the land of the Kuffar (nonbeliever)” along with his mother two years ago. He is now in Raqqa, he says.

According to Yusuf, his father is an American soldier who served in Iraq, and without any knowledge about Islam, he began to learn once he reached the Islamic State.

He roots his threats to President Trump and the American people on an “Allah” who has “promised victory and not defeat,” and ends with “so get ready because the fighting has just begun.”

“We will remain until the day of judgement,” his 7-year-old ‘comrade’ says in the video, as an instructor shows them how to adjust the lens on viewfinder mounted on top of a gun.

In the past, the Islamic State has frequently called upon its native English speakers from England, Australia, South Africa and the U.S. to deliver stern warnings in its videos in English and to demonstrate the interest of Western supporter to the jihadi cause.

Also typical of previous ISIS videos, Yusuf again mentions U.S. culpability in the bombing Raqqa with “all kind of bombs including phosphorus shells.”

He introduces a friend, “Abdullah from Sinjar,” a 7-year-old who says he is a Yazidi who was abducted by ISIS when they captured Sinjar. He continues that he lives with Yusuf and is now learning about Islam.

“Islam is what unites Yusuf and I together” he says, with subsequent video footage of the two boys walking in a Raqqa playground followed by showing homes that they allege were targeted by the U.S.-led coalition….

RELATED BUT FUNNY THREAD: Is it OK to refer to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) as sexually TBD (To Be Determined)? Sounds respectful. What do you think? Be funny, for heaven’s sake.

Good News: Americans Seceding From Unsafe Public Square

Islam, Jihad, Politics, Private Property, Propaganda, Terrorism

Yesterday, I expressed hopes that you wouldn’t let “politicians win, because politicians win if you don’t withdraw from the public square following terrorist attacks.” (Explained in “Don’t Let Politicians Win; Withdraw From Public Square Following A Terrorist Attack.”)

Today, a Gallup poll does my heart good. It affirms that Americans, at least, are acting rationally. They’re not acting as the politicians instruct them to.

Gallop has found that, “Terrorism Fears Drive More in US to Avoid Crowds”:

38% of Americans less willing to attend large events due to terrorism
Previous high was 32% in 2002
46% less willing to travel overseas due to terrorism concerns

MORE.