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Avoiding assimilation through Muslim homeschooling

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 29, 2008

A friend sent me to VDARE today to see an immigration article she was recommending.  I couldn’t find it, but this one written by Joe Guzzardi, almost a month ago, jumped right out at me.  Homeschooling is something both Judy and I know a good bit about, having done it for many years.  We know very well the advantages of getting your children out of the public school system and we know how to make sure homeschooled children have many normal American kid activities. 

So it was disturbing to read this story about Muslims choosing homeschooling to keep their children from relating to American children—to make sure they don’t waiver from Islamic strictures.   Read about how one Muslim father was infuriated to see his daughter talk to a boy when leaving a class.  It reminded me of the poor Iraqi girl killed by her father in order to preserve his honor when he learned she was friendly with a British soldier.  

Guzzardi asks a logical question and discusses the ramifications, but doesn’t volunteer the answer. 

Here’s the common sense question I ask myself. If Islam is the most important thing in a Muslim’s life, then why migrate to a Christian country?

I know that if Christianity were paramount to me, I would never consider moving to an Islamic country, even if it were allowed.

And, knowing what we now know about immigrant Muslim resistance to assimilation, what’s in it for the United States? [nothing]

Since few Muslims will become Americans—at least as we define the concept—then the federal government owes it to us to honest about the ultimate outcome of its immigration policy.

The only thing that can come of leaving our doors open to the Islamic nation is a more balkanized America.

Why would Muslims who do not wish to assimilate come to America? 

The answer is that Islam requires its adherents to spread across the entire globe and to make Christians subservient to Islam. As preposterous as it probably sounds to you, Muslim immigrants are here to make America an Islamic (shariah governed) country someday even if it takes 100 years, or 500 or a thousand.   Because we Westerners don’t think in terms of religious supremacism, the answer to Mr. Guzzardi’s logical question will, for most, continue to be elusive.

 

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Muslim on Muslim crime

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 29, 2008

Yesterday Jihad Watch had a good post about a mob of Jihadi Muslims in Indonesia burning a mosque of another sect of Islam, the Ahmadiyya.    The mob shouted “kill” “kill” as it torched the place.

Guess we will soon hear that we need to take more Ahmadiyya asylees, refugees, and immigrants due to the religious persecution they are experiencing.  But, who is doing the persecuting?  Muslims!  Against Muslims!

See the Jihad Watch post and note the comments.   The first reader to tell us that the Refugee Resettlement program is taking Ahmadiyya gets a gold star.

We have written about the Ahmadiyya community on many occasions during their failed attempt to get a special exception to the zoning in order to establish  a facility for 10,000 in a rural part of Maryland.  See Walkersville archives here.    I guess the Jihad Watch article demonstrates that fears of some citizens of Walkersville were not unfounded, the Ahmadiyya convention facility might have some day attracted violence as other sects of Islam attempt to wipe them out.

Coincidentally, the Frederick News Post also yesterday published a profile of Steve Berryman spokesperson for Citizens For Walkersville the grassroots group that was successful in protecting their small town from a well-funded and well-organized Ahmadiyya Community campaign to build a compound in the town.  Note the folks in Frederick are not shy about commenting.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | 3 Comments »

Sign a petition to help Iraqi Christians

Posted by Judy K. Warner on April 29, 2008

We’ve reported on Father Keith Roderick of Christian Solidarity International (CSI) as part of a delegation that went to Jordan to check out the condition of Iraqi Christian refugees there. Now Fr. Roderick has alerted us to an effort by his group to bring the Iraqi Christians to the attention of the Bush administration and the UN. He wrote:

Iraq’s ancient Aramaic-speaking Christian community is facing a grave crisis that will ultimately impact other Christian communities in the Near East….

I visited with refugees in Jordan and Lebanon recently. It was obvious that they had been specifically targeted by Islamic extremists because they are Christians. In Iraq, they live with the daily threat of bombings, kidnappings, beheadings, vandalism, discrimination, extortion, and even death. The persecution comes from all sides — Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish extremists. Iraqi Christians are in urgent need of help.

Here is the petition he hopes will gain attention for these persecuted Christians:

Dear President Bush,

With each attack it is becoming more evident that an unexpected casualty of the war is finally surfacing: Iraq’s Christian community is facing extinction.

As a result of religious persecution, ongoing national instability and death threats, approximately 400,000 Iraqi Christians have fled the country since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.  Many of the 600,000 Christians who remain in Iraq are internally displaced.

The United States, having powerful leverage with government leaders in Baghdad and Kurdish authorities in the north, is in a position to guarantee the survival of Iraq’s endangered Christians and other religious minorities.

I’m asking you to use the power and influence of the U.S. government to defend religious liberty in Iraq and create conditions that allow displaced Christians and other non-Muslim minorities to return to their homeland and live and worship in peace.

Please encourage the U.S. government to work towards developing a secure homeland province for religious minorities in Iraq.  The United States, together with United Nations agencies, should facilitate the voluntary return and resettlement of refugees and internally displaced persons after effective security measures are taken.

Sincerely,

We urge you to sign the petition. It asks for the right action. We want to see the ancient Christian communities in Iraq saved. but that might not be possible. In lieu of that, Christians need their own homeland within Iraq. Fr. Roderick wrote that it is Islamic extremists who have targeted Christians. As we pacify Iraq and make it safe for ordinary Muslims, we need to make it safe for ordinary Christians (and other religious minorities) also.

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