This is an off topic post. If you want some good fitness/gym talk, please check back on Thursday!
Recently, a 19-year-old Christian woman from the Middle East told me (through a priest who was acting as an interpreter) of her experiences over the previous couple of years. What she had to say was hair-raising. She had been taken prisoner and held in an ISIS rape camp along with many other women and girls.
The jihadis used them as rewards for the men. They would sell them between themselves with the money going to their captors. She tried to sell herself more so they would leave the youngest children alone but the young ones, some of whom were just 5 years old, were in high demand and were often raped multiple times a day.
This particular woman was rescued, and is now living in the United States. She arrived a few weeks ago.
She says she wants to die.
John Kerry announced that he intends to allow up to 200,000 refugees, many from Syria, into the United States over the next two years. That is in addition to those already resettled here by the Obama administration over the course of his term as President. They make no preferential differentiation between muslims and Christians who are fleeing their homeland. As a matter of fact, Christians, who are persecuted mercilessly in Syria, don’t meet the official definition of “refugee” since they’re under attack from ISIS and not the official Syrian government. Therefore, they receive little consideration. The result is that muslims will make up the vast majority of those placed into communities in the US.
ISIS stated more than a year ago that they intended to hide among refugee populations in order to gain more access into Europe and the US.
John Kerry assures us that the new crop of refugees from Syria will be carefully vetted before they enter our country. Government officials like him tell us they can discern between fundamentalist muslims, like ISIS members and more moderate muslims who are simply seeking a better life.
Our intelligence community, however, has stated that the refugees cannot possibly be properly vetted since entire regions of Syria including government offices housing police records and other pertinent information have been utterly destroyed. ISIS often raids the offices before demolishing them and steals passports and official paperwork. They sell these items on the black market or keep them for their own use. Therefore, even if people possess personal identification documents, they are highly suspect.
I will remind you that our military members have had many instances of throughly and supposedly properly vetted, government sanctioned, indigenous “helpers” in the Middle East turning on them in case after case of green on blue murder. Clearly, vetted or not, our government officials can’t assure anyone, except the blissfully uninformed, that they are actually up for the job.
If you’ve ever wondered how many refugees, wealthy muslim-majority countries like Saudi Arabia are taking, the answer is none. According to them, they are afraid the refugees would be pose a significant “security risk.” In other words, they think terrorists may be hiding among them.
ISIS is at war with us whether we acknowledge it or not. They intend to destroy us…one or many at a time. It seems reasonable to request our government representatives behave in a more prudent and cautious manner. Islamic fundamentalists engage in violent acts against the “Kafir” all over the world and they do so in accordance with quoted religious text they reference to support their behavior. We have seen their handiwork up close. They killed approximately 3000 Americans (men, women and children) in one fell swoop on September, 11 2001…and have been foaming at the mouth with eagerness to continue their attacks on our soil ever since.
I recommend people inform themselves about ISIS and other Islamic fundamentalists. Read their speeches, study their behavior, find out what they’re saying in their self-produced videos before forming an opinion regarding moving potentially hundreds of thousands of additional muslims from Syria into this country.
It’s noteworthy that those politicians who most strongly encourage us to take in more refugees do not intend to live among them with their own families. Our politicians live in well guarded, gated communities or tucked inside beautiful compounds constructed with imposing perimeter walls, alarms and surveillance cameras to protect them. They have expertly trained security forces at their disposal twenty-four hours a day to make sure they aren’t the ones hurt if they make a miscalculation in who should be able to come here. Notice, they’ve never once placed the refugees’ children in their own children’s classrooms at those exclusive private schools they attend. They live in safe bubbles, happily insulated from negative ramifications of rolling out the welcome wagon.
You and I don’t share in those luxuries.
They tell Americans who urge caution that we’re hard hearted although since 2010 we’ve welcomed 71% of the refugees that have come through the UN sanctioned program (they are included in a total of 2.2 million legal immigrants per year) We generously house, feed and educate them out of our tax dollars.
If we express worry about trying to assimilate people who prefer to live under Sharia not American law, we’re accused of being racist (even though muslim is not a race). If we ask for different options, like helping the refugees closer to their own homes, we’re called selfish. If we point out that there’s no possible way to vet those coming in from war-torn areas like Syria, and therefore we don’t want to take foolish chances admitting them, we are called hate-filled, hysterical, Islamaphobic, Nativist and Xenophobic.
I can live with that if I must. What I can’t do is sit silently while ISIS and their fundamentalist brethren rampage across the earth; raping, enslaving, beheading, torturing, beating, drowning, burning alive, crucifying and displacing millions of their fellow human beings. I also won’t support opening a door for potentially hundreds of thousands of additional muslims (refugees can eventually bring their extended families), whose backgrounds and history can’t be checked to be legally ushered into my country by officials who won’t bear the burden if they bet wrong when they’re passing out the golden tickets.
Politicians speak from positions of safety. The rest of us are expected to shoulder the risk. No thanks. I consider it my duty to offer warning. I owe at least that much to the innocent and defenseless, like that 19-year-old girl whose life was shattered by muslims who insist that they are behaving in accordance with their religion; a religion, they say, allows them to perpetrate what we Americans consider heinous, repellent, flagrant and utterly vile, criminal acts. I don’t want people who think like that anywhere near me, my family or any of you…and I don’t want my government inviting them here on my behalf.
References (The things I write about are easily verifiable. I encourage you to research these things for yourself, especially if you think I’m an alarmist).