September 25, 2008, - 10:15 am
Three Cheers For the 2nd Circuit: Court of Appeals hands Muslim Activists a Smackdown; But PC Govt Withdrew Program
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, I traveled to the U.S. border from Canada by car, twice. Twice I was asked several questions by Customs and Border Protection guards, who looked over my ID and other documents proving I’m an American. I was glad to see them doing their job because I want our country to be secure and because I know I have nothing to hide.
But Muslims aren’t glad when our authorities do their jobs to protect our borders. And the reason can only be that they don’t want our borders to be secure, that they want more of their fellow Third-World Middle Easterners who wish us harm to easily penetrate our borders. They do have something–a lot of things–to hide.
They’ve proven it time and again with absurd lawsuits, from the six flying imams to this. But, yesterday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals slapped them down, ruling that a post-9/11 rule requiring visitors from two dozen Arab and Muslims countries and North Korea to register with the Department of Homeland Security. It was part of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), meant to improve immigration enforcement:
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it did not quibble with the fact that the program selected countries that were predominantly Muslim.
“One major threat of terrorist attacks comes from radical Islamic groups,” the court said. “The Sept. 11 attacks were facilitated by violations of immigration laws by aliens from predominantly Muslim nations. The program was clearly tailored to those facts.”
The appeals decision came in response to challenges by five men who claimed their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered deported. The court upheld the constitutionality of the program and upheld four of the deportation findings. Another case was returned to the Board of Immigration Appeals for further proceedings.
In case you were wondering, the plaintiffs–all Muslim Arab aliens seeking to enter America, but not wanting to play by the rules–were: Mohamed Rajah, Said Najih, Saade Benjelloun, and Samir Emile El Zahr.
Read the complete decision of Mohamed Rajah et al v. Michael B. Mukasey et al here.
That’s the good news.
The bad news: The decision may be a moot point. The government, kowtowing to those who hate us, gave in anyway.
Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) voluntarily withdrew the program under its own political correctness, easily giving way to the whines of the followers of Mohammed.
That’s why when I heard about President Bush’s speech to the U.N. on Tuesday, telling the forum that it doesn’t do enough to fight terrorism, I thought:
Hey, Georgie. Look In The Mirror.
In any event, I’m glad to see the courts recognizing the threat and identifying it specifically–namely, Muslims–without worrying about being branded with the race or bigot card. Kudos to Second Circuit Appeals Court Judges Ralph K. Winter, John M. Walker, Jr., and Guido Calebresi for having the guts to stand up for America and issue such a wise decision.
If only our government followed suit instead of cowering to every whine.
Memo to Muslim aliens who want to enter America: You don’t wanna play by our rules, then don’t come.
Or whine and file a lawsuit, and someone will give in. Count on it.