May 14, 2002, - 2:21 pm
11/08/05–When I wrote this May 2002 column on France and its radical Muslim population resulting from uncontrolled borders, I predicted violence worse than the wildings in Central Park. Unfortunately, over the last two weeks, French Muslims from North Africa proved me correct, 3.5 years later. The column is as newsworthy today as it was then–perhaps more so.
Will America be the next France-and become a radical Muslim country?
Or will it remain the home of the free and the brave?
That depends upon whether you agree with President Bush or Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) on immigration.
Bush wants to open the floodgates and Tancredo wants real reform.
Bush wants amnesty for all illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. – to grant them citizenship. This will be the last time, he promises. We’ve heard this before. In the ’80s, Congress passed identical illegal immigrant amnesty legislation. That was the last time they’d ever do it. They promised. But now is really the last, last time. Or so they claim, until the next time, which will be the last, last, last time. And so on.
To add insult to injury, Bush, with the aid of Arab-American Congressmen, like Hezbollah mega-fan Darrell Issa (a/k/a Jihad Darrell) (R-California) and Nick Joe Rahall (D-WV), have repeatedly passed legislation to make it easier for undesirables to immigrate to this country.
Why is Bush doing this? That’s easy. We are being shamelessly henpecked by Mexican President Vicente Fox and a host of pro-immigration radical Muslim groups operating within our borders. They know that the amnesty program doesn’t differentiate between Mexican illegals and those who pledge loyalty to Al-Qaeda while planning homicide bombings and other terrorism.
Instead of thinking, “Gee, the Census reported at least 100,000 illegal Middle Eastern immigrants, all of whom are potential terrorists,” White House political director Ken Mehlman and senior Bush political advisor Karl Rove took Tancredo to the woodshed.
Rep. Tancredo, head of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, complained that Bush’s “open door” border could lead to more terrorism on our shores. “Then the blood of the people killed will be on this administration and this Congress.”
If we do not listen to Tancredo, President Bush will help make this country into a nation ruled by radical Islam-maybe even democratically elected, at first.
That’s France’s problem. With few controls on immigration, there are now between 5 and 10 million Muslim Arabs in that country of 60 million. The range in numbers of Muslims there is so vast because nobody knows for sure exactly how many there are. One thing is for sure: in the next 50 to 100 years-maybe sooner-France will become a Muslim nation. Demographics dictate it.
There is a reason Yasser Arafat’s wife, Suha, and daughter reside in safety and comfort in France. The country is dominated by Arab Muslim immigrants from North African countries–Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Tunisia, by the way, was home to Arafat and his terrorists for much of his pre-Palestinian Authority exile.
Remember Zaccarias Moussaoui, now standing trial as the would-be 20th hijacker of 9-11? He’s a French national of Algerian descent. (Last summer, before 9-11, French intelligence warned the FBI that he received training in Al-Qaeda camps. But while in France, he was untouched by those same authorities-just as his computer hard-drive was untouched by our authorities prior to 9-11, due to an over-abundance of Bush political correctness.)
Right now, Islam is the second largest religion in France. There would be nothing wrong with that, if it were a moderate form of Islam, such as Sufism. But the raging anti-Semitism and violent crime-wave of gangs that has accompanied the increase in Muslim immigration and birth in France is illustrative of radical Islam. Don’t like the wilding of New York’s Central Park thugs, or the gangs of South Central? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Come to France’s city of Roubaix, which The Atlantic’s Christopher Caldwell nicknames “The Harlem of France.” With over 40 percent immigrants, mostly Middle-Eastern, unemployment is 26 percent, crack and other drug use is high, and so is welfare dependence. The unions, controlled by “Maghrebians” (North Africans, ie., Arabs) only hire Maghrebians. Violence rules.
Aside from the massive Arab Muslim immigration, there is French reproduction. It’s no coincidence that France was one of the first countries to use RU-486. Its non-Muslim Arab population practices birth control like nobody’s business. They are not reproducing much. Contrast that with the high birthrate of Muslims in France, most of whom are religious and do not use birth control.
None of these factors is exclusive to France. They can, will, and already have been exported to the U.S. due to lax immigration restraints. That is why groups like the Dearborn, Michigan-based Arab American Political Action Committee-a group whose officials support homicide bombers–stressed relaxed immigration policy as a requirement for endorsing candidates at all levels. That included endorsed candidate George W. Bush, who fiercely competed with Al Gore for that endorsement.
It is also why groups like Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)-a Hamas front-group, according to former FBI Counterterrorism Chief Oliver “Buck” Revell-support weak immigration restraints. In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”
Similarly, Islamic Society of North America President and Hamas supporter Muzammil Siddiqi, said, “Allah’s rules have to be established in all lands, and all our efforts should lead to that direction.” (Pakistan Link, “Issues and Questions,” Oct. 18, 1996). He’s the one who delivered the Muslim prayer at the National Cathedral Service and then hung out with the President at the White House, just after 9-11.
President Bush is a little too comfortable with radical Islamists who support free immigration to the U.S. with subversive motives. Like he said, “You’re either on our side or the terrorists’ side.”
I know on which side Congressman Tancredo is. The question is, on whose side is President Bush?
America must not become La Prochaine (Next) France.
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