My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, October 30, 2009

Uncontrolled muslim immigration a threat.....

Here's a report from Australia...
A FEW weeks ago in London, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told me that 75 per cent of the terrorist plots aimed at Britain originated in the federally administered tribal areas of Pakistan. Some 800,000 Pakistanis live in Britain.

The vast majority, it goes without saying, are law-abiding citizens. But there is a link between uncontrolled Muslim immigration and terrorism.

The real historic significance of the illegal immigration crisis in our northern waters is that this could, if things go wrong, be the moment Australia loses control of our immigration program, and that would be a disaster.

It is extremely difficult to talk honestly about Muslim immigration. All generalisations about it are subject to countless exceptions. Muslims are very different from each other. Most are reasonably successful.

But a much bigger minority end up with social, political, extremist or other problems resulting from a lack of integration than is the case with any other cohort of immigrants in Western societies. A lack of honest discussion about this results in bad policy.

The most enlightening book you could possibly read on this is by USjournalist Christopher Caldwell, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West. It is by far the best book on public policy of any kind I have read for a long time. It is wittily written but attempts to be neither provocative nor politically correct. It is dense with data but its greatest strength lies in laying bare the intellectual, political and social dynamics that have led to the mess in Europe. The way the Australian debate is reprising what were profoundly destructive and misguided European debates, dominated by moral sanctimony and a failure to grasp reality, is eerie.

Caldwell is enlightening on the way asylum assessment processes are so easily scammed, and the sophisticated, intense exchange of information that means the slightest change in attitude by a receiving country is instantly relayed throughout illegal immigrant networks. He writes: "An easily game-able system was in place that made admissions automatic to prospective immigrants who understood it. Various immigrant advocacy NGOs in Europe made sure they understood it... migrants knew the best countries to claim to come from. They also knew the best countries to go to ... (There was an) incredible sensitivity of prospective migrants to shifts in immigration law, and to countries' moods towards immigrants."

Caldwell also shows that once an illegal immigrant route is established as reliable it becomes immensely popular. This is what the struggle in the waters to Australia's north now is really all about. He further demonstrates how completely subjective and plastic the asylum-seeker assessment procedures are. In 2001 Denmark approved a majority of asylum applicants. By 2004, when the mood had changed, it approved only one in 10, though of course in Europe rejected applicants basically don't go home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What hideous bias and prejudice your blog presents. Firstly, there is no uncontrolled Muslim immigration threat. There are strict country quotas for entry withb a green card into the U.S.
To say that a Muslem might be a terrorist is to say nothing as so could a Christian from Bethelem or Detroit. All this nonsense about Arabs being a fifth wheel is very reminiesent of the anti-Semitism of Fr. Couglin. Jews could not be trusted because their loyalty was to Israel, which explains why Jews have been considered by many to be poitential spies.

Like most rightists, you can postulate the sky falling down and blame it on the immigrant. We hear the same nonsense in the anti-Latino rant of right who tell us we must build a wall along our border to keep out the terrorists, although there has never been one instance of a jihadist coming across the border from Mexico.

Of course the wingnuts will tell us it could happen one day. One day before the sky falls in.
I suggest you read Juan Cole's blog, who is scholarly and sensible and speaks Persian and Arabic about all this virulent anti-Arab, anti-Muslim & anti-Latino nonsense.

Arab Americans have been loyal and patriotic Americans to a remarkable degree in face of this onslaught of anti-Muslim hate, violence and even murder against them. They serve loyally in our Armed Services and a allied wigth America at great personal danger to themselves & loved one in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Do you also hate the Jews and considered them also disloyal, subversive, willing to sell our country down the road ffor Mossad reward? Get a life and not a gay please, you dishonor us. --mo

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