Larry Klayman
U.S. must halt Muslim immigration
By Larry Klayman
July 21, 2015

The United States must immediately halt all immigration, at least temporarily, from predominantly Muslim nations and Muslim applicants. The murder of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thursday is the latest in a long line of deadly, Islam-inspired attacks upon the USA and the West. The list extends over many decades.

In a gun-free zone – of course – at a military recruiting office within a residential strip mall and a Naval Reserve Center, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, killed four Marines and wounded at least three other people. Mr. Abdulazeez was a Kuwaiti-born Jordanian naturalized as a U.S. citizen. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian declares this is "a potential act of domestic terrorism." Killian appointed by Barack Obama in 2010.

According to U.S. Census Data, the United States admits roughly 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year – the fastest-growing block. Breitbart reports that Muslims in the U.S. will double from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030. Sadly, many Muslims come to America to flee oppression in their home countries, only to be terrorized by radicals who dominate close-knit ethnic communities here.

Our country's immigration laws exist to protect us, not to shower benefits on the rest of the world. This country has the right, and its officials have the duty, to control who crosses our borders and enters through our ports and airports. Simply put, people who might be dangerous to America have no right to be here. The Immigration and Naturalization Act is intended to govern, for our interests, who may enter and when they leave.

Our nation's elected officials – we cannot call them "leaders" – tell us the United States is not at war with Islam. But Islam is clearly at war with us. In the face of a sworn enemy that has declared war, we cannot leave the doors unlocked and the windows open so that our enemies can pour in at will.

The defense of our nation has been paralyzed with debates about whether some or all Muslims are dangerous. Is it many or few? Are Muslims who take up arms against infidels good representatives of their religion?

But all of that doesn't matter. Clearly, not all German citizens wanted a war in the 1930s. Yet an estimated 60 million people died anyway because those ruling German, Italy, Japan and other "Axis" powers did. Not all Japanese citizens wanted a war in the 1940s. But thousands of U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen are still just as dead. Now, if only 5 percent of Muslims in the world want to take up violent, militant jihad against the infidels, that equals 60 million militants.

Our government's duty is to close our borders to danger. This is not discrimination, because people who are not citizens of our country have no right to be here. They enter only as our guests. Many pundits and politicians don't seem to realize that a world exists outside our borders. Not enough Americans travel. Most of the world's population, 97 percent, lives elsewhere. People live their entire lives, marry, have children, go to work and build families in the other nations of the Earth.

This is not like controversies such as the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II. Those were U.S. citizens with as much right to the country as any of us. We must get a grip on the fact that if people are not citizens here they are citizens of another country instead. Those other countries are responsible for them. But in any event, "the Constitution is not a suicide pact," wrote Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson in 1949. Nothing in the Constitution requires or accepts the deaths of U.S. citizens at the hands of our enemies simply because effective action may sound controversial. The Constitution recites that it is established precisely "to provide for the common defense."

Unfortunately, President Obama is blind and naïve to the danger because at heart Obama is still a Muslim, ever since his school years in Indonesia. Appeasing our enemies is not convincing them to love us. The Associated Press reports that repeated chants of "Death to America" interrupted the main prayer service at Tehran University's campus today – right after Obama's landmark nuclear deal gave Iran nearly everything it wanted. It was Iran's act of war in 1979 that launched conflict decades ago.

Until we can determine who is safe and who is bent on killing us, we must lock the doors. This country is for its citizens, not for everyone. We should rescind the visas of students and workers of Muslims and those from predominantly Muslim countries, making allowance as needed for legitimate family concerns or humanitarian needs.

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