The fuss over the executive order relating to Muslims entering the US once again highlights just how ignorant most people are of history. This is especially true of the left, who keep on repeating the mantra that discrimination is un-American.
Perhaps they have never heard of slavery, or maybe they just want to forget it as the Democrats were the party of slavery.
Anyway, discrimination has been common in American history, going right back to the first settlements in Jamestown and Massachusetts Bay. Both colonies were founded by WASPs, for WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants). The location of Jamestown was chosen to hide from Catholics intent on kidnapping Protestants. At the time of independence from Great Britain, the thirteen colonies were 98% Protestant, 1% Catholic and 1% “Other,” including Jews.
In 1857, the Supreme Court ruled that African-Americans could not be American citizens. Again, remember, by this time the Republicans were campaigning for the end of slavery, while the Democrats were in support; this blatantly racist decision was made by a Court that was siding with the Democrats. Right up until the 1964 Voting Rights Act, Democratic politicians in the South deprived blacks of the vote; while the whites voted for the Democrats as the party that supported the Old (pro-slavery) South.
In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress. The law was against ethnic Chinese, as even Chinese from British territories were not allowed. The Act was renewed in 1892.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has self-righteously announced that Canada will take in refugees America doesn’t want. Canada is another country going soft, also wallowing in ignorance of history. His predecessor, Stephen Harper, apologized in 2006 for the 1923 Act of the Canadian parliament that banned Chinese immigration. Australia had a “White Australia” policy before 1972. Muslim countries routinely discriminate – it’s impossible for whites to settle in their countries and become citizens. The same is true of most African countries.
As the first mosque was opened in the US in 1929, there were clearly few if any Muslim immigrants before that date. Non-white immigration was strictly limited before the 1965 Immigration Act, which literally changed the face of America.
It should be remembered that in 1942, a Democratic president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, issued Proclamation No. 2537 “requiring aliens from World War II-enemy countries–Italy, Germany and Japan to register with the United States Department of Justice. Registered persons were then issued a Certificate of Identification for Aliens of Enemy Nationality. A follow-up to the Alien Registration Act of 1940, Proclamation No. 2537 facilitated the beginning of full-scale internment of Japanese Americans the following month.” (History magazine)
More recently, President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, banned Iranians (Muslims) from entering the US during the 1979-80 hostage crisis.
So, clearly, it is possible for the US president (and even Canadian and Australian governments) to put an end to Islamic immigration, if they want to.
And what about Europe?
A Muslim army tried to conquer Europe in the eighth century. It was defeated in 732 at the gates of Paris, by the grandfather of the future Emperor Charlemagne.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Muslim armies tried to take Vienna, at the heart of Europe. They were defeated by Catholic armies.
There is no record of Austrians demonstrating to let them in! That had to wait until 21st century liberalism, where half the population is besotted with ignorance of both history and comparative religion. The Catholics of 1683 knew that Islam was a pagan religion – they were terrified the Muslims might win and take over, ending their way of life. Not so today’s churches who are more inclined to welcome immigrants and refugees. Even the pope took in a family or two at the Vatican and has said that the building of walls is unchristian – it was walls in the Middle Ages that kept the pagans out, enabling citizens to stay safe. It was Roman Catholics who built those walls.
In 1095, Pope Urban II called on the nations of Western Europe to launch a “Crusade” against Muslims who were killing and harassing Christians on pilgrimages to the Holy Land. He called for Christian forces to retake the Holy Land. Again, there were no demonstrations in the streets in support of Muslims – everybody knew the horror stories from the Middle East. It’s true that Christians perpetrated horrendous acts against Muslims during the two centuries of the crusades, illustrating how the two religions cannot exist peacefully side by side. This is another lesson not taught in today’s public schools!
It’s sad that the issue of immigration from Muslim lands has become a political football. It would be a lot better if there were bipartisan agreement on the matter, but this is not going to happen. Consequently, the invasion will continue. The Gatestone Institute revealed this week that Muslim immigrants arriving in Italy are shouting “Allahu Akbar” when they see the coast. Why else would they be risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea when they could simply walk into a neighboring Muslim country? They see themselves as part of the Muslim army that is going to conquer Europe and the West.
Unless the Church and a political populist come together to try and save Western civilization!
Could Donald Trump lead the charge? Or is it more likely that a European figure like Charlemagne will emerge to unite Europe and defeat the Muslims? The biblical Book of Revelation speaks of a final revival of the Roman Empire (Revelation 17:12-14) that will deal with the Islamic threat from the “king of the south” (Daniel 11:40-43).
Footnote: I would like to write an eye-witness report from a couple of European countries on the Muslim invasion of the continent. If you can donate frequent flyer miles (60,000) or money to cover expenses, please contact me at email@example.com