The more we learn from Britain and other European countries, the more outrageous it gets. Just in the past few days, an Afghan refugee who was supposed to be deported back to Afghanistan after he set an apartment complex on fire, stabbed a 5-year-old girl to death while wounding the mother and a 6-year old daughter. The once intelligent Germans decided not to deport him back to Afghanistan because it would be too dangerous for him. (He claimed he converted to Christianity. If so, I guess he missed the part of "Thou shalt not kill".)
Meanwhile in Londonistan, we learn the names of the three attackers who committed the last atrocity on London Bridge. Not only do we learn that one or two of them were "on the British radar", but that (of course) they were living on welfare while waving those black flags with the shahada on them that resemble ISIS flags.
This latest British case is instructive. British intelligence and police reportedly have some three thousand hard core terror suspects they are attempting to monitor in-country. In addition, there are some 20,000 other lesser suspects who they simply don't have the manpower and resources to effectively monitor.
Meanwhile, the migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers keep on coming, mostly from Middle Eastern and African countries and mostly Muslim. Nobody knows who they are, but they are mostly young, unaccompanied males in their 20s. What could possibly go wrong? They are arriving by the thousands almost weekly in Italy, Africans being picked up by NGO ships off the coast of Libya and delivered to Italian ports. They disembark and are escorted to housing centers in various parts of the country. The Italian people are besides themselves. Their leaders don't care. It's the same in Germany, where rapes, knife attacks, and flat out terror attacks have plagued the country. And the once-efficient Germans have no idea what to do. Anybody who speaks out against these insane policies-fully supported by the EU- risks being prosecuted.
Before the problem can be fixed, the Europeans and Americans/Canadians need to face certain realities. The problem is Islam. It is not a perversion of Islam. It is Islam in its purest form as preached by the Prophet Mohammad. Most Muslims in the West may be peaceful, secular, and law abiding, but when you add up those who support the ideals of the terrorists-albeit quietly- or long for an Islamic caliphate living under sharia law- the percentage of problematical Muslims increases drastically.
Once we realize that this Muslim wave will eventually overtake the West, we face the choice: Submit or survive as free societies. It is not a matter of the presence of people who will change our demographic makeup. It is the presence of a wave of people, some of whom want to change our way of life, take away our freedoms of speech and religion, or simply kill us. How many terrorist attacks on our people must we endure? This is war, and we need to recognize it as such.
The main steps the West must take immediately are:
1 Stop the bleeding and close the borders. At the same time, those who have entered illegally must be sent back to their country of origin. Those who are "on the radar" must be rounded up and at the least deported. I support President Trump's travel ban. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Nobody has the constitutional right to enter our country. If we excluded communists in the past, we can exclude those with another ideology that stands against our freedoms and values.
2 Countries like Britain are considering revoking the citizenship of terrorists. They should do it, and we should do it. Many of our "home-grown" terrorists are immigrants who obtained citizenship (and in some cases, are born in the West). If they are naturalized, it can be shown that they lied on the immigration papers when they swore under oath that they did not subscribe to any belief in subverting our freedoms.
3 Instead of closing GITMO, it should remain open, and more should be opened and run by our allies.
4 This leads me to an even more drastic measure, and I want to explain it carefully. In the US, this may well require a suspension of Habeus Corpus, but we should not expect the FBI to try and monitor the activities of Islamic suspects who, by the FBI's own admission, are located in all 50 states. Those who have been identified as radicalized and involved with terrorist groups or planning to make an attack should be picked up and either prosecuted, detained, or deported back to country of origin. When I say detained, I mean GITMO detained.
But here is an important point: I am not advocating that every Muslim in our country be picked up. I have said many times that innocent Muslims must be protected. We have to focus on the ones who want to do us harm. Our country made a grievous error after Pearl Harbor when Japanese and Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were interned. To intern innocent Muslims who may be secular or have no intent to harm us would be an injustice. Similarly, there are many well-established Muslims in Europe, such as Turks in Germany or North Africans in France, who are working and living peacefully. I am not talking about them. Yes, members of their respective communities have been radicalized and have committed terrorist acts. But here again, I am talking about people that the police and intelligence agencies have identified. I am talking about those immigrants who have committed previous crimes and not been deported like the Afghan in Germany who just killed that 5-year-old child.
All this may require a changing of some laws depending on each country. It is also a question of will. Do we really care enough about our traditions of freedom and protection for women and gays, or are we really ready to surrender them to the Islamists and jihadis in our midst? Are we really ready to accept terrorist attacks on our soil-against our citizens as part of everyday life? I say no.
Kick them out and keep them out. It is a matter of life and death.