A while back, I wondered if we should just merge with Mexico. After all, to suggest that any Hispanic anywhere should not be allowed in is just plain racist. In all seriousness, if there really is a limit on immigration, not in word, but in deed, we're going to have to pick which people are allowed to become American citizens.
Donald Trump, curse him, actually made some sense with his "stop Muslim immigration" comments. Dig this.
I'm thinking, right off the top of my head, I probably don't want immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Malaysia or Niger, just to name a few. Sharia's not my thing, man. Life without beer and pork products is unthinkable.
If you click on the link above, you'll see where the locals believe in the death penalty for apostasy. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt and the Palestinian
Note that Iran and Syria aren't on the list. No doubt they were washing their hair when the polling service called and couldn't make it to the phone.
The belief that these immigrants would Americanize once they got here is probably a fantasy. See also: Rotherham, Pakistani rape gangs of.
Islam holds that men are nearly incapable of suppressing their sexual urges. In order to prevent rape, women must dress modestly. If they don't, they are encouraging men to sin. If something comes of that, well, don't say you weren't warned. That goes for Western Infidel Whores, too. (If your neighborhood brings in a couple thousand of these guys, it might be best to start wearing a veil, just to be on the safe side, ladies.)
As for conversion to a local culture in general, I know that if I emigrated to, say, New Zealand, I'd still be a crazy Catholic and all the secularists and protestants in the world wouldn't get me to change. Thinking that Muslims are any less devoted is insulting to the Muslims.
Unfortunately, almost no one out there seems to be aware of Muslim views on Sharia or examples like Rotherham. Certainly no one in the media knows about these things. Instead, they cling to their religion of tolerance, diversity and all-cultures-are-equal. Everything is defined in American terms as if no one else has a different point of view. It's all about racism and bigotry because we can't see that significant differences exist between our culture and anyone else's. Their cultures are not defined by distinct ideas about life, but by superficial things like food and clothes.
On that point, watching the Muslim immigration debate unfold on my Facebook timeline, it's made me think that we've got a new generation of Ugly Americans, ones who dismiss other cultures by projecting their belief systems on them. Islam as "The Religion of Peace" is rubbish, not because Islam is evil, but because Islam has its own ways of defining the world and dealing with life. Some of those are violent, like stoning adulterers and beheading apostates.
No, really, that's what they do and it makes perfect sense to them. All the diversity coordinators in the bureaucracy and multiculturalists in the Ivy League aren't going to change their mind. Islam holds together as a well-constructed philosophy, faith and political system. You may or may not agree with it, but it's not the Des Moines Rotary Club under a different name.
So getting back to the original point, do we let everyone in or do we pick and choose? If we pick and choose, do we want Sharia supporters? That's the debate to have, not the one we're having now which is based upon a let's-pretend view of Islam.