FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
by Ron Ewart, ©2016, President, NARLO
(Jul. 10, 2016) — We want you to picture this. You are finally settled onto a lifeboat filled to the gunnels with shivering and petrified passengers, as you watch your ship sinking before you. You drift away from the sinking vessel and suddenly find your lifeboat drifting close to some flotsam upon which four large lions are perched. The captain yells from the sinking ship with his last words before the ship sinks that the people in the lifeboats must take on the lions to save them. The flotsam is slowly sinking and the lions are looking for drier ground. Some of the people on the lifeboat are coaxing the lions to jump on board, while other passengers are horrified by the idea and object strenuously. All at once the four lions jump into your lifeboat to keep from drowning. Almost immediately, many of the passengers jump overboard because freezing or drowning is preferable to being mauled to death or eaten alive. Some passengers try to wrestle the lions overboard but get seriously injured or killed for their efforts. The situation is dire and the outcome is predictable. In the end, the lions will own the lifeboat. Lions and people are oil and water. Radical Islam is oil to the water of all other people and all other faiths.
America is a lifeboat of sorts, being one of the last bastions of freedom on the planet, and everyone in the rest of the world would like to get onto our lifeboat. Fortunately, there is still some room in our “lifeboat” and we can take on a few more people who share some of the same cultures, habits and religious beliefs as most of the American people share.
America is by far a European culture sharing commonality with political systems, cultural heritages and religious beliefs of European countries. It was formed on the foundation of a Judeo-Christian platform. But even with these commonalities, we disagree with one another on many issues, even religious ones.
Everyone knows that oil and water don’t mix. For the American government to force Americans to take on the “lions of hot-blooded radical Islam” onto our financially unstable, precarious “lifeboat” and endanger the safety and financial security of those in the “lifeboat” is tantamount to trying to force oil and water to mix and should be identified by what it is ….. TREASON, not compassion!
Islam was born in the hot deserts of Saudi Arabia. It split in two when its Founder and Prophet, one Muhammad Ibu Abdullah, died in the Fifth Century, on June 8, 632 AD. The schism as to who was to be the new leader of Islam created the Sunnis and the Shia, who have hated and fought with each other for almost 1,400 years. Their civil war shows no signs of cooling down and that civil war is embedded in the genetic code and the hot desert blood of most Middle Eastern and North African Muslims.
The early Muslims were mostly Bedouins and Tuaregs who wandered the deserts on camels carrying goods between desert strongholds. Like the American Indians, Middle Eastern Muslims were, and many still are, tribal and warlike. Being a warrior and dying in battle was and still is the ultimate glory for millions of Muslims. Taking as many people with them when they die is the ultimate glory, allowing them to ascend into Allah’s heaven where 72 virgins await them. Because of the teachings contained in the Qur’an, most of Middle Eastern and North Africa Islam is at war with the rest of the Earth’s people, no matter what the alleged peaceful Muslims say. Radical Islam is hopelessly locked in a 1,400-year time warp and shows no signs of exiting that time warp anytime soon.
Islam is not just a religion. It is a way of life containing the operation of government, punishment, military units, legal tenets, dress codes, the treatment of women and children and religious beliefs, all wrapped up in the law of Islam, known as Sharia. Muhammad states in the Qur’an that it is perfectly OK for Muslim men to take four wives. By the way, Muhammad had 10 wives. Under American and most European law, having more than one wife is classified as bigamy and is unlawful.
(more oil and water)
Islam was never intended to co-exist with other people, as all other people are infidels and must be killed or conquered, according to the Qur’an. Islam did a darn good job of doing just that to Europe and North Africa in the latter quarter of the first millennium. But they were pushed back then by Charlemagne and again in the early 20th century with the final collapse of the Islam-based, Turkish Ottoman Empire. It now appears we will have to push them back again, in the 21st century. That’s the oil, ladies and gentlemen. The oil is on fire, and we are all going to get burned if world governments don’t smash radical Islam once and for all.
Now contrast Islam with the European culture, which we will call water. Most of the peoples of Europe are descendants of the Christian or Jewish faiths. Most of the people of Europe are white. Their Christian and Jewish culture, once warlike, has evolved for the most part into peaceful co-existence with each other. Today, there is no splinter Christian or Jewish group that is actively trying to kill everyone who isn’t Christian or Jew. There is no group within the Christian or Jewish faiths that is intolerant of other faiths. Only radical Islam is intolerant of every other person on the planet who isn’t Muslim.
The European culture settled the North American continent, which gave birth to a new kind of freedom in America, individual freedom. But individual freedom, especially for women, is the antithesis of Islamic Law. Just look at the people streaming out of a mosque some day and you will find the women covered with the mandatory headscarf (“hijab” – referenced in the Qur’an). In many Muslim countries, the women will be fully covered by a black or gray burqa whenever they leave their home.
Millions of women in Muslim countries are subjected to genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision. UNICEF estimates that at least 200,000,000 women had undergone the procedure in 27 African countries alone. The procedure can happen anywhere from birth to puberty. “The practice is rooted in gender inequality, attempts to control women’s sexuality, and ideas about purity, modesty and aesthetics. It is usually initiated and carried out by women, who see it as a source of honor, and who fear that failing to have their daughters and granddaughters cut will expose the girls to social exclusion. The health effects depend on the procedure. They can include recurrent infections, difficulty urinating and passing menstrual flow, chronic pain, the development of cysts, an inability to get pregnant, complications during childbirth, and fatal bleeding. There are no known health benefits.” (Wikipedia)
It is further estimated that at least 500,000 girls and women in the U.S. have either undergone the procedure or are at risk of having it done. Congress has passed legislation to make female genital mutilation illegal in America, as well as making it a crime to take girls out of the country to have it performed. Twenty-four states have followed suit.
(More oil and water)
Today with the civil war raging in Syria and the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, hot-blooded Muslim refugees have been pouring into Europe by the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. It is estimated that Germany has taken in almost a million Syrian refugees alone. Tens of thousands more Muslims are streaming into every country in Europe, virtually every day, with devastating consequences. The hot blood of Islam with Sharia embedded in their minds (oil), is never going to mix with the warm, generally peaceful blood of Europeans or Americans (water).
Now your American government, under the Obama Administration, wants to force you to accept tens of thousands of these hot-blooded lions-of-the-desert Muslims in your towns and cities all across America. They say it is the compassionate thing to do and we must do our part. Democrats are great at shoving multi-culturalism down our throats, and they don’t care about the cultural clashes that are sure to ensue, the terrorist threat, or the huge sums of taxpayer money needed to support the refugees. After all, to Democrats, a refugee, or an illegal alien, is a future voter.
But the cultural clashes and potential for ISIS infiltrators is only half the problem. Americans have to pay for these refugees and pay huge. Let’s just say that 77,000 Syrian refugees are allowed into America each year (government estimates from 2015). That equals almost 20,000 families, with each family requiring a minimum of $50,000 annually just to exist. Twenty thousand families times $50,000 equals $1,000,000,000,000 each year. Now what if Obama allowed 1,000,000 Syrian refugees into America, as he wants to do? That’s 250,000 families at $50,000, or $12.5 Billion per year. This doesn’t even include the millions of illegal aliens who have already poured into America over our porous borders in the last three decades, living here on the backs of the taxpayer and also not assimilating into American culture.
Most Syrian refugees do not speak English. Most do not have skills that translate into income-producing jobs. Most of them are steeped in the ancient religious, warlike culture of 5th century Islam. Most of them will require huge subsidies just to survive that includes, but is not limited to, education with translators, food, shelter, transportation, counseling and medical care. Most will end up in their own enclaves spread out across America with no thought of ever being Americans, just displaced Syrians longing to return to the hot desert home lands they left behind.
Look at the problems we are having with Somalis in Minnesota. Either their kids are leaving America to train with ISIS, or the parents use America for a staging area to champion for Somali independence. They don’t care one iota about the American culture, only how to use it for their own benefit.
None of this addresses the increasing threat to Europeans and Americans from Middle Eastern radical Islam through its many surrogates, including ISIS and Al Qaeda. The greatest danger seems to be from the radicalized American-born children of recent Muslim immigrants, as were the San Bernardino and Orlando killers.
But, ladies and gentlemen, you cannot destroy the snake’s venom (Islamic terrorism) until you cut off its head. The only way to eliminate the threat is to go after the brain from which all terror emanates. You must destroy the “brain’s” command and control. You must stop the signals from the brain reaching the other parts of the Islamic body. The only way to do that is to take the lifeblood away from the brain. The lifeblood is money and the radical Islam ideology. The final solution to stop Islamic terror is to crush the brain, cut off the head and dismember the body. If there is no brain, the rest of the body dies. At that time and not until then, the lone wolves of terror around the world will fade away.
Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to a 14-minute video by Paul Weston, a Brit, at the CPAC Conference on March 3, 2016. He describes what is happening in Europe and the UK. His warnings about Islam are chilling and dire in the extreme. Another Brit let Prime Minister Cameron have it over his irrational Islam immigration policy. He describes radical Islam in excruciating detail. It’s a must-watch 6-minute video HERE.
Either our government heeds these admonitions or American civilians will pay the price in lives and money. But then Americans have already paid the price in New York, Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, Orlando and now Bangladesh, not only in lost and shattered lives, but in billions of squandered taxpayer money throughout the U.S. That price will continue to grow with no action from the American or other world governments.
The only country to lead that effort to destroy radical Islam has to be America. Perhaps one day we will have a president and a Congress that acknowledges the threat and does what is necessary to eliminate the threat, including all-out war. It better be soon, or all American women will be wearing the hijab or burqas and undergoing genital mutilation. Like it or not, we are in World War III, with radical Islam, a rapidly-spreading cancer, replacing the Germans and Japanese of World War II. If the American government doesn’t lead the way to defeat radical Islam, then Americans had better arm themselves to the teeth and learn how to FIGHT Islamic terrorists and government.
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NOTE: The foregoing article represents the opinion of the author and is not necessarily shared by the owners, employees, representatives, or agents of the publisher.
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America,” is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org/), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.