In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting that left over 50 people dead, candidate Donald Trump called for a temporary suspension of immigration from Muslim countries so that immigrants could be properly vetted. Of course, the proposal was met with predictable outrage from liberals and the media. After all, wanting to have a sensible immigration policy that protects our citizens from terrorism and crime is racist, bigoted, xenophobic, or whatever other adjective liberals can dream up.Meanwhile, Europeans are offering us an interesting case study in what happens when you allow immigrants hostile to our values free rein in our society. Radical Islam is on the rise in Europe, but liberals seem content to ignore the evidence. Terrorist attacks are becoming a common occurrence in France, Belgium dealt with a bombing at its largest airport, and in Germany radical jihadists drove a truck through a crowded Christmas market.
Of course, carrying out terrorist activity isn’t the only way immigrants are changing the face of Europe. In France, entire neighborhoods are subject to Sharia Law and the Belgian capital of Brussels has become a safe haven for radical Islam.Liberal authorities in Europe seem content to just ignore the problem. Even worse, crimes committed in these neighborhoods have almost become an annual tradition. Across Europe, Muslim immigrants burn cars on New Years Eve, yet instead of being proactive in an attempt to protect their citizens, authorities instead sweep the problem under the rug. From Jihad Watch:
The French government has been accused of hiding their inability to control the country’s sinister New Year’s Eve torching tradition as the interior ministry claimed the night passed “without any major incident” – but almost 1,000 cars were set on fire and destroyed.
On Sunday, the French officials chose to release a low figure of 650 destroyed cars which only indicated the vehicles that were “set on fire” – a figure which did not include those cars that were completely destroyed and engulfed in ensuing flames.But the official figures revealed a 17 per cent rise since last year’s arson attacks, as a total of 945 parked cars were torched during the terrifying tradition.
Despite the fact the our allies in Europe seem to be offering us a free lesson in what not to do, liberals in the United States want to follow their lead. President Obama approved a large boost in the amount of refugees the United States would accept into the country. Meanwhile, anyone opposed to such a proposal was labeled a bigot.
Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. There is nothing bigoted about wanting to protect your citizens from terrorism and crime. Making sure we have the capability to properly clear incoming refugees and immigrants is just common sense. Thankfully, common sense is returning the White House in a few weeks.[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]