By Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT OF 1952 PREVENTS MUSLIM IMMIGRATION INTO THE U.S. [Link]
St. Augustine once said: “He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.”
Those Americans whose fellow citizens have been murdered by Muslim terrorists and who feel no anger are, according to St. Augustine, immoral and unjust. They are particularly immoral and unjust because their sympathies lie with the murderers, not the victims.
The issue of Muslim immigration became front and center in the media when Donald Trump released a statement to the press saying “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our countries’ representatives can figure out what is going on.” He also made this statement during the Republican debate on CNN last Tuesday night.
Trump quoted a statistic from the Center for Security stating that 51 percent of the Muslims living in America believe they should be able to choose to be “governed according to Shariah.”
Trump then added to his statement, saying: “Shariah (law) authorizes atrocities (such) as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.” In case anyone hasn’t figured it out, that means they do not accept the Constitution of the United States as the highest law of the land and want to replace our laws and our Constitution with Shariah Law.
THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT OF 1952
On June 27, 1952, the Immigration and Nationality Act passed. It revised the laws of immigration, naturalization, and nationality in America. The Act became Public Law 414. It prohibits entry into the United States by aliens who belong to any organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States. That law remains in effect as of this date.
You can find the Immigration and Naturalization Act here. Click on the link, then scroll to Chapter 2, Section 212.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 makes clear the intent of Congress regarding aliens wanting to enter our nation. If you read Chapter 2, Section 212, you will find that if an alien seeking to enter America for whatever reason – I repeat, for whatever reason – belongs to any group or organization seeking the overthrow of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means” that alien’s entry into America should be prohibited. A group which rejects our Constitution and seeks to replace it with Sharia law fits that definition.
Any “group or organization” includes religion. The Muslim faith is part and parcel of Sharia law which opposes the rule of law that flows from America’s Constitution.
This law is being ignored not just by the media, but by the man who claims to be President of the United States and his Attorney General. It is being ignored by the Republican-dominated Congress. It is not being ignored by Donald Trump. This issue would have never been brought to the public’s attention if not for Trump.
Donald Trump got it right when he said all Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until the citizens of America – those human beings the President of the United States is sworn to protect – can be assured that those who want to kill them can be prevented from doing so.
There is insufficient record keeping in Syria and Afghanistan and Iraq and Iran and all of the other Middle East Hell Holes like Libya and Pakistan and Egypt to successfully “vet” (research) residents of those nations. When they seek asylum in America, there is no way to identify with confidence Muslims with ties to violence prone Jihadist groups like ISIS. Intelligence officials have warned the President of this truth. He ignores them… and so does the Congress.
Trump was responding to the justified anger of the American people caused by the murder of fellow citizens. He was also responding to the justified fears caused by violent Jihadists whose Middle Eastern Islamic heritage has set them on a road of murderous intent. They want to kill American citizens because we do not believe in Allah.
All Muslims should be rejected from entry into America because the Qur’an, Sharia law and the Hadith require complete submission to Islam and Islamic law runs in opposition to our Constitution. All Muslims residing in the United States who will not commit to putting the Constitution of the United States ahead of Sharia law should be returned to an appropriate Qur’an-believing nation that is dominated by Sharia Law. It is best for them; it is best for us. They cannot reject Sharia law without rejecting their Muslim faith. They will not do that — nor should they be asked. To believe in their faith, they must reject the Constitution of the United States.
It appears the liberal progressive media has been conditioned to believe their stories are more important than the lives of the people who read them. Their liberal opinions are more important than truth or law. The media reacted as expected. They immediately attacked Trump for his uncaring, unconstitutional and “insane” attitude towards the peaceful people of the Middle East whose peaceful religious beliefs produce only a very small percentage of violent believers.
It only took two people to wipe out 14 lives of peace-loving Americans celebrating at a December 2, 2015 San Bernardino, CA party. The two Jihadists, one male and one female, seriously injured an additional 22 others. It only took a half-dozen violent believers in this peaceful religion to fly airplanes into the World Trade Center, killing 3,000 innocent Americans on 9/11/01. It took only one “peaceful” Muslim named Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army Major and psychiatrist, to shoot and kill 13 and injure 30 others at Fort Hood in Killeen, TX. As his attack against military personnel began, Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” but the Obama Administration refuses to name the attack terrorism. Instead, it was workplace violence.
There are from 5 to 8 million Muslims in America. If only 1 percent are Jihadists, that totals 50,000 potential terrorists with possible ties to ISIS. If 10 percent are Jihadists, that number increases to 500,000 potential terrorists. Trump is right to be concerned about the safety of Americans… especially women for whom Muslims have little or no regard.
We need to remember — and force our elected officials via the power of the ballot to remember — that though all Muslims are not terrorists, all terrorists are, thus far, Muslim.
Sharia law says all Muslims must commit and attest that the Qur’an is their life’s guiding principle. They must submit to Islam. They must submit to Islamic law – Sharia law. That is why immigrated Muslims do not integrate into the American system and why they begin demanding Sharia law from the time their feet touch American soil. They want prayer mats in airports (they got them). Muslim cab drivers want to be able to pick and choose which passengers are acceptable to them. They apply for jobs as truck drivers but do not want to deliver beer — though they knew their employer delivered beer when they applied for the job.
They must submit to Sharia law and its form of government – which is a subtle way of saying they want to overthrow the Constitution of the United States as the supreme law of the land. They run from the depravities and violence of their home countries and immediately want to implement the very laws that cause the depravation and violence they left behind.
Donald Trump is not only right according to American law. He is also right according to St. Augustine. Those who oppose him on this issue, seeking non-anger from the people over terrorist violence, are both immoral and unjust. After the media blow-up caused by Trump’s comments, prominent evangelist Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, stated:
“For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over.” Graham’s Facebook page continued: “Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, said yesterday that he disagrees – saying that ‘such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for.’ Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality.”
If you, like Paul Ryan and the rest of Congress, haven’t yet figured it out: We are at war. We didn’t declare it — would our Congress declare war on anyone? The Jihadist terrorists declared war against us. If you haven’t yet figured it out, it is impossible to fight a war on the homeland of an offender without a homeland. The Caliphate (ISIL, as Obama prefers to reference the terrorist Muslims and their Caliphate) has land, but it hasn’t declared war on us. Only Jihadists have declared war; they are the ones who chant “Death to America” in the streets of Islamic population centers worldwide. And to make sure Congress, the media and the current Administration understand it: non-citizens do not have constitutional rights.
The statement “Not all Muslims are Jihadists but all Jihadists are Muslims” truly has significant meaning when viewed in this context. To them, life has no meaning. If your standard of living was as miserable as theirs, you might feel the same way. How miserable must the life of a woman be if she will gladly and willingly strap bombs on one of her children and tell him or her to go blow themselves up someplace where it will kill a lot of non-believers?
Sunni Muslims versus Shiite Muslims versus Kurd Muslims… they have been at war with one another since the death of Mohammed and arguments about who should run Islam arose.
All of the politicians running for the Presidency want to provide solutions to the ongoing battles of the Middle East but you don’t solve a war of several hundred years with a band-aid. It doesn’t seem to have dawned on anyone, but as long as they had leaders in power we in America would term tyrants, those leaders seemed to keep the various tribes from killing one another — and others around the world.
Perhaps it takes a Saddam Hussein of Iraq or a Muammar Gaddafi of Libya to keep Muslims from killing one another and protects the rest of the world from the violence that is so much of life in the Middle East.
Perhaps we should get rid of the Muslims who have immigrated to the United States and send them home to the violent social scenes they understand. Perhaps we should let the Middle East solve its own problems while we develop our own oil and gas resources and become a world exporter of the very products that have made the Middle East an important part of international commerce. Bring the price of oil down, down, down and kill the income stream that funds ISIS. Bankrupt them.
There is an answer… but it does not involve the Bush concept of nation building. These people are not temperamentally suited to freedom. They are too filled with hatred. Freedom requires discipline.
That’s not intended as an insult. As I watch the American people and their “give me something for nothing” socialist attitudes, I often think the same is true of about 45 percent of our people: They have insufficient discipline for freedom. Islam understands the discipline required for violence, not the discipline required for freedom.
Donald Trump, it appears, understands both.
© 2015 Marilyn M. Barnewall – All Rights Reserved
Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.
Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for News With Views, World Net Daily, Canada Free Press, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in the World.
Web site: http://marilynwrites.blogspot.com