WASHINGTON, December 8, 2015 – Last Sunday, in a rare moment of clarity, President Obama acknowledged that Tashfeen Malik, wife of Syed Rizwan Farook, the Muslim couple that murdered 14 Californians in the name of Allah, came to America via an undiscriminating U.S. visa program.
Rather than speak to his administration’s plan to fix the flawed visa system, the president instead urged “high-tech and law enforcement leaders” to “make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice.”
He then trotted out an old familiar trope, saying ISIS “thugs and killers” are “a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world.”
And Americans were served a stern lecture regarding our responsibility “to reject discrimination” and “to reject religious tests on who we admit into the country.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the other hand, rejects the notion that Americans should stand quietly by while Washington’s bipartisan cabal blocks every attempt to secure the nation’s borders and more closely scrutinize those seeking residence here.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” he told a gathering of supporters, “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice, we have no choice.”
“According to Pew Research, among others, there is a great hatred toward Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from [the] Center for Security Policy released data showing 25 percent of those polled agree that violence against Americans (that’s the people that are here, by the way)… in the United States is justified as part… of the global jihad.”
“We could be politically correct, and we can be stupid, but it’s going to get worse and worse, until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangers this threat imposes. Our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad.”
In other words, our ability to make distinctions is what separates us from the animals. Discriminating between life and death, right and wrong, open or secure borders are choices presented us by political candidates come election time. And the very act of choosing one representative over another is a flagrant act of “discrimination.”
A fact Jeb Bush will soon discover.
It is Trump’s contention – and not an unreasonable one – that until our government proves its immigration policies can more accurately vet those seeking entry to our shores, a moratorium on Muslim immigration must be implemented.
Had Trump’s policy been enacted after 9/11, Tashfeen Malik (pictured above) would not have entered the United States, giving 14 California families something to celebrate this Christmas.