As I have often said, Europe and the United States are on the same road to Sharia, but Europe is a few steps ahead of the USA. What happens is Europe will eventually happen here.
Europe is the canary in our coal mine. The big question is how we will respond to the cautionary example provided by the Europeans. Those who belong to what Conservative Swede calls the “pass the popcorn” school of Europhobia may indulge their schadenfreude when Europe descends into chaos, but they ignore at their peril the systemic conditions right here in the USA that are propelling us into a similar crisis.
In Europe — even in Sweden! — there are officially recognized mainstream political parties that oppose Islamization. The Lega Nord, Partij Voor De Vrijheid, Vlaams Belang, the BNP, the Front National, Sverigedemokraterna, the FPÖ, Dansk Folkeparti — most European countries provide a recognizable alternative for voters who support their countries’ traditional identity and values and oppose mass immigration.
But not in my country. In America we have no such alternative. Both major political parties support open borders and amnesty for illegal immigrants. Small parties that oppose mass immigration are at best marginal and will take decades to have any significant electoral success. Every election sees the Democrats and the Republicans put the more or less the same multicultural plank into their platforms, even as opinion polls show that voters overwhelmingly oppose our current immigration policies.
If I were in Denmark, I could vote Dansk Folkeparti to register my opposition to mass immigration, and a substantial number of members of my chosen party would take seats in Parliament and become cabinet ministers.
But in the USA I have no such option. I can vote for Tweedledum or Tweedledee for president, but I can’t vote for someone who will make any changes in the right direction and who has a even a slight chance of being elected.
There are exceptions, of course, at the local and Congressional level. I’m fortunate to be in the 5th District of Virginia, so I am represented in Congress by the Hon. Virgil Goode, who is a staunch opponent of open borders.
One of his anti-immigration colleagues in the House of Representatives is the Hon. Tom Tancredo of Colorado. Mr. Tancredo has not let the lessons of Europe pass unnoticed. In the wake of the recent codification of Sharia as an officially recognized part of British law, he has gone so far as to propose legislation to prevent the imposition of Sharia in this country.
According to Rep. Tancredo’s website:
Tancredo Proposes Anti-Sharia Measure in Wake of U.K. Certification of Islamic Courts
“Jihad Prevention Act” would deny U.S. visas to advocates of ‘Sharia’ law, expel Islamists already here
( WASHINGTON, DC ) — Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally binding in civil cases in the United Kingdom, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United States from a similar fate.
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According to recent news reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen major cities in the U.K. have been empowered under British law to adjudicate a wide variety of legal cases ranging from divorces and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.
“This is a case where truth is truly stranger than fiction,” said Tancredo. “Today the British people are learning a hard lesson about the consequences of massive, unrestricted immigration.”
Sharia law, favored by Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for brutal punishment — such as the stoning of women who are accused of adultery or have children out of wedlock, cutting off the hands of petty thieves and lashings for the casual consumption of alcohol. Under Sharia law, a woman is often required to provide numerous witnesses to prove rape allegations against an assailant — a near impossible task.
“When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims, you are also importing their radical ideology — an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of western democracy — such as gender equality, pluralism, and individual liberty,” said Tancredo. “The best way to safeguard America against the importation of the destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first place.”
Tancredo’s bill, dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” would bar the entry of foreign nationals who advocate Sharia law. In addition, the legislation would make the advocacy of Sharia law by radical Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense.
Tancredo pointed to the results of a recent poll conducted by the Centre for Social Cohesion as evidence that the U.S. should act to prevent the situation in Great Britain from replicating itself here in the United States. The poll found that some 40 percent of Muslim students in the United Kingdom support the introduction of Sharia law there, and 33 percent support the imposition of an Islamic Sharia-based government worldwide.
“We need to send a clear message that the only law we recognize here in America is the U.S. Constitution and the laws passed by our democratically elected representatives,” concluded Tancredo. “If you aren’t comfortable with that concept, you aren’t welcome in the United States.”
According to some of the CAIR-sponsored legislation now being proposed in Congress, Tom Tancredo’s words would constitute a defamation of Islam and be a form of hate speech.
We’ll just have to hope that he has Congressional immunity.
Hat tip: no2liberals.