Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Danger of Porous Borders

Good fences make good neighbors, don't they?

The Danger of Porous Borders

France has become home to Muslim ghettos where polygamy is openly practiced and sharia law enforced in defiance of secular law. Muslim girls who reject arranged marriages or the wearing of headscarves are denounced as whores and risk gang rape. Normal citizens and even police fear entering crime-ridden outer suburbs of Paris and Marseille, where native French are mocked as “Gaulois” — aliens in their own land. Among the suspects in the July 7 bombings in the city some call Londonistan are a Somali, the son of an affluent Pakistani fish-and-chip shop owner and a Jamaican-born convert to Islam. They all attended the Finsbury Park mosque, inspired by the radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri. Courtesy of hundreds of thousands of pounds paid to him by British taxpayers as an asylum-seeker, for years he exhorted his disciples to jihad — and, unsurprisingly, some heeded the call. The filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was an outspoken critic of the treatment of women in some Muslim households, was murdered on the street by a Dutch-born Moroccan, and his killer left a note threatening more attacks in the name of radical Islam. As Michael Leaden of the American Enterprise Institute has noted, van Gogh’s murder “is a textbook case of what happens when a tolerant but confused society takes political correctness to its illogical extreme.” Along with terror, immigrants also have imported a growing problem of organized crime. In many European cities, the Albanian mafia is involved in trafficking sex slaves from Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus as well as in distributing heroin, cultivated in the poppy fields of Afghanistan and smuggled through former Soviet states. If what is happening in European democracies is indeed a textbook case of tolerance taken to a dangerous extreme, this is one Western paradigm that Russia must not imitate. The current government’s laxity in enforcing Russia’s laws and its failure to implement a national strategy of border protection amount to dereliction of duty.


At October 11, 2005 8:18 AM, Blogger ik said...

Chinese immigrants flood into the Russian Far East

At October 11, 2005 8:07 PM, Blogger John Sobieski said...

I read an article that with Russia's declining native populations and exploding Muslim populations along its border territories and satellites states, that pieces of Russia will be broken off relentlessly over this century. Great. Europe in a indigenous death spiral, disillusioned, doing drugs, living off the welfare state. Great.

At October 11, 2005 11:04 PM, Blogger PD111 said...

I would like to make a plea. If you are considering a donation for the Earthquake victims in Pakistan, do consider what happened the last time round. In Indonesia and Shri Lanka Christians were systematically discriminated.
From the Barnabus Fund


Last Saturday’s earthquake caused huge destruction and loss of life in northern Pakistan as well as neighbouring areas of India and Afghanistan. As generous international aid begins to arrive on the scene, Barnabas Fund is appealing for help with the knock-on effects of the earthquake on the Christian minority.

Christians are a despised minority in Pakistan and endure discrimination in many forms. In such a context, Christians are likely to be shunted to the end of the queue, as regards meeting their practical needs after a natural disaster. The December 2004 tsunami and the January 2001 Indian earthquake showed this happening in other contexts where anti-Christian discrimination is commonplace. When the USA attacked Afghanistan in late 2001, Afghan refugees streamed over the border to Pakistan – and took the jobs of the Pakistani Christians, leaving them destitute.

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, international director of Barnabas Fund, comments: “There is a link between persecution, discrimination and disasters. In time of disaster it is often Christian minorities who suffer the most, either because of neglect or because of deliberate discrimination. The Pakistan earthquake will have knock-on effects on Christian communities in the region; earthquake victims are likely to find help for themselves at the expense of the Christians. Therefore we need to be concerned for our Christian brothers and sisters at this time. Whilst they have not borne the brunt of the disaster, they will soon be feeling its effects in other ways.”
If you plan to donate, please consider making a contribution for the most persecuted minority in the world - Christians in muslim nations. In whatever little way we can, let us help them.


At October 12, 2005 9:12 AM, Blogger heather said...

Very well stated pd111

Brother Andrew of Open Doors would agree with everything you said.


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