Tags: Homeland Security | Immigration | War on Terrorism | muslim | immigration | europe | terror

Columnist: US Following Europe's Folly on Muslim Immigration

By    |   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 06:27 PM

If the United States does not take action to limit Muslim immigration in the near future, an increase in the number of domestic Islamic terrorist attacks is inevitable.

Ian Tuttle wrote on National Review Online that the same demographics that created the brutal terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris are at work in the U.S., and likely will have the same result.

"If we want to reduce the probability of a similar attack inside America’s borders, we should recognize France’s mistake, and reform immigration policies that simply do not add up," Tuttle wrote.

He notes that the number of Muslim immigrants moving to the U.S. has averaged 50,000-100,000 per year, and of the 2.75 million Muslims the Pew Research Center says are now living here, 1.7 million had permanent legal resident status by 2011.

And Pew's estimate may be low, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations estimating there are seven million Muslims in the country.

"Suggesting a correlation between the number of Muslims in the country and the incidence of radicalism is, of course, considered insensitive, if not downright 'Islamophobic,' Tuttle writes.

"But the only point here is a mathematical one: Whatever the percentage of Muslims who support or would ever consider supporting jihadism, the raw number obviously increases along with the total number of Muslims."

Pew estimated in 2011 that the Muslim population of Europe would grow from over 44 million in 2010 to over 58 million by 2030, while the U.S. Muslim population would grow from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million by 2030.

France's Muslim population makes up 6.5 million of the country's 66 million total population, or nearly 10 percent, the Gatestone Institute reported to the Washington Times.

That second generation Muslims in America can be radicalized is tragically obvious, Tuttle notes, considering the second generation terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan who killed 13 and wounded 30 at Fort Hood, Texas, and the Charlie Hebdo murderers, all French citizens.

"Radicalism seems to ferment as much, if not more so, among first-generation Westerners as among their immigrant parents. Which means that massive Muslim immigration may have few visible repercussions today, but a great many tomorrow," Tuttle wrote in the National Review.

"The most obvious prophylactic would be to simply reduce the numbers of immigrants permitted from Muslim-majority countries. Reducing the numbers of immigrants from those countries allowed into the U.S. would reduce opportunities for many good, hard-working folk, yes, but it would almost certainly reduce the number of radical Islamists entering the country as well, making it much more difficult for those so inclined to wreak havoc within our borders, or to entrap the young and impressionable," Tuttle wrote.

However, he noted, "The current administration’s policies toward illegal immigrants are likely only to further inundate an already overwhelmed system.

"If we want to reduce the probability of a similar attack inside America’s borders, we should recognize France’s mistake, and reform immigration policies that simply do not add up."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
US
If the United States does not take action to limit Muslim immigration in the near future, an increase in the number of domestic Islamic terrorist attacks is inevitable.
muslim, immigration, europe, terror
493
2015-27-14
Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 06:27 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved