If you have an ounce of compassion within you, the stories are heart-rending.
In fact, I remember when non-Jewish Africans first started coming to Israel.
Picture starving, exhausted, ragged people at the Egyptian-Israeli border. Now picture Egyptian soldiers verbally and physically abusing those same people.
That was the feeling of the Israeli soldiers who allowed these pitiable migrants entry into Israel. A Jew can’t stand such a sight. The instinct is to just let them in, just give them refuge from their tormentors.
And now Israel faces a serious problem with these same “victims.”
(And yes, I realize that many of these illegals also got across the border in other sneakier ways and that some of the soldiers allowed them entry in exchange for bribes and not out of compassion.)
They have brought into the country a 100% fatal incurable disease that is common in their countries of origin due to their illicit behavior. They have assaulted little girls, terrorized the neighborhoods in which they’ve settled, spewed Jew-hatred (many of the illegals are at least nominally Muslim), and commit all sorts of crimes. INN once reported on how two drunken Africans urinated on the steps of a shul and when a little old Jewish man told them to stop, they assaulted him.
My Country T'is of Thee
I remember when immigrants to the USA were better than the average American. Out of gratitude for where they now lived in contrast to where they came from, they were more patriotic, more appreciative of American liberties, more driven to succeed, and more civics-knowledgeable (because they needed to pass a rigorous test for citizenship that most born Americans could not pass). In other words, they were exemplary Americans.
In England, you used to encounter doctors from Third World countries who were better doctors with a better bedside manner than their British counterparts. They needed to prove themselves – and they did.
While immigration has always brought in undesirables – alcoholics and criminals and the diseased – regulated immigration managed to cut down on that quite nicely and for awhile, immigrants tended to make a positive addition to America.
Today, immigrants don’t necessarily come to embrace the values of their adopted country. Some do, of course. But many don’t.
Liberals tend to believe in a dangerous fantasy called “universal values.”
There are universal values, of course. They’re called “The 7 Mitzvot Bnei Noach.” But not everyone cares about them.
Of course, many immigrants and refugees come because they don’t like to live in abject poverty with no chance of any kind of upward mobility. They don’t like dealing with their completely corrupt police force. They don’t like the gangs/rebels/militants who roam their cities. They don’t like to be randomly massacred by the thousands.
The problem is, they don’t necessarily care if YOU live in abject poverty with no chance of any kind of upward mobility, if YOU have to deal gangs/rebels/militants, or if YOU get randomly massacred. They want to have a better material lifestyle and most don’t seem to care how they get it or if their demands will end up eventually crashing their adopted country.
For example, the Syrians have been receiving a lot of press recently.
Syrians are mostly Muslim Arabs. (And even if they aren’t Muslim, believe me, they are much closer to the Arab mentality than anything else they might proclaim.) It’s highly likely that these Syrians find the following things to be completely normal:
- female genital mutilation
- honor killings
- marrying pre-teen girls
- the oppression of non-Muslims
- the total annihilation of Eretz Yisrael’s Jews
- discrimination against blacks
And even if they don't personally engage in the above, they may not necessarily object to those who do. In fact, they may even think these things are GOOD. Even more surprising to a lot of people, the Syrian women may think these things are good and proper.
Furthermore, instead of receiving favors and courtesies from non-Muslims with appreciation or reciprocation, people from Muslim societies often feel like they deserve these favors and courtesies, as if the non-Muslims owe them. They may feel they have a right or that it’s a sign of cleverness to exploit a non-Muslim's goodness and sense of fair play. Many of their accepted business practices and communication styles would be considered dishonest and deceitful in Western societies.
(And this kind of mentality can be found in many Third World non-Muslim societies.)
As far as Muslims go, these things are part of Islam. They are either permitted or mandated or at least actively encouraged by Sharia Law. (Although FGM is not directly commanded in the Koran, millions of Muslims around the world still consider FGM an important part of Islam.)
Case in Point: England
Muslims make up around 5% of England's population.
(To give you some perspective on how large “only” 5% is, Jews represent 0.5% of the British population.)
68% of British Muslims want the arrest and prosecution of those who insult Islam
51% of British Muslims do not refer to Britain as “my country.”
30% prefer to live under Sharia Law
30% say Israel has no right to exist
28% wish to see Britain as an Islamic state
20% believe that the 7/7 bombings were justified
7% agree that suicide bombings can be used against British citizens
7% admire organizations like Al-Qaeda that are prepared to fight against the West
800 – number of British Muslims serving in ISIS
600 – number of British Muslims serving in the British army
In South Africa, a survey of men (10% white) showed that a third of them - by their own admission had committed the worst kind of assault against a woman.
In Denmark, Somali immigrants commit crime 1000 times more than native Danes.
In France, 70% of Muslims said that suicide bombings can be justified (35% said that suicide bombings are always justified).
In Sweden, nearly 78% of all assaults on women are committed by 2% of the population – the Muslim population.
In East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi), one common belief is that all sorts of crimes (which involve trauma, maiming, and murder) against albinos can cure diseases and appease gods, with criminals specializing in bringing albinos or their body parts to the interested parties due to the large amount of money they earn from doing so.
In America, a rapidly growing number of crimes, particularly against women and children, are being committed by immigrants originating from south of America’s border. America is also absorbing a growing African and Middle Eastern population.
Good Bye, "Kind" World!
Yes, it’s heart-breaking to see suffering people abused at your border.
Yes, it’s heart-breaking to hear of desperate people sinking in a boat after being rejected by your country or to hear about South American "dreamers" getting maimed or killed riding cargo trains to your border.
Yes, it’s horrifying to hear about thousands of people being gassed or massacred in their native land.
But those same people may not feel nearly as bad about that same thing happening to you.
Just because people are impoverished, persecuted, and desperate does not mean that they are good or good for your country. Of course, it could be that they are good and that they are just bursting with appreciation for everything your country can give them, and that they can't wait to give back their own precious contribution to your wonderful country.
Or maybe they don't feel that way at all. In fact, they may be very bad.
And they may have no intention of changing once they get to your country.
Just Remember Who's Really in Charge
Finally, I remember years ago when I first heard that at the End of Days, Yishmael would rule the world for a certain time period, then Mashiach would come. At the time, I couldn’t get my head around that idea. Most Western armies were far superior to any of those in the Middle East and Western societies were so high-functioning. I couldn’t help noticing how all Yishmaelite nations were basically a mess (compared to Western nations, anyway) and couldn’t get their act together for anything. How would they conquer those protected by militaries and societies who were stronger, better, and smarter?
When Yishmael first started taking over Europe, I understood.
They would conquer the West by using their Yishmaelite culture and their birth rate. And by using the Liberal value system against its own.
Of course, many are reporting it as an intentional assault on the West.
And it is an assault - an assault that was predicted long ago by our Sages as part of the Redemption process.
And that's why it can't be stopped.