First, I must offer the obligatory, Western, guilt laden, apologetic. That is, it is obviously horrifying when anyone is displaced or damaged by war, chaos and violence. Refugees that are created within this process should be given assistance until that danger either passes or is eliminated. Having given you that obvious starting point for our conversation let’s move beyond that by adding reality to the compassion.
Being a refugee does not confer on the refugee a moral status. Refugees are no better nor worse than any other people. They do not have any inherently positive, nor negative, attributes. They are not more nor less violent than those that have created their refugee status. In fact, many refugees are merely the losing side in a conflict; a conflict in which they have been, directly or indirectly, a participant. They maintain political, cultural and/or religious norms that move with them. These norms, when transplanted, are often not yielded within the environment that has provided them shelter and can take root as a metastasizing of the original disease.
This generic thought is even more specifically true as we watch the hundreds of thousands (probably millions) of mostly Islamic refugees beating down the gates of Europe. The German people, still trying to convince the world that they are not Nazis, have welcomed these refugees with reception groups and festivals. They are expecting close to a million more “new Germans” in the coming year. It was dubious that Germany or Europe could have survived before these hordes crashed their borders. It is now guaranteed if this continues that they will be destroyed. Destruction will not be a physical destruction. It will be, in all likelihood, a displacement. If you remember the movie The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, everything will look the same but it will actually be totally changed.
This is no longer just a refugee crisis. This is a hijrah. Hijrah is the Islamic doctrine of migration, which is a form of stealth jihad. To emigrate in the cause of Allah – that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there, is considered in Islam to be a highly meritorious act. The following Quranic text can be cited, “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance…And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful” (Quran 4:100). Clare Lopez, a senior Middle East analyst for the Center for Security Policy offered, “Today, it is the nation-state system and any concept of national sovereignty that is under concerted attack by the forces of the global jihad movement…Jihad is not only a violent phenomenon but can be pursued by many other means, including hijra.”
Islam has long dreamed of conquering Europe. Charles Martel stopped their advance in 733 A.D. at the Battle of Tours. Again, in 1683, Islamic invasion was thwarted at the Gates of Vienna. This occurred on September 11. That this month and day have come back to haunt us is not coincidental. This dream within Islam has never ended…nor could it. The rise of ISIS and its intent of creating a new Caliphate has reenergized the effort to bring Europe under Islamic control. Using refugees, either by manipulation or through their cooperative involvement, is a tactic that ISIS could, and is, utilizing.
Modern Islamic terrorists groups have long positioned themselves within civilian populations making their positions nearly invulnerable. They used the enemy’s moral values against them. A Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 trained ISIS gunmen have already been smuggled into Europe – hidden among refugees. They are using Europe’s moral values against them. Moral values cannot be applied in a manner that allows for the destruction of those moral values.
If the death of Europe does not occur by hijra (which I believe it will) then the violence of ISIS will surely fulfill that persistent Islamic dream. The mass entrance of Islamic refugees into Europe must not be allowed to continue. Five of the wealthiest Muslim countries have taken no refugees in at all, arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of terrorism. Although the oil rich countries have handed over aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined. This is an Islamic problem. It must have Islamic solutions. It must not continue to be Europe’s burden.
Whether this is a tactic of ISIS within a fulfillment of hijra or merely the incidental benefit of the chaos of a culture with no essential stability, hardly matters at all; it must be stopped. If Europe continues to open its doors to these refugees then Islamic jihadists will continue to create them. To end the refugee “crisis” put the burden on the Islamic nations…the “crisis” will end very quickly. This is the only moral solution to the problem.