By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~
President Barack Obama continues pressing his agenda to increase Syrian refugee relocation in the U.S.
Opponents, fearing lax security screening opens our doors to Islamic extremist and criminal elements, act to delay the effort until a better vetting system can be implemented.
Opponents’ concerns are justified. Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe are on the rise; male Muslims believe the Koran is their passport to sexually attack non-Muslim women; most Muslim immigrants want shariah law imposed in host countries; welfare trusts created by wage-earning natives are being depleted rapidly by non-working Muslim immigrants having multiple wives with multiple children.
As parents in most European nations fail to produce the 2.1 children per family necessary to maintain native populations and Muslim immigrant parents reproduce at higher rates, it is clear demographics, within a few generations, will give voice to a large Muslim population.
While Obama’s Syrian refugee open door policy critics see what is occurring in Europe as a precursor of what his policy will do here, Obama does not. This presents him with a unique opportunity to show such critics their concerns are misplaced. He can personally demonstrate, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Obama feels it unfair to fear Muslim immigration. All right, then, show us!
The Obamas enjoy vacations. Michelle and her children sometimes even go without the president. Perhaps the first lady and daughters would consider vacationing in Ostersund, Sweden.
Located in northern Sweden on its fifth largest lake with mountains as a backdrop, Ostersund is known as “the Winter City,” catering to just about any activity on snow or ice. It is the kind of town “where you leave your doors unlocked and you walk about the streets at night without a worry.”
Sadly, that is no longer the case.
Police now warn people, especially women, not to walk alone at night. With a population of 45,000, Ostersund never experienced random attacks on women walking alone-until its demographics underwent change.
With refugees flooding asylum centers popping up all over the country, everything has changed. By March, violent crimes skyrocketed, including crimes of rape and attempted rape committed by men of “foreign appearance.” (Political correctness prevents police from identifying perpetrators’ ethnicity.)
Such sex crimes were previously unknown to Ostersund. But the police chief acknowledges his force is no longer able to protect women. He encourages them to change their behavior, only going out at night with others.
Ostersund is not alone suffering a deluge of sexual predators. In fact, today Sweden is known as the “rape capital of Europe.”
Overall, Muslim attackers were involved in 77 percent of Swedish rape cases-“a sexual assault epidemic by a misogynistic ideology.” It is estimated a Swedish woman’s rapist is four times likelier to be foreign born.
In a ridiculous effort to deter groping, Swedish police have distributed colorful plastic bracelets to young girls bearing the words, “Don’t touch me.”
In England, we hear about another ludicrous solution: all Muslim male immigrants should be taught not to rape by requiring them to attend gender equality training. The female member of Parliament proposing this solution says such training would need to be “sensitivity worked out and could be part of a nationwide campaign to help men and boys in general to look at gender equality in a different way.”
Last New Year’s Eve, coordinated sex attacks by Muslims occurred in at least twelve German states. They were described by a leading German feminist as “gang bangs” designed to terrorize women.
England and Wales have experienced a shocking statistic based on Muslim immigration. Of 1,602 Syrian refugees allowed into the country, more than 900 have been arrested for serious crimes in less than one year. This 56 percent crime rate puts enormous pressure on law enforcement and the court system, depleting budgets.
In 2014, only 105 Syrian refugees were resettled in the U.S.; another 1,682 resettled in 2015. An estimated 10,000 more will enter in 2016. These are in addition to 75,000 refugees from other countries being delivered to U.S. towns around the country-with drop-offs done in almost total secrecy.
If Muslim immigrant crime rates in England and Wales hold true in the U.S., we can expect enormous personnel and cost demands placed on law enforcement and our court systems. Demands may become so great, we find ourselves-like France did and Germany is now considering-declaring martial law.
Limited refugee resettlements in the U.S. so far have led to a 13-year-old girl being groped twice by a 22-year-old Muslim male at a public pool in Lowell, Massachusetts. Additionally, a five-year old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho, was raped by an Iraqi refugee boy as an older refugee filmed and coached the assault.
FBI Director James Comey warns hundreds of terrorists among Syrian refugees will infiltrate the U.S. as they have in Europe. He reports, “At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before” with future attacks being “an order of magnitude greater.”
Yet, Obama recently granted temporary amnesty to 8,000 Syrians in the U.S. illegally.
Czech President Milos Zeman urges his country’s borders be closed to immigration. Well aware that 18 deadly Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe during the last two years have claimed 443 victims, Zeman’s spokesman explained, “By accepting immigrants, we would create fertile ground for barbaric attacks.”
Additionally, citizens with legally-acquired arms are being encouraged to carry them in public.
If Obama is so certain non-Muslim women have nothing to fear from Muslim male refugees, he can demonstrate his confidence to us by sending Michelle and daughters to vacation in Ostersund, Sweden-sans their secret service escorts.
If Ostersund is too far, perhaps a visit to Lowell, Massachusetts, or Twin Falls, Idaho is in order.
Roman philosopher Cicero observed, “The safety of the people shall be the highest law.” Leaders like Zeman recognize this duty; leaders like Obama do not.
A version of this piece also appeared on http://www.theblaze.com/
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributor Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.), is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the U.S. invasion of Panama and the first Gulf war. He is the author of “Bare Feet, Iron Will–Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields,” “Living the Juche Lie: North Korea’s Kim Dynasty” and “Doomsday: Iran–The Clock is Ticking.” He frequently writes on foreign policy and defense issues.