Why should we admit ANY Muslim immigrants?

In an editorial today the Washington Times says :
The question Benedict poses to Muslims is this, is the God of Mohammed susceptible to reason? Or is Allah “not bound even by his own word,” as some Muslim scholars suggest? “Is the conviction that acting unreasonably [i.e. with violence and threats] contradicts God’s nature merely a Greek idea, or is it always and intrinsically true?” Before rapprochement can take place, Islam must decisively answer that question in the affirmative.

Someone please ask Tony Blankley, editorial page editor of the Times (e-mail him here): If the rapprochement that you say is necessary between Islam and the West hasn’t yet taken place and may never take place at all, given the tough standard you’ve required Islam to meet in order to effect such a raprochement, namely the renunciation of threats and violence, that means that Islam is currently in a conflict with the West that has no end in sight, a conflict that is indeed worsening by the day. Given these facts, why is the West continuing to admit Muslim immigrants? Why should it admit ANY Muslim immigrants? Your own logic leads to the inescapable conclusion that the immigration of Muslims into the West must be immediately halted.

The same issue of the Times has an article quoting the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s past statements on Islam that emphasize the complete incompatibilty of Islam with our society. Thus in a 1997 interview Ratzinger said:

Islam has a total organization of life that is completely different from ours; it embraces simply everything. There is a very marked subordination of woman to man; there is a very tightly knit criminal law, indeed, a law regulating all areas of life, that is opposed to our modern ideas about society. One has to have a clear understanding that it is not simply a denomination that can be included in the free realm of a pluralistic society.

Someone please ask the pope … well, you get the idea.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 20, 2006 12:52 PM | Send

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