Hijra, or jihad by emigration, is a fundamental tenet of Islam hearkening back to the earliest days of Mohammed’s war to establish hegemony over the cities of southwest Arabia. The most notable Hijra was the flight of Mohammed from Mecca to the largely Jewish city of Yathrib, now the completely Muslim city of Medina.
While the story of how Yathrib came to be Medina is too long to recount here, suffice it to say that by fleeing the city of Mecca, where they appeared to be in danger of being eliminated, and appearing at Yathrib as refugees, Mohammed and his small band of adherents were able to reform the Arab Muslim clans, gain new adherents and replace the population and leadership of Yathrib with the Muslims who became the army necessary to reclaim Mecca and eventually spread Islam throughout the world.
It should, because on Monday the State Department admitted 225 Syrian Muslim “refugees”, setting a single-day record, and on Tuesday a further 80 were admitted.
As our friend Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times put it, "the spike is stunning, with more people accepted Monday alone than in the entire months of January or February.”
As Dinen noted, Obama has promised to accept 10,000 refugees from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. As of Tuesday evening, the administration had approved 2,540 — an average of about 10 applications a day.
Less than 1 percent of these “refugees” are Christians, whose oppression is well documented, according to Dinen 97 percent are Sunni Muslims, the same Sunni Muslim who form the Taliban, al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
Obama claims that these “refugees” can be properly investigated and those with terrorist or radical associations can be screened out, but this has proven to be at best wishful thinking and at worst an outright lie of the same sort that Obama and his appointees have been caught in time and time again.
More to the point, Senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions last year identified over 70 immigrants from Muslim majority countries that had been arrested for terrorism-related offenses.
And in January, Iraqi-born Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, who was living in Syria when he was admitted as a refugee in 2012 was arrested on terrorism charges – and he’s not among the 75 identified by Cruz and Sessions, having been arrested after they issued their report.
But in a bit of hairsplitting that only a “it depends on the meaning is” Democrat could do, the State Department counts Younis Al-Jayab as part of its Iraqi refugee program, not the Syrian refugee program.
In a rational world this dangerous piece of Obama’s plan to fundamentally transform America by importing jihad into our country would be stopped cold by a Republican majority in Congress.
But this is not a rational world, this is a world run by the personal whim of arrogant Washington insiders, chief among them being Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
Ryan has made increasing Muslim immigration to America his special project and has steadfastly fought any attempts by conservatives to slow or stop what a large majority of American believe is an existential threat to constitutional liberty.
Ryan, as many conservatives demanded, could have included a defund in the must-pass Omnibus that would have effectively ended or temporarily halted the program.
Instead, Ryan wrongly claimed that restricting Muslim immigration to America was “unconstitutional” and offered up a show vote on a standalone bill to address conservative concerns.
Ryan’s cynical ploy to keep funds flowing to the Syrian refugee threat was reminiscent of the ploy used by his mentor, former Speaker John Boehner, to keep the funds flowing to Obama’s “executive amnesty” for illegal aliens program.
In each case a standalone bill that would fix the problem was promised to divert conservatives from trying to force Republican leaders to include a defund provision in the must-pass year-end Omnibus.
And in each case the legislation duly passed the House only to predictably fall apart in the Senate when Democrats united to defend Obama’s dangerous immigration policies.
Vetting Syrian immigrants is even tougher than vetting Iraqis, security experts told Dinan, because at least in Iraq, the U.S. has a partnership with the government, has personnel on the ground and access to databases to review backgrounds.
In Syria, as last year’s defund debate made clear, the U.S. lacks all of those tools, meaning it may have to make judgments based on partial information, phony information or no information at all.
But Speaker Ryan knew all of that before he refused to include defunding Obama’s plan to bring jihad to America in the Omnibus. Speaker Ryan knew the Senate was never going to take up, let alone pass, the bill to force Obama to tighten security investigations of Muslim refugees, but rather than fulfill his oath to protect and defend the Constitution by defunding the program in the Omnibus he sided with Obama and gave him the money to bring 300,000 more existential threats to constitutional liberty to America.
If you want to end Paul Ryan’s arrogant partnership with Barack Obama to bring jihad to America there’s now an alternative to Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s First District – limited government constitutional conservative Paul Nehlen. To learn more about Paul Nehlen and his #DumpRyan campaign click this link to paulnehlen.com.
George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ.com. A veteran of over 300 political campaigns, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle and as spokesman for now-Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry. He has served as a staffmember or consultant to some of America’s most recognized conservative political figures. He is a member of American MENSA and studied international relations at Worcester College, Oxford. Rasley has studied Islamic culture for 40 years, lived and worked in a Muslim majority country, and traveled extensively in the Islamic world.