For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:
TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION EDICT: OBSCURING THE LARGER ISSUE
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For anyone who believes that the US Constitution is not a Sharia-compliant document, the issue of largescale Muslim immigration to the US is a grave problem.
It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/02/fray-trumps-immigration-edict-obscuring-larger-issue.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20124
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-trumps-immigration-edict-obscuring-the-larger-issue/
ISRAEL’S VOICE: http://www.israelsvoice.org/2017/02/02/fray-trumps-immigration-edict-obscuring-larger-issue/
JEWISH PRESS: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fray-trumps-immigration-edict-obscuring-the-larger-issue/2017/02/05/
In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles. The United States cannot…admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law…[T]he United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation… -Executive Order, Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States, January 27, 2017.
About eight-in-ten Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan (82% each) endorse the stoning of people who commit adultery; 70% of Muslims in Jordan and 56% of Nigerian Muslims share this view. Muslims in Pakistan and Egypt are also the most supportive of whippings and cutting off of hands for crimes like theft and robbery; 82% in Pakistan and 77% in Egypt favor…this type of punishment…as do 65% of Muslims in Nigeria and 58% in Jordan. When asked about the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion, at least three-quarters of Muslims in Jordan (86%), Egypt (84%) and Pakistan (76%) say they would favor making it the law; in Nigeria, 51% of Muslims favor…it.– Pew Research Center, Global Attitudes & Trends, December 2, 2010.
In the tumultuous brouhaha that erupted over President Donald Trump’s Executive Order restricting immigration to the US, the larger, underlying issue involved has, to great measure, been obscured…This it both regrettable and perilous—for the issue is one of the utmost gravity, and impinges on no less than the very survival of Western civilization and the Judeo-Christian values, on which it is founded—and which made it so successful, and the countries that embraced it so attractive as a desired destination for those seeking greater liberty and/or enhanced material well-being…