Blood pressure alert: the New York Times
cheerfully reports an increase
in Muslim immigration over the last couple years, after a decrease following the jihadist attacks on 9/11.
But five years later, as the United States wrestles with questions of terrorism, civil liberties and immigration control, Muslims appear to be moving here again in surprising numbers, according to statistics compiled by the Department of Homeland Security and the Census Bureau. [...]In 2005, more people from Muslim countries became legal permanent United States residents 151 nearly 96,000 151 than in any year in the previous two decades. More than 40,000 of them were admitted last year, the highest annual number since the terrorist attacks, according to data on 22 countries provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
[More Muslims Arrive in U.S., After 9/11 Dip, New York Times, 9/9/06]
Note that Muslims are "moving" here, with no apparent extra scrutiny by immigration authorities who should be investigating these people up and down. One side of Washington`s mouth says we are at war with Islamofascism
, and the other continues to hand out diversity and other immigration visas to persons from unfriendly nations
The problem is Bush trying to have a war without having enemies. If we are really at war with Islamofascists, then we wouldn`t be welcoming immigrants from anti-western Islamic states.
Islamofascists make fine enemies, incidentally, since they propose a Stalinism in turbans
, aka the worldwide caliphate
, which would make previous totalitarian regimes seem like a day at the beach.