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2012: Rick Perry Ally Wants to Bar Muslims from Naturalization

5 August 2011 General 19 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
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2012: Rick Perry Ally Wants to Bar Muslims from Naturalization

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This weekend, Gov. Rick Perry will host a mass Christian prayer rally in his home state of Texas. The principal sponsor of the rally, the American Family Association, has a truly vile record on immigration issues. The Association’s principal spokesperson on policy issues, Bryan Fischer, says that Muslims should be barred from becoming naturalized citizens because, he says, Islam requires Muslims to kill Christian Americans.

Fischer has hosted a number of Republican presidential hopefuls, including Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty, on his powerful “policy” radio broadcast that is heard nationally. His tarring of all Muslims as destructive of America has not dissuaded Perry and others from seeking Fischer’s favor. For instance, this rant by Fischer was deemed beyond the pale by Republican leaders:

We allow unrestricted Muslim immigration into the United States. We are welcoming to our shores, welcoming to our borders, men who are determined to destroy us. They’ve said it themselves, it’s in their own writings, it’s in their own words; they’re out to eliminate and destroy western civilization. It’s just absolute folly to invite that kind of toxic cancer into our culture, but that’s what we’re doing every single day.

Fischer has said that Muslim immigrants are not protected by the First Amendment. Fisher says there should be  “no more mosques, period” because “each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government.”

Fischer says that Muslim’s should be ineligible to enter the U.S. and that those who are already here should be deported:

[T]he most compassionate thing we can do for Americans is to bring a halt to the immigration of Muslims into the U.S. This will protect our national security and preserve our national identity, culture, ideals and values. Muslims, by custom and religion, are simply unwilling to integrate into cultures with Western values and it is folly to pretend otherwise. In fact, they remain dedicated to subjecting all of America to sharia law and are working ceaselessly until that day of Islamic imposition comes.

The most compassionate thing we can do for Muslims who have already immigrated here is to help repatriate them back to Muslim countries, where they can live in a culture which shares their values, a place where they can once again be at home, surrounded by people who cherish their deeply held ideals. Why force them to chafe against the freedom, liberty and civil rights we cherish in the West?

In other words, simple Judeo-Christian compassion dictates a restriction and repatriation policy with regard to Muslim immigration into the U.S.

Fischer was a harsh critic of evangelicals who endorsed immigration reform as a way of showing compassion to the undocumented. Ladst year he wrote this in The Hill:

But upholding the law is not mistreatment. We do no wrong to the shoplifter by holding him accountable for his behavior. In fact, enforcing the law is the way government shows compassion for victims of crime. Compassion is misdirected if it is targeted toward lawbreakers rather than victims.

Where is the compassion for the residents of Arizona who are forced to cope with drug smuggling, drug-related violence, human trafficking, home invasions, kidnappings and $2.7 billion in annual costs imposed on them by illegals for education, welfare, law enforcement and healthcare?

There’s no way around the fact that my evangelical friends want to reward aliens who break the law.

We should instead deal with the 12 to 20 million illegals currently in the country through attrition, by making access to any taxpayer-funded resource — whether education, welfare or healthcare — contingent upon proof of legal residency.

Once illegals realize they will be sent home the moment they come to the attention of any government agency or any branch of law enforcement, they will immediately stop being a drain on taxpayer resources and will be the most law-abiding residents we have.

Rigorous use of the E-Verify system will dry up the job market for illegals, once again creating incentives for them to self-deport.

Enforcing our immigration policy need not break up families. The president sent spouses and children along when he deported the Russian spies, and we can do the same with every illegal alien. We do not want to separate husbands from wives, or children from parents, so our policy should be to repatriate entire families together to preserve family integrity.

If a member of a family has the legal right to remain in the U.S., he of course should be allowed to exercise that right. But then the family itself would be responsible for dissolving the family unit, not the United States.

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  1. %^(&(!$@&#^! GRRRR!!! SPITTTT!!!! Of all the paternalistic xenophobic craptacular nonsense!!!!!!

    SERIOUSLY!?!?! “The most compassionate thing we can do for Muslims who have already immigrated here is to help repatriate them back to Muslim countries, where they can live in a culture which shares their values, a place where they can once again be at home, surrounded by people who cherish their deeply held ideals. Why force them to chafe against the freedom, liberty and civil rights we cherish in the West?”

    I can’t even respond intelligently to this kind of inanity. Go ahead and try to deport me for my faith and I will show you the meaning of the constitution!

  2. This Bryan Fischer is the most unAmerican individual I’ve ever heard. This is outrageous and unacceptable. This kind of divisive talk is creating turmoil in this nation that is going to lead to inciting violence. It is time for this vocal minority of right-wing bigots to be put in their place. It is awful to see the Republican Party held hostage to these extremists.

  3. Rick Perry is an idiot ,why the heck they vote for him as a governor.You know we have Muslim that are serving our country and applying for citizenship is he going to stop them to become a naturalize citizen because of his ignorance(Gov.R.Perry)

  4. It isn’t Islamophobia if they are really trying to kill you!

  5. There is no right to become a citizen of the US and people have been barred from becoming citizens or even entering the US for ideological reasons.It should be obvious that if a person does not believe in freedom,liberty and equality they should not come here.If you share the values of this country which include free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and equality. Then you are welcome here whatever your religion.

  6. I don’t get it, does this guy know that Islam is the fastest growing faith (by converts) in his country?

    Does he know that the first Muslim was an European convert, in 1913 and that Islam began to spread since then?

    What ignorance.

    “There is no right to become a citizen of the US and people have been barred from becoming citizens or even entering the US for ideological reasons.It should be obvious that if a person does not believe in freedom,liberty and equality they should not come here.If you share the values of this country which include free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and equality. Then you are welcome here whatever your religion.”

    90% of Christians and Jews would not be living the USA then, since according to their religious beliefs, such things should not exist.

    THere’s a big difference between having a belief and RESPECTING a belief. That is what the majority of American’s do, they respect the laws and are obliged to follow them. Yet their not kicked out of the country.

  7. F***ing extremist christian

  8. I am a 7 generation American that can trace our family to slavery in Mississippi. As a Muslim from Detroit where should I be deported to. I know the home of these anti muslim fools. As a Marine vet these nitwits are a pack of loons.

  9. As a convert to Islam, all I can say is may Allah open the hearts of all people who are bound in hate and who use the Christian, Jewish or Islamic faith to spew that hate anywhere. Islam respects all three Abrahamic religions and all their Prophets. May Allah help those hate-spewing Christian beings to actually learn the teachings of Jesus. The answer here is Love one another. God/Allah did not create the different religions for people to hate one another and fear what they did not know, he created them so that we could study and get to know the differences of one another beliefs while we stay in the Love. Do not bring up 9/11 before you bring up the Marine training that teaches all the young marines to kill the ragheads and before that it was kill the gooks, kill anything you do not understand, especially if you are after their natural resources. I am sure every action that is born of hate is a reason for sadness.

  10. Idiots.

  11. According to these bigots “Land of the Free” is only available to white Christians. it’s obvious that he doesn’t want any more brown skinned people with the way he is equating illegal immigrants exclusively with 1) Crime and 2) Mexico (all of his examples were from southwestern USA).

    Tell me right now how you plan to deport my parents, both Muslims, both served in the USAF from 1967 until retirement. Neither of which have ever had criminal charges.

    These people are in severe need of a US History and Civics class. High school level should be sufficient.

  12. I just want to know what is he doing to do with the Native American Muslims, if he says “deport them”?

    I am not native to the US, but I am native to Mexico. But I do not natives from the US tribes.

  13. Musilims that do not denounce Sharia Law, should not be allowed citizenship. Gov Perry is correct that when a religion that brings it’s own government into our government, we are allowing a conflict of interest. Strict Islamic religion commands that Sharia Law be superior to our constitution. Try moving to an Islamic country and not denouncing Christianity…

  14. [...] some radical evangelical Christian figures who are openly hostile to Islam, and have even, in one notable case, called for a ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. Perry also raised eyebrows in his decidedly [...]

  15. These Muslims call Rick Perry extremest?? And their bible calls for them to kill anyone who doesn’t believe the way they do?? That’s what I call extreme!! Our country was founded on OUR GOD not your Allah !! Satan tells people to kill not God !! You have no right to take another’s life because you are a radical. You have no right to come to America just to kill us.

  16. @ Hera..GO BACK HOME, Pathetic, undemocratic, unliberal, anti-freedom and oppressive Hera…PERHAPSE WE SHOULD DEPORT YOU, To where ever your family had to escape from, before settling in “free” america. Should we deport you to britain or ireland or scotland and many your family had to escape from italy mussolini or perhaps hitler germeny. But i’ll bet you one thing for sure, muslims will deport you first, before you deport them, guaranty…

    HeHeHe-Heeerrraaa Gooo Baaack Hooome

  17. My daughter is now Muslim but she is also American. Muslim is a religion not a race. I do not agree with what this man is trying to and I do not agree what this man is saying about Muslims, not all Muslims are bad. The problem with the Muslims is that there have been some bad Muslims that have made all of the Muslims look bad. It is the person not the religion that makes the person bad. I cannot comment any further, because what this man said was just rediculous.

    I am an American and proud to be an American but lately with the laws that we have in America today are rediculous. A few that I do not agree with is the fact you can send a person to fight for their country at 18, they changed the consent age to 16, but you cannot drink until your 21. Does that seem fair?

    Sherry

  18. [...] some radical evangelical Christian figures who are openly hostile to Islam, and have even, in one notable case, called for a ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. Perry also raised eyebrows in his decidedly [...]

  19. [...] and Perry hasn’t been too willing to discuss this part of his past. What he has been doing is employing rabid anti-Muslim ideologues similar to Romney’s choice of advisors and he – like Bachmann – is a Christian [...]

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